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TOUCHING 2500 YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE SPACE OF A WEEK!

G4 Mission Ministry Report, Sept 1 – Oct 15, 2022

These forty five days (Sept. 1 to 15 Oct, 2022) just flew,

God’s grace greatly enabled us – that’s true,

Your prayers for us, was the glue,

We kept looking up beyond the blue,

To thank God for our ministry crew and you,

And for the literal thousands of Google Genners, who during this period of ministry, in their relationship with Jesus, grew!

*Month-end midnight prayer over Zoom on both 31 Aug-1Sept and 30Sept-1Oct. Close to 30 people from India over and beyond joined. Duke shared brief messages. The 1 Oct message is here: 

*Twice we had the Fountain of Tears Against Mountain of Fears Fasting Prayer. We prayed for the nations, the nation, the Google Generation and personal tensions (of the people who joined the zoom). Once on 24 Sept and again on 08 Oct. This program is conducted once a month over Zoom on a Saturday, when Duke and Evan are free. A remnant who joined the 08 Oct meeting, were from Hyderabad, from Alibag, from Canada, from Bihar. 

* On 7 Sept and 12 Oct we had our Kahoot Bible Quiz. On 7 Sept the quiz was on the book of Daniel. On 12 Oct the quiz was on Romans. Over 50 participants joined each time from India over and beyond. They were from different walks of life. They were from different age-groups and different churches. Duke taught the word of God as the quiz was played / The next quiz will be on 23 Nov on the book of Lamentations. We give out premium Study Bible, Bible Study Aids, Stylish Bibles for the top five, apart from ecertificates. We also give the top Child finisher a prize and a eCertificate. Here is the full recording of the Romans quiz: 

Teaching Sound Doctrine through slightly tricky Kahoot Quiz questions! See Above! Joanna John, a child leads the field, in the Daniel quiz after question 13. Jerome, just 14 in second place. Our Kahoot quizzez has attracted people of different agegroups, churches, places. See below.
Calling the Google Generation for holiness through a Kahoot Bible Quiz! A question asked in the Shooting Daniel in Megapixel Kahoot Quiz of Sept 7, 2022.
We expose dangerous hell-populating false teachings through our Kahoot Bible quizzes! A question asked in the Romans Birth Pangs Kahoot Bible Quiz of 12 Oct. 2022
We had players who registered to play from all over India, France, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, etc. in the Romans Kahoot Quiz of 12 Oct 2022. Those from India were from diverse Indian cities, from Punjab to Palayamkottai, from Kolar to Khammam. In Chennai, an entire family sat in front of their laptop to play this quiz.

The recording of the 07 Sept 2022 Shooting Daniel in Megapixel quiz is here:

* We had a tracts outreach near the Thiruvanmiyur Railway station Chennai during early Sept 2022 and in the Harrington Road Chetput during Oct 2022. Apart from that Duke Jeyaraj gave out tracts to Auxilium College students as they waited to catch a bus in Vellore in Sept 2022. This was apart from the tracts given in Airport ticket issue staff, flight neighbors, train neighbors, etc. A Pastor in Karungal, Kanyakumari was sent 25 copies of the Bubbly Tract in Tamil following his request. Duke used the 1 Peter 1:8 method of sharing the Gospel via the ESV App to co-passengers atleast twice during this time. Here is a recording from the post-tract distribution devotion: 

* We accepted invitations to preach in youth camps/conferences during this period. Sometimes, these invitations come one after an another. Let me explain over the next few paragraphs: On behalf of Christian Medical College, Dr. Sudha Jasmine, the chairperson of the organising committee of this great hospital and college’s  annual missions conference, called Shiloh, invited Duke to speak in the breakout sessions on two days. God blessed those sessions in which Duke brought a message on Triumphing over Tech Temptations: The Biblical Way Practically explained using the acronym T-E-C-H-N-O-L-O-G-Y. On both the days (Sept 30, Oct 1), there was a great response at the altar. The presiding doctor for 1 Oct session mentioned that ‘Brother Duke has considerably shaken us up’. The recording is available here: 

