“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3)
Unless you spend time studying the Word of God, in fact, unless you spend time searching for which version of the Scriptures is actually the Word of God, you will have no foundation firm enough to build a life pleasing to the Lord.
I was not led to the King James Bible by men who were unlearned, but by those who had done diligent studying of many of the offered “Bibles” out there, and I did not just take their word for it, I have done much research of my own and have come to the conclusion by the Holy Spirit that it is indeed the best and only representation of the inerrant Word of God. “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” (John 17:17)
Without unquestionable truth, no foundation can be laid that will last, whether it be another religious organization, a cult, or the unlearned man on the street, Hebrews 4:12 stands as truth, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” The arguments, debates if you prefer to be politically correct, do not need to go on for days, but can be satisfied simply by the Word of God, and it does not matter one bit what the subject matter is, the Word of God always prevails.
I firmly believe that all those who sit in the pews of the so-called churches that do not preach the inerrant Word of God are either not searching the Scriptures for themselves against that which they currently believe or have been blinded by Satan. In either case, the fault is theirs. Any missionary, no matter if it is a man of God sent with the Word of God, or the one sent by a cult, which is what in all honesty all those who will not submit to the will of God are, knows that the first one to a group of people has the upper hand, if they are willing to listen, they can be converted to believe almost anything. In nearly every one of them not only is the fear of being ostracized from their family members pressed upon them, but the loss of whatever prize is offered them when they die will be lost.
Fear is the key with every religious organization. “And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.” (Deut. 31:8) Love is what we speak of when we reach out not only to those who are not associated with any cult, but to those who are also well grafted into one, for one tenant almost always stands as truth in these pseudo-religious systems, some form of work must be continuously performed to appease the god they are offering to the one who has been deceived by them. Without this work, or continuation in a series of them, they will lose the benefits of all they have been told of, and the leaders of the wisest of these cults will attempt to ensure that they alone hold the power to determine the end fate of a man.
Fear, fear has always been the key to these places of sin. I mean this in no disrespect to our Lord, but I believe that He left certain parts of His Word open-ended, if you will, allowing those who will not diligently seek His face the opportunity to be deceived, not intentionally and with malice, but so that those who desire nothing more than Christ will indeed search for Him continuously.
Ephesians 2:8-9 leaves no doubt as to how a man is saved, yet those who will not accept this will attempt to pull other verses out of context, and always failing, for all they offer is the only alternative to grace, works.
To keep men in some form of bondage to sin is the main focus of Satan, the father of lies, and all those that stand behind a pulpit and speak of anything less than grace, that profess that there is some work we must perform for our salvation, that which the Lord Jesus Christ did on the cross was not sufficient for the salvation of the soul of a man, serve their father Satan. “For many are called, but few are chosen.” (Matt. 22:14) Few are chosen because they will not seek for the truth that can only be found in Christ. Eve was deceived, yet was still held accountable for her actions.