Deconstruction – A growing movement to disassemble the Christian faith and replace it with cultural trends
- The less mature you are in the faith, the more susceptible you are to being deceived (2:18).
- While there will be an Antichrist at the end of time, plenty of others are doing the same work now (2:18).
- If people ultimately leave the Church, that means that they were never genuinely a part of it in the first place (2:19).
- We receive truth – not create it (2:20-21).
- If we deny Jesus as the Messiah, we audaciously attempt to replace Him as the source of truth (2:22-23).
- Eternal life is not proven by a one-time decision but by a consistent abiding (2:24-25).
- Beware if your faith isn’t developed enough to withstand people and powers seeking to confuse it (2:26).
- Any anointing from the Spirit will always coincide with the truth from the Word (2:27, cf. 24).
- Eternal truth from Scripture does not require temporal opinions from us for improvement (2:27).
- Just because you have experienced bad versions of Christianity doesn’t mean you need to abandon it.
- Jesus isn’t in need of correcting – we are.
- If you’re going to deconstruct anything, start with the idea that you are the surest source of truth.