Like I said before, they preach PARTS OF THE GOSPEL purely for their own benefit. And what is that benefit?
To get believers to follow them further so they can lead them away from God.
Thanks for the post. Spot on, the evil spirits agenda was to deceive. Exactly what we have been implying here and in this case not even preaching the gospel, simply preaching that Paul and the men with him were showing the way to salvation. The lady possessed with the evil spirit spoke the truth for several days and it is so simply put one would wonder why it cannot be understood.
If we are not ready, we cannot receive certain things in God's word until it is the right time. I understand this challenge, as I have had so many times in my life where I was adamant about things in God's word until I "cleaned the slate" before my heart became open to His Word through the Spirit.