What Are Destructive Heresies?

Destructive Heresies
The enemy is looking for a way to get in to destroy your faith in Jesus Christ. Stay alert!

2 Peter 2:1

But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves.

Destructive (684) Heresies (139)

  • Destructive-To be doomed, fully destroyed, and to be broken into pieces.
  • Heresies-Belonging to a party or a sect. A school of teachings and principles that a person will live by.

-Destructive heresies- Simply mean to choose to follow different teachings that deny the fundamental doctrines of who Jesus claimed to be and what He has done.  

Heresies would include but not limited to:

  • The Word of God has mistakes
  • Jesus was created
  • Jesus didn’t rise from the grave
  • Jesus is not the Son of God
  • Jesus is not God
  • The Holy Spirit is not a person, but a force of some type
  • Jesus didn’t die on the cross
  • Salvation could be obtained by other means
  • Jesus was not born from a virgin
  • A rejection of the Trinity-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit being Yahweh
  • Spiritualizing the Book of Revelation and the second coming of Jesus Christ

Adopting any of the heresies mentioned above would make a person apostatize-falling away from sound doctrine which will pave one’s road to hell.

Insight: Sound Doctrine

The word “sound” in 2 Timothy 4:3 means to be in good health. Believing in sound teaching brings health to a person’s soul

All of the different types of heresies have one source as revealed in 1 Timothy 4:1Now the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons

In 1 Timothy 4:1 & 2 Thessalonians 2:3 prophesy that right before the coming of Jesus, there will be a huge departure from the Truth. Countless of those who profess faith in Jesus [false converts], will abandon the teachings of the Bible in favor of an alternative interpretation of the basics understanding of the person of Jesus Christ, sin, and salvation. All will be reinterpreted to say and mean something else. 

I believe that we are living in the beginning stages of the great apostasy. For this to occur, the belief in the inerrancy of Scripture HAS to be attacked and dismantle in mainstream Christianity. At the present time, many Christians are abandoning their faith in the Word of God as inerrant. That will have a devastating outcome on their faith in Jesus. 

Those who no longer hold to the inerrancy of Scripture have adopted strange beliefs not found in the Bible and some wonder how can a Christian believe that? We now know why.

Once you doubt the Truth, the Full Armor of God has been stripped from you. Defenseless and vulnerable, you have put yourself in great danger. The enemy seeing you in that state will come fully loaded with all types of deception to destroy your faith in the Truth with one blow. 

Believe what Jesus said:

Matthew 24:35

“35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.”

Jesus has the power to make sure His Word stays intact to reach the last living soul. 

John 20:31

“31 But these are written so that you may believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and by believing you may have life in His name.”

Jesus wanted His Word to be written and preserved for the salvation of those who read it or else how can a person get saved without the Word of God?

Romans 10:17

“17 So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ.”


Jesus made sure that His Apostles would write down everything He had taught them while He was with them on earth.

John 14:26

“26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit—the Father will send Him in My name—will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you.”

Dear friends, trust in the Bible that you hold in your hands and don’t believe the lies of the devil when he tells you that you cannot trust the Bible you own.

Remember, the devil told Eve the same lie in the Garden of Eden-“Did God really say”Genesis 3:1. That was the devil’s first attack. Satan’s lie is so old that it amazes me how it is still so effective today and amongst Christian nonetheless. It blows my mind. 

The worst part is, they think believing in that, they have some special understanding from those who hold to the inerrancy of Scripture. How deep their deception has to really be to actually believe it came from God. 

In the end times, Christians will be killed because of their testimony about their faith in Jesus Christ and His Word.

Revelation 6:9

“When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the people slaughtered because of God’s word and the testimony they had.”

Satan will kill believers in the future for believing in the Bible, what does that tell you, friends? He wants you to doubt it

Jude 1:13-Wandering Stars


13 wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever.

“wild waves of the sea” They are very destructive and unstable.

“wandering stars” Refers to a departure from the truth.

Literally speaking, there is a special place in hell made for false prophets whose plan is to make you abandon the Lord for their gain.

Jude 1:12-Teachers Who Are Like Dangerous Reefs


12 These are hidden rocky reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you, shepherds who without fear feed themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn leaves without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots

“These are hidden rocky reefs in your love feasts” Coral reefs can be very beautiful to behold and alluring to go look at, but the reefs can have very sharp edges and can cut a person if they brush against it by mistake. Also, lurking in the coral reefs are very deadly creatures like the blue-ringed octopus whose venom can kill any human with no antivenom known to be available.

That is how dangerous a false prophet can be to your spiritual life. They can seem very attractive with their speech and even their appearances, but what comes out of their mouths [teachings] is full-blown venom. His teaching is so convincing that to bring you back to the truth will be very difficult.

“when they feast with you, shepherds who without fear feed themselves” These false teachers pretend to be a caring friend just to get something out of you. They only care how you can bless them with what you have instead of them being a blessing to you. 

“clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn leaves without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots” Since they do not have the Holy Spirit, you think that they will bless you with godly wisdom, however, it will be worldly wisdom which is detestable to the Lord. Their venom that spews out of their mouths promises that if you live by their interpretation, God will have to bless you. In reality, that type of doctrine will start to corrode your faith if you put it into practice.

The last part of the verse describes false teachers as being “twice dead” which shows that their consciences are seared. When you come across a person like that, their door to the truth has been permanently closed. If meeting a person this deadly is unavoidable, we must approach him with extreme caution.  

We must take a false teacher very seriously. The potential for damaging our faith is very great so, we have to constantly be ready by reading Scripture, praying, and applying God’s Word to our daily life.