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12-22-2015 False Teachers “Suppose” Their Doctrine

It is a false teacher who “does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ” and are “men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself” (1 Timothy 6:3-5 NKJV). False teachers: (1) refuse to accept Jesus’ “wholesome” doctrine, such as, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark 16:16 NKJV); (2) are corrupt in mind, and void of “the truth,” and therefore “turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ” (Jude 1:4 NKJV); (3) “Suppose” their doctrine is right while it is contrary to plain, Bible teaching, such as: being a Christian but not in the church of Christ; being saved before being baptized into Jesus’ death; worshiping God with entertainment and not sacrifices.

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#false-teachers

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11-20-2015 False Promises

“They have lied about the LORD, And said, ‘It is not He. Neither will evil come upon us, Nor shall we see sword or famine. And the prophets become wind, For the word is not in them” (Jeremiah 5:12-13 NKJV). False preachers teach false ideas and cause people to falsely believe that: (1) God either doesn’t exist, or doesn’t care, or doesn’t help; (2) nothing bad can happen to those who obey God. This causes frustration and rejection when something bad does happen! (3) People who listen to them are “tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting” (Ephesians 4:14 NKJV). (4) Lies about God are not based in the Word of God, the Bible.

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

 

#false-ideas, #false-teachers, #falsely-believe, #lies-about-god

June 2015 Issue of Christian Worker (Preaching God’s Word)

Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.

Here are the topics that you will find:

  • “Preach in View of the Judgment” (Rick Brumback)
  • “Reprove…Rebuke” (Sam Willcut)
  • “Be Instant in Season; out of Season” (Al Macias)
  • Exhort (John Moore)
  • Preach with All Longsuffering (Wayne Jones)
  • Preach Sound Doctrine (Joshua Moore)
  • Who Are False Teachers? (Don Walker)
  • The Role of a Preacher (Dewayne Bryant)

Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.

You can subscribe to the email version of the Christian Worker paper by clicking on the publications link on their website and then following the given instructions…or by clicking on the link provided here in The Fellowship Room under the “Friends” category to your right.

Copyright © 2015 Southwest church of Christ, All rights reserved.

#2-timothy, #christian-worker, #day-of-judgment, #exhortation, #false-teachers, #longsuffering, #preaching-the-gospel, #rebuking, #reproving, #role-of-a-preacher, #sound-doctrine

It must be a cultural thing

When it comes to doctrinal issues too plain to deny, a popular modern-day-tactic used by false teachers both within and without the church is a dismissal based upon the reasoning that says the only reason something was said or done is because it was the “cultural thing” to do.

Baptism for the remission of sins? It must have been a cultural thing. You have to understand that the Jews came from a background that included ritual baths. So today baptism is only a matter of preference.

Believing in only one God? It must have been a cultural thing. You have to understand that even though examples can be seen of people in the New Testament being told to repent of idol worship it was only because those idols would not allow Jesus to be recognized as resurrected from the dead.

Marriage is a covenant that only involves a man and woman? You have to understand that the things that were written, well they were written in times of cultural closed-mindedness and homophobia. God wants people to be happy, and if a command in the scriptures becomes irreconcilable with how they feel then their feelings must be trusted over the cultural commands of the time. Jesus never condemned homosexuality anyways.

Divorce and remarriage only if adultery has been committed? Again that was only a cultural aspect of the times. Paul said if an unbeliever doesn’t want to be married to a believer anymore then it was okay to let them go because personal peace matters the most.

Yes, it sure is amazing what can be dismissed when the feet of the dismissers stand firmly upon today’s culture – or yesterday’s…whichever one is most convenient is fine.

If anyone thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that the things I am writing to you are a command of the Lord. If anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.” (1 Corinthians 14:37-38 – ESV)

#false-teachers, #sarcasm, #the-culture-excuse

August 2014 Issue of Christian Worker

Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.

Here are the topics that you will find:

  • What Is Marriage? What Constitutes Marriage? (Robert R. Taylor, Jr)
  • Has the Kingdom Come? (Sam Willcut)
  • “Buy the Truth and Sell It Not” (Royce Williamson)
  • Watching the Pendulum (Glenn Colley)
  • “Living Oracles” (Mel Futrell)
  • Some Things Must Never Change (Jeff Jenkins)
  • Is It Nothing to You? (Alan Highers)
  • Behind Closed Doors (Steve Higginbotham)

Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.

You can subscribe to the email version of the Christian Worker paper by clicking on the publications link on their website and then following the given instructions…or by clicking on the link provided here in The Fellowship Room under the “Friends” category to your right.

Copyright © 2014 Southwest church of Christ, All rights reserved.

#christian-worker, #courage, #culture-wars, #evangelism, #false-teachers, #kingdom-of-god, #marriage, #oracles-of-god, #pdf, #timeless, #truth

Be settled with what has been revealed

There are some who claim to have all the spiritual answers. The lack of wisdom in such a position is seen when you realize that these same people can’t even give all the questions! But then again there are some who create questions so they can have the answers.

Questions that don’t amount to a hill of spiritual beans and answers that feed the flesh but sicken the soul is what happens (Hebrews 12:15-17).

People have a tendency to talk about things that we have no business talking about and not talking about what we should (1 Timothy 5:13; Mark 7:36; Deuteronomy 29:29; Romans 10:6-9).

We want to know more without even knowing what has been revealed. Our eyes are bigger than our belly!

The words necessary for good spiritual health are the words that we have been given (Matthew 4:4); we do not need to be consumed with finding people that are willing to add or take away from the revealed will of God. Such a desire only reveals a lack of faith, spiritual maturity and contentment (Numbers 11; 1 Peter 2:2; 1 Corinthians 3:1-3). Such a desire creates a hunger for the holiness of men and leads to a loss of appetite for the holy things of God (1 Timothy 4:1-7). Look to the religious world and see if these things aren’t so!

We would all do well to accept what God has revealed and to accept that we do not need to know what we cannot know because the Lord has determined it to be unnecessary for us. He has given what we need (2 Peter 1:3; 2 Timothy 3:16-17), but like all other things in life we must determine if we are satisfied with the necessities that have been provided (1 Timothy 6:5-10).

These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots; raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.” (Jude 12-13)

#false-teachers, #feeding-on-the-word-of-god, #questions-and-answers

May 2014 Issue of Christian Worker

Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.

Here are the topics that you will find:

  • Why Some Men Must Be Marked (Fred House)
  • Balaam (Sam Willcut)
  • Is Dancing Sinful? (Johnie Scaggs, Jr)
  • Am I Saved or Lost? (Guy N. Woods)
  • Modesty Is for Men Also! (Carl B. Garner)
  • Excuses (Lynn Blair)
  • Sin Is Still Sin! (M. Floyd Bailey, Jr)
  • This We Must Accomplish (John W. Moore)
  • Only in Jesus (Wayne Jones)
  • Comfort for Troubled Hearts (Mike Vestal)

Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.

You can subscribe to the email version of the Christian Worker paper by clicking on the publications link on their website and then following the given instructions…or by clicking on the link provided here in The Fellowship Room under the “Friends” category to your right.

Copyright © 2014 Southwest church of Christ, All rights reserved.

#balaam, #christian-worker, #dancing, #excuses, #false-teachers, #jesus, #modesty, #mutual-support, #pdf, #salvation, #sin, #spiritual-goals