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Monday, March 2, 2015

SIGNS REACHED THEIR EXPIRATION DATE 1800 YEARS AGO  by Steve Finnell



Mark 16:17-18 "And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 "they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick. and they will recover." (NKJV)

THE SIGNS PURPOSE: Mark 16:20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen. (NKJV)

Signs were used to confirm the word of the Lord. We have the Bible. God's word has been confirmed.

John 20:30-31 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. (NKJV)

The signs Jesus performed are written in the Bible so that you may believe. We have the Bible, we do not need signs. There are no new signs.    

These signs reached their expiration date when the Scriptures were completed and the church of Christ was fully established.

Snake handlers only confirm that signs have ceased.

Jamie Coots a Kentucky snake handling pastor died of a snake bite 2014. Pastor Mark Wolford a snake handler from Morgan, West, Virginia died of a snake bite in 2012. Signs reached their expiration 1800 years ago.

When modern day preachers drink poison and handle deadly snakes they suffer the consequences. Modern preacher do not raised men from the dead. Modern day preacher do not speak in tongues as a sign to confirm the word of the Lord. Modern day preachers do not go into hospitals laying hands on dying cancer patients restoring them instantly to health. Modern day preachers do not visit funeral homes bringing people back from the dead.

SIGNS REACHED THEIR EXPIRATION DATE 1800 YEARS AGO.  
    

      


ESSENTIAL DOCTRINES?  by steve finnell


Are there doctrines that have to be believed in order to be saved? If men believe all the New Covenant doctrines, but one, will they still have their sins forgiven?

If men believe all of God's doctrines except that Jesus is the Christ will their sins be forgiven?

John 8:24 That is why I said that you will die in your sins. If you do not believe that I am the Christ, you will die in your sins." (TLV New Life Version)

Will men enter into the kingdom of heaven even if they believe that there are many gods and that they themselves can become a god?

Mark 12:29 Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. (NKJV)

If men deny that God raised Jesus from the dead will they still be saved? Is is possible to not confess Jesus and receive salvation?

Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.(NKJV)

Can Christians express the view that there are multiple paths to heaven and remain saved?

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth , and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (NKJV)

On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the highest, what are the odds that men can reject water baptism or teach that water baptism is not essential for the forgiveness of sins and still have their sins forgiven?

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (NKJV)

How many of God's teaching can men reject and still be saved?

WILL GOD JUDGE MEN ON THE DOCTRINES TAUGHT BY CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS AND OTHER RELIGIONS OR WILL HE JUDGE MEN ACCORDING THE DOCTRINES FOUND IN THE BIBLE?

  

Sunday, March 1, 2015

WATER BAPTISM DENIERS by steve finnell


Water baptism deniers claim that you can ignore Mark 16:16 because some of the earliest manuscripts do not include Mark 16:9-20. The problem is there are 60+ Bible translations that include those verses. I know of no English translation of the Bible that omits Mark 16:9-20. Yes, these same deniers have Mark 16:16 in the Bible they read. That does keep them from explaining away that truth of Mark 16:16.

Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (NKJV)

If the deniers cannot convince you that Mark 16:16 is not the inspired word of God. They will deny that "and" is a conjunction.

And Defined: A conjunction is used to grammatically coordinate words, phrases, or clauses.[Ref. Dictionary.com]

Examples
1. Mark 16:16  He who believes and is baptized will be saved..(NKJV)

2. Acts 2:38 ...Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins...(NKJV)

3. You need an engine and gasoline to start your automobile. You cannot start your car by the engine alone.

4. Your doctor says you need surgery and a blood transfusion in order to live. You cannot live by surgery alone.

5. You must have a house with walls, and a roof and a heating system to keep your house warm in winter. You cannot keep warm by a house with walls alone. 


Denying that the Bible includes Mark 16:16 does not prove that water baptism is not essential in order to be saved.

Denying that "and" is a conjunction does not mean that you can have your sins forgiven without being baptized in water.

It takes a skilled professional to convince men that immersion in water (that is baptism) is not essential in order to be saved from the penalty of sin.

Honestly seeking God's truth trumps the erroneous teaching of skilled professionals every time it is tried.       

WHO BELIEVES WATER BAPTISM IS ESSENTIAL TO SALVATION?  by steve finnell


THERE ARE MEN WHO BELIEVED OR BELIEVE THAT WATER BAPTISM IS ESSENTIAL TO SALVATION AND THERE ARE THOSE  who REJECT THAT REQUIREMENT.


