Read carefully the following passage from the biblical book of Revelation:
Never forget what John described:
The false prophet looked like a lamb but spoke like a dragon.
The thing about false prophets is that they never look like false prophets.
Satan himself “masquerades as an angel of light.”
But, make no mistake: their words are straight out of hell. And, although their words may contain nuggets of truth, a half-truth is still a whole lie.
Anyone professing a “progressive gospel” (“Another Gospel” by Alisa Childers is an outstanding resource), is a preacher/teacher who looks like a lamb but speaks like a dragon. The trendy “progressive gospel,” among other things, makes Jesus less than God, the Bible less than authoritative, as well as teaches that Christ’s work on the Cross is less than 100% sufficient for our salvation in Christ alone, by grace alone, through faith alone.
“How could anyone not see through this kind of teaching??”, you ask.
Because these false teachers “look like a harmless lamb,” disarming those with little knowledge of scripture. Listeners are so enamored by the “lamb” they are completely unaware he’s a dragon.
Don’t let anyone – including preachers – ever do your thinking for you. “But, that’s what the preacher said,” will not hold up in the heavenly courtroom before the Holy Judge.
This is why Paul told the Thessalonians,
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick