Freely received, Freely give
I noticed, as I browse from one blog to another, that preachers rumble about their views of the Word of God in the form of a blog. They also exchange scriptural idealism based on their own understanding and interpretation. They too formed circle of friends through blogs and within advertise each others’ merchandise through comment-posting. What do you think are their merchandise? They sell their books containing their views about the gospel! Even Atheists and other authors do this by disproving the Holy Scriptures, to the extent of adulterating what they believe has no existence, more so, they profit from their deceit in this world!
From their blogs, some allow comments outside of their circle, but some really delete comments that oppose their views. You can try to browse and see for yourselves.
2 Corinthians 2:14-17 says:
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.
To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life. And who is equal to such a task?
Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God
But how about the aroma that these peddlers spreads? It stinks for us who understands the Truth:
1 As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.
2 The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.
3 Even as he walks along the road, the fool lacks sense and shows everyone how stupid he is.
Imagine, these peddlers does not only write a little folly but a whole book or more! But time will come that they shall weep, unfortunately not because they received the judgement for their folly but because no one buys their merchandise. That’s how hardened their hearts had become.
the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo anymore, 12cargo of gold, silver, jewels, pearls, fine linen, purple cloth, silk, scarlet cloth, all kinds of scented wood, all kinds of articles of ivory, all kinds of articles of costly wood, bronze, iron and marble, 13cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human souls. 19And they threw dust on their heads as they wept and mourned, crying out, “Alas, alas, for the great city where all who had ships at sea grew rich by her wealth!For in a single hour she has been laid waste. 20Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets,for God has given judgment for you against her!”
Their hearts were hardened already. Can we just believe to be saved? To whom shall we believe in? Who shall speak in behalf of God? Let us hear what Apostle Paul said about believing and salvation as being read to us by Brother Eliseo Soriano.
Glory to God forevermore. We remain an unworthy servants.
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