Should Christians challenge everything that we have been taught?
Since it has been prophesied that the end of this age would
include strong delusion, deception, and confusion, do
you think that we should question, study, look into, and
challenge everything that we have been taught?
The funny thing is that we question everything else.. Why not question what we have been taught? More often than not we are taught things in order to keep us in line rather than for us to gain knowledge and understanding. For example, as children we were taught that we should be good so that a fat guy in a red suit can break into our houses and eat our food once a year and leave gifts that we may or may not want. A lot of people grow up believing what they are told because they are perceived as lacking understanding to grasp the truth. True knowledge and understanding of ideals can only be gained by personal and individual study and critical thinking and processing of the information provided. Failure to do so will continue to lead us down a path that is ultimately self destructive due to rigidity of ideals in an evolving world.
Of course, just because a preacher preaches a sermon doesn't mean it is set in stone. No one should ever surround their beliefs with what they have been taught. We must study our Bible and see what God teaches us. Pray for wisdom and understanding while studying the Bible.
JT awesome answer! Emperors Constantine and Justinian didn't ruin Christianity completely, but they made it entirely too political and egotistical. There is so much wisdom hidden in the Bible beyond the literal. Bless you!
In another sense if you don't challenge what you know from time to time how can you ever be sure you know anything?
Of course we should constantly question our teachings, but even more our interpretations. We should question authority, especially our own.
When I started doing this, I made some startling discoveries in the Bible that no one else has ever talked about.
There truly is a great deal of wisdom hidden in the Bible beyond the literal.
And the writers and compilers of the Bible had great wisdom in hiding wisdom, because the very humility required to make new discoveries is the very thing the Bible aims to elicit in each of us. So, you can be certain that they took every opportunity to hide a great deal of wisdom within the pages of the Bible.
I have seen miracles and know with a certainty that the Age of Miracles never ended. We've only been taught that we couldn't, and that was a lie.
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