Via 7 Traits of False Teachers – read it all for more details. False teachers aren’t that hard to identify. The Bible is full of warnings about them. Some of the fakes that used to visit my blogs (before being banned) would scoff at the notion that the Bible warns against false teachers. I think that was trait #8.
1. Different Source—Where does the message come from?
2. Different Message—What is the substance of the message?
3. Different Position—In what position will the message leave you?
4. Different Character—What kind of people does the message produce?
5. Different Appeal—Why should you listen to the message?
6. Different Fruit—What result does the message have in people’s lives?
7. Different End—Where does the message ultimately lead you?