Recommended Resource: Identifying False Teachers


Discernment is serious business. It is hard work. With unprecedented access to all sorts of teaching in this day and age, how can we know who to trust with the Scriptures?

In Paul's letter to Titus, he gives instructions to a young pastor as he endeavors to organize and strengthen the church on the island of Crete. One major problem he will encounter is false teachers. A while ago, I preached Titus 1:10–2:1, wherein Paul condemns heretical teachers and instructs his protégé on how to handle them. In preparation for the message, I came across an excellent video on identifying false teachers and discerning truth from error.

In this video, Tim Challies identifies the seven types of false teachers warned about in the Bible and prevalent in the church today.

I would encourage you to set aside some time to learn from this wise teacher about how to avoid false teachers. In doing so, perhaps you and I will learn to avoid the sin of failing to discern truth from error.

Enjoy and be encouraged (even if you’re also being corrected).