Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.
Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh—though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ
by: Lisa Moore.
I admire Paul for continually calling out error in the church. He was not one to say, “Let’s pray about it and hope for the best.” No, he spoke candidly, warning the Philippians to guard against evil workers, reminding them that those who worship God in the Spirit, rejoicing in Jesus, are the true circumcision, not those who cut the flesh. We are warned in 1 John 4 not to believe every spirit. Never tire of hearing the unadulterated Word of God. It is the only way we can discern fact from fiction and worship God in spirit and in truth.'