Every year the Oxford Dictionary campaign’s to find the word of the year. This year the word of the year will probably be “misinformation.”
We have all heard this word a lot this past year; however, it is open for debate as to whose claims of misinformation is correct.
This is not anything new. In 2 Timothy 17-18 we read of Hymenaeus and Philetus.
Paul compares their misinformation to a canker. Like gangrene it spreads, infects, and kills other tissue. So false doctrine too infects the body of believers, the Church.
It must be exposed, removed, and replaced with healthy doctrine.
They had wandered from the truth by teaching that the resurrection. There message taught that salvation is resurrection in a spiritual sense, so the believer must not expect a physical resurrection.
This is misinformation and a serious matter. Read 1 Corinthians 15:12-19.
No wonder these false teachers were able to “overthrow the faith of some” with misinformation. The resurrection is a foundational truth of the Gospel.
Notice in 1 Corinthians 15:1 when Paul says, “moreover” and what follows is of first importance for all. We must all hinge on that and that my friend is true information.