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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

THE EXACT TRUTH    BY STEVE FINNELL


If you were looking for the exact truth where would you look? Would you look in books written from oral man-made tradition? Would you look in the books of opinions aka, as Bible commentaries? Would you look in man-made creed books that voice their opinions as to the meaning of Scripture? Would look in books written about the Bible? Would you consult extra-Biblical books to learn God's truth?

The exact truth is found in Scripture and Scripture alone.

Luke 1:1-4......3 it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus, 4 so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught.

Luke did not write down man-made traditions.

Mark 12:10 Have you not read this Scripture: 'THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDER REJECTED BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER STONE;

Jesus taught from Scripture. He did not teach from made-made tradition, oral nor written.

Matthew 12:5 Or have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple break the Sabbath and are innocent?

Jesus did not asked the Pharisees if they had read in the man-made traditions of the elders.

Mark 12:24 Jesus said to them, "Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not understand the Scriptures or the power of God?

Jesus did no tell the Sadducees that they were mistaken because they did not understand the writings of the early church fathers.

John 5:39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life, it is these that testify about Me,

Jesus did not say you search the man-made church catechism.

Matthew 26:54 How then will the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say that it must happen this way?"

Jesus did not asked Peter how will the words of the Bible commentaries be fulfilled?

John 7:38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water!"

Jesus did not say as the books written about the Scripture said.

John 19:24 So they said to one another, "Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, to decide whose it shall be"; this was to fulfill the Scripture: "They divided My outer garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots."

This did happen in order to fulfill what was written in creed books.

Acts 8:35 Then Philip open his mouth, and beginning from the Scripture he preached Jesus to him.

Philip did not open some extra-Biblical book and preach Jesus to the eunuch.

Romans 10:11 For the Scripture says, "WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED."

It is not the church catechism, the Bible commentary, or any other extra-Biblical book that should be doing the talking. It is the Scripture that says.

Galatians 3:22 But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

There is no promise given because of man-made writings. It is the Scripture and the Scripture alone.

Acts 17:2 And according to Paul's custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures,

Paul did not use the man-made church catechisms of the elders as a teaching tool.

1 Timothy 4:13 Until I come, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching.

The apostle Paul did not tell Timothy to publicly read from a man-made creed book, Bible commentaries, church statements of faith, writings of the early church fathers, nor the denominational book of the month.  Paul said read from the Scripture. Did Paul, simply not understand that the Scriptures were not sufficient to teach the truth about God' plan for mankind?

Acts 18:28 for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, demonstrating by the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.

Apollos did not need nor did he use extra-Scriptural references to refute the Jews. He used the Scriptures and the Scriptures alone.

Acts 20:20-27 how I did not shrink from declaring to you  anything that was profitable,......27 For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God.

The apostle Paul declared the whole purpose of God. The so-called modern day prophets. The ones who contend they are still receiving new revelations from God, and all other extra-Biblical creed book writers are in fact denying that Paul declared the whole purpose of God. Who are you going to believe?  

Romans 15:4 For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

The Scriptures give hope. Extra-Biblical writings give the opinions of men.

2 Peter 3:15-16 .... brother Paul , according to the wisdom given to him, wrote to you, 16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.

The words and letters of Paul and the rest of the apostles were Scriptures. The words of man-made creed books, man-made church catechisms, Bible commentaries, books written by the gospel preacher of the month, writings of the early church fathers, Greek dictionaries and all other extra-Biblical writings are not Scriptures.

There has been no new Scripture since A.D 100 nor is there any need for more instruction from God. WE HAVE THE BIBLE.

THE BIBLE AND THE BIBLE ALONE IS WHERE YOU CAN FINED THE EXACT TRUTH!

(Scripture from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)

    

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