What I mean is that people always like to read, remember, believe the good stuff that they read in the bible. A classic example is the verse that says, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength”. I once knew of a fellow believer that was continuously committing the same sin because he believes that God has”given him strength” to do those things.
The bible calls us to be true disciples of Jesus, that means believing ALL that is written in the scriptures. Not just the “good stuff”.
This quote by Augustine sums it up:
“If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself.”
Continue reading to find out these 3 ways to get the bible right:
It’s always surprising and saddening to me when people that look like they really love the Lord suddenly start talking or living in ways that are seriously contradictory to the Scripture.
Sometimes Christians get so passionate about a set of Scriptures, that they begin raising a few above, and at the expense of, the rest of the Bible. Essentially, they are picking and choosing what they like in Scripture, and they are leaving out other things God has said.
Here are 3 important ways we can avoid this mistake, and dedicate ourselves to following God’s Word fully:
1.THERE IS WISDOM IN MANY COUNSELORS
I grew up in a charismatic denomination, but over the years have had the opportunity to see churches of many shapes and colors within Evangelical Christian circles. This has given me more of a balanced and wise understanding. I have learned so much from Christians who are different than me.
Don’t hide in one circle of Christianity only. Learn to listen and understand other’s perspectives. It will give you a broader, more balanced perspective on the Scripture. (Proverbs 11:14)
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