“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20
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“Cheap grace is preaching forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession.… Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Studies have shown that the majority of Christians who attend services on a regular basis don't read the Bible.[1] This suggests they are accepting as true what is being taught by church leadership without being able to exercise Biblical discernment as to what is being  taught.

It also reflects the fact that many do not understand the basics of the Christian faith, let alone a more mature understanding, this typically leaves them without a Biblical world view, most will hold to a syncretistic world view.

One who is a professing Christians should be getting involve with groups (i.e. Sunday School, etc.) where systematic Bible teaching is provided, so they can be equipped [Eph 4:11-14] to validate what they are being taught against what the Bible actually says [1John 4:1; Acts 17:11; 1 Thess 5:21]. Unfortunately many have settle for a restricted diet of a 45 minute sermon

Even a systematic personal reading of scripture would provide an basic foundation for understanding scripture and exercising a greater degree of discernment. But this should not be the "be all and in all" of the matter. Personal bible study should be done in conjunction with sitting under a sound teacher that has the spiritual gift of teaching.

Sound teaching takes believers pass a simplistic understanding  of scripture (Prov 1:22) and challenges them to move on to maturity (Eph 4:11-13; Phil 3:12-15).

Sound teaching not only provides one with a more mature understanding of scripture, but the avenue for a life style that corresponds with a mature understanding.

It provides preventive measures to the untaught who may distort scripture or be carried away by  the error of unprincipled men.(Eph 4:14; 2Pet 3:14-18)

Being under sound teaching and practicing what has been learned is God's design to grow you up (Heb 5:11-14)

[1] Article "Christians Don’t Read Their Bible" by The Ponce Foundation used as a base for this article

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