The MANIFOLD wisdom of God.
One thing that keeps us from talking to others about the Gospel of Christ is the fear someone will challenge us with something we don’t know how to answer. We are also afraid of steering anyone in the wrong direction, so we do nothing.
What if I told you that the vast majority of challenges you will encounter could be traced back to just a few simple principles? What if I told you that if you learned these handful of principles you could answer most OBJECTIONS to the gospel? How would that affect your confidence?
We need not study the teachings of denominations. If we study these few truths, we will be equipped.
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” [John 8:32]
How would you like to learn just a few biblical truths and be able answer all these errors…?
COMMON ERRORS taught by denominations.
Saved by Faith only, Grace alone, Eph 2:8-9 only, There’s Nothing man can do to be saved, Baptism does not save, John 3:1-5 is physical birth, The Jailor was told to just believe, What if you’re in a desert without water, Infant Baptism, What if you’re on the way to be baptized and die, What’s in the water, It’s a good idea to be baptized but not necessary, The Bible Doesn’t say we can’t do ___, We have liberty to do whatever is not spoken against directly, We don’t have to be accurate with the word of God, You’re a Legalist, The End justifies the means, We draw people in with Bands, brews & burgers, varying Worship activities & practices, varying days of corporate worship, Tithing v giving, Rapture, TULIP (Total depravity, Unconditional election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, Perseverance of the saints), Racial Prejudice, Men & women roles, women preachers / pastors, Popes, Cardinals & Priests, “God spoke to me,” Predestination, “I’m too sinful to be saved,” Marriage Divorce & Remarriage, Marriage perversions, Holy Spirit gifts, Another Testament of Jesus Christ, Mormons, Speaking in tongues, “God called me,” Seeing visions & dreams, Premonitions, mediums etc, Hardening pharaoh’s heart, Why does God allow evil, God is not good because of evil & pain, God isn’t good if He doesn’t end evil, God is not good if He can’t stop the evil, God has a plan for you, Demon possession, Direct operation of the Holy Spirit, Instrumental music in worship, David used instruments, Sabbath keeping, Feast days of the Old Testament, the 10 commandments, “What about the Thief on the cross,” “John 3:16 is all I need,” It’s just love, Love not Legalism, “You hate people because you judge them,” “there are Many ways to Christ,” God’s Love is so big that He has Many drawers (one for every denomination), Denominationalism, division in Religion, “God called you to your church and He called me to my church, Many churches, There are many ways to Christ, “many ships headed to one destination,” Institutionalism, Herald of Truth, In Search of the Lord’s way, Missionary Societies, church sponsored institutions, the sponsoring church, clothing rooms, general benevolence, “Christians aren’t supposed to debate,” “Let’s agree to disagree,” Once Saved always saved, Emotionalism, Gnosticism, “you think you’re the only ones going to heaven,” “You’re closed minded,” and more.
Yes, you can. By thoroughly learning a few foundational biblical truths, you can answer all of the above errors.
8 Foundational Truths…
- Everyone MUST obey the Gospel to be saved.
[2Thess 1:8-9; Heb 5:8-9]
- All AUTHORITY is in Christ, and His commands are written in the New Testament.
[Mat 28:18; Luke 6:46; 1Cor 14:37]
- God is NO RESPECTER of persons.
[Acts 10:34; James 2:1-12]
- The INSPIRATION of the Holy Spirit is complete.
[John 20:30-31; Eph 3:3-4; 1Cor 13:8-13; 2Tim 3:15-17]
- The FREE WILL of man is never infringed.
[Deut 30:19; Josh 24:15; Mat 15:14; Philemon]
- The Old Testament Law has ended.
[Hebrews 7,8,9,10; Col 2:14]
- LOVE does not mean the acceptance of sin or that repentance is not required of us.
[John 13:35; 14:15; 15:14; Luke 6:46; 1John 5:3; 1Cor 13]
- There is only one DOCTRINE of CHRIST and we are not to change it by adding to it or taking from it.
[2John 9; Rev 22:18; De 4:2; 12:32; Pr 30:6]
These 8 truths, if learned well, will aid you in facing nearly all of the challenges you will face in your personal evangelism.
May God Bless you all.