“8 Watch yourselves, so that you do not lose what we have worked for, but that you may be fully rewarded.
9 Anyone who runs ahead without remaining in the teaching of Christ does not have God. Whoever remains in His teaching has both the Father and the Son.
10 If anyone comes to you but does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your home or even greet him.
11 Whoever greets such a person shares in his evil deeds.” -2 John 1:8-11, BSB
In verse 8, the Scriptures give a stark warning not to lose the good work that you did for the Lord Jesus Christ.
In verse 9, it says that if a person is claiming to follow Jesus Christ and has adopted a different view from what the Scripture clearly states reveals the person to be a false Christian without the Holy Spirit living inside of him. The one who believes in what the Bible teaches about who Jesus is, salvation, and everything else, God dwells in their hearts.
In verse 10, when a traveler would come, according to the culture, the owner of the house would take care of the weary traveler by providing him with a place to sleep and food so that he may continue on his journey the next day. What the passage is saying that if a “Christian” gets introduce into your life by way of Social Media but believes in unorthodox doctrines [not sound doctrine]. Do not support their blogs in any way.
Remember, false Christians will have some truth, which will contain lies not being consistent with sound teachings. For example, they will teach something truthful like to believe in Jesus for salvation, but at the same time teach that Jesus is another god, thus introducing heretical teachings that are damning. I want to be clear and make a difference between a baby Christian that doesn’t know too much from a false teacher who is deceived and continues to deceive others. An immature Christian will take correction with Scripture, but a false one will not. They will teach something that will go against what the Scripture makes clear about the person of Jesus and His promises found in His Word.
Verse 11 warns that any support that you give to a false teacher, you will end up promoting false doctrine and partake in his evil deeds. You will become that which you proclaim to despise.
There are many false teachers today who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ and are deceiving many genuine believers. The first thing they have to attack, that which they profess to follow, the Word of God. In Genesis 3, Satan defeated Eve by undermining her trust in God’s Word, which keeps her grounded and firm in the LORD.
“Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field that the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden?’ ” -Genesis 3:1, BSB
Satan’s first attack was to question God’s Word in a subtle way to bring about doubt. Once he moves you away from the Scriptures, you will be an easier target for him to destroy. Why would the devil act any different today if he got to deceive two people who had no sins at the time? It worked well with Adam and Eve, so you know that Satan will continue to attack those whose faith’s foundation is not upon the Rock, which is the Word of God [Matthew 7:24-27]. I will show you a false teacher whose name is Andy Stanley, who is not from God but has been planted by the devil to make you doubt God’s Word. See below.
Andy Stanley, who said, “the foundation of our faith is not the Scriptures,” clearly he does not know the Scriptures. His statement is the most outlandish thing that I have ever heard, especially coming from a pastor who is supposed to know the Bible. The Scriptures, without a shadow of a doubt, says contrary to what Stanley believes. Read below.
“Consequently, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” -Romans 10:17, BSB
According to Romans 10:17, the foundation of a Christian’s faith is the Scriptures, yet these false teachers can blatantly teach the opposite. It puzzles me greatly.
I would also like to point out another false teacher who resides in Portland, Oregon. This false teacher attacks the person of Jesus Christ and makes Him not even know that He is the Son of God. This false Christian is John Mark Comer. In his book called: “The Ruthless Elimination Of Hurry.” On page 126, Mr. Comer said, “Notice, Jesus came out of the wilderness with all sorts of clarity about his identity and calling. He was grounded. Centered. In touch with God and himself. From that place of emotional equilibrium and spiritual succor, he knew precisely what to say yes to and, just as importantly, what to say no to.”
First of all, Jesus is God. To make it simple. Jesus’ humanity is God’s garment. It is like God was leaving His house [in heaven] and puts on His clothes, Jesus’ flesh, to visit us and accomplish His purpose [His death and resurrection].
“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity dwells in bodily form.” -Colossians 2:9, BSB
John Mark Comer is saying that Jesus only knew who He was after coming out of the wilderness. Mr. Comer is claiming that Jesus did not only have any clue who He was, but He didn’t even know what was His purpose here on earth until His journey in the wilderness. This mindset alone reveals that John Mark Comer is not getting his understanding of the Scriptures from the Holy Spirit but he is getting it by demonic spirits.
