Embracing Truth amongst Itching Ears (Examples of false teachers on SSA…
Embracing Truth amongst Itching Ears
2 Timothy 4:1-5 (Itching ears)
Bible predicts that people will go astray (2 Tim 4:3)
There will be many teachers who say appealing unbiblical things (2 Tim 4:3) and many wanting to hear them (v4)
Be prepared to preach, correct, rebuke and encourage (2 Tim 4:2)
Keep your head and expect opposition (v5)
Many NT letters writen to correct false teaching (diff issues)
Genesis 3:1 - "Did God really say?"
2 Cor 11 (False Apostles)
Satan appears as an angel (v14)
Listen to godly informed teachers, not orators (v6)
Matthew 7:24-29; Luke 6:46-49 "House on a rock"
Examples of false teachers on SSA
Kevin DeYoung book
Pete Williams mp3 (Keswick 2017) "Trusting the scriptures"
"Radical reorientation of the church towards the scriptures"
"Get obsessive about the scriptures"
David Landrum "Post Truth" talk (Westpoint 2017)
Better Story (Glynn Harrison)
How to respond
Tim Farron? (don't be bullied)
Like Westboro Baptist Church? (don't bully)
??? (don't be silent)
Truth and grace - win people not arguments
Renew your mind --> read, listen to good resources
Don't be surprised (2 Tim 4)
Don't encourage false teachers (Titus 3:10-11)
Identify false teachers by their attitude to scripture (Titus 1:16)
Keep calm (see photo) and trust in our sovereign Lord
Expect opposition and persecution
Tell a better story (cf Glynn Harrison)
What do my ears itch to hear?
Do I put Christian teachers on pedestals?
Awareness of our culture
Post-truth age (truth devalued)
Media culture that undermines Christian faith