FALSE PROPHETS

FALSE PROPHETS

False Prophets- those who falsely claim inspiration

1. Tests of:

Doctrine.................................................................Isaiah 8:20

Prophecies..........................................................1King 13:1-32

Lives.............................................................Matthew 7:15, 16

2. Characteristics of:

Prophesy peace....................................................Jeremiah 23:17

Teach a lie.........................................................Jeremiah 28:15

Pretend to be true...............................................Matthew 7:22, 23

Teach corruption...................................................2Peter 2:10-22

3. Examples of:

Zedekiah...........................................................1King 22:11, 12

Hananiah.........................................................Jeremiah 28:1-17

In the last days...................................................Matthew 24:11

FALSE TEACHERS

False Teachers- those who instruct contrary to God's will

• 1. Characteristics of:

Grace-perverters................................................Galatians 1:6-8

Money-lovers...................................................Luke 16:14

Christ-deniers...................................................2Peter 2:1

Truth-resisters...................................................2Timothy 3:8

Fable-lovers......................................................2Timothy 4:3, 4

Destitute of the truth............................................1Timothy 6:3-5

Bound by traditions.............................................Matthews 15:9

Unstable..........................................................1Timothy 1:6, 7

Deceitful..........................................................Ephesians 4:14

Lustful.............................................................2Peter 2:12-19

• 2. Prevalence of:

In Paul's time.....................................................2Timothy 1:14, 15

During this age...................................................1Timothy 4:1-3

At Christ's return................................................2Timothy 4:3, 4

HERESY

Heresy-a teaching contrary to the truth

1. Applied to:

Religious sect................................................Acts 5:17

Pharisees......................................................Acts 26:5

Christians (derisively)..............................Acts 24:5, 14

2. Characteristics of:

Damnable...................................................2Peter 2:1

Contagious..................................................2Peter 2:2

Subversive..............................................Galatians 1:7

3. Attitude toward:

Recognize purpose................................1John 2:18, 19

Withdraw.......................................1Timothy 6:4, 5, 11

Do not receive............................................2John 9-11

FALL OF MAN

Fall of Man- descent from innocence to guilt

• 1. Occasion of:

Satan's temptation..................................................Genesis 3:1-5

Eve's yielding..................................................2Corinthians 11:3

Adam's disobedience............................................Romans 5:12-19

• 2. Temporal consequences of:

Driven from Paradise................................................Genesis 3:24

Condemned to hard labor.......................................Genesis 3:16, 19

Condemned to die............................................1Corinthians 15:22

• 3. Spiritual consequences of:

Separated from God..............................................Ephesians 4:18

Born in sin.........................................................John 3:6

Evil in heart.........................................................Matthew 15:19

Corrupt and perverse..............................................Romans 3:12-16

In bondage to sin...................................................Romans 6:19

In bondage to Satan................................................Hebrews 2:14, 15

Dead in Sin.........................................................Colossians 2:13

Spiritually blind....................................................Ephesians 4:18

Utterly depraved...................................................Titus 1:15

Change from, not in man..........................................Jeremiah 2:22

Only God can change..............................................John 3:16

FALSE CONFIDENCE

• 1. Characteristics of:

Self-righteous......................................................Romans 2:3

Spiritually blind....................................................Isaiah 28:15, 19

Sensualist............................................................Galatians 6:7, 8

Worldly secure................................................1Thessalonians 5:3

• 2. Causes of trusting in:

Riches...............................................................1Timothy 6:17

Worldly success....................................................Luke 12:19, 20

Men..................................................................Isaiah 30:1-5

Oneself............................................................Matthew 26:33-35

Ignoring God's providence.......................................James 4:13-15

• 3. Warnings against:

Curse on.............................................................Jeremiah 17:5

Do not glory in men..........................................1Corinthians 3:21

Man's limitation...............................................2Corinthians 1:9

Mighty will fail.....................................................Psalms 33:16, 17

Boasting.............................................................1Kings 20:11