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BIG IDEA:

C. GUARD FUNDAMENTAL CHRISTIANITY AGAINST THE ATTACKS AND DECEPTION OF SELF-CENTERED TROUBLEMAKERS –

4 SAFEGUARDS:

1. CAUTION — Keep Your Distance

Keep away from those who divide us from fellow Christians and cause us to stumble from fundamental Christianity

2. DISCERNMENT — What You See Is Not Always What You Get

An uncorrupted heart can be deceived by the sound of something good

3. CAREFUL OBEDIENCE — Look Carefully Before You Leap

Discern first, obey second (rather than blind obedience)

4. PERSEVERANCE IN HOPE — Hang in There, Satan’s Party Will Soon Be Over

Though Satan’s aim is to divide and destroy our Christianity, God’s aim is to soon destroy Satan to bring us peace