Search the Scriptures For Yourself! Don’t Rely on What Others Say

by Karin Peavy on January 13, 2014

in The Word of God

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search the scriptures for yourself! don't rely on what others daySearch the scriptures for yourself. Stop relying on others to interpret the Word of God for you.

Yes, God has raised up wonderful Bible teachers to guide the Body of Christ. They have been through some experiences, perhaps situations you are going through now and have some understanding to give you. Receive that message and then search the scriptures further so that He can give you personal and specific wisdom about your life.

There are many Bible teachers, Pastors, Apostles, Prophets and Evangelists who know how to rightly divide the Word of Truth. However, there are those who hold these titles and teach error. Some have good intentions but don’t have a lot of understanding although they believe they do. Still others are growing at becoming skilled in speaking and might not use the right words to convey their message. When you search the scriptures on your own, you are protecting yourself from deception by verifying the truth of what you heard.

By the way, if God has called you to the ministry, don’t get offended when people search the scriptures to check up on what you are saying. Paul and Silas didn’t.

But the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and gladly listened to the message. They searched the Scriptures day by day to check up on Paul and Silas’ statements to see if they were really so — Acts 17:11.

All Christians are ministers. You have an assignment. It might be to teach children, teens or adults. It could be to pray with those in your neighborhood. No matter what task God has given you to do, to become effective, it will take knowledge of His Word. No one can give you all the specific and personal answers you need. That will take YOU getting into the Word on your own.

Don’t swallow what someone says without thinking. That includes me!  Engage in regular Bible study. Look closely at scriptures by looking up the meaning of words in the English, Hebrew (OT) and Greek (NT). Make sure what you hear is in line with what the Bible says.

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Teruyo Uematsu-Toikka January 21, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Dear Karin,

Thanks alot all of your message.
Its true and agree that there are those who hold these titles and teach error. Some have good intentions but don’t have a lot of understanding although they believe they do… because they are humans as us that not perfect .
Perfect is only our God in this World and Earth.

2 Corinthians11:3,13-14
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty,
so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
2 Peter2:1-3
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you,
who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them,
and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
Jeremiah 23:16-17
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.
They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.

God bless all of your 2014!
Teruyo

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