Acts 17:10-12 (NKJV) 10 Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so. 12 Therefore many of them believed, and also not a few of the Greeks, prominent women as well as men.
Seeing that Paul was not so welcomed at Thessalonica, you would think that his spirit would have been dampen, that it would have discouraged him. Well, it didn’t steal away his enthusiasm for the gospel of Christ. Paul continued to get the Word out. He simply went to the next town. He went to Berea. The Bereans were open to hear what Paul had to say. They searched the Scriptures to see if Paul was telling the truth. And the result was the formation of the Berean church. The problem today with many Christians, is that they do not search the Scriptures. That is why they are susceptible to false doctrine. That is why they are so easily led astray into cults. They quickly fall for whatever soothes their itching ears. It wasn’t like that in the early church. The Bereans listened to Paul and they searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether Paul was speaking the truth. And when they realized that it was true, they believed. Not just the Jews, but also many Greeks, both men and women, believed. My friends, there are many false teaches and preachers out there today. They are luring many people into the cults of this world. But this is to be expected, for Jesus said, “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many” (Matthew 24:4-5 NKJV). We need to beware of false teachings. There are a lot of cults in our day. Jesus says, “Take heed that no one deceives you.” For even now, there are many antichrists in this world, many leaders of various cults claim to be Christ. And at the end of the age, during the Great Tribulation, there will come one Antichrist and he will set himself up as the only authority of the world. Take heed my friends, and search the Scriptures.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.