Every wind of false doctrine
is blowing rampant these days (Ephesians 4:14), even infiltrating Bible-preaching churches at an alarming rate. Numerous pastors and teachers have turned aside from the pure religion
of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit (II Timothy 3:5) to preach what "itching ears"
(II Timothy 4:3) want to hear: easy-listening, motivational pep talks which focus on selfish desires and corrupt philosophies of men
. These messages can be quite convincing on the surface, but the deception
is found in a clever misuse of Scripture (Romans 16:17-18) and a subtle, underlying enticement away from the purity and "simplicity that is in Christ"
(II Corinthians 11:3).
The Bible tells believers not to keep company with those who disobey the pure Word (II Thessalonians 3:14). This is why we mark certain individuals: to "earnestly contend for the faith"
(Jude 1:3) and warn believers with all gentleness and humility of the leaven that has crept into the Body of Christ. "Judgment begins at the house of God"
(I Peter 4:17), and God's judgment is according to His Word. Please check out the religion stories
below to read how popular mainstream "Christian" teachings contradict the Bible.