After Paul's initial visit to Corinth false teachers crept into the young congregation. They did their best to discredit the Apostle Paul with all manner of criticisms. In 2 Corinthians Paul answered their complaints and contrasts himself with false prophets.
- True ministers focus on the eternal. False prophets focus on the external.
- True ministers seek to give riches. False prophets seek to gain riches.
- True ministers are wise to Satan. False prophets are deceived by Satan.
- True ministers (if pushed) boast of their sufferings. False prophets boast about themselves.