Archive for October, 2014

Doctrine Matters

October 24, 2014

The name of this weekly blog is “Doctrine Matters.” I can’t think of a verse that proves that concept better than II John verse 9 – “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.” That says that if we don’t stay within the doctrine (teaching) of Christ, we don’t have God (we can’t be saved).

Some other passages that teach Doctrine Matters include:

· Matt 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

· Matt 15:14 … if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

· Gal 1:9 … If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

· James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

· Rev 22:18-19 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Therefore it is spiritually critical that we diligently search the scriptures to see if what we are being taught is so (Acts 17:11).

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Would Your Preacher Say What John The Baptist Was Beheaded For Saying?

October 18, 2014

Secular history tells us Herodias divorced her husband Philip and then married Philip’s brother Herod. You may remember then that according to Matt 14:4 John the Baptist told Herod "It is not lawful for thee to have her." If you keep reading the text, you will see John lost his head for standing for the truth in this case.

Of course Herod did not live under such but our New Testament law says in Matthew 19:9 "Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery." See the same thing taught in passages like Rom 7:2-3, I Cor 7:10-11, Luke 16:18, Mark 10:11-12, and Matt 5:32.

My question is – Does your preacher ever say words similar to what John told Herod to couples whose marriage is in violation of Matt 19:9? If not, why not? Is he willing to stand for the truth on an issue God thought important enough for John the Baptist to be beheaded for? Are you personally willing to repeat John’s words to those in like situations (Ezekiel 3:18)? Are you sure God is pleased by your membership at a church which tolerates/condones such adulterous marriages (II John 10-11)?

Image And Glory And God’s Covering Requirement

October 12, 2014

I Corinthians 11:7 teaches a man should not cover his head because he is the IMAGE AND GLORY of God, while the woman is the glory of the man: For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

I ask – has anything changed about this reason for the covering?

Does God still recognize this fact of creation when assigning man and woman their roles?

Then the covering still applies today!

Did I Corinthians 14:34-35 Only Apply To That Time, That Place, And Those Persons?

October 6, 2014

Both I Cor 14:34-35 and I Tim 2:11-12 clearly prove “women preachers” are not scriptural. Liberals try to justify women preaching from the pulpit by saying I Cor 14:34-35 “only applied to that time, that place, and those persons.” But by that reasoning, what’s to keep a homosexual from saying the prohibition against homosexuality in Romans 1:26-27 “only applied to that time, that place, and those persons”?

Let’s examine the surrounding context of I Cor 14:34-35:

• The book itself was written to all Christians, then and now – “the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus” (I Cor 1:2).

This women preachers prohibition is inspired / from God Himself – “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit … Which things also we speak not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth” (I Cor 2:10,13).

• It applied to all the congregations – “who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church” (I Cor 4:17).

• The command to “let your women keep silence in the churches” refers to plural churches, so it did not just refer the Corinthian church.

• The reason the Corinthian women were to keep silence in the church assembly is because “it is a shame for women (in general, not just the Corinthian women specifically, ptd) to speak in the church” (I Cor 14:35).

• Two verses after his prohibition against women preachers, Paul said “the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord” (I Cor 14:37). This instruction then was not just advice from Paul because of local, cultural issues. It was a command of Jesus.

As is generally the case, this New Testament order is intended for all time, all places, and all peoples.