Are False Teachers Among Us?

Listen to what the Bible Says: 1 Tim. 4:1-2 (NIV) “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.”

False Teachers Have Drifted From Their Faith

You mean to tell me that there will be those who used to believe the Bible are now teaching something different, that there are actually false teachers among us? That is exactly what is happening. That is exactly what the Bible says will happen just before His Second Coming. The shocking thing is that after they depart from the Truth, they won’t just be teaching what their own minds conjure up, they will be teaching what deceiving spirits and “demons” are putting in their minds. This is what the Bible says they will do.

These False Teachers think that they are teaching what God wants them to teach, but they are actually teaching what demons want them to teach. This is what is so sad. They are being deceived and they don’t even know it. They think that they are honoring God, but in actuality, they are slandering God and His work.

God Is Warning Us

God is warning us. Whenever we turn away from Him, the Holy Spirit will leave us and we will no long have a spiritual defense against demons. They will be free to deceive us and we won’t know the difference. This is frightening, but that is exactly what is happening right now.

These False Teachers Need Followers

But False Teachers will not be effective unless they have followers that are willing to listen to them. Listen to what 2 Timothy 4:3-4 says: “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” (NIV)

Welcome to the modern world. Multitudes simply do not want to hear the Truth. For some it seems too simple, that salvation must come through many good works. They believe that we must be “good enough” to get into heaven and that takes hard work. Others believe that since God is a God of Love, that everyone is going to get into heaven anyway, why try to believe what seems impossible to believe anyway? That God, Himself, had to die on the Cross so that we might be saved.

Still others have convinced themselves that since there is so much evil in the world, there simply cannot be a God who is in control of everything. Thus, it must be up to us to change the world to get rid of the evil. All these people have convinced themselves that a personal God simply cannot exist, so they seek out teachers who will tell them what they want to hear.

They Are Fulfilling Scripture

In other words, they are doing exactly what 2 Timothy 4:3 says: “to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.” And these False Teachers will gladly teach what they want to hear because it strokes their own egos. It gives them followers and makes them feel important.

These false teachers are in so-called Christian Churches that are everywhere. Some of them are actually growing with a growing number of followers. However, if you look at all of them, you see that most of them are losing members. People are realizing that there is more to life than what they now have. They are realizing that there must be a life after death. And if it is like so many TV shows are depicting, that the afterlife is not a very good one, they don’t want that.

People Are Seeking Out Evangelical Churches

So they are seeking out evangelical and charismatic churches because they offer a wonderful solution to their life after death. They realize that since they are going to die, they had better get right with God so that they can have a wonderful after-life experience.

I hope and pray that you are not one of these who only want to hear what you have already determined to believe in your own heart. I hope that you have not closed your mind to what the Bible is saying Are you one who believes: “if the Bible is NOT the Word of God, then I am fine.” If so, also ask yourself this: “If the Bible IS the Word of God, where does that leave me?” That is the eternal question. Where will you be IF the Bible is correct?

The Bible IS The Word of God

I sincerely believe that the Bible is correct and IS the Word of God. This has been proven time and time again. And since the majority of it has been proven to be correct, the rest of it must be also.

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