The Bible clearly warns us of this. I was reminded this morning in Mark 4:24, “…take care what you listen too…” That started me on a journey through several passages:
- 1 John 4:1
- 2 Peter 1:19 – 2:3
- Matthew 24:4 – 5; 23 – 24
- Acts 17:11
- Isaiah 8:20
As those hard in pursuit of Christ, we must know the Word. We must continually check what we are hearing and reading against the Word. That means we have to be in the Word as our primary source of truth. We cannot depend on others to tell us what that truth is supposed to be. We have to dig ourselves. Yes, we need each other. We need each other’s gifts and insight into that Word. But it is the Word on which we need to lean.
We will be held accountable for what we do with the Word not what the authors or teachers we have read or sat under have done with it. That includes this Blog.