There is plenty of false doctrine floating around Christianity that will waste your time.
If you can see the smoke it will be easier to avoid the fire.
For example, if a doctrine can only be taught if the Bible is retranslated then turn around and walk away. You do not want to be burnt by these false teachings.
These doctrines are easy to spot, because normally there are clear Bible verses contrary to them. If you know your Bible, you will immediately try to respond with a clear contrary verse.
However, the false teacher expects this response, because his doctrine depends upon retranslating the Bible to match their hidden teaching.
Their response will be, “that is translated wrong”, “it’s a mistranslation”, “it’s a mistake”, and then retranslate the verse to say the opposite of your Bible.
When you see this happening, yell…’Fire!’ Anything can be taught from the Bible if we change enough words.
I would not trust a man’s doctrine that does not respect God to preserve his words.
Right doctrine will never require you to sacrifice your Bible.
For His glory,
Justin Curtis Johnson