Nov 4, 2022

5 Recommended Resources on False Teaching

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Our God is entirely trustworthy because He is a truth-telling God who never lies (Num. 23:19; John 17:17; Titus 1:2). Yet in this fallen world, the devil spreads falsehood (John 8:44), and false teachers who reject or obscure the truth of God’s Word abound (2 Peter 2:1). How can believers identify teaching that is not in line with Scripture and help others gain freedom from falsehood? The following resources, curated by the Ligonier editorial team, can help Christians identify and refute false teaching so that they may guard the precious truth of God’s Word.

A Field Guide on False Teaching by Ligonier Ministries 

This resource provides an overview of the major theological errors, cults, and world religions to help believers guard against the pernicious influence of false teaching. By exposing how false teaching runs counter to Scripture, readers can not only be strengthened in their own lives, but also seek to protect and proclaim the truth in their churches and among believing and unbelieving loved ones.

The Other Worldview by Peter Jones

This book addresses the two basic worldviews that all religions and philosophies can be divided into: “Oneism” and “Twoism.” Jones traces the roots and spread of Oneism’s influence throughout the Western world and exposes the dangers of such a worldview. Only Twoism, the belief that a distinction exists between the Creator and creation, offers a biblical worldview that reveals the gospel of Jesus Christ as humanity’s only hope.

Cults and the Occult by Edmond Gruss 

For readers looking for a helpful overview of the major cults, this book covers fifteen well-known cults, including Jehovah’s Witnesses, The Latter-day Saints (Mormons), Astrology, Christian Science, and the Baha’i faith. A biblical analysis of each group is provided, along with additional resources, including bibliographies for additional study.

The Final Word by O. Palmer Robertson

In this volume, Robertson addresses the case for the spiritual gifts of tongues and prophecy being in use today, arguing from Scripture that the fascination with these gifts reveals the church’s failure to grasp the fullness of New Testament teaching and the superiority of the revelation of God in Jesus Christ, who is the Final Word for believers today.

A Christian Introduction to Religions of the World by Johannes G. Vos

This short book begins by examining the origin of religion according to the Bible as well as the Christian approach toward those who embrace false gods. The remaining chapters address particular religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Shinto, Islam, and Judaism.

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