Five Signs of a False Teacher
Posts in this series
- Template letter idea that can be used to begin a small group
- Template letter idea that can be used to begin a small group - 2nd contact
- Jesus' Commands According To Matthew
- The First Public Commands of Jesus Christ
- Five Signs of a False Teacher
- The Seven C's of Christian Teamwork
- Template letter idea that can be used after a small group ends
Five Signs of a False Teacher:
(from 3 John 1:9-10)
- The teacher (or Pastor, etc.) places themselves in a position of supreme authority – they love to be in the lime-light.
- They reject the wise counsel of others, and refuse to be corrected.
- They are responsible for attacking others with malicious words, in public (wicked, attacking gossip).
- They refuse to accept the brethren and will not fellowship with other saints of God,
- They are controlling and demanding, not allowing others to have fellowship outside their authority.
Five Signs of a Good Teacher:
- The teacher doesn't love the lime-light, but instead, exalts others.
- He receives correction
- He doesn't attack others publicly
- He has fellowship with other (non-"click") Christians.
- He's gentle
Now's the time for you-all to get back at us "authoritarian" taskmasters with some
honest-to-goodness feedback ! Review the above-mentioned qualities of false teachers,
then consider what you've gotten out of this group (be specific in your suggestions) and
whether you have been taught "falsely" so far . . . what would you change in the
upcoming weeks ? Have some comments written down for next week, when they will
be collected. This is your only assignment.