THOSE WHO REJECT WATER BAPTISM AS A PREREQUISITE TO SALVATION.

Max Lucado
T.D. Jakes
John MacArthur
Charles Stanley
Billy Graham
Joel Osteen
Rick Warren
Jimmy Swaggart
Chuck Colson
Charles Swindoll
Jerry Falwell
Joyce Meyer
And all "Faith Only" preachers.

THOSE WHO BELIEVED WATER BAPTISM WAS AND IS ESSENTIAL FOR SALVATION

The Apostle Peter
The Apostle Andrew
The Apostle James the son of Zebedee
The Apostle John
The Apostle Philip 
The Apostle Bartholomew
The Apostle Thomas
The Apostle Matthew
The Apostle James son of Alphaeus
The Apostle Simon the Zealot
The Apostle Thaddaeus
The Apostle Matthias

Acts 2:37-38 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren,what shall we do?" Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

All twelve apostles believed water baptism was essential to the forgiveness of sins.
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Ananias believed water baptism was essential to be saved.

Acts 22:1-16.....10 And I said, 'What shall I do, Lord?' And the Lord said to me , 'Get up and go on to Damascus, and there you will be told of all that has been appointed for you to do'........12 "A certain Ananias .....16 Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized,and wash away your sins, calling on His name.

Ananias, a spokesman for Jesus, told Saul to be baptized to wash away his sins.
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The Apostle Paul believed water baptism was essential for the forgiveness of sins.

Colossians 2:12-13 having been buried with Him in baptism, ......13 ....He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,

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Jesus, the Son of God, believes water baptism precedes salvation.

Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; ........

Shall be saved does not mean already has been saved.

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If you are looking for answers about faith and practice of Christianity under the New Covenant, should you look to Ananias, the apostles, and Jesus or should your spiritual guidance come from men who deny that water baptism is essential to forgiveness from sin? Do you really want to follow the teaching of men who say you can be saved before you are baptized in water? THERE ARE NO DRY-CLEANED CHRISTIANS! 

EXPERTS AT SETTING ASIDE THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD! by steve finnell


The Pharisees and scribes were experts at keeping man-made traditions.

Mark 7:1-9 ......9 He was also saying to them, "You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to hold to the tradition of men."

Do religious men today set aside God's commandments in order to keep the traditions in their creed books, catechisms, and man-made statements of faith?

Men say obedience to God is not essential to salvation because we are saved by grace alone.

Hebrews 5:9 And having been made perfect, He became to all who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,

Where is the Scripture that says we are saved by grace alone, therefore, obedience is not required for salvation?

Men say water baptism is not essential for the forgiveness of sins.

Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Where is the Scripture that says water baptism is not for the forgiveness of sins? There is none.

Men say the purpose of water baptism is simply an act of obedience and an example of faith given for others. Where is the Scriptures that state these doctrines? It is only found in the writings of men. God did not say it.

Men say water baptism plays no part in salvation.

1 Peter 3:21 Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you---not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience---through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Where is the Scripture that says water baptism does not save you?

Men say that mankind is saved by faith only. Where is the Scripture that says men are saved by faith only?

Jesus said men shall be saved if they believe and are baptized. Men say that you are saved without being baptized in water.

Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

Where is the Scripture that states men should be baptized because they have already been saved?

EXPERTS AT SETTING ASIDE GOD'S COMMANDMENTS!

(All Scripture from: NEW AMERICAN STAND BIBLE)

   

Saturday, February 28, 2015

TO FIND THE TRUTH  by steve finnell


How can men find the truth? First you have to put pride aside and admit that God is smarter than you. Trust God and His word.

JESUS IS THE TRUTH.

The source for truth is not found in any preacher, priest , pastor, pope, elder, guru, potentate, Bible commentator, creed book, nor man's opinion in general.

JESUS IS THE SOURCE FOR TRUTH.

John 1:14 And the WORD became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Jesus is the Word and the truth. Look to Jesus to find the truth.

John 1:17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.

The truth in denominational  instruction must, by necessity, come through Jesus Christ. The truth of Jesus is found in the Bible. Jesus did not write any creed books, church statements of faith nor catechisms.

John 8:31-32 So Jesus was saying to the Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."

Jesus said if you continue in His word; the truth will make you free. Jesus did not say; continue in extra-Biblical doctrine that has been invented in the last 2000 years and it will make you free.

THE HOLY SPIRIT-----THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH!

John 16:12 "I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.


Jesus did not stop talking at His death.


John 16:13-15 But when He, the the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. 14 He will glorify ME, for He will take of MINE and will disclose it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are MINE; therefore I said He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.


