This passage provides Christians with clarity on the reality of apostasy. In understanding where, how, and why apostasy happens helps Christians protect the integrity of the local church.

Outline

I.     Apostasy is Prophesied (v. 1a)

II.    Apostasy is Demonic (vv. 1b-2)

        A.     The Demonic Source (v. 1b)

        B.     The Demonic Characteristics (v. 2)

III.   Apostasy involves Manipulation (vv. 3-5)

        A.     The Contamination of God’s Truth (v. 3a)

        B.     The Correction of the Contamination (vv. 3b-4)

        C.     The Confirmation of the Correction (v. 5)




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