An Open Mind

Repetition of doctrine does not make it truth: that makes it vanity.
Acceptance of doctrine by the visible “church” does not make it truth: that makes it ecclesiasticism.
Age of doctrine does not make it truth: that makes it tradition.

The child of God must have an open mind toward the Lord and His Word, willing to cast aside the most cherished of teachings if proved untrue by the Word. Much grace is needed to accept a radical change of doctrine, but the joy our Lord gives when the authority of His Word is accepted, rather than the teachings of men, operates within us in a tremendously powerful and satisfying fashion. It is powerful enough to counteract the persecution that comes to those that align themselves fully with Him, and it is satisfying enough to outweigh any material or other inducements that may be offered to swerve the child of God from his course of fidelity to the Lord.

John H Kessler
The Church Which Is His Body, and the Bride the Lamb’s Wife
Philadelphia Bible Testimony (1938)
Bible Student’s Press (Reprinted 2007)

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