“A Field Guide on False Teaching”
By Ligonier Ministries
When I was recently preaching through I and II Timothy and Titus, Paul’s famous Pastoral Epistles, it became very obvious to me that the Apostle had great concern for the local churches that were started by Paul and his team members. He repeatedly warned both Timothy and Titus to be “on guard” against false teachers and teachings!
Read Paul’s opening words to Timothy in I Timothy 1:3,” As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain in Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine…”
Read Pauls’ opening words to Titus, “Hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he (Elders) may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who can contradict it. For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers, and deceivers…” (Titus 1:9-10)
False teaching and teachers have been around since the Fall of Man and when sin entered the world. In this short and very useful book, the author attempts to help the Christian be prepared to make a defense of the Gospel. (Apologia – Greek) (See I Peter 3:15)
The book is divided into three headings:
- False Teachings
- The Prosperity Gospel
- Legalism and Antinomianism
- Christian Science
- Jehovah Witness
- False religions and Worldview
- New Age Spirituality
- Atheism and Secularism
This is a great resource for any serious believer, helping them to become more fully equipped to know how to answer someone who asks you why you believe as you do.
Train yourself how to recognize error and respond with truth!