Apart from this Duke gave a brief talk from the main stage on the subject of holiness starting with a cricket story. On the final day, 3 Oct, Duke Jeyaraj joined the panel to answer questions from the audience. He answered questions such as: “How can I not return to the same sin?”, “Can a mentally challenged person be saved and come to heaven?”, “How to make out if depression is from Satan?”, etc. This session was recorded and we will release it soon. Our books, Straight Talk (on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn, Phone Addiction, etc.) and Daniel in Dell (the 2015 book broght back into print) were sold briskly in this camp. Atleast 10 people paid and ordered for the books after the stock of 15 disappeared in a few hours! The Days of Your Youth magazine and the Bubbly Tract (English and Tamil) and the Dhoni tract (back in print) were given free to those who wanted it. 1300 medical professionals from all over India joined this conference on location. 200 more watched over Zoom. The missionary call came to these young people from different directions from several other accomplished speakers – from South Sudan, from Bihar, from Assam, from Uttarakhand, from Uttar Pradesh, from Kotagiri in Tamil Nadu, etc. Bro. Mohan Patnaik, one of the plenary speakers, challenged the audience for discipleship and discovery of life purpose. Bro. Ashok Vedanayagam, founder of Sishya Team, gave a stirring gospel presentation on the last day night in Scudder auditorium which brought almost all the young people to front during the altar call (even on the stage).

Some pictures from the CMC meetings:

1200 medicos from India over participated in Shiloh 2022 / Duke Jeyaraj was one of the speakers.
After Duke counselled a section of the crowd that responded to the call given by Bro. Ashok Vedanayagam on 1 Oct 2022 night, the principal of CMC, Dr. Solomon Satish Kumar prays. Duke and Dr. Solomon were classmates in Ida Scudder School. When Duke preached his first sermon from stage as a Scudder School Class 12 student on 9 Aug 1991, Dr. Solomon was part of that ministry team, playing the piano.
Duke was part of the small group discussion team which Dr. Jesu and his wife led. Though a total of 1500 participants were there (on location plus zoom), there was a great stress on small group fellowship in this conference.
Duke Jeyaraj’s books, mags and Gospel tracts were received/bought with enthusiasm by the delegates of Shiloh 2022. WhatsApp us at 918886040605 if you need these. Straight Talk (on sex, love, marriage, porn, phone addiction and more) and Daniel in Dell are the two books that were bought for a combined price of Rs.400/- including courier. See Above. There was no compulsion for the 1200 delegates to attend any particular breakaway session. But many of them, a combined audience of 250-300 chose to attend the Duke-led breakaway session on Triumphing over Tech Temptations. See the picture from 30 Sept 2022 breakaway session below.

The Founding Senior Pastor of Jesus with Us Church in Tondiarpet Chennai, Pas. Swamy Doss, invited Duke Jeyaraj to preach in their youth camp in a Camp Site in East Coast Road on 04 October 2022. 70 young people were there. Duke Jeyaraj’s English messages were interpreted into Tamil by his uncle Pastor Gnanasekaran. The first message was a salvation message from Revelation 1. The second message was a frank talk on sexual purity. After both sessions, the altar call times were ‘sights for sore eyes’ as so many responded with earnestness. Then pastor Gnanasekaran had to leave as there was another prayer meeting he had to lead that evening. The next session, Duke handled it in direct Tamil. It was a Q and A time with Pas. Ajay asking the questions the youth asked to Duke and Duke answering in Tamil. This was all done live. The last message he challenged the youth for ministry involvement from little-known passages from the book of Revelation. Listen to that Tamil talk here: 

70 youth were there in the Jesus With Us Tondiarpet Church Youth Camp in East Coast Road. My uncle, Pastor A. Gnanasekaran, was kind to interpret two of my messages (seen here). The other two sessions, Duke did in Tamil directly. Duke is learning this skill. Young people wrote chastity pledges after session two where Duke explained what is sexual sin according to the Bible with super Tamil translation from Pastor Gnanasekaran.

Duke Jeyaraj travelled to preach God’s Word in the Indian Pentecostal Assemblies National Youth Conference following Pas. John Prakasam’s warm invitation. 1100 youth from joined (from all major districts of Tamil Nadu) and beyond. Duke’s message from the book of Ephesians on holiness was well-received. He talked about 1) Chosen for holiness 2) Commanded for holiness 3) Compass for holiness. It was delivered in the English-Tamil format. There was a section in this message in which Duke outlined the list of ‘secret sins’ the Bible talks about. He specifically called those repenting from secret sins to come forward. Atleast a few (around 20) came forward. The recommitment prayer-time was powerful. Next, Duke spoke in the breakout session on Finding God’s Will. Three young men came forward and mentioned how this talk was an immense blessing for them. Both of Duke’s presentations were recorded. They would be uploaded later onto Duke’s youtube channel which now has over 1900 videos. We welcome you to subscribe, comment and like these videos. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/visitduke

* These three youth meetings from Sept 29 to Oct 5 meant that 2500 plus young people were blessed in total by our ministry – all glory to God!

