Jesus is Our Example in Condemning Error

errorTITLE: Jesus is Our Example in Condemning Error

SUBJECT: False Doctrine

PROPOSITION: Jesus condemned errors of related to 1) Truth, 2) Attitudes, and 3) Morality.

OBJECTIVE: Each listener should understand that Jesus loved people enough to confront them about whatever their problems might be so that they would change.

AIM: We must be bold enough to confront people about their problems.


1. Read: Matthew 7:15

2. About the Text:

1) Jesus warned us about false teachers.

2) They would come in sheep’s clothing.

3) This means they have a harmless appearance.

4) However, inwardly, they are seeking to devour others.

5) One of the most popular ways that they do this is through false teaching.

6) False teaching is designed to do one thing: keep a person in his sins and make him feel good about it.

3. Ref. to S, T, P, O, and A.

DISCUSSION: Jesus Condemned Errors Related to . . .

I.   Truth

1. The “Faith Only” doctrine – “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matthew 7:21).

2. The “Universal Salvation” doctrine – “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:13-14).

3. The “No Hell”/Annihilation Doctrine – “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41).

4. The “No Baptism” Doctrine – “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16).

5. The “Many Churches” Doctrine – “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18).

6. The “Worship as You Please” Doctrine – “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:23-24).

7. The “Fellowship Everyone” Doctrine – “And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector” (Matthew 18:17).

II.  Attitudes

1. The “No Mercy” Doctrine – “But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless” (Matthew 12:7).

2. The “Salvation by Works” Doctrine – “So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do’” (Luke 17:10).

3. The “Judging Others” Doctrine – “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you” (Matthew 7:1-2).

4. The “Not Judging Others” Doctrine – “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment” (John 7:24).

5. The “No Forgiveness” Doctrine – “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses” (Mark 11:25-26).

6. The “Little Forgiveness” Doctrine – “Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven’” (Matthew 18:22).

7. The “All Forgiveness” Doctrine – “And anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but to him who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven” (Luke 12:10).

8. The “Self-Righteousness” Doctrine – Luke 18:9-14

9. The “Hate Your Enemy” Doctrine – “But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil” (Luke 6:35)

10. The “No Love” Doctrine – Matthew 22:37-40.

III. Morality

1. The “I’m Number One” Doctrine – “Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it’” (Matthew 16:24-25).

2. The “Free Love” Doctrine – “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man” (Matthew 15:19).

3. The “Everything’s Mine” Doctrine – “And He said to them, ‘Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses’” (Luke 12:15).

4. The “All Marriages are Good” Doctrine – Matthew 19:3-9.

5. The “Everyone Else” Doctrine – “And He said, ‘What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man’” (Mark 7:20-23).


1. Jesus is our example in condemning errors relating to:

1) Truth

2) Attitudes

3) Morality

2. Invitation