Peddling Jesus?

For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God. 2 Corinthians 2:17

Lets be honest, modern day Christianity has become corrupted. Turn on the TV and all you see if false prophets pushing a false gospel. But this is not new, as the Apostle Paul states here to the Church of Corinth, he was not like those false prophets pushing a false gospel to make money

The original Greek word here is kapēleuontes which means peddling, to adulterate, to deal in purpose of gain. Basically it means people are using Jesus as a product to make money. We see this throughout the world, while there are numerous people starving and homeless, false prophets and banking in millions of dollars, living in mansions, and flying private jets.

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. Matthew 6:24

Jesus warned about the seduction of money. This is the danger with money, it can bring you a false sense of power and you lust after it more than God. This is why Jesus advised the Rich Young Ruler to give away all his money to avoid this temptation

Many false preachers and ministries might have started out with good intentions but then fall to the seduction of money. Don’t sell your soul for this world, be sincere in your faith to the Lord Jesus Christ. Honor God with everything you do in Jesus Name Amen!

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