Thursday, December 8, 2011

A False Teacher

One of the troubling things about false teachers is that they often quote the Bible and seem to be as other Christians, but if you ever question them, then they begin attacking you; you are accused of being a false one. The arrogance of this usually is dressed in a person of great authority; just ask him? He has the real truth and everyone else is in error. Even if you try to go along with him or her, they will accuse you. This is where the Holy Spirit shows us something is wrong. We will know something isn't right, even if they quote the Holy Bible, because the spirit of the person is wrong. They are not out to build the church, but to tear down the leaders. When confronted with their own methods of discernment, they deny everything and accuse you more. It becomes personal. They bring accusations against you and say that you are one of the "false teachers." Be careful little sheep (and big ones), If the talk gets too personal you are dealing with the accuser. Usually they know scriptures, but change the application or meanings, painting their destructive picture, white washing with a broad brush, but inside are dead men's bones, as Jesus commented concerning his accusers.

Mat 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
Mat 23:28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

You just need to watch their fruit. Is the fruit holy and good? Is it the fruit of the Spirit?

Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

Gal 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Gal 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

There are many who say they are Christian who are desirous of vain glory, provoking and envying. A false teacher is not of God, nor his Spirit, yet he says that he is and claims to be in the Holy Spirit. It gets hard to discern, but the true church is not divided and Jesus is lifted up. A false one will glorify his own standing and condemn the body of Christ. If he has disciples, they will not receive love from him, but accusations. That is what the devil does and the devil tries to imitate the real thing.

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