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What Is A False Teacher

Who is a false teacher? Is it someone who knows they are teaching false doctrine, or is it anyone teaching false doctrine whether they know it or not?

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NT a guide book, OT a school master: where on earth in the Bible does this state.. The School Master was the Ceremonial Laws which God gave to prepare people for coming Christ,then done away at the cross.*

Yes, Jana. But you need to realize that the law was our schoolmaster 'to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.'(Gal. 3:24f)

Secondly you fail to understand that an observance is nothing less than a ceremonial law and such is the OT Sababth. Sorry!
---Lee on 2/12/08


NT a guide book, OT a school master: where on earth in the Bible does this state.. The School Master was the Ceremonial Laws which God gave to prepare people for coming Christ,then done away at the cross.*

Yes, Jana. But you need to realize that the law was our schoolmaster 'to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.'(Gal. 3:24f)

Secondly you fail to understand that an observance is nothing less than a ceremonial law and such is the OT Sababth. Sorry!
---Lee on 2/12/08


Frances:

Yes, many churches say "by their fruits you shall know them", and with good reason.
Jesus said it FIRST:

Matthew 7:20 (actually, see all of verses 15-27)
"Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."

How could his own words be a perversion of the gospel?
---StrongAxe on 2/6/08


NT a guide book, OT a school master: where on earth in the Bible does this state..You have yourself back to front friend. The School Master was the Ceremonial Laws which God gave to prepare people for coming Christ,then done away at the cross. Remember this friend, Christ is the Word/Whole Word that is, not only NT,but OT as well..John 1:1,2 He is the Law we all need
---jana on 2/4/08


Anyone who does not teach EXACTLY what is written in the Bible IS a FALSE TEACHER.
---Leslie on 2/3/08




Darlene1, about the fruits. Sometimes a trees fruit looks exactly like apples or oranges but they are extremely bad for your stomach. The only way you can be sure is if you have a detailed book of trees, unless you happen to have had the fruit and survived it. But some fruits might just be bad enough to make you ill over a long period of time. Bad fruit (poisons) can look okay, but over time be fatal. Even false disciples did good miracles 'for Jesus'.
---frances on 2/2/08


Certain religious groups say 'By their fruits you shall know them'. Catholics love this one. It is over emphasized in a perversion of the gospel. You might say I can kill my brother if it is for a good cause (ie my boss's cause). Surely only the devil will tell you to do something wrong for a 'good end result'.
---frances on 2/2/08


A false teacher is anyone who teaches doctrine which is not in the Bible. They are false even if they don't know it. Luke 6:43 & 46 A good tree doesn't bring forth corrupt fruit and a bad tree doesn't bring forth good fruit. And why call me Lord Lord and doeth not the things I say? The whole NT is our guidebook to serving Christ. The OT is our school master showing God wants obedience in all things. God doesn't want lukewarm followers. It's God's way or no way. No inbetween gets you to heaven.
---Darlene_1 on 2/2/08


Who was it that said there will be false teachers? Didn't Jesus say this before there was any Paul or Luke? Therefore we need a REAL test and this test is what I use in my program called "THE BIBLE ON TRIAL". Here it is: IF anyone states something that does not agree with what Jesus taught while He was here on earth and given to us by His eyewitnesses, then they would be a false teacher. (John 14:26) This test must include the writers of books in the New Testament!
---Dr._Rich on 2/1/08


False teachers in the Bible is referred to those who lead people away from salvation in Jesus Christ. A person is not called a false teacher in the Bible just because they haven't yet learned everything perfectly. The Gospel does have to be correct or the teacher is called false.
---john on 2/1/08




Jesus said anyone that does not speak the things Jesus taught is a liar and the truth is not in them.
---Dr._Rich on 1/31/08


These blogs are a great way to practice one's ability to identify false teachings. It's the weeding out part that makes for good practice. Angry tones, and stone throwing are good indications. A little bit of truth, mixed with a touch of personal agenda, and plenty of scriptures to make everything seem legit. I'm usually careful of those who claim to have it all figured out. Ta Musteria.
---Christophe on 1/31/08


Rev_Herb:

Making people take a test, then proving to them how badly they fail, and then offering them a better way - that's exactly how Scientology works...

