In II Timothy 2:15, the Apostle Paul told young Timothy: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.”
I can honestly say that I am very rarely shocked or surprised any more at how the unsaved world thinks. I mean, if you choose to believe that there is not an Almighty God Who is going to hold you accountable for your sin – then believing that you are a descendant of a monkey may make perfect sense to you. If you create a god that fits into your lifestyle and choices, then in your mind, you can basically believe and do about anything. But what amazes me sometimes is how warped the minds of “professing” Christians can be.
Did you know that there are professing Christians who don’t believe in the virgin birth of Christ? That doesn’t make any sense to me. To not believe in the virgin birth is to not only undermine the credibility of Jesus but also disqualifies Him to be our Savior.
Did you know that there are professing Christians who do not believe in a literal Hell? Well, Jesus certainly did. Because of His compassion for us, He actually taught more about Hell than He did about Heaven.
Did you know that there are professing Christians who don’t believe that faithfully worshipping with other believers is a command of God? A person would really have to perform some great hermeneutical gymnastics to avoid all the Scriptures given to this subject, as well as, ignore the examples of believers in the Old and New Testaments.
Did you know that there are professing Christians who find nothing wrong with watching filthy movies, drinking alcohol, dressing immodestly, or taking God’s name in vain? The list could go on and on.
By the way, there IS Scripture that very plainly teaches on these subjects – that an ever increasing number of professing Christians don’t believe. But it all comes down to one or two things: either folks KNOW what the Bible says, and they choose to IGNORE it, or folks just DON’T KNOW what God’s Word says about these things.
So let me ask you: How well do you know the Bible? Are you in a Sunday School class? Do you faithfully attend church each week? Are you a part of a Bible study group? Are you reading the Bible daily? Are you asking God’s Holy Spirit to guide you as you read and study His Word? Are you obeying the clear commands of Scripture that you DO KNOW, or would you rather NOT KNOW so you can have an excuse to continue believing what you believe and doing the things that your flesh likes to do?