Rather we would alert you to the nature and character of the spirits that work through the people that hold them. I would safely say that most of us have held some of them along our journey and it is by God's grace we are delivered of them.
2 Timothy 2:23 But foolish and ignorant questionings refuse, knowing that they gender strifes...
1. "foolish": dull, heedless, absurd, stupid
2. "questionings": a dispute or its' theme
3. "strifes": ***battle, controversy, quarrel, disputes***
Do what with them? –“refuse”??
That’s G3868: to beg off, deprecate, decline, shun: - avoid, (make) excuse, entreat, refuse, reject.
To not reject them is to “give place to the devil” and it is to our dismay we have seen dozens of people we thought were firm in the faith succumb to error.
Bear in mind that when people are obsessive over a particular teaching, and compulsively driven to argue, prove, or relentlessly persuade others then learn to discern what spirit is compelling them.
checkpoints: 1. People holding them will *vigorously* press them by fleshly debate and strife. -and justifyingly call it "zeal" or even “truth”!
REAL faction, not just accusatory faction because of disagreement over understandings..
9. When demons are involved, we will feel hurt, attacked, upset, or lose peace as we listen to or read their words......
Bad fruit is produced and will manifest “works of the flesh” –Galatians 5 speaks of these spiritual fruits.
Fruits like arrogance, critical, stubbornness, pride, self-righteous works, despising our neighbor, etc. are manifest.
Strife, debate, anger, frustration, confusion, division, separations, are their ourcome.
a. they are ATTENTION-loving
b. they will argue and argue and argue and argue and…..
c. they do so in order to draw people into fruitless discussions and stir the flesh nature. Fleshly anger, mocking (LOL!), pride, arrogance and confusion reveal their presence.
Examples of this are inserting meanings that are not given in scripture by either example or command, especially through the writings of the New Covenant apostles.
MANY deceivers are a hallmark of the last days. "Many" means literally a majority, and it was referenced by Jesus in terms of them that confess Christ as Lord.
What is written in scripture is true. The explanations, reasoning’s, and wisdom of man cannot be trusted. Those that are driven to put forth pet doctrines are falling into a deception no matter how truthful it appears.
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