For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transformed into apostles of Christ.
I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and that thou canst not bear those that are evil: and thou hast tried those who say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars; and hast borne trouble, and hast patience;
and that because of the false brethren clandestinely introduced, who had crept in as spies upon our liberty, which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:
And from among yourselves shall men arise, speaking perverse things to draw away disciples after them.
It is therefore no great thing, if his ministers also be transformed into ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
They, who want to make a fair appearance in the flesh, would constrain you to be circumcised; only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.
Beloved, believe not every Spirit, but try the spirits, whether they be of God: for many false prophets are gone out into the world.
And he also who received the one talent came to him and said, Sir, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou sowedst not, and gathering where thou hast not strewed;
Now some that came down from Judea, taught the brethren, saying, Except ye be circumcised according to the law of Moses, ye cannot be saved.
Forasmuch as we have heard, that some who went out from us, have troubled you by their discourses, unsettling your minds, saying, ye must be circumcised, and keep the law; to whom we gave no such commission;
and avoid them; for such people serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by a soothing address and good words deceive the hearts of the innocent.
For we are not like many who adulterate the word of God: but as with sincerity, but as from God, and in the sight of God, we speak concerning Christ.
but have rejected shameful disguises, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth, recommending ourselves to every man's conscience, in the sight of God.
They are zealous for you, but not as they ought: for they would exclude us, that ye may be zealous for them:
That we may be no longer children fluctuating and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the artful insinuations of men, and their crafty methods of deceiving;
Some indeed through envy and strife, and some also through good-will:
Take heed least any one make a prey of you by philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Christ:
nor attend to fables and endless genealogies, which occasion debates, rather than pious edification in the faith:
Now the Spirit expressly saith, that in latter times some shall apostatize from the faith, attending to seducing spirits,
These things teach and exhort. If any one teach otherwise, and adhere not to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the doctrine which is according to godliness;
and their discourse will eat like a gangrene. Of whom is Hymeneus and Philetus; who have erred from the truth,
having a form of godliness, but strangers to the power of it: from such turn away.
For the time will come, when they will not bear sound doctrine; but having itching ears, will heap up to themselves teachers after their own hearts:
For there are many disorderly persons, vain-talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision; whose mouths must be stopped:
But there were indeed false prophets among the people of old, as there will be also among you false teachers, who will privately introduce pernicious heresies, denying even the Lord that bought them, and bringing upon themselves swift destruction,
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that an antichrist will come, there are even now many antichrists, whereby we know that it is the last time.
For many deceivers are come out into the world, who disown that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. Such a one is a deceiver and an antichrist.
For there have crept in some men, who have been of old described as under this condemnation, impious people, that turn the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and deny God the only Lord, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
I know thy works and affliction and poverty (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of those that say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
But I have a few things against thee; because thou sufferest the woman Jezabel, who saith that she is a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication and to eat things sacrificed to idols.
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet, who had wrought signs before him, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast, and those who worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into the 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