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									2. Will the majority of people be ultimately saved?
   (Matthew 7:13-14)
3. Therefore, should the majority of people be trusted as
   our guide to heaven?
                                                            God's Standard for the
                    God's Standard?
                                                            Church and Our Lives
1. What was the solution during Jeremiah's time when
   people were following their own way? (Jeremiah
2. By what standard will we be judged in the last day?

                                                                                         Bible Study
   (John 12:48)
3. Therefore, what standard should we use today (John
   6:68; I Peter 4:11)

  The Bible is God's Word and Standard for Today
                                                            Answers from the Pages of God's Word about:
1. How does God speak to us today? (Hebrews 1:1-2)
2. How much of the truth was to be revealed to Jesus'
   apostles and prophets? (John 14:26; 16:13)
3. How much truth was actually revealed? (I                  Exploring the Reasons and Remedies for Religious
   Corinthians 2:16; II Peter 1:2-3; Jude 1:3)                                   Division
4. Today, how can we access their knowledge?
   (Ephesians 3:3-5; II Timothy 3:16-17)
5. What is our standard today and how do we use it? (II
   Timothy 2:15; James 1:22-25)                                     Web-Site:
6. What penalty is associated with wandering away from              E-mail:
   the standard? (Matthew 7:21-27; Galatians 1:6-9)
                 Introductory Reflection                    3. And, did Paul’s past sins violate his conscience at the
                                                               time of commission? (Acts 23:1)
1. What does the word "Christian" mean?                     4. Why did Paul’s conscience not warn him while he
                                                               committed horrendous sins? (I Timothy 1:13-16)
2. Do you consider yourself a Christian?
                                                            5. Therefore, should any man's conscience, even
3. What do you believe should be the standard for a
                                                               someone else's sincere conscience be our guide?
   Christian's life and the activities of a local church?
4. Why do you think so many Christians, local churches,
   and denominations have different morals and beliefs?               Church Traditions as our Pattern?

    Sources of Division and Departure from God's            1. Do most churches have traditions?
                       Standard                             2. Is it wrong to have traditions?
                                                            3. When does it become wrong for churches to have
1. Does God approve of religious division? (I                  traditions? (Matthew 15:1-9)
   Corinthians 1:10-13; John 17:20-23)                      4. Should church traditions be our supreme standard?
2. How did some determine right and wrong during the
   time of the Old Testament Judges? (Judges 17:6)
                                                                           The Opinions of Parents?
3. What standard did some people use according to the
   prophet Isaiah? (Isaiah 65:2)
4. According to Jesus, what faulty basis did the            1. Whose teaching was the source of Paul's ignorant, but
   Pharisees use for transgressing God’s command?              sinful persecution of the church? (Galatians 1:13-14)
   (Matthew 15:1-3)                                         2. Whose teachings should come first - our parents' or
                                                               Jesus'? (Luke 14:26-33) Why? (I Peter 1:18-19)
            Man's Conscience as His Guide?                  3. Should our parents’ opinion be our ultimate criterion?

1. Are man's conscience and thoughts a suitable                         Follow the Religious Majority?
   standard? (Jeremiah 10:23; Proverbs 14:12;
   Proverbs 16:25)
                                                            1. Out of the entire world, how many people were saved
2. For example, how did the apostle Paul treat Christians      from the flood during Noah's day? (I Peter 3:20)
   before his conversion? (Acts 26:9-11)

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