Counterfeit Christianity is a serious matter. It feeds on false doctrine, sows mistrust, and damages the reputation of the church Jesus is building. The New Testament combats false teachers vigorously because religious pirates are everywhere.

In his second epistle, Peter turns his attention from fiery trials to false teaching, from challenges outside the church to dangers inside the church. Second Peter equips us to combat religious piracy and those who present a fraudulent imitation of Christianity.

Religious pirates are everywhere. The best way to discern false doctrine and fight religious piracy is to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). Are you growing in God’s word as you grow in Christian virtue?

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“Every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

Romans 8:28 MSG