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HOW TO DEAL WITH FALSE TEACHING

SUMMARY OF STUDIES

Introduction

 

Study 1: Know the Bible’s perspective on human ideologies

The Bible defines substitute religions and human ideologies as false

The Bible affirms that Christ alone is the one true truth

 

Study 2: Know the fundamental difference between the true truth and false teaching

The true truth is complete and absolute

False teaching replaces, adds to, or alters the meaning of ‘the truth’

 

Study 3: Know what the Old Testament says about false teaching

The Genesis 3 deception – analysis of the Devil’s deception

Idolatry and false gods – what the Old Testament says about them

Occult powers and practices

False prophets and false messages – what the Old Testament says:

Superficial and syncretistic worship

 

Study 4: Recognize the nature of false teachers and false teaching

New Testament data about the nature of false teachers and false teaching is collated under the following headings:

In the Gospels and Acts

In the letters and Revelation

 

Study 5: Understand the present and future impact of false teaching

New Testament data about the impact of false teaching is identified under the following headings:

 

Study 6: Obey the biblical commands about false teaching

New Testament commands regarding our response to false teaching are listed under the following headings:

 

Study 7: Understand the importance of our minds

The Old Testament teaches the importance of our minds

The New Testament teaches the importance of our minds

Human versus God-given wisdom

 

Study 8: Know the key points of doctrine affected by false teaching

The New Testament identifies the following key areas of doctrine affected by false teaching in the first century:

 

Study 9: Recognize false teaching today

Contemporary false teaching is listed under the following headings: