False teaching
Heresy and false teaching within the church.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
FALSE GOSPEL [ἕτερον εὐαγγέλιον heteron euangelion]. For Paul the gospel was God’s revelation of the truth given to humanity for its salvation (Rom 1:16; 1 Cor 15:1–2; 2 Cor 6:7). This good news of Christ’s redemptive activity in the world, however, was received with scorn by non-Christians (1 Cor
Key passages
Mt 7:15–20

“Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inside are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits: they do not gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles, do they? In the same way, every good …

Ga 1:6–9

I am astonished that you are turning away so quickly from the one who called you by the grace of Christ to a different gospel, not that there is a different gospel, except there are some who are disturbing you and wanting to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an …

1 Ti 6:3–5

If anyone teaches other doctrine and does not devote himself to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that is in accordance with godliness, he is conceited, understanding nothing, but having a morbid interest concerning controversies and disputes about words, from which come …

2 Pe 2:1

But there were also false prophets among the people, as there will be false teachers among you also, who will bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, thus bringing on themselves swift destruction.

1 Jn 4:1–3

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from …