Steps toward Biblical Fundamentalism 6

I’m spending a lot of time on salvation, simply because I can’t think of any two more important topics than Salvation and the Bible. all the rest of it, while important, is only window dressing by comparison.

3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: 5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: 6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: 8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. 9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. Matthew 13:3-9 (KJV)

There are four kinds of people who hear the Gospel.

  1. The way side
  2. stony places
  3. thorns
  4. good ground

People who have told me – and there’s a LOT – who’ve said to me, “I used to be a Christian, but…”

No, you were a “stony place” hearer.

“I was a Protestant, but I investigated history nad the Bible and found the truth of the Roman Catholic church.”

Stony place hearer.

“I was a Christian, but I kept thinking there must be something more, and I found a Messianic synagogue, and began keeping the law…”

Stony place hearer.

“I said the sinner prayers years ago, but kind of fell out of habit of going to church. I really don’t read my Bible or pray anymore… haven’t done anything like that in years. But hey, I’m still a Christian even though I’m back in the world for several years now…”

Thorny place hearer.

“some missionary came to my door and led me to a sinner’s prayer, so I’m saved. But I don’t think you need to go to church to be a Christian.”

thorny place hearer.

“I consider myself a Christian, but not one of those fanatical born-again types…”

way-side hearer.

“How can you all believe that stuff?”

way side hearer.

What do all of the above have in common?

They’re not saved.

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Matthew 7:15-20 (KJV)

I would say a horribly large majority of Christianity falls into the numbers above.

Christianity is not something you ADD. It’s not a club. It’s a change of life.

18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Acts 26:18 (KJV)

8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: Ephesians 5:8 (KJV)

5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:5 (KJV)

9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 1 Peter 2:9 (KJV)

Does this sound like it can be something you are only on about a dozen sundays a year? I think the standard joke among Pastors is, “What difference does it make if you switch churches? Does it really matter what church you don’t show up to?”

It’s often amusing to me that many unSaved people go to church far more often than those who consider themselves Christians.

To repent and be saved lasts the rest of your life. If it doesn’t, if it lasts three to five years… you’re not saved.

If you’ve withdrawn from your local church because of emotional hurt or because of doctrinal differences…. you’re in a different category. As long as you’re still praying, reading your Bible, and seeking after the things of God. We very probably will see in the next few years the vast majority of saved Christians departing denominations and most established churches, and going to small Fundamentalist fellowships. I think that was something I wrote in one of my very first blog posts.

If we go by the examples above, at least 75% of the people who consider themselves Christians will not be entering Heaven.

As I’ve said many times, that’s a horror I cannot conceieve of. That’s why the Lord says there will be “Weeping” and “Gnashing of teeth”.

Some will still be defiant, angry, enraged, bitter that they are in Hell. Even in torment, they’ll curse God.

Others will sob and weep for all eternity as they writhe in agony.

People, am I painting a vivid enough picture?

Ye must be born again.

There’s no harm in making sure if you’re saved. Just get on your knees and repent. In your own words, admit you are a sinner, deserving of Hell. That you cannot save yourself. Ask the Lord Jesus Christ to save you. Admit that He and He alonne can save you.


Steps toward Biblical Fundamentalism 5

Yesterday I outlayed what the Bible has to say about the sinful condition of man. The Bible speaks a great deal of it, very often in completely blunt terms.

About a week and a half ago, I compared the ten commandments to every person, and asked some basic questions. See Judgment to understand where I’m coming from. How did YOU do? The article really bothered one atheist, who felt a need to try a line by line refutation of it. And since he claims to formerly be a Christian, he knows the truth, and has no excuse… and may well have to experience God reading back that very same blog article to him, asking him, “Isn’t it true you wrote this???” And unless he comes to faith and is saved… he will be spending all eternity in the very Hell he denies.

We have all betrayed God.

18 And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me. 19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? Mark 14:18-19 (KJV)

Yes. It was all of them. It was all of us. It was everyone that has ever lived.

Have you broken any of God’s laws? We very often read the Old Testament in contempt over the actions of Israel, but in reality, if that was all they were doing. how many of us have done much worse? When people dwell on “he sins of so-and-so in the Bible”, I have to ask – how many of us have done the same, or much worse? In many cases, all that can be said about them is that…. they lapsed into Idolotry!

