Do you believe that there are Christians teaching false and un-biblical doctrines? You should because the Word of God says so.
In his second epistle of Apostle Peter to Christians, he writes,”But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you . . .” (2 Peter 2:1). This serves as a warning to unsuspecting Christians. So to check out the false teachers, compare their teachings with the written Word of God before believing.
False teaching is usually centered on the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. One group teaches that Jesus Christ is God who became flesh. Another teaches that He started His existence on earth through the virgin birth. And yet we read in the Bible that He already existed before Abraham was born (John 8:58). So that was many centuries apart!
Another passage says that “the first Adam was out of earth, earthly. The second Adam was the Lord out of heaven” (1 Cor. 15:47). So the Lord Jesus started His existence in heaven! And there are many more passages to support His heavenly origin. The teaching that Christ is God who became man is not what the Bible says. Christ Himself confesses that the Father is the only true God (John 17:3), seconded by Apostle Paul saying that the Father is one God (1 Cor. 8:6). The true title of Christ is “the Son of God” as He acknowledges (John 10:36). So the Father is different from the Son. It was the Son (Word) who became flesh (John 1:14), hence the last portion of John 1:1 is a mistranslation. Instead of “God,” it should be “divine” because of the absence of the definite article “the” before God. Also another false teaching is that the word “bible” is never to be found in the Bible itself. Obviously, this teacher does not know the original Greek word “biblion” (book) where we got the English word “bible.”And there are many other teachings that contradict the written Word of God in the original language of the New Testament.
Therefore, to avoid false teaching, Christians should have a personal study and research of the Bible and not just follow what others are teaching to be approved of God (2Timothy 2:15).