Friday, August 28, 2009
Would the Devil Do This?
Discernment Ministries has an interesting blog about the Devil's attack upon the church. You can read this at http://herescope.blogspot.com/2009/08/would-devil-do-this.html
This blog is just a collection of my thoughts as I study the Bible and look at issues facing the Christian Church.
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8But what does it say? "THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART"--that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,
9that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;
10for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
11For the Scripture says, "WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED."
12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;
13for "WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED."
9For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form,
10and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;
11and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ;
12having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
13When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,
14having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
10In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1. I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
2. And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord:
3. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary:
4. Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell:
5. The third day he rose again from the dead:
6. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty:
7. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead:
8. I believe in the Holy Ghost:
9. I believe in the holy catholic church: the communion of saints:
10. The forgiveness of sins:
1l. The resurrection of the body:
12. And the life everlasting. Amen.
In the above text, Paul called out Peter's error in public in front of those following this error and anyone else who was around to hear it. Like with Paul's example, I will try my best to deal with these errors in love and truth. Contrary to what many Christians want to believe, we are obligated to warn our fellow Christians about errors and false teachings.
Romans 16:17-20 (NASB)
I do not call people out with malice, I am pleading that they refer to the Scriptures and truly study the issues in question.
I am not claiming to be correct all the time and perfect. I'm just striving to teach the Gospel and share my thoughts about the Bible and issues today.