Tuesday, October 16, 2007

STICK TO THE WORD OF GOD


"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Let us never forget that our only rule of faith, doctrine, and practice is the Word of God, the Scriptures that reveal Christ and the way of salvation by God's grace in Him alone, and all things consistent with the precious Word of Truth .


Whenever men promote doctrines, ideas, and practices that are not founded upon Biblical truth, it is nothing more than undue speculation or human rationalization which falls into the category of false and deadly doctrine.

We must stick to the Word of God, because as one man wrote, "I will give you this as a most certain observation, that there never was anything of false doctrine brought into the church, or anything of false worship imposed upon the church, but either it was by neglecting the Scripture , or by introducing something above the Scripture."

Let us cherish the Word of God above all things, and let us pray that we never be moved from seeking to have our lives ruled by it, no matter what men say. Whenever we hear men preach or teach in the name of the Lord, let us first be like the noble Bereans who when they heard Paul and Silas preach, "received the word with all readiness of mind, and search the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." (Acts 17:11)

Let us remember that it is the holy Scriptures which "are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus." (2 Timothy 3:15)

Sometimes men will lead us in all different directions and into confusion, but the Scriptures lead us unto Christ and Him crucified. (John 5:39)

By Bill Parker

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