The Scripture reveals that Jesus already knew at a young age that He is the Son of the Living God, as found in Luke Chapter 2, which says…
“42 And when He was twelve years old, they went up according to the custom of the Feast.”
49 “Why were you looking for Me?” He asked. “Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?” 50 But they did not understand the statement He was making to them.” -Luke 2:49-50, BSB
The 12 year old Jesus, knew that He was the Son of God, making Himself God [John 5:16-18].
The church I go to is promoting this garbage of a book. I can’t see it any other way, but for what it is. I am deeply offended that the youth leadership and even maybe the pastor is okay with giving garbage to their congregation to eat [spiritually speaking]. How in the world can leaders in a church, who are supposed to be the ones to protect God’s people, be the ones killing them? To those who is given much [responsibilities], more will be demanded of.
“But the one who unknowingly does things worthy of punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and from him who has been entrusted with much, even more will be demanded.” -Luke 12:48, BSB
Folks, we must understand and acknowledge that when we see Biblical doctrine being taught and it seems to be moving away from the sound teachings as found in the New Testament, we must warn the believers of a potential landmine. I have come across MODCONSPIRACY’s blog in reference to Dee and the dialogue they had. Dee’s interpretation regarding the End Times [the Book of Revelation] is not just off, but scary off. We as believers are living in unparalleled times and really close to the return of Jesus Christ.
Jesus wants all His children to know, at least the basics, concerning His second coming.
2 He replied, “When evening comes you say, ‘It will be good weather because the sky is red.’ 3 And in the morning, ‘Today will be stormy because the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to read the appearance of the sky, but you can’t read the signs of the times.
Jesus said in Revelation 1:3“Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear the words of this prophecy and keep what is written in it, because the time is near.”
The word “blessed” has the meaning of being fortunate and happy.
The Lord will bless those who read and ask Him for the true understanding of the signs of the times that we are living in regards to the Book of Revelation.
Satan does not want you to understand the End Time events because he wants you to be unprepared and caught off guard.
Below is Dee’s comment that needs to be shown because as a community of believers in Jesus, we have to help other Christians not step into devastating landmines.
[Dee@Sealed in Christ said]
Let me be clear: I place little to no value on traditional biblical views. Rather, I place value on what the Bible alone has to say. How a person interprets the Bible (myself included) does not make it doctrine. And I will most certainly challenge anyone that refers to tradition as doctrine.
I do not, I never have, nor will I ever quote any extra-biblical resource as a matter of Truth or Doctrine. Nor did I do this in my exchange above. My point in referencing the Didache in the exchange above, was to show by their own words what the first century believers held to in terms of the timing of the rapture – which, as it turns out, is in direct opposition to what that blogger teaches.
“Let me be clear: I place little to no value on traditional biblical views.”
A traditional Biblical view is Biblical as 2 Thessalonians 2:15 says, “So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold to the traditions you were taught, whether by what we said or what we wrote.”
In 1 Thessalonians 2:13, it defines the word traditions as being the same as the Word of God, read below
1 Thessalonians 2:13
“This is why we constantly thank God, because when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you welcomed it not as a human message, but as it truly is, the word of God, which also works effectively in you who believe.”
The traditions that Paul and the rest of the Apostles were verbally spreading before it was written down was the same message of that found in the Bible we have today.
Indirectly she is saying that she places no value in the Word of God. Either she is confused or cunning.
Now the next thing she says is very interesting.
“Rather, I place value on what the Bible alone has to say.”…..”I do not, I never have, nor will I ever quote any extra-biblical resource as a matter of Truth or Doctrine.”
After she said that she ended with this
“My point in referencing the Didache in the exchange above, was to show by their own words what the first century believers held to in terms of the timing of the rapture”
That is what you call a sly of the mouth.
Insight: Sly of the Mouth
When a person starts to say something truthful and finishes in contradicting that in which they started to say. It is done in a subtle way to capture the person for derailment.
She is introducing to the reader in a very subtle way the Didache which is supposedly the teachings of the 12 Apostles written by an anonymous author. She also says that that is what the early church believed in [“…their own words what the first century believers held to….”]. That is how it is done, to take a person away from Scripture and into extra-unbiblical sources.
Just because someone starts with what seems to be sound doctrine doesn’t mean they will end their teachings with sound doctrine. We must be watchful, for this is how deception works.
A true statement or teaching that is tweaked very slightly to mean something else without the reader picking up on it.