The Bible reflects God’s attitudes on sin. When you read the Bible and try to understand what it is saying, you can clearly see – by deliberately chosen wording – how God feels on that issue.

God cannot behold sin. God cannot look on it, Since God is competely Holy, sin is the exact opposite of what God is and does. To engage in sin is to God, complete and utter rebellion.

We are born in sin, the Bible says. We inherit a fallen nature. If that was the only sin you’d ever done, then you’d possibly have an excuse. You might be able to plead your case at the Great White Throne Judgment. It MAYBE could work!

But the first time you were old enough to know better, and stole anything, or lied, or put anything before God in your life… you sinned. You rebelled against God. You sealed your fate.

We covered this yesterday as well.

So, what must you do now?

Choose. Heaven or Hell.

Hell, as long time readers know, is not “eternal separation from God.” I absolutely despise that phrase. It makes it sound like you’re going to be in a dungeon somewhere, unable to talk to God. My rebuttal to that has always been, “And that is going to deter an atheist… how???”

I know, sometimes I engage in what a friend of mine calls “hebraisms”. It probably makes for some confusing readings when I speak in that manner, if you’re not used to it. What it means is, “How does separation from God sound like a punishment to an atheist? That probably sounds like a reward to them!”

Here’s the reality of Hell… it’s flames. It’s agony. It’s unending torment, far beyond what you can take. It’s sorrow for some, rage for others. Have you ever been caught up in such a bitter regret, such a terrible emotional pain you cannot stop sobbing, cannot stop weeping? Guess what – for a lot of you, that’s your eternity. You will be racked with heart-wrenching sobs for all eternity as fire consumes you, burns you, tortures you – unendingly. It never ends, without ceasing. You will forever be in agony. Others will be caught in the worst rage imaginable, screaming in defiance as your flesh is burned agonizingly.

What must you do to avoid that?

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matthew 4:17 (KJV)

5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Luke 13:5 (KJV)

Repent – many people like to tell you its the Greek word Metanoia. Actually, it’s μετανοέω ,Metanoieo! (it’s the same thing, I just like making the occaisional obscure joke).

It means a change in belief, LEADING TO a change in actions.

Here is where Fundamentalism kicks in – a literal understanding of the Bible. Evangelicalsim does not mention repentence, and when they do, they confine it to “a change in belief”. That’s correct… but only half right. That would be νοέω in the Greek, Noeo. The Bible says Metanoieo, adding the prefix “with” or “because”. “Because a change in thought” means you have taken an action as a result of that change in thought.

See, that year of Biblical Greek has some benefits. In King James English (The Bible is written in a specific royal language, not the tongue of common man, but a specific use of words sometimes not commonly used by man – Phil Stringer has taught on this), the difference is “Wist” translated from Noeo, and “repent” translated from Metanoieo.

You can say what you like… but you are commanded to repent, not to wist. What does wist mean?

5 Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people. Acts 23:5 (KJV)

You can see from context “Wist” means to understand, to know. If I suddenly realize I am a sinner, deserving of Hell – that realization does not save me. I must change my thoughts (understand I need to be saved) which leads to a change of actions (ask to be saved).

Are you saved by your repentence? No, because you’re now relying on your own actions.

6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. Romans 11:6 (KJV)

18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. 19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. Galatians 2:18-21 (KJV)

One of the biggest problems today is Bible verses – we see them to prove a point and skip over them. Stop, go back and READ THEM!

It’s important.

You don’t care what Philip Dean has to say, you should care what GOD has to say. There’s far too much heresy and false teaching today, simply because people never stopped and checked the Bible against what people say!

So… if repentence is not a change of actions, what is it?

It is an awareness that you cannot save yourself, that you are a sinner, deserving of only the worst punishment throughout all eternity, and that without salvation from God, you cannot be savved. It is a turning, and seeking out Jesus Christ to save you. It is a turning from the things of men to the trhings of God. You’re now (or should be) less motivated by the world, by the things of the world, ton the things of God. It is a change of your life from that of a person engaged willingly in sin to someone trying to live a righteous lifrestyle. It is an understanding that you have been BOUGHT. Your life is now NOT YOUR OWN.

It does not matter what I think. At all. It matters what God thinks. What do I think about this, that, the other thing? It’s irrevelant. I am not my own any more.

