It’s that time of year—back to school.
Whether you have school children or not, I hope you’ve had a great summer! We have, despite my Jonny breaking his arm from a rollerblading fall on the second day of vacation. 😦 But it could have been worse.
Yes, it’s back to the basics of learning and applying fundamental academic skills: Phonics, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, arithmetic, science, history . . . . All these foundational building blocks got me thinking of the following.
Have you ever come across teaching that contained biblical truths, but contradicted another part of the Bible?
I remember being part of a women’s small group. The leader shared some great biblical truths. She was a beautiful, gifted, charismatic teacher who often recited Scripture from memory. If I hadn’t consistently read my Bible, I probably would have believed every word she said. She spoke with conviction.
But the more I listened to her teachings, the more uncomfortable I grew.
One time I asked her for Bible references to verify some of her statements. Instead of giving me a reference, she scolded me. “I’m older than you, and know more. I’ve grown beyond the basics of the Bible. I don’t need to keep studying it because the Holy Spirit is my teacher.”
Hmmm . . . .
Have you had a similar experience?
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