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