I would like to encourage always a Scriptural celebration. Thus, it is important that we rely on what is written to determine what we preach! Therefore, I admonish all to beware of false doctrine or worldly tradition which I call "Cherished Illusions."
We may have all heard people embellish or exaggerate verses and texts of the Bible. Often, this occurs because of ignorance or negligence. I have termed those erroneous ideas adopted, by believers and unbelievers alike, as "Cherished Illusions." While it is possible for even the saints to be drawn into holding on to explanations of those who teach what they do not understand, I know, too, that the saints will let go of concepts or opinions that are contrary to the Word of God. Ultimately, the saints will hear the Truth and let go of those ideas or philosophies that are opposed to the Truth and opposed to God. This is because saints receive the Scriptures of The Holy Bible willingly desirous of being right with God, not man. The Holy Spirit moves us to acknowledge what God has written upon our hearts by the words that are written in His Word. Thus, many of the saints, who have submitted to the teaching of those who rightly divide the Scriptures, will have abandoned those things that are better left among those who Cherish Illusions. Equally, as clear as the saints will hear, so those who do not hear will hold to lies they understand without any godly reasoning or regard for the Truth of God.
The saints, seek the unadulterated Word. However, the unenlightened or wicked of the world, who reject God and deny the Word of Truth, will always prefer the wisdom of this world. Although they would choose to believe that they alone have determined a viable alternative to Truth, they can only imagine what God has, in fact, chosen for them to believe. God has chosen their delusions and will bring their fears upon them!
Isaiah 66:4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
Delusions - OT:8586 - ta`aluwl (tah-al-ool'); fromOT:5953; caprice (as a fit coming on), i.e. vexation; concretely a tyrant: KJV - babe, delusion.
Thus, "Cherished Illusions," abandoned by saints, will, however, remain the non-biblical explanations of the unenlightened. For the unbeliever, those "Cherished Illusions," are more appropriately referred to as their "Cherished Delusions." They are figments of the imaginations of ungodly men and merely delusions sent from God unto those who are without hope in the world.