Recognizing Spiritual Counterfeit
II Corinthians 11:5-15

II Corinthians 11
  1. For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.
  2. But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.
  3. Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?
  4. I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.
  5. And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.
  6. As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
  7. Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.
  8. But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.
  9. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
  10. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
  11. 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.