2 Peter 2:1-3
False Teachers and Their Destruction
But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
How true is this in our current day to hear false prophets push their own agenda promoting books asking to sow seed into their ministry, they boast about their own agenda, selling their ideas, not including the high God or giving Him the glory. Watch how someone conducts themselves are they Christ like in nature? Do you feel that something they have said sounds “off”? Be very careful and listen intently because the tongue reveals many things about the heart of the person and if you are not careful can sway you away from the Lord and His teachings.
It’s easy to encourage others to a life of victory, but truly, Jesus never said you would not face trials and tribulations, that’s what refines you, makes you stronger. I am going to boast to you right now… FOLLOW JESUS, not pastors, priests, people, statues, saints or anything else. FOLLOW JESUS, He is the only who can and will set you free.