I had almost forgotten that I should have written about the false apostle since this is an important teaching in scripture.   There are several teaching found in scriptures about false apostles:

  1. They operate in the spirit of deception/are pretenders
  2. They preach a false gospel/doctrine of devils
  3. They preach for money
  4. They are proud boasters in their own works and power
  5. They transfer the spirit of wickedness to their followers
  6. Those who follow them will be stabbed, stung and destroyed since they are  wolves in sheep’s clothing
  7. Their works will be destroyed
  8. They receive their reward from men and not from God.

          

False Apostles operate in the spirit of deception/doctrine of devils
Paul said that false apostles deceive people in the same way that the devil deceived Eve in the garden of Eden:
“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (2 Cor 11: 3).
We need to review the temptation in the garden of Eden in order to understand the strategies that the devil used to deceive Eve. First of all, God gave a simple command that Adam and Eve should not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. They would die if they ate.  The devil came with several strategies in Gen 3:
  1. he mocked God and introduced doubt – Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
  2. The woman gave him the word of God
  3. The serpent told them that God was lying about the OUTCOME of eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil –  “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die”.
  4. He introduced an attractive outcome of eating  the fruit –   “God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” 

More to come

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