The Lovely Fruit of Good Teaching (Baugh)

In the opening words of Paul's first letter to Timothy, he reminds his young colleague of the aim or telos of the apostles' teaching: love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith (1 Tim. 1:5 NET). The false teachers in Ephesus neither taught nor practiced these things. But Paul… Continue reading The Lovely Fruit of Good Teaching (Baugh)

Heretics and Humility (Bede)

In some ways, the second epistle of Peter is an extended warning against false teachers who will come in the last days, the time period between Christ's ascension and return. The entire second chapter is about false teachers. Chapter three also makes some references to false teachers. Even in the conclusion of this letter there… Continue reading Heretics and Humility (Bede)

Distinguishing Marks of False Prophets in the OT (Kaiser)

In his second letter, the Apostle Peter wrote about false prophets that arose among God's people in the past (2 Pet. 2:1). From the context, we can deduce that Peter was talking about false prophets in Old Testament Israel. One point Peter is making is that we can learn about modern day false prophets and… Continue reading Distinguishing Marks of False Prophets in the OT (Kaiser)