By: Derrick P. Rodgers

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (1 Timothy 4:1)

1. JESUS IS NOT THE ONLY WAY TO GOD: This doctrine is pronounced in the context of promoting unity and love among all men. It is becoming increasingly considerable among the seeker Sensitive movement with the intent to appear relevant and pliable in a multi-facet religious climate. The ability to remove Jesus or add others to the equation of accessing God significantly misguides mankind to finding the Father, which can lead to catastrophic results.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6)

2. PRACTICING SIN DOES-NOT MATTER BECAUSE GODS GRACE COVERS OUR PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE SINS: This doctrine espouses that the grace of God permits imperfect humans to practice sin without any consequences. Thereby, any willful acts of sin exercised in our past present and future will be automatically covered by God’s grace without any conviction and repentance required. Also, under this doctrine, the actions of gross evil is often described as a mere disease of mental illness.

This doctrine provides individuals with a religious licenses to sin, which turns God’s grace into lasciviousness.

For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. (Jude 1:4)

3. HELL IS NOT A REAL PLACE, IT’S A STATE OF MIND: This doctrine often establishes illusionary streams of thought that supports false hopes for the life here after. It promotes the ideology that Satan and demons do-not exist, which empowers demons to rule and carry out their sinister assignments against mankind un-disturbed.

Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment. (Luke 16:27, 28)

4. GOD USES HOMOSEXUALS TO ADVANCE HIS KINGDOM: This doctrine is taught by many False Prophets to establish tolerance for the practice of immorality in general. It uses the demonstration of the gift to project an illusion that God uses homosexuals. This is usually introduced by religious leaders and others in the context of love with an attempt to appeal to the intellect with glaring buzz words such as equality, fairness, and civil-rights. The use of scripture usually become avoided when establishing this doctrine.

5. PRACTICING SIN DOES-NOT SEND YOU TO HELL, REJECTING JESUS DOES: This doctrine is connected to the perverted message of grace that encourages people to live care-free under grace. The message communicated here is the way you live does-not matter, what’s important is that you confess you believe in God. The truth of conversion is, if one truly believes, their lifestyle will correspond with their belief.

Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. And we can be sure that we know him if we obey his commandments.

If someone claims, “I know God,” but doesn’t obey God’s commandments, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth. But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him. Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did. (1 John 2:3-6)

6. GOD CALLED EVERYONE TO BE MILLIONAIRES: This doctrine is birthed out of the prosperity movement, which produces ambitious saints to pursue the accumulation of stuff. It creates a culture where God is merely reduced to becoming a “utility god.” Many suffer condemnation from Satan, due to claims of being out of the will of God because they are not millionaires or prosperous. This especially applies to preachers.

Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” (Luke 12:15)

7. PREACHING REPENTANCE IS JUDGMENTAL: As often as the bible teach and encourage men to repent of their sins, some in the church has become seduced into believing that Gods commands of repentance is judgmental. This doctrine can be credited in partial to the seeker sensitive movement and the thrust to appease false converts while they pursue their religious experience. Not to mention some deem the message of repentance as judgmental because it cuts into the financial sources of income that supports their ministry.

8. ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED: This doctrine implies that no matter what you say or do you can never be blotted out of the lambs book of life. This doctrine, if incurred usually imparts a strong delusion of security; in-spite of err-reputable lifestyle choices, which enables people to practice lifestyles of “spiritual Russian roulette” causes many to become entangled with destructive bondages. This doctrine pacifies the conscience of irresponsible behavior and both repudiates and refutes any attempts of Godly conviction that would produce repentance.

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. (Revelation 22:19)

9. ALL PEOPLE ARE GODS CHILDREN: This doctrine promotes a deceitful functionality of unity with the intent to merge a plethora of mindsets to form a community of “inclusionistic religious participates” joining together under the banner of “we are all God’s children.”

Although Jesus clearly identifies that there are those who are of their father the devil. The “we are all Gods children” doctrine continues to resonate with many.

For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)

10. IF YOU WANT TO BE HEALED OR BLESSED YOU MUST SOW A SPECIAL FINANCIAL SEED: This particular doctrine is usually propagated by False Prophets to manipulate finances out of people. Many sincere leaders have bought into this pattern of ministry and find themselves continually connecting the receipt of any breakthroughs, healings or blessings tied to giving financial seed. This doctrine has definitely provided the illusion that God can be purchased to move on our behalf. We are not to pay money to the Prophets to prophesy or summons God to bless to us. This legerdemain is the mode of operation for fortune tellers and psychics. They transact divination with the expectation to be financially paid.

Here is God’s Message to the prophets, the preachers who lie to my people: “For as long as they’re well paid and well fed, the prophets preach, ‘Isn’t life wonderful! Peace to all!’ But if you don’t pay up and jump on their bandwagon, their ‘God bless you’ turns into ‘God damn you.’ Therefore, you’re going blind. You’ll see nothing. You’ll live in deep shadows and know nothing. The sun has set on the prophets. They’ve had their day; from now on it’s night. Visionaries will be confused, experts will be all mixed up. They’ll hide behind their reputations and make lame excuses to cover up their God-ignorance.” (Micah 3:5-7 MSG)