Be Sensitive To Differentiate Between A True and False Teaching
(Passage: 1 John 4)
Every child of God must train himself (or herself) to be spiritually sensitive at all times. We must allow the leadership of the Holy Spirit in our lives to understand what the true gospel is. The Spirit of the Lord will also empower us to live by the truth of the word of God.
Hey, not all teachings out there are true; many lack validity in the word of God!
Fake teachers are out there to deceive those who are not sensitive in the word of God.
Any person who is not well-rooted in the word of God will fall victim to false teachings. Also, Christians who are not spiritually sensitive will derail from their faith.
Christianity is not to be merely practiced. It comes with discipline. That is, we must be firm and sensitive with our understanding of the word of God.
A Christian must not be naive to believe just any teaching that he or she hears.
It makes no sense to just believe anything that we hear “in the name of God” without confirming its validity in the Bible!
It is essential that we are sensitive to differentiate heresy from the true word of God.
The Bible warned,
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God:
Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God.
And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world” (1 John 4:1-3).
Keep Your Fire of Faith Burning Rightly
The Bible has warned that a time will come that many people who are in faith will start to fall for false teachings. Many will be deceived.
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables” (2 Timothy 4:3-4).
As a child of God,