FALSE TEACHERS: FROM GLORY TO GLOOM
II Peter 2:l5-l8
INTRODUCTION: The false teachers offer freedom to their
converts, and this "bait" entices them to abandon the true faith
and follow the false teachings. It is illustrated in the story
of the dog with the bone, standing on the bridge looking down
into the water. He drops his bone and dives for the reflection
of the real thing. Don't let go of the real for the false. The
Scriptures teach that you will come up short.
I. PROPHETS THAT CANNOT PRODUCE v.l5-l6
A. Can Be Seen in Balaam's Covetousness. l5
l. His Way. l5a
Disobedience - Numbers 22:l2, "And God said unto
Balaam, Thou shalt not go with
thou shalt not curse the people;
they are blessed."
Greed - Numbers 22:7, "And the elders of Moab and
the elders of Midian departed with the
rewards of divination in their
hand; and they
came unto Balaam and spoke unto him the
words of Balak."
Deceit - Numbers 22:l7-l9, "For I will
promote Selfishness thee unto very great
honor, and I will
do whatsoever thou sayest unto
me: come therefore, I pray thee,
curse for me this people. And
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