“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”2 Timothy 2:15
Any person wishing to be an authority in any field has to undergo a period of training. When we see a doctor we like to see their qualification, and therefore they usually display their degree in plain sight for patients to see. Most doctors start off as a member of their school first aid team but then enrol in medical degree course. Likewise a scientist may have started of showing an interest in science and doing some home experiments but then later on get a qualification in the field of science.
If we have to undergo training to function as servants in the physical realm of existence, it makes sense that we should spend time gaining expert knowledge concerning the matters of the spiritual realm. There are many books available to cater to very kind of religion. There are about 4200 different religions in the world. Each religion adheres to the teachings of specific books. The Baha’I teach from The Seven Valleys and The Four Valleys; Buddhism teach from Tipitaka; Christianity teach from the Christian Bible; Hinduism teach from The Vedas and The Upanishads; Islam teach from The Quran and The Hadiths; Jainism teach from The Agamas ; Judaism teach from the Tanakh and the Talmud; Satanism teach from the Satanic Bible; Shintoism teach from Kojiki; Sikhism teach from Guru Granth Sahib; Taoism teach from Dao De Jing; Wicca teach from The Book of Shadows; Zoroastrianism teach from the Avesta, to name but a few religions and their sacred texts.
Would you trust a doctor’s advice if he only read a small portion of a medical book? Likely not!! If you believe that you are spirit and that you will continue to live when you leave your fleshly body, take time out to research what the possible outcomes of your convictions are.
The more we learn the better we are equipped to become the best version of yourselves. We are all guided by our inner belief system and moral compass. Folklore are passed down through generations. Certain stories hold truths while other stories make no sense what so ever.
There was once a lady who always cut of a portion of the leg of lamb before she cooked it. When her husband asked her why she did that, she replied that her mother did it that way. Eventually they called up the mother to ask why she did it that way. The mother said she did it that way because the grandmother did it that way. So they called up the grandmother and enquired as to why she did it that way. So the grandmother explained that her oven dish was very small and she had to cut a piece of so that the leg of lamb would fit….
When we never ask why and never take time to learn, we continue in folly.