• A Strong Delusion from God

    2 Thessalonians 2:11–12

    Since the fall, none of us by nature—except Christ—can love the truth. Only if the Lord gives us a new heart and mind in His sovereign act of regeneration will we love the truth (John 3:1–8). And once we have ...Read More

  • A Disobedient Prophet

    1 Kings 13

    God does not contradict Himself, so we cannot believe a new “word from God” as the altar prophet did when it violates what God has already spoken. In our new covenant era, this means that we cannot accept the claims ...Read More

  • The Door of the Sheepfold

    John 10:1–10

    John Calvin comments, “No plague is more destructive to the Church, than when wolves ravage under the garb of shepherds.” Today false shepherds continue to try and lead God’s people astray. They will not be finally successful with respect to ...Read More

  • Explicit and Implicit Teaching

    1 Corinthians 10:1–11

    Cults typically base their doctrine on obscure passages of Scripture and on conclusions they draw from implicit teaching that contradict the explicit teaching of Scripture. We must be careful never to do that. If our belief contradicts an explicit teaching ...Read More

  • False Messiahs, Wars, and Natural Disasters

    Mark 13:5–8

    That Jesus said false messiahs and natural disasters were only the beginning of the signs of Jerusalem’s end cautions us about drawing too many conclusions when we see such things in our own day. Natural disasters and false prophets are ...Read More

  • Signs of the False Teacher

    Romans 16:18

    When it comes to false teaching, what matters is not really the form of the words spoken but their content and the intent behind them. Sometimes truth must be presented with harsh words, but often it can be conveyed with ...Read More

  • Avoiding False Teachers

    Romans 16:17

    No matter how biblically faithful its confession and creeds, no church or denomination is immune from false teachers. If church leaders will not keep watch over the orthodoxy of their ministers and if congregations refuse to be on watch for ...Read More

  • Twisting the Truth

    Acts 20:7-35

    How familiar are you with the creeds and confessions that your particular church or denomination follows? While these statements of faith are always subject to the final authority of Scripture, they were written to help believers understand what the Bible ...Read More

  • Christ’s Word and the Believer

    Colossians 3:16-17

    Paul closes out Colossians 3:17 by reminding us to do everything in the name of Jesus. This entails not merely an action accompanied by an audible expression of “in Jesus name”; rather, to do something in His name is to ...Read More

  • The Distortion of Lawlessness

    Romans 6:1-14

    Of all the types of antinomianism, we are perhaps most prone to look for loopholes in the law of God. So, for instance, we may excuse certain behaviors because there is no express command in Scripture against them, even though ...Read More

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