The way that some are speaking, you would think that the distortion of truth is a modern phenomenon. They act as if those with whom they disagree have suddenly changed the definition of “Truth” in a way that past generations wouldn’t have dared to do.
It is too easy to forget that the first lie in the Garden of Eden was accomplished with one three letter word; Satan simply added, “You surely shall NOT die.” Thus, before the fruit had even touched their lips, they had swallowed the lie.
Nothing has changed in six thousand years; the distractions remain the same.
Satan is still propagating the lie that God will withhold the punishment of death from those who disobey him. Tragically, the distributors of this lie are myriad. Whole denominations actively teach against Bible truths by insisting that their innovations are a logical progression of God’s will.
Many try to make sense of truth by studying the teachings and practices of different churches. This, of course, is futile. It is like trying to make sense of economics by studying the teachings and practices of different businesses—everyone has a personal take!
Too many Christians have accepted that there are legitimate doubts to be had about the reliability of the Bible. When even preachers are heard to teach that “The Bible is non-scientific and full of contradictions,” they are just adding themselves to the chorus of sceptics headed down the road of perdition.
You might chide me for suggesting that “Sceptics shall surely die!” But before you do so consider the fact that teachers who cast doubts in the minds of those whom they are teaching are under a stricter judgement (James 3:1).
In fact, the greatest of care must be taken to interpret and relate the truth of God’s Word to all who are listening. Otherwise, “it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.”
“Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God” (1 Peter 4:11).