Seeing False Teachers around every Corner versus Righteous Judgement

Shoving Christianity down throatsJesus stated: “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”

What’s one thing happening in the world of evangelical Christianity that is somewhat disturbing? It is a practice by some Christians who are constantly seeing false doctrine in messages given by true ministers of God (on occasion their suspicions are correct). Could a message have errors rather than truly false teaching within it? YES, the only perfect teacher was Jesus Christ himself. There are for example, MANY versions of creationism being taught by sincere ministers. Does this mean that those who proclaim the wrong versions are all going to hell? My belief is that teachings which are “sincerely wrong” and not purposefully false, will not cause these ministers an eternity without God.

There is very definitely a true definition of false teachers, versus men in error and the Christians who are SO anxious to label sincere ministers as false need to see and understand the differences (Paul actually confronted Peter for being in error Galatians 2:11-13). In short, errors are not purposefully corrupting the meaning of the scriptures for dishonest reasons, while false teachers are described as “ravening wolves in sheep’s clothing” (Matthew 7:15). They are in other words, out to deceive for purposeful reasons – usually self-gain of some type. As a follow-up regarding Peter, he certainly did accept Paul’s admonition and he continued to evangelize during his lifetime, through to his death. “Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.” (Psalm 105:15).

The “False Teacher” and “False Teaching” accusation is thrown around at people who teach God’s Word – The Holy Bible, like darts that hit both friends in Christ Jesus’ Gospel and enemies to God’s Word as well (Ephesians 6:16). Unfortunately this often comes from trivial things that are not essential to salvation but that people want to hold at least some position on (e.g. there are MANY positions by evangelical Christians on the subject of creationism, for example). Are all of those who are wrong on their positions apart from the truly correct one, all going to hell? I personally do not believe so. Churches also disagree regarding the “Once saved always saved” position. The timing of the Rapture is disagreed on even by people attending same churches (pre, mid or post Great-Tribulation). Are those on the incorrect side of these doctrines all going to hell? Again, in my belief, NO.

In many instances fellow Christians will disagree on a teaching simply because they have never heard it before (of course they say; it can’t be true if they’ve never heard it before {???}). Maybe their own church fails to teach on a specific truth in The Holy Bible or they do teach it but their doctrine IS WRONG (a truly good church can be wrong on certain doctrinal aspects). I again ask, are they all going to hell? In the YouTube audio I made, I explain the differences between error in teaching (sincere mistakes) and true false teaching (purposeful for evil intent).

There’s also the fact that some Christians out there love to point out things they believe are in error, which gives them a warped type of pleasure (e.g. to hurt others and to feel somehow superior). There is usually a correlation with these people, who at the same time are often busybodies and gossipers. When it comes to ministers Jesus said: “And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire.” Yes part of tithes and offerings go to pastors, evangelists, etc… But there are false ministers, whose idol is riches. Jesus said “you shall know them by their fruits”. Listen to the audio link posted below for more on this serious subject matter.

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