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Twisted Scripture Refuted

2 Timothy 3:16-17 AMP
16 Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action),
17 So that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.

We as christians are commanded to test under the direction of the Holy Spirit using the word of God, the sword of the Spirit (1Jn 4:1;Acts 17:11;Eph 6:17).

The King’s sword, the word of God is a basic tool of discernment. (1 Ki 3:24; He 4:12)

Christians are usually met with some kind of oppostion when they do this. Here is some of the oppostion I’ve met — where scripture is twisted in attempt to silence the one testing or correcting.

  • Judge Not? Matthew 7:1
    This verse is often quoted when questions arise about exposing error, false teaching or false teachers. Does this really mean NEVER judge, NEVER expose error, NEVER refute error publicly? What does this verse really mean?
  • Refusing to Judge – Judge Not!
    We do not need to judge, we only need to show love! – Is it really true that we never need to judge? What are the consequences of NEVER judging?
  • Abosulte Truth?
    There is no ABSOLUTE Truth! Or can anyone really know or understand the truth?
  • Doctrine Divides! Love Unifies!
    Love is more important than doctrine, we should all agree to disagree for the sake of unity! Is this really biblical or is unity without truth a myth?
  • Love Covers a Multitude of Sins
    Does this mean turn a blind eye to sin, leave the issue alone{don’t confront or address it} —> just “love” the person despite what they are doing?

 

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Just Where Did She Get Those Jewels – Holy Spirit Harlotry or Mystery Babylon

From Acosta Ministries

Rhema Word for the Day, Monday, July 21, 2014: Today, pause for a moment to reflect on this-be assured that as you grow spiritually, you will come to understand your trials, for they will bring you to see God’s purpose for your life more clearly.

1 Peter 5:10–And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

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James 1:2-4 AMP
2 Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations.
3 Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience.
4 But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.

Trials help you see God’s purpose!

2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV … For we walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV … We live by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7 NLT … That is why we live by believing and not by seeing.

2 Corinthians 5:7 NMSG … It’s what we trust in but don’t yet see that keeps us going.

Safe Habor

From Acosta Ministeries

Rhema Word for the Day, Monday, July 14, 2014: Though your ship may be tossed by waves, stormy waters will not stop the progress of your vessel!

Psalm 84:5How blessed is the man whose strength is in You, in whose heart are the highways to Zion!
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Psalm 107:29-32 AMP
29 He hushes the storm to a calm and to a gentle whisper, so that the waves of the sea are still.
30 Then the men are glad because of the calm, and He brings them to their desired haven.
31 Oh, that men would praise [and confess to] the Lord for His goodness and loving-kindness and His wonderful works to the children of men!
32 Let them exalt Him also in the congregation of the people and praise Him in the company of the elders.

From: Guideposts Daily Devotions

Sometimes the Lord rides out the storm with us and other times He calms the restless sea around us. Most of all, He calms the storm inside us in our deepest inner soul. –Lloyd John Ogilvie, minister

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Safe Harbor{prayer}

On Purpose

From Our Daily Bread

All things work together for good . . . to those who are the called according to His purpose. —Romans 8:28

When a cowboy applied for an insurance policy, the agent asked, “Have you ever had any accidents?” After a moment’s reflection, the applicant responded, “Nope, but a bronc did kick in two of my ribs last summer, and a couple of years ago a rattlesnake bit me on the ankle.”

“Wouldn’t you call those accidents?” replied the puzzled agent. “Naw,” the cowboy said, “they did it on purpose!”

That story reminds me of the biblical truth that there are no accidents in the lives of God’s children. In today’s Scripture, we read how Joseph interpreted a difficult experience that had seemed like a great calamity. He had been thrown into a pit and then sold as a slave. This was a great test of his faith, and from the human standpoint it appeared to be a tragic case of injustice, not a providential means of blessing. But Joseph later learned that “God meant it for good” (Gen. 50:20).

Are you passing through the deep waters of trial and disappointment? Does everything seem to be going against you? These apparent misfortunes are not accidents. The Lord allows such things for a blessed purpose. So, patiently trust Him. If you know the Lord, someday you will praise Him for it all!

 

What looks like just an accident
When viewed through human eyes,
Is really God at work in us—
His blessing in disguise. —Sper

God transforms trials into triumphs.

Defining Moment

From Our Daily Bread

You meant evil against me; but God meant it for good . . . to save many people alive. —Genesis 50:20

One year ago, people around the world were stunned by a shooting rampage that left 32 victims dead on the campus of Virginia Tech University. In the aftermath, the mother of one critically wounded student who survived said she did not want the ordeal to become the defining moment in her son’s life. Instead, she hoped it could be “something positive, some great celebration of his life.”

When the unthinkable happens, it may seem impossible to believe that anything can overcome the emotional scars. Yet, the life of Joseph offers a powerful illustration of God’s transforming power (Gen. 37–50). The brothers who sold him into slavery were sure he would take revenge on them (50:15-17). But Joseph told them, “You meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive” (v.20).

When we place our desire for revenge in God’s hands, we become participants in the remarkable process described by Paul: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Rom. 12:21).

The defining moments of our lives are not determined by the evil done to us, but by our response through the grace and power of God.

When rough the path from day to day,
When sorrows fill our eyes with tears,
Our choice to find our hope in Christ
Can lift our soul and calm our fears. —D. De Haan

Let danger drive you to Jesus.

Master Craftsman

From Our Daily Bread

The vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter. —Jeremiah 18:4

When my wife and I were engaged, her dad gave us a special wedding present. As a watchmaker and jeweler, he made our wedding rings. To make my wedding band, Jim used gold scraps left over from resizing other rings—scraps that were seemingly without much value. But in the hands of this craftsman, those pieces became a thing of beauty that I cherish to this day. It is amazing what a master craftsman can do with what others might view as useless.

That is also how God works in our lives. He is the greatest Master Craftsman of all, taking the wasted pieces and broken shards of our lives and restoring them to worth and meaning. The prophet Jeremiah described this when he compared God’s work to that of a potter working clay: “The vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make” (Jer. 18:4).

No matter what messes we have made of our lives, God can remold us into vessels that are good in His eyes. As we confess any sin and submit ourselves in obedience to His Word, we allow the Master to do His redemptive work in our lives (2 Tim. 2:21). That is the only way for the pieces of our brokenness to be made whole and good once again.

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Thou art the Potter, I am the clay;
Mold me and make me after Thy will,
While I am waiting, yielded and still. —Pollard

Broken things can become blessed things if you let God do the mending.

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