One thing you will notice with false teachers is that they always want to downplay the importance that Scripture places on warning against false teachers. You may hear defenses like “The Bible doesn’t say a whole lot about false teachers, so we really shouldn’t be too concerned with it,” or “Christians need to stop bickering and judging each other, and just be more loving and Christ-like.”
(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte) Have you ever slummed through a sermon by a preacher like Steven Furtick or Andy Stanley?….
Have you ever really just sat and listened to them preach. It’s easy to be drawn in to the charismatic mood changing, emotionally-driven style of speech or worship. They quote from Scripture and speak with such passion that can leave you wondering, how could someone so passionate about what they’re saying be so off?
Someone who seems to be so dedicated to their teachings — so caring and so loving towards their congregations — how can they be so far removed from the truth? Does God actually allow teachers who are truly dedicated to him and his word to be raised up undisciplined and allowed to shepherd a flock of such magnitude without any accountability to his truth? Can a false teacher be saved and just be wrong? Or are these truly wolves in sheep’s clothing who are on their way to Hell?
Watch Out! Apostasy Alert! (Apostates, false teachers, “frauds, phonies and money grubbing religious quacks”)