Revelations 3 – Jesus liked the church at Philadelphia
6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that isholy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no manshutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man canshut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not deniedmy name.9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, andare not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet,and to know that I have loved thee.10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from thehour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwellupon the earth.11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shallgo no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heavenfrom my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name.
Luke tells the story of Paul falling out with John Mark on Paul's first missionary journey. Why? Because John Mark DID NOT AGREE with Paul's version of the gospel. You see, John Mark had been a young teenager during Jesus' public ministry and hehung out a lot with Jesus and the apostles, tagging along with them on preachingadventures. HE KNEW THE GOSPEL of Jesus INTIMATELY, having heard it throughparables and many conversations. So, when Paul started preaching his conglomeratedreligious philosophy, John Mark objected strenuously, and they split up as a result.John Mark would have no part of Paul's aberrant teaching.
Acts 15 – John Mark abandoned Paul's false gospel
35 Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the wordof the Lord, with many others also.36 And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, [and see] how they do.
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