“And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.”
Now we see the effect of the teaching of the false teachers of verse one.
The sad reality is that “many” follow false teaching (Mt 24:11). The “many” are unbelievers. Many will fall victim to this false teaching. Religion is the way Satan deceives people into believing a lie (2 Co 11:3-4).
Religion is the Devil’s trump card.
The Devil’s trump card is religion. The way he leads people away from Christ is to get them involved in religion.
Most people go for religion. False teaching is very popular with most people. A case in point is the doctrine of Hell. Religious liberals and cults both reject this Bible teaching. They either eliminate it or air-condition it. People love to hear that there is no Hell. Denying a doctrine of the Bible does not negate it.
It is easier to believe a lie than to believe the truth. This explains why “many” believe error and why it is so popular. Error appeals to the fallen minds of the unbelievers. There are hundreds of false religions in North America alone. God makes what to many is a very embarrassing statement in the book of Acts,
Acts 4:12, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Jesus is the only way. That statement is a difficult pill to swallow in a society that believes in pluralism. God says there are not five ways to heaven but that there is only one way. If we reject Jesus Christ, there is no “outside chance” to go to heaven. He is the only way.
Jn 14:6, “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’”
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