Bible-believing Christians often accept false teaching if it's adapted to "Christianese"(1) and repeated often enough. In fact, some of the most popular misconceptions in Christianity come from using out-of-context Scripture verses or emphasizing one verse at the expense of others.(2)
Half-truths are always more dangerous than outright lies because they are easier to believe. That’s why Satan often uses them (Luke 4:9-12).
We can protect ourselves from false teaching by:
1. Studying Scripture regularly (2 Timothy 2:15).
2. Testing everything with Scripture, even things we hear from respectable Christians (Acts 17:11).
3. Accepting Scripture even when it refutes something we've believed for years (Joshua 24:14-15).
Let’s be the kind of Christians who are more interested in knowing God’s opinion than protecting our own.
* using spiritual words and phrases familiar among Christians
(2) See Pieces Parts for more helpful info on this problem
To look at some of the false beliefs popular among Christians, check out Bible Love Notes "Myth Busters" Archive.
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