Protecting from False Teachers 2

Series: Protecting from False Teachers
Presenter: Dave Anderson

Part 2 of a series on false prophets, taken from 2 Peter 2:1-10. This section covers these descriptions of false prophets: they are popular and they are sensual.



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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. Why is it important to understand that false teachers are popular?
This tells us that false teachings are not merely isolated incidents. There are “many.” This should cause pastor-elders to be extra aware.
2. Why are false teachers popular?
Their message is one that the world likes, rather than the truth.
3. In what ways are false teachers sensual?
They downplay sexual sins, or they never really preach against sexual immorality, or they lives lives of sexual freedom.

Discuss It

  1. Did Jesus and the apostles value unity above the truth, or truth above unity? Explain your answer.
  2. Reflect on 2 Timothy 4:2-4. Are you ready to reprove, rebuke and exhort false teaching? How can you prepare and make sure that you are ready to stand against false teaching?

Apply It

  1. Name a few of the destructive heresies that are prevalent today. What are the biblical counter-attacks for these? Make sure you are prepared to rebuke these heresies with God’s Truth.
  2. Name a few false teachers that are popular today. What makes you suspect that their teaching is false?

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