Why You Should Be A Skeptic
I’m a skeptic and you should be too….within reason.
I don’t mean that you should go around and be a negative skeptic who throws a wet blanket on everything. I have spent plenty of time in my life being that guy and you need to know something if you don’t already know it. He isn’t fun to be around. He can be a jerk and a host of other names that can’t probably be said in this family friendly setting.
What I mean is that you should always be questioning what you hear and what you see. You should be measuring it against the word of God. Not what your parents told you. Not what your Sunday school teacher taught you. Not what your preacher preached from the pulpit. Not what Ben Franklin wrote in Poor Richard’s Almanac.
The Bereans in Acts were reasonable skeptics. They received the word that Paul preached with eagerness. They searched the scriptures daily to see if what Paul was saying was true.
See what kind of skeptic we should be?
We should be skeptics who receive the proclaimed word of God with eagerness.
Then we should search the scriptures daily to see if what is proclaimed is true.
It kind of reminds me of what Ronald Reagan said when dealing with U.S. -Soviet relations: Trust, but verify.
We should trust those who come to us wanting to teach us. We should receive it as positively as possible. Then we should verify what they have to say with the word of God.
Are you a reasonable skeptic?
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