Maybe you’ve been attending Church for a long time… maybe not…but regardless, do you know what your Church believes? Have you taken the time to read the Vision and Mission Statement, and what their core values are? Do they have a Constitution or other documents that clearly lay out their Statement of Beliefs? You may be surprised to find, just like John warned Believers here, of deceptive teaching. Usually it’s not blatant out and out lies, but rather a subtle twisting of the truth. But the bottom line is any teaching that denies Jesus as the Messiah and that He was God incarnate, and that He came in flesh and blood and will come again is false.