Dealing with Error

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 One Who Simply Believes Error It is expected that our knowledge will grow from infancy to maturity (1 Peter 2:2; Hebrews 5:12-14) Growth can only happen through the teaching of the word (1 Peter 2:2) Error needs to be explained & refuted (2 Corinthians 10:5) One Who Openly Promotes Error This […]

Do Not Be Deceived

Do Not Be Deceived By: Yourself (1 Corinthians 3:18-20; James 1:26) False teachers (Romans 16:17-18) False concepts (Colossians 2:8) How Do We Keep from Being Deceived? Be honest & objective (Luke 8:15) Recognize the threat of false teachers (2 Peter 2:1) Do not put your trust in men (Romans 3:4,23) Test everything according to the […]

The Progression from Sound Doctrine to False Teaching

Text: 2 Timothy 4:2-4 What is Sound Doctrine? The word we are to preach, the truth (2 Timothy 4:2-4) The gospel (1 Timothy 1:10-11) The words of Christ (1 Timothy 6:3) and the apostles (2 Timothy 1:13) All of God’s word (Acts 20:26-27), only God’s word (1 Peter 4:11), without changes (Galatians 1:6-7) What is […]

A Different Gospel

Text: Galatians 1:6-10 Jeopardizes Our Salvation (v. 6; Romans 1:16) Regardless of Preacher (v. 8; Matthew 7:15) Condemnation for Preaching a Different Gospel (v. 8-9; 1 Peter 4:11) What Other Gospels? Judaizers – failed to distinguish between the covenants (Colossians 2:14) Gnostics – taught a different Jesus (Colossians 2:9) and that sin was not a […]

The Path to Denominationalism

The desire by some for power and control (3 John 9-10) Christians putting their trust in men (1 Corinthians 1:12; 3:4-5; 4:6) Unity on some other standard than God’s word (John 17:20-21; 2 John 9-11) Practices/customs that are bound upon others (Matthew 15:1-9)

Grace-Unity Movement

Misunderstanding Grace Leads to Error More sin leads to more grace (Romans 6:1-2) Grace is a license to sin (Jude 4) With the grace-unity movement, grace is the basis for unity What is Grace? God’s gift of salvation (Ephesians 2:8) The gospel is the message of God’s grace (Acts 20:24) Grace is not without works […]

Controversies Among Brethren – Historical

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:19 The Missionary Society Organization established to send out men to preach the gospel We already have an organization for preaching the gospel – the local church (1 Timothy 3:15) God used the local church to send out preachers (Acts 13:1-4) Instrumental Music Using instruments of music to accompany singing in worship […]