Ephesians 2:8-10 (NASB) 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
Ephesians 4:11-14 (NASB) 11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; Read verses 13-14 on this site.
In the NASB translation of Ephesians 4:14 above the words “deceitful scheming” translate μεθοδείαν τῆς πλάνης, which could literally be translated as “lie in wait to deceive.”…. (2 Thessalonians 2:10-11).
The desire of the false teacher is to deceive, however, in the last days there will be multitudes of people willing to be deceived.
Sometimes I get so discouraged when I try to get my brethren to understand that certain “doctrines” they love are heretical or some of their favorite “teachers and preachers” are heretics or even apostates and get such a massive push back that they make it look like I am the guilty party and the one causing division, etc. when actually it is the heretics who are the ones doing that.