Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:20-22 NIV
Everyone between the ages of 18 and 54 at the time they apply for citizenship must take a citizenship test. Citizenship and Immigration Canada uses the test to determine if you have adequate knowledge of Canada and the content in the official study guide. If you are 55 or older when you apply, you do not have to take the test. If you turn 55 during the processing of your application, you still have to take the test since you were under 55 when you signed your application.
The world has always been filled with a myriad of religions. There is within the heart of every human being a longing for the spiritual, for the divine, for that which is greater than ourselves. We are the only part of God’s creation that has a sense of eternity. That shouldn’t surprise us – the Bible says that we are created in the image of God and when God created our first parents, He breathed His life into them. So human beings long for a relationship with our Creator. The result is that there are a variety of religious and spiritual systems in our world – created by human beings trying to have their spiritual hunger filled. This is what makes the Christian faith unique. It is not a human religious system – it is God’s plan to reach out to His creation. The Bible warns us not to listen to those who are not speaking on behalf of the one true God. 1 Thessalonians 5:20-22 says, “Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.” Truth is found in Christ alone. Listen to Him.
These have been words from the heart.