We need to grasp that if we are BOUGHT. We are not out OWN any more.

19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (KJV)

The Bible really does not come out and say it in English, but it’s no secret that when the Bible Perversion of the ESV was being mis-translated, John MacArthur was campaigning to get every use of doulos δοῦλος translated as SLAVE. And yes, it literally means that. THe King James uses servant, because the terms in those days for someone who SOLD THEMSELVES for a period of time was servant… the person who was hired as a laborer to serve someone was called a hire.

When you repented, and called upon Jesus Christ to be saved, you SOLD YOURSELF to Him. The price? “If you die for me, I will belong to you.”

We really should always keep this in mind as our proper state.

My last word today is this…. if you have only come to the gnosis, the Noeo, the knowledge that you need a saviour and cannot save yourself… you are not saved. There are a MASSIVE number of people who call themselves Christians who have ONLY COME TO THE NOEO, THE KNOWLEDGE YOU NEED A SAVIOUR – AND HAVE DONE NOTHING ABOUT IT!

If that is you, take CARE of this today!!! Because Eternity is going to be tears and suffering if you do not.

28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. 29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. 30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. 31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him. Matthew 21:28-32 (KJV)

Correct Doctrine 14

4.9 Jesus Christ sits at the right hand of God the Father, exalted and worshipped day and night by angels in heaven. (Heb. 1:3, 7:25; 10:10-14, Rev. 5:8-9, 5:12-14, 7:10)

4.10 Jesus Christ is the only mediator and advocate between God and Man. No priest or “saint” can mediate between man and God. (Heb. 10:12, 7:25; 10:10-14)

Important stuff today, like the last few times. There is no subject more important than the Lord Jesus Christ.

4.9 is not so controversial, except to a couple of cults, who maintain that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Archangel Michael. I’m sure on Judgment Day, when Christ is seated on the Great White Throne, he’s going to point to Michael and fix his gaze upon a crowd of several million and ask, “what is your defense now? There is Michael. Here I am. I told you unless you believe I am He, you will die in your sins. begone… I never knew ye.”

4.10 is going to upset some people. There is only one mediator between man and God.

12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; Hebrews 10:12 (KJV)

25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25 (KJV)

10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Hebrews 10:10-14 (KJV)

3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Hebrews 1:3 (KJV)

Read those verses, and ask yourself, “can a priest make atonement for you? Can a “Saint” make atonement for you? According to the Bible… only the Lord Jesus Christ can. Does the Lord need to be sacrificed over and over again? no, the Bible says “one sacrifice for sins for ever”, “Once for all”. Can a Pope saying mass atone for your sins? Nothing can wash away my sins… nothing but the blood of Jesus. Can Mary or Joseph intercede for me? No, the Bible makes it clear – only “this man” – Jesus Christ.

So today’s teaching clearly refutes two cults and one false religion.

8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. 9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; Revelation 5:8-9 (KJV)

12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. 13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. 14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever. Revelation 5:12-14 (KJV)

10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. Revelation 7:10 (KJV)

Steps Toward Biblical Fundamentalism 4

Questions today… what is the Bible telling us here?

10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: Romans 3:10 (KJV)

23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23 (KJV)

4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 1 John 3:4 (KJV)

If you have sinned once, just once..

You have broken God’s law.

10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. Galatians 3:10 (KJV)

If you are guilty of breaking God’s law, what is the penalty?

There’s only one…

5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Luke 12:5 (KJV)

The penalty for breaking any of God’s laws is eternal damnation. None are righteous, we have all fallen and gone astray.  Even our best efforts God can only consider polluted.

Why? He’s Holy. We really need to grasp seriously the Holiness of almighty God. He is altogether powerful, altogether mighty, altogether Holy. Everything God does is perfect and right. If you are perfect, you will only do perfect things. Only fallen, flawed and broken things can do evil – precisely because we’re fallen, flawed and broken. A broken musical instrument sounds terrible (broken, not bent… trying to forestall the Gillespie-ites, who’ll remark on his bent trumpet). A broken vessel cannot hold righteousness.

We are utterly worthy of the utmost punishment and torment. And that’s precisely what we will get immediately after death.

If I were god (a very good thing I’m not), I’d give you exactly one million chances to sin. The one millionth one, I’d wipe you out. And nobody could blame me. “I gave you ONE MILLION chances, and you blew every one!”

