Where Do False Teachings Come From?

Where Do False Teachings Come From?

Common sense tells us we cannot enter the “strait gate” (Matthew 7:13-14) if we teach or follow false doctrine. (Matthew 15:9) “But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

I’ve said and written many times if it were not for false preachers, we could have the unity that Christ prayed for in John 17.

Usually about this time someone will ask. “Where do false teachings come from?” Let’s cut to the chase and go right to the bottom line. They come from the “old devil” himself.

(1 Timothy 4:1-5) “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will renounce the faith by paying attention to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared with a hot iron. They forbid marriage and demand abstinence from foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, provided it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by God’s word and by prayer.”

My common sense friend you cannot help but notice the “forbidding of marriage” and “abstaining from certain foods” came from “deceitful spirits and teachings from demons!” Is that the group you want to follow?

Now the last time I talked to a person from that denomination he said. “But we have a different Bible.” (I’m sure he genuinely believed that.) But the truth is the scripture (1 Timothy 4:1-5) was taken from a brand new Catholic Bible.

Years ago I had an opportunity to chat with a priest about Matthew 23:9—“and call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”

His reply to the scripture was, you wouldn’t call a man a lawyer unless he had finished law school. You wouldn’t call a man doctor unless he had finished medical school and got his degree. And you wouldn’t call a man “father” unless he has finished school and received his degree.

That was over 60 years ago. I could not buy into that then, nor could I buy into it now. What does your common sense tell you?

Thanks for reading and God bless!

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