We don’t need to start from scratch when interpreting the Bible. The church has well defined, well defended, and well established doctrine that has been established over the many centuries since Christ’s resurrection and ascension. We need to know and understand these truths and avoid at all costs becoming opponents of God’s church—heretics who hold strange teachings disconnected from Scripture. Of course, no one ever plans to become a heretic, but it still happens. Here are three things that can help keep you on God’s Scripture-obeying path.