“And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.”
will be blasphemed
False teachers lead many away from the truth, bringing Christianity into disrepute, where people blaspheme its teachings. Satan spawns these false teachers to tarnish the validity of the Word of God.
We can tell whether teachers are faithful to the truth by what they think of the person and work of Christ. In the first verse, they “deny the Lord that bought them.” Tell me what you think of Christ and His work, and I will tell you whether you are faithful to the truth of Scripture. If you say, “He is a wonderful teacher, a profound scholar, or the greatest philosopher the world has ever seen,” you distort the Bible. Affirming the ethics of Jesus, the greatest code of ethics the world has ever seen, is fine, but it is not to the reason He came to earth.
If Jesus is not God Almighty, He is the biggest faker on earth. We cannot believe anything He ever said if He is not who He claimed to be. No, the Lord Jesus, the Lord of Glory, is a member of the Trinity. He is not one of three gods. He is God, who exists in one essence. He is God, and He died for our sins in His humanity.
We learn the way of truth from the Word of God.
We would not know anything about salvation if it were not for the Bible. We learn the way of truth from the Word of God. Man does not want a salvation that excludes other religions. He wants salvation that includes everyone and tolerates all beliefs, so he invents new religions and says, “I take my chances with my religious invention.”
Christianity is under attack from both the outside and the inside. It is under attack from secularists, atheists, and false religionists from the outside. These groups blatantly reject the truth of Christianity. Those who hoist their flag of false teaching and clearly state their beliefs are not nearly as dangerous as those who hide what they believe. The second attack upon Christianity is from within. These are spiritual termites within the church. These people still want to be called “Christian,” yet they deny the essentials of Christianity.