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
In America today, we have something that could be described as a new spirituality. It’s a revival of sorts—not in the biblical sense of people turning to God, but a revival of all kinds of ancient and weird spiritual concepts and beliefs.
People are spiritually hungry. They are searching for truth. And the problem is, some of this strange theology is finding its way into the church.
We must be very careful to keep our guard up. Don’t forget that when the devil misled Eve in the Garden of Eden, he did it with partial truth. He did not question God’s Word altogether. Rather, he questioned if Eve properly understood it.
We must be careful of the deviant teachings that are out there today. So often when a new teaching comes along, we will get excited: a new revelation!
I hope this won’t disappoint you, but there aren’t any new revelations. Everything you need to know about God is already written in His Book. As it has been said, if it’s true, it isn’t new. And if it’s new, it isn’t true.
So don’t go looking for new revelations. Spend your time instead in learning God’s Word, and He will bring fresh understanding of it.
Years ago, the great thinker C. S. Lewis warned us, “If you do not listen to theology, that will not mean that you have no ideas about God. It will mean that you have a lot of wrong ones.” I think this is especially important today.
We need to know what Jesus said. We need to know what the truth is. We need to pay attention to doctrine.
Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Co-Founder of The Mystical Order