Jesus told us that the truth will make us free. If we are His disciples then we abide in His Word and His truth, the truth of the gospel sets us free from sin and death.
31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” 33 They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondages to anyone. How can You say, ‘You will be made free’?” 34 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” John 8:31-36
Lies deceive and enslave us to sin. Lies come from the enemy of our souls. If false teachers are entrenched within major branches of the evangelical church, then the work of the enemy is being promoted, while the genuine soul saving progress of the gospel is being retarded by these religious organizations.
42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. John 8:42-44
The previous post highlighted two false teachers supported one by the Reformed branch of evangelicalism and the other by the Southern Baptist Convention. Treachery seems to be part and parcel of both of these branches of the visible church, but the SBC has far reaching influence over pastors and congregants through the false teaching of Rick Warren. He twists the Scriptures and promotes a gospel denying ecumenism that joins together evangelicals, Catholics and other religions. Here is a great expose’ by Dr. Paul Elliot about the roots of Warren’s false teaching and its impact upon the visible church.
Lord Jesus Christ please empower your people to stand faithful to you and oppose the error of those who are all around us.