Recently I came across a established church website in the city that spoke about the many things they were doing and reflected only God’s name on the site and posted it along with their programs. Nothing wrong with that! But as I studied it further I realized no where was Jesus name or any gospels mentioned. I thought it quite odd that a church that is supposed to be rooted in Christ has nothing on its site about our Lord.
Now it seemed inviting if I were a new believere or had not gone to church in a long time and wanted to know about God and maybe join some of the ministries, but I didn’t see the glorified Christ name or mention or picture~there at all. But did see something that was introduced into that church that wasn’t the gospel, some program that develops the spiritual life.
With further investigation I realized it was introducing teaching that was not correct.
These are the last days and have been since Jesus told us this, but as things heat up around the world and evil is rearing it’s ugly head, we will be seeing and hearing more false teaching coming into churches.
Jesus said: Matthew 24:11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.
Peter said: 2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping. …
John said: 1 John 4:1
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
As a Christian you must always be praying that God will show and expose false teaching to you. That is my prayer for you today my Brothers and sisters in Christ.