Please watch this You tube Video and then read the lesson that follows. https://youtu.be/yAtVV9YMsGs
Isn’t it shameful what these people are doing. Think about it if you have been a soldier, a Marine sailor or in the Air force seen battle, witness the death of your comrades at arms and then your home discharged from the service, and you meet a person who is a fake like this man. How would you feel? Would you approach the man?
No matter how you answered the question, a fake is a fraud, a Hypocrite, and their lying actions hurt others. But it is not just in the military service who suffer from these frauds, it is also in the religious community. But this has been going in the church not too long after God build her. Jesus warned us about this in Mt 7:15 ¶ "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.” Notice the spirit of a person who claims to be a servant of God and is a servant Satan. Wolves Kill Sheep and when a wolf puts on sheep clothing to kill sheep, that is the end result of false prophets. Murder is what false prophets do to people.
Consider what Paul said: 2Co 11:12-14, “But what I do, I will also continue to do, that I may cut off the opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the things of which they boast. 13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works”
Again Ga 1:6-9 ¶ “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, 7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.”
The word accursed means “as a none believer.” Notice When a person teaches or preaches a different gospel, the end result is they are viewed as a non Believer, a non Christian. But what happens when a person follows their doctrine, you know the false gospel? The same thing, and that is they too would be considered as a none believer.
Jesus said, “Mt 15:14 "Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.” Notice the heart of these individuals, Mt 15:5 "But you say, 'Whoever says to his father or mother, "Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God" -- 6 'then he need not honor his father or mother.' Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition. 7 "Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: 8 'These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. 9 And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'"
What does God want today?
Joh 4:24 "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." Grace covers every sin a man may commit except Blaspheme against the HOLY Spirit, and Practiced sins. You know those sins a man refuses to repent of. Therefore if a false teachers refuses to preach truth, and dies in that state, he will be judged with that sin. In the same way if his student refuses to preach truth he will suffer the same.
Stolen Valor has its consequences in the world, and in the church. There are over 70,000 different denominations in the world today, all claiming to be Christian, and teaching things that God through the bible does not teach. Women out right sinning by usurping their authority and become Pastors, preachers and teachers, of men. Yet they are in clear violation of the bible. 1Ti 2:12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.”
What about salvation? We seen that God through the Pen of Paul that there is only one gospel, yet man has even perverted that. Peter says Ac 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
False teachers steal more then valor, they steal truth and salvation from those who would follow them. Leave your comment this is Tim Gean saying 2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (KJV)