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Sunday, November 6, 2011

GOD'S WORD IS TRUTH

 
Ephesians 6:14

"Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist..."NIV

"Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth..." KJV

We know that the belt of truth is the written Word of God. Of all the spiritual weapons, this is one that we can hold in our hands, the Holy Bible. But we don't forget that it was God's Word sent from the world of God's Spirit to men who allowed the Spirit to write through them. What a powerful weapon God passed on to us from Himself to use as a sword, the Truth, to defeat the enemy. If we believe this by faith, we will be able to stand firm, hiding the Word in our hearts, therefore, defeating the enemy.

Heavenly Father, how grateful we are that You saw fit to give us Your Truth in written form that we can hold, study, and hide in our hearts. Help us Lord, to keep Your Word with us so that we can stand firm against the enemy of our souls. We ask in Jesus' name, Amen.
           
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3 comments:

Karen said...

Thank you. I always enjoy your uplifting posts!

Pamela said...

I love the Word of God...It is a sword against the devil, yet food for my soul.

Steve Finnell said...

JESUS AND THE TERMS OF PARDON BY STEVE FINNELL

What are the terms for pardon under the New Covenant? Did Jesus give us the terms of forgiveness from sin before He died or after His death and resurrection?

WHAT DID JESUS SAID WHILE HE WAS ALIVE?

1. Luke 18:18-22 Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? .....20 "You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery,' Do not murder,' Do not steal,' 'Do not bear false witness,' ' Honor your father and your mother.'" 21 And he said, "All these things I have kept from my youth." 22 So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, "you still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; come, follow Me."(NKJV)

Would the rich ruler have been saved had he obey Jesus? Yes. Was Jesus giving the terms for pardon under the New Covenant. No, He was not.

2. Mark 2:1-5....5 When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic,"Son, your sins are forgiven you."(NKJV)

Were the sins of the paralytic forgiven? Yes. Was Jesus saying that under the New Covenant men will have their sins forgiven because of the faith of friends? No. He was not.

3. John 8:3-11....10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the women, He said to her, "Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?" 11 She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more."(NKJV)

Was the woman condemned by Jesus? No, she was not. Was Jesus saying that under the New Covenant if no man condemns you that I will not condemn you? No, He was not.

4. Luke 23 39-43 .....Then one of the criminals who was hanged blasphemed Him, saying , "If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us". 40 But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying , "Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? 41 "And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds ; but this Man has done nothing wrong."42 Then he said to Jesus, "Lord, remember me when You come into your kingdom." 43 And Jesus said to him, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise."(NKJV)

Was the thief saved? Yes. Was Jesus giving the terms for pardon under the New Covenant? No, He was not.

WHAT DID JESUS SAY AFTER HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION?

Mark 16:14-16 After He appeared to the eleven...16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.(NKJV)

Jesus gave the terms for pardon, under the New Covenant, after He was resurrected.

Luke 24:36-47 ....."and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.(NKJV)

Peter gave us the terms for pardon under the New Covenant at Jerusalem on 33AD. Acts 2:22-41
Peter preached the terms for pardon under the New Covenant.

Faith: John 3:16
Confession: Romans 10:9
Repentance: Acts 2:38
Water Immersion: Acts 2:38

Jesus never told one person that under the New Covenant they did not have to be baptized in order to be saved.

Jesus never told one person that under the New Covenant they did not have to repent to have their sins washed away.

Acts 2:38 And Peter replied, "Each one of you must turn from sin, return to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ; for the forgiveness of your sins; then you also shall receive this gift , the Holy Spirit. (The Living Bible -Paraphrased)


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