This other day, I was attending a certain Christian gathering and one of the speakers at the meeting made a remark that ended up being my food for thought. The speaker said that one of the major challenges facing Christianity today is that Christians don’t want to critically examine various messages that are being preached in the name of Christ. It is true, is it not?
It seems very few Christian today bother to scrutinize various messages we listen to or read. As long as the speaker or the author is mentioning God or Jesus that’s fine. However, this tendency renders us susceptible to error that has serious consequences to both our spiritual and physical life.
We ought to be challenged by Bereans of Acts 17:11. Apostle Paul was a great man of God. Almost half of New Testament books were written by him. Yet when he went to preach in Berea, the Christians there never ceased to critically examine Paul’s message in the light of Scripture. This was not disrespect but maturity and the Bible strongly recommends the Bereans for this.
“Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true” (Acts 17:11).
Christians today ought to be like Bereans by receiving the messages that are being preached with eagerness but we should not stop there. We should go further to examine if the messages being preached are true according to the Bible. This is a noble character.
And may add that you even examine the contents of this blog in the light of Scripture. That too is a noble character.