“Finding Truth”

“Finding Truth”




Verse 4

of 1 Timothy 1 says, “Give no heed to fables and endless genealogies,

which cause disputes.”

The truth

about babies: A new mother said, but we need our rest. So, we started him on

formula so he’ll sleep through the night. Sounds logical right? We’ve been told

this for years by our parents or others we love and respect. The problem is

it’s not true. It’s what we might call an old wives tale, handed down through the




article in the Detroit News added these common fables about babies.

§  A child

will catch cold if he’s chilled. They actually catch colds from germs spread by


§  Babies

need to be kept warmer than adults. Actually we are all the same.

§  A baby

that stands too early will be bowlegged. Not true.

§  Cow’s

milk is best. Actually it’s harder to digest and doesn’t have as much iron.


It’s the

same with spiritual matters. What sounds right may be all wrong. For example:


§  God will

make you rich if you give a lot to the church; actually God shows no favoritism

to the rich, only spiritual things matter.

§  If our

good deeds outweigh our bad ones, we’ll make it to heaven.

§  It

doesn’t matter what type of religion we believe and practice, God loves us and

will save us anyway. What does the Bible say?


How can

we tell myth from reality, truth from fable? Well, when it comes to babies we

can check with the pediatrician. But when it comes to spiritual matters we must

check with the Bible. When we hear something new, no matter how logical it

sounds, we need to compare it to the Word of God. If it agrees with the

principles found there, it’s the truth; if not, it’s a lie.


I guess

I’d be hard pressed to count the number of times I’ve been ask, “and what do

you think?”  The truth is, it doesn’t matter what I think, only what God

thinks. Our Bibles reveal the mind of God and He alone reveals the truth.