This is why it’s necessary for us to pay more attention to what we have heard, or else we may drift away from it. 2 If the message that was spoken by angels was reliable, and every offense and act of disobedience received an appropriate consequence, 3 how will we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? It was first announced through the Lord, and then it was confirmed by those who heard him. 4 God also vouched for their message with signs, amazing things, various miracles, and gifts from the Holy Spirit, which were handed out the way he wanted. (Hebrews 2:1-4, CEB)
What we have heard or been taught is important to our understanding of who we are in Christ.
Yet I also remember the my Old Testament Professor in seminary told us the very first day of class, “Everything you have learned is a lie and I’m going to teach you the truth.” Which also reminds me of the great line from the classic movie, Return of the Jedi, “What I told was the truth, from a certain point of view…”
We all come to everything from the point of view we are in, and that point of view is based on what we have learned and what we were taught as we grew. But here again we can not beat ourselves up for not knowing then what we know now, or be afraid to let go of what we learned because that was the best those who were teaching us could do for us. God helps us all to grow deeper in faith and following as we grow in age.
Always do you best to love as you go and give yourself space and others space to know that change is needed and has to happen.
Love People, Love God.