*These 45 days, we took up select counselling requests over whatsapp audio. We cannot give details because we maintain confidentiality. ‘Can I pillion ride with a young boy as an unmarried girl?’ – was one question Duke answered. ‘I am not able to move on after my breakup with a non-Christian girl who has moved on’ – another question Duke answered. In fact, we had a 1 hour 15 minutes of live Q and A on 21 Sept called Question Thirst Quenched Truthfully. The following questions were answered briefly from the Bible: Some questions answered in this episode:1) How did you start your ministry and develop a ministry team? 2) Can a mother with small kids work? 3) I am not able to focus at all. Help me. 4) Can I consult a Siddha Doctor? 5) Can Beleivers Date? 6) Is not the husband the head of the home? 7) Is Satan extra active at 3 AM in the morning? 8) Can an introvert marry an extrovert? 9) Can a Pentecostal marry a Roman Catholic? ​Watch the episode here:

The next Question Thirst Quenched Truthfully will be on 19 October, Wednesday, 9PM to 10:15PM Over Zoom, God Willing.  WhatsApp us at 91-8886040605 if you want to be invited. No preaching. Just live Q and A. For one hour 15 mins straight.

* We have had two long Bible Study series for small groups so far. One was in all the 66 books of the Bible, a process that took seven years (2007-14). Duke summarized the message of all these books via small group Bible studies using the very name of the book as an acronym. Many of these messages are online. Watch the episode on Song of Songs uploaded on Youtube 9 years ago here:

Then Duke did a Bible study series on all the doctrines of the Bible – a 20-part series, a process that took four years. From Doctrine of God to Doctrine of Hell. Here is one episode from that series:

The third Bible Study series is presently on. It is called, Chosen Chapter Chew Covering Contemporary Issue (C5I) which Bible chapter exposition is wed into contemporary issue study. On 4 Sept 2022, Duke Jeyaraj did a chapter study on Nehemiah 6 with the focus on the contemporary issue of Digital Communication against the backdrop of a scandal involving a megachurch pastor from Texas. You can watch the study here:

On Oct 30, the next chapter chosen will be studied and the video released on our Youtube.

Our volunteers were busy these 45 days. Professor, Dr. Sheeba worked on a message clip of Duke and got out this short video with illustrations:

Gipu James created quote posters, youtube thumbnail, video event invites and a lot more. Here is a quote poster which Gipu who now lives in England with his wife, Esther, created for us:

Ravi Alamothu touched up the cover for the book Daniel in Dell and sent it to me. Eugene Pandian designed a fresh cover for 2012 book Goodnews for the Google Generation now back in print. Here is the new cover for this book where the best of Duke’s gospel messages are assembled together in prose, poetry and personal story:

This book will be sent to our regular partners without any charge. Please send us a WhatsApp via 8886040605 mentioning your name, full address with pincode, phone number as a single message saying ‘send GGG book’. For the rest of you in India, the price is Rs.250/- including courier charges. There will be a donation link at the end of this report.

Vikas Yadav keeps churning out video after video for our ministry. Here is one of the videos he created which carries the testimony of a young girl who was blessed by Duke’s message delivered in Hyderabad on 27 Aug 2022:

Sunny Karumanchi, now back in the USA, worked on the messages I preached in Hope UC Church in Hyderabad during August 2022. Here is the short second message – titled, The 360 degree Christian – we just released after Sunny’s editing: 

Naveen Vamsi, a young man from Hyderabad working now in Bangalore is another faithful video volunteer. He carved out a short video from a long live Q and A video of Duke Jeyaraj and came out with this gem:

If you want to be a volunteer with our ministry, let us know by an email to emailduke@gmail.com or whatsapp to Duke at +918886040605.