This is how we should consider God. If it would make sense for me to condemn everyone to Hell after one million sins… then it utterly makes perfect sense for God after one sin.

Now, let’s look at it with Fundamentalist eyes. God knew we could not save ourselves.

Motivated with perfect power, majesty, and Holiness, He decided in love – before we were created – that He would take OUR PUNISHMENT on Himself.


Because God loves us. He came and died for us.

Salvation’s free. Choose now.

Blogger Anonymity

Recently I saw a comment war erupt on someone else’s blog. Now, if you comment on my blog and are dedicated to taking a stand for the word of God… and then either heretics or atheists start a flame war on your blog, I’ll jump and and defend you.
I’ve done it for Jim Finn, Sage Brush, Eliza, Admin the King James Bible Believer, and a few others. I haven’t had to do it for Will Kinney yet, but that’s because I suppose most of the servants of the enemy haven’t found him yet. Or since James White feels the need to take a commercial break the moment Will calls up, they’re probably too scared to debate him. Debating Will Kinney is like stepping in the ring with a prizefighter. Expect a flurry of punches, each one bringing you to a TKO.
Some of you don’t get the flame wars. I would put it that you’ve either been spared… or that you’re not writing about anything that makes Satan mad. I know I’ve irritated the devil, simply because whenever I get writing on something that hits people where they are, I start getting flamed.
Getting back to my point (Coffee is wonderful! But why ruin it with some flavored creamer or sugar? Just pour it in a cup and pass it to me!), I read one of the participants in that flame war on his blog (oh, you all don’t know I follow you to your blogs, right?) write a rant on “anonymous apologists.” Okay, I enjoy a good rant. I’m like the rest of you, enjoying reading someone blowing off some steam. But this article was completely wrong. It featured a lot of conjecture. One of the rules of logic I’ve recently learned was “a faulty premise always guarantees a faulty conclusion”. I used it when talking in person to a Ray Hagins follower who didn’t know what to say when I explained in less than ten seconds that Hagins had engaged in completely improper, insufficient and faulty research – citing known forgeries as documentary evidence. Well, in that case, he’s no different from Evangelicals, who cite Codex Sinaiticus, whose author admitted back in the 19th century it was one of his earliest forgeries.
Getting BACK on topic(!), the writer of the blog assumed that if you don’t give your proper name or full name when writing your blog, you’ve got something to hide. And that the first time anyone challenges your conclusions, you’re going to be in a panic, because for some reason your choosing a screen name like “admin the King James Bible Believer” or “Sword Defender” or “Christian Knight” or whatever saps your reason, and you can’t accurately defend your faith now. Faulty premise, faulty conclusion. so does that mean everyone who takes a pseudonym online is somehow a coward? Or unethical? I seem to remember one of the first men to translate the Bible into English took a false name. Why? Because he knew that he would probably be burned alive if he was caught. That sounds kind of painful to me.And guess what? It did happen.
Let’s say you go through years of training in computers, and become a Systems Analyst, or Com-IT for any city government or corporation. You get saved. You get a burning desire to preach, to go online and FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT, to “CONTEND EARNESTLY FOR THE FAITH. But you know corporate censors constantly troll the internet, looking for any of their employees putting anything online more than the “I got a bitter cup of coffee today at Starbucks! Boy, was I mad!”
Unless you’re working for Starbucks, in which case you’re now out of a job.
So, you decide to call yourself “Christian Knight” or something like that. You’re trying to keep from being fired. A very real possibility in this day and age of open Christian persecution in western countries. Well, we deserved it. We saw Christian persecution in Asia, and Africa and did nothing.
How about the Navy Chief who writes his blog, preaching the Bible? He knows if his command finds out, he faces discharge from the military.
How about the empty nest housewife, who’s sick and tired of apostasy and can’t keep her mouth shut any more? She wants to put that out there, but she’s smart, and has read too many articles on bloggers murdered for speaking out for Christ. Oh, yes, all this happens. every week.
