Paul was met with false teachers and false doctrine and he met it with vigor, trying to save his new converts. We should do the same, if we know false doctrine is being spread around, we need to be firm in what we believe as long as it is Biblical, if it is not Biblical, meet it head on and try to save the ones who are being led astray. Here is what Paul says about it.t
Galatians 1:9 "As we have said before, so now I say again if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed." It must be pretty important, because thats a pretty strong statement.
Ephesians 4:14 "We should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting."
1 Timothy 1:3,4 "As I urged you when I wen into Macedonia - remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine, nor give heed to fables and endless geneologies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith."
2 Timothy 2:16-18 "But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaues and Philetus are of this sort who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some."
Hebrews 13:9 "Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines."
2 Peter 3:17 "You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked."
This is a short study but to the point. We must be sure of what we believe and know that it is entirely Biblical and doesn't have error mixed in with it. Satan is very subtle and loves to discourage and trick us up with false doctrine. We really must be aware of his tricks because he is out to destroy us with anything that we might fall for. I have been led astray by him and his tricks and I know how subtle he is, especially if we have been hurt by someone in the church as we were. We are easy prey.
So please be careful and don't let this happen to you. Grandma Joan