The following article appeared in the August 2020 issue of Tabletalk magazine, as I was asked to write an article on this subject based on the book of Jude. Use this link to access the complete article.
Years ago, a seminary professor gave us a simple but profound assignment. He had us read through the whole New Testament, marking down the chief doctrines found in each paragraph. While reviewing the results, I discovered that every book of the New Testament warns the church about false teachers.
Now, after nearly three decades of ministry experience, I see the reason for this consistent, systematic warning of Scripture. As Jesus said, “Many false prophets will arise and lead many astray” (Matt. 24:11). I have witnessed men arise, teaching strange doctrines and confusing people. What types of teaching do they promote? That the resurrection has already taken place. That calling people to believe in Jesus is Arminianism. That wearing certain clothing makes you holy. That immorality is allowable. On and on the list could go.
To read the rest of the article, go here.