1John 4:2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,
1John 4:3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. And this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming; and now it is already in the world.
“…Thyatira has forgotten they are witnesses of God, and have replaced the object of their testimony with their selves. It is a risk of all religions and prophets. Substituting their own voices for God. When human tradition and institution prevail over truth that originated them. When humans and institutions take the place of God and truth the result is always the same – intolerance and persecution…”