The position that it is of no consequence what men believe is one of Satan’s most successful deceptions. He knows that the truth, received in the love of it, sanctifies the soul of the receiver; therefore he is constantly seeking to substitute false theories, fables, another Gospel.
From the beginning, the servants of God have contended against false teachers, not merely as vicious men, but as inculcators of falsehoods that were fatal to the soul. Elijah, Jeremiah, Paul, firmly and fearlessly opposed those who were turning men from the word of God.
That liberality which regards a correct religious faith as unimportant found no favor with these holy defenders of the truth.The vague and fanciful interpretations of scripture, and the many conflicting theories concerning religious faith, that are found in the Christian world are the work of our adversary to confuse minds so that they shall not discern the truth. And the discord and division which exist among the Churches of Christendom are in a great measure due to the prevailing custom of wresting the scriptures to support a favorite theory.
Instead of carefully studying God’s word with humility of heart to obtain a knowledge of his will, many seek only to dis-cover odd or original.