The story of Balaam (Numbers 22-24) is a classic tale of a prophet for hire, someone greatly gifted by God who allows greed to drive him to madness. Like Balaam, many false teachers today use their God-given abilities to fleece the flock rather than feed it, as Jude warns in his short epistle.
Many false belief systems, from Islam to Mormonism, profess a high regard for the Word of God. But, in fact, they deny its inspiration, inerrancy, or preservation and thus reject the Bible as supremely authoritative.
The MBC has just released a new resource for personal or group study. What Every Christian Should Know About Salvation explores 12 Bible terms that describe God's work of redemption. Each chapter concludes with summary statements and probing questions that help individuals and groups dive deeper into the crucial doctrine of salvation.
Muslims and Christians agree there is one God but understand Him differently. We can see the distinctions between Allah and Yahweh by asking three personal questions: (1) Does God know me? (2) Does God love me? And (3) Did God die for me?
Korah enjoyed a favored position among the clans of the Levites, but he wanted more. So, he incited 250 prominent Israelites to rebel against Moses and Aaron. It did not go well. And neither will it go well for false teachers who infiltrate the church, as the epistle of Jude explains.