“The false teaching that comes from the mouths of these deceivers is merely a symptom of the unregenerate heart—for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”
(The Dissenter) Scripture is unambiguous in its condemnation of false teaching. The Apostle Peter equates it with heresy and apostasy, and warns of its destructive consequences, “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.” (2 Peter 2:1)
All throughout the Bible are numerous examples of the dire ends met by such people. In the Old Testament, the prophets of Baal were decisively defeated and slain at the hands of Elijah (1 Kings 18). The severity with which God views those who lead His people astray is not ambiguous. In the New Testament, Ananias and Sapphira, who lied to the Holy Spirit, were struck dead as a sign of divine judgment (Acts 5:1-11).
CRN’s homepage contains a list of professing Christians to keep an eye on. Scroll down to WARNING. The list contains many people you’ll want to mark and avoid as per Rom 16:17-18