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Many Christians claim they believe in biblical authority and even say that it is without errors but when it comes to obeying it, they often ignore what the Bible says and listen to human authority. The Bible warns us about false teachers and those who teach human thoughts and ways. “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” (1 John 4:1-3 KJV) We need to test all things to determine what is good and right. Then we need to commit to do what the Bible says. God will help us to use the standards of Scripture to make the right decisions. We need to test ourselves and see where humanism has come into our lives. “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” (2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV) The Bible gives us many examples where God’s authority was ignored. We can go to the beginning when Eve was presented with two different options and she chose to listen to Satan. “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” (Genesis 3:1-6 KJV) Adam and Eve knew what was right but they chose to do what was wrong. The Bible says: “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Genesis 2:16-17 KJV) People listen to false teachers because they tell them what they want to hear. People want things that make them feel good; things that make them happy (for the time being) and they ignore what God says. Other examples in the Bible is when Cain did not give the sacrifice God asked for and his disobedience led him to commit murder. (Genesis 4) Saul is another example of following his desires instead of God’s. (1 Samuel 15) When we disobey God we are separated from God. We cannot pick and choose what we want to obey. If God is going to be our ultimate authority, then we need to seek His Word in all things.