Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Take heed then of false prophets, who come to you in the garb of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
And Jesus answering said unto them, Beware that no man deceive you.
For such are not servants to our Lord Jesus Christ, but to their own belly; and by smooth speeches and flattering commendations deceive the hearts of the guileless.
2 Peter 2:1
BUT there were false prophets among the people, as there will be false teachers also among you, who wickedly introduce damnable heresies, and deny the sovereign Lord who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction.
And why even of yourselves do ye not decide what is just?
Now these were more liberally minded men than those of Thessalonica, for they received the word with all readiness of mind, daily, examining the Scriptures if these things were really so.
For your obedience is gone forth in report to all men. I rejoice therefore on your account: but I wish you to be wise indeed unto good, but harmless respecting evil.
1 Corinthians 14:29
Let the prophets two or three speak, and let the others judge.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
I know thy works, and thy travail, and thy patience, and that thou canst not bear the wicked; and hast tried those who give themselves out as apostles, yet are not, and hast found them liars;