Every day in the world friction exists. This may take the form of an altercation, falling out or squabble. As individuals struggle to remain in control, attitudes, egos and personalities clash. This constant friction leaves behind a trail of alienation, enmity and strife.
And constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain, 1 Timothy 6:5.
In this age of enlightenment, minds are open to new ideologies, philosophies and teachings. Subsequently, sometimes curious individuals seeking answers to the meaning of life will begin to cling to strange new ideas. Desperate for logical explanations, some will even abandon former beliefs to justify or rationalize where they are spiritually.
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ, Colossians 2:8.
Decisions made without thorough investigation can lead to what the apostle Paul refers to being robbed of the truth. While visiting the city of Colossae, he realized how vulnerable young people are to being swayed by human tradition. In view of this, before you fully develop and embrace a worldview, follow the principles of 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22. Test everything you hear with God’s word and cling to that which is good.
by Jay Mankus