Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Ask for the Source

When he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he’ll guide you into all truth.
For he won’t speak on his own, but whatever he hears, he’ll speak,
and he’ll reveal to you things that are coming.”
John 16:13

I’d have you to know, brothers, regarding the gospel delivered by me,
that it is not of man.  I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it,
but it came by a revelation from Jesus Christ.”
Galatians 1:11–12

Believers should ask those who teach them where they got the doctrine they are teaching.  If a man received his doctrine from another man, or from the headquarters of a denomination, or even from the Bible, the saints would be wise to leave him.  The true doctrine of Christ comes through revelation, and those who truly are servants of God declare what Jesus has revealed to them, not what men have taught them or what they have figured out from the Bible.