for these are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguised so as to pass for true apostles.
I know thy works, thy labour, and thy patience, and that thou canst not bear those who are evil: thou hast tried those who say they are apostles, but are not; and hast found them lyars:
owing to nothing but your being practised upon by some, who would overturn the gospel of Christ.
and as to the false brethren, who insidiously crept in to spy out our liberty which we have by Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into servitude;
be upon your guard against snarlers, against the contrivances of the crafty, against the spurious breed;
nay, among your own body some will start up to vent their intricate conceits, and draw a number of followers.
therefore it is not strange if his agents are so disguised as to appear like ministers of the gospel; but their end shall be answerable to their actions.
they who desire to make a figure in the world, constrain you to be circumcised, only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
then came he who had received the one talent, and said, Lord, I knew that you were a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered:
However some that arrived from Judea, told the Gentile converts, unless you are circumcised agreeably to the law of Moses, you cannot be saved.
Whereas we have been appriz'd, that some who went from us, have embarass'd you with their discourse, and unsettled your minds, maintaining, that you ought to be circumcised, and to observe the law, though we gave them no such injunction: after having been assembled,
for such as these serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own selfishness; and by flourish and flattery, deceive the open-hearted simple.
for we are not like others, who adulterate the word of God; but we preach the pure gospel of Christ, as I receiv'd it from God, and as in the presence of God.
renouncing all secret dishonesty, and void of all artifice, I deliver the word of God unadulterated, and recommend my self by urging the truth home to every man's conscience, as in the presence of God.
they court your affection, but not in a fair way; for they design to exclude me, that you might have the greater esteem for them.
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:
it is true, there are some who preach Christ out of a spirit of envy and contention; but others do it out of pure affection.
beware lest any one seduce you by the vain illusions of philosophy, founded upon human traditions, and meer shadows, and not upon Christ:
or trouble their heads with fables and endless genealogies, which rather promote disputes than the gospel-dispensation:
Now the spirit says expresly, that in the latter times some shall abandon the faith, by giving credit to seducing spirits, and the doctrine concerning demons;
If any one deviate from this doctrine, not adhering to the wholesome instructions of our Lord Jesus Christ, the true doctrine of piety,
and their doctrine will spread like the gangrene. Hymeneus and Philetus are such:
of which they wear the appearance, but disclaim its influence. have no intercourse with such.
for the time will come, when they will not endure sound doctrine, but get teachers of their own corrupt taste, to sooth their ears that itch for flattery:
For there are many, especially among the Jews, who are obstinate, vain talkers and deceivers;
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.
Dear children, the last time is come: as ye have heard that antichrist was to come, accordingly many antichrists have already appeared; whereby we know that we are now in the last times.
For there are many impostors started up in the world, who will not own that Jesus Christ was incarnate. such a one is an impostor and an anti-christ.
For certain men have insinuated themselves among you, who were formerly proscrib'd to be punish'd; impious men, who pervert the divine favour to licentiousness, and renounce their only master, and Jesus Christ our Lord.
"I know thy works, thy tribulation and poverty (tho' thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of satan.
notwithstanding, I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezabel, who stiles herself a prophetess, and teaches and seduces my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed to idols.
and the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles in his favour, by which he seduc'd those that had received the mark of the beast, and those that worshipped his image. these were both cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
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