(I don't recall anyone in the New Testament giving anyone a "salvation test". Have I missed something?)
---StrongAxe on 1/31/08


A false teacher is someone who teaches anything different from what the Word of God says. Whether they know it's false or not, it's a sin, an abomination to Father God. God tells us NOT to add or take away from His word.
I know someone who is teaching people to pray to torment nations and thinks he is controlling the weather. I had to walk away from him, he is an example of a false teacher.
---Donna9759 on 1/31/08


Anyone who teaches false doctrine, wheather they know it or not. If I was raised to think that black was white and I tought that black was infact white, then does that make black white?
---Rev_Herb on 3/22/07


betty-
1Co6:3
Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
---Rev_Herb on 8/26/06


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betty-Lu12:57
Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
Joh7:24
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
1Co6:2
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?
---Rev_Herb on 8/26/06


It's Both. --Mrs. Morgan
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/25/06


Herb, who set you up as a judge to tell the people if they past are fail your test we are to judge ourself's not man
---Betty on 8/24/06


Lee:: I do not take offence.Maybe the manner of the delivery may not seem overbearing,to you but when one comes across as being Righteous & you are a dead duck in the water Its time to move on which I did no offence Talken Or Given.Christ Preached LOVE & that is what most people respond to.His words love one another.His Baptist approach was too overwhelming &they are noted for that.You catch more flies with Honey Than Vinegar.
---Emcee on 8/23/06


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augusta, the book of 1 John answers your question quite well.
1 John 5:13 "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life..."
What did he write? Here is a sample:
1 John 4:14-15 "And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God."
---tofurabby on 8/23/06


Emcee, you take the comments Rev-Herb makes personal. They are only personal when you take them that way. He is really speaking truth. How else can someone witnessing find out the position of the person been spoken to? His questions are very true to the person witnessing. People that are against, will do anything to avoid the questions, and defend what they believe already. As you do. You are a kind person but it would do well to listen sometimes. God continues to reveal Himself everyday.
---lee_1 on 8/23/06


You ask questions and test everyone. That way you find out where they stand. If they fail the test, then you tell them about Jesus and give them the gospel. I the right answers are given and they are saved, you praise the Lord for there salvation. It would be foolish for me to walk up to you and give you the gospel if you or I neither one new you were saved to start with.
---Rev_Herb on 8/23/06


Rev_Herb, you lost me. I was asking you for Scriptures on the "salvation test"; where believers are suppose to ask other believers "if they die this instant do they know where they will go?"
---augusta on 8/21/06


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agusta,
Jesus used the test. "Woman at the well" when he said to call your husband. The test was the 7th Commandment.
He used the test on rich young ruler, Go sell all you have. 1st and 2nd commandment.
Can a Catholic pray to Mary and worship a piece of bread and still go to heaven? Are there more that one way to get to heaven? There are if Catholics, Mormons, Christ of Christ are going.
---Rev_Herb on 8/21/06


I would assume that most who teach any doctrine, believe it to be true. Those whose main purpose is financial gain or recognition teach ideas that have wide appeal. IMHO it's wise not to jump to conclusions...esp. on the basis of a few phrases. Legitimate doctrinal differences do exist in Christianity. Better to study prayerfully on your own, comparing what is taught, with the Word. It's usually futile (unless you have expertise) to argue with a "teacher"...surely many have already tried.
---Donna2277 on 8/21/06


Gal. 1:8 "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed."
2 John 1:9-10 "Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:"
---tofurabby on 8/21/06


SHOWBIZ RELIGION:
Mt 6:2 "Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward."
Mt 6:5 "And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward."
---jhonny on 8/21/06


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Christ called them hypocrites. Oprah said M. Streep was "an acting machine" If you don't get picked up in Hollywood, go in the religion business. Fakers and actors wanted."Hypocrisy" Gk. hupokrisis: - hypocrisy 5, dissimulation 1, condemnation 1; 7 -the acting of a stage player. The word hypocrisy comes from a verb "to feign": meaning; -to take up anothers statements in reference to what one has decided for ones self; -to play/act a part, to simulate, to feign, to pretend.
---jhonny on 8/21/06


