NOVICE BELIEVERS by steve finnell
There are many believers in Christ that remain novice believers their entire life. If believers never take the time to prayerfully search the Scriptures to find out if what they have been told is the truth they remain in fact, "novice believers."
If you accept at face value everything you have been taught, then you are subject to every false doctrine known to man.
BE LIKE THE JEWS AT BEREA. They were examining the Scriptures daily to see if Paul and Silas were telling them the truth about Jesus The Christ.(Acts 17:10-11)
It would impossible to have hundreds of denominations teaching different ways of being saved, without lifelong novice believers. Those in Berea did not accept multiple interpretations of essential Scriptures.
Novice believers are easy converts for those who pervert the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Those who subject themselves to denominational doctrines, church catechisms, Bible commentaries, or opinions of church leaders without prayerfully searching the Scriptures, will fall prey to false teaching.
God's word is found in the Bible and the Bible alone.
If everyone followed the Scriptures, alone, there be just one church; THE CHURCH OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.