Not all prophecy is God’s prophecy. In contrast with the reliable truth of Scripture revealed by God, false teachers will rise up with intentions of deception and manipulation among God’s people. Although God is patient with such teachers, there is coming a day when justice will prevail in their final destruction. In the meantime, by God’s grace, we have the truth of Scripture in order to discern false teaching, both around us and within us.
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. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.