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False Teachers

Colin Smith at The Gospel Coalition has made a list identifying ‘7 Traits of False Teachers:’

 

“There were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you.” (2 Peter 2:1)

There are no “ifs, ands, or buts” in Peter’s words. It’s a clear and definite statement. There were false prophets among the people (of Israel in the Old Testament). That’s a matter of history.

False prophets were a constant problem in the Old Testament, and those who falsely claimed to be prophets of God were to be stoned. The people rarely had the will to deal with them, so they multiplied, causing disaster to the spiritual life of God’s people.

In the same way Peter says, “There will be false teachers among you.” Notice the words “among you.” Peter is writing to the church and says, “There will be false prophets among you.” So he is not talking about New Age people on television. He is talking about people in the local church, members of a local congregation.”

 

Read the entire list right here.

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  1. March 28, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

  2. March 29, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I think Deuteronomy 13 sheds an interesting light on the role of false prophets in the lives of God’s people.

    • March 30, 2013 at 5:27 am

      Thanks for following and commenting brother.

      I do agree with you. Blessings.

  3. March 29, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks

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