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“Watch Out for the False Teachers”
 
Please read the following verses
 
2 Peter 2:1-10
1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them — bringing swift destruction on themselves.
2 Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.
3 In their greed, these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
 
4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment;
5 if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others;
6 if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;
7 and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men 8 (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)—
9 if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.
10 This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority.
Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings;
 
Who are false teachers?
They can be anyone.
 
They can be male and female.
False teachers generally teach some truth, then wander from the Biblical truth.
 
Their arguments sound convincing.
So how do I prevent listening to false teachers?
 
One must study, learn and know Biblical truth.
That way, if something is taught that is not biblical, you will know it.
 
You may have heard, people who work in banks and such are taught to know when a bill is counterfeit.
The way they train is by using real money.
They know what real money looks like and feels like.
 
May we do the same.
Let us be in the Word of God so that false teaching sticks out like a sore thumb.

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