By the way, Mr. Blogger – you’ve got your name up there, but I don’t see your address on it. Don’t worry – if you ever really anger some psychopath with your blog – a very real possibility in this day and age… it usually only takes about 30 minutes to find you with an internet search. I’d advise going through your posts and making sure it doesn’t say WHERE you live. I’ve got my location narrowed down right now to “the United States”. I have not mentioned where I grew up, merely that it was in New England, an area where 28% of the United States population lives or was born and moved out of. You might want to do the same on your own blog. Why? Again, the day is coming where Christians will be hunted down by their enemies. This may or may not happen before the Rapture.
Here’s a fact – within a few years, Christianity is going to face open persecution in western countries, far more than now. Christians are being sued. Arrested. targeted. Fired.
A group of immigrants arriving on a boat in a European country this week were all the same religion a Middle Eastern one. Why? Because they waited until they were out to sea, then threw all the Christians into the sea to drown. Murdered. Because they’re Christian.
So if an apologist decides beforehand on anonymity, don’t sneer at them and assume they have no integrity. They just have smarts and a defensive outlook. Something I actually recommend. Fortunately I have a common name, and a search for my name leads you to just about everywhere I don’t live!
Next, let’s talk about Flame Panic. This has nothing to do with whether or not your anonymous on the internet. Flame Panic hits every apologist at first. Ever see a lawyer try their first case? They’re a nervous wreck! The Unfamiliar is scary.
And Flame wars (when you’re not used to them) are going to make you nervous. doesn’t matter who you are. I can answer any objection to Christianity. No problem. When it’s not my blog, and I’m defending on someone else’s… hey, I’m flying! counter that objection, yeah! Piece of cake! When it’s my blog, it’s personal. They’re hitting at ME. That causes a little discomfort at first.
Now, there’s been times I wanted others to come in and help. Why? Because it really helps to have someone else jump in there and just say, “Yeah! What you said!” And trust me, I’ve taken some abuse. A lot, in fact. did it bother me? Probably not. All I have to do is close my browser and behold! It goes away. I KNEW, when I made the decision to take this blog public – that I would be argued with. Insulted. Questioned. Derided. Debated.
I even commented to a friend the first time someone liked a post after months of no feedback at all, “hey, what are people doing reading this? This is my blog! Go get your own! I never expected people to read this stuff!” It was humorous, which pretty much is why I said it. Flame wars made me re-post my debate rules time and again, the first year. I finally quit that, because I knew that nobody would care. Even now, I get people trying to engage in online debates. Sorry, you’re a heretic. Read the rules. And the Bible, because it orders me to rebuke a heretic twice at the most. I’m not permitted to engage in debates, per the Lord God Almighty. Bottom line.
Okay, now let me tackle the entire premise of the post. The premise was Ecumenism.
“I knew a pastor who spent all his time railing about men who agreed on 90% of what he preached. Finally, he stopped arguing about the ten percent, and instead focused on the 90% they agreed on.”
That’s nice. That’s wonderful. What does the word of God say?
13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; 14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 1 Timothy 6:13-14 (KJV)
A spot is a SMALL THING. That 90% is not good enough.
3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 1 Timothy 1:3 (KJV)
NO OTHER DOCTRINE. Can I agree with a Methodist Minister? No, the Bible does not allow me to do so.
3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. 1 Timothy 6:3-5 (KJV)
“From such, withdraw thyself.” Okay, that’s three verses that took me all of two minutes to find. If I wanted to do a thorough exegesis on this subject, you’d be overwhelmed, because this is a topic that is addressed in almost EVERY BOOK IN THE NEW TESTAMENT!
I have no choice. If you disagree with me on the inerrancy and inspiration of the Holy Bible, I cannot ignore that. You’re a heretic and a false teacher. If you disagree with me on any doctrine of the Bible, there’s problems. I have to answer to God why I ignored His clear instructions.
17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. Romans 16:17-18 (KJV)
Mark and Avoid. Earnestly contend for the faith. So, now my question… now that I’ve written this, and showed you that you should be doing exactly the same thing as the people you are criticizing and CONTENDING AGAINST… how is this going to change your ministry???

Steps Toward Biblical Fundamentalism 3

Today’s a short one!

now that you’ve been carefully shown all the WRONG ways to think of the Bible, let’s try the right way.

There are no unnecessary words in your Bible.

God used men to write the Bible the same way you use a pen. Mark did not choose the words in his Gospel. God chose them.

God chose word for word, as the Bible says. God even chose letter for letter.

If not the smallest jot and tittle will pass away… then niether will the letters or words!

That was easy, wasn’t it?