A form of godliness
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away (2 Tim 3:5)
This is one of the thing that deceives many people. In their messages, they make mention of God, Jesus and seem ‘spiritual’, so that on the surface, there does not seem to be any reason not to believe them. They even speak some ‘truths’ and the audience can relate to them. But even though there are truths, it is NOT the truth of scripture. The apostle Paul said this:
And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God (1 Cor 2:4,5)
In the King James Version is says ‘enticing’ words and that is exactly what it does. It entices people and deceives them into a false sense of security and for many people, this false security will lead them straight to hell. People these days are more inclined to hear what they want to hear even if it is not true. They do not want to hear the offense of the cross and biblical truth is not important anymore.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. (2 Timothy 4:3,4)
As I go through the different marks of false ‘christian’ teaching in more details, you will see that they all have a form of godliness, but as 2 Tim 3:5 says, ‘from such turn away’
Remember to pray for these teachers.