Text:“Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds.” - Philippians 1:15, 16
In the time of Apostle Paul, there were some who were preaching the gospel but not with the understanding that the principal message of their mission was the love of God for His people for which reason He is calling His children wherever they may be. Such ones are carnally minded and are more concerned with their personal glory. They resist the truth and contend vehemently with the true ministers of Christ. They have no real love or sympathy for or understanding of the condition of those they are preaching to. They would not even agree to relate in any way with those who do not share their beliefs.
They easily feel threatened and tend to resort to abusive language in their preaching. Even when their errors are made bare they would not humble themselves to accept their errors but would want to maintain their own positions. Christians should allow themselves to be guided by the word of God. They should prove all things and hold fast to the truth by God's grace. – Psalm 119:105; 1 Thessalonians 5:21.