Berean Habits

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by th1bill, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. th1bill

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    Eph 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
    Eph 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.


    It is the common practice, today, that we answer questions about the Holy Word of God right off the top of our heads, without ever consulting God, in prayer, and without checking with the Word of God to check ourselves. I'll be teaching this Sunday from the above passages that, directly, affect how we are to respond to the queries we receive during our sojourn here.


    From the time my former pastor, Richard Clark, decided that I had become grounded enough to move from teaching children and he moved me to teach the Men's evening class, I have bumped heads with Deacons, Preachers and other Teachers that were smarter than I was and they did not need to consult with God and they already knew what the Bible had to say.


    These folks are not standing in God's strength, they stand in their own. They have not bothered to put on the Armor of God, they have their own! In Eph. 6:11b we see the reason we are to put on God's Armor and not our own. The best Life Example of wearing our own armor is Adam in the Garden! Adam was created perfect by God and if a perfect man, without sin, could not resist the Devil... what in the world would ever cause a man born in sin to believe he can battle Satan without God?


    Young Christian... every time you hear me or any teacher in any format teaching, hold our feet to the fire of the Gospel. Every single one of us.
     
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    Bill it is a real battle. What I am finding is that most people today are deciding what they want to believe and no amount of scripture will change that belief. One example is the Lordship question. No matter how much scripture is pointed out that Jesus must be accepted as Lord the liberal side continues to reject it for their own views trying to suggest that repentance is not part of grace and faith. So if you can hang in there against all the dissenters then certainly you will receive a great reward and glorify the Lord.
     
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    Yes, you're right. I often run into opposition, from the Liberal, on the statement in my signature where I admit my status of Bond Slave. One of my Great Grandparents arrived here from Ireland as a Bond Slave in the early 1900s and purchased her freedom by Share Cropping a piece of land. Nobody raped her or beat her and yet she was an owned slave, long after the Blacks had been freed.

    With the revisionist processes we have so distorted the truth of history until we have a great hurdle to overcome, produced and placed there by ourselves. Sometime, in the first year of my Christian Walk I accepted the Yoke my LORD fitted me with and because of the love He exhibits for me i have never considered rebellion. It's just as the scripture promises, His yoke is light, much lighter than the one I carried as my own man.
     

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