"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." Galatians 5:1
"Stand fast". "Be not entangled again". There is not enough standing and there is too much falling going on in the body of Christ. We are falling for so much that is false. We fall for every new wind of doctrine that comes through. We fall for erroneous teaching because we are impressed by the "personality preacher" that it comes through. We fall for old wives tales. We fall for fables. If it "tickles our ears" or "appeals to our flesh" we "fall" for it-- we believe it and accept it, and then live accordingly.
As a result of "falling for" some of the things we are "falling for", we are "falling away". We are falling away from the truth, from righteousness, from holiness, from godliness, from victory, from blessings, from God's will, from conviction.
Why is this happening? It happens because we are ignorant when it comes to the Word of God. We don't know what it says. We believe what everyone else says and don't bother to check it out for ourselves. We take the word of men without finding out what God really says on the subject.
I have heard a lot of "strange/far out/ just plain crazy" beliefs and doctrines that men have "conjured up" as truth. They are a long way from the truth, but many believe and think it is the truth.
We have got to know the truth-- and the difference between what is and what isn't. We have to know it, especially in light of the times we are living in. There is so much that is being preached for truth that is not. If we don't know the difference we will "fall" and not "stand".
How do we stop falling and start standing? Read your Bible-- often! Memorize it. Study it. Meditate on it. Check in it to see if what you heard is truth or just enticing words of men's wisdom. It is only the Truth that will make us free-- Thy Word is truth. And it is only the true Word of God that will keep us from falling.
Have a great day. Stand, don't fall.