There is no question what we are supposed to do with false teachers and it is not the "ask them to stop being wolves" theology that Greg Gordon seems to embrace. A wolf does not come around to right conduct beloved. The bible says their destruction is set from long ago. Mercifully, we conclude:
"The question we need to ask ourselves is: Are we showing the mercy to others that Christ shows to us? Imagine for a moment the spotlight of God put to your life before the whole world. Picture, if you will, that penetrating light exposing your own sins and failings in the exact measure and in the same manner that you may have exposed the failings of others. The Scriptures do not tell us to criticize church leaders but to pray for them. "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us" (1 John 1:8, MEV). That Scripture is not only true for us as believers but also for all church leaders. No one is without fault. Therefore, everyone is absolutely in need of God's mercy continually. Let's be conscious of our own failures and call out personally, "Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me, the sinner!" The next time we visit our favorite Christian news website or blog, before we click on the comment button, we should pause to consider whether we are lending our voices to the accuser of the brethren or to the one who is ever interceding for the souls of men." -- Greg Gordon
Christ called the false teachers of His day a brood of vipers and pronounced eternal woes over them. Paul cut them off completely from the body and named them by name. Mercy is for the sheep Greg, not the wolves. This is not about mere fault with a dangling doctrine here or there. We need to have grace and mercy to understand that anyone can say anything wrong in error, especially in public ministries. We are talking about egregious doctrines preached over a multitude of time. People who have had time to consider the path their teaching was on and decided they were either right or they simply did not care. At that point our responsibility is to God's sheep. Let the bible drown out the cacophony of noise coming from those that would stand in the gap for the wolves that devour God's flock. Choose this day who you will serve.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- April 22, 2019