7 Desiring [thelo] to be [einai] teachers of the law; [nomodidaskalos][me] understanding [noeo] neither [mete] what [hos] they say, [lego] nor [mete] whereof [peri][tis] they affirm.[diabebaioomai]KJV-Interlinear
7 wanting to be teachers of the
Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the
matters about which they make confident assertions. NASB
The four characteristics
of the efforts of promoters of false information, is their error, their goal,
their motive, and their effect or outcome.
We have covered the
first two characteristics of promoters of false information, their error and
Their information is
incorrect and their goal is self-serving.Which means simply that their preparation is flawed
and lacking in substance.They
are neither interested in truth, nor the facts of truth, but more so how they
are viewed by people. The evil man pursues the approval of man, not God.They prefer the accolades of man, not the
approval of God, Matt. 23:5-7, 1 Tim. 6:4.
Their front is to
present themselves as teachers, to all who lack insight.They present themselves as one who possesses
insight, elevating themselves, in their own minds, as authorities of truth, and
that all others are lacking and therefore in need of their expertise.Their motivation is opposite of that which it
should be.They pursue elite status, rather
than servant status, in society.
requires genuine humility and dedication to truth, the discovery of it, the learning
of it, the teaching of it, such that others when they hear truth will learn and
grow to their fullest capacity that is available to them.
The instruction of
truth means that you are affecting the whole life, both now and for all of
eternity, of those who listen to the instructor s words.If a person enters into the world of
instruction with false motivations, then they are cheating others out of an
infinite future.And that is a grave,
repeat, grave sin.
Communicators of false
information, seek leadership roles for their own ego, for their own
satisfaction, seeking the prestige, seeking the victory of the argument,
seeking their personal sense of power over the lives of others, with no thought
as to the repercussions they might have on the lives of others.
And the woods are full
of promoters of false doctrine.Whether
they are people who are trying to advance their own philosophy, their own
religion, their own cult, or their own view point, all who have not been
thoroughly prepared, have no place in criticizing anything, much less truth.They have no right in attempting to interfere
with or restrain the efforts of others in learning truth.
For if they were
prepared, then they would know the error of their
position, and correct it.They would
know the error of their own motive and they would correct it.They would know the error of the deficiencies
of what they promote, and they would correct it.
Promoters of false
doctrine depend on lies, deception, and the emotional susceptibility of their
The world is full of
false religion and the false conclusions of philosophies, but what causes more
harm to the believing Christian population, is the inadequacies of Christian would
be instructors.People who seek titles
that impress but serve no purpose in todays
world prophet, prophetess, apostle, and so forth.They lack preparation so they promote
salvation and nothing else.They promote
emotional gimmicks such as music, Holy Spirit gifts, promises, catch phrases or
popular ideas that draw or entice a crowd, but do nothing to advance spiritual
Some of these things
are valid applications of worship, such as music, but many are false gimmicks,
that serve only as membership drawing cards, and distractions away from real
The promoters of false
religion advance intimidating tactics, threats of rejection if the rules are
not followed.They do not address truth,
for their position lacks it, so they turn to emotional tactics, vague or ambiguous
concepts, invented statistics, concepts that cannot easily be proven, in order
to retain their followers.They prevent
truth as best they can, from getting to their listeners, because once heard, their
followers would turn away from them.
nothing, but encourages all aspects of investigation.And when objective questioning occurs, then
truth stands out and lies reveal themselves.
is a search for truth, not a convenient manipulation so that you can arrive
where you want to be.That is a tactic
of false prophets, of folks with ulterior motives.
Truth never seeks harm
over anyone.That which is false, can only
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