And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.” But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
(I Peter 3:13-15)
How can a non-christian tell a christian,how to be a Christian. Someone who doesn’t know God,nor have a relationship with Him, that makes no sense. That’s just another tactic of the enemy to keep the believer down. Some even argue about translations and interpretations as if they were the ones who instructed God. According to 1 Corinthians 2:14″ But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God;for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them,because they are spiritually discerned”. How is it that these people who are not saved, all of a sudden they are experts on the word,and become Bible savvy?
The devil knows the Bible, as we see in Matthew 4:3-11 and Luke 4: 3-14 satan had the audacity to try the same dumb tactic on Jesus, but after Jesus torched him with the Word,by rightly dividing the word of truth, he fled just like he will always do,when we do the same thing. That’s why God tells us in 2 Timothy 2:15 to” Study to show thyself approved unto God,a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”. Remember also that men can’t teach you anything, it is the Holy Spirit as John 14:26 says,so when a man wants to take credit for teaching you, get away from them,they are taking God’s glory and praise. As 1 Corinthians 5:6 says,”your glorifying is not good,know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump”.James 1:5 says, if you lack wisdom,ask God,He gives it freely without partiality. Therefore,as 1 Peter 5:8 cautions us,”Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he  may devour”.The Bible is not written for everyone. It is God’s instructions for His children (those who are born again). You must also have God,the Holy Spirit (The Author of the Bible) in you in order to understand the Bible.  Now it should be clear as to where a lot of confusion originates  from? So as 2 Peter 3:18 says, “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” . Thank God we are saved and thank God for His Holy Spirit.If you don’t know God,nor His only begotten Son,Jesus,take a little time ,go to the top of this blog,click on to the salvation page,then follow the instructions,then allow the Indwelling Holy Spirit that you receive, when you sincerely accept Jesus Christ to lead,guide.and direct you for the rest of your life. To God be the glory,honour, praise, and thanks,for the marvelous things He has done.Amen