The closer you get to the Devil, the further you get from questioning his lies. Elders must be wise whom they appoint in a position to preach and teach, less they find warmth under the dragon's wing.
The Roman Catholic Pope needs no sheep's clothing, he is exactly who he says he is. Joel Osteen and Kenneth Copeland need no sheep's clothing, they are exactly who they say they are. These wolves need not wear any wool, they are exactly what they claim being.
Friends, the Devil's efforts are not focused on the lost, he has them already. The liar who pulled the wool over your eyes is behind the pulpit in the local church of our Lord, "seeking whom he may devour." (1 Pt. 5:8)
We must grow wiser, learning to discern (Phil. 1:9). The truth has absolutely nothing to hide (Jn. 18:20), nor does it need to be thrown to the swine (Mt. 7:6).
The Bible received within a pure and humble heart, facilitating righteous judgment (Jn. 7:24), will reveal this to you. "Ye shall know them by their fruits." (Mt. 7:16-20)
Take a step back and observe the work of those who have been dedicated for decades of growth within a local assembly and those who do nothing but destroy and lie. Our brother Paul the apostle knew very well of this threat and was capable of discerning genuine souls from the fraudulent snakes.
"But what I do, I will also continue to do, that I may cut off the opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the things of which they boast. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works." - Paul (2 Cor. 11:12-15).
Paul knew some of his brethren in Colossae were being deluded and taken captive by all sorts of persuasive deceptions, and so he instructed them what to do in order to protect themselves from such spiritual threats. Join us in this study of Colossians 2:4-8.
The kingdom of His beloved Son, the body, the church; was proclaimed in all creation. Join us in our studies this session as we journey Paul's pen within the minds of his brethren in Colossae.
Sermon Sunday: John 2:13-25
EastCoast church of Christ
Moncton, NB, Canada.
Sunday, Sept. 18th, 2022.
In 1 Peter 3:21, we see the explicit inspired words of Peter the Apostle of Jesus the Christ. Was he teaching the Christians of the 1st Century that they were saved by "water?" What exactly did Peter mean within the context? This and more we explore in this exclusive LOCALS podcast session.
POLL question: "was Peter the Apostle married?"
Gooood morning, brothers & sisters! Happy October! May your day be blessed with love, peace & happiness. much love to all 🥰🤟🏾
"Every morning when I look outside the walls of my house and peer into the world, I see the power of God. He holds the world together and yet longs to hold my heart." -Rachel Wojo
Thank You, Lord. \O/♥
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