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Doctrine of False Prophets / Teachers

June 16, 2012

DOCTRINE OF FALSE PROPHETS / TEACHERS

THEY REJECT the authority of the Scripture [1 Peter 1:12, 2 Peter 1:20-21]. Some agreed with the infallibility of the Scripture but honors their religious leaders above the word of God.

Some partially rejected the authority of the Word and at the time recognizes the authority of their leaders above the Scripture. Some totally reject the authority of the Word and accept nothing but the authority of their leaders.

THEY REJECT HERMENEUTICS or the science that deals with the principles. They interpret the Scripture without going through the process of historical, categorical and exegetical studies [1 Corinthians 2:6-8, 10-14].

They interpret the Scripture from ignorance [1 Timothy 1:7, Hosea 4:6-9, James 3:1-5] and from arrogance [Philippians 1:15-17, 1 Timothy 5:22, 2 Timothy 3:6-7].

1.
THEY REJECT BIBLICAL DOCTRINE and the systematic theology.
2.
THEY ADAPT MAN-MADE DOCTRINES without examining them [1 Timothy 1:3-4, 2 Timothy 4:4].
3.
THEY PRACTICE SOME RELIGIOUS pattern and legalistic mannerism in their services and worship [Galatians 4:7-10, 2:16, Colossians 2:8].
4.
THEY ARE PREACHING A DIFFERENT JESUS [Colossians 2:8].
5.
THEY ARE PROCLAIMING ANOTHER GOSPEL with another way of salvation [2 Corinthians 11:4].
6.
THEY EMPHASIZE FEELINGS OVER TRUTH, emotion over Bible doctrine.
7.
THEY HAVE MYSTICAL method of receiving “TRUTH” like from their so called conversation with God or seeing vision or direct revelation, or dreams from God [Jeremiah 5:31, 14:14, 23:1, 16:21].
8.
THEY HAVE SPIRITUAL WANTONING- that is the desire to be known as ‘great man of God” [Jude 16-17].
9.
THEY SUBSTITUTE their man-made teachings to the truth of the Bible.
10.
THEY HAVE A VERY STRONG desire to do great things “for God” [James 4:6].
11.
THEY ARE BUILDING THEIR OWN kingdom and not the kingdom of God [Jeremiah 45:5].
12.
THEY ARE ABUSER OF AUTHORITY for most of them were not called to the ministry.
13.
THEY LORD OVER THEIR FLOCKS they called themselves servants of God but they are dictators [1 Peter 5:3].
14.
THEY ARE MEN-PLEASERS and friends of the world [Galatians 1:10].
15.
THEY ARE DECEITFUL WORKERS, and blind leaders [2 Corinthians 11:13].
16.
THEY ARE LOVERS OF MONEY. They condemn their member for greediness that enslaves them [1 Timothy 6:9-10, 19].
17.
THEY ARE SOLICITING FOR SO MANY OFFERINGS, love gifts, donations, pledges, contributions and fund raising all in the name of God.
18.
THEY PRESSURE AND compel people to tithe, to serve, or do something apart from their free will volition.