- If you aren’t grounded in the truth of God’s Word, you are a prime target to be deceived by the world’s ways.
- Much of what we hear these days that sounds spiritual is actually satanic (4:1).
Counterfeit Christianity (4:2-3)
- False teachers deny the exclusive claims of Christianity.
- False teachers reject the absolute authority of Jesus.
Comfortable Christianity (4:4-5)
- False teachers can be recognized by how they focus more on worldly goals than heavenly priorities.
Current Deceptive Versions:
- Prosperity Gospel – God is not a means to your financial end.
- Pleasure Gospel – God does not permit you to do whatever you feel like doing.
- Political Gospel – God’s work can never be perfectly paired with any political idealogy.
Contradictory Christianity (4:6)
- False teachers deceitfully share spiritual platitudes that subtly contradict biblical truth.
- If we remain biblically illiterate, we run the risk of accepting counsel that sounds spiritual enough.
Overcome the nonsense of the world by the power of the Word.