It was only driven by a little old lady on Sundays …

Do you believe this message?

Would you buy the car pictured above (or what’s left of it)?
Fortunately, some messages are so obviously false we aren’t tempted to fall for them. But the truth, or lack thereof, of some messages isn’t always so obvious.
We need to know the truth from what isn’t true, and scripture directs us to determine the difference.
friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You
must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there
are many false prophets in the world.
2 This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God: If a person claiming to be a prophet acknowledges that Jesus Christ came in a real body, that person has the Spirit of God. 3 But
if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth
about Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit
of the Antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed
is already here,”
1 John 4:1-3.
We discover truth in its purest form in the person of Jesus Christ (“Jesus told him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life …” John 14:6a), and obedience to His teaching brings to our lives the results of truth applied.
“31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, ‘You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’,” John 8:21-32.
What is your source of truth?