Monthly Archives: April 2014
In part 1 of the Mask of Doctrine, a primary focus was upon the fraudulently yet unintentional mismanagement of biblical texts, manifested as a result of previous discipleship influences. In addition to the divine effect of Christ, all Christians are impacted by the styles, customs, and scriptural understandings of those who taught them the gospel of Christ and formulas of scriptural interpretation. Nonetheless, the time comes when one must “Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established” (Proverbs 4:26). Such an ardent notion provides deeper meaning to the Philippians 2:12 narrative: “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”
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“Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place: For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief. Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth” (Proverbs 24:15-17). Read the rest of this entry
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).
“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 5:17). Read the rest of this entry