Torrey on Doctrine


In case anyone thinks I’m making this all up, about false doctrine and false teachings… here’s R. A. Torrey‘s entry on False Doctrine.

Doctrines, False

Destructive to faith

Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. (2 Timothy 2:18 KJB:PCE)

Hateful to God

But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. (Revelation 2:14-15 KJB:PCE)

Unprofitable and vain

But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. (Titus 3:9 KJB:PCE)

Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. (Hebrews 13:9 KJB:PCE)

SHOULD BE AVOIDED BY

Ministers

Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. (1 Timothy 1:4 KJB:PCE)

O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: (1 Timothy 6:20 KJB:PCE)

Saints

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; (Ephesians 4:14 KJB:PCE)

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. (Colossians 2:8 KJB:PCE)

All men

Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD . (Jeremiah 23:16 KJB:PCE)

For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed. (Jeremiah 29:8 KJB:PCE)

The wicked love

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; (2 Timothy 4:3 KJB:PCE)

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (2 Timothy 4:4 KJB:PCE)

The wicked given up to believe

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: (2 Thessalonians 2:11 KJB:PCE)

TEACHERS OF

Not to be countenanced

If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: (2 John 1:10 KJB:PCE)

Should be avoided

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. (Romans 16:17-18 KJB:PCE)

Bring reproach on religion

And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. (2 Peter 2:2 KJB:PCE)

Speak perverse things

Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. (Acts 20:30 KJB:PCE)

Attract many

And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. (2 Peter 2:2 KJB:PCE)

Deceive many

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. (Matthew 24:5 KJB:PCE)

Shall abound in the latter days

NOW the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (1 Timothy 4:1 KJB:PCE)

Pervert the gospel of Christ

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. (Galatians 1:6-7 KJB:PCE)

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Author: philipdean2013

Seminary graduate with a Ba. in Theology/Pastoral Studies, Happily married, Independent Baptist. I can't keep silent about what I see going on in Christianity any longer! Apostasy reigns around us, churches are sliding into worldiness, a whitewashed Gospel is preached everywhere... "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:16 (KJV) So, I'm speaking out. ...Why aren't you???