Jesus claimed to be the “bread of life” (John 6:35 NASU). When we share with others the claim that Jesus made about being the “bread of life” we have presented the truth to them. Sometimes the bread that we present to others is tainted. It does not contain the full truth. It is not until we eat it that we are aware that it was laced with poison. When we find out about the poison we choose to throw the entire piece of bread away.
We do not have to do that. There is a true bread of life. We need to be able to recognize the parts of the bread that are good and those that are bad. Sometimes there is mold on the bread. We can avoid the mold without condemning the entire piece of bread. Once again there is a tendency however to throw the entire piece of bread away.
This is what happens to people when they become disillusioned. Frustration sets in. They actually become somewhat resentful of the person that tainted their bread even though the person that taught them incorrectly didn’t do it intentionally.
We expect teachers to know everything. This is why we get upset when someone that shows us the truth in one area eventfully teaches us something that is not true in another area. We need to understand that nobody knows everything. We should realize that well meaning people can become deceived. The fact that they are deceived in one area does not mean that they are deceived in all areas.
We are responsible for what we believe. In our quest for truth we may have to admit to ourselves that we have believed things that are not true. Let's not let our pride stop us from admitting when we have believed something that is not true.