What Has Happen To the World, Why, Where Are We Going, and How Should Christians Respond?
Brannon begins this presentation by sharing the five consequences a nation suffers that rejects God over and over as described in Romans chapter one. One of the consequences is that the nation is filled with people and leaders that change the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man. What false gods are now embraced in America and the world and by which false religions? Who are these people really worshipping as described in Godís Word. What Scripture reveals that God does turn people over to a strong spiritual delusion as part of His judgment? Where in the Scriptures do we see the increase of false teachers and their demonic manipulation as part of Godís judgment? Why are so many people embracing false teachers and false teaching according to Romans chapter one? What warning does Godís Word give in regards to how Christians are to respond to false teachers? What are some of the signs that God is turning the entire globe over for judgment? What does Revelation 17 describe as the culmination of this global, rebellious spiritual revival and delusion? What were some of the philosophies and religious beliefs that were embraced by the false church in Nazi Germany? How did this false church lay the foundation for Hitler? What are some of the philosophies and religious beliefs of a growing, global false church? How will this global false church lay the foundation for a coming one-world religion and the antichrist? How can Christians use Godís national and global judgment as a platform for the gospel? How should Christians protect the gospel and the church during these times? Why can this be a great hour for the true church? Why should Christians be confident, joyful, and optimistic in todayís world?
Brannonís text will include: Romans 1, I Corinthians 10:20, 2 Thessalonians 2:11, I Kings 22:19-23, 2 John 9-11, Romans 16:17, Acts 20:28-31, Revelation 17, 2 Corinthians 4:16-28, 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, 11:13-14, I John 2:15-16, 2 Timothy 1:8, 1:12, 2:3, 4:5, 4:7-8,
Twenty Characteristics of False Teachers Embraced By The False Church
In this fast past presentation Brannon gives twenty characteristics of false teachers as described in Godís Word. Brannon gives a Biblical reference for each characteristic. How can you protect yourself, your family, your friends, and your church if you do not know how to identify false teachers? Romans 16:17 instructs true believers to ďmark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.Ē This presentation will equip you with the facts you need to contend earnestly for the faith against false teachers as commanded in Jude 3-4, Acts 20:28-31. With each of these twenty characteristics, Brannon not only provides a Scriptural basis, but he also provides compelling examples of how each of these characteristics are easily visible among the false teachers of todayís evangelicalism. Brannon gives examples of how and why many of todayís biggest false teachers are now enthusiastically embraced by many of todayís most popular ďevangelicalĒ leaders and pro-family organizations. The twenty characteristics that Brannon has compiled from extensive Biblical study include:
- False teachers are insincere and use Godís word for personal gain.
- False teachers appeal to the flesh and sin nature of people in order to build their following.
- False teachers deliberately take Scripture out of context to attract a following.
- False teachers have a form of godliness but deny God.
- False teachers openly reject truth.
- False teachers willingly embrace unbiblical philosophies.
- False teachers are arrogant and self-righteous.
- False teachers embrace mysticism.
- False teachers sound educated and speak with persuasive words but they speak error.
- False teachers are flippant in their attitude and dealings with demons.
- False teachers promise liberty or freedom from spiritual bondage but they are themselves in bondage as children and servants of Satan.
- False teachers have heard the gospel but reject it.
- False teachers embrace moralizing.
- False teachers rise from within the church and others seek to infiltrate the true church.
- False teachers cause personal and doctrinal division within the church.
- False teachers preach a different Jesus and demons can take on the form of their false god.
- Some false teachers preform signs and wonders through demonic power.
- False teachers are part of Godís judgment on a people and nation.
- False teachers can be a test from God to our faithfulness and to reveal true and false converts.
- False teachers deny the deity of Jesus Christ.