In Acts, Paul warns that wolves will rise up from within the church and that false teachers speaking perverse things will draw disciples after themselves. And you’ll notice that Paul doesn’t immediately give some simple rule to follow to make sure that we aren’t taken in by a wolf. Wolves are so very dangerous because they work to appear like a good shepherd. Jesus warns in Matthew that while they wear “sheep’s clothing”, inwardly they are ravenous wolves, and they want to devour you.
So, how should the church think about wolves? How can we protect our family and the flock around us? How can we protect ourselves?
In this episode we discuss the many different warnings that scripture gives us about wolves. And while there are no simple solutions, there are clear signs that someone is behaving as a wolf.
Scandals are Good for the Church
Listen to the audio version here: https://theconqueringtruth.com/2023/06/how-wolves-attract-shiny-happy-people-ep-125-audio/
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00:00:00 Wolves in Scripture
00:24:44 Wolves Strengthening the Flock
00:38:17 Diverging from God’s Word
00:49:27 Why Are Leaders Held to Lower Standards?
00:59:28 Taking Lying Seriously
01:15:42 Blessing of False Teachers
Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson