STUDY TOOLS FOR TRUTH BY STEVE FINNELL
What study tools are the most confusing, and most inaccurate if you are looking for God's truth to mankind?
Extra-Biblical sources are the last place you should look if you are seeking the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
A LIST OF INACCURATE SOURCES FOR TRUTH.
1. Creed books.
2. Bible commentaries.
3. Made-made catechisms.
4. Books about the Bible.
5. Statements of Faith.
6. The writings of the early church fathers.
7. Books that claim to be new revelations from God.
8. Any book other than the Bible.
STUDY TOOLS THAT YOU CAN TRUST FOR THE TRUTH.
2. Comparative study, using various translation of the Bible.
Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. (NIV 1984)
Mark 16:16 Who ever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. (ESV 2001)
Mark 16:16 "He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. (NASB 1995)
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. (KJB Cambridge Ed.)
Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. (God's Word --Translation)
It would take a highly skilled professional, on steroids, to convince someone that belief and water baptism do not precede being saved.
It would take a stack of extra-Biblical writings and a total disregard for prayer to make someone believe that unbelief will not cause men to be condemned.
THE MOST ACCURATE STUDY TOOLS, ARE PRAYER AND COMPARATIVE STUDY OF VARIOUS TRANSLATIONS OF THE BIBLE.