Beware of False Teaching

Act 20:28-30 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

What to do with a False Teacher

  • Judge their doctrine and identify them - John 7:24

  • See if their teaching matches the Bible - Revelation Chapter 2

  • Mark them and avoid them - Romans 16:17

  • Rebuke them sharply - Titus 1:13

  • Have no fellowship with those who teach false doctrine - Ephesians 5:11

  • Withdraw from them - II Thessalonians 3:6, 3:14-15, II Timothy 3:5-7

  • Don't receive them into your house including tracts, mags, books, DVD's, TV programs - II John 1:10-11

  • Reject them as heretics after second admonition - Titus 3:10-11

  • Public rebuke - Galatians 2:11-14, II Timothy 4:10, I Timothy 1:18-20, II Timothy 2:15-18, III John 9