Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you. 1 Timothy 4:16 NKJV
Paul tells Timothy to be careful how he lives and carries out his ministry. Paul tells Timothy to teach sound doctrine so he will lead people to Christ not away from the Lord. What sound doctrine is Paul talking about? Salvation is found in Jesus Christ alone!
When I was a substance abuse counselor I told my clients the way they choose to live affects the people they love. When we are in sin we think we can harm ourselves without harming other people. That is far from the truth!
At a seminar I was told people believe things taught by others. People believe things to be true even though they have no evidence for their beliefs. A person’s perception of what is true determines truth for that person.
That is the basis for the lie that everything is relevant. There are no absolutes. This type of doctrine taken to the extreme teaches that what is true for you may be different than what is true for me!
To those who believe everything is relevant and there are no absolutes, I would pose one simple question. Are you absolutely sure there are no absolutes in life?
You do not need to be a rocket scientist to know the natural laws that govern the universe are examples of absolute truth. We need food and water to stay alive. We need air to breathe. It does not matter if you believe these things are true or not!
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is God in the flesh. Jesus loves you. He desires your love. That is absolute truth!
People who rely on their intellect and education to determine the difference between right and wrong look for truth in the wrong places. God provided a book that answers our questions. It provides absolute truth for us to live by. It is called the Bible!
Jesus wants you to hold fast to the truth. Jesus does not want you to conform to the current trends, fads, fantasies, and thinly veiled lies taught by people puffed up with pride. Hold fast to the truth that is found in the Word of God and you will be saved!
Hold fast to sound doctrine that is found in the bible so other people can be saved!
Live your life in the Truth so other people can be saved by faith in the Truth. Jesus is the Way the Truth and the Life. That is a truth that cannot be affected by time, chance, or circumstance!
The world is full of people looking for truth in the wrong places, do not be one of them!
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