*We use social media to impact the Google Generation the best way we know how. A simple less-than-one-minute message I recently shared on Instagram reels saw more than 4000 hits. Watch it here: 

Over Instagram Reel, Duke Jeyaraj has been compelled by the Spirit to bell the cat when it comes hell-populating popular false teaching. Here is one such reel done in the last 45 days:

Another video in the same vein – warning people about false teaching and calling God’s people to be grounded in Scripture:

*Some personal news now: Our son, Dale is in his 2nd year of college in a top college in New Delhi. He shared God’s Word recently in a small group fellowship in Delhi. ​Our Daughter Datasha is in class X. She was recently baptised in water. She came first in her class when her reports card came in last week. God is answering your precious prayers for us and our ministry! We are grateful.

​We solicit your prayers for us.​

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“Jesus loves sinners. But only condemns the self-righteous!” Is this Popular Defense of Hyper-Grace Biblical?

Duke Jeyaraj answers

This is just a popular perception put out by cultic, hell-populating hyper-grace pastors/teachers. But if we carefully look at the Scriptures as a whole, we understand this: Jesus warned that stubborn sin will take ANYONE to hell – not just the Pharisees, Hypocrites and the Self-Righteous! Have you read this statement of Jesus, a statement that he made to someone he healed: “You look wonderful! You’re well! Don’t return to a sinning life or something worse might happen.” (John 5:14, The Message). Because this man was a recipient of Jesus’ grace – he was healed even though he did not deserve healing – Jesus expected and demanded that he be grateful for that grace received by living a holy life, a temptation-beating life, a victory-over-sin life! Grace received must lead to holy living! That was Jesus’ point! That was the point of the Apostles as well. If we are truly grateful for God’s grace, we will say ‘no’ to ‘ungodliness’ and ‘worldly passions” (Titus 2:11,12). In fact the Grace of God enables us to say ‘no’ to sin, ANY SIN. Yes, self-righteousness, hypocrisy, a Pharisaical attitude, is a sin as is porn-watching, as is drunkenness, as is foul-language use, as is pride, as is lying, as is stealing, as is adultery. The writer to the Hebrews warned about this: we cannot ‘obtain’ the Grace of God and ‘maintain’ bitterness with people we have relationship-problems with (Heb. 12:15). This writer also says this: ‘those strengthened by grace’ (Heb. 13:9) should also keep their ‘marriage bed pure’ (Heb. 13:4), of course enabled by the same grace, lest they fall into God’s judgment (Heb. 13:4). Jesus or the Bible does not differentiate between these two sins – self-righteous and other kinds of sins! Let not hyper-grace pastors fool you in this regard tell you this in-effect: “Don’t worry about sin in your life, as long as you are not self-righteous!” You will go to hell along with them (should they not repent), if you believe this lie! What is the ‘something worse’ that Jesus talked about in John 5:14 can happen to those who love to remain in stubborn in? A life in hell – a place of eternal, ever-conscious torment (Rev. 20:10; 14:9; 21:8). I hope that none of us will go there and remember this YouTube comment posted on 21 May 2020 and made as an article on dukewords.com eventually shortly after that!

(Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission. Find out more at http://www.dukev.org. Watch his message videos at http://www.Youtube.com/c/visitduke. Whatsapp him via +91-8886040605).

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THE HIGHLIGHTS OF HYPER-GRACE TEACHING: AN ULTRA BRIEF BIBLICAL ANALYSIS

Duke Jeyaraj

A teaching that is called “Hyper-Grace” is sadly lapped up by unsuspecting believers world over (including those in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Singapore and literally world over). A google search on “Hyper-Grace” would throw up the prominent Hyper-Grace teachers in the world, presently. This is an unbiblical teaching that is, at best, a half-truth. But then, a half-truth is a full-lie (as someone said)! Hyper-Grace teachers are in the GRIP of “G-R-I-P”, I noticed. Let me explain:

G-GRACE GRAMMER GOOF-UP!

What I mean here is that, the Hyper-Grace Teachers tell us that a believer’s past, present and future sins stand automatically forgiven when he gets saved. This is simply not true, according to Scripture. A “brother” (that is, a believer) who had regular sexual relationship with his own mother was not considered “forgiven” or “righteous” but as a “evil person” by Apostle Paul (I Cor. 5:1,11,13). David Ravenhill wrote, “The fact is that the provision for my cleansing was completed at the cross but the process of my cleansing is conditional upon my repentance.” I agree.

R-REPENTANCE REDIFINTION-RIDDANCE!

