In his Epistle to the Romans, the Apostle Paul warned the early Christians to watch out for false teachers:
NKJ Romans 16:17-18 “Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.”
I recently ran across a video of John Piper explaining Paul’s meaning in this passage, in particular verse 18, and I thought the blog’s readers might appreciate it as much as I did.
I am currently serving as the primary teaching elder of Immanuel Baptist Church in Bloomington, Illinois, where I have been since 1993. My fellow-elders are George Drye, Brent Flint, and Ben Murphy, each of whom also resides in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Together, by the grace of God, we make up one pretty good pastor! I received my B.A. in Biblical Studies from Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) in Columbia, South Carolina. And I received my M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. And, by the way, my last name has a silent 'h' and is pronounced 'troop.'
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2 thoughts on “John Piper on False Teachers”
That was a good video. The scripture also describes the devil not as this red hideous creature with horns, but rather disguised as a beautiful Angel of Light. Something we would actually be attracted too rather than be scared of. It is true that most False Teachers have very charismatic personalities which you can be very unpopular person to call them for what they really are.
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