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False And Unscriptural Teachings

If a person knows the truth about a false and unscriptural teaching and knows someone who believes this false unscriptural teaching, is the person who knows the truth responsible for telling the person who believes the falsehood the truth?

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 ---mima on 5/1/06
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If revealing the specific truth will make a difference to the one not knowing that truth, then yes, but if it will not make a difference then there is no need. For example, the forbidden fruit in Eden is revealed later in the scriptures to be the red sour grape. But if people mistakenly think that it was the apple or the fig or some other fruit that they choose to believe, it does not make a difference because it is not the kind of fruit that is the importance, but the importance is in the not eating of the fruit which was commnded by God not to be eaten in Eden. Some tit-for-tats are not worth the time to reveal because the particular revelation will not make a difference in the person's spiritual well-being.
---Eloy on 10/18/10


If revealing the specific truth will make a difference to the one not knowing that truth, then yes, but if it will not make a difference then there is no need. For example, the forbidden fruit in Eden is revealed later in the scriptures to be the red sour grape. But if people mistakenly think that it was the apple or the fig or some other fruit that they choose to believe, it does not make a difference because it is not the kind of fruit that is the importance, but the importance is in the not eating of the fruit which was commanded by God not to be eaten in Eden. Some tit-for-tats are not worth the time to reveal because the particular revelation will not make a difference in the person's spiritual well-being.
---Eloy on 10/18/10


Corinthians 5:1 It is reported commonly [that there is] fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.

1 Corinthians 5:3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have JUDGED already, as though I were present, [concerning] him that hath so done this deed,


Why is paul JUDGING this young man?
To tell someone that they are living in SIN is a christian duty.

What we should not do, is say that any human being is hell bound, because anyone can repent.
---francis on 10/18/10


1 Cor. 6:1-2 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

This chapter deals primarily with those within the church family. We are to settle our disputes among ourselves and not go into secular courts.

But disputes among ourselves may not even involve false and unscriptural teachings.

Due to the high cost of lawyers, it is often more feasible to bear the wrong and be done with it.

(6:7) ESV To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded?
---leej on 10/15/10


Yes, the person who knows the truth is responsible for teaching that to the one that is not in truth according to the Bible. This is why the Bible is to be used according to the Bible - to correct, rebuke, instruct, and lead in to ALL truth. The Bible says that if we who know the truth do not teach it to others that are not in truth, we are guilty of their blood, and that blood is on our hands.
---Leslie on 10/15/10




1 Corinthians 5:12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?

1 Corinthians 5:13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.



1 Corinthians 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

1 Corinthians 6:4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.

1 Corinthians 6:5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?
---francis on 10/15/10


///However Colossians 2:16 tells us not to judge those on what one eats or what holy day they may or may not observe.

Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
---leej on 10/15/10 //

To this I agree-
God is God enough.
We all are still breathing in flesh and subject to error.
Correction is needed-however-done is love.
A fault for many of us.
Rom 14(all)
Jude 21-24
---char on 10/15/10


Yes, I believe there is an obligation to tell others who follow a false and unscriptural teaching.

For instance if one is in sin for what he or she eats, then the one who knows the truth should correct him.

However Colossians 2:16 tells us not to judge those on what one eats or what holy day they may or may not observe.

Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
---leej on 10/15/10


What about those who reject the Gospel of Jesus Christ and substitute for it "Touch not, taste not, handle not," francis?
---Cluny on 10/14/10


Ezekiel 3:18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die, and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at thine hand.
---francis on 10/14/10




Ezekiel 33:7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel, therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.

We are watchmen of God
---Exzucuh on 5/1/06

If you supply multiple scriputral witnesses supporting what is said in scripture you may be.....a watchman unto the house of Israel.
---Trav on 8/10/10


2 TIMOTHY 3:15 ALL scripture is given by GOD,and is profitable for doctrine, FOR REPROOF, FOR CORRECTION for instruction in righteousness.
---RICHARD on 8/8/10


The trin - triune god - head teachings Are Man - made, False & unscriptural teachings. Even tho, it Is here Matt.15 v 9 & came from here 2nd.Cor.11 v's 14 - 15.
---Lawrence on 8/7/10


if they refuse to listen to The Church, then they must be excommunicated. This is useful for all errors whether a sin or a false belief.

