This is an amazing image, one which we will try to spiritualize in this post.
This shoal of fish acts as one unit. They are highly sensitive to each other’s movements and this capability allows them to move in the same direction at the same time. When a predator attacks, they sense the intruder, and their tactile sensors allows the shoal to avoid immediate contact with it.
The body of Christ should act in a similar way. We need to be highly in tune with each other and with sound doctrine in order to sense false teachers and prophets who bring in heretical teaching or sin.
We need to identify and isolate such intruders and avoid mingling in their teachings in the same way the shoal attempts to avoid the sharks.
Essentially every New Testament writer gives us warnings with respect to this issue.
2 Peter 2:1-2 “But false prophets…
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