"But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves."--2 Peter 2:1. Peter's second letter addressing much of which addresses what will be happening in the days leading up to Christ's return. Among these things, false teachers and prophets would arise. The false teachers and prophets would bring upon themselves swift destruction because they exploit people with their "false words" (2 Peter 2:3). But 2 Peter 2 says that the godly will be rescued such men, which is a note of encouragement for the godly. We must remain alert and be aware of these false teachers and false prophets. This is a scary thought for me and I believe this is one of many reasons we need to realize the importance of knowing our Bible in todays day and age to guard against the false prophets and false teachers.
False prophets and false teachers. Too often we forget that most of the New Testament was written to the church and not the lost. The New Testament tells us how to save the lost but the things written on its pages can equip us to guard against the false teachers that are running rampant in the world and unfortunately, in the church.
False prophets and false teachers. There are a number of issues facing God's people within our own numbers that are dividing the brethren and incorrect views on these issues are being spread and promoted by some of these modern day false prophets and false teachers.
False prophets and false teachers. So how do we guard ourselves against these false teachings that are going around in our numbers? Well one solution is found in the verses found at the end of 1 Peter. 2 Peter 1:19-21 tells us we will do well to pay attention to the "prophetic word" and that no "prophecy or Scripture was a matter of one's interpretation" but men spoke from God as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. This is how we know we can trust the Bible is because it is from God, not from man. Cf. 2 Timothy 3:16.
False prophets and false teachers. Finally, to guard ourselves 1 John 4:1 tells us to test the spirits to see if they are from God for the same reason, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
This is just something that we need to be aware of so I pray you will remain true to the Scriptures and as we are told in 2 Peter 1:19-21, we will do well to pay attention to the prophetic word handed down to us as to "a lamp shining in a dark place."
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