Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Confirmation Bias and continuing in The Word

'Confirmation bias' is when a person takes a certain position and then only finds documents, articles, videos, or scriptures that support that position. This means they ignore anything counter to what they believe currently - including the spirit of Truth.... which Jesus promises will guide us into all truth (John 16:13).

Jesus gives us clues about knowing the truth.

John 8:31-32 ...if ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

If we continue in the words of Jesus, we will be His disciples, we will eventually know the truth, and will be made free.

So no matter how emotionally-charged we may be about a certain doctrine, we need to continue in the word. The entire word not just our favorite verses. The Word changes us. We are transformed by it. Our minds are renewed by it.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Getting a check in your spirit about a questionable Doctrine? Continue in the Word.

Holding on to a lifelong tradition even though something doesn't feel quite right about it? Just continue in the word.


2 comments:

  1. Preconceived beliefs are a prison guarded by the Adversary. Religion is a belief system adversarial to truth. The word Religion is from the Latin Religio meaning bondage. Thank you Lord for your Living Word, sharper than two edged sword, dividing even the soul from the spirit! David said to his soul, "Bless the Lord oh my soul" as David understood he was a spirit!

    Our spirit needs to learn to speak to our soul and our body. Say, "Soul and Body, obey the Word, seek the kingdom of God, Yahuah!"

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