Sunday Post: Oats and Sawdust

With so many conflicting messages and agendas it can very hard to know what is truth.  In 2 Peter 2: 1-3, Peter said:

“But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.  Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgement from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.”

This passage can be explained by the story of a farmer who was struggling to feed his horse with the rising price of oats.  He started mixing in sawdust to water down the oats and lower his cost.  Over time he starting mixing in more and more sawdust until one day the horse died.  Biblical truth is being watered down every day in the name of “tolerance.”  Just as Peter described, there are many conflicting messages causing the truth to be maligned.  I encourage you to always refer back to the Bible in your quest for truth.  When a false teacher puts the truth in question, I hope you will look to biblical truth and ask the Holy Spirit to illuminate your understanding.  Remember that when it comes to eternal truth, there is no room for any sawdust.


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