I like to tell stories, I like to link real life with the Bible in ways that help people think about the Lord, but when it comes down to it, there is one thing I think we all need more than books- Christian or not, stories, other’s thoughts, sermons and teachings, and fellowship. We need to know the Word of God, the Bible.
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. (v.13)
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; (v.14)
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. (v.15)
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (v.16)
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished (fully equipped) unto all good works. (v.17)
These people were more receptive than those in Thessalonica. They were very willing to receive the message, and every day they carefully examined the Scriptures to see if those things were so.
So that, “…no man deceive you by any means...” (2Th. 2:3),
we all need to carefully examine all that we hear and read.