My Musings – In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about litmus test – a test in which a single factor (such as an attitude, event, or fact) is decisive. If there is a God, then His Word (the Bible) should be decisive in all matters of faith, conduct and morality. It’s a living (not dead or obsolete), active (not deactivated) document. It can determine the finest points of contention, penetrating to the heart of the matter, exposing what might not be so evident on the surface (inner thoughts and attitudes behind outward words and actions).
My Advice – When the issue to be considered is important, you want resources that are authoritative. Opinions are a dime a dozen and there are a multitude of self-appointed “authorities.” Consult God’s Word on matters great and small in all questions concerning faith, conduct and morality. It is the only authoritative source document that is above reproach.