Jul 28, 2017
This is episode two on 1 John, chapter four, verses 1-6. It’s called “Spiritual White Noise” and deals with all the confusing and seemingly contradictory information we receive under the guise of spiritual teaching. The Church, the body of Christ, has always attracted charlatans and wanna-bes. Individuals who claim to speak on behalf of God and try to weasel their way into the good graces of the people of God. They tend to offer novel approaches to the Christian life, not easily supported by Scripture. They give interpretations of God’s Word that don’t gel with orthodox Christianity, but present a new, more up-to-date take on spiritual life. But John would have us be wary and watchful. He would warn us to test the spirits. Not everybody who claims to speak on behalf of God has been sent by God. And if we’re not careful, we can easily find ourselves led astray and captured by the attractive messages of these false teachers. There will always be posers and fakers, masquerading as pastors and teachers. But rather than teach the truth of God and present Jesus as the Son of God and the sole means of salvation, they will offer up alternative gospels. But John says, don’t believe them.