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Today we have reached the end of the book of Romans. Paul takes the time to send greetings to several people and to thank them for their service. Paul also takes the opportunity to warn believers of those who choose to bring divisiveness into their midst. In Romans 16:17-18 Paul warns, 17 I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause division and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. 18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. When someone brings teachings and ideas that are contrary to the teachings of Christ, we should question them. Christ kept it pretty simple; Love God and love others. If it deviates away from this “golden Rule”, then we can be certain it comes from the mouths of men and not from God.

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