False Teaching and Recovery


Today I want to focus on this scripture and how it applies to those of us in recovery:

2 Pet 2:1-3 – But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.  And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.  And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.  ESV

Let’s start with the obvious general and major problem in the church of North America that this scripture passage speaks to.  It goes by many names, some of which are

  • Name it and claim it
  • Faith and Wellness
  • Prosperity Gospel
  • Word of Faith Movement
  • Power of Positive Thinking


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