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A Few Questions about what you Believe

I would like to ask you a few questions. For your own sake, please answer the questions as you hear them, at least to yourself. If possible, grab a pen and paper to write your answers down.

First one. Does God’s Word contradict itself?

Hopefully, you will agree with me in saying “no.” If there are any seeming contradictions, it’s simply because our understanding, or lack thereof.

1 Corinthians 14:33 “For God is not a God of confusion, but of peace.”

So the answer should be “no.” Because God is not a God of confusion. And, if His Word contradicts, it would only bring confusion. Agreed? So the answer is “no.”

Next, does God’s Word stand forever? Hopefully, your answer is “yes.” For, according to Isaiah who was quoted by Peter, it does.

Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.”

1 Peter 1:25 “But the word of the Lord stands forever. And this is the word that was preached to you.”

Next, does God do ANYTHING without first revealing it to His prophets? No, He doesn’t.

Amos 3:7 “Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets.”

So, anytime God is going to do something, He first tells His people through His prophets. So:

1) God’s Word does not contradict itself.

2) God’s Word stands forever. And,

3) God does nothing without revealing it first through His prophets.

These are foundational and should be the very starting point to anyone’s faith. Nothing in our faith should deviate from these core beliefs. If anything in our faith opposes any of these three points, which are founded in the Scriptures, we will only find ourselves following the doctrines of men and NOT the eternal Word of God: that which we will be judged according to.

Think about that for a moment. Does ANYTHING that you currently believe oppose one of these three points here mentioned?

At first glance, your response is probably, “Of course not.” But we encourage you to examine your faith as the Scriptures tells us to do.

2 Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you - unless, of course, you fail the test?”

Lamentations 3:40 “Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD (YHWH).”

So, if you agree with these 3 points, allow me to ask just a few more questions:

1) Do you observe Sabbath as given in the Law? If not, why? What is your reasoning? If you hold that God’s Word stands forever, then shouldn’t you be observing the 4th commandment?

2) Do you believe that God did away with His Law by bringing Jesus/Yeshua down to fulfill it?

If you believe this, where is it prophesied that this would happen? If you believe this, wouldn’t that make God’s Word in the Old Testament null and void, thus making it not stand forever? Even though Isaiah said that God’s Word, up to the point of his writing, stood forever. If you believe this, wouldn’t that make God’s Word contradict itself, saying one thing in the Old Testament and then saying another in the New Testament? And,

3) If you agree’d with me at the beginning on these three questions, are you now OK with:

* Making God’s Word Contradict?

* Making God’s Word NOT stand forever?

* Believing in something that God Himself did not declare would happen?

Shouldn’t this be of concern you that you are now OK with believing something that opposes the eternal Word of God, that which you will be judged according to?

God’s Word does not contradict itself. God’s Word truly stands forever. And God does NOTHING without first telling His people it will happen.

We pray that you have been blessed by this study. Remember, continue to test everything.

Article courtesy of 119 Ministries

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