___There will be many times when people will try to convince you that something you
know is true isn’t true.....or that something bad really isn’t bad.....or that something good
is actually bad. Things like that sound silly, but they happen all the time.
___People who don’t know the Bible very well or who don’t love the Lord, very
frequently try to "reshape" truth and make it more to their liking. If you ever get confused
about a subject, do your own investigating--go to the Bible. The Bible is completely
accurate in its original manuscripts. God’s word is packed with wisdom for how to live a
healthier, happier, more successful life. It is a firm foundation against which to test
everything we hear and see. The Bereans even tested what the Apostle Paul said (Acts
___The Bible helps us figure out what things are good that we should cling to and what
things are bad that we should avoid or repent from (Rom 12:9, Lam 3:40). God’s word
never changes. It is never old-fashioned, regardless of what someone may try to tell you
(John 1:1, Mal 3:6, Heb 13:8-9). Especially remember this. What hurt people centuries
ago, still hurts people today--the rules God designed to protect us still apply.
___The more closely you study the Bible, the more you will learn. The Bible not only
offers us a wealth of survival tools, it is the one source of absolute truth about life. It tells us
the answer to many mysteries, the one way to get to heaven and even what will happen in
the future. So get out your magnifying glass and "search out wisdom"!
Eccl 7:25 So I turned my mind to understand, to investigate and to search out
wisdom and the scheme of things and to understand the stupidity of wickedness . .
Is 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light
and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
Additional Reference Verses
Acts 17:11 Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for
they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to
see if what Paul said was true.
Rom 12:9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Lam 3:40 Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was
Mal 3:6 "I the LORD do not change." . . .
Heb 13:8-9 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be carried
away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by
grace . . .
Test everything. Hold on to the
good. Avoid every kind of evil.
1 Thes 5:21-22
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