When a speaker says, “in conclusion,” especially if that speaker is a preacher, it usually means he’s not concluding, just continuing. Peter, however, is indeed concluding the last of his two epistles with three main ideas. 2 Peter 3:14-18 (14) Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be … Continue reading Peter’s Final Thoughts
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The Wrong Way on Purpose
What makes false teachers so dangerous is that many really do have God-given talents, but like Balaam they use them for selfish gain.
Don’t Mistake God’s Patience for God’s Approval
Some follow false teachers because it appears those teachers have God's blessing. Don't mistake God's patience for God's approval.
How to Spot a Counterfeit: Follow the Money
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 Gift of Salvation is a Two-Way Street
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.
How to Spot a Counterfeit Step One: Inspect Carefully
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