It’s becoming more clear everyday how one becomes”carried away with every wind of doctrine, tossed to and fro”—-because of not being rooted and grounded in the truth.
Jesus said He is the Truth, the Way and the Life–no one comes to the Father except thru Jesus. That’s what it’s all about—coming to the Father. It’s not a “way” to become rich, or a “way” to be successful, a “way” to “Your Best Life Now.” Jesus is THE Way—to where??—back to the Father!
God the Father is the source of all that is good, pure, holy, righteous,beautiful, majestic, sovereign and perfect. God is the only source of joy. Hell is the absence of all that is good. What good is finding our best here, which will be burned with fire at the end? As Ecclesiastes states—all that is here is vanity —like vanishing bubbles compared to what we have to look forward to in heaven with our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.
Our focus shouldn’t be on earthly things, but heavenly things. Ironically, one of Joel Olsteen’s favorite sayings is that “we can be so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good.” Where is this in God’s Word? It’s not.
In fact, Colossians 3: 2 says the opposite, “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”
We need to ask ourselves, what are the effects of listening to such worldliness? Then, how does it play out in practice? Unfortunately, I’ve learned the hard way how it plays out —going from cult to cult “always learning, but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” It leads to departing from THE faith, THE way-Jesus Christ. I’d rather focus on Jesus, THE truth, any day.