What are you taught?

Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.” Matt 22:29

A group of Sadducee’s approached Jesus with a question about the resurrection, which they did not believe in.
They presented their question and Jesus presented the answer starting with today’s scripture – a slap in the face on their belief.

I do not know who started the sect of the Sadducee’s. I understand they refused to move beyond the Torah, the first five books of the O. T., that is, the Books of Moses. As a result of not accepting the other books of the O.T., they did not believe in the immortality of the soul, bodily resurrection after death, and the existence of angelic spirits.

Picking and choosing what to read and believe from the Bible is still an issue today. This is one of the reasons so many Christian denominations exist.
I am not going to claim that my beliefs are all the right answers to your questions. I have rejected many things taught to me in former churches. These things I see as useless traditions that deny the power of God.

Everyone needs a teacher but if that teacher teaches the wrong things, does that make it right?

It is written, for though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. Heb 5:12
When it comes down to it, we need to get back to the basics of the Bible and examine what the word of God says compared to what our teachers teach.

3 thoughts on “What are you taught?

  1. Every one should read the Bible for them selves. My dad memorized a lot of scriptures when he was little. By the time he was 5, he and his 6 siblings were in an orphanage. The Bible was used as punishment. There was no teaching just memorizing. One year before he passed he wanted to teach me scripture. It was the WORD alright. But so empty of experiences with God, devoid of hope. I lead him to Christ on his dying bed.

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  2. It’s sad that many people take their beliefs from a scripture verse (often out of context) rather than seeing the threads of truth woven through the whole Bible so Truth is understood wholly. The red thread of Redemption(for example) runs from Genesis through Revelation. Scripture defines scripture, and the longer I study the more I realize how shallow I am…Thanks for sharing

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