Today it seems that every week, we learn of another leader who has been found guilty of sexual sin with men, women, or even children. “If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. In this article, Fisher, G. Richard writes the following: “Many Christians don’t realize that there is a battle being waged between Jewish externals and rituals as a means of spirituality and sanctification and truly biblical means that are internal heart issues…It’s hard to define the HRM because it is so diverse and made up of so many disparate groups and individuals. A W Tozer warned of deception tailored to ensnare the passionate: “Strange as it may seem, the danger today is greater for the fervent Christian than for the lukewarm and the self-satisfied. He grows weary of the old truths and pursues respectability through originality. We continue with the latest of a series of posts from our good friends and fellow polemicists over at ‘Famine In The Land’ blog. It is these winds of doctrine that are systematically poisoning millions within the Evangelical Industrial Complex. Dispenses Spiritually Poisonous Teachings. From the church’s earliest days, she has been afflicted by the Heretic in his various forms. Rick Becker sheds a bright light on the seven effects of false teaching. They teach on accountability yet they are accountable to no one. Robert Morris is the founding senior pastor of Gateway Church, a multicampus church in the Dallas-Fort Worth Texas area with over 36,000 active members. It will help you learn to structure your life to do the most good to the glory of God. I wrote this short, fast-paced, practical guide to productivity to share what I have learned about getting things done in today’s digital world. My point in all of this, is that Gateway Church has not demonstrated any sort of integrity in their teaching to warrant becoming a member there. Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. Recently we saw him obscuring the clear message of Scripture to search for hidden codes in Scripture. We have no need to fear, or to be shaken in our minds regarding the end of the world – in fact the opposite is true: “ For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. “I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them.”  Acts 20:29-30, Those who distort the truth are often narcissists; they speak of themselves more than they do of Christ. Pastor Robert Morris has written various popular books and has a staggering spiritual influence over tens of thousands of people, but that is NOT good! This gives credence to their teachings and revelations, and elevates them above the ordinary believer. In this article we explore seven effects of false teachings. Today Benny Hinn, Creflo Dollar, and a host of others peddle the prosperity gospel to enrich themselves from their followers’ gifts. But another, more nefarious kind of false teacher is the one … Those of us who warn our friends and family of teachers who twist the truth are often accused of being divisive, but the real dividers are those who draw away disciples by twisting the truth – “I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.” Paul thought of him as the ear-tickler: “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths” (2 Timothy 4:3-4). The Heretic is the most prominent and perhaps the most dangerous of the false teachers. The Apostle Paul took false teaching seriously: “ I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them. I say greater threat in the sense that I know many folk who have become disillusioned with Charismania, or who have come out of the New Apostolic Reformation, and have somehow get entangled with the HRM. Robert Morris is the founding senior pastor of Gateway Church, a multicampus church in the Dallas-Fort Worth Texas area with over 36,000 active members. “be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare. The Tickler craves popularity and praise from the world. John offered an urgent warning about him. Colossians 2:18 – 19. The Charlatan is the person who uses Christianity as a means of personal enrichment. You will recognize them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:15-16a). Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. Natural phenomena such as the blood moons, books such as The Harbinger by false prophet Jonathan Cahn, and the fear-mongering by Jim Bakker in an effort to sell his survival food buckets, have caused many to be shaken in their minds. In fact, you can hardly swing a dead cat without hitting a false teacher. “For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ” (Jude 4). They separate their followers from truth, and from true fellowship with other believers. It’s a subject that still causes much consternation. “Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. The history of Christ’s church is inseparable from the history of Satan’s attempts to destroy her. A greater threat however, and possibly influenced by SDA is the Hebrew Roots Movement (HRM). These false teachers had “swerved” from a good conscience and sincere faith, and were described as people who were “without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.” 1 Timothy 1:7, Hymenaeus is probably the same individual Paul identifies in 2 Timothy 2:15-16, who taught that the resurrection had already happened. Many are swept up in movements such as the New Apostolic Reformation. The Charlatan is only interested in the Christian faith to the extent that it can fill his wallet. The Divider is devoid of the Holy Spirit whose first fruit is love and whose special work is holding believers together in the bond of peace (Galatians 5:22, Ephesians 4:3). teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age. The really tragic part is that many sincere and passionate people who want to do God’s will are deceived by this version of appeasing self. An eschatology that causes you to fear, feel superior, or divide you from brothers and sisters in Christ needs to be revisited. While I believe we are in the closing stages of time on earth, I also know that “.. concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only”  Matthew 24:36, In his first letter to the Thessalonians, Paul writes concerning the day of the Lord and encourages the believers to : “be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. He sometimes makes a minor doctrine into the mark of Christian maturity, causing factions to arise within the body. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. • by a spirit – prophetic word or revelation, Jonathan Cahn, and the fear-mongering by Jim Bakker in an effort to sell his s. buckets, have caused many to be shaken in their minds. If the apostle Paul were alive today he would have been accused of being a heresy hunter, judgemental, divisive, unloving, and would have been rejected by certain well known churches and teachers that are adored by millions. as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. “..just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,  as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. A sure way to shipwreck your faith is to neglect the anchor of God’s word. The evil here adverted to is that which arises where those undertake to interpret the Bible who have no established principles. Each individual is responsible for the facts and opinions contained in his posts. It’s a vast smorgasbord of everything from scholarship, as in the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research, to so-called Third Questers, to individuals practicing subjective pop (make-it-up-as-you-go) Judaism. In reality, though, he is commissioned and empowered by Satan for the purpose of misleading and disrupting Christ’s church. Paul is warning the Galatian believers not to fall for the false teachings of the Judaizers. Why? These are the men and women who concoct the various winds of teaching that sway the immature and cause them to be “carried away” into error. They don’t preach tithing because they want you to prosper – they need your tithe to pay for their new building and opulent lifestyle. Today there are movements and denominations that place a heavy and unnecessary burden on their followers. His priests do not peddle a different religion, but a deadly perversion of the true one. When a good conscience is rejected, the result is a seared conscience : “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared.” 1 Timothy 4:1-2 Rejecting a “good conscience” caused Hymenaeus and Alexander to swerve from truth, and the result was increasing ungodliness. The New Creation In Christ Radical Change, Robert Morris denies the reality and lethal danger of spiritual death for the righteous who, The Believer's Conditional Security: Eternal Security Refuted, Skull And Crossbones Awards For False Prophets And False Teachers. He is a gregarious figure, a natural leader teaching just enough truth to mask his deadly error. False teachers take on many forms, custom-crafted to times, cultures, and contexts. The key words they use are ‘self-expression’, ‘fulfillment’, rather than purity and obedience. Site by Mere. I am a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to Aileen and a father to three children. Unfortunately legalism did not end with the early church. “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1). His troops do not make a full-out frontal assault, but work as agents, sneaking into the opposing army. Such a message makes no demands other than the ones we want to make on ourselves”, These false teachers avoid the message of the cross and justify the lusts of the flesh. Many people who come out of Word of Faith, Prosperity and New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) churches can struggle to find a church where sound doctrine is taught. Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears.

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