All false prophets seek their own honor, good living, etc., but the servants of Christ the honor and interests of their Lord. Those who will spare the sentiments of the people of the world in bearing witness of the true gospel must falsify the Word of God, but the messengers of Christ tell all the whole truth, even as it comes down from above, to convince all for what purpose Christ came. In the world, it is true, are preachers too, but they fail to reprove it that it might be converted. And yet, the perils of seduction lie much closer at hand for believers than for the world, for from the church itself go forth false teachers who draw disciples unto themselves and not to Christ, as if believers had yet to seek other wisdom and knowledge than is given to them in Christ (like the devil — in Paradise — made men dissatisfied with their state).
However, from the beginning, it has never been my purpose to start a sect or faction for myself, but to save souls by witnessing of the truth, and though they be merely some, yet will I rejoice because of them (Philippians 2). For the real seduction consists herein: that men still seem to speak of Jesus Christ but falsify the apostolic gospel, for in them is not found the same spirit of faith that was in the apostles, and another spirit has another word. Samuel Froehlich Meditations I John