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.
- The SCRIPTURES:
- 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:
- The GODHEAD:
- Adoptionist View 2nd/3rd
- Modalistic Monarchianism. A first of all creatures (4c). Through him all were made.
- Arian heresy.
- The LORD JESUS CHRIST.
- The HOLY SPIRIT