In his first letter to Timothy, the Apostle Paul warned the young pastor about “certain persons” who were teaching false doctrines and corrupting the family of God (1 Timothy 1:3-11). He described them as “swerving” away from the truth.


Paul went on to describe the false teachers as having “wandered away into vain discussions, desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.” Like a drunk driver who swerves his car into the oncoming traffic, dangerous is the religious leader who is confidently wrong.


So, beware the swerving drunk driver in the pulpit. False doctrine taught by false teachers with confident assertions will crash the church into a nearby ditch and hurt innocent bystanders. 

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