Don’t throw the Bible out for the bathwater of deception

Let Scripture challenge & change your perceptions, feelings, & opinions. To depart from Scripture for human opinion is to dance with deception.

To avoid deception: lay down your opinions, continually search the Scriptures, & always let God’s Spirit direct your heart & mind. Beware of people who promote their own religious ideas by trying to make people doubt or disregard the Bible. Don’t throw the Bible out for the bath water of deception.

To think that you don’t continually need to read and apply the wisdom of the Bible is to gamble with your soul. Before you believe a teacher, preacher, or writer; check out her/his words with the Scriptures. (Acts 17:11)

Don’t just blindly read & swallow anybody’s opinions about eternity. Search the Bible yourself! If falsehood & deception weren’t aggressively seducing human minds & hearts, it might be safe to ignore the Scriptures.

Don’t bite the bait of books promoting unscriptural ideas about God, Christ, & eternity. Before you read any book that claims to be about the Bible; read the Bible through & through. Without faithfulness to Scripture, we’re left solely to our own (or others’) subjective discernment of what’s the voice of God.

When I read the Bible, I can feel the Holy Spirit downloading His software in my heart. Jesus asked: “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?” He said:  “Scripture cannot be set aside,” and “Anyone who loves Me will obey My teaching.” “Then He (Jesus) opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.” (Luke 24:45) Has He opened yours?

Paul’s letters say things “…unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.” (2 Peter 3:16) It’s easier to to twist the Scriptures, than to let the Bible untwist you.

Jesus said: “Take the lowest place.” When we all do that, we’ll experience the glory of God in our midst.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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