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False teaching was rampant in Paul's day, and not much has changed since. Turn on the television, pop into churches across America, and you will discover how many false teachers deviate from the gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul says we must silence and rebuke them that they may be sound in the faith.
We come again this morning to matter of false teachers, deceptive guides of religion. We noted last time the church is in a battle and the arena in which it is fought is truth and error. Now the Lord has promised that He will build His church and the gates of hell will prevail against it. But the Lord is speaking there of the true church, regenerate, repentant, believers in Christ. His concern in our present passage however, is to warn those that think they are part of that church, but are not, they are tares. And He take waves the flag of warning by calling our attention to the leaders of the church of tares, false teachers.
God’s people are engaged in a war. The Reformers used to refer to this present state of the Church as the Church Militant, which simply meant she was engaged in spiritual battle, she abides in enemy territory, the world is not friendly toward but seeks her destruction. There is a battle for the souls of men, it is a battle fought in the realm of truth and error, and it is this battle to which the Lord directs our attention this morning by warning us of the leaders of the enemy: False teachers. Here our Lord gives us: Two exhortations regarding false teachers, so that you may be kept in truth and not lost to spiritual deception: (1) Be on Guard against False Prophets (2) Be Discerning in all Spiritual Matters