In Acts 17:11, Paul preached at Berea and Scriptures tell us the Bereans were more noble than those in Thessalonica in that they received the word with all readiness of mind and searched the scriptures daily whether those things were true. Are we searching the Scriptures to see what God’s truth is or living by what man tell us what is God given truth?
Perhaps we allow emotions to hinder us from telling others the truth. But when it comes to the Doctrine of Jesus, we must preach and teach the whole truth from book, chapter and verse. When this happens there is no controversy because God said what He said without asking our input. If we sit back and take a look at the state of this world, why would He ask?
As free moral agents, we have been given the freedom to choose to obey, or disobey Him, but know there will be consequences on the Judgment Day. I am striving to stay within the walls of the Living God who holds the faith of my soul in His hand. “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts and see if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way of everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23-24).
We cannot straddle the fence. Are we teaching about Jesus in truth and love, or are teaching what pleases itching ears? Are we causing others to leave the faith? If someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough. (2 Corinthians 11:4)