Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.
So what is your opinion about having a pastor and being a part of a local church? What about tithing, unforgiveness, speaking in tongues, sharing the gospel, etc? The truth is it doesn’t matter what our opinion may be about things that the Bible is clear about. What many believers don’t understand is that when you choose to have your own opinion about what is clear in scripture, this will hinder your ability to walk in Bible faith.
Sad to say many don’t really understand Bible faith, and yet we are told to live by faith. Many who think they are really are not. A key to Bible faith is getting settled in your heart once and for all that whatever God said is Truth, and our opinion really doesn’t matter. You see even though many know scripture teaches that by the stripes of Jesus we are healed, yet they don’t act as if that is actually true. Their confession reveals that they don’t actually believe such scriptures because if they did they would agree with God’s Word and only speak in line with God’s Word.
Back to the main point. When you take simple things that I mentioned above and choose to have your own opinion about such things, choosing to not act upon them, this will hinder your ability to walk by faith in the promises of God. You are not taking His Word as final authority, but instead choose to see things “your way”. Doing so puts you in disagreement with God. His Word is settled in heaven and for all eternity, and therefore it doesn’t matter what we think about it. If we will choose to take all of God’s Word as our final authority and therefore walk in the light of that Word, we will learn to walk by faith and not by sight.