False religious teachers are individuals who transmit false information that distract Christians from the truth of the Bible, according to the Christian faith. A good definition of false teachers is given by Galatians 5:7-12, where Paul gives a comprehensive exposure of these individuals.
According to Paul, false teachers attempt to replace the call of God with their own persuasion. They also distract Christians from obeying the truth of the Gospel and they cause confusion among believers. Moreover, false teachers often spread false information about spiritual leaders and have a different position and message than the message of Jesus Christ. Whereas true teachers appeal to the Scripture, false teachers spread messages that people want to hear, which are usually not based on the Scripture.