For our exhortation did not come from error or uncleanness, nor was it in deceit.

   (1 Thessalonians 2:3)

 

We must make every attempt to avoid putting a price tag on a gospel that is not ours in the first place. We should also disdain deceit. You don’t have to travel very far to encounter a ministry filled with it. This word “deceive” carries severe connotations; it literally means “to dilute.” A plethora of ministers and ministries are guilty of diluting the truth, which is an offense to God. Even though you can’t avoid these hucksters, hustlers, or charlatans in ministry, you don’t have to become one of them.