Sunday, November 03, 2019

Warnings About False Teachers

2 Peter 2:1-3 by Dr. Cory Gonyo
Series:2 Peter
Warnings About False Teachers 2 Peter 2:1-3 Purpose: To expose false teachers so that you will not fall into a shipwreck of your faith! 1. False Teachers Mislead God’s People 2 Peter 2:1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies … False Prophets of the Past: Ezekiel 13:9-16 False Teachers of the Present: -deny the Sovereign Lord (2:1); -despise authority (2:10) -slander celestial beings (2:10) -are blemishes (2:13) -are “springs without water and mists driven by a storm” (2:17) -scoffers following their own evil desires (3:3) False Teachers Now They will be among us = eschatological teaching that they will be here! Matthew 24:10-13; 24-25 2. False Teachers Go Against God’s Revelation of Himself 2 Peter 2:1 … even denying the Master who bought them… Matthew 7:13-17 Conclusion: Any attack on the person or work of God, which does not follow His own revelation in the OT and NT, is a destructive false teaching! 3. False Teaching Brings Guaranteed Destruction 2 Peter 2:1, 3b … bringing swift destruction upon themselves… their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. 1 Timothy 4:1-6, 15-16 4. False Teachers Want You to be Free from Restraint 2 Peter 2:2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; Jude 4-5; Prov. 29:18; 2 Cor. 11: 3; 1 Peter 1:14-19; 1 Peter 1:22-23; Psalm 145:13-20 5. False Teachers Want You to Fund THEIR Finances 2 Peter 2:3 and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; They Exploit you for Money See Deuteronomy 13:1-4