Do we believe Biblical truths over convenient truths? What is the difference anyways? It seems like more and more, Christians are confusing the two.
When we think of Biblical truths, they should be truths found in the Bible. Scripture will lay out what God's will is for the situation. When we seek God's guidance, we dive into prayer and scripture. The combination of prayer and scripture gets us into focus with what God wants for our life.
Convenient truths, on the other hand, are man-made. These truths are what we want and desire, apart what God wants for us in our lives. We cling to these situations because of our selfish desires, not because God is leading us in this direction.
John 16:13 “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.”
Does the Spirit guide us in the truths of God? If we cannot find a Bible based solution for our questions or troubles, then how can we say they are Biblical truths?
What separates Biblical truths from convenient truths?
The simplest way I can explain this is that Biblical truths lead us to God while convenient truths don't. As Christians, we need to carefully examine whether or intentions are that of God or that of the world. Putting our feelings over God's word is a recipe for disaster.
1 Corinthians 10:31-32 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God.”
Are we causing others to stumble when we push our agenda of inconvenient truths? We should be following Biblical truths that are for the glory of God. When we selfishly try to make things benefit us, we are causing a divide with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Our selfishness does not engage others in a Biblical way. We end up pushing others away from God and giving the Satan what he wants.
What we consider convenient truths are not really truths at all. They are just our selfish desires to promote something as fact when it clearly isn't.