Do you agree with me? Do you agree with my perspective? If you don’t, it’s okay.
The intent of this blog is multifaceted. First, I want to give my readers a perspective that may differ from their own. Perhaps they’ve never heard of a doctrine or teaching that I mention, or maybe they are unaware that it is biblical. Second, what if my readers don’t agree with my perspective? I want them to take it to Scripture, read it for themselves, and make up their own mind. The Scripture speaks of believers having differences of opinion:
“One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.” – Romans 14:5
In addition, we are commanded to prove all things:
“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:21
How do we prove all things? We put them to the test of Scripture. What if you hear something you don’t agree with it? Take it to Scripture. Regardless of what I say, what does the Scripture say?
Lastly, we are commanded to study the Scriptures:
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” – 2 Timothy 2:15
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of knowing the Scripture. Jesus said “Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures” (Matthew 22:29). We are commanded to study the Scriptures. Scripture is the Word of God, and we cannot downplay its significance.