I have long since gotten over the fact that I don’t know everything there is to know about the bible. In fact, I am better off keeping that fact in the forefront of my mind when it comes to doctrine. It is important to always remain teachable. If I believe that I know everything then I will also believe that no one can teach me anything. The bible is full of what I call absolute truth. These are truths and principals and laws that are 100% sure and solid. For example: Jesus is the Son of God, Jesus died on the cross, and He rose from the dead. No true Christian would ever try to refute those absolutes because you must believe them to be a Christian. If we believe that what we believe is the absolute truth, then we should be able to back it up with scripture. If I can’t back it up with scripture, then that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is wrong. It just simply maybe a truth instead of the truth. Many teachers and preachers share their opinions and understanding of the Word of God like it’s the truth when oftentimes it is just a truth. My intention is to bring a full understanding of the Scriptures without just sharing my views, opinions, and insights but letting the Word interpret itself. We also should never be afraid to examine scripture from someone else’s vantage point. We might find that either, we don’t know what we believe, or we are sure that what we believe is solid.
Ephesians 4:11-14: “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,”.
What do you know?