As it happens, being human and subject to available facts at the time, we are most often wrong as our judgments and perceptions are only built around whatever data is available to us at the time. This is not exactly a comforting thought as most people like to at least think our thoughts and behaviors are based on a sound and rational system of logic.
Even in interpreting the Bible, we are confined to the best interpretation available and must assign ourselves to distant our thoughts from our preconceived notions and ideas.
Regardless of our intentions, we nonetheless manage to mutilate our efforts as we piece together wisdom from one chapter or one book or another to formulate whatever of organized thought we had in mind. In other words, we tend to piece together a series of actions to scope the information into one complete organism of action and sequence. This is profound when we do it with the four synoptic gospels. In reality, we ‘force’ the information to fit our scheme of things and this is a distorted truth that is probably more wrong than correct.
In short, most things in our view with life and likely more wrong than right. Thus, most of our precepts, our values are engrained with a loose system of faith and presumptions.
And as our perceptions change from day to day and from year to year, we also approach the universe differently than from previous days or ages. And as we age, most of us believe our previous views were more or less immature or otherwise viewed as wrong.
Because of this, in the past we relied more on a system of elders to balance out the views of the youth. A more well seasoned individual was supposedly wiser and possessed a knowledge more subject to time.
Today’s generations tend to move away from that concept and rely instead on more ‘instant’ information and thus, I think are subject to even more error than those of the past.
Nonetheless, the result will at least be the same: we will continue to believe in wrong realities and now will not be checked by the knowledge of our progenitors and elders.
The real shame and crime here is that people will be content in being wrong and in being satisfied that the answers gleaned are sufficient and good enough to strive forward. However, we must remember that our wrongness can never be good enough for the large measure of truth we search for in life and in Scriptures. In the end, our quest is for the truth and for the peace given as a result. To all of this, the only answer that is succinct enough is that of our Lord, Jesus. In him, we ferret out the truth and enjoy the peace given to us by the salvation of His grace. And in that, He is never wrong.