False Teachers

If anyone teaches a different doctrine, and does not agree with the sound knowledge of words of our Lord Jesus Christ, he is a false teacher.  Some leaders who have gone astray imagine that godliness is a means of gain. We brought nothing into the world and we can take nothing out of the world. For those who desire to be rich fall into temptation.  For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.  It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

In 1 Timothy 4:1-2 it says, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times, some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful  spirits and teachings of demons through the insincerity of liars.”  They lie in order to gain for their lusts. 

In 2 Timothy 3:1-9 we are told that there will come times of difficulty.  For people will be lovers of self, and lovers of money, proud, ungrateful, slanderers, lovers of pleasure, having the appearance of godliness but denying its power, among them are those who creep into the households and capture weak women; they always learn but are never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.  These men have opposed the truth, they are men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith.

You can be a brother, yes, but you can be one of the false teachers.  In 2 Peter 3:3, we are told that “scoffers will come in the last days, following their own sinful desires.  They will say, Where is he, where is the promise of his coming? for they deliberately overlook this fact that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God.  And by means of these the world that existed was deluged with water and perished;  By the same word, the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the time of judgement and destruction of the ungodly.”

You must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, they said to us that “in the last time there will be scoffers following their own ungodly passions.  We should first of all know that no prophecy of scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation.  For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man.  False prophets arise among the people just as they did in times of the past.  They secretly bring destruction to members of the ecclesias “even denying the Master who bought them; bringing upon themselves swift destruction.”  Many members have followed their sensuality, and because of the them the way of God is being blasphemed.” 2 Peter 2:1-2.

Hear this you heads of the house of God and rulers of areas and local ecclesias, who detest justice and make crooked all that is right.  Its heads give judgement for a bribe, its priests teach for a price, yet they lean on the Lord and say, “ is not the Lord in the midst of us? No disaster shall come upon us;” remember the word of the Lord is not in vain.  The judgement day is coming; and every living creature will give account before the judgement seat.

Bro. Isaac Kapa (Tongaren, Kenya)

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