CAC Living Water Daily Devotional Guide
CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH
THE LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Monday, January 24, 2022
TOPIC: DON’T BE A FALSE TEACHER
Read Revelation 2:12-15
But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam… (Revelation 2:14)
A heretic is someone who holds a contrary opinion to an established belief, of especially, a religious organisation. Someone describes it as “a crime against Christianity,” One of the fiercest battles the early Church fought was against heresies. Hell, having lost the persecution battle, decided subtly to infiltrate the body of Christ through false teachings. Ecumenical Council meetings had to be summoned severally to resolve many of these satanic doctrinal fallacies (Acts 15:1-6ff). Although, these mistaken, straying, false mixed multitudes (cf. 2 Tim. 3:5) masked as either prophets or teachers of God’s Word, they were leading the saints astray doctrinally. The Apostles of old however, and subsequent fathers of faith, did the needful by silencing such in their own times.
In this regard, the Church at Pergamum was warned to identify and beware of these people and their teachings. Our Lord Jesus charged them to repent of the doctrines of such acts capable of causing God’s people to stumble, eating things sacrificed to idols, and fornication. These things were supposedly initiated, and being taught by a so-called prophet, called Balaam! These three corrupting agents and leaven mentioned and taught as doctrines had since been the major results, among others, of all the teachings of the false teachers. Compare this with the experience of Church in Thyatira (Rev. 2:18-24). It is written, ‘Flee fornication!’ (1 Cor. 6:18ff). It is also written: ‘Little children, keep yourselves from idols’ (1 Jn. 5:21).
May we find God’s grace to expose and deal with false teachings/practices amidst us, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
- Thank God for Christ’s eyes on His Church.
- Pray that God should empower our Church leaders to do the needful against heretics and their heresies.
- O Lord, make me an effective agent of Yours in fighting against the false teachers and their doctrines/practices.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:
Exodus 17 – 19