The Spirit of truth (The Holy Spirit) was to teach the apostles all truth. The truth the Holy Spirit taught was the truth of the words of Jesus. JESUS IS THE TRUTH!


THE APOSTLE PAUL.


Galatians 1:11-12 For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preach by me is not according to man. 12 For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:10 As the truth of Christ  is in me.


The truth that the apostle Paul and all the rest of the apostles taught was the truth of Jesus Christ. The Scriptures in, red letters are not, the only, words of Jesus. When the apostle Peter said repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of sins. That was the truth of Jesus being spoken. (Acts 2:38)


IS BELIEVING THE TRUTH IMPORTANT?


2 Thessalonians 2:10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.


The truth is found in JESUS CHRIST alone and the words of JESUS CHRIST are found in the Bible and the Bible alone.


The absolute truth of Jesus is not found in the extra-Biblical creed books, catechisms, so-called new books of revelation, nor church statements of faith.


THERE IS NO NEW TRUTH!    


      

THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST by steve finnell


Without Jesus shedding His blood on the cross, all doctrines concerning salvation become irrelevant.


Hebrews 9:22 ....without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.


Hebrews 10:19 Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus,


Are men saved because of God's grace? Yes. (Ephesians 2:8) Grace would not be available if not for the shed blood of Jesus.


Did Jesus sanctify and cleanse the church by the washing of water with the word? Yes. (Ephesians 5:26) The church cannot and is not sanctified except for the fact that Jesus shed His blood.


Hebrews 13:12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.


Do sinners have to repent and be immersed in water to have sins forgiven? Yes. (Acts 2:38)Without Jesus shedding His blood  on the cross, repentance and baptism for forgiveness of sins would not be accessible to mankind.


Romans 5:9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.


Did Jesus add the repentant baptized believers to His church?Yes. (Acts 2:38,41,47) Without the shed blood of Jesus there would be no church of Christ to be added to.


Acts 20:28 Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.


Are we saved because we confess that Jesus is Lord and that God raised Him from the dead? Yes. (Romans 10:9-10) This confession would be meaningless if Jesus had not shed His blood.


Revelation 1:5 and Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood---


WHY AND HOW ARE WE SAVED?


We are saved because of God's grace. (Ephesians 2:8)
We are saved because of our faith. (John3:16)
We are saved by confessing Jesus Christ. (Romans 10:9-10)
We are saved because we are immersed in water. (Mark 16:16)
We are saved because we repent of sins and turn toward God. (Acts 2:38)


AT THE POINT OF WATER BAPTISM, THE BLOOD OF JESUS WASHES AWAY MEN'S SINS, MEN ARE BORN OF THE SPIRIT, MEN BECOME BORN AGAIN, MEN ARE SAVED, THE LORD ADDS THE FORGIVEN TO HIS CHURCH.


WITHOUT THE SHED BLOOD OF JESUS  CHRIST, SALVATION WOULD BE UNATTAINABLE! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

WHAT CAN I DO TO NOT BE SAVED? by steve finnell


What can you do to not be saved? In order to not be saved, all you have to do is ignore the New Covenant terms for pardon. 

The following are some of the ways you cannot be saved under the New Covenant.

1. You cannot be saved by a whirlwind.

2 Kings 1-11 And it came about when the Lord was about to take up Elijah by a whirlwind to heaven.....11 As they were going along and talking, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire which separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind to heaven.

You cannot be saved by a whirlwind under the New Covenant terms of pardon.

2. You cannot be saved by works of love and faith.

Luke 7:44-50 ......47 For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; ....50 And He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."

The woman had her sins forgiven because she washed the feet of Jesus with her tears, kissed His feet, and anointed His feet with perfume. She loved much and had faith. Men today cannot be saved by works of love and faith. That is not the terms of forgiveness under the New Covenant.

3. You cannot be saved by the publican parable.

Luke 18:9-14 .....But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating  his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, the sinner!" 14 I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."

Men today cannot be justified like the publican. The publican did not confess that Jesus was resurrected from the grave. There is no evidence the publican even believed that Jesus was the Son of God. Simply saying a humble prayer to God does save anyone. The publicans were Jewish tax collectors. Saying the prayer of a Jewish tax collector is not the terms of forgiveness under the New Testament.

4. You cannot be saved under the Judaizer's salvation plan.

Galatians 5:1-5.....3 And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law. 4 You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.

You cannot be saved by blending Christianity and the Laws of Moses. That is against the terms of pardon under the New Covenant.

