For an online marketer to convince others that his business is legitimate, he needs to show proof of his earnings.
Likewise, to justify our faith, we neither read or hear it from a servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God by quoting to us the written word of God as proof and so we may never contradict nor resist.
Isaiah 34:16 “ Search from the book of the LORD, and read: Not one of these shall fail; Not one shall lack her mate. For My mouth has commanded it, and His Spirit has gathered them.
It is a complete arsenal for the man of God and no other books or references of any source may be used whatsoever .
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
The word of God is also our basis to test the spirit of prophets who come to us and preach.
1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Just take note of their doctrines for it is in the teachings that we may know them.
John 7:17-18 If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority. He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.
Looking at the signs above, they ask, where's your God now? I said, It is Him, the dont's , the no's and the prohibitions. Those are the signs I saw when I think of leaving Him because I have nowhere to go.
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, Whether good or evil.