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Trust but verify was Presidents Reagan strategy in dealing with some foreign governments. This was good advice then and would be good advice for today with our government officials. It’s also good advice for Christians today as it was when the apostle wrote” believe not every spirit but try the spirits”. Just because some teaching sounds good we each must test it with the whole Bible and ask the Holy Spirit to show us the truth. We can be assured He will if we are sincere in our wanting to really know. There are many false spirits/teachers out today teaching a false gospel, false doctrine and false lifestyles for those claiming to be Christian. The true gospel includes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He alone is the only way to God, the one and only mediator between God and man. Mans only hope rest alone in the shed blood of Jesus at Calvary. Any who deny or reject it are lost and will spend eternity in hell, the lake of fire. Some of the doctrines and lifestyles taught and accepted are against what the Bible presents. The wonderful thing about the Bible is that anyone, yes anyone willing to read, study and pray will be taught the truth by the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God will reveal to those whether what they are hearing or reading from others is the truth. God calls and uses many teachers and preachers to help us along our way as we desire to learn His Word. We can avoid error as we verify with the Scriptures what we hear while relying upon the Holy Spirit as our final teacher. The apostle Paul (Acts 17:11) praised the believers at Bera because “..they received the Word with all readiness of mind and searched the Scriptures daily whether those things were so.” They took time to verify that even what Paul and Silas were teaching was in accordance with the Scriptures. Oh, that is what id desperately needed for Christians today, verify. Satan uses counterfeits , and the closer to the truth they are the better to be accepted. Satan’s goal is to keep people from receiving Christ and to lead Believers away into false teaching and away from Christ. Beware, Trust, Verify. The Bible is our sure foundation. The hymn, the Bible Stands
1. The Bible stands like a rock undaunted
’Mid the raging storms of time;
Its pages burn with the truth eternal,
And they glow with a light sublime.
2. The Bible stands like a mountain tow’ring
Far above the works of men;
Its truth by none ever was refuted,
And destroy it they never can.
3. The Bible stands and it will forever,
When the world has passed away;
By inspiration it has been given,
All its precepts I will obey.
4. The Bible stands every test we give it,
For its Author is divine;
By grace alone I expect to live it,
And to prove and to make it mine.

o Refrain:
The Bible stands though the hills may tumble,
It will firmly stand when the earth shall crumble;
I will plant my feet on its firm foundation,
For the Bible stands.

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