What Does Scripture Say about the Counterfeit?

I’m taking some time to read Scripture and gain a clearer understanding of the phrases “another gospel” and “another Jesus” used in the epistles. So far I found:

“I am amazed that you are quickly turning away from Him who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel-” (Galatians 1:6)

“not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are troubling you and want to change the good news about the Messiah.” (Galatians 1:7)

“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel other than what we have preached to you, a curse be on him!” (Galatians 1:8)

“As we have said before, I now say again: if anyone preaches to you a gospel contrary to what you received, a curse be on him!” (Galatians 1:9)

“This issue arose because of false brothers smuggled in, who came in secretly to spy on the freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, in order to enslave us.” (Galatians 2:4)

“But I fear that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your minds may be seduced from a complete and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For if a person comes and preaches another Jesus, whom we did not preach, or you receive a different spirit, which you had not received, or a different gospel, which you had not accepted, you put up with it splendidly!” (2 Corinthians 11:4)

“For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:13)

“And no wonder! For Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 So it is no great thing if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their destiny will be according to their works.” (2 Corinthians 11:14, 15)

Additional passages about False Teachers/Brethren

2 Peter Chapter Two

This verse really sticks out to me:

“…Bold, arrogant people! They do not tremble when they blaspheme the glorious ones;” (2 Peter 2:10)

NEXT UP: The true Gospel comes through revelation of Jesus Christ. 

Published by Leslee McCoy

Leslee McCoy is the author of Power of Positivity Blog. I love writing as well as other creative arts particularly music. Teaching is another great passion of mine. Blogging affords me the added plus of teaching as I read and apply the truth of Scripture to my own life. Did I mention I LOVE BLOGGING! It's my outlet for expressing underrepresented perspectives on life issues and current events. I also enjoy sharing the revelations I receive as I reflect on the truth of Scripture. For more information about me check out the Introduction tab of the Power of Positivity Blog.

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