1 Thessalonians 2:3-4

For our exhortation didn’t come from error or impurity or an intent to deceive.  Instead, just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please men, but rather God, who examines our hearts.

1 Thessalonians 2:3-4 HCSB

When we spread the Gospel, we are not to speak to please man, but to please God.  We are not to add to, or take away from the word of God; we are only to speak the truth.  Those who speak of a’ prosperity doctrine’; multiple ways to heaven; denial of the Godhead; denial of Christ’s death and resurrection; sin without repentance; or the acceptance of the sinful ways of others as a way of showing love for them, when in reality we are saying defying God is acceptable; those are all lies meant to please man, not God, and lead only to death.

Read the Bible and dwell on each verse to see what it says to you; read it in context; read it with a clear mind, free from preconceived notions and outward influences; but above all else, read it only after praying to the Father through the authority granted by His Son as you pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as you read.

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