5. You cannot be saved like the thief on the cross.

The thief believed that Jesus was the Christ.(Luke 23:39)
The thief feared God.(Luke 23:40)
The thief asked Jesus to remember him when He came into His kingdom. (Luke 23:42)
Was thief saved? Yes.

The thief did not believe in his heart that Jesus was raised from the dead by God the Father.(Romans 10:9)
The thief was not baptized in water. (Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16, Peter 3:21)

If you believe you can be saved like the thief, then you have to believe you can be saved without being baptized in water, and that you can be saved without believing in your heart that God   resurrected Jesus from the grave

The thief died under the old covenant and got a direct pardon from Jesus. Men, today, are living under the New Covenant. You cannot be nailed to the cross today and get a direct pardon from Jesus. Jesus is not on the cross He has been raised from the dead by God the Father.

6. You cannot be saved like Enoch.

Genesis 5:24 Enoch walked with God: and he was not, for God took him.

Enoch did not believe Jesus was the Son of God. Was Enoch saved?Yes.
Enoch did not confess that God raised Jesus from the dead. Was Enoch saved? Yes.
Enoch did not believe that Jesus shed His blood on the cross so he could have his sins washed away.. Was Enoch saved? Yes.
Enoch was not baptized in water. He was not immersed for the forgiveness of his sins. Was Enoch saved? Yes.
Was Enoch born of the Spirit? No. The Holy Spirit of promise was not given until the Day of Pentecost. Was Enoch saved? Yes.

Can men today be saved like Enoch? Absolutely not. Men, today, can only be saved by meeting the terms of pardon under the New Covenant, also know as the New Testament.

7. You cannot be saved like the paralytic.

Luke 5:18-20 And some men were carrying  on a bed a man who paralyzed; and they were trying to bring him in and set him down in front of Him. 19 But not finding any way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down through the tiles with his stretcher, into the middle of the crowd, in front of Jesus. 20 Seeing their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven."

Jesus forgave the sins of the paralytic because of the faith of friends. Can men today be saved like the paralytic? No, they cannot.

The paralytic was saved without personal faith.
The paralytic was saved without repenting.
The paralytic was saved without confessing Jesus as the Son of God.
The paralytic was saved without being baptized.
The paralytic was saved without believing that God raised Jesus from the dead.
The paralytic was saved without confessing Jesus as Lord and Christ.
The paralytic was saved before the New Covenant was available.

TO BE SAVED TODAY MEN HAVE TO MEET THE TERMS OF PARDON UNDER THE NEW COVENANT.

The New Covenant was not in effect until Jesus died. The birth of the church of Christ was the Day of Pentecost.

Hebrews 9:15-17 For this reason He is the mediator of the new covenant, so that , since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance. 16 For where a covenant is, there must of necessity be the death of the one who made it. 17 For a covenant is valid only when men are dead, for it is never in force while the one who lives made it.

The apostle Peter told all men how to be saved under the New Covenant. (Acts 2:22-41)

NEW COVENANT TERMS FOR PARDON.

FAITH: John 3:16
REPENTANCE: Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19, Luke 24:47
CONFESSION: Romans 10:9-10, Acts 8:37
WATER BAPTISM: Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16, 1 Peter 3:20-21, Acts 22:16, Colossians 2:12-13, Titus 3:5, John 3:5, Galatians 3:27, Romans 6:3-7

BASIC BIBLE DOCTRINE?   BY STEVE FINNELL


Do most churches teach or preach basic Bible doctrine in the two hours of preaching and teaching on Sunday morning? No, they do not. Why is that? 1. Most church leaders do not understand basic Biblical concepts. 2. Many church leaders who do understand basic Bible teaching refrain from teaching the truth for fear that they might lose their leadership positions. 3. Others honestly believe they will lose church members if they teach Biblical facts. [The truth is most people will not accept the truth. Is that a valid reason for not preaching God's word?]   

How would the members of your church congregation answer questions concerning basic Bible doctrine and Biblical concepts?

