Rightly dividing the Word of truth
This is part 53 in a series of 53 articles about RIGHTLY DIVIDING GOD’S WORD OF TRUTH. All scripture quoted will be from the King James Bible.
Part 53 will be the conclusion of these articles about “rightly dividing the Word of truth.”
If we try to decide what is true and what is not true by looking at what is the most popular with people, we are going to be in big trouble with God. A great many “professing Christians’ choose their beliefs based on what appeals to them intellectually, hoping to appear scholarly and wise. Some believe what feels right to them. Some groups are held captive by ritualism, traditions, and what they see as their religious duty.
Many people are blindly following what “always has been” they are reluctant to actually read the Bible themselves to see what it really says. Some people are afraid that they will be ostracized by family and friends if they even question any of the religious traditions, practices or beliefs of their church.
God says in II Corinthians 6:17: 17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
We can learn in Mark 7:6-9, what Christ thinks of the traditions of men: 6He (Christ) answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. 9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
NO MAN OR CHURCH has the authority to add anything to the words of the Bible, or to take any words out of scripture, Proverbs 30:5-6: 5Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. Also see Revelation 22:18-19; Deuteronomy 4:2, and Deuteronomy 12:32
Romans 3:3-4: 3For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
Romans 4:4-5: 4Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.Romans 5:8-11: 8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. II Timothy 2:15:15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. —– THE END —–