Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Doctrine of Christ

Too many pastors have come out of liberal schools of theology that are taught by unbelieving professors. Man's thoughts replace the true word of God. The liberal seminary has become a cemetery; dead, cold, lacking the Spirit of God. A youthful pastor fresh from seminary came to the church I was baptized in, back in 1959. He became my friend, but he did not believe in the virgin birth, he was taught that Joseph was the biological father of Jesus. A nice man the pastor was, but what he taught was not truth. A friendly church without the doctrines of Christ and the Holy Spirit, is no more than a social club. It is not enough to trust in titles such as, doctor of divinity or reverend pastor, make sure that they are teaching the true doctrines of Jesus Christ.
2Ti 3:5  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
2Jn 1:7  For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
2Jn 1:8  Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
2Jn 1:9  Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
2Jn 1:10  If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
2Jn 1:11  For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
The doctrine of Christ simplified is "Jesus is Lord". The Jehovah's Witnesses that come to my door do not agree with that statement. Doctrine means the teachings, the teachings of Christ.

Jesus, The Living Word of God, came as a man, born of a virgin. He taught that we must be born again of God.
John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Jesus paid the price for our sin and redeemed us by his blood and death on the cross. He is raised from the dead , appeared before men and returned to heaven. He is coming again and left with us His presence, the Comforter that is the Holy Spirit. He taught that God is known as God the Father, Jesus, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Jesus said; "before Abraham, I Am". He was with God the Father and the Holy Spirit at the creation of the world. He is coming back as king to establish his kingdom. Blessed are those who are in the first resurrection for they will not receive the wrath of God. 

Jesus is the only way to God the Father.
John 14:4  And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
John 14:5  Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
John 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 14:7  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

John 5:21  For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. 
John 5:22  For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: 
John 5:23  That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. 
John 5:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. 
John 5:25  Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. 

There is so much more. Read and study the Bible for yourself and know that by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, there is eternal life.

1Jn 5:11  And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 
1Jn 5:12  He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 

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