In this teaching session, Chris Lawson of SpiritualResearchNetwork.org speaks about 'Naming Names of False—Teachers, Prophets, Apostles, and Christs.'
—From beginning to end, God warns in His Word—the Holy Bible—about spiritual deception. False teachers, false prophets, false apostles, and even false Christs, are warned about in Scripture. Many times God names them by name. Always, His purpose of warning about them and calling them by name is because He loves humans and wants to protect people from spiritual deception. In our day and age, it seems most church leaders are afraid even to mention the names of famous personalities who are false teachers within the Church. The reason that spiritual deception and abuse are running rampant today is that the bulk of church leaders are either too ill-equipped to recognize it, too selfish to do something about it, or too afraid to speak out against it. When the world looks at the Church and mocks and pokes fun at it because of the outlandish heresies being flocked to by untold millions of people, something is seriously beyond wrong. May God strengthen more men, women, and young people to have the courage, to tell the truth like it is. We must stand up for the truth as it is in Scripture, and do so graciously but with a firm and resolute conviction for sound doctrine.