this statement is exactly why we should NOT judge people for their theological opinions. If they are not causing division in the church, leave them be. We are told to exhort, encourage and teach sound doctrine. But clearly tthis person is a Catholic and they think its fine to kneel to a statue and pray to Mary. If you disagree your a heretic.
---Andrea on 10/19/07


Your understanding of scripture may be different than anothers. Does your understanding make it truth? We must be very careful what we preach to others, We must ONLY preach the very basics of christianity, (HIS death and resurrection.) leave the rest to the Holy Spirit.
---duane on 10/19/07


Of course, first privately, then in a group, and if that does not work, take them to the Church and if they refuse to listen to The Church, then they must be excommunicated. This is useful for all errors whether a sin or a false belief.

But first you better be sure that you are right otherwise if you teach falsely and lead another astray, it would be better for you if a millstone were hung about your neck and you were drowned.
---lorra8574 on 10/18/07


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Let me explain something: to some it may be considered meekness and charity to look the other way at sin, but it is very displeasing to God. We need someone to speak out against all sins. Ofcourse, not everyone is qualified. False teachings and preachers need to go "somewhere".
---catherine on 10/18/07


Yes indeed. We are to expose lies per what the Bible teaches. We do show our love in that way even though it may not seem so at the time.:)
---jody on 10/18/07


I would first ask them if they want to know.
---Andrea on 10/18/07


Yes! (Matthew 5:13-16; 2 Timothy 4:1-5).
---Leon on 10/18/07


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Yes you are responsible. The Bible is used for correction, and teaching. This is NOT being judgemental, but showing that you truly care about them, by showing them the truth.
---Leslie on 1/3/07


Make sure that YOU are right first, though.
---Jack on 6/5/06


everthing including correction is done in love.I know a pastor who does not believe that jesus was gods son, only a prophet, as do the unsaved jews.the ironic thing is he uses part of the new testament for spritual guidance, and rejects portions where christ says I came down from heaven and the like. a very mixed up false teacher.
---tom on 5/26/06


Mat 10:14 "And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet." This verse makes clear, I am sure, that we are to tell people the truth but if they are not prepared to listen we are to leave. God can still work on them when we have departed. We can never be sure when the seed that we planted will begin to take root and grow. We can continue to pray for them but we cannot force anything.
---M.P. on 5/2/06


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Yes, we should bring correction, but it MUST be done with compassion and kindness, and then we should shut our mouths and trust God,leaving the convincing to the Holy Spirit, He's much better at it.
---daphn8897 on 5/2/06


Yes.Even if the person is unwilling to listen. We must correct the Errors in people using the Word of God. If they dont want to listen thats fine. But at least we try.
---Ramon on 5/1/06


Ezekiel 33:7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. We are watchmen of God
---Exzucuh on 5/1/06


2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for DOCTRINE, for REPROOF, for CORRECTION, for INSTRUCTION in righteousness:
---Rev_Herb on 5/1/06


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Nellah: You are likely thinking of the times that Jesus, Paul or others, AFTER already presenting the truth to people such as the Pharisees, finally say they will do so no more because they refuse to listen. I don't know of ANY Scripture passage that tells us to never point out the truth to someone we've never talked to before! One time may be all it takes for them to listen and thank you (or for them to possibly be very rude to you), but we shouldn't hide truth from those who've never seen it before!
---Daniel on 5/1/06


Mima, I do believe somewhere in Scripture, and I apologize for not knowing where, it tells us not to tell them they're wrong. I would say pray for them and be a good witness for Jesus.
---Nellah on 5/1/06


I believe the answer is yes. Even if the person is not willing to listen, we can still plant seeds.
---Lissa on 5/1/06


A lot of it is going to depend on whether that person is hungry for truth and is humble enough to receive it. It takes a hungry, humble man to stoop down low enough to feed from a table that is only 18 inches high. The table I refer to is the Table of Shewbread that contains on it only the bread of God, Jesus, who came down from heaven and whose body was broken for us. Even Jesus lost a lot of "disciples" when He mentioned it.
---Linda6563 on 5/1/06


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