People might wonder how I could have stayed in UBF all those years? How could I have believed something so stupid for so long?
The honest truth is I never believed it, I simply assumed the people meant something intelligent
Whenever they talked about the Bible teaching to obey people, I simply assumed they meant the Bible teaches to obey certain people unless ______. But they actually meant the Bible teaches to obey certain people no matter what.
The curse of knowledge is a cognitive bias that occurs when an individual, communicating with other individuals, unknowingly assumes that the others have the background to understand. For example, in a classroom setting, teachers have difficulty teaching novices because they cannot put themselves in the position of the student. A brilliant professor might no longer remember the difficulties that a young student encounters when learning a new subject. This curse of knowledge also explains the danger behind thinking about student learning based on what appears best to faculty members, as opposed to what has been verified with students.
Accessed online on 2018 January 20
Here is a good exercise to do with your one to one Bible teacher to see if they believe
1 I should obey certain people unless _____
2 Or I should obey certain people always
If they say choice number one above hold them accountable to it every time they ask you to do something or feel God is leading that you should do something
In the link below are more detailed instructions
Duplicate copy of this article on my blog below