(The following article has been condensed from the writings of the late Bro. Ostis Wilson Jr.)
We often hear it said that it does not matter what people believe if they are sincere in it. Is this so?
No, it is not true, and it is possible for people to be just as sincere in error as to be sincere in truth. God’s Word says, “…God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:” II Thessalonians 2:13. We see here that “belief of the truth” is an essential part of the way and plan God has for us obtaining salvation. II Timothy 4:3-4 says, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” Some of these people are just as sincere and zealous and devoted to their belief as are people who believe the truth.Read more