creatures, and seem at times to be almost impossible to control. They are aggressive, adapt easily to changing conditions, and multiply so rapidly that an entire section of land can be infested almost overnight.
Spraying the mound with insecticide does no long-term good. The secret is found in using the right kind of ant bait—small pellets which the worker ants carry down to the queen. As she eats the poison, she slowly dies, and when she is dead, there
are no more worker ants produced. In a short while, the entire colony starves to death.
That is how it is with false teachings. Those who lack exposure to God’s Word to
show them what is right lack the ability to discern properly between true and false doctrine. They import it into the heart of the church, thinking it harmless and even good. In the end, people starve to death spiritually, without even realizing what is happening to them.
To prevent this, we should pay very special attention to the Word of God–what it says, what it means, and how we should apply it to our lives. Let us not merely accept what someone says without checking it out for ourselves.
There’s just too much at stake.
--Rocky Henriques, www.uticabc.com