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1 John 4:5

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 5 They are from the world, therefore they speak as from the world, and the world hears them. [Two billion people have embraced the false gospel of instant salvation, while only the few elect are traveling the narrow way of the cross. The world hears the false prophets because they promise heaven with freedom to live their life as they please; the itching ears of those drunk with their lusts, pleasures, and pride, eagerly accept the false promises. For the world would have a Christ to excuse them living any way they choose, but those of the truth, would have a Christ to change them to live pleasing to God, whatever the price. ]

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