How do you know what to believe?
It is said in The Bible that the only sources that come from God are what is evident in creation and what The Bible says. Anything outside of that is man reasoned or imagined.
Anything not in The Bible or creation that is done needs to be tested to see if it qualifies as a godly thing to do and not something that will hinder or destroy your faith.
They also cannot be doctrine as they are not in The Bible or creation.
So what are the tests for things not in The Bible?
Is it in The Bible?
If Yes: Then it must obey or agree with what The Bible says it is or it is error and possibly heretical.
If No: Then it must pass all of the following tests. It cannot be doctrine or enforceable on anyone but may be a denominational or church requirement if it does not fail any of the following tests.
Does the Bible infer it is allowable?
If it infers it is allowable you still cannot make doctrine about it but only say it is a possibility and even then it must pass all the other tests below.
Does it express God’s type of Love and build up a person spiritually
Does it give God’s Glory to another?
God said He will not give His Glory to another.
Does it promote The Father, The Holy Spirit, Jesus or His Kingdom or someone else?
Other sources that may help:
What does the Old Testament say about it or its practice?
What do the early Church documents such as The Didache say about it or its practice?
If they pass these test they cannot be doctrine but they can be practises acceptable to God that will not harm your faith in any way.
~ Through Neville Salvetti
Neville Salvetti is a deliverance minister and can be contacted via The Web Pages of Neville Salvetti and at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you desire deliverance or to know how to do it.
Neville have been told to preach three things:
♥ Deliverance ♥ How to Hear The Holy Spirit ♥ How to fight Satan
This is the need of the hour as it demonstrates The Kingdom of God, which is what attracts people to Jesus.