Jesus said that you will detect true doctrine by its affect on a person’s life. He did not encourage pedantic, rationalistic doctrine, but simple, heartfelt childlike faith. If you are tormented today by religious claims that just don’t seem to make sense to you, ask yourself: what is the effect that this belief is having on the people who are preaching it to me? Are they characterized by love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control? If not, ask the Father of Jesus Christ to pour out his Spirit upon you and lead you to the true doctrine, the Good News of Jesus Christ that turns water into wine, thorns into crowns, and death into life.