I started my presentation by showing that objective truth exists and it is a biblical concept, which demonstrates that all worldviews that deny the existence of objective truth are automatically false. Then, I presented Christianity as the true story of reality because it matches reality, is internally consistent, and is based on a reliable authority, namely, the resurrected Jesus of Nazareth who is the truth (John 14:6) and who’s teachings are based on the Word of truth, the Bible (John 17:17).  From there, I presented what the Bible says about false teaching and showed how in the New Testament false teaching is always an attempt to counterfeit the real thing.  Then, I showed the 5-step process for how false teaching sought to embed itself in the early church with Gnosticism (e.g., Colossians and 1 John) and the Judaizers (e.g., Galatians).  I concluded the message with a 5 point challenge for how Christians must respond to the false teaching that is seeking to infiltrate their lives today.

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Additional episodes of Mere Simulacrity may be viewed here.

Dr. Jon Benzinger
Dr. Jon Benzinger is the Lead Pastor of Redeemer Bible Church, President of the Redeemer Center for Church Leadership, Host of the Redeeming Truth Podcast, Founder of HelpingPastors.org, a consultant with HardwiredCoaching.com, and the author of Stand: Christianity vs Social Justice.

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