Why is this so scary?
I saw this statement in the comments section of a blog last week?
“Not having had any formal biblical training, I cannot exegete anything, so I’ll leave that to the likes of Lyndon.”
(Lyndon is the owner of the blog where I saw the comment)
This kind of situation is heartbreaking and frustrating. It highlights what I see is one of the biggest problems affecting the wider church today. People are not confident (or willing?) enough to search the scriptures for themselves or to seek the Holy Spirit’s help in understanding scripture.
They think others are more qualified and therefore they place their trust in men (who they don’t necessarily know) who they assume are better equipped to explain scripture to them.
As a result they open themselves to all kinds of false teaching.