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For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will
gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.  II Timothy 4:3

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False Teachers and False Doctrine

Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ Matthew 7:22-23

Any time you discuss the subject of false teachers and false doctrine, you get people who like and or have followed the teacher and teachings of these people. They will say, "I have watched Benny Hinn for years and he has lead many people to the Lord and he preaches and teaches Jesus Christ." There are many Bible teachers including Benny Hinn who have been in ministry for years and many may have come to the Lord thru their ministry. However, this doesn't change the fact that some of the things they teach are wrong and not from the Bible. Many false teachers are teaching their listeners that we are "little gods." This is a LIE!!! There is only one, who is by nature God! and it is not us, because we don't have a divine nature, we have a fallen sin nature. As a fan of classic movies, I have seen many films where someone used poison to kill someone else. Did they sit the victim down and offer them a cup of arsenic?


No, they put a few drops of poison in a cup of tea or as the case was in the Cary Grant film "Arsenic and old lace" Grant's two maiden aunts added a small amount of arsenic to a decanter of elderberry wine. The reason is that it's almost impossible to detect the poison if it is hidden in something as innocent as tea or wine. Just the same it is harder to detect false doctrine if you mask it in the middle of true Bible teachings. It is the same way with false teaching. If you are telling the listener several things that are true and then teach something that is false doctrine it may not be detected as easily when mixed in with true Bible doctrine. How many false doctrines, false teachings or false prophecies are needed to lead someone away from the true gospel of Jesus Christ and down the wide path that leads to Hell and destruction? Not Many!

One powerful example is the "Lakeland Revival" in Florida with Todd Bentley. This movement came on the scene just this Summer. People were watching on GodTV and flocking to Lakeland in person because of the "powerful anointing of God" as it was being called, that was being shown by Mr. Bentley. But many ministries including ours had deep concerns about many things he was saying and doing that were not in line with the Bible and sound doctrine. The Jesus he was saying was leading him was a different Jesus then we see in the Bible. Some of the more outlandish stories he told were where he said Jesus told him to kick an old lady "in the face with my biker boot." The audience just seemed to accept that and any outlandish thing he said Jesus told him to do. It seemed after a while the stories would get wilder and wilder as if he was trying to see how crazy a story he could tell and have the listeners still believe it came from God. Well, as of August 2008, they stopped believing the stories, when Todd Bentley was found to be having an affair with a staff member and he filed for divorce from his wife. He has been forced to step down from his ministry and many people are seeing him in a different light now.

There are many signs to watch for that are warnings that the teacher your listening to is teaching false doctrine. These signs are a warning that false doctrine is being preached. Many false teachers do have true doctrine they preach also. Just like we said above, the poison of false teachings have to be mixed in with the true doctrine to make it look like it is true. But if you see or hear false teaching in the messages you're hearing, you should "run for your life" cause these are clear warnings of the presence of the poison of a false teacher who can lead you away from the true doctrine of the Bible. "Run for your life" from teachers who leave out of their message, the need for repentance from sin, the blood of Christ shed on the cross, that point to a man and not to Jesus Christ. Run from teaching that is aimed at self improvement and not from Christ improvement by turning your life over to Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

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