SWORDS Bible Study: Social Gospel or The Doctrines of God? Part 2

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      Social Gospel or The Doctrines of God? Part 2

      by Mari


      (All caps for emphasis only)


      (SWORDS: Strong Women Of Rightly Dividing Studies)


      2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.


      When people are not walking or teaching according to Biblical truth, we are admonished to bring them back to the doctrines of God.




      We are told to reprove, to correct, for instruction in righteousness. We take them to the word of God.


      We do not beat them up, or put them down as people, we simply reprove, correct, for instruction in righteousness through the word of God.


      It is Jesus Himself who taught that truth, thereby doctrine, comes before peace!


      Luke 12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

      Rom_16:17  Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.


      It is those who are CONTRARY to RIGHT DOCTRINE that cause divisions and offences.


      Why? Why did Jesus come to give division rather than peace?


      He brought division to Israel because they were not walking according to the doctrines of God. They were not witnessing to the nations, the God of Israel.


      Jesus came to separate faithful Israel from unfaithful Israel!


      It is the same today in the sense that there are those who are willing to stand for the truth, to dispel error in the church body …and those who will blame these believers as if they are bringing division.   


      Too often in this Catholic shadowed new religion of Ecumenicalism, even among believers, where Bible doctrines are being held as spongy and people are moving with EMOTIONAL dictates rather than the doctrines of God’s written word.  Too often, personal belief based on the foundation of one’s OWN FEELINGS is of higher importance than are the facts given by God in His word!


      The very foundation of our Christian faith based in Jesus Christ is being constantly eroded by those who have accepted their OWN INNER VOICE and PERSONAL sense of discernment over GOD’S WRITTEN WORD! Their supersede what the word of God teaches! There is no longer a plumb-line for them, other than self-determination, erroneously placing trust in themselves over God! When the word of God is no longer important for instruction in righteousness, spiritual CHAOS ensues.


      Sadly, these folks can be quite publicly adamant about their personal discernment being given the highest rating over the DOCTRINES OF GOD! Feelings over the written word of God is becoming quite a common stance!  And many do not care what God, you or I or anyone else thinks or cares if THEY feel good about what THEY are hearing, believing or experiencing.


      This happens to those who no longer believe in sin or have lost all sense of their sin, and are no longer CONCERNED with their sin. Some, I have found just cannot believe that God has forgiven all their sin when they believed. This is another huge problem in this ecumenical world without  BIBLICAL foundations.


      When people openly declare their own discernment, OR the discernment of some pastor or TV personality is of higher value than the word of God, with NO fear of judgment, they have grown hardened to sin, losing their love of truth for this present world.


      Look what Paul said of Demas: 2Ti 4:10a For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica;


      When one decides to go their own way it seems they easily, easily find others who are like-minded.  The Bible says this:


      2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 


      Sound, foundational doctrine is what we are to adhere to and be guardians for the truth of God.


      1Ti 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.


      God tells us that by the inspiration of God, His word is profitable for doctrine.


      2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:


      We are to preach God’s word, reprove, rebuke and exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine!


      2Ti 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.


      We are to hold fast to the faithful word of God that by sound doctrine we may both exhort and convince the gainsayers!


      Tit 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.


      Doctrine is serious business and it is the showing of uncorruptness, gravity and sincerity.


      Tit 2:7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,


      1Ti 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.


      1Ti 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;


      Today many are actually blindly promoting the devil’s work… deceiving themselves and others with false, unprofitable teachings that are based on what FEELS good with a false “fellowship”. There is NO profitable teaching nor fellowship in the Lord without the truth, without a foundation in sound Biblical doctrine.


      Do NOT be deceived by your feelings over the DOCTRINES of GOD! Study the word of God rightly divided so that you know the doctrines of God!



      Bible fellowship today is more than food, fun, entertainment and friends, and hearing only what pleases your ears, your feelings.


      Biblical fellowship is what God provides when His WORD works effectually in those that believe the gospel and doctrines of God as well as the word of truth rightly divided. (2 Tim 2:15)


      If one finds themselves in a place where men and women are influencing their life and bringing a sense of ease more than the word of God …it is time to get back to basics!


      Start spending time in the word of God daily.  From Romans to Philemon will give you our instructions for today!

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