There are some today who avoid certain passages or books of the Bible because those portions of Scripture are not in keeping with their theology…
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, ESV).“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths” (2 Timothy 4:3-4, ESV).
How do we know when we are accumulating teachers to suit our passions? How can we detect when we are no longer turning to the truth and instead are wandering off into myths? How can we know unless we take up the whole counsel of God?
Give me the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God. I want the flaming Word of God to pierce my heart and draw my soul to what is true about the Almighty and our life in Him. It will hurt at times to receive the rebukes and exhortations, but we must…
“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction” (2 Timothy 4:1-2, ESV).