It is not enough for one just to think that he is right. He needs to be 100% certain he is right with God. Every carpenter knows that one measures twice and cuts once. Knowing the certainty of the measurements is essential and necessary for there is no room made for mistakes. The apostle Paul was certain he was right. (2 Tim 1:12) The question is, are you?
Many in religion are not overly concerned about the certainty of the things which they are being taught. Many have been taught that honesty and sincerity is more imperative that being right. This is totally untrue! We should be concerned about the certainty of the things that we are being taught in religion. The Bible warns against our being spoiled through philosophy and vain deceit (Col. 2:8), our minds being corrupted from the simplicity which is in Christ (2 Cor. 11:3) and our being deceived by false teachers (Mt. 7:15).
Have you been taught that one church is as good as another, (Mt 16:18) that salvation is by faith only, (Jam 2:24) that a child of God can’t fall from grace (Gal 5:4) or that one does not have to be baptized in order to be saved? (Mk 16:16) Did you measure these things by what the Bible teaches to determine the certainty of them or were you content to accept them as true just because you heard some preacher say that they are taught in the Bible? Perhaps you accept these falsehoods just because your family and friends went down that broad path which so many before them traveled? (Mt 7:13)
Our soul is our most precious possession and for that reason we need to be concerned about the certainty of the things that we believe. Dare we wait until we stand before God to show us the exact same scripture and to hear the words, “I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.” (Mt 7:23)