Dispensational Truths #2
We need to be aware of misinterpreting the bible. It is done far too often. What I mean by this is taking a verse or verses and applying them to a situation that has nothing to do with those verses. Keep in mind, If we can rightly divide the bible then we can certainly wrongly divide it.
If you are being taught something I strongly suggest you go back and reread it for yourselves and check out the whole chapter. You may find out what was taught to you was not what the bible said at all. And the bible warns us of false leaders.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
The worst is when people pick the book up and flip through it, stop and point at a random verse and assume that is what God is speaking to them today. That is not using the bible in the correct manner. It’s not a magic book, or a spin the wheel to see what you have won like what you would find at an amusement park.
Be certain and sure of the Divine Inspiration of the Scripture.
Timothy 3: 16-17
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
If the book is not inspired then you cannot rely on anything in it, but if it is inspired then you can depend on everything in it. Every part of the bible, big or small is inspired just as much as the other. It is all equally inspired. Every word of the bible is inspired and every word counts just as much as the other.
2 Peter 1: 19-21
19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
The spirit of God gave him the words.
You can put your confidence in the promises of the word of God.
Skepticism of inspired scripture come from the Devil himself, from the old sin nature, which is hesitant to believe the truth.
If you feel like you have found errors or contradictions in the bible it is because you have not gotten all the facts. Ask your self these questions, Who is speaking?, Who is he speaking too?, When did he say that? What age? What was it he said? What place did this happen in? is it literal, figurative, or symbolic?
Answer all of these questions and then the bible will divide correctly and flow together nicely.