A false teacher teaches that God had everyone salvation picked out ahead of time. That He for-ordained those to hell. The Bible teaches us 2 places in Thess, there will be judgement on those who obey not the Gospel, and also those who received not the Love of the Gospel. God does not contradict Himself. Israel was God's Elect, to bring forth Christ. They are called Abraham's seed. Jesus is the seed, and we with Abraham's faith, receive the promise of Eternal life. To all nations of the world.
---kathr4453 on 8/21/06


it depends upon who you ask what is truth teaching. was jesus labeled a false teacher and a devil for what he taught?as time traveled foward did the spirit convince many that jesus is the truth?any non jesus based religions are false as you know.the scale is now tipped in favor of jesus's Father.the truth always shines in a darkened age of suspicion .who defines what false teachings are?
---earl on 8/21/06


Fruits of a false teacher: Showing oneself above others, with a conspicuous preeminence, although they may have a form of godliness. They have an overtopping estimate of their own merits. This produces a condescending contempt of others. Their pride is to be adversarial, oppositional and contrary. Not for the truth, but to withstand, be raised up, and lifted up over others. They are haughty and insolent to others. And they are popular. 3John1:9,
---jhonny on 8/21/06


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"If your are a Catholic, chances are you aren't going to heaven. If you were you would no longer follow RCC."
---Rev_Herb
I use to think the same thing but I was wrong.
Btw, Rev_Herb, I noticed you haven't provided the Scriptures I requested.
How come?
---augusta on 8/21/06


False teaching. The idea that the word reverend can be appropriate as a title.
"Reverend" is used once in the bible.
Ps111:9, "..holy and reverend is his name."
Reverend, from the verb; -to terrify. It is used to reverence the dreadful, fearful, astonishment and awe of God's glory. His renown, reputation and designation of His name as God. Respect.
---jhonny on 8/21/06


No one accepts Jesus as their savior, No one accepts Jesus into their heart. These are perfet examples of false teachings. Jesus accepts us. The only title we accept Jesus as is Lord of lords & King of kings.
Americans have a very poor underestanding of the concept of a lord. U.S. citizens are "Born free" this cultural paradigm greatly limits our ability to understand the relationship between Lord and disciple.
---Ryan on 8/20/06


Helen, my young person in Christ, I've heard those same quotes by Herb several dozen times in the past year on that Christian TV program (CBN?) and other stations as I flipped through the channels and my spirit jumps every time I hear it. In the beginning, I questioned it and searched for the answer. My answer to Herb is still the same. Peace to you.
---Steven on 8/20/06


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Rev Herb - I agree totally with what you have said. Once a person is truly born-again of the Spirit of God, they then see things that shock them that did not bother them at all before.
---Helen_5378 on 8/20/06


"Augusta - How come you address Rev_Herb as "rev"? That does not sound very nice. Sounds like you are angry at him because you are backed into a corner.
---Helen_5378"
I just shortened his name to conserve words -- ya know.. we can only use so many, Hel. ;-)
---augusta on 8/20/06


A false teacher lies about God and Jesus, and what is written in his Word the Bible. Sometimes out of ignorance a person will give false teaching. 2Peter 2:1
---Creamcup on 8/20/06


If your are a Catholic, chances are you aren't going to heaven. If you were you would no longer follow RCC.
---Rev_Herb on 8/20/06


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Steven, that is the answer I am looking for. You admited you are a sinner but accepted Christ as your savior. If you hadn't admitted you accepted Christ as your savior, I would then proceed with telling you that Christ died for you and your sins could be forgiven.
---Rev_Herb on 8/20/06


Herb, you ask, "What have you done to deserve Heaven." Answer - nothing. Jesus did it all.
---emg on 8/20/06


Steven - You need to carefully read Rev_Herb's question to Augusta again. We are all sinners, however when we stand before Jesus will we be pronounced guilty or innocent? (Saved or unsaved).
---Helen_5378 on 8/19/06


Rev Herb concerning your "did you ever..." post. Did I ever lie? Yes. Did I ever steal? Yes. Did I ever lust after something? Yes. But are you still calling me lying, thieving, adulterer at heart after repenting of my sins and never did them again? God has wiped my past to never bring it up again. No one, not one, would ever make it to heaven the way you said it. I'm confident in my faith.
---Steven on 8/19/06


