Should we examine our Bible beliefs? According to the exhortation given by the Governing Body, the answer is a deafening, 'Yes!!'
Here it is;
w91 4/8 p. 23 - "Test your beliefs against God’s Word. Honest self-examination, comparing your beliefs with the Scriptures, will help you determine if your faith will pass the all-important test of God’s approval."
w01 4/15 p. 21 - "Thus, true Christians do not need to look to any human as the source of inspired revelation. They are careful not to ‘make the word of God invalid’ because of human tradition."
w64 4/1 p. 195 - " How can you put your religion to the test? By using the Bible as your measuring rod. That is the rule beside which you can put the doctrines and practices of your religion to see if they measure up to God’s standards. Extremely helpful, too, is the discussing of Bible doctrine and religious practice with those who have made a serious study of the Bible—Jehovah’s witnesses."
Jesus and Jehovah never contradicted themselves, so why do those who claim to be directed by God, contradict themselves,andGod's Word?????
km 9/07 p. 3 Question Box - "Does "the faithful and discreet slave" endorse independent groups of Witnesses who meet together to engage in Scriptural research or debate?"—Matt. 24:45, 47. - "No, it does not."
Doesn't Almighty God commend the Beroeans for doing so? (Acts 17:11)
Doesn't Almighty God command us to do so ? (1 John 4:1)
Weren't false teachers going to arise from amongst us, so how would we be able to identify them? For all we know, the ones telling us not to examine what we believe, could be the very ones we were warned about!! (Matt. 24:24; 1 Tim. 4:1; 2 Thess. 2:4) Truth does not fear examination, it welcomes it!!
Shame on anyone who tries to intimidate true Christians from searching into "the deep things of God". They sin against the Spirit.
"We must obey God as ruler, rather than men" and "not go beyond the things writ ten."