Beware Of False Teachers, Part 3of3, Pastor Phil Sessa

Jude 1:3–4, “3 Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ “

When one looks throughout the Scriptures and even in our world today, there is constant fighting, contending for land, possessions, property, status, etc…. Jude tells us that we need to CONTEND EARNESTLY for the faith. Continue reading “Beware Of False Teachers, Part 3of3, Pastor Phil Sessa”

Beware Of False Teachers, Part 2of3, Pastor Phil Sessa

2John 7–11, “7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 8 Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward. 9 Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; 11 for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds”

In part 1 of this series, we examined Peter’s warning of false teachers where he spoke of why the unbiblical doctrine of some is such a dangerous poison among those in the Church. Continue reading “Beware Of False Teachers, Part 2of3, Pastor Phil Sessa”

Beware Of False Teachers, Part 1of3, Pastor Phil Sessa

2Peter 2:1-2, “1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

Anyone that has watched a magician or an illusionist knows that the hand can appear to be quicker than the eye. Many illusionists cause one to look in one direction while the illusionist does something in another direction. Continue reading “Beware Of False Teachers, Part 1of3, Pastor Phil Sessa”

2Peter 2: Beware Of Toxic Gospel, 1of7, Evans Olang

2Peter 2:1-22, “vs. 1 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. 2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3 By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber

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A few months ago I was reading and meditating on 2Peter 2 which deals with false prophets and false teachers in detail and I began to pen a series of messages off it. The more I read, the more I became burdened.

I was led as I am from time to time to address the subject of biblical discernment. Then around that time I was handed an account to work on only to find that it was an account of two ministers I would call false teachers with a very expensive private jet worth millions. Continue reading “2Peter 2: Beware Of Toxic Gospel, 1of7, Evans Olang”

2Peter 2: Beware Of Toxic Gospel, 2of7, Evans Olang

2Peter 2:1-22, “1 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction”

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In the bible, Jesus addresses extensively false teachers (prophets) in Matthew 7:15, Matthew 24; and so is Paul in 2Corinthians 11; and Peter in 2Peter 2; and in Titus 1; and John in 1John 4; in Jude 1. They kept sending warnings and even gave marks of such people. Peter here deals with the false prophets and he teaches us how to identify them so that we flee. These were not personal issues but doctrinal the same reason I address them. How sincere they are and many are is also not the issue, TRUTH is the issue. Peter and Paul could tolerate those who were hostile to them as long as they preached the gospel of Christ. Continue reading “2Peter 2: Beware Of Toxic Gospel, 2of7, Evans Olang”

2Peter 2: Beware Of Toxic Gospel, 3of7, Evans Olang

2Peter 2:2, “And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed”

imageMuch of what the world believes about Christianity is what they see mostly on the media; and anytime anyone says they are pastor or evangelist, they think of televangelism. You are considered one of them when you are not. And here comes the sad part, many follow their destructives ways.

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2Peter 2: Beware Of Toxic Gospel, 4of7, Evans Olang

2Peter 2:2, “And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed” 

imageIn asking why many follow the destructive ways of false teachers/prophets we addressed one aspect, 1). Biblical and theological illiteracy, lets look at another aspect.

2). Elevation of experience above the truth in the bible.

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2Peter 2: Beware Of Toxic Gospel, 5of7, Evans Olang

2Peter 2:2, “And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed” 

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“…because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed”. The world mocks and scoffs at the gospel of Jesus Christ because of nominal Christians who do not follow the Lord they claim and have been unmasked as hypocritical people.

The prophets prophesy falsely, and the people love to have it so. The spreading of error will bring up an evil report on the way of truth; that is, the way of salvation by Jesus Christ, who is the way, the truth, and the life. The Christian religion is from the God of truth as the author, leads to true happiness in the enjoyment of the true God as the end, and works truth in the inward part as the means of acceptably serving God “ Matthew Henry. Continue reading “2Peter 2: Beware Of Toxic Gospel, 5of7, Evans Olang”

2Peter 2: Beware Of Toxic Gospel, 6of7, Evans Olang

2Peter 2:3, “By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words;…” 

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The more I study 2Peter 2, the more I find alot to share. 2Peter 2 and Jude portrays what is happening today especially with those associated with Word Faith movement, it’s like Peter and Jude just wrote these chapters yesterday. Now not all fit in what they talk about, majority do perfectly. And while not all televangelist fit in this, many are.

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