Because being obedient to God’s Word concerning the many warnings against false teachers is not an option, I am sharing three links to help you remember the great importance of this issue.
|J.C. Ryle Quotes|
J.C. Ryle’s Eight Symptoms of False Teachers*
1. There is an undeniable zeal in some teachers of error–their “earnestness” makes many people think they must be right.
2. There is a great appearance of learning and theological knowledge–many think that such clever and intellectual men must surely be safe to listen to.
3. There is a general tendency to completely free and independent thinking today–many like to prove their independence of judgment by believing the newest ideas, which are nothing but novelties.
4. There is a wide-spread desire to appear kind, loving, and open-minded–many seem half-ashamed to say that anybody can be wrong or is a false teacher.
How would you recognize counterfeit Christianity? Seven Traits of False Teachers
In 2 Peter 1 we read about genuine believers. And in 2 Peter 2 we read about counterfeit believers. If you put these chapters side by side you will see the difference between authentic and counterfeit believers.
And also from J.C. Ryle, The Best Safeguard Against False Teaching.
“What is the best safe-guard against false teaching? Beyond all doubt the regular study of the word of God, with prayer for the teaching of the Holy Spirit.”
May God have mercy on us, lest we may fall into deception.
*Via Tim Challies