These are spots in your feasts of charity when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots (Jude 12 KJV) Jude described to us false brethren who crept into the fold of believers.
For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ (Jude 4 ESV) One of Satan’s most devastating attacks against the Church in these last is summarized in the first
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions (2 Tim. 4:3 ESV). The scripture teaches us that the time is coming when people will no longer want sound teaching but will having itching ears and look
And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort, who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some. (2 Tim. 2:17-18 NKJ) In Paul’s time, Hymenaeus and Philetus were two teachers who brought false teachings to the early Church.
“But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine.” (Tit. 2:1 KJV.) Doctrines are important teachings. Your life and experiences are the product of the teachings you know and believe. If what you know and believe is wrong, even without you realizing it, you are in big trouble. Sound doctrine is established on the truth
But it was because of the false brethren who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage (Gal. 2:4 NASB). The believer in Christ is usually quite tenderhearted toward the Lord, and the enemy has turned this beautiful thing into a vulnerable