A Strong Warning About False Teachers

A couple weeks ago, my heart broke as a woman who claims the name of the Lord Jesus invited her followers on social media not to “overburden” their conscience by hesitating to vote for a pro-abortion candidate.

In a Facebook post, this woman said,

“…I’d like to suggest that voting for a pro-choice candidate in this election, or any election, need not overburden your conscience.”

Through her blog, she went on to give a defense of her opinion that was utterly devoid of any evidence of Biblical truth, stating that abortion is a “debatable” topic and that government should make decisions on behalf of women and families.

“Given the complex nature of these and other issues, the degree to which the government should make decisions on behalf of women and families regarding pregnancy is, and should be, debatable.”

Debatable? Not according to God. Not when it comes to the murder of unborn babies. We can talk all day about what the role of government should be in the lives of the we, the governed, but abortion is another animal. Men and women, if you love God and know that you are going to stand before Him someday, your conscience should be terribly burdened by what is happening to our unborn in the name of “choice.” Anyone who suggests that God doesn’t care about it is not listening to the Lord—or cannot listen because they do not know Him.

God’s Word warns us against false teachers. If there was ever a time to be on the lookout for them, the time is now. We are living in a generation of biblically illiterate, immature Christians—people who, while claiming the name of Jesus, and wanting His mercy, forgiveness and salvation, do not wish to carry His cross.

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This was evidenced by the thousands of people who cheered her post and encouraged her in her deception. These people are easy targets for wolves among the sheep, and they are blogging, pastoring and counseling God’s children away from, not into, what God says is truth.

Our hearts should break over what breaks God’s heart–and abortion is at the top of the list of things God says he hates. Here’s the Truth, according the the Bible, which is the believer’s final authority:

Proverbs 6:16-19  (NIV)
There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him:
haughty eyes, a lying tongue,hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes,feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

Isaiah 49:1 Before I was born the Lord called me;from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name. Every baby whose life has been snuffed out at the hands of another human being belonged to God.

Are we so foolish as to believe He will not exact wrath and pour out His righteous anger over us for NOT “overburdening” our conscience? God forms us in our mother’s womb and has spoken our names before we took a single breath. Oh, how we have sinned against the Lord in this nation by calling evil “choice” and excusing sin for the sake of convenience.

False teachers promise peace when God says there will be judgment—and teachers who suggest otherwise are wolves in sheep’s clothing. False teachers tell you that you can live in sin and that God will not discipline you. These are all false teachings.

Get in your Bible, Christian! Know the Word of God. Don’t be fooled by false teachers.

 In the end, we will stand before the Lord and give an account for the way we lived our lives. I, for one, am willing to carry the burden of the unborn on my conscience until the Lord comes and makes it right. As believers in Christ and in His gospel, we have no choice in this matter.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer said it best before he was executed at the hands of the Nazi regime:

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

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Heidi St. John
Heidi St. John has been married to her husband Jay since 1989. Together they have seven children from toddler to adult and have homeschooled all the way through high school. A favorite conference and radio speaker, Heidi approaches marriage and parenting with humor and grace. Her passion to encourage moms and set them free to be who God has created them to be will bless and encourage you.
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3 Responses to A Strong Warning About False Teachers

  1. Angela says:

    Is. 5:20 – “Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

    We must be careful that we are not deceived in the same way Eve was! Satan only changed ONE word of God’s law about the tree and made it the complete opposite. Eve did not catch it because her heart was more focused on what she wanted than on what God said she needed. Abortion is but one symptom of this ugliness. There is nothing new under the sun, but this generation should fight it as though to remove it for ever. People’s souls are on the line – theirs for the sin they perpetuate and our own for not standing against them (Rom. 1:32). How sad we must make the Lord every day – and how joyful we must make the devil.

  2. Emily says:

    When I finally surrendered to Jesus at the age of 28, I thought I was going to be part of a very large group of people. But I learned quickly that most people in our country who give themselves the label of Christian do not believe in the bible, and many have never really been saved. I remember the days of living without Jesus, and I feel for them. I remember how hard it was to truly submit. But you are right, God will still judge them, and He will judge harshly those who were leaders and teachers and led others away from Him. It is a blessing and a breath of fresh air to come across someone who is not afraid to stand up and speak the truth. Thank you so much for your courage.

  3. Michelle says:

    I didn’t want to leave a comment on your facebook page and add to the fire. But I am wholeheartedly behind you when you said you are voting for Donald Trump. The comment about another narrow-minded Christian… and so help our daughters… I just don’t know how anyone could vote for Hillary. How someone can think she is any better is beyond me. Lord help us if she gets in office.

    In regards to the battling back and forth over abortion, it is something I would never do, or even consider. My father almost 30 years ago was shoving articles copied from magazines/newspapers under my apartment door, about abortion and adoption. I was 19 year old. I refused to read it, look at it, or even consider it. And I kept my daughter. A child is a gift, not something to be disposed of. Government is out of hand and has gotten too big for its britches. I don’t need them in every aspect of my life and business. We’ll just leave it at that.

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