Thursday, July 27, 2006

7 MARKS OF FALSE TEACHERS

by Thomas Brooks (1608-1680)

1. The first distinguishing mark is that they are men-pleasers.

2. The second distinguishing mark of false teachers is that they are notable for casting dirt, scorn and reproach upon the person, names, and credits of Christ's most faithful ambassadors.

3. The third distinguishing mark of false teachers is that they spew out the devices and visions of their own heads and hearts.

4. The fourth distinguishing mark of false teachers is that they easily pass over the great and weighty things both out of the law and the gospel, and dwell mostly upon these things that are of the least importance and concern to the souls of men.

5. The fifth distinguishing mark of false teachers is that they cleverly disguise their dangerous principles and soul-deceiving notions with very attractive speeches and golden expressions.

6. The sixth distinguishing mark of false teachers is that they strive more earnestly to win men over to their opinions, than to improve their behavior.

7. The seventh distinguishing mark of false teachers is that they exploit their followers through covetousness.


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1 Comments:

Anonymous Heath Casey said...

http://heathwcasey.blogs.com/heath_w_casey/2006/05/spotting_false_.html

I have written a post on this topic. I like your site and appreciate the posts on the emergent church. I have quite a few friends who have moved to an emergent church.

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