First, it is my belief and conviction that John 16:13 is true; that when people get into the Word of God for themselves that the Holy Spirit will lead them into truth. That journey to truth may come with some initial errors but it has been my experience that when people engage consistently in personal independent study, most errors tend to work themselves out.
Second, people need to discover truth for themselves through study. If I correct them by giving them the “right” answer they have not learned. It is much better if I point them in a direction having equipped them with the tools to dig for themselves. I find that then the learning is much deeper. The truth is theirs not mine. It is not all – check that – it is not important what I know. What is important is what the person I am helping can discover on their own.
So I do not correct as quickly as I did 35 years ago. I leave room for the Holy Spirit to work in a persons understanding of the Bible. I find that He does a much better job than I.