___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 17:11)!
___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 God.
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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