by Harley Howard

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The Epistle to The Colossians, Chapter 2
Part 3 of 6
"Beware the Pretenders!" (I)
Dr. Harley Howard

8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and
vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the
rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

A man called me one time on our former radio program
inquiring about the 7th day Adventism church. He was a
former worker for a false teacher named Robert Tilton.
He proclaimed boldly that Robert Tilton was a man of
God and that people are sold out to Jesus because of
his so-called ministry. To which I asked 2 simple
questions. The first question I asked this man was:
"If Robert Tilton is a man of God, then why does he
teach heresy?" The answer was astonishing, but not
surprising at all. The man said, "That's neither here
nor there".

His bizarre, non-biblical, reasoning for ignoring false
teaching as well as the fact of Robert Tilton, being
what the scriptures clearly describe as a false teacher
was pretty much summed up in this astonishing
statement, "Well as long as people are being led to
Jesus, that's all that matters". To the which I
replied, "What Jesus are we talking about"?

The fact of the matter my beloved is this. The
scriptures are very clear on the issue of false
teachers as well as their false teachings. The
scriptures are also clear that, if you believe the
wrong gospel, you are condemned to the lake of fire.
In fact, Paul was so vehemently against any other
gospel than the gospel of Jesus Christ that he states
clearly in Galatians chapter 1:8-9 (read). If any man
or any other were to teach a gospel other than the true
gospel of Jesus Christ, Paul states clearly that this
individual is devoted to destruction. Paul says it
twice for emphasis although once is clearly sufficient.

We have seen in our study of Colossians that the gospel
is all about Jesus Christ.

(1) Who He is.
(2) What He's done.

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