Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.