For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
The devil is not stupid. When he entices people to sin, he normally wraps sin in a pretty package.
When he tempts someone to use drugs, he usually doesn’t do it with a heroin addict who sells her body or a toothless mindless meth head.
When he entices a young person to drink, he usually doesn’t introduce them to an old drunk lying in the gutter.
Paul tells the church in Corinth that when Satan sends forth his ministers, his preachers, they appear as ministers of righteousness.
Satan himself can be transformed into an angel of light.
Anyone who preaches another Christ or preaches another gospel is what the Apostle Paul labeled a false apostle or a deceitful worker.
We must always be on our guard. We must always judge everything by the Word of God.
Just because they are famous does not mean they are Biblical.
Just because they are uplifting or encouraging does not make them right.
Just because they have a large following does not mean that they are from God.
False prophets almost always say things that are true but they always throw in a good dose of false along with it.
Matthew Henry said concerning these false teachers; “They would be as industrious and as generous in promoting error as the apostles were in preaching truth; they would endeavour as much to undermine the kingdom of Christ as the apostles did to establish it.”