Where does the profession of our faith come from? It comes from God's Word. "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (Romans 10:17) How did we come to believe what we believe about Jesus Christ the Son of God? Through the preaching of God's Word. How did we receive eternal life? By responding to what we heard when we heard the message of salvation through Jesus Christ.
The Lord uses the foolishness of preaching (His Word) to save the lost. He uses His Word to guide and instruct us through our journey of life. He uses His Word to enlighten our pathway so that we can see clearly how to walk through life. He uses His Word to convict and convince us of sin. He uses His Word to give us hope, joy, peace and strength. His Word is such a vital part of our Christian life. So vital that we can't afford to neglect it. So vital that we can't live without it. It is food to our spirits. It is life and health to our flesh.
The enemy knows how "important" the Word of God is in bringing the lost to Christ, in the saving of a person's soul, in establishing us in our spiritual growth, in equipping us in how to face life's problems and situations, in revealing God the Father's will in our lives and in keeping us from falling. Therefore, He tries to steal the Word from us. How? By twisting it to mean what we want it to mean. By watering it down. By deceiving us into believing that we don't really need it. By lying to us and telling us that it is not relevant for today and it is out dated. By mixing it with man's philosophies, humanistic wisdom, cultural traditions, old wives-tales, misguided interpretation and by deceiving us into believing there are no absolutes.
Because of this, we must hold fast to God's Word and don't waver from it no matter what society tells us about it, no matter what the consensus of world is, no matter what anyone else tells us or teaches including misguided churches, or even a angel. We have to hold fast our profession of God's Word. His Words are life and eternal life to us.
Have a great day. Hold fast to the truth of God's Word no matter what anyone else says about it.
For further reading:
2 Timothy 1:13; 3:15
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