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Wrong opinions : Be careful about accepting the judgments of others

Pick almost any subject and you will find that most people have an opinion about it. People like to make judgments about all kinds of things.

In the First Corinthian letter (especially chapter 9), Paul said people had made some judgments about him. He realized there were those who did not think he was an apostle). He responded by saying that others may not hold him in high regard, or even believe he was an apostle, but the Corinthians knew the truth about him(9:1-3). He was an apostle, and his work among the Corinthians proved it.

Just because a person has an opinion, and may be very forceful about it, it may not be right. We live in a time where politicians and religious figures are often persuasive in their opinions and judgments. Be sure that an opinion is seen for what it is (an opinion). Before believing an opinion or accepting a person’s judgment on things, get the facts. Without the facts one can engage in the same error the Corinthians’ did (they had come to doubt Paul’s apostleship).

Find the truth about God and become a New Testament Christian. Find out more about New Testament Christianity by running some Internet searches for “church of Christ” and “churches of Christ.” You may also want to visit http://www.abiblecommentary.com for Bible study information.

Remember, in order to be saved and enjoy all God’s blessings (not the least of which is salvation), a person must have faith (Jn. 8:24), be willing to repent (Lk. 13:3), and after confessing Christ as Lord, the final step is water baptism (Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Pet. 3:20-21). Bible baptism is by immersion only (“burial,” Rom. 6:4), and once it is done, heaven puts that person “into Christ” (Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3). After proper baptism a person has their sins forgiven (Acts 2:38).

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