Can True Christians be Tempted by False Teachers and False Gospels?

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Standing for ChristSadly, the answer to that question is emphatically YES. Christians can and do fall for false teachers and false gospels if they are not testing everything by the Word of God. It happened in New Testament times and still even today – take a look for a moment at the Book of Galatians, Jude, and 2 Corinthians for example. Believers were falling for false teachers and unbiblical teachings and the apostle Paul was rebuking them and reminding them of the GOSPEL and the TRUTH.

The Bible gives us discernment and the Holy Spirit can warn people, but Christians can and DO ignore the Bible and the Holy Spirit even when that truth is right before their eyes. In fact, one of the problems I see is that Christians think they are immune to deception.

2 Corinthians 11:3-4 (KJV) 3But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

In other words they might very well “fall for it” and “put up with unbiblical teachings” even when the evidence is there in the Bible to refute it otherwise as being wrong. Yet they don’t flee because their loyalty (if truth be told) is so engrained in “belonging” to their religion or a denomination over surrendering to God alone for the TRUTH.

As true followers of Jesus Christ we must not be afraid to separate ourselves from such false teachers and religions in standing up for the Truth. We are called to be like the Berean’s as a witness for Christ and not be held captive by the deceptive teachings of any false religion, false denomination or teacher. Those who can’t separate themselves from such need to question the value they give their false religion or false denomination over God. And don’t think God doesn’t take notice. Nothing is ever hidden from the eyes of God.

As we look upon John 10:5, it seems to me that one of the evidences of being a true follower of Jesus (a sheep) is that His sheep will “flee” from a false teachers and religions.

John 10:5 (KJV) 5And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

John 10:27-28 (KJV) 27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

Are we as Christians fleeing from false teachers and false gospels or are we holding hands with them? In the end we must study to show thyself approved and understand that just because someone touts the name of Jesus doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the same Jesus as recorded in Scripture at all.

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My name is Brenda and I am the Editor / Publisher of DEFENDING GOD'S WORD, a Biblical and Spiritual discernment ministry here to help you in rightly dividing the Word of God when contending for the faith. Our mission for this blog is to reach others with the Gospel message of our Savior Jesus Christ and to alert those caught up in the growing apostacy & deception infiltrating His Church in these last days so they are not deceived. Psalm 119:105 (KJV)

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