I am amazed at how so many people will jump from teaching to teaching…this video…that audio…a post here…an article there…a book over there. They go from teacher to teacher without really doing the serious bible study required to show whether these teachers are true or false. I am not talking about sincerity here…or whether they are honest (although that CAN be a factor, too). I am talking about whether or not they handle G-d’s word in a manner of integrity. Are they teaching rightly? Or wrongly?
I have glanced at some of the things that people put up links to on FB. Oh, my! As I skim through some of the teachings, I am appalled at how much falsehood is there. Granted, I do not believe it is all intentional, although some of it just might be. There is so much bad teaching out there and people just don’t realize it. So, they repeat it and it continues to get spread around.
Some of the most blatantly messed up teachings have to do with the law and with Judaism and the Jewish people and Israel. There is SO much there that simply contradicts what the Scriptures say. And it just keeps getting repeated by even some of the most “respected” teachers.
There is also the emotional factor. If it makes me feel good and lifts my spirit, it must be good and OK. Wrong! The adversary can appear as an angel of light. Tradition holds that he was the heavenly worship leader. We must not be naïve in our thinking that, somehow, we cannot be deceived or misled. We can be…IF we are not on our toes. We NEED to be studying to show ourselves approved…a workman rightly handling the word of G-d.
I pray that more people, myself included, will be a LOT more cautious about what we share.
2Ti 4:1 I solemnly charge you before God and the Messiah Yeshua, who will judge the living and the dead when he appears and establishes his Kingdom:
2Ti 4:2 proclaim the Word! Be on hand with it whether the time seems right or not. Convict, censure and exhort with unfailing patience and with teaching.
2Ti 4:3 For the time is coming when people will not have patience for sound teaching, but will cater to their passions and gather around themselves teachers who say whatever their ears itch to hear.
2Ti 4:4 Yes, they will stop listening to the truth, but will turn aside to follow myths.
And further down:
2Ti 2:15 Do all you can to present yourself to God as someone worthy of his approval, as a worker with no need to be ashamed, because he deals straightforwardly with the Word of the Truth.