Then the Lord said:  The prophets are telling lies in My name.  I didn’t send them or tell them to speak or give them any message.  They prophesy of visions and revelations they have never seen nor heard; they speak foolishness concocted out of their own lying hearts. Jeremiah

Don’t listen to these false prophets when they prophesy to you, filling you with futile hopes.  They do not speak for Me!  They keep saying to these rebels who despise Me, “Don’t worry!  All is well.” And to those who live the way they want to, “The Lord has said you shall have peace!”  But can you name even one of these prophets who lives close enough to God to hear what He is saying?  Has even one of them cared enough to listen?

I have not sent these prophets, yet they claim to speak for Me; I gave them no message, yet they say their words are Mine.  If they were Mine, they would try to turn My people from their evil ways.  Am I God who is only in one place and cannot see what they are doing?  Can anyone hide from Me?  Am I not everywhere in all of heaven and earth?

“Listen to the dream I had from God last night,” they say.  And then they proceed to lie in My name.  How long will this continue?  If they are “prophets,” they are prophets of deceit, inventing everything they say.  By telling these false dreams they are trying to get My people to forget Me in the same way as their fathers did, who turned away to the idols of Baal.  Let these false prophets tell their dreams and let My true messengers faithfully proclaim My every word.

There is a difference between chaff and wheat!  “Does not My word burn like fire?” asks the Lord.  “Is it not like a mighty hammer that smashed the rock to pieces?  So I stand against these ‘prophets’ who get their messages from each other - these smooth-tongued prophets who say: This message is from God!”  Their made-up dreams are flagrant lies that lead My people into sin.  I did not send them and they have no message at all for My people, says the Lord. Jeremiah

“Son of dust, prophesy against the false prophets of Israel who are inventing their own visions and claiming to have messages from Me when I have never told them anything at all.  Woe upon them!”

“O Israel, these ‘prophets’ of yours are useless as foxes for rebuilding your walls!  O evil prophets, what have you ever done to strengthen the walls of Israel against her enemies - by strengthening Israel in the Lord?  Instead you have lied when you said, ‘My message is from God!’ God did not send you.  And yet you expect Him to fulfill your prophecies.  Can you deny that you have claimed to see ‘visions’ you never saw, and that you have said, ‘This message is from God,’ when I never spoke to you at all?”  Therefore the Lord God says: “I will destroy you for these ‘visions’ and lies.” Ezekiel

Stay away from those who cause divisions and are upsetting people’s faith, teaching things about Christ that are contrary to what you have been taught.  Such teachers are not working for our Lord Jesus, but only want gain for themselves.  They are good speakers, and simple-minded people are often fooled by them. Romans

But the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some in the church will turn away from Christ and become eager followers of teachers with devil-inspired ideas.  These teachers will tell lies with straight faces and do it so often that their consciences won’t even bother them.

Don’t waste time arguing over foolish ideas and silly myths and legends.  Spend your time and energy in the exercise of keeping spiritually fit. 1 Timothy

If anyone comes to teach you, and doesn’t believe what Christ taught, don’t even invite him into your home.  Don’t encourage him in any way.  If you do you will be a partner with him in his wickedness. 2 John

They are the kind who craftily sneak into other people’s homes and make friendships with silly, sin-burdened women and teach them their new doctrines.  Women of that kind are forever following new teachers, but they never understand the truth. 2 Timothy

Not all who sound religious are godly people.  They may refer to Me as “Lord,” but still won’t get into heaven.  For the decisive question is whether they obey My Father in heaven.

At the judgment many will tell me, “Lord, Lord, we told others about You and used Your Name to cast out demons and to do many other great miracles.”  But I will reply, “You have never been mine.  Go away, for your deeds are evil!” Matthew