Posts Tagged ‘Sola Scriptura’

False Shepherds: A Clear and Present Danger

False Shepherds: A Clear and Present Danger

We said last week that we know that we are under God’s judgment in America because God has turned us over to wicked politicians. Similarly, we also know that we are under God’s judgment because God has turned the nation over to wicked pastors. We have a far greater problem than a political problem in America as grave as that problem is, we have a pulpit problem. False shepherds are leading the sheep to the slaughter. Israel went into captivity because the shepherds stopped feeding God’s people the truth.

Isa 5:13 Therefore my people have gone into captivity, Because they have no knowledge; Their honorable men are famished, And their multitude dried up with thirst.

Jer 23:1 “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” says the LORD.

Jer 23:2 Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: “You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings,” says the LORD.

Jer 23:4 I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking,” says the LORD.

Purpose: To learn from Scripture how to distinguish a false shepherd from a true shepherd and to develop discernment in choosing a church that represents historical, biblical Christianity.

Know God, Know the Cross

Know God, Know the Cross

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Isa 43:25; John 17:4; James 2:10; Phil 2:8;
2Chron 6:36; Matt 20:28; Mark 10:45; Luke 22:44

All the false teachings concerning the Cross/work of Christ come from an unscriptural view of the nature of God. If one does not understand that God is sovereign, immutable, all knowing, holy, just, love, gracious, merciful, righteous, and a God of wrath then one will never understand the nature of the Cross/work of Christ.The nature of the cross is all about God in His sovereignty really displaying all His attributes for His glory. Christ said that He came to declare God and He did that most gloriously in His Cross/work.

Joh 1:18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

The apostle Paul in the book of Romans said that the Cross/work of Christ was a real display of God’s righteousness not a contrivance, i.e. a cleverly devised plan that took the place of righteousness.

Rom 3:26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Paul also spoke of the Cross/work as a real demonstration of God’s wrath.

Rom 9:22 What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,

When our Lord looked into the cup of God’s wrath in the Garden of Gethsemane He was beholding the real wrath of God not a substitute of wrath. Christ was literally punished for all our sins as our legal substitute because that was the only way for God to literally display all His attributes for His literalglory. Joh 17:4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.

IS YOUR CHRIST A COUNTERFEIT?


IS YOUR CHRIST A COUNTERFEIT?

3/20/10

You might find that to be a rather strange question to ask someone “Is your Christ a counterfeit? However, there are many people that will burn in hell forever because they believed in a counterfeit Christ. Mat 7:22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’

Mat 7:23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’


What does your church teach about the Cross/work of Christ? Do they teach the Scriptural doctrine of Penal Substitution or do they assert that Christ death in and of itself did not accomplish your salvation? The churches that teach against the Biblical doctrine of Penal Substitution are teaching Satan’s lies. To believe in what is not true is sinful, evil and willful, defiant rebellion against the revealed Light of God’s Holy Word.


If God says that everything that He demanded to accomplish your salvation, that is expiation, propitiation, redemption, and reconciliation was perfectly carried out in Christ Cross/work alone and you willfully deny that revelation, then you are calling God a liar!

Let us not be guilty of blaspheming God’s Word by refusing to believe the testimony He has given to us concerning the Cross/work of His beloved Son.

1Jn 5:10 He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son.

Purpose: To learn from Scripture the true meaning of Christ Cross/work in contrast to the counterfeit Christ of Satan.

Christ Cross/Work actually saves His People from their Sins

Christ Cross/Work actually saves His People from their Sins


The biblical view teaches that Christ Cross/Work actually accomplished what it intended to do, which was to save His people from their sins.


Eph 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.

Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.

Luk 19:10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Mat 1:21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.
1Ti 1:15 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.

What was Christ System of Thought?

What was Christ System of Thought?


2/14/10


Anyone who claims to be a Christian must on pain of contradiction hold to the same system of thought that their Lord and Savior held. What was His system of thought? How was His mind structured? What did He consider to be fixed, absolute, objective, unalterable truth? What did He accept as the authority of His mind? What governed and guided His every thought, word and deed? What did He rely on as the arbiter that settled every dispute? What was the basis for all that He taught? What did He believe about Himself i.e. His identity, His purpose, His mission?


