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YOU SHALL NOT REMOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR'S LANDMARK Deuteronomy 19:14 You shall not remove your neighbor's landmark, which the men of old have set, in your inheritance which you will inherit in the land that the Lord your God is giving you to possess. Background Before surveying equipment, iron pins, computerized records, and GPS; Before there was barbed wire fencing; Posts, rocks, and trees were used to mark the corners of property boundaries A thief could move or remove a marker and steal property Background These warning are found in several places in the Bible – in addition to our text Deuteronomy 27:17 Job 24:2 Proverbs 23:10 Even today – there are no fences in Israel There are landmarks of the faith once delivered They should not be moved or altered The Text Deuteronomy 19:14 You shall not remove your neighbor's landmark, which the men of old have set, in your inheritance which you will inherit in the land that the Lord your God is giving you to possess. To move a marker is to steal property Each tribe divided its territory for each family On Jubilee the land returned to the original family Simple Lesson The Bible is filled with broad general principles that can be applied in many areas of life Love your neighbor Be kind one to another The parables of Jesus take actual and literal events to teach us spiritual lessons Spiritual Landmarks Truth And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32 Spiritual Landmarks 6 I marvel that you are turning away Truth so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different Gospel gospel, 7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:6-8 Spiritual Landmarks 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, Truth rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering Gospel and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure Bible sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 2 Timothy 4:2-4 Spiritual Landmarks 18 For I testify to everyone who hears Truth the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these Gospel things, God will add to him the Bible plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Revelation 22:18-19 Spiritual Landmarks Truth There is also an antitype Gospel which now saves us-- baptism (not the removal of Bible the filth of the flesh, but the Baptism answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 1 Peter 3:21 Spiritual Landmarks Truth Then Peter said to them, Gospel "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the Bible name of Jesus Christ for the Baptism remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38 Spiritual Landmarks Truth Then Jesus said to him, Gospel "Away with you, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship Bible the Lord your God, and Him Baptism only you shall serve.' " Worship Matthew 4:10 Spiritual Landmarks Truth And these will go away into Gospel everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal Bible life." Baptism Matthew 25:46 Worship Eternity Spiritual Landmarks Truth 6 And He said to me, "It is done! Gospel I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the Bible End. I will give of the fountain Baptism of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7 He who Worship overcomes shall inherit all Eternity things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. Revelation 21:6-7 Spiritual Landmarks Truth 8 But the cowardly, Gospel unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually Bible immoral, sorcerers, Baptism idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake Worship which burns with fire and Eternity brimstone, which is the second death." Revelation 21:8 Conclusion DON'T MOVE THE LANDMARKS 1.TRUTH does not change or shift 2.GOSPEL must not be changed or moved 3.BIBLE remains the Word of God 4.WORSHIP is not adjusted for our liking 5.ETERNITY – Heaven and Hell are real and forever!
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