I am sure many of you are wondering why I speak so much about heresy, false teaching/teachers.
Because I love God, I love people and I hate that which goes against sound doctrine.
If everyone just sits back and never said anything against false teachers and heretical teachings whether it be from books, movies, songs, or whatever then this world would be eaten up (worse than it already is) with false teaching and heresy leading many astray.
I am a disciple of Christ, do I love His sheep? Yes, I do! Then I MUST protect and feed them the true Word of God and EXPOSE the poison.
If I know something is wrong and causing people to be deceived and I do not warn them, what kind of man am I?
Paul makes an appeal to believers, in Romans 16:17-18 he says, “I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.”
False teachers no matter what form they come in has come for one purpose and that is to cause divisions and create obstacles and deceive the hearts of the naive.
Listen to the command given by Paul to Timothy, “This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight, keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith. Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan, so that they will be taught not to blaspheme. (1 Timothy 1:18-19)
The Bible is our only instruction for preaching, teaching, and encouragement, but, it is equally valuable for correcting and rebuking, as a matter of fact, we as Christians are held accountable for proclaiming the whole council of God, warning others of false teachings.
One of the qualifications of an elder is to feed the sheep, to take care of the sheep to protect the sheep, “He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.” (Titus 1:9)
Scripture clearly says, “This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith” (Titus 1:13)
I am committed to teaching truth and exposing those who would compromise the essential doctrines of God. Exposing for the sake of truth is a divine command and we as believers, especially Elders should never shy from it!