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Philippians 1:15-18 It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.


Even in the days of the Apostle Paul, there were evangelists giving the profession a bad name. This sounds like a report right from the local news channel. Paul teaches us a very important lesson in his own motivation. Paul is not judgmental but leaves that out. Paul indicates that as long as the people are hearing the gospel he is trusting in Christ to sort out the final tally on their motives.