What makes false teachers so dangerous is that many really do have God-given talents, but like Balaam they use them for selfish gain.
Some follow false teachers because it appears those teachers have God's blessing. Don't mistake God's patience for God's approval.
Peter tells us that false teachers will use plastic words to get to our paper money (or plastic credit cards). If you want to know if a teacher is false, follow the money.
The dangerous thing about false teachers is that not only have they themselves chosen to reject God’s gift of salvation through Christ, but they have chosen to convince others to do the same.
If you look at new U.S. currency, bills twenty and up, you’ll notice some built-in anti-counterfeiting measures. They have security strips, reflective multi-colored ink, small holograms, and new layouts, all designed to thwart counterfeiting. People who deal with currency every day, like bankers and cashiers, can often spot a counterfeit just by how it looks … Continue reading How to Spot a Counterfeit Step One: Inspect Carefully