I remember some of my profs at Bible College telling me how some people would get caught up in some of the craziest, pointless conversations about faith. Yes, there where arguements about how many angels could sit on the head of a pin.
Matthew 23:23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others."
Ever heard the saying, "Keep the main thing the main thing?" or "Don't major on minors?" Jesus is chewing out these religious eliteists for missing the whole point about their faith. While they were faithful to give a tenth of the spices they raised in their garden, they ignored how people were treating each other.
So how do you protect yourself from this kind of nonsense?
#1 - Follow spiritual leadership that makes ones relationship with Jesus a priority and then allows that relationship to oversee all their other relationships.
#2 - Understand the big picture about God before you try to understand some of His will. You will have a hard time understanding things like the church, prophecy, and life if you don't understand Him first.
#3 - Believe that God is bigger than your doubts. Many people discourage them selves from hearing the truth because they don't believe that God's truth is known to mankind anymore. Know that God can take care of His truth
PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me to understand You better today. AMEN