Day 230: Rooted (Psalm 109-11; Romans 16)

“Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.” -Romans 16:17-18

One young woman who read a lot of online forums and comments about Biblical disputes. Specifically, she was really tempted by the arguments made by atheists. Eventually, she began questioning God’s existence.

Thanks to the Internet, you can find all sorts of stuff online about the Bible and it’s validity. If you seek for it, you will find it, because there are plenty of people willing to feed into your pain, disappointments, confusion and questions.

Don’t go there. Especially if you’re a new Christian or don’t know the Bible well. Because like a young sapling in strong winds, you’ll be pulled in a million different directions until finally your roots will be pulled out of the good soil you’re planted in.

Study the Word first. Allow the Holy Spirit to nurture you and feed you with His truth. Tune out the haters and the ones whose only goal is to cause disputes and disagreements. The kind of people who just want to win and prove their theologies right to soothe their pride and human ambition.

Believe God’s Word is Truth. Study His Word. Then, you will be deeply rooted, and no smooth-talking false preacher or atheist will be able to tempt you away from the one who sent His own son to die on a cross for you.



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