For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance. I know that you cannot bear evil men, but you have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and have found them to be false;
which is really not another gospel; but there are some who are disturbing you, and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.
But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had slipped in to spy out our freedom which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage.
Watch out for the dogs, watch out for the evil workers, watch out for those mutilators of the body.
and from among your own selves will arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.
Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will be according to their deeds.
Those who want to make a good showing in the flesh try to compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Then he who had received the one talent came and said, 'Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed.
But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."
Since we have heard that some persons from us have disturbed you with words, unsettling your minds, although we gave them no instructions,
For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth and flattering words they deceive the hearts of the simple.
For we are not, like so many, peddling the word of God; but as men of sincerity, as from God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.
But we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
They seek you, but for no good purpose; they want to shut you out, so that you may seek them.
As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming.
Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will.
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to human tradition, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.
nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. These promote controversies rather than the divine trainingwhich is by faith.
Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith by giving heed to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching which accords with godliness,
and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
holding a form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid such people.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires,
For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision.
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.
Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come; by this we know that it is the last hour.
For many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.
For certain persons have crept in secretly, those who were long ago marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and I know the slander of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
Nevertheless I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and beguiling my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.
And the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshipped his image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with sulfur.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
- 2 Corinthians 11:15
- 2 Corinthians 2:17
- 2 Corinthians 4:2
- Matthew 25:24
- Acts 15:1
- Acts 20:30
- Romans 16:18
- Galatians 1:7
- Galatians 2:4
- Galatians 4:17
- Galatians 6:12
- Ephesians 4:14
- Philippians 1:15
- Colossians 2:4
- 1 Timothy 1:4
- 1 Timothy 4:1
- 1 Timothy 6:3
- 2 Timothy 2:17
- 2 Timothy 3:5
- 2 Timothy 4:3
- 2 Peter 2:1
- 1 John 2:18
- 1 John 4:1
- 2 John 1:7
- Jude 1:4
- Revelation 2:2
- Revelation 19:20