2 Peter 2:1-3
Beware False Teachers…
We must always be on our guard:
“There were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will introduce destructive heresies and even deny the Master who ransomed them, bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their licentious ways, and because of them the way of truth will be reviled. In their greed they will exploit you with fabrications, but from of old their condemnation has not been idle and their destruction does not sleep.” -2 Peter 2:1-3, NAB
The world today seems more full of false teachers than ever before, especially in the Western world. False teachings have not only begun to spread, but they are becoming the accepted beliefs of society. God is slowly being forced out of the public square, and mankind is gripping tightly to the ways of the world.
Many people will hide behind scientific teachings, until those teachings tell us that life begins at conception. People have been led to believe that living together before getting married is a sure way to happiness, yet the divorce rate is higher than it has ever been. Contraception is said to be the only possible answer for controlling population and the spread of disease, but statistics prove that abstinence education works far better. The list goes on.
Beyond any of those false teachings, the one that scares me the most is the growth of self-centered, pleasure-seeking, worshiping of one’s own life. Society will tell us that we should live to our own standards, not to anyone else’s. They will tell us that we do not need “superstitious” belief in God to have moral grounding. Yet, society continues to slide into moral depravity. With a world full of people only focused on serving their own needs, we are setting ourselves up for another great fall.
The most difficult part of living in our world today is recognizing the false teachers. In society, many of the false teachers are also some of the more respected thinkers of today. From scientists to professors to politicians, they run around spreading their filth. We absorb it every day through television and other media, and we are force fed it through once trusted news outlets. There are even those who preach the name of Christ, but do so falsely with fake healings, miracles, and teachings. There seems to be few places we can turn to find the truth.
If you are reading this now, then I pray you already know the truth. We must be wary of the false teachers, and we must cling to our faith. Looking for the truth? You can find it at the Church. Stop getting caught up in the filth being peddled by the false teachers of the world and turn to the message of Jesus Christ, the one and only source of truth.