The Belt Of Truth Part2

December 7, 1994 | Speaker: Bro Jurem Ramos

Review: “Truth” Whole counsel of God’s Word. “To Buckle” is to make ourselves ready to face life with God’s truth revealed in scriptures vs. superstitious unfounded fears. To face doctrines of demons that way (1Ti 4).   But it is not just know scriptures but it is to be mastered by scriptures so that it affects us. And our whole view of life, man, demons. Good and His dealings. New Testament emphasizes important of doctrine. 1Cor 15:13-19, 33, 34 (see also 2Ti 2:14-19) Gal 1:6,7 1Jn 4:3 2Jn 7-11 Jude 3 This is what the church Fathers did.   Apostolic Fathers – Edification Apologists            - Defend Christianity Polemicists          - To Fight False Doctrines (Apostles Creed, Nicene Creed and Athanasian Creed).   This is why after REVIVALS  it formulate Confessions or Statements of Faith (from scriptures were composed).     TODAY CHRISTIANS are getting into the same problem. Being attacked. Christians today do not take seriously. 1Ti 4:1; Acts 20:28-31; 2Jn 7-11; Rev 22:18,19 Jude 3 by doctrine of Demons, False teachings leading to destroyed lives because Christians do not study DOCTRINES. Or Essential Doctrines.   They fall to false teachers… CULTS. One sign of maturity is ability to discern Ex. Eph 4:14,15 Tit 1:9 2 Ti 2:2   They fall to bad Living (1Co 15:33; 1Ti 6:3-5 )   1Co 15:33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good                    character”.   1Ti 6:3-5 If anyone teaches false doctrine and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, he is conceited and understands nothing. He has           an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about           words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil           suspicions and constant friction between men of corrupt           mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think           that godliness is a means to financial gain.     That shake the faith of many Christians and lead many to destruction. (Tit 1:11; 2Ti 2:18).   Lead to Wrong Emphasis (Cultural mandates vs. Evangelistic mandate). Wrong Divisions/Wrong Unity.   The following are essential Doctrine that must be maintained if we are to FIGHT to Good Fight of Faith. If we are to preserve this generation. These are essentials that can be basis of UNITY. Can consider Biblical Christianity.   Ex: Precept Ministries Doctrinal Statement Contain Essentials that can be basis of UNITY. Not-Pre Am Post Millenial Not-Calvinistic, American Not-Dress Code, Motives, Etc. Food   2Peter 3:16 He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.  
  1. The SCRIPTURES:
  1Co 15:3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.             2Ti 3:15,16 and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wiser for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.16 All Scripture is God-breathed and in training in righteousness.   Add to that (because some subscribe to it but we must also listen to what they DO NOT say).
  • Scripture is SUPREME, FINAL & ONLY authority. We do not accept tradition, is equal in authority with Scriptures.
  • Its authors were actually controlled by the H.S. (2Pt 1:21; 2Ti 3:16).
  • It contains propositional truths. Black and While.
  • Supernatural element: Prophecy
  • Literal truth and historicity of miracle in Old Testament and New Testament.
  • Its absolute authority in everything it discusses:
  Ex.   Creation vs. Evolution. Adam and Eve and the Fall (Ro 5; Mt. 19:4-5). Belief in existence of devil and demons. Belief in spiritual conflict.  
  1. The GODHEAD:
  Trinity: The Godhead, consisting of the Father Son and Spirit, who are one in essence and attributes, yet three distinct in work and purpose. They are co-equal, co-eternal and co-existent.  
  1. Adoptionist View 2nd/3rd
Dynamic Monarchianism. -Patripassionism  
  1. Modalistic Monarchianism. A first of all creatures (4c). Through him all were made.
  2. Arian heresy.
  Types: (a) ATHANASIAN CREED AGAINST ARIANS vs. Arian heresy of Arius Presbyter of Alexandria vs. Athanasius Art-deacon of Alexandria). St. Agustine Ex: INK, J.W., Mormons, cults   (b) Patripassionism / Saballiansim. Modalism    
  1. The LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  Nicene Creed – Christianity in Crisis, 375  
  1. The HOLY SPIRIT
  – A person --uncreated and incomprehensible --Almighty --God --Coeternal, coequal with Father and Son.  
  1. MAN
  Man is spiritually dead.   Eph 2:1-3 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desire and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.   Ro 3:9-18,23; 5:6-10; 8:7,8 1Co 2:14  
  1. SALVATION
  Repentance, Personal Faith only Apart from works. Sacraments. Then Jesus Christ only.       Study them Meditate on them Read Books about them Listen to preaching on them Library, Wed, Sunday, etc. Keep from false teachers