False teachers

The wrong direction

Unsound teaching can be a danger in our Christian walk. False teachers usually… mock truth (the Word of God or the church), follow unrighteous impulses, divide people, and are worldly-minded. Spirit-led teachers recognize that humility and unity with their students is key (Philippians 2:1-4). Pray for discernment to distinguish true teachers from misguided ones.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, January 19, 2021.

Taken for a Ride


Here is the term for robbery.  False teachers who are successful in getting people to believe lies, rob them of truth, salvation, and blessing.  Far from being advanced, profound knowledge, the false teachers’ beliefs were simplistic and immature like all of the rest of the speculations, ideologies, philosophies, and psychologies the fallen satanic and human system invents.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Colossians 2:8.