The Bible teaches us to test the spirit whether they are of God because many false prophets have gone out to the world – 1 John 4:1.
It means that we should verify from the scriptures what is being preach is correct or not. The Bereans search the scriptures daily, if the teachings are correct or not – Acts 17:10-11.
It is not true the bible is kept in mystery like the doctrine of the INC. Read “The INC Teachings Regarding The Mystery Of The Bible“.
God instructed to equip ourselves with the knowledge of the gospel like it is our armor of God.
Ephesians 6:12 teaches the following to wrestles against
- rulers of the darkness of this age,
- against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places
All those items refers to leaders or spiritual leaders or rulers that has possess power.
Ephesians 6:14 refers to the gospel as the gospel of peace. The gospel of peace is what is teach by true preachers as stated in Romans 10:15.
If we are not listening to gospel of peace, if you do not feel the teaching is about peace and relationship with God, if we are not equip with the armor of God that is the knowledge on gospel, even if we attend worships services twice a week, even if you attend bible studies every week, if we hear the same lessons over and over again without knowing the true context of the verses being read, we may never come to the full understanding of the bible like what is stated in 2 Timothy 3:7
2 Tim. 3:7 do not contradict 1 John 4:1 and Acts 17:10-11. By listening and verifying is what makes your wisdom grow. Listening and following makes your wisdom stall like you are prisoner in your own box. That is what is meant by always learning and never come to the knowledge of the truth. Read the bible, verify the teachings like the Bereans. The bible is not kept in secret like what is being thought to us for many many years inside the Iglesia Ni Cristo.
The bible has been revealed to all the nations and so we ought to read it.