I was having coffee with my best friend and a strong brother in Christ and we got on the topic of a young man we met recently who was only 16 and seemed to really love the Lord.
After spending a few minutes with him and talking about his beliefs and the church he went to, it was apparent that he believed some things that at their core went directly against the bible…
Without getting into the specifics of what those topics were, my friend and I talked about how we both had false beliefs that were eventually revealed and repented of over time. I’m guessing that this is super common since we’re all growing in our knowledge, but the issue that came up with our young friend was how he responded to the truth…
When you start with the premise that you believe God’s word is absolute truth and if you can show me clearly in scripture that my current belief is wrong, I’ll not only repent, but I’ll thank you for sharing the truth with me.
This is a sign of a true christian.
Sometimes it takes a little time to pray, think about what you read/heard and accept that you’ve been wrong, sometimes for years, but it still comes down to wanting to know the truth above all else.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, but through Me.” John 14:6
So the question to ask yourself is this, “Do I choose the truth over my own comfort?”