Saturday, January 30, 2016

CHAPTER AND VERSE?  by steve finnell

The challenge goes something like this, "If you have a valid point, give the Bible chapter and verse to prove your point." The problem is, if the chapter and verse is given would it be read and if read would it be believed?

Point: "What must you do to be saved?" Believe and be baptized.

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

A. Believes: Mark 16:16, John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Romans 10:9,10, John 8:24, John 3:18, John 14:6.

B. Baptized: Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16, 1 Peter 3:21, John 3:5, Ephesians 5:25-27, Colossians 2:11-13, Romans 6:3-8, Titus 3:5

Did you read it and believe it? What prevents men from believing God's word?

Hebrews 5:11 of whom we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. (NKJV)

Hearing is a problem.

2 Peter 3:14-16.....16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which those who are untaught and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do also with the rest of Scriptures.(NKJV)

Twisting Scripture is a self imposed barrier to the truth.

Mark 7:7 And in vain to they worship Me, Teaching for doctrine the commandments of men."(NKJV)

Mark 7:9 And He said to them, "All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.(NKJV)

Mark 7:13 "making the word of God no effect through your tradition which you have handed down, And many such things you do.' (NKJV)

Keeping man-made church traditions is not equivalent to keeping God's commands. God inspired the Bible, He did not inspired man-made tradition.

Church catechisms, church statements of faith, books about the Bible, Bible commentaries, nor popular preachers have not been inspired by God. Those writings and words are not equal to God's inspired book. THE BIBLE is God's book. 


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