Saturday, December 12, 2009
“The ‘Doctrine’ of Christ – 101”…Blog.
Sometimes someone will ask… a question about the Bible. This word ‘doctrine’ is simply another word for Teaching. The difference is that “doctrine”… ‘does “not” change’… with the winds of political correctness. The Word of God, The Bible stands… sure and correct and fast [unmovable]. Many of the Churches and Religions… “Morph” their Beliefs… to meet the ‘current’ social climate, in order to bring in a ‘steady’ stream of income. Surely they ‘do not’ want their attendees leaving and thus decreasing their income and revenue.
(Matthew 24:35) The heaven = and = the earth = shall pass away, = but = My Words = shall ‘not’ = pass away.
(Mark 13:31) Heaven = and = earth = shall pass away, = but = My Words = shall ‘not’ = pass away.
(Luke 21:33) The heaven = and = the earth = shall pass away, = but = My Words = shall ‘not’ = pass away.
While reading in the… Epistle of John, not the Gospel of John, I came upon this term… “The Doctrine of Christ = 1John 2:9-10-11”. When one has a question about what a particular phrase or verse, is speaking about, they simply have to read the Word of God to find out. It in ‘itself’ is a dictionary of the terms and phraseologies contained within its pages. Unlike common literature, the Bible is a book of “Spiritual Truths”… revealed to the Child of God… by the indwelling Holy Spirit of God. Commentaries will only give one… ‘a human opinion’… and not necessarily… “God’s Truth”. Did you ‘open’ your Bible and read… “1John 2:9-10-11.”
(Acts 17:11) And these = were more noble = than those of Thessalonica, in that = they received the Word = with all readiness of mind = and = searched the Scriptures = ‘daily’ = to see = “if” = those things = were so.
(Isaiah 28:13) But = the Word of Jehovah [God] = was to them = precept on precept, = precept on precept; = line on line, = line on line; = here a little, = there a little; = that they might = go, = and = fall backward, = and = be broken = and = snared = and = taken.
The ‘completeness’ of the Word of God… is demonstrated in these and other verses. It is much like a tapestry, the “Truth of God”… is woven throughout. His Word. He will, by His Holy Spirit… only reveal it… to those that will truly ‘obey’ and ‘do it’. Simply look at the Bible, the Word of God… as though it were “One Book”… instead of a compilation of ‘66 – books’. When you seek the Truth of God… He will reveal it to you, by His Holy Spirit. Those that have ‘only religion’… will have ‘only’ a head knowledge, much like the Pharisees and Sadducees and Scribes of Jesus’ day.
(John 16:13-14) Yet when = the Spirit of Truth [The Holy Spirit] = comes, = He = will guide you = into all Truth. = For He = will not speak = on his own accord, = but will speak = whatever He hears = and = will declare = to you = the things that are to come.
(John 16:14) He will glorify Me [Jesus], = for He = will take = what is mine = and = declare it = to you.
When traveling to ‘Kansas City’… I did not know that it is “Both”, in Missouri and in Kansas. Those Siamese Twins, ‘Kansas Cities’… are separated only by Missouri river. The only way to know which city you are in while driving is by the road signs… “Welcome to Kansas” – “Welcome to Missouri”. It is not unlike the… ‘Contiguous United States’… where the “state signs” welcomes you to each state. While driving in the out west US, miles of desert and mountains show no distinguishing state boarders. So too is… the Word of God… “Contiguous!”
(2Peter 1:20-21) knowing this = “first”, = that = no prophecy of the Scripture = came into being = of its own = private interpretation.
(2Pet 1:21) For prophecy = was not borne = at any time = by the will of man, = but = holy men of God = spoke being borne along = by the Holy Spirit.
About now someone… is thinking that the Doctrine of Christ, the Word of God and the Truth of God… are all tied into the Truth of God… revealed in the Word of God… by God’s Holy Spirit. Only when one is “Born Again” by the Holy Spirit of God, can they ‘know in their hearts’… the Truth of the Word of God. Surely God’s ‘Holy Spirit’ teaches the “True Believer”… the Word of God… that they keep ‘within’ their hearts. Not in the mind only… but in the heart… where the Holy Spirit takes The Word… and makes it ‘alive’ to your soul. It ceases to be… ‘Only Head Knowledge’… but the Word of God… feeds one’s soul… with the, Life of God [John 15:3].
(John 6:63-to-66) It is the Spirit = that makes = alive, = the flesh profits = nothing. = The Words = that I [Jesus] = speak to you = are spirit = and = are life.
