Never, never, never eat pancakes. They will make you sick.
Come to think of it, don’t eat strawberries, broccoli, chicken or chocolate. These have all made me sick as well.
It’s the truth. Eating these foods will make you vomit. I’m the living proof.
Do you see the danger of determining truth by personal experience? There could have been many reasons why eating these food made me sick, but I’ve also eaten them many other times and I didn’t get sick.
Pop Christianity has created a danger where people assume that because “it” happened it must be spiritual truth. Who cares what the Bible says; personal experience trumps clear Biblical statement.
- George lost weight by eating a $60 magic powder from a secret recipe contained in Matthew 5:16.
- The evangelist prayed for me and the Holy Spirit made me fall on the ground with uncontrollable laughter.
- In Rome I bought a bottle of the virgin Mary’s tears, and I’ve had good luck ever since.
- Sally dreamed about a train passing through the hole in a donut and said it was a message from God about my job.
Christianity is essentially a faith of the Book. Christianity is a faith based on divine revelation called the Bible, which supersedes human reasoning and personal experience. We know God because the Bible reveals Him; truth is what God reveals in the Bible.
If our experiences determine truth, then anything can pass under the name of Christianity and truth. Either the Bible is our sole foundation for faith and practice, or we’re just another religious cult.
To the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who have known the truth, because of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever (2 John 1 and 2).