The purity of the Gospel must be maintained through successive generations so that false teaching can be readily detected. Alistair Begg outlines the characteristics of false teachers and the consequences of their teaching, noting that they primarily seek glory and profit for themselves. Christians in every generation must beware of the temptation of novelty preaching and remember that “the main things are the plain things and the plain things are the main things.”
3If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound2 words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, 4he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, 5and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.
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