"They weave the spider's web."-- Isaiah 59:5
See the spider's web, and behold in it a most suggestive picture of the hypocrite's religion. It is meant to catch his prey: the spider fattens himself on flies, and the Pharisee has his reward. Foolish persons are easily entrapped by the loud professions of pretenders, and even the more judicious cannot always escape.
Is It Negative and Unbiblical to Name False Teachers?
Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy names numerous people by name. 2 Timothy 1:15: Phygellus and Hermogenes 2 Timothy 2:17: Mymenaeus and Philetus 2 Timothy 3:8: Jannes and Jambress 2 Timothy 4:10: Demas 2 Timothy 4:14: Alexander the coppersmith In III John 9, John named Diotrephes. Jesus called out the false teachers in Matthew 23 and Luke 11.
II Timothy 4:3 tells us that many Christians will only want to hear what makes them feel good and appeals to their flesh; "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears."
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