But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them–bringing swift destruction on themselves. 2nd Peter 2:1 NIV
A teenager once took up the sport of whitewater kayaking. His father was a bit of an adventurer too and decided he would also like to learn. So the strange situation arose where the son had to try and teach his own dad. They practiced in a pool and then one day they went to the river. The boy´s dad nearly had down the trick of rolling back upright if he ever got turned over by the waves. But in the river things are a bit more chaotic. The water began picking up speed, the waves grew. The boats were tossed. Eventually, dad was tipped over. He tried to right himself. His boy was just a paddle distance away, but there was little he could do to help. Finally, his dad bailed out of the boat when his attempts to roll had failed. His boy was right there to calm him down and tow him into an eddy and right his boat. What kind of teachers do we have today?
The Scriptures warn us that in our times there will be all kinds of treacherous teachers. They will give us instruction that may very well harm us long after our earthly lives come to their natural end. Far more dangerous than a youth trying to teach his dad in rough water, when the currents drag us under, we may want to examine those who teach us. So, shall we look for teachers who are filled with the love of Christ and who truly know and walk intimately with the God who calls us home to Him?
Give us teachers who shine with the love and reflection of You that only being in Your presences can bring, we pray!