3John 11 ” Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.”

In John’s series of letters to the Church we read how false teachers had infiltrated, bringing with them confusion and disunity. Much like today with Social Influencers, Tic Tok Stars, and copycat school shooters, we see the same kind of confusion as evil is celebrated as the latest trend. Here, John is calling the Church to have discernment and not go along with the crowd…and to refuse to copy the warped ideology just because “everyone else is doing it.” John exhorts them much like Jesus preached in Matthew 7:16 that by careful discernment, “You will recognize them by their fruits”…or lack there of. Sadly, imitating evil isn’t going anywhere…and daily we have the decision to either maintain a upright conduct and righteousness in our life or cave to the subtle influence of evil around us.

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