Adult Bible Fellowship
ADULT BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CLASS
An Exegetical Study of 1 John - September 2022 through January 2023
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus warned his hearers to watch out for false teachers. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:15-16). The Apostle Paul reiterated Jesus’ words in his second letter to the Church at Corinth, “false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15). Likewise, the Apostle Peter shares a similar warning with readers of his second epistle, “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.” (2 Peter 2:1-3).