A Reformation in Our Biblical Knowledge, single message
This message is part 2 of the series Taking a Stand: A Reformation in Christian Living.
We're protective of small children because there's a lot they don't know about the world. As they grow, we teach them to have a discernment about life. It takes knowledge to know how to defend yourself and how to discern truth from error, trustworthiness from deception. There's no handbook to help us out either, gaining discernment about life takes time.
The same is true for the Word of God. And our day requires a body, a reservoir of knowledge so you not only detect error from what you hear, but also in what is not said. You hear what's left out and you discern, "this is not to be supported, this is not to be followed, this is wrong." And you learn to call it what it is—wrong. Dangerous.
Hosea 4:1-6; Psalm 119; 1 Peter 3:13-17