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The test is for everyone. how else would I know to witness to you?
There is another question to this test: How do you know you are going to heaven? What have you done to deserve heaven?
---Rev_Herb on 8/19/06


Augusta - How come you address Rev_Herb as "rev"? That does not sound very nice. Sounds like you are angry at him because you are backed into a corner.
---Helen_5378 on 8/19/06


Oh Helen::Your comprehension is so limited why cant you get it Right. Mary with the Title "Mother of God( Jesus ) is not a God.She is Jesus's MOTHER.BTW did Jesus tell you to call me an Idolator or is this slur attached to me by YOU.If it is I still forgive you as you are like the soap Y&R.
---Emcee on 8/19/06


Rev Herb::As a preacher,you have that authority to talk about Hell & damnation. but to directly pass Judgement & point a finger at Augusta like you do!!- Remember 3 other fingers Point back at You.
---Emcee on 8/19/06


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Rev Herb::As a preacher,you have that authority to talk about Hell & damnation. but to directly pass Judgement & point a finger at Augusta like you do!!- Remember 3 other fingers Point back at You.
---Emcee on 8/19/06


Rev_Herb: "Augusta,Yes!"
Where is the Scripture for giving "salvation tests" to believers, Rev?
---augusta on 8/19/06


Rev: "Augusta,
Have you ever....."
Rev, why do you want me to answer your questions yet you refuse to answer mine?
---augusta on 8/19/06


Emcee - I do not pronounce your so-called "deadly slur" on anybody. It is God Who does that. You are in exactly the same boat as Augusta because you have told me in the past how you turn to Mary for comfort too. Idolatry, Emcee,idolatry - that is what God calls it. God commands everyone to have no other Gods before Him.
---Helen_5378 on 8/19/06


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Augusta,

Have you ever told a lie during you life?

Have you ever stolen anything during your life?

The bible says to look at someone and lust after them is adultery, ever done that?

If so, you are a laying, thieving, adulterer at heart and if you stood before God on the day of judgment, will He find you guilty or innocent? Will you go to Heaven or Hell?
---Rev_Herb on 8/19/06


Augusta,
Yes! simple answer. How else can you lead someone to Christ unless they know they are lost?

Lu18:20
Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

It worked for Jesus, why not me?

Do you know for sure you are going to heaven? If you clam to be a Christian, you should know.
---Rev_Herb on 8/19/06


Helen ::While you chide & upbraid Augusta I might remind you it is possible that the deadly slur you impose on Her could be your own transgression, in attempting to elicit an answer. Besides Pride HAS a downfall.
---Emcee on 8/19/06


Rev Herb::The words coming out of your mouth do not appear to be Godly, because it has a taste OF OSAS with which I am NOT familiar. So In all Honesty I woud have to say I don't KNOW.As it would be presumptuous & out Guessing Jesus.Our duty is to Follow HIM. Sorry EMG for being non Compliant.However I do HOPE to go to Heaven with God's Mercy.Ps my Know does not transalate as NO.
---Emcee on 8/19/06


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Augusta - What you are saying is ridiculous and all you are doing is completely avoiding the issue. It would be very hard to turn around and tell the truth and say "no" wouldn't it? That would naturally hurt anybody's pride. However, you cannot fool God.
---Helen_5378 on 8/19/06


Rev_Herb: "Emcee, I have tried to make this simple for you but it appears I have failed. Can you not understand the words that are comming out of my mouth? Yes or No answer was what I was looking for."
Rev, does it say in scripture for us to administer salvation tests? Yes or no?

Did the apostles give tests?
---augusta on 8/19/06


Emcee,
I have tried to make this simple for you but it appears I have failed. Can you not understand the words that are comming out of my mouth? Yes or No answer was what I was looking for.

You can't say yes because you don't know for sure, and you can say no because you would be admitting your are lost.
---Rev_Herb on 8/18/06


Creflo "the" Dollar, Rod Parsley, John Hagee, Hal Lindsey.

Creflo robs primarily the black community in Atlanta.

Parsley can work the crowd like a circus act but fails to preach repentance.

Hagee teaches Jesus was rich.

