Watch out for fake news
Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and they remark: "..in the bible it says"..? And what they explain sure sounds like it came from the bible. Did it really, though? But often times, we simply don't have the time to verify every (supposed) scripture. Fact checking should be a priority, especially when it comes to God's word. Ironically, more mature/long-term Christians are even more vulnerable to this phenomenon because we rely too often on our (sometimes imperfect) memory. Some homework, outside of class so to speak, is never a bad idea.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 "But test everything; hold fast what is good."
That's why bible studies are never a bad idea. You're literally on the same page as everyone else.
I've seen too many YouTube comment sections devolve into arguments debating the bible's information or accuracy. The argument would have ended before it even started if someone would've simply cited an accurate chapter and verse. Context is everything too. The Word can be twisted to fit an agenda all too easily. Yes, Jesus shows unfathomable love towards us but we're expected to repent, etc. That crucial detail is so often omitted.
Philippians 1:9 "And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ..."
If we apply the same efforts to fact checking and accuracy from what we learn from the bible in everyday conversation like we do in say, politics or news, there would much less misinformation all the way around. The last thing we need is to spread fake news about the bible. We have enough problems as it is.
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