Deuteronomy 13:5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.
God wanted His people to stay away from anyone or anything that would turn them away from Him. He had brought them out of the land of Egypt. He had rescued them from slavery. There would be people coming that would try to turn their hearts from the God of their salvation to other gods, other things. They were to compare every preacher, every preacher to what God had said. If they pushed them towards God and His Word, then they were right. If they pulled them away from God, they were to get rid of them.
You should realize that people will do all in their power to get you not to serve God. They will consider you a fanatic. They will accuse you of not being tolerant. They will say you are rude and proud. You must know that God wants to be your God. He wants to be the Lord of your life. It matters not what others say. We do not turn from God to any other.
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