How to Stand in Truth Alone


How to Stand in Truth Alone

2/6/10

Our Lord taught us how to handle every problem that we will ever face in our lives by showing us how to stand in Truth alone. Contrary to Christ example, the world, the flesh and the devil offer us many false and deceptive ways to cope with our woes i.e. psychology, man’s philosophy, self-help programs, false religions. However, these anti-Christ systems always end in despair and only compound our problems, because these diabolical enemies represent the spirit of error and not the spirit of truth. The Scriptures alone reveal where we are to stand against all our enemies and how we are to stand which is by belief alone in the Word of God alone. The Word of God teaches us to stand in belief on His power, His promises and His victory and not to stand in doubt, worry and fear i.e. unbelief.

Purpose: To learn from Scripture how to claim your stand in Truth alone by belief alone to appropriate the victory of the cross/work of Christ in every area of your life.

It Is Written

It Is Written:
Three of the Most Important Words a Christian can ever Learn

1/30/10

Churches like countries, have an evil tendency to degeneration; we have fought to preserve our national freedom in this country, let us now ardently preserve historical biblical Christianity. From the very beginning of Christianity subjectivism has made its hourly encroachments and now modern Christianity is drunk on heart-centered popish theology in which supercharged experience is lord over verbal revelation. An historic shift is occurring in 21st Christianity away from Pauline doctrine back to medieval paganism with its emphasis and trust in heart-centered experience.Heart-centered teachers because of public infatuation have risen into renown, who not knowing the Truth have corrupted the church by introducing the wooden horse of subjectivism into the Trojan fortress of Christianity and thereby have confounded the Truth of Judeo-Christian theology. Where did our Lord place His trust and confidence in dealing with the most difficult battle of His earthly life? Christ trusted in God’s Word Alone and not in His experiences or feelings. His confidence was in the verbal inspiration of all of God’s Word Mat 3:16-17 The Lord Jesus believed in verbal inspiration.

How To Protect Your Family From Satan by Scripture Alone

How to Protect Your Family from Satan by Scripture Alone

1/24/10 Sermon

For the past two centuries Christianity has been subjected to an unrelenting barrage of criticism from scientists who have argued that many historical statements in the Bible are wrong; that man, and the universe as well, evolved—they were not created; that the Bible’s view of the universe is primitive and mythological; and that the Christian view of God and man cannot be reconciled with our modern scientific discoveries.

In the popular mind, the modern phrase, “ it has been scientifically proved” has replaced the Biblical phrase “ thus says the Lord,” as the final court of appeal.

In The Philosophy of Science and Belief in God, Dr. Gordon H. Clark analyzes science from a Biblical and logical perspective. His conclusions are rather startling, perhaps not to scientists themselves, but to many laymen who have been deceived by modern idolatry of science. Science, says Dr. Clark, can offer no objection to either God or the Bible, for science can never discover truth. It is ever learning but never able to come to the knowledge of truth. Dr. John Robbins

The Five Fundamentals Of Christianity

Audio For The Five Fundamentals of Christianity – Dec. 13, 2009

The Five Fundamentals of Christianity

Truth is a system of thought. To understand Christianity and to grow in Christ a Christian must think like Christ, systematically and systemically. The five fundamentals of Christianity provide a Christian with a biblical framework to begin organizing their minds under a doctrinal hierarchy of thought. A Christian’s discernment is only as sound as the system from which they reason. If their system of thought is a confounded, comingling of human viewpoint and divine viewpoint then their judgment will be unsound, their minds will be confused and they will be unwittingly led by Satan.

Purpose: To learn the five fundamentals of Christianity in order to think like Christ and to live like Christ to the glory of God.

1. Scripture Alone—2. Christ Alone 3. Grace Alone 4. Faith Alone 5. The Glory of God Alone — The order is highly instructive and the qualifying word ‘Alone’ is of monumental significance. In the order God tells us where to begin our thinking and why we are to begin with Scripture and why we are not to begin with any other starting point. The word ‘Alone’ in each of the five fundamentals’ begins the godly process of separating in our minds God’s truth from Satan’s error.

Civilization and the Protestant Reformation

Civilization and the Protestant Reformation

Civilization as we know it began a few minutes before noon, October 31, 1517.

In the small east German town of Wittenberg, a 34-year-old Augustinian priest walked to Castle Church and nailed 95 theological propositions for debate on the door. The debate Martin Luther began nearly 500 years ago turned the world upside down. Democracy, civil rights and liberties, constitutional government, religious liberty, and the free market all find their roots in the Reformation.

A Religious Fundraising Scam

The occasion for the debate was the fundraising practices of the pope’s representatives in Germany. As a Catholic priest, Luther was concerned that a representative of the pope was telling his parishioners that they could purchase forgiveness for their sins. Luther knew that God alone could forgive sins, and that salvation could not be purchased for any amount of money: It was a free gift of God.

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