Friday, July 18, 2008

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) STUDY to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, RIGHTLY DIVIDING the WORD OF TRUTH.

The other day I was attending ministry event being conducted by our church, when I walked by a group of people who were sitting together and having a conversation. As I walked by I overheard some of the content of what they were talking about – PREDESTINATION. It was apparent to me that these people took great issue with the ideas of predestination, unconditional election, and limited atonement. Judging by the tone of their conversation, they believed theses doctrines to be highly offense. Listening further still, I was also able to ascertain that they also have a solid foundation and full grasp on Biblical truth when it comes to the doctrines of salvation, the sovereignty of God and the free will of man. They were quoting scripture, cross referencing with other scripture, and using their powers of reasoning to promote truth and expose error.

Needless to say, as a pastor I was delighted to hear this because it confirmed for me that the people of PCC are well grounded in God’s Word. They have STUDIED to show themselves APPROVED of God, are NOT ASHAMED, and know how to RIGHTLY DIVIDE the word of truth.

In Ephesians 4:14 (KJV) the Bible says….. That we henceforth BE NO MORE CHILDREN, tossed to and fro and CARRIED ABOUT with EVERY WIND OF DOCTRINE, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.

It should be obvious; the people of PCC who have hung in there for the long-haul are GROWN UP. Instead of being tossed to and fro and carried away by every wind of doctrine that blows its way through town, they have a grasp on the BIBLE itself – not some book written by some “dude.”

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth.

That’s what I’m talking about.