BE A BEREAN

The culture is suffering a hurricane of false gospels. Nonsensical slogans untethered from Truth or reason are proclaimed as wisdom of the ages. Aged adolescents work themselves into emotional frenzies under absurdly addled notions, and the cry of their depraved hearts makes headlines. They are like so many “… children tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes” (Ephesians 4:14).

“…but he’s got a good heart.” How often have you heard that excuse? Jesus said, “…No one is good except God” (Mark 10:18). Heresies are spawned in “good hearts.” A tired old English proverb claims “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” 

Scottish pastor Horatius Bonar (1808-1889) said, “…let us beware of that unscriptural, unphilosophical sentimentalism which affirms that the heart may be all right when the head is all wrong.” 

Bonar’s contemporary down in London, CH Spurgeon, concisely echoed, “A man may be sincere, but sincerely wrong.”

 Doctrine is vital—false gospels abound.
 Be a Berean—prove your dogma sound. 

“…they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so” (Acts 17:11).

There is one anchor and only one in this hurricane. There is one absolute truth and only one in this nonsensical age: Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” All else ends badly forever.

“There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all” (Ephesians 4:4-6).

See you in the church of the One True God.

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