Heb. 13:9 “Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is good that the heart be established by grace, not with foods which have not profited....”
"Various and strange doctrines” This describes much of what goes on today in the name of Christ. Many leaders in the church do not hold fast to the Word of God. They are always on the lookout for something “new”, something that will make them stand out and that will make people say, “wow, I have not heard that before!” However, there is a reason people have not heard it before. IT'S NOT TRUE! It has been said, “if it is true it is not new and if is new it is not true.”
God has given us the solid foundation of the Word of God, full of truth. Jesus said “you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” If the truth sets us free, why are we looking for anything else that is powerless and cannot make changes in our lives?
Various and strange doctrines are also dangerous because they are heresies and Galatians calls them a work of the flesh. It is also dangerous to put your trust in a lie. Jesus said, “be careful that you are not deceived.” That means the responsibility is on you. Don’t let anyone deceive you. The way to do that is to stay true to the Word of God. You could spend your life and then some, searching the pages of the incredible scriptures and never get all that God has placed there.
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