The Coming Apostasy

Wednesday January 15, 2020

Dr. Richard L. Hamm

Paul, after focusing on the exaltation of Christ and the future prospects of the church, the apostle next emphasizes the opposition to the Gospel. Whenever truth flourishes, false teaching will ensure. The apostle is concerned that Timothy should deal correctly with this insidious opposition. As the repository and guardian of God’s truth, the church must be aware of the strategies of the enemies against it. It is critical for the church to understand what God has revealed about these enemies. Paul is not concerned as much with the content of the false teachers’ doctrine, as he is with its source. Paul asserts that false teaching comes from deceptive spirits and demons.