January 7th 2016
Highlight the Truth and Mark Those Teaching False Doctrine
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. (Romans 16:17-18 KJV)
Paul is pleading with his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to separate from any who are teaching and preaching false doctrine not aligned with the Word of God. There are many false teachers and preachers operating side shows and entertainment extravaganzas complete with a fabricated label of “religion pasted on their “spiritual parade.” Their sole purpose is to entertain and amuse their audience.
There are fewer and fewer preachers standing strong on the Word of God today and proclaiming the truth.
Paul goes further, he does not desire for man to just separate away from false teaching but he also enjoins him to clearly mark those who are false teachers and preachers thereby helping others who are infants and babes in Christ to properly discern truth from error.
Many are being deceived today because they need to turn up their discernment a notch or two by being more familiar with the Truths of God’s Word and properly apply it in their lives.