Many political and evangelical leaders love to pick apart people of stature that they deem as false or heretical. And while some of their speeches, posts or sermons may have some truth to them, I wouldn’t take every word as valid and without flaw.

Just because you heard, read, or watched something on the internet, social media, a podcast, blog post or the news, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily true. The reality is that even the national news is entitled to share their own opinion on certain matters, regardless if it’s actual fact. All these outlets can be a great resource for news and information, but I would warn you not to swallow everything given to you as truth.

This post is ironic in the sense that I call myself a blogger, and use social media to share Biblical wisdom and everyday advice.  And while you may think that would change my opinion on the matter, it really doesn’t at all. In fact, I would encourage you not to believe everything I say just because I said it. Take the time study, do your research, and follow up on tough topics before you come to a conclusion of your own. I can give you all the guidance I want, but I can’t make up your mind for you. Sure, I’d like to think that I give great advice, but I know for a fact I’m not the only one who can give it. As much as I’d like everyone to read my blog, I know that sometimes not everyone is going to agree with what I say. I’m ok with that.

Be aware of false teachers. They are all around you. No matter what type of information you are looking for, you are bound to find people that will twist and construe the truth in order to make stories a little more interesting. And while many people believe this is unfair and wrong, you’d be surprised to know how many people take these lies as real truth.

Here are 5 potential false teachers to be aware of:

  1. The Internet
  2. Social Media
  3. Podcasts
  4. Blog Posts
  5. The News

Sometimes we rely so heavily on one of these outlets that we completely tune out the others. I don’t believe this to be a healthy way of living, nor do I think it’s wise to only get your information from one source. Just as a police officer or investigator will go to great lengths to find the truth, I would encourage you to do the same in your everyday life. Be aware of false teachers, and don’t take everything you hear as truth.

Just because someone said it, doesn’t mean it’s true. CLICK TO TWEET

– Jarrid Wilson