The Need to Evaluate Truth

Watchman Nee has written some excellent instructions regarding the danger of emptying one’s mind and being passive in receiving truth. He says: “Should anyone allow his heart to cease thinking, searching, and deciding and to no longer check his experience and action against the Bible, he is practically inviting Satan to invade his mind and deceive him (The Spiritual Man, 72).” This truth counters the tendency among those pious ones who claim truth primarily through impressions, which they claim are from the Holy Spirit. We have the right to question such assertions and to measure what is said by God’s Word. Nee states further: “In the desire to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit many of the Lord’s people feel they do not need to measure, investigate, and judge by the light of the Bible all thoughts which seemingly come from God (Ibid.).”

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