Why do we have so much "accepted" false teachings among the body of Christ today? Why do we have groups such as the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses, who were branded as cults now seen as just another branch of the Christian church? What can be done to combat spiritual misinformation and the corruptness of false teachings?
An “implied truth” taken out of context from God's Word should get tagged until considered validated and thus seen as accurate. Such warnings lead to a reduction in perceived accuracy of false teachings. However, it is much easier to produce misinformation than it is to debunk it once it has been read and processed mentally and emotionally.
We all have friends who might be a part of a "cultic" group. Let's face it. With the path of least resistance it is easier to compromise God's Word and emotionally embrace our friends as "good Christians" than to stand firm and uncompromisingly in God's Word.
It would be a point for us to remember that when our Lord Jesus Christ spent forty days and nights in the wilderness being tempted by the enemy that our Lord used the Word of God to overcome His tempter. He did not use opinion, a watered down version of God's Word, or philosophy to rebuke and defeat the enemy.
I have been in many doctrinal conversations with believers who responded to me with “I don’t believe what you are saying because my church doesn’t teach that.” What our church and denomination teaches will deem very insignificant when we are in the fire of trials and are being tempted by the enemy unless they are teaching the truth of God’s Word.
We no longer need to be satisfied with words that imply truth, philosophies that exalt man’s intellect, and convenient doctrine that allows us the freedom to be worldly and sinful. We need to be fed that which is truth and life from God’s Word and not given the powerless, fruitless, traditions and religious teachings of man.
John 6:32-35 KJV Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. (33) For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. (34) Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. (35) And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.