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Red Flag #4 – The Controversial Sidetracker


Still 'fine-tuning' our process. You can get to the original article HERE

NOTE: THIS ARTICLE is a reprint from the blog of reverend Kevin Rogers of New Song Church in Windsor, Ontario and is reproduced here for your convenience. You can visit the his blog called "The Orphan Age" HERE.


Sometimes I will sit in front of my TV at home and watch
YouTube videos. I have several  things
I’m interested in, but if I’m not attentive, I can waste time on theories and
speculative ideas that keep me from getting up and doing something purposeful.
What if I applied that same criteria to how I grow in faith?


What if I only listen to teachers that talk about pyramids,
UFOs, and mysterious folklore? What if that replaces teaching me how to walk
with God and be grounded in the Scriptures? There is an abundance of knowledge
and speculation on many things, but our spiritual formation requires wisdom and
the soul-searching power of God’s Word.


1 Timothy 1: (NIRV)

Timothy, stay there in Ephesus.
That is what I told you to do when I went into Macedonia. I want you to command
certain people not to teach things that aren’t true. And
command them not to spend their time on stories that are made up. They must not
waste time on family histories that never end. These things only lead to fights
about ideas. They don’t help God’s work move forward. His work is done by
faith. Love is the purpose of my command. Love comes from a
pure heart. It comes from a good sense of what is right and wrong. It comes
from faith that is honest and true. Some have turned from
these teachings. They would rather talk about things that have no meaning. They
want to be teachers of the law. And they are very sure about that law. But they
don’t know what they are talking about.



It’s a red flag if your teachers spend all their time
focused on controversial ideas and not equipping you to walk with Jesus.


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