“By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.”
they will exploit you
“Exploit” means to commercialize, buy, sell or trade. False teachers import false doctrine into the Bible. Later this word came to mean exploit, to exploit by deception or cheating. We obtain our English word “import” from the Greek term for “exploit.” These people take advantage of others by implying that what they offer is better than what it actually is.
False teachers are in the business of manipulating and marketing souls for their own ends.
The sad reality is that some religious leaders give people “the business.” They swindle their followers by making promises that cannot come to reality.
Every generation has its religious con men who come to exploit religious people for financial gain. They use religion for profit. They will buy your soul and then sell it down the river.
Today these preachers blatantly go on TV to make their wares known. These people take the beautiful things of Christ and take advantage of others with a twist of their own concocted making. Those with biblical discernment can immediately see the corruption in these religious con men. People with discernment can also tell who true preachers are as well.