Did you know that twisters are formed by hot and cold air combining together? These different temperatures cause a violent rotating column of air that can produce massive destruction for those within its path. Structures and cars may be thrown by its power and homes destroyed in one sweep. These twisters are dangerous to human life. There are also twisters of Scripture, people, who can cause eternal damage to the body of Christ if allowed to.
What makes twisters so dangerous is that they use the same elements that bring comfort. You have many twisters of Scripture that don’t attend church at all, but speak as though they do. They wrestle with difficult passages of Scripture. They are untaught and unstable. Peter says “You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard lest, being carried away by the error of unprincipled men, you fall from your own steadfastness, but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:17-18).
Twisters of Scripture will tell you church is not necessary in spite of Hebrews 10:24-25 which reads “And let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching.” What is the motivation of the person who teaches that church is unnecessary? Is it for your benefit? Or is it a distraction to keep you from gaining strength in numbers? The devil is tricky.
Everyone knows that when you remove a single burning coal from other coals that single coal becomes cold. As soon as you return the coal with the other coals, the chill is removed and the heat restored. Even though there are false teachers and Scripture twisters our greatest strength is in our unity. Don’t forsake church because of twisters of Scripture and what you assume as false pretenders, because at the end of the day you will be the one alone with no brothers or sisters in Christ to receive love from. Better a close friend than a brother far away. The greatest asset you will ever have is friendship with believers in Jesus.
Show some love and watch out for those who are trying to get you disconnected from the church. Their advice contradicts God’s word and we know the end result of that.