I recently shared some questions I like to ask people to determine whether they actually know much about Scripture or not, and whether they’re likely to have anything useful to teach me from a spiritual perspective.
I have a few additional questions, however, that are important for all Christians to ask themselves:
- Can the Gospel of Grace be found in the books called Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John, in the book of Hebrews, or anywhere in the book of Acts prior to Paul’s conversion?
- Should one be baptized in water after they come to believe the Gospel of Grace?
- Does God want the body of Christ to recognize either the Sabbath or Sunday as a special day?
- Does following the Mosaic law help you live a more spiritual life after you have been saved, or make you a better Christian?
- Do you have to give a percentage of your income to a pastor or religious organization?
- Does “the ecclesia (or church), the body of Christ,” fulfill any covenants, prophecies, or promises given to Israel?
- Do people go to an actual location called heaven or hell immediately after they die?
- Does anybody suffer forever in a fiery place called hell?
- Is God made up of three persons?
- Are all cases of premarital (or extramarital) sex and lust condemned as being sinful in Scripture?
If your answer to any of these questions was “yes,” and if you didn’t know the answers to my previous list of questions, it means it’s time for you to do some studying into what Scripture actually teaches (particularly in its original languages).