Confronting False Doctrine – 1 Timothy 4

Read the Passage: 1 Timothy 4

Practical Marks (4:1–5)

Earlier in this letter, Paul wrote about the false teachers in the Ephesian church, as he generally described their errors (cf. 1 Tim. 1:3–8), even mentioning several of the men whom he had disciplined by name (cf. 1 Tim. 1:18–20). Note, too, that Paul had earlier predicted that false teachers would arise in Ephesus, as they do in almost every church (cf. Acts 20:29–30). Continue reading Confronting False Doctrine – 1 Timothy 4

False Teachers – 2 Peter 2:1-22

Read the Passage: 2 Peter 2:1-22

False Teachers’ Presence (2:1–3)

In 2 Pet. 1:21 Peter had noted that in times past “holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” In continuing his teaching, in 2 Pet. 2:1 the apostle notes that “there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you” (cf. Acts 20:29–30). By way of overview of the false teachers’ methodology, Peter notes here that false teachers “secretly bring in destructive heresies” (2 Pet. 2:1a). Ultimately, however, false teaching is rooted in “denying the Lord” (2 Pet. 2:1b). Continue reading False Teachers – 2 Peter 2:1-22