WEDNESDAY NIGHT TEACHING
I didn’t use this in the Wednesday night service. However, I did have fun putting it all together.
Here it is:
Is the Bible the Word of God?
For us who are saved – YES
Can we trust what it says?
For us who are born again – YES
DO WE HAVE GOD’S FINAL AUTHORITY, printed in the King James Bible?
For us who believe Psalm 12:6-7 – YES
WE WHO ARE SAVED BELIEVE IT INTRINSICALLY
by and through faith
We say yes to all the above because we cannot say NO
1st John 4:1-6
1Jn 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
1Jn 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
1Jn 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
1Jn 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
1Jn 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
[Here is a comment on, 1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist,
I believe 1st John 4:3 because I believe 1st John 5:7. If you are not familiar with that verse – shame on you! You will find 1st John 5:7 only in a King James Bible. The Scofield Bible notes question its authenticity. He didn’t believe the King James Bible is God’s final authority. How about you?]
How are we to convince the lost that the Bible is given to us by God?
In the 19th century it was easy
They would just ask this question,
“If there is no God then how did all this world and you and me get here?”
Today if you asked that question, the answer you would get would be
Evolution teaches us that God wasn’t needed in our creation.
Evolution teaches us that we are all livestock.
It is just that some of us are more advanced then the other livestock.
A] EVOLUTION gave us the Holocaust
B] EVOLUTION put the stamp of approval on every self-pleasing, God defying, life style.
C] EVOLUTION is taking us back into the Old Testament when no gentile had any empathy. Evolution is taking us to a time when parents murdered their children and each other without an ounce of remorse. The acceptance of abortion is our pathway to a godless society that will end in anarchy, and a slaughter that will be second to none ever. That will happen in the great tribulation.
EVOLUTION COUPLED WITH BIBLE INFIDELITY.
Walking hand-in-hand with total faith in evolution is the wide acceptance that the Bible is like any other book. In the fist fight of the century, Those two beliefs delivered a powerful left to the gut, with the teaching of evolution as a fact and a right cross to the jaw, that preachers and educators all across America, delivered by teaching that we have a crippled Bible, THAT 1st John 5:7 and a great many more verses are bogus. That right cross has Christianity down and the count is at eight.
It is a mystery to me how so many devout, learned, and dedicated full-time Bible students can doubt Psalm 12:6-7. There is a reason we are in the Laodicea Church age – We didn’t just drift into it. Have you yourself put doubt into the minds of those who trust you as to what is true and what isn’t about God’s final authority the King James Bible?
The Bible is like any other book.
Lost people want to believe a lie, and if you tell a lie often enough even the Children of God will begin to believe it.
[God doesn’t change. We should be living as they did in the Philadelphia Church age, the 18 and 19th centuries, read Rev 3:7-13, and then read some real Church history, Ruckman’s “Church history volume two” would be a nice starting point, subscribe to “The Sword of the Lord” and read the old time sermons that are published in it regularly.]
Mat 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
Mat 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
When I was a child
I knew there was a God
Most important for me was to know Him.
That should be sesame street stuff
But because of
GOD IS NOT EVEN IN THE EQUATION FOR A PRODUCTIVE LIFE with most people today.
2Co 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Isa 28:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
Isa 28:18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
Isa 66:4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
MY ANSWER FOR WHY I BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS GOD’S FINAL AUTHORITY
1Pe 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
FIRST: JESUS was to come to us through Israel
Gen 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it (her seed) shall bruise (crush) thy head, and thou shalt bruise (crush) his (Her seed – Jesus the Messiah) heel.
By the time we get 3 chapters into the Bible
We have God’s promise of a Saviour
This is the first promise of a Saviour.
GOD WILL choose a special people – THE JEWS, to bring forth His Son, the God man the LORD Jesus Christ.
GOD WILL choose a holy land, for His Son to be born in
GOD WILL choose a nation, to represent His holy child Jesus.
GOD WILL choose a heavenly city for his son to preach his gospel. It will be called JERUSALEM, the heavenly city, and it will be the capital of not only Israel, but the world.
The place where Jesus is born, Israel, is the center of the universe.
Leviticus 25:23 The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.
Jeremiah 3:18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.
Next week will be “Israel and prophecy”
We will examine the above and many more Bible verses that pertain to the miracle of the Jews and their new nation ISRAEL.