Pick ‘n Pay is a South African version of Safeway in America. A convenient way for millions of people to buy groceries and goodies for the house. They have a problem. In the last few weeks they are being held hostage. The hostage takers are poisoning some of the food in the stores. Sardine cans, chips and other products are injected with cyanide. It is headline news in SA. The prospect of buying poisoned food is a scary thought.

This past weekend I had the daunting task talking about pain – why God allows it. I thought about the poisoned food in Pick ‘n Pay and realized that we also have spiritual food contaminated with poison. The poison of cyanide teaching. Formulas like this one:

Serve God and you’ll be happy, healthy and successful.

Believing this formula is just as dangerous as buying food with cyanide. It will destroy your system. The Bible warns us against spiritual cyanide,

Don’t suppress the Spirit, and don’t stifle those who have a word from the Master. On the other hand, don’t be gullible. Check out everything, and keep only what’s good. Throw out anything tainted with evil. 1 Thess 5 (Message)

Can you think of other cyanide formulas?