“The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast … The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months.” Revelation 13:3-5

Avoid those who use words to manipulate and control others. God’s words are never domineering. He never uses guilt or coercion to pressurise us into obeying him. God values our free will. He will seek to woo us, but he wants us to freely choose to follow him.

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