I will seek what the Lord gives me to seek and understand. I fear no delusion if His Spirit leads me. Few would understand the levels of delusion I have been rescued from, and the depths of utter lies and depravity. I fear no false doctrine, no spirit of man or devil in my search for the truth. God does NOT permit me to read anything false without warning me in my spirit repeatedly. I will seek the truth and never yield from seeking it until all vestiges of the traditions of men are removed from me by His grace. FOR THIS I KNOW FOR CERTAIN: That the truth sets me free. And I KNOW when I find the truth BECAUSE it sets me free. AND I KNOW the truth because it illuminates ALL THE REST OF SCRIPTURE. I have said this a lot, but perfect love casts out fear. My God in whom I trust will deliver me from any and all lies, even those that find a small crack to take root in my mind for a time. He HAS delivered me and will continue to do so, FEAR OF LIES is no reason to shy away from seeking the truth. Those who fear to challenge the traditions of men by ignoring the diligent search of truth are destined to be bound by the lies they choose to remain in.
Thank you so much for the link. I have read almost all of part one. It is very well done and objective. I wrote down the following thoughts as I read through what I have so far:
-Zeal without knowledge produces false doctrines and error (man's current concept of HELL)
-People perish for lack of knowledge
-Ignorance, apathy and holding to the traditions of men is a strong root of unbelief. Learning to learn comes from trusting the Lord, not holding to dogmas, but daring to wait on Him until the truth is revealed. So few have the patience for this. They want answers more than they want to learn trust and receive bread from Him who alone can give it.
For which the Scripture says Add to your faith virtue, and virture knowledge and to knowledge patience....
They that received not the love of (searching out) the truth have strong delusion sent upon them. Parroting doctrines and traditions of men and demons only increases wrath, for does not James say that if we have more teachers, we shall incur a stricter judgment? And to be slow to speak...? I fear that many do not understand the value of holding the tongue on things they know not, and did not receive from God.
Therefore, if any man speak, let it be as the oracles of God...? And for every careless word we will be held accountable...?? Shall we parrot a doctrine of hell long held by traditions of men without searching the Scriptures diligently? Did not God say to the Israelites to eradicate ALL who lived in the land of promise, and not to compromise any?
Let it not be found in any of us that we promoted doctrines of men through ignorance or lack of desire to know the truth, OR EVEN fear of being taken by deceit. Let us not fear to seek the truth and to learn Christ Jesus, especially when such good sources of knowledge as you linked are presented. For certainly, the tools to learn the truth (the Spirit and the mind) are given for such. Even the mentally impaired, while having difficulty learning, do not often fall into the trap of trying to teach something they know nothing of, and hence will be judged more leniently.
EDIT: My faith is in CHRIST not a doctrine of hell. If a false doctrine of hell has to go because it is false, Christ remains.
EDIT 2: I forgot to mention that part of my thank you is for the fact that I have had these thoughts the last few days, and I feel it was the Spirit in me causing me to groan for the truth. I really do consider this to be a piece of work from the Lord that can be judged through prayer and waiting on Him after reviewing it.
I have been through so much falsehood that the way He leads me in seeking truth is to wait on Him and wait on Him. I am not able to just pick up any and every book and try to distill it with my intellect, and sort out the good from the bad. I wait for Him to show me what to read, and I follow Him. Any errors that begin to take root He removes after only a brief time, because my heart is for Him alone. I learned in "Bible" college the error of reading anything and everything that looks good. The Spirit is very clear with me in this matter, I have learned to discern good and evil from undergoing more pain because of my errors than I would care to discuss.