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False religious teacher will often promote Jesus and/or the Bible. However there are some warnings that one can look for if they are wondering if their church and/or leaders are promoting a false ...

False religious teacher will often promote Jesus and/or the Bible. However there are some warnings that one can look for if they are wondering if their church and/or leaders are promoting a false gospel

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4 characteristics of false teachers 4 characteristics of false teachers Presentation Transcript

  • False Teachers4 Common characteristics
  • They Profess to bebelievers
  • They Profess to bebelievers 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
  • They Profess to bebelievers 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostle of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then , if his servants masquerades as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve. (NIV)
  • They Profess to bebelievers
  • They Profess to bebelievers Many Occult religions seem very much on the surface a very decent Christian religion and the members even pray to “Jesus.”
  • They Profess to bebelievers Many Occult religions seem very much on the surface a very decent Christian religion and the members even pray to “Jesus.” Christ Church of Science
  • They Profess to bebelievers Many Occult religions seem very much on the surface a very decent Christian religion and the members even pray to “Jesus.” Christ Church of Science Mormons
  • They Profess to bebelievers Many Occult religions seem very much on the surface a very decent Christian religion and the members even pray to “Jesus.” Christ Church of Science Mormons Jehovahs Witness
  • They Profess to bebelievers Many Occult religions seem very much on the surface a very decent Christian religion and the members even pray to “Jesus.” Christ Church of Science Mormons Jehovahs Witness Good News Mission (a cult I was involved with)
  • They Profess to bebelievers
  • They Profess to bebelievers However, there are many demons who have taken the name of Jesus and will masquerade themselves among other people and will deceive the members of such religions.
  • They Profess to bebelievers However, there are many demons who have taken the name of Jesus and will masquerade themselves among other people and will deceive the members of such religions. These groups are often known to claim to be the only “true” religion or the only “true” Gospel. Often they will use terminology that can include some of the following:
  • They Profess to bebelievers However, there are many demons who have taken the name of Jesus and will masquerade themselves among other people and will deceive the members of such religions. These groups are often known to claim to be the only “true” religion or the only “true” Gospel. Often they will use terminology that can include some of the following: Accept the pastor’s message
  • They Profess to bebelievers However, there are many demons who have taken the name of Jesus and will masquerade themselves among other people and will deceive the members of such religions. These groups are often known to claim to be the only “true” religion or the only “true” Gospel. Often they will use terminology that can include some of the following: Accept the pastor’s message throw out your own thoughts and embrace Jesus’
  • They Profess to bebelievers However, there are many demons who have taken the name of Jesus and will masquerade themselves among other people and will deceive the members of such religions. These groups are often known to claim to be the only “true” religion or the only “true” Gospel. Often they will use terminology that can include some of the following: Accept the pastor’s message throw out your own thoughts and embrace Jesus’ We can all believe the same things and have one heart
  • They Act in the Name ofJesus
  • They Act in the Name ofJesus Matthew 7:22
  • They Act in the Name ofJesus Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform miracles?’
  • They Act in the Name ofJesus
  • They Act in the Name ofJesus 2 Corinthians 11:23
  • They Act in the Name ofJesus 2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.)I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again.
  • They Act in the Name ofJesus
  • They Act in the Name ofJesus Often many of these groups will perform signs and wonders to convince people that they carry the message of Jesus.
  • They Act in the Name ofJesus Often many of these groups will perform signs and wonders to convince people that they carry the message of Jesus. When at Good News Mission they emphasized on different “divine” healing among their leader and other church members.
  • They Act in the Name ofJesus Often many of these groups will perform signs and wonders to convince people that they carry the message of Jesus. When at Good News Mission they emphasized on different “divine” healing among their leader and other church members. If members get sick/injured they usually refuse medical care though.
  • They Act in the Name ofJesus Often many of these groups will perform signs and wonders to convince people that they carry the message of Jesus. When at Good News Mission they emphasized on different “divine” healing among their leader and other church members. If members get sick/injured they usually refuse medical care though. T question this, they say that you do not have faith and God can heal o
  • False Teachers will havemany followers
  • False Teachers will havemany followers Matthew 24:11