Hyper-Grace teachers tell us that Repentance merely means changing one’s mind – it does not involve action. Some Hyper-Grace teachers unashamedly say, “I don’t preach on repentance (turning from sin), anymore!” Paul clearly taught in Acts 26:20 that the Gentiles should repent, turn to God, “performing deeds in keeping with repentance”. This was the description given in the book of Revelation about those condemned to eternal hell: “they did not repent” (Rev. 9:20, 21; 16: 9,11). All of us have a choice, Jesus preached: to repent or to perish in hell (Luke 13:1-5; Rev. 21:8). Some hyper-grace teachers are very quick to reject any so-called “pre-cross” statement of Jesus like the one I just quoted. But they do quote portions from the sayings of pre-cross Jesus which they think squares up well with their deceptive theology. For example I have heard them quote from Luke 9:53-55 (where Jesus rebukes his disciples, James and John, who wanted to call down fire from heaven to destroy Samaritans). They should make up their minds to accept ALL the words of Jesus or NONE of it. And they should not forget, “ALL” Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for “teaching” (2 Tim. 3:16).

I-INCESSANT IDENTITY INSANITY!

The way Hyper-Grace teachers will invariably begin their messages is this way: “Today, I will tell you who you are in Christ – your identity in Christ!!” While it is good to know our identity in Christ, we must not forget the “responsibility” of holy living that Christ calls us to (I Thess 4:3 which says, “It is God’s will, your sanctification, that you abstain from sexual immorality”). Hyper-Grace teachers, call those who preach on holiness/progressive sanctification, as ‘hypocritical legalists’/’mixed-grace preachers’. But the Scripture does teach progressive, day-to-day sanctification. One of the 16 fundamental doctrines of the Assemblies of God is (progressive) sanctification which is expressed by these words: “Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by the faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit.” We chose to live holy using our free-will, enabled by the Holy Spirit’s power(Gal. 5:16; Rom. 8:13). Therefore we have nothing to boast about, except that we have been enabled by His Grace.

P-PERMANENTLY PLEASED POP!

The teaching they systematically spread is this: “God, your loving father, doesn’t see you in your failures and short-comings; He sees you in Jesus’ perfection and loveliness, always.” If that were true, Jesus, when he saw the failures and short-comings of the Revelation churches would have said, “Rejoice! I do not see your sin!” But, instead, he said “Repent!” (because he did see their sin, post-cross!) He said that six times (Rev. 2:5,16, 21,22; 3:3,19). We must not exalt one image of God found in the Bible at the expense of other images, leading to a blunder that could land us in hell. In Hebrews 12, we read that God is both these “CFs” – a Compassionate Father (verse 5) and a Consuming Fire (vs. 29)! God is not just a Father who dotes over us, he is a Master whom we must obey, the Scripture tells us repeatedly (I Cor. 6:13; Col. 3:24; Jude 4; Gal. 6:17; I Thess 1:6-8). He is not just a loving dad but also a faithfulness-expecting and purity-expecting Bride Groom (2 Cor. 11:2; Eph. 5:27). We are saved by Grace, for good works and holy living (Eph. 2:8-10). Let us not forget that.

Let’s get busy with the work of rescuing those friends of ours in the g-r-i-p of the hyper-grace teaching before it is too late. Let us boldly go to places where false doctrines like hell-taking hyper-grace teaching is taught and “charge” people not to teach any doctrine that is contrary to Scripture (See I Tim. 1:3).

(Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Gen from Gehenna Mission, the G4 Mission. Find out more at http://www.dukev.org. Watch his videos at http://www.youtube.com/c/visitduke).

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“I am the Righteous of God!” Proclamation, Temptation & Hyper-Grace Cult Theology

Rev. Dr. Duke Jeyaraj

You must tell the Devil, “I am the righteousness of God”, when he brings temptation before you. That is the teaching of Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:21. This confession helps you to overcome temptation. “I am the righteousness of God. So, I will not lie! So, I will not watch porn! So, I will not use those Fs and Bs!” Yes, we can use these exact words during times of Temptation.

What the verse that is found after 2 Corinthians 5:21? It is found in the next chapter. Chapter and verse divisions were put in our Bibles for our convenience and were not inspired by God. This verse teaches that way we will not be guilty of using the grace of God in “vain” (2 Cor. 6:1/compare with Titus 2:11-12, Romans 3:8, Romans 6:1-2,15).

