“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” (Proverbs 16:25).
Thankfully, when it comes to living the life of faith, we are not left to our own whimsical desires, subjective emotions, and intuitive judgements. In fact, faith cannot be rightly lived outside the teachings of scripture. As aliens and sojourners, the church must be diligent, alert, and on her guard against the values and beliefs of the host culture that seek to inculcate us into its accommodating views. Paul makes it abundantly clear that secular thought and biblical teachings are unequally yoked, and can never be common bedfellows (2 Corinthians 6:14).