2 g“‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but hhave tested those iwho call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false.
7 onot that there is another one, but pthere are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.
4 qYet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who rslipped in to spy out sour freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, tso that they might bring us into slavery—
12 kIt is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh lwho would force you to be circumcised, and only min order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.
15 bSome indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will.
18 For wmany, of whom I have often told you and now tell you xeven with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ.
10 For there are many who are insubordinate, yempty talkers and deceivers, especially those of zthe circumcision party.
12 cOne of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.”
False Prophets and Teachers
2 But mfalse prophets also arose among the people, njust as there will be false teachers among you, who will osecretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master pwho bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
Test the Spirits
4 Beloved, tdo not believe every spirit, but utest the spirits to see whether they are from God, for vmany wfalse prophets xhave gone out into the world.