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True Worship - Simple Bible Studies
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What Does The Bible Teach?
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John 12:44 (NKJV)
Then Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in Me, believes not in Me
but in Him who sent Me.
Jesus is not alone. Many will try to make Jesus their Lord, but will reject
God by failing to keep and respect the Bible as authority in religion.
John 12:46-47 (NKJV)
"I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should
not abide in darkness. And if anyone hears My words and does not believe,
I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the
world.
The thought above about "does not believe" includes those who change His
words.
Some people accept Christ but not the conditions by which He says are
necessary.
Others still reject His teaching and His Laws outright.
Some reject Christ ignorantly.
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John 12:48 (NKJV)
"He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges
him; the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.
If we are to be judged by the words of Jesus, which are the expressed
spoken commandments or laws of God, then in order to receive the
blessings He has promised, we must conform our lives to the principles and
precepts of His word.
John 12:49-50 (NKJV)
"For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me
gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.
"And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I
speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak."
If we hear and obey His commands, then everlasting life is the result.
If on the other hand, we hear only what we want to hear and obey only the
things we want to obey, then everlasting life is removed from us and we
have everlasting destruction.
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John 14:23-24 (NKJV)
Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves
Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love
him, and We will come to him and make Our home
with him.
"He who does not love Me does not keep My words;
and the word which you hear is not Mine but the
Father's who sent Me.
These people can say all they want that they love the
Lord, but it is not so.
If every denomination has their own doctrine, their
own name, their own practices, and their own
standard of righteousness, then the others have to
be different.
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Either one or the other is wrong.
They may both be wrong, but they cannot both be
right with God.
They can only be right in the sight of man apart from
God.
Man may give approval where God has not.
Man can join where God has separated and man can
separate what God has joined.
Man can speak where God has remained silent.
Any way you look at it, God still is the ultimate ruler
of this world and your life.
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John 14:26 (NKJV)
"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in
My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your
remembrance all things that I said to you.
The Holy Spirit sent by God, saw that they did things right
according to God's standard of righteousness in the first
century.
The Holy Spirit sent by God moved individuals to put the Will of
God in written form.
This is the Holy Bible, the scriptures.
The Bible is the result of the Holy Spirit's work.
Therefore when we are in conformity to the Bible, we are in
conformity to the Holy Spirit, and the one who sent the Holy
Spirit, God.
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2 Peter 1:20-21 (NASB)
"But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's
own interpretation, {21} for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human
will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
Jesus and the Holy Spirit helped the Apostles and the writers of the New
Testament bring about the whole truth of God.
John 17:20 (NKJV)
"I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me
through their word; {21} "that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me,
and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe
that You sent Me.
The apostles are the “they” mentioned here.
"Their word" is the message found in the scriptures, The Bible.
The prayer of Jesus was for unity and uniformity. Not division.
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Ephesians 2:13-21 (NKJV)
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been
brought near by the blood of Christ. {14} For He Himself is our
peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle
wall of separation, {15} having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that
is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to
create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,
{16} and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body
through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. {17} And He
came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those
who were near. {18} For through Him we both have access by one
Spirit to the Father. {19} Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers
and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of
the household of God, {20} having been built on the foundation of
the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief
corner stone, {21} in whom the whole building, being joined together,
grows into a holy temple in the Lord,
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Man in his arrogance and selfishness has
placed walls of division.
Man has given us different names.
Man has given us different doctrines.
Man has corrupted God's ways and placed
millions of souls in danger of hell.
Sadly each individual is responsible to God, but
they keep following false teaching and traditions
to their own destruction.
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Matthew 24:35 (NKJV)
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass
away.
Man constantly and continually changes their beliefs and practices.
They are always deciding for themselves what is acceptable to God.
Look at the changes that have take place in so many religions in our
generation alone.
How can man justify changes?
He can't!
Matthew 5:18 (NKJV)
"For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one
tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.
God's word has not changed, man is the one who changed.
All the changes that man may produce, publish, or proclaim, will not take
away from the fact that God's law is our judge.
This sounds so strange; since many claim to uphold the Bible as the sole
guide to God's salvation.
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1 Peter 1:25 (NKJV)
But the word of the LORD endures forever." Now
this is the word which by the gospel was
preached to you.
Forever is a long time.
Therefore since we will exist forever, we had
better learn to respect His word His way.
We must also preach this truth.
Publicly, privately or in print.
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Ephesians 4:4 (NKJV)
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called
in one hope of your calling;
If there is only one body as the Bible declares, then all
others are wrong and un-acceptable to God.
What we must do is determine which body is the right
body.
How?
We can start by Bible study and diligent effort to know
God's Law.
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Romans 12:4-5 (NKJV)
For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not
have the same function, {5} so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and
individually members of one another.
The only true body are those who are in Christ.
This means those who are in conformity to His Teaching and His Doctrine.
Also those who wear His name.
1 Corinthians 12:13 (NKJV)
For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body; whether Jews or
Greeks, whether slaves or free; and have all been made to drink into one
Spirit.
This shows how we enter this one body.
We know that anyone who will obey God on His terms will be acceptable to
Him.
It does not matter what color they are, or what language they speak. Man
places barriers and divisions, God does not.
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1 John 3:4 (KJV)
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of
the law.
1 John 3:4 (NIV)
Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.
1 John 3:4 (NKJV)
Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.
1 John 3:4 (NASB)
Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.
1 John 3:4 (CEV)
Everyone who sins breaks God's law, because sin is the same as breaking God's law.
From the different translations we still get the general idea that doing things differently
from the way God specified is violation of His law.
We can do this willfully or ignorantly.
Conclusion
So that our lessons is not too long, we will
continue this study next week.
Denominationalism is wrong because it
does not fit in with Bible teaching.
Our hope is that people see the difference
and seek to serve God in God’s ways.
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