Exodus 34:6 "And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth."Deuteronomy 32:4 "He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he." Isaiah 25:1 "O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth."I. God is a God of truth
I Kings 17:24 "And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in thy mouth is truth."II. Preachers need to preach truth and only truth
Psalms 33:4 "For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth."John 17:17 "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth." Colossians 1:5 "For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel." II Corinthians 6:7"By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left."I Thessalonians 2:13 "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe." James 1:18-21"18. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. 19. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20. For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. 21. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls."A. Godís word is truth:
Notice what Paul said: Acts 26:24-25"And
as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou
art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad. But he said, I am
not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness."
II John 9-11 " 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.10. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:11. For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds."C. If Preachers fail to preach Godís eternal truths then they do not have God and should not be fellowshipped!
I Timothy 3:15 "But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth."III. Christians need to defend Godís eternal truths
C. Those who change Godís truth into lies, they are servants of man
D. They are also servants of the devil
We need to do away with our lives and begin new ones!
Matthew 16:24-26 "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"
We become new creatures in Christ II Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
We get into Christ by being baptized into his body Galatians 3:27 and I Corinthians 12:12-13. After we have heard and believed his Gospel Romans 10:14-17, Repented of our sins Acts 2:38, and Confessed him Romans 10:10! Salvation exists only in the church the body of Christ Ephesians 5:23!
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