So sad to see a Holy Movement turn into a Corrupted Market. Body of Christ please get the thieves out of the house of prayer and get the wolves out the sheepfold!!! Lives are at stake for our laziness! #killingidols.com
God needs people who will die for the truth, not people who will corrupt and peddle the message.
*[[2Co 2:17]] KJV* For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
In order to understand that scripture you have to understand the word “corrupt”. It carries the connotation of watering down, to make extra profits.
Phonetic: kap-ale-yoo’-o Thayer Definition:
1. to be a retailer, to peddle 2. to make money by selling anything a. to get sordid gain by dealing in anything, to do a thing for base gain b. to trade in the word of God 1. to try to get base gain by teaching divine truth c. to corrupt, to adulterate 1. peddlers were in the habit of adulterating their commodities for the sake of gain
Origin: from kapelos (a huckster)
Does that means Christians can’t sell anything with biblical instruction in it?? Proverbs 11 says a blessing is on the head of him that sells his surplus food. Psalms 66 says “the Lord gave the word, great was the company of them that published it.”
God has a message to get to a generation. His mercy endures forever, his truth to every generation.
This message is hard, it’s a cross, it may bring suffering or loss, it requires holiness and sacrifice.
You can be faithful to it, or you can corrupt it and peddle it.
“we’ll reach more people without all that preaching and complicated truth”
“it’s all about getting more people anyway, people don’t want that spiritual extreme”
“let’s remix it with this secular idolatry so we get more attention”
“it’s so hard to be a divider, let’s just find the least common denominator, and brand it to as many people as possible”
“doing it this way reaches more people, which means more money, and its all about reaching people anyway”
All these types of thoughts are substituted for obedience. They seem wise, but they actually delay Gods true purposes and cause people to be led astray and burn in hell.
If you lead 100 people down a narrow road, and the swerve to the left because the wide road, that looks like its going the same way, fits 1000 people: You have just led 1000 people off the narrow road that leads to life and into the broad road that leads to destruction. Selah.
Paul said that there were many false apostles that followed him around, corrupting his message and disguising themselves as wiser apostles. They were really messengers of Satan.
2 Corinthians, and even most of the new testament- is all about teaching true messengers to defend against false messengers that sneak in to corrupt the truth.
It’s the same today, there are “many” who “peddle” and “corrupt” the word of God.
There are false messengers and blind leaders that don’t see the beauty of holiness or see marketing as a way to communicate the whole message; but they look at God’s people and see a market to conquer and make more profitable by spiritual cost cutting and “cross cutting.”
Their negative spiritual impact is mind-bogglingly huge, but they will never know, because they are spiritually blind. So they just “wait till judgement day” to find out that they were the workers of iniquity that Jesus never really knew (Matt 7), or that their work was as useless as hay & stubble (2 Cor 3).That’s why true Servants of God must warn and be warned with aggressive vigilance.
And also why you can’t fear death or loss if you really want to obey God.
In the book if Nehemiah, Tobias was the person who opposed and plotted against Nehemiah when he was building the walls of Jerusalem (symbolizing holiness and protection). But then after he failed to stop them, he did so much business with Jews that they gave him a room in the temple, and kicked out the Levites- who God set up to be the power source of worship & prayer for the Kingdom of God- but they kicked them out for business reasons, of course. So the levites were working in the fields and the thief and enemy of the truth was living in the house of prayer.
Get them out! A generation could be lost if we dont get this right. True revival diverted and delayed means lost souls.
Corrupting the Word of God makes it easier to sell, but in the long run more people end up in hell. His ways are higher than our ways, and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts.