Saturday, October 3, 2015

God's warnings to us who study His word.

I know that there are hundreds of doctrines out there and it confuses people who are trying to get to the real truth of God's word so I thought it would only be appropriate to study some of the warnings from Scripture itself.  They are very timely for the times we are living in and what is going on in the world today.  I pray that God will do this study for me as He has done in the past, because this one is being ignored by many preachers and members today.

1 Corinthians 2:4  "And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power."  When we are trying to share with others, we need to do it with God's wisdom and not our own.

2 Corinthians 4:2  "But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness not handling the Word of God deceitfully."  Have you ever listened to someone preach and wonder where in the world he got that from.  So what we do?  We do like the Bible Bereans and study to see if those things are so.  I have heard lots of errors that did not agree with Bible teaching, so beware of what you hear or read.

Revelation 22:18,19  "If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book."  A very fearful and faithful warning to us not to add anything to His word, to take it just as it reads.  Verse 19, "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." Another fearful and faithful warning to us not to pretend something says what it doesn't or to add something or take something away that doesn't suit us or our doctrines.  Let's just study the word as it reads and be diligent to apply it to our own lives and we will be ready when Jesus comes.  May God bless you as you have been studying these posts each day and apply them just as they read from His word.  "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."  Grandma Joan

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