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Day 51 How to Lead by THE BOOK: Don’t Fall for False Teachers!

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Jude was a half-brother of Jesus. He wrote the shortest book in the New Testament. Its one chapter contains only twenty-five verses. However, he packed a powerful punch in his brief letter to correct errors in the early church. False teachers had crept into the church, peddling a philosophy that contradicted scripture. The errant doctrine Jude confronted promoted a “do what you want and ask forgiveness because grace is free” philosophy that corrupted the scriptures promises of punishment for unbelief, disobedience, immorality and rebellion.

False teachers continue to twist biblical truths today. Among other lies, they espouse that there are multiple paths to heaven, despite what Jesus said in John 3:16-18 and John 14:6. Some of these false teachers have broad and well known platforms that range from best-selling books to popular talk shows. They teach that Jesus was a good man, but that He wasn’t God, that there is no literal hell, that a good God would never send people to hell, and the list of goes on.

In How to Lead by THE BOOK, I will encourage readers to evaluate each of the 70 strategies I present against biblical truth in order to weigh its absolute veracity and potential power. I encourage you to do the same as you hear everyone from best-selling authors, to Oprah Winfrey, to Donald Trump and various gurus, politicians, pastors, and celebrities offer advice on money, success, relationships, eternity, gay marriage, abortion and more. Measure their words and wisdom against what God says is true in the Bible. If what they say measures up, listen to them. If not, run the other way. Otherwise, you may find yourself following the modern day version of false teachers that Jude warned us about 2,000 years ago. They haven’t changed much since his time. They must still be considered as wolves in sheep’s clothing who, enamored with their own wisdom, lead the flock astray and into eventual destruction.