False “Christian” Teaching

Some of the things we’re learning in church, through books, and on TV these days are a little shady. Moonlit Night on the Coppei, original painting by Steve Henderson, sold.

Apostasy is nothing new in Christianity. Two thousand years ago Jesus warned that false prophets “come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” (Matthew 7: 15)

Given that we, the people of God, are frequently referred to as sheep, the term “sheep’s clothing” imparts the disquieting concept that these false prophets will inveigle their way into the church itself, potentially fooling the saints (Matthew 24: 24).

According to the apostle Peter, false teachers arise not only in the general populace (“among the people”) but in the church as well (“among you”). Peter is scathing in his commentary:

“They will secretly introduce destructive heresies . . . In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up.” (2 Peter 2: 1, 3)

While these words were written two thousand years ago, some things never change, and many of Satan’s appealing lies just never go away. They just remove the robe and put on a suit. Here are four we are battling today:

Please follow the link and read the rest at Four Lies Creeping into the Christian Church at my blog, Commonsense Christianity at BeliefNet. I would post the whole article here, but am precluded from doing so.

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About This Woman Writes

Carolyn Henderson is the marketing manager of Steve Henderson Fine Art. In addition to her This Woman Writes blog, Carolyn writes a regular art column for FineArtNews, an online newsletter for artists and art collectors.
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3 Responses to False “Christian” Teaching

  1. Diane Ugo says:

    I found you through the Weekend Wind Down link party. I enjoyed reading mrs this. I’ve left a more detailed comment on the main article.

  2. Thank you for sharing (and for linking up to the SHINE Blog Hop).

    I left a more in depth comment there.

    Blessings to you.
    xoxo

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