Bible Verses about False Teachers and Prophets
Correct and sound doctrine is crucial to salvation and growth in spiritual maturity. It comes as no surprise that God warns us many times in Scripture to be aware of false teaching. Christians need to be able to recognize false teachers in order to know when they are being led down a path that God did not intend!
What does the Bible say about False Prophets?
God speaks harshly against false prophets, occult practices, and other means of sorcery. God describes a false prophet as one who “presumes to speak in My name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods” (Deuteronomy 18:20). In Jeremiah 14:14, God says these evildoers prophesy lies, offering “false visions, divinations, idolatries, and the delusions of their own minds.”
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The following Bible verses will help you determine whether someone is teaching false doctrine and how you should handle the deceptive teacher.
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Bible Verses for Teachers
Teachers are some of the most selfless, giving, caring individuals in our world. Their goals and ambitions are in seeing their students succeed in life and many of us have our teachers to thank for where we are! Yet, teachers often face discouragement and feelings of defeat. Speak words of encouragement and thankfulness to the teachers you know and it will make a difference in their day. Write these on a post-it, send an email, or write a kind note today with Bible verses for teachers to brighten their day and show them the fruit of their hard work and dedication to their students!
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Browse Bible verses about teachers and scriptures to inspire teachers in this collection of scripture passages:
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99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:
27 Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.
1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.