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the Bible by MikeJenny

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									      • 589- To Christ Be True
• 587- „Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
      • 105- The Lord‟s Supper
• 517- The Church‟s One Foundation
 • 563- There is Power in the Blood
• 483- Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus!
                Introduction
The church of Christ is being besieged with false
     doctrines that are causing division among
      brethren here in Texas and elsewhere.

 We have many that are being carried away by
            every wind of doctrine.

I am convinced that even though brethren realize
    that the Scriptures are the inspired, infallible,
    inerrant word of God (2 Tim. 3:16) that they
    haven‟t considered the principles on which to
             handle the Bible accurately.
               Introduction
  The Bible says, “Be diligent (study- KJV) to
     present yourself approved to God as a
  workman who does not need to be ashamed,
     accurately handling the word of truth.”
                (2 Timothy 2:15)

The Greek word for “accurately handling” means
     to “cut it straight, to dissect correctly the
                   divine message.”

   This morning we will study principles that
   hopefully will help us to obey this command.
Study All the Bible Says on a Subject
 Since the sum of God‟s word is truth (Psalms
    119:160), we must be like the Bereans who
    examined all the Scriptures to see whether
   the preacher is telling the truth. (Acts 17:11)

 Jesus taught that we must live by every word
   that comes from the mouth of God. (Mt. 4:4)

The devil quoted and twisted Scripture to try to
    get Jesus to sin but our Lord pointed out
      another Scripture that Satan violated.
                 (Matthew 4:6-7)
 Study All the Bible Says on a Subject
 When someone contends that we are saved by
   faith alone, we can answer with God‟s word-
     we are “not saved by faith alone” (James
                       2:24)

  We are not saved by works of human merit
  (Ephesians 2:8-9) but by works of obedience
  to the Lord. (Ephesians 2:10; Hebrews 5:8-9)

Too many are like the Pharisees and try to justify
    themselves before men but God knows their
               hearts. (Luke 16:15)
  Accept the Scripture at Face Value
God has revealed to us the Scriptures in words
  that we can read and understand through the
   inspired apostles and prophets. (Eph. 3:3-5)

When we read Genesis 1 concerning the days of
  creation, we should take it at face value that
  it is saying that it was a 24 hour day and not
             billions or millions of years.

In the context, the days are defined as evening
      and morning. (Gen. 1:4,8,13,19,23,31)
  Accept the Scripture at Face Value
     The Bible warns us about the opposing
    arguments that are falsely called science in
     which some of our brethren have departed
      from the faith, (1 Tim. 6:20-21; Col. 2:8)
    teaching the days of creation are not literal.

 But some contend that it doesn‟t matter what
  you believe since it isn‟t an issue of salvation.

But Jesus said “if you do not believe his writings
     (Moses), how will you believe My words?”
                     (John 5:47)
      Let the Bible Explain Itself
  Be careful to understand difficult passages in
   light of clear teaching. They must harmonize.

The untaught and unstable distort Scriptures that
      are hard to understand. (2 Peter 3:16)

 Mormons believe that a living person, acting as
     proxy, can be baptized by immersion on
   behalf of a deceased person based on 1 Cor.
      15:29. That would contradict the Bible
   teaching that each person must be baptized
     for their sins to be forgiven. (Acts 2:38)
       Let the Bible Explain Itself
Premillenialists pervert Revelation 20:4-6 to teach
       that Christ would reign in Jerusalem on
    David‟s throne in Jerusalem for 1,000 years
    with the resurrected saints, when the book
        was written using figurative language.

That would violate many passages because Christ
     set up a spiritual kingdom where He is now
    sitting on David‟s throne at the right hand of
   God after His resurrection (Acts 2:29-36) and
          will not set his foot on earth again.
                   (1 Thess. 4:13-18)
      Let the Bible Explain Itself
  Brethren try to use Romans 14 to say that it
       “tolerates contradictory teachings on
     important moral and doctrinal questions”
   which contradicts the clear teaching that we
      are all to agree, be united, and have no
        divisions among you. (1 Cor. 1:10)

Brethren try to use Luke 18:29 to teach that you
   can divorce for the kingdom of heaven‟s sake
   but that would violate the plain teaching that
      you can only scripturally divorce for the
      cause of sexual immorality. (Matt. 5:29)
You Must Love the Truth or You Will Be
        Deceived by the Devil
Satan has power, signs, and false wonders, “and
   with all the deception of wickedness for those
   who perish, because they did not receive the
    love of the truth so as to be saved. For this
    reason God will send upon them a deluding
      influence so that they will believe what is
     false, in order that they all may be judged
        who did not believe the truth, but took
    pleasure in wickedness.” (2 Thess. 2:10-12)
The Devil is Deceiving Many to Believe a
   Lie and They Will Be Condemned
     Inherited religion: “My parents say…”
   (Ignore Matthew 10:37; 2 Timothy 2:15)

Human creed books: “My denomination says…”
         (Ignore Matthew 15:7-9)

  Personal opinion: “This seems right to me”
            (Ignore Proverbs 14:12)

Popularity: “Surely the majority can‟t be wrong”
         (Ignore Matthew 7:13-14, 21-23)
                Conclusion
 Do you love the truth enough to study all the
   Bible says on a subject, accept the Scripture
   at face value, let the passages explain itself
    when possible, and be a doer of the word?

If not, you will be deceived and be condemned.

But God wants you to be saved (1 Tim. 2:3-4)
     and Jesus died for your sins. (Heb. 2:9)

  Would you be free from the burden of sin?
          There is Power in the Blood!

								
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