History is replete with spiritual wannabes, those who create their own religions for whatever reason. Their methods have remained consistent down through the ages, give people what they want, gods in their own images. The problem with false teachers who create false gods is that, in the end, all the follower has is a false teacher with a false god and no future.
“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage - with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” 2 Timothy 4:2-4
"To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, 'If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'" John 8:31-32