Posts Tagged ‘ heretic ’

1 John Chapter 1: Walking in Light or Walking in Darkness

Feb 8th, 2010 | By | Category: 1st & 2nd & 3rd John, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

It is essential to give a little preface before we begin a verse-by-verse study of the three epistles of John. To our understanding and experience, they are probably the least understood epistles in the New Testament. One reason is that when we read the first epistle, it is sort of sonorous and mellifluous; that is, its flow is sweet like honey. If we finished this epistle and were asked four hours later what we had read, very few would know because it has a seeming lack of perspicuity; that is, it lacks a definiteness on the surface. However, if we were living at the time this epistle was written, it would be dynamite—just the opposite.

For many years, we found that something was lacking in reviews and considerations of this first epistle, but fortunately, within the past year, we found someone who agreed with us. What we would like to say is the following. While this first epistle correctly conveys the peculiar and affectionate disposition of the Apostle John when it is superficially read and understood, we will endeavor to show that none of the apostles spoke more sharply than John.

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The Epistle to Titus: Choosing Pastors , Christian behavior, Sound Doctrine, Faith/Works, Heretics

Sep 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Titus, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

Many brethren think it is unchristian to stop someone’s mouth, yet Paul was telling Titus, who was not an apostle, to do that very thing. Doctrines that are pernicious and damaging to true Christianity should be boldly opposed and stopped, not democratically debated. One should not be timid about opposing a harmful doctrine, nor should such a doctrine be tolerated. Rather, it should be stopped in its tracks.

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Doctrine

Apr 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Doctrine

Bible Study/Discourse: Doctrines are a scriptural teaching or understanding. Not all doctrines carry the same weight of importance. For instance, there are fundamental doctrines such as: the Ransom, Baptism, Righteousness, Repentance, Salvation. Then there aredispensational doctrines that are relevant to different time periods. The doctrine “truth” that a great flood is coming to destroy everything is notrelevant to today, but it was of the utmost importance in the days of Noah. It was a matter of salvation!There are also doctrines of demons (universal salvation) and also unsound doctrine. A thing can be true, but is not edifying, such as “endless”genealogies.

As a Christian it behooves us to weigh and discern doctrines. 1) is it a fundamental doctrine–that is not open to interpretation and if not taught correctly will affect salvation? 2) is it a prophetic doctrine? Being that it has to do with future events, it by nature can be open to interpretations because the light is not yet clear on the matter. 3) Is it a doctrine of demons which will lead a Christiandown a very dangerous path of denying scripture or causes divisions (because of a bad heart motive not in accordance with the Word.), orunprofitable in that it does not edify anyone?

Once we categorize the doctrine what do we do? There is a time to speak and a time to keep silent, there is a time to embrace adn a time to refrain from embracing. This Bible study explores many different scenarios that a Christian may come up against and how to judge what one should do in that instance.

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