(John 6:64) But = there are = ‘some’ of you = who do ‘not’ believe. = For Jesus knew = from the beginning = who they were = who did not believe, = and = who is the one = betraying Him.
(John 6:65) And = He said, = Because of this = I = said to you = that ‘no one’ = can come to Me = ‘unless’ = it was given = to him = from My Father [God].
(John 6:66) From = this time = ‘many’ = of His disciples = went back into = the things behind, = and = walked ‘no’ more = with Him.
It is the “Word of God”… The Bible, which separates… the “Religious”… from the ‘True Child’ of God. Just as those above ‘disciples’ went back into their former lives and left off following “Christ the Messiah”… so to the Religious… “Will ‘NOT’, Hear the Truth, of the Word of God!” Religion will always justify ones’, actions and doings. They simply take, as a preference. the name ‘Christian’… without living out the Word of God… within their lives and their souls. What does it cost to follow Christ Jesus…? It costs… “All!”
(Mark 12:29-30) And = Jesus answered him, = The First = of all the commandments is, = "Hear, O Israel, = the Lord = our God = is one Lord;
(Mark 12:30) and = ‘you’ = shall love = the Lord your God = with all your heart, = and = with all your soul, = and = with all your mind, = and = with all your strength." = This is = the first commandment.
(Luke 14:26) If anyone = comes to Me [Jesus] = and = does ‘not’ hate = his father = and = mother = and = wife = and = children = and = brothers = and = sisters, = yes, and = his ‘own life’ also, = he “cannot” = be = My disciple.
(Luke 14:27) And whoever = does ‘not’ = bear his cross = and = come after Me, = he cannot = ‘be’ = My disciple.
The cost of ‘Discipleship’… will entail a “Complete Dedication”… to God and to His Word. Sorry no, it cannot be in ‘second place’ after your family or loved ones. I did ‘not’ say that, it was Christ Jesus Himself Who said that in the above Bible verses. Remember the Word of God is… “NOT a preference!” It is ‘Not’ a religion that… ‘picks & chooses’… what one will believe to make more social friends and contacts. Discipleship comes with a great personal cost. Who exactly if “FIRST”… in your life? The Word of God… “Divides”… all that are “Not, His”… from those that are.
(John 12:44-to-50) But = Jesus = cried out and said, = He = who believes on Me = ‘does not’ = believe on Me = but on Him [God] = Who sent Me.
(John 12:45) And he who = sees Me = sees Him [God] = Who sent Me.
(John 12:46) I = have come = as a Light = into the world, = so that = whoever = believes on = Me = should ‘not’ = remain in darkness.
(John 12:47) And = ‘if’ = any one = hears My Words = and = does ‘not’ believe, = I do not [now] judge him, = for = I do not come [this time] = to judge the world, = but = to save the world.
(John 12:48) He ‘who’ rejects Me = and = does ‘not’ = receive = My ‘Words’ = has ‘one’ = who judges him; = the “Word” = that I have spoken, = the ‘same’ = shall judge him = ‘in’ = the last day.
(John 12:49) For = I have ‘not’ spoken = of Myself, = but = the Father [God] = Who sent Me = gave Me a ‘command’, = “what” = I should say, = and = “what” = I should speak.
(John 12:50) And = I know that = His command = is life everlasting. = Therefore whatever = I speak, = even as the Father = said to Me, = so I speak.
From these verses… ‘One’ can readily see that this… “Doctrine of Christ”… is simply what God the Father… told Him… “To Speak!” All the Bible from… Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21… is All the Word of God, the Doctrine of Christ! Christ spoke as His Father God spoke as the Holy Spirit has spoken. All of the Bible is the Contiguous… “Word & Truth of God!” Simply put… the Word of God… is the Will of God. “Nothing More… Nothing Less!”
(2John 1:9-10-11) Everyone = who does ‘not’ = abide in = the ‘doctrine’ of Christ = but goes beyond it = does ‘not’ have God. = The person who abides = in the doctrine of Christ = has ‘both’ = the Father = and = the Son.
(2John 1:10) If “anyone” = comes to you = and = does ‘not’ = bring this doctrine, = “do not” = take him into your home = or even = greet him,
(2John 1:11) Because = the one = who greets him = ‘shares’ in his evil deeds.
(Isaiah 5:20-21) Woe = to those who call = evil, good; = and = to good, evil; = who put darkness for light, = and = light for darkness; = who put bitter for sweet, = and = sweet for bitter!
(Isaiah 5:21) Woe to those = wise in their own eyes, = and = discerning in their own sight!
(Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and = to the Testimony [Psalms & Prophets]! = If they = “do not” speak = according to = this Word, = it is because = there is ‘no’ light = in them!
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