Don’t Let Religious Imposters Fool You (Sun., Feb. 21)

The word of the day is “imposter.”  From his earliest letters onward, Paul had to include a warning against interlopers who would lead the faithful astray.  In our reading of 2 Timothy 3:10-15, Paul cautions his apprentice Timothy that these pretenders are bound to increase.  He writes, “But evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” (vs. 13).  In today’s study, we learn how to identify these charlatans and to guard against their deception. False Christs and False Prophets Will Keep Appearing The Lord warned that “false Christ’s” and “false prophets” would appear and attempt to lead many astray (Matthew 24:24).  His warning has applied to the Church throughout the ages.  They have ranged from…