Wednesday night Bible study #5

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    Here are my notes from this week's Bible study.......

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    -THE DOCTRINE OF PRESERVATION- (5)
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    Continuing with a series of lessons on.....”the Bible’s preservation”!
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    LETS GO TO....... Matthew 5:18
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    -GOD’S MOST FAMOUS PROMISE....TO PRESERVE HIS WORD-
    (Famous...because it’s the one most quoted:)
    Matthew 5:18
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    -THE TRUTH ABOUT........“Jots” & “tittles”-
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    “Jot”(Gk.“iota”) (The smallest letter of the Greek alphabet)
    “tittle” (The smallest mark....making a Greek letter:)
    (Like the “dot” over an “i”!)
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    I remember my mom telling me....
    “You be sure an pick up every iota of that mess!”
    (And we didn’t even know...she was speaking Greek!)
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    -WHAT THE LORD MEANT.....BY THIS STATEMENT-
    (God is not going to allow any part of His Word:)
    To EVER be lost:
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    Therefore He is going to arrange..for His Word to be kept:
    For every generation to come!
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    Matthew 5:17-19 -THE CONTEXT......OF THIS PROMISE-
    (That will give us more light on this subject:)
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    V.17A “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets:”
    -GOD’S PURPOSE.....IN THE DOCTRINE OF PRESERVATION-
    (To keep the entire record of His Word intact:)
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    And this is Satan’s purpose...in his attack of the Word:
    To get us to disregard it...as not perfectly preserved!
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    V.17B “I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.”
    -THE LORD’S RESPECT OF THE WORD...SHOULD REMIND US TO RESPECT IT-
    Note: (Jesus fulfilled the law...by His perfect righteousness:)
    He did everything according to the law!
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    In many instances...reinforcing it’s authenticity!
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    Yet today many professing Christians...reject it’s authenticity:
    By simply refusing to believe it:
    E.G. (Jonah’s experience....in the whale’s belly!)
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    V.18A “For” (Because)
    -A WORD THAT LOCKS THE CONTEXT...BETWEEN V.17 & V.18-
    (The reason...Jesus didn’t come to destroy the law:)
    Was because of His promise to preserve it:
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    The Lord’s complete fulfilment of the law:
    Depends upon...His faithfulness to preserve it!
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    V.18B “verily I say unto you,”
    -A TRUTH...THE LORD PERSONALLY ESTABLISHES HIMSELF-
    (That God’s Word....will be preserved:)
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    Sure enough....there are a lot of subjects:
    That God’s Word is silent about:
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    But this is not one of them!
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    V.18C “Till heaven and earth pass,”
    -SOMETHING THAT WE CAN BUILD OUR LIVES UPON-
    (Because everything else will pass away:)
    Before it will:
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    This also talks about a.....”time limit”:
    But we will talk about that later!
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    V.18D “one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law,”
    -THE DEGREE IN WHICH ...GOD WILL PROTECT HIS WORD-
    (He won’t allow even one word...to be lost:)
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    Therefore we should trust...every word:
    To be EXACTLY....what the LORD wants us to have!
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    V.18E “till all be fulfilled.”
    -THE PROPHETIC SIDE.....OF THIS DOCTRINE-
    (God will continue to preserve His Word:)
    To establish the accuracy.....of it’s prophecies:
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    Then.....when all is fulfilled:
    It will have completed it’s work!

    This is when we will all be living:
    In a “new heaven” and a “new Earth”!
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    Note: This truth also....blows Preterism:
    Plumb out of the water!
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    V.19A “Whosoever therefore”
    -A CLEAR CONNECTION BETWEEN.....V.19 & THIS PASSAGE-
    (Our acceptance or rejecting of the above promise:)
    Will effect God’s opinion of us:
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    So we had better.....believe what Verse 18 says!
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    V.19B “shall break”
    -WHAT THEY ARE DOING....WHEN PEOPLE REFUSE TO BELIEVE GOD’S WORD-
    (They are breaking the Scriptures:)
    “break” Lit.(unloose, put off, dissolve)
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    If you have “doubt” about ANY of the God’s Holy record:
    You are “breaking” God’s Word!
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    V.19C “one of these least commandments,”
    -SOMETHING THE LORD....WANTS TO MAKE CRYSTAL CLEAR-
    (“Not one word will be lost:”)
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    This is directly connected...to His statement in V.18
    “one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law”
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    We can trust the smallest details.....of God’s Word!
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    -THE POINT........BEING MADE HERE-
    When people mess around with God’s Word:
    They are removing details....of His commandments:
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    Causing people....not to follow His complete instructions!
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    V.19D “and shall teach men so,”
    -THE WAY PROFESSING CHRISTIANS....ARE CONVINCED TO DOUBT GOD’S WORD-
    (The are “taught” to:)
    By unbelieving teachers & preachers & scholars!
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    Millions of Christians will have to give an account:
    For spreading DOUBT about God’s Word:
    When they stand before the Lord..at the judgement!
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    V.19E “he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven:”
    -GOD’S OPINION.....OF THE DOUBTERS WE LOOK UP TO-
    (Some Christians call them...Giants of the faith:)
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    But God calls them...“least in the kingdom of heaven”:
    Because they spread doubt about God’s Word!
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    V.19F “but whosoever shall do and teach [them],”
    -THE RESULT.....OF TRUSTING GOD’S WORD UNCONDITIONALLY-
    (We will be pillars of faith:)
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    Pointing others to the truth:
    About our perfectly preserved Bible!
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    V.19G “the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
    -GOD’S PRAISE.....FOR EVERYONE WHO TRUSTS HIS WORD-
    (Among believers...we will be called “great”:)
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    But most people...will think that we are crazy!
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