Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
In a voluntary humility
I mention this, lest any one should deceive you by specious pretences.
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.
for such as these serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own selfishness; and by flourish and flattery, deceive the open-hearted simple.
2 Corinthians 11:3
but I fear lest by some means or other, as Eve was beguiled by the subtilly of the serpent, your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is due to Christ.
let no man mislead you by vain reasonings: for it is for these vices, that the wrath of God lights upon the incredulous.
2 Peter 2:14
their eyes are inflam'd with adultery, and unextinguishable vice: they insnare the souls of the inconstant. their minds are practis'd in the arts of avarice: an execrable race, who have deserted the right way,
1 John 2:26
These things have I written to you concerning those that would seduce you.
1 John 4:1
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 John 1:7
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.
behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, let no man take your crown.
the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, call'd the devil or satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were precipitated with him.
all that dwell upon the earth will worship him, whose names are not written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the lamb, that was slain.
Let no man therefore condemn you for meats or drinks, or in respect of feasts, or new moons, or sabbaths:
In a voluntary humility
by which indeed they make a pretence to wisdom, by a worship of their own devising, by an air of humility, and self-denial, and a disregard to the gratifications of sense.
1 Corinthians 8:5
for tho' there are several titular deities, both in heaven and on earth: such as the whole crowd of gods, and lords among the Gentiles;
1 Timothy 4:1
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;
1 Timothy 1:7
pretending to be doctors of the law, tho' they neither understand what they advance, nor upon what it is founded.
beware lest any one seduce you by the vain illusions of philosophy, founded upon human traditions, and meer shadows, and not upon Christ:
1 Corinthians 4:18
Some make their boast as if I would not come to you.
1 Corinthians 8:1
Now as to things offered to idols, 'tis certain that the knowledge you all pretend to have, swells you with pride, but 'tis charity that edifieth.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Social affection is patient, is kind; is a stranger to envy; is not insolently vain, nor arrogant: does not behave indecently,
now sensual inclinations lead to death; but spiritual affections to a life of tranquillity.
1 Corinthians 3:3
for you are still subject to your passions. since envy, and strife, and divisions are among you, are you not actuated by the vices of the animal part?
2 Corinthians 12:20
yet I fear when I do come I shall not find you such as I would, and that you will find me such as you least desire: I am afraid there are among you debates, envyings, animosities, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, arrogance, tumults:
now the effects of vicious passions are manifestly these, fornication, uncleanness,
but if envy and contention imbitter your minds, don't think your false pretences can stand against the truth:
you breathe slaughter and revenge for what you cannot obtain.