WHAT IS FALSE TEACHING?
1Ti 1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
Titus 2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
Doctrine is simply “Teaching”.
Jesus Christ and the New Testament writers placed great store in, and warned against things contrary to, SOUND TEACHING.
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
The Word of God is truth. We gain faith from hearing, and our hearing comes via the Word of God, the truth.
Our faith can only be built on a solid foundation of truth. If we put our faith and trust on something that is not solid and true, then it will not stand. This is why the whole issue of Sound Teaching is so important.
The Lord warned us all to be alert because there would arise a plethora of False Teachers and False prophets who would deceive many!
Mt 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
This was His first warning to us all concerning the coming of the end. As the time draws nearer the problem will only grow until eventually a great falling away from truth will beset the whole of Christendom:
2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
This whole issue has been a problem within the churches for centuries, in fact the majority of the epistles were written to address this very thing; the amount of false teachings that were circling the churches in the time of the Apostles.
These same teachings are around today wrapped up in various packaging, but the same in essence.