I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. 2 Peter 2: 1-3 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who brought them-bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
2 Timothy 4: 1-5 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing, and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage- with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
Thank you for sharing this on LinkedIn..This what needs to be exposed in the last days..what does darkness have to do with light..
Great Post People need to hear Sound Doctrine.
The opposition is the Devil and the angels, The armor of God is available and scripture and The Holy spirit.
Disciples must arm themselves for Spiritual Warfare, That we as Christians and the body of Christ
Must put on the whole armor of Christ to fight against the Devil and His angels..
2. That we must be aware of spiritual warfare and be prepared for it..
3. How prepared are we are as a church for spiritual warfare..
4 Loins girt or waist belt of truth will help us to understand what is truth and not truth and then the breast plate of righteousness shows love and compassion..The shield of Faith shal quench the fiery darts..Temptation ans Sin, Helmet of Salavation, Sword of the spirit the word of God The different parts of the armour of heavy-armed soldiers, who had to sustain the fiercest assaults of the enemy, are here described. There is none for the back; nothing to defend those who turn back in the Christian warfare. Truth, or sincerity, is the girdle. This girds on all the other pieces of our armour, and is first mentioned. There can be no religion without sincerity. The righteousness of Christ, imputed to us, is a breastplate against the arrows of Divine wrath. The righteousness of Christ implanted in us, fortifies the heart against the attacks of Satan. Resolution must be as greaves, or armour to our legs; and to stand their ground or to march forward in rugged paths, the feet must be shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Motives to obedience, amidst trials, must be drawn from a clear knowledge of the gospel. Faith is all in all in an hour of temptation. Faith, as relying on unseen objects, receiving Christ and the benefits of redemption, and so deriving grace from him, is like a shield, a defence every way. The devil is the wicked one. Violent temptations, by which the soul is set on fire of hell, are darts Satan shoots at us. Also, hard thoughts of God, and as to ourselves. Faith applying the word of God and the grace of Christ, quenches the darts of temptation. Salvation must be our helmet. A good hope of salvation, a Scriptural expectation of victory, will purify the soul, and keep it from being defiled by Satan. To the Christian armed for defense in battle, the apostle recommends only one weapon of attack; but it is enough, the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. It subdues and mortifies evil desires and blasphemous thoughts as they rise within; and answers unbelief and error as they assault from without. A single text, well understood, and rightly applied, at once destroys a temptation or an objection, and subdues the most formidable adversary. Prayer must fasten all the other parts of our Christian armour. There are other duties of religion, and of our stations in the world, but we must keep up times of prayer. Though set and solemn prayer may not be seasonable when other duties are to be done, yet short pious prayers darted out, always are so. We must use holy thoughts in our ordinary course. A vain heart will be vain in prayer. We must pray with all kinds of prayer, public, private, and secret; social and solitary; solemn and sudden: with all the parts of prayer; confession of sin, petition for mercy, and thanksgiving for favours received. And we must do it by the grace of God the Holy Spirit, in dependence on, and according to, his teaching. We must preserve in particular requests, notwithstanding discouragements. We must pray, not for ourselves only, but for all saints. Our enemies are mighty, and we are without strength, but our Redeemer is almighty, and in the power of his mighty we may overcome. Wherefore we must stir up ourselves. Have not we, when God has called, often neglected to answer? Let us think upon these things, and continue our prayers with patience.
Thank you all of my precious brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. I love all of you, though I may not personally know you, truly all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. We are all working together for the glory of God in Christ Jesus.
How are you sister Julia..
I am doing well as the Lord strengthens me. I am so amazed and in awe of how the Lord keeps me! Truly He is more Wonderful than words can ever express! Thank you for asking, brother Roderick.
Thank you sister Julia..May God continue to bless you and you family..
Julia! I am in awe and truly inspired. I do so agree with what you have written as there is so much error and pulling away from God’s Word or just putting things out of context. I finally gave up on one of the groups. Didn’t matter what you said even if it was straight out of the Bible, somehow, the words were twisted and they were “right and I was wrong”. I thought that these groups were for the edification of the saints-the building up-not the tearing down. But of course that is exactly what they are trying to do.
I look forward to our meeting.