Beware of False Teachers
Passage: 2 Peter 2:1–3
Main Idea: Believers must beware of false teachers that will seek to lead them astray.
The Ongoing Presence of False Teachers
- 1a But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you
- Jeremiah 23:1, 2, 9–11, 16, 17
- Matthew 7:15
- 2 Corinthians 11:12–15
- 1b who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them,
- Jude 4
- 1c bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
- Matthew 7:16–20
The Temptation to Follow Gospel-Tarnishing False Teachers
- 2a And many will follow their sensuality,
- Jude 4
- 1 Corinthians 6:15–20
- 2b and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.
- Romans 2:24
- 3a And in their greed they will exploit you with false words.
- Romans 16:17, 18
The Ensured End of All False Teachers
- 3b Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
- Diligent perseverance requires rejection of false teachers who seek to lead others away from following Christ as Lord.
- 2 Timothy 4:3, 4
- Colossians 2:8