When I left for Macedonia, I urged you to stay there in Ephesus and stop those whose teaching is contrary to the truth. 4 Don’t let them waste their time in endless discussion of myths and spiritual pedigrees. These things only lead to meaningless speculations,[a] which don’t help people live a life of faith in God.[b]
5 The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith. 6 But some people have missed this whole point. They have turned away from these things and spend their time in meaningless discussions. 7 They want to be known as teachers of the law of Moses, but they don’t know what they are talking about, even though they speak so confidently. – 1Timothy 1:3-7
I really shouldn’t have to say much about this, it is very direct and TRUTH. But it’s taking place more and more in this world. There are SO many teachings, So many doctrines, denominations, movements, religious organizations and conflicting truths. How is one to know what is true?
Have you ever really noticed how some want to draw you into a deep discussion on what they believe and want to convince you that you are wrong? The bottom line in most cases is you just can’t change their minds and you will argue until you are blue in the face, until you get angry, blah blah blah. It’s just not worth it. But it happens, or you change your view on something. Paul says it’s a waste of time and energy. They are so good at taking a “piece” of scripture and making it out to be something it’s not,
When I was in college we did a really fun project, we had to take a “section of scripture” and build an entire denomination around it. It was FUN and boy did we come up with some great and stupid things… it all sounded good and it was based on this one scripture. BAM there you have it –
How do you know truth? THE WORD and the WORD alone. A scripture, A chapter, A book in the bible, and ultimately the entire Bible. Scripture always proves Scripture!!! If someone comes to you and wants to argue over a scripture or a “doctrine” that has heaven or hell endings…. they will fight tooth and nail trying to convince you… do not waste your time!!
KNOW the WORD — KNOW the WORD and KNOW the WORD!!!!!
Now go out and have an EPIC day today!!!