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True or False Part Two

Acts 20:17-38

The key to identifying and rejecting false teachers and teaching is to be so familiar with the Bible and its teachings that ________________ are obvious.

Paul’s warning to the church leaders is based on Jesus’ earlier warning:

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolfs. You will recognize them by their fruits.                                                                        -Matthew 7:15-16

Two overarching traits of false teachers:

1.         False teachers serve __________________ instead of God and others

False teachers don’t come in humility but ___________________. They claim experiential revelation from God that does not square with the Scriptures.


John 10:11-13


2.         False teachers ________________ and/or ____________ to the Bible’s clear teachings.


The Bible’s balanced message is well summarized by Paul’s words to Agrippa…


I preached to those in Damascus first, and to those in Jerusalem and in all the region of Judea, and to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works worthy of repentance.   Acts 26:20


This shows the importance of recognizing the inerrancy, authority, and sufficiency of the Bible, giving us THE standard to judge deviant doctrine by. Without the standard, there is no way to _____________ the claims of any teacher you hear!


False teaching _________________ human knowledge, effort and experience over the inerrancy, authority, and sufficiency of the Bible and its teachings about Jesus, salvation, and Christian growth.


1 Timothy 1:3-7


A good rule of thumb about claims by a teacher is this: if you had just a few hours to pour solid teaching into a new disciple, would there be any value in including these _________________ thoughts?


The _________________ to false teaching: Bible based belief and behavior                                                                                V. 32


Be a Berean (Acts 17:11)


2 Timothy 3:14-4:3