DISCREDITING GOD'S WORD by steve finnell
The Pharisees did not deny the miracles of Jesus, they just tried to discredited them. (Matthew 12:22,24 Then one was brought to him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw. 24 Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, "This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons."(NKJV)
Certain contemporary believers in Christ do not deny what Jesus and the apostles said, they just ignore or change the meaning.
Acts 10:25-26 As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter lifted him up, saying "Stand up; I myself am also a man."(NKJV)
The apostle Peter rejected the worship of men, however, many today worship dead saints and the Virgin Mary by praying to them. Praying to anyone or anything is worship. Writing doctrine in a church catechism does not make it the word of God.
Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptize will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.(NKJV)
Some believers in Jesus discredit the words of Jesus, found in Mark 16:16, by claiming that since some early manuscripts do not include it; therefore it is not trustworthy. Still others simply assert that, is baptized will be saved, actually means is baptized has already been saved. [Mark 16:16 is included in every Bible translation that I am aware.]
In order to discredit God's word, the Bible has to be deemed untrustworthy. The only effective was to discredit God's word is to add to or take away from the Bible. Creed books, new revelations, books written by men and other man-made doctrines are the keys to discrediting the word of God.
ABSOLUTE TRUTH IS FOUND IN THE BIBLE AND THE BIBLE ALONE