According to the apostle Paul, the presence of false prophets and false teachers within the church is an unavoidable evil with which God's people will have to deal until Jesus returns, banishes sin forever, and reigns with his people (see Rev 21:8). Before leaving Ephesus, Paul warned the elders of the church there about fierce … Continue reading Beware of False Prophets
How should we respond to and apply passages in Scripture that clearly refer to false teachers? Especially those false teachers who, like the ones in 2 Peter 2:1-22, once knew the truth, yet chose to forsake it (2 Peter 2:21)? Certainly, the obvious applications come to mind: stay away from these kinds of false teachers; … Continue reading Blots and Blemishes: How Should Christians Apply 2 Peter 2:1-22?