“You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. ” (Matthew 23 v 33-34)
Prophets, sages, teachers, killed, crucified, flogged and pursued by God’s leaders.
Ever been told which preacher/teacher not to listen to? Or which author not to read? Or even who not to have coffee with? Or which Church you should never go near?
If you have, the person who told you that, were they speaking of themselves or someone else?
There are other messengers.
There are other books.
There are other conversations.
There are other Churches experiencing God’s presence.
We are not the only ones.
Don’t let anyone narrow your experience of life.