Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Beware of false prophets, who to outward appearance are sheep, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
for there shall arise false Messiahs, and false prophets, and shall shew such astonishing miracles and prodigies, as to deceive, if that can do it, the very converts themselves.
nay, among your own body some will start up to vent their intricate conceits, and draw a number of followers.
for such as these serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own selfishness; and by flourish and flattery, deceive the open-hearted simple.
that we should be no longer children, fluctuating, and carried about with every empty doctrine, by men vers'd in sleight and the crafty arts of deceit:
2 Timothy 3:5
of which they wear the appearance, but disclaim its influence. have no intercourse with such.
2 Peter 2:1
As there were false prophets among the people of Israel, there will likewise be false doctors among you, who by introducing pernicious sects, and by renouncing the Lord, who bought them, will bring upon themselves swift destruction.
for they are the spirits of demons working miracles, which make a progress to the kings of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God almighty.