2 Peter 2:10-19 • 1 minutes to read
What are the earmarks of a false teacher? How would you recognize one given they are skilled in deception? Peter answers these questions in this passage.
In summary, false teachers can be identified in two ways:
- By their Sinful Lifestyle… False teachers defy moral living. They live inconsistent lives and boldly do so as though there is no God who will hold them accountable.
- By their Enticing Teaching… False teachers are driven by personal gain. They are greedy. Therefore, they tell people what they want to hear. By appealing to sinful passions, they teach others that true freedom is not being bound by so many rules. In other words, do what pleases you. However, this philosophy is actually what enslaves people to corruptive behaviors.
Have you bought in to any false teachers or false teachings that adversely affect your walk with God and create an inconsistent lifestyle in conflict with God’s moral character?
May I be careful whom I allow to influence me and to always check what I’m hearing to be consistent with your Word and Ways. Give me a heart to discern wrong from right that I not fall prey to teachers who have hidden motives.