  • False Teachers will havemany followers Matthew 24:11 and many false teachers will appear and deceive many people.
  • False Teachers will havemany followers
  • False Teachers will havemany followers 2 Peter 2:1-2
  • False Teachers will havemany followers 2 Peter 2:1-2 But there were also false prophets among people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them- bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.
  • False Teachers will havemany followers
  • False Teachers will havemany followers Many of these groups will have a strong network of people and churches that reach out to different parts of the world
  • False Teachers will havemany followers Many of these groups will have a strong network of people and churches that reach out to different parts of the world They usually discuss some “secret” or alternative way to salvation which includes ways outside of faith in Jesus. They will sometimes preach Jesus, but often what they ask if you have accepted includes the following:
  • False Teachers will havemany followers Many of these groups will have a strong network of people and churches that reach out to different parts of the world They usually discuss some “secret” or alternative way to salvation which includes ways outside of faith in Jesus. They will sometimes preach Jesus, but often what they ask if you have accepted includes the following: Accepting the “pastor’s” message
  • False Teachers will havemany followers Many of these groups will have a strong network of people and churches that reach out to different parts of the world They usually discuss some “secret” or alternative way to salvation which includes ways outside of faith in Jesus. They will sometimes preach Jesus, but often what they ask if you have accepted includes the following: Accepting the “pastor’s” message Denying all thoughts
  • False Teachers will havemany followers Many of these groups will have a strong network of people and churches that reach out to different parts of the world They usually discuss some “secret” or alternative way to salvation which includes ways outside of faith in Jesus. They will sometimes preach Jesus, but often what they ask if you have accepted includes the following: Accepting the “pastor’s” message Denying all thoughts They will often misinterpret the Bible
  • False Teachers will havemany followers Many of these groups will have a strong network of people and churches that reach out to different parts of the world They usually discuss some “secret” or alternative way to salvation which includes ways outside of faith in Jesus. They will sometimes preach Jesus, but often what they ask if you have accepted includes the following: Accepting the “pastor’s” message Denying all thoughts They will often misinterpret the Bible They often talk about how easy spirit filled life is, but it seems only easy for the leaders.
  • God’s Word is secondaryto experience
  • God’s Word is secondaryto experience Isaiah 8:20
  • God’s Word is secondaryto experience Isaiah 8:20 T the Law and to the testimony! If o they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn.
  • God’s Word is secondaryto experience
  • God’s Word is secondaryto experience 1 Corinthians 4:6
  • God’s Word is secondaryto experience 1 Corinthians 4:6 Now brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, “Do not go beyond what is written. Then you will not take pride in one man over against another.
  • God’s Word is secondaryto experience
  • God’s Word is secondaryto experience Often these groups will not be able to share much of their own personal testimony, or knowledge. Often times they will only be able to talk about what their “church” or their “pastor(s)” preach and their experiences.
  • God’s Word is secondaryto experience Often these groups will not be able to share much of their own personal testimony, or knowledge. Often times they will only be able to talk about what their “church” or their “pastor(s)” preach and their experiences. Often if you engage them in other topics or areas of the Bible that their group does not use much (if any)you can see their faith fall apart.
  • God’s Word is secondaryto experience Often these groups will not be able to share much of their own personal testimony, or knowledge. Often times they will only be able to talk about what their “church” or their “pastor(s)” preach and their experiences. Often if you engage them in other topics or areas of the Bible that their group does not use much (if any)you can see their faith fall apart. their response is to flee or say you need to abandon your thoughts
  • Conclusion
  • ConclusionWe must be careful as many false teachers will come about
  • ConclusionWe must be careful as many false teachers will come about2 Timothy 3:13-17
  • ConclusionWe must be careful as many false teachers will come about2 Timothy 3:13-17 But evil people and charlatans will go from bad to worse, deceiving others and being deceived themselves.  14You, however, must continue in the things you have learned and are confident about. You know who taught you  15and how from infancy you have known the holy writings, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.  16Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,  17that the person dedicated to God may be capable and equipped for every good work.
  • Conclusion Walking with God is both a theology and a practice. We use our knowledge of God and the things of God to walk the practical life of the spirit. If we know who we are in God we can defend against the attacks and “lies” of the enemy (and their false teachers)