False Teaching in the Early Church – Exposition of Jude 1:4

The Lord burdened me to make some major changes. I hope that anyone that has read this will re-read it. I posted it prematurely before I had all of my information ready.

Aletheia (Truth) Blog

*****I am reposting this blog (12/24/17) as I have made substantial updates to it. The Lord has prodded me to make some changes, so as a servant who loves Him, I have a duty to obey.

“But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!” Galatians 1:8-9

When we finished last week Jude was exhorting the brethren to contend for the faith against false teachers that had entered the church. So, what were those false teachers spreading amongst the ranks of the church?

Docetism

Was a heresy prevalent during this time and into the early second century it was the forerunner to Gnosticism…

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Author: thomascoutouzis

I was born in the United States as a second generation Greek. My family comes from the Island of Kalymnos which is the island next to Patmos (Where the apostle John wrote Revelation). My wife Kathy is of Korean descent and we have two wonderful children, Chloe and Micah. We live in a small town outside of Raleigh, North Carolina called Fuquay Varina. The Lord redeemed me as a young boy as my mother (who was a believer) shared the Gospel with me. If I had to categorize my denomination I would most likely fall into the Reformed Baptist realm with some differences over non-essential doctrine. I am an expositional bible teacher who attends Fellowship Baptist Church in Willow Springs, NC. For the last few years I have been taking God's word and teaching it on outlets like Twitter and Wordpress. I am also a fan of both J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis' fantasy novels. As such I am writing a fantasy series full of adventure, while weaving deep theological truth into the story and characters. My first book, "Athanasia: The Great Insurrection" is available in both ebook and paperback currently. I am hoping to release the second book in the series, "Athanasia: The Unknown Lands" around September of 2018.

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