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What would happen if you consumed meals that consisted only of candy? While it might be very tasty, it would not be nutritious at all. And while you might make it fine for a while, eventually your body would fail you because it did not receive the sustenance needed for a healthy life.

Many people have turned the gospel of Christ into spiritual candy – picking and choosing Bible verses, misapplying Scripture, and/or watering down passages from the Word of God. But this is robbing them of the nutrients needed for salvation and spiritual growth.

Paul warned Timothy about those who would not endure sound doctrine, who would accept false teachers, and who would turn away from the truth (1 Tim. 4:3-4). Sadly, this is still happening today.

Someone once noted that evangelism is one beggar telling another beggar where to find food. The food we need to be concerned about is the bread of life, Jesus (John 6:35), and the nutritious food of His pure gospel (Heb. 5:12-14). Let’s get the word out about eating right!

Edd Sterchi
Broadway church of Christ
Campbellsville, KY

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