Lindsey sells a book everytime a firecracker is dropped in Israel.
---kevin on 8/18/06


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Emcee, Herb asked you "Are 100% sure you are going to heaven when you die? Yes or no will do." Can you give a one word answer to his question?
---emg on 8/18/06


Rev Herb::I believe you will never understand as you do not belong to the Body of Christ.In spite of your claim that you are born again because you oppose His most sacred Invitation & yet say you are born again I would investigate further if you were born at all to the source you claim because your words are forked.sorry .
---Emcee on 8/18/06


Emcee,
Jesus said, "except a man be born again, he can not enter into the kingdom of heaven" Are you born again? Are 100% sure you are going to heaven when you die? Yes or no will do. Are you following Christ to get to heaven or following because you are going to heaven? Does eating a piece of bread and drinking wine save you?
---Rev_Herb on 8/18/06


Rev Herb::I believe,the invitation was Jesus's words "pick up your cross & follow me" Plus the institution of His Church which we seek For guidance,& which Satan has been attacking from Day one ignoring Gods words & the gates of hell shall NOT prevail against it :Having said that God has given man a Choice I know where my light shines in the reception of His Divine Nature By The frequent reception. Jesus DOES NOT Deceive.
---Emcee on 8/17/06


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Emcce,
It's not my call, it is God's call, We are saved by grace through faith, nothing else. Is your church getting you to heaven or is God getting you to heaven. Are you depending on the church and works or God's grace?
---Rev_Herb on 8/17/06


A person will not find a true teacher of the Word in today's world. A preacher will either know hes wrong or he may believe he is right. And the people who DO teach the correct doctrine are 'tar and feathered' because the people don't like what they hear. Much the same as the prophets of old. So how does a person know right from wrong? Read the Bible, like you would a novel, from beginning to end and you will know God.
---Steven on 8/16/06


Rev Herb:: Be that as it may.It's your call. Amen
---Emcee on 8/16/06


Emcee, I am sure that May's issue of Readers Digest may be enlighting, but I still get my history of Mary from the bible. She is no longer a virgin, she had other children after Jesus. I also watch mystries of the bible on the history chanel but they are so far out in left field it's not funny.
---Rev_Herb on 8/16/06


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Amen!
the only name I want on me now and when I go before the Father and the Son is the name of His Son and to belong to Him and His family forever.
---robert on 8/16/06


Shira::I was trying to understand Rev Herbs analogy what is white is Black & what is black is white of course having been taught that,so how can what is wrong be right & right be wrong?is a deaf & blind man lead what he may have learnt to be Wrong Right.would you follow him or the one who is Known for truth Love & fairness,This is one of Satans ploys a master of Deception,which many are following today.
---Emcee on 8/16/06


A false teacher is someone who teaches doctrines opposing God and His word. It's someone who knows they are teaching wrong doctrines. For example, some teach that we are in a dream state and when we wake up we'll all be in heaven. That opposes God's word.
---Rickey on 8/16/06


Anyone who identifies with the list that John T has listed for us as being that instead of a Christian, is leading people astray. We're not members of LA Fitness, but members of Jesus Christ. That was great John T.
It's Carnal, to call yourself a this or that first. None of these were crucified for you, and none can conform you to the Image of Jesus Christ. They can only conform you to their image, much like a golden calf with a ring through it's nose.

**Who's jerking your ring????
---kathr4453 on 8/16/06


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Instead of resorting to name calling each other, [AHEM] let's get to specifics. Which are false teachers?
1) Mormon missionaries
2) KJV onlyists
3) SDAs
4) Arians
5) Southern Baptists
6) Independent Baptists
7) United Methodists
8) Post Tribulation Rapturists
9) Amillinnealists
10) Calvinists
11) Arminians
12) Anglicans
13) Episcopalians
NAME YOUR FLAVOR/HERESY OF THE DAY What makes it false??
Create your own list, OK
---John_T on 8/16/06


Oh REV Herb ::I hope not. I am like you without Bias.I try not to judge Or stand in judgement.I am one of those Catholics hounded by the Ana Baptists you speak of,& still being Persecuted .BTW did you read the article in the May Readers Digest on the history Of Mary it may be enlightening to You.
---Emcee on 8/15/06


Emcee, I see many false teachers here, are you one also?
---Rev_Herb on 8/15/06


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