Wednesday, May 17, 2017

False Teachers are Deceptively like Sheep

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. (2 Peter 2:1-3)

I have been thinking and reading about false teaching and false teachers as one of the pastors in town has embraced inclusionism.  Briefly, inclusionism is the belief that the work of the elect Son, Jesus Christ, automatically includes all humanity.  I will probably write more as I am reading a couple of books and most all the review are by those who also embrace the teaching so it is my hope to write up a critical review of the books.  Here is what an early church father, Irenaeus has to say about false teachers . . . 

"Error, indeed, is never set forth in its naked deformity, lest, being thus exposed, it should at once be detected. But it is craftily decked out in on attractive dress, so as, by its outward form, to make it appear to the inexperienced (ridiculous as the expression may seem) more true than truth itself," (Irenaeus Against Heresies 1.2).

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