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“Truth or Lies in Doctrine Are like Dandelions:
A Wise Man Knows When to Eat Them or Destroy Them”
While dandelions are a nutritious food, they are also a menace in a beautiful lawn or garden. Their extremely deep roots draw nutritious elements from deep in the earth. The same depth also makes it very hard to get rid of where they are not wanted. Leave a piece of root, and it will grow to the surface again, and again.
How does this analogy relate to knowing the difference between truth and lies? It is in the roots and where they grow. Truth has biblical constraints for control and perfect growth. Lies will grow wherever ignorance of the truth allows them to take root.
One example is in the word, “God.” While it appears to be a good and spiritual word for our Creator, it is also used to denote any kind of supposed deity. Without a personal name to specify who is being discussed in a doctrine, it is impossible to understand doctrines being taught. YHVH (phonetically pronounced YaHavah) is the name of our Creator. This is confirmed in Gen. 1:1 and Gen. 2:4 – “These [are] the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that YHVH Elohim made the earth and the heavens.” The words, LORD God, in the majority of Bibles do not convey the truth; therefore, is easily manipulated.
By the way, the Hebrew Elohim is one of those plural words used primarily as a singular, usually denoting leadership at various levels. For YHVH it is the top level as one over all. For Jesus in Psalm 45, it is King of all kings, Judge of all judges, and High Priest.
No doctrine containing the word, “God”, can be tested with another doctrine containing the word “God.” Why? Because one person’s understanding of it may be different from another person’s understanding. The word is singular, yet, to various people, it could mean one God, two God’s, or three God’s, depending on the doctrines they believe and trust. That is not the way the Bible is meant to be understood.
Another example is in the word “spirit.” Is spirit soul or some power, or ethereal essence? Or is it the person residing in the material body that leaves when the body dies; destination uncertain?
Both words can be weeds or good spiritual food, depending on how and where they grow. Every true believer of Jesus Christ can know the difference between truth and lies of what they think, hear, or see, especially in church doctrine, if they will listen to YaHavah.
All Church doctrine should be perfectly aligned with the Bible (taking original intent into account). Even so, there is an abundance of error with deep roots that need to be pulled out. Hello, Dandelion!
YaHavah promised to be our teacher, counselor, and protector.