Identifying False Teachers

2 Peter 2:1-3

If we are going to receive entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, then we must recognize and reject false teachers and their false teaching.

  1.  False teachers are deceptive.

“The words ‘destructive heresies’ indicate fatally ruinous ideas, ones that don’t lead to mere temporal destruction but to the second death and eternal exclusion from Christ’s kingdom.” —Jim Shaddix

“A lifestyle of ungodliness always stems from rejecting Christ and his redemptive work, regardless of what one claims.” —Jim Shaddix

2.  False teachers will lead many into their sin.

3.  False teachers will seek to exploit people for their own gain.