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Years ago, I heard of a survey given to preachers and elders in the church. This survey showed some things that shocked me. According to the results, there were many preachers and elders who didn't believe that Jesus lived, weren't sure if God even existed and weren't sure if they were even going to heaven! At the time I heard that, I was in disbelief. But the older I get, the more I see the reality of the situation.
I have looked into the eyes of women who doubted their salvation. I have talked with Christians who have been members of the Lord's church for 10, 25, even 40 years who didn't understand some basic facts about the Bible and God's creation.
If our leaders don't know where they are going then we don't. Notice these points:
1. We can know the truth.
"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." (1 John 5:13)
2. We have a responsibility to know the truth.
"And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;" (2 Peter 1:5)
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)
3. Study should be a daily occurrence for the rest of our lives.
"These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." (Acts 17:11)
4. We should grow beyond only being students and become teachers as well.
"For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat." (Hebrews 5:12)
5. It is good to study things again to be reminded of them.
"Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance. For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty." (2 Peter 1:12-16)
And here is your second item for the day:
The Truth is Like Jellybeans