These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to deceive you.
For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.
Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous;
The righteous is a guide to his neighbor, But the way of the wicked leads them astray.
It is definitely because they have misled My people by saying, ‘ Peace!’ when there is no peace. And when anyone builds a wall, behold, they plaster it over with whitewash;
for false Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show signs and wonders, in order to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.
Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,
But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.