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 Tim. 4:1
Sound doctrine is very important to God. His word instruct us to persevere, to hold fast to the doctrine that was given to the apostles. 1 Corinthians 15:1-2, 1 Timothy 6:3-5, 2 Timothy 1:13, 2 John 1:9-11. We can avoid apostasy (departing from the faith) by learning & searching the Words inspired by the Holy Spirit (the bible), and comparing them with what we hear from others. An absence of careful examination of the words of men in the church today is leading to a great falling away from the truth of the gospel.
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Acts 17:11
A very admired and well known Assembly of God pastor was David Wilkerson who brought the Word of God to gangs in Bronx, N.Y., people that nobody wanted to witness to. God made many miracles in their midst. Before he passed away he gave us many warnings about the counterfeit Faith Preachers. See Video.
As Peter’s doctrinal offense was public, Galatians 2:11 Paul publicly reproved him, because he was affecting others that were imitating him, and were not walking according to the truth of the gospel.
Sadly we also found that some Churches, organizations & colleges, specially the ones belonging to The Neo Calvinism , The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) & The Word of Faith (WoF) movements (as well as some other organizations) are getting involved with this ecumenical movement, they have links with one another, and are Dominionist or ‘Kingdom Now’ theology. Many of them had been warned & rebuked by other pastors, but still continue in their ways. The most painful part is all the people they are causing to fall away from the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.