Friday, April 7, 2017


Should believers in Christ be concerned with God's original intent? Does the original intent of Scripture matter? Is the Bible an evolving book to be added to, as cultural norms change?

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (NKJV)

What was the original intent of 2 Timothy 3:16-17? That creed books, church catechisms, Bible commentaries, the writings of famous preachers, the views of theologians, and post Biblical books of so-called new revelation, be deemed as Scripture? I do not think so!

Acts 2:36 "Therefore let all the house of Israel know that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."(NKJV)

What was the original intent of Acts 2:36?   To teach mankind that Jesus was simply one of many Lords and many Christs? NO!

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 sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (NKJV)

What was the original intent of Acts 2:38? To teach that immersion in water was because sins were forgiven the minute that a person believed that Jesus was Lord and Christ? Was it to prove the Holy Spirit was given prior to repentance and baptism? Was it to tell the world that water baptism was not essential for the forgiveness of sins. Did the original intent convey the view, that baptism was for a testimony of a person's faith? NO, NO, NO!

Mark 16:15 And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. (NKJV)

What was the original intent of Mark 16:15? To tell the world that God had selected a few that would be saved and He had selected all others to burn in hell, for eternity? NO!

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

What was the original intent of Mark 16:16? To teach that infants were guilty of Adam's sin and had to be baptized before they were mature enough to believe and confess Jesus as Lord and Christ? NO, infants are not guilty of sin.

The original New Covenant terms of pardon have been not changed by God. Only men change the terms of pardon. Do you really want to trust men to get you into heaven?

GOD"S TERMS OF PARDON: 1. Faith, John 3:16. Repentance, Acts 3:19, Acts 2:38. Confession, Romans 10:9. Water Immersion, Mark 16:16, 1 Peter 3:21, Acts 22:16, Galatians 3:27.



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