Jesus asked His disciples, “saying, ‘Who do the crowds say that I am?’ So they answered and said, ‘John the Baptist, but some say Elijah; and others say that one of the old prophets has risen again.’ He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Peter answered and said, ‘The Christ of God’” (Luke 9:18-20 NKJV). Probably the most confusing way to find spiritual truth is to search through the mistaken answers of “the crowds,” or beliefs handed down from different cultures. Spiritual truth is not established by visiting different places and asking what people believe. Spiritual truth can only come from the source of spiritual truth: the Bible. We should receive Jesus and His Apostles’ word, “not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God” (1 Thessalonians 2:13 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.