To Whom Do We Listen?
by Randy Chambers, 2015-12-16
Acts 17:11, NIV: Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
God is the ultimate authority, and the Bible is our blueprint for living beneath His authority. Yet it seems that so many who call themselves Christians are basing much of what they believe on many things other than the Bible. Rather than searching the scriptures, they scammer through the pages of popular thought, mainstream media, Oprah, personal reasoning, traditional viewpoints, etc. Granted, some of these sources will at times line up with scripture. But, how will the Christian know if he or she has a limited knowledge of the Word of God? As in individual Christian lives, so it is also with so many churches. Their teachings have a semblance of truth and godly instruction, but beneath they carry teachings that do not line up with Scripture. Again, how will the Christian know the difference, if he or she does not search for Godís Truth in the scripture? Christians are being bombarded daily with ideas and opinions that have no root in Godís Word. The trouble is that they are all too often buying it, believing it, and regurgitating the same.