QUESTIONS:

1. Did God create the heavens and the earth in six twenty-four hour days?

2. Is Jesus the only way to salvation?

3. Is theistic evolution supported by Scripture?

4. Is the God of Christians and Muslims the same God?

5. Is it worship to pray to the Virgin Mary and other dead saints?

6. Is the doctrine of once saved always saved found in the Scriptures?

7. Is water baptism essential for salvation?

8. Did God predetermined certain men to be saved and all others to burn in hell?

9. Does the Bible teach universal salvation?

10. If a man does not have time to be baptized in water before he dies will he still be saved?

11. Does the Bible teach that men are saved by grace alone?

12. Does the Bible teach that God imputes faith into men so they can believe and be saved?

13. Does the Bible teach that men have no free-will?

14. Does the Bible teach that the apostle Peter was the first roman Catholic Pope?

15. Does the Bible teach that there are modern-day apostles who are prophets of God and can perform miracles?

16. Does the Bible teach that men, today, can be saved just like the thief on the cross?

17. Does the Bible teach that Christians can continue in a sinful unrepentant lifestyle and still inherit the kingdom of God.

18. Does the Bible teach that water baptism is nothing more that an act of obedience?

19. Does the Bible say that water baptism is not essential for the forgiveness of sins?

20. Is the sinner's prayer God's terms for pardon?

21. Can men deny that God raised Jesus from the grave and still be saved?

22. Does the Bible teach that men will receive a seconded chance for salvation when Jesus returns to earth?

23. Do church creed books contain more truth that the Bible?

24. Is Jesus also God the Father?

25. Are men only saved according to terms of pardon under the New Covenant?

26. Under the New Covenant are the Jews still God's chosen people?

27. Does the Bible teach that a single pastor should be the authority of each church congregation?

28. Does the Bible teach that pastors or priests have the authority to forgive Christians the sins they commit against God?

29. Does the Bible teach that prophecies, tongues, and knowledge are still available to the contemporary church?

30. Does the Bible teach that speaking in tongues is evidence of your salvation?

31. Does the Bible teach that the KJV of the Bible is the only trustworthy translation of God's written word?

32. Does the Bible teach if men are sincere in their belief that they will be saved even if it is contrary to God's terms for pardon?

33. Does the Bible teach the doctrine of original sin?

34. Does the Bible teach that all men are born totally depraved?

35. Does the Bible teach joining a denominational church can save men from sin?

36. Does the Lord add the saved to His church or do church leaders add men to the Lord's church?

37. Did the 3000 on the Day of Pentecost have theirs sins removed before they repented and were baptized in water?

38. Is sprinkling and pouring mentioned in New Testament Scriptures as a mode of baptism?

39. Is there any case under the New Covenant Scriptures where a person was baptized in water before he believed in Jesus.

40. Was John the Baptist baptizing men into Christ?

41. Is the baptism of John the Baptist a valid baptism today?

42. Does the Bible teach that men are save by faith alone?

43. Will men spend eternity in hell because of Adam's sin or the unforgiven sins they themselves commit?

44. Does the Bible teach that some men are born as heterosexuals and some men born as homosexuals?

45. Did God create multiple Christian denominations?

     

Do the members of your church congregation understand basic Bible doctrine and Biblical concepts? If you do not know, then why not ask them?    



QUOTE WHO? by steve finnell


Did you ever notice when believers in Christ share their faith or debate doctrinal differences, they have a propensity to quote MEN?

QUOTE LIST: Martin Luther, John Hagee, Pope Benedict, John Calvin, Charles Stanley, John Wesley, Max Lucado, Pat Robertson, T. D. Jakes, Joel Osteen, Alexander Campbell etc.


You need to be careful who you quote! Case in point, the following quote of Billy Graham in response to a question from Robert Schuller.


BILLY GRAHAM: "Well, Christianity and being a true believer--you know, I think there's the Body of Christ. This comes from all Christian groups around the world, outside Christian groups. I think everybody that loves Christ, or knows Christ, whether they're conscious of it or not,  they're members of the Body of Christ. And I don't think that we're going to see a great sweeping revival, that will turn the whole world to Christ at any time. I think James answered that, the apostle James in the first council in Jerusalem, when he said that God's purpose for this age is to call out people for His name. And that's what God is doing today, He's calling people out of the world for His name, whether they come from the Muslim world, or the Buddhist world, or the Christian world or the non believing world, they are members of the Body of Christ because they've been called by God. They may not even know the name of Jesus but they know in their hearts that they need something that they don't have, and they turn to the only light that they have, and I think that they are saved, and they're going to be with us in heaven."


BE CAREFUL WHO YOU QUOTE!


John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.


WHEN I QUOTE, I want to quote Jesus, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Peter, Paul, James, etc.


It you stick with God's word for the truth and quote from it you will never be embarrassed or led astray.


EXTRA-BIBLICAL WRITINGS ARE NOT A SAFE SOURCE FOR TRUTH. BE CAREFUL WHO YOU QUOTE!