False Teachers

Re: Verse reading–2 Peter 1:16-21; 2:1-3; 3:1-18 (day four)
How relevant is Scripture?  As we read Peter, it is as if we are reading the daily news.  2:1 says, “False prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you.”  We do not have to look very far to see the truth of this statement!  Peter says they will secretly introduce their heresies…that means they are deceptive…catching us unaware (Satan is the father of lies.).  We find false teachers in pulpits, on the radio, on the TV, writing popular books, and anywhere they can gain influence for profit.  Peter exhorts us to remember the whole picture…to remember the truth we have been taught, to encourage one another to stand firm in truth.  Scripture is our guide and discernment from the Holy Spirit is our tool.  Verse 17 says, “be on your guard, lest you fall from your own steadfastness.” Hold fast to the truth of God’s Word!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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