Concerned With Truth?

As Christians, we should be concerned with truth.

If something we believe is false, we should want to know it so we may repent and honor God by believing rightly about him. The best way to know what is false and what is true is by meditating on God’s Word so that when error or delusion or heresy rears their ugly heads, we recognize them immediately. Unfortunately, far too many of us are oblivious to false teaching, and not only accept it, but endorse and encourage it. We are too quick to propagate lies because it’s packaged neatly in a tweetable one-liner that sounds good on the surface. But when we dig deeper we see that it is in stark contrast to what God has revealed in his Word. In many cases, the one-liner itself may be true, but comes from a source that not only preaches a false gospel but also denies truths God has revealed about himself in Scripture. This should break our hearts. Instead, we allow it to go on. We even participate.
Brothers and sisters, we should be concerned with truth.

1 Timothy 6:3-5 — “If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.”

2 Timothy 4:3ff — “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound (healthy) teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.”

Titus 2:1 — “But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.”

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