This is correct teaching.

However, if you and I fall into temptation, we should not foolishly continue saying, “I am the righteousness of God” (as Hyper-grace, heretic, hell-populating false teachers tell us to). The Bible calls those believers stubborn in sin with this names: “adulterers!” (James 4:4). Notice, the Bible does not call believers stubborn in sin as “Children of God!” We must repent and confess our sin immediately (I John 1:7-9, Compare with Romans 2:4-5). Hyper-grace false teachers tell us that there is no need to repent or confess our sins, even if we sin. False theology. Dangerous theology. Hell-leading theology. Because Hell is the place for unforgiven people.

(Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission. Find out more at http://www.dukev.org. WhatsApp him via +91-8886040605).

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JOHN 8:12 AND THE ‘IMMORTALITY’ CULT DOUBLE STANDARD DUKE JEYARAJ

Questions for Immortality on Earth Cult Pastors: If you preach from John 11:26 that people who believe in Jesus should not experience PHYSICAL death then you should also preach from John 8:12 that people who believe in JESUS will not be in PHYSICAL DARKNESS! That is, you should teach your congregation this: ‘do not switch off your lights when you sleep, because John 8:12 says those who walk with Jesus will never live in the dark!!’ But you don’t do that right?! You instinctively interpret the ‘light’ of John 8:12 to be ‘spiritual light’ right? You instinctively interpret the ‘thirst’ that Jesus talked about in John 4:14 as spiritual thirst, right? Then why this double standard only with John 11:26? Oh for consistency in Bible Interpretation!
(Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Gen from Gehenna Mission. Find out more at http://www.dukev.org).

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DON’T MISTAKE WOLVES FOR LABRADORS! – DUKE JEYARAJ ON FALSE TEACHERS

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While we appreciate our true-to-the-Word-of-God teachers, we must also be wary of “false teachers”. This is what the Bible says about “False Teachers”: “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be FALSE TEACHER among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction” (2 Peter 2:1, ESV). The ‘man of God’ you listen to Sunday after Sunday – if he teaches hyper-grace, immortality on earth and such salvation-affecting false teaching is a ‘false teacher’.

This verse says, false teachers are first of all ‘secretive’. That means they want to show that they are part of the main-stream Christianity while they are cultic. They vehemently deny that they are cultic (but they are secretly are indeed cultic, because ‘popular opinion’ and not the Bible is their final court of appeal; they don’t mind saying ‘The Bible is not the Word of God’). False Teachers are called ‘wolves’ elsewhere in the Bible (Matt. 7:15). Wolves (False Teachers) have a deceptive appearance. We can mistake them to be Labradors and pamper them (attend their church and support their ministry)!!! Beware! Don’t get fooled!!!!

This verse also says that false teachers bring in ‘destructive heresies’. The meaning? Unless they repent)(2 Peter 3:9), these false teachers are heading towards hell and taking people who follow them blindly also to hell.

In 2 Peter 2:4, just three verses below, Apostle Peter promises ‘hell’ for unrepentant false teachers.In the same chapter (2 Peter 2) – ‘They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children!’ (verse 14, ESV).

This brings to the fore two more characters of false teachers: they work up a theology that excuses sin, that excuses the ‘eyes full of adultery’ ‘after all – the grace of God is ALWAYS there’ (to put it in their words) (notice the word ‘entice’). Yes, they use the Grace of God as a license for immoral living as Jude explains (in verse 4).

Not only that. These false teachers twist the Word of God motivated by ‘greed’ (a love for money) as 2 Peter 2:14 says. They preach a God of love but won’t tell you about the wrath of God which the same Bible talks about, lest you get offended and won’t sent them an offering or stay in their church.

They will tell you about a hell, but give you hope that even from hell you can come to heaven, so that your ears are tickled and you feel good.

They tell you that Jesus will never return back to earth, till a generation believes in Immortality on earth (that is not likely to happen, so Jesus won’t ever come back, or come back anytime soon, and so you can live in sin in-effect, according to them).

Peter, inspired by the Holy Spirit, calls them ‘accused children’ (he knew they were already hell-headed, but he would not simply watch as believers follow them, so he wrote these words primarily not to warn these false teachers but the believers who follow them without second thought)!

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Wolves (False Teachers) have a deceptive appearance. We can mistake them to be Labradors and pamper them (attend their church and support them)!!! Beware!!!