Bible Studies In Discernment
contains the studies in the New Testament by Sandy & Juanita Simpson covering many issues of apologetics and discernment. This book contains Bible studies in Galatians, Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John and Jude with a focus on applying timeless discernment priciples to our modern times. It also includes extra bonus studies including the following:
Studies include Judge Not (Matt. 7), Teachings Of Jesus In John,
Galatians 5: 22-23, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians,
1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus 1:6-11, Hebrews,
James, 1 & 2 Peter &
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The Bible identifies what are the essential doctrines to the Christian faith by consistently promoting them through the gospels, the book of Acts and especially the epistles that were written to the churches. To define what we believe is to make clear what is historic/ biblical Christianity. What is presented in the Bible as necessary teachings that we must adhere to. Many do not understand Christianity is the fulfillment, the completion of Judaism. It is the goal of what was started with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Given to Moses and the prophets. The Bible for the most part is written through the context of Jewish writers and prophets. This is why Jesus and the apostles all refer back to the Old Testament as the basis for the new covenant, for prophecy being fulfilled and their teachings to the new entity, the church.
Scripture, alone is said to be "God-breathed" (Theopnuestos) by it alone believers are complete equipped for- every, good work" (2 Timothy 3:16-17). The doctrine of Sola Scriptura is the Bibles position, not a promotion of a certain denomination. It is the Word that is to be our guidance and source for living a spiritual life. We are admonished to teach sound doctrine which encompasses the whole counsel of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation.
1Timothy 4:6 Paul writes for us to be "nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed." To explain to others what is the Christian faith we are encouraged to, "Study to show thyself approved, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed" (1 Timothy 2:15).The word "study" in this passage means "to make an effort, to be earnest, and diligent, with labor." The phrase "rightly dividing" comes from the Greek word "orthotomeo," which means "to make a straight cut, to dissect correctly, to rightly divide." In other words, with no hesitation, make every effort to understand correctly what the Word of God actually says, so it can be used to benefit yourself and those you speak to. The Holy Spirit is given to us for understanding the Scripture, to lead us into all Truth and to give us the power to live it.
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by Sandy Simpson, 9/5/14 Zechariah 14:9 "The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name." What are the implications of this prophecy in Zechariah? (1) That before the return of Christ there have always been many "gods" worshipped in many names. (2) That the saints who return with Christ (Zechariah 14:5), those who were Raptured, are the ones who had already believed in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those remaining are forced to acknowledge that there is "no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved" because they were left behind in the Rapture and survived the Tribulation.
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|Generic and Specific - Two reasons why the Bible translation societies, putting the names of supreme beings in Bible translations, is unbiblical|
|by Sandy Simpson, 5/18/2014
In my article "Blasphemizing the Bible" I give a number of examples of how a lot of modern Bible translation societies are putting the names of "supreme beings" in the Bible in the place of God or YHWH. In this article I'm going to examine two of the excuses they make for making those substitutions in the Bible in many hundreds of different languages today. (1) They claim that God has many different names and therefore they think they are justified in putting the names of various gods of various cultures in Bibles, as long as they are considered "supreme beings". (2) The second excuse they give is that the names of the "gods" they are placing in the Bible are generic terms for God, like the words "God", "Theos", "Dios" and "Elohim". By generic I mean a word that can be used for any deity whether of the one true God or other false gods who claim to be God.
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|Those Who Do Not Lead Christians to Maturity|
|by Sandy Simpson, 5/11/14 |
Eph. 4:12-14 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.
Heb. 5:13-14 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
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|by Sandy Simpson, 1/16/14 |
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 "The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness." This has always been an interesting passage to me for a few different reasons. What is "the lie" that is talked about here in verse 9? What are the ways that "wickedness deceives those who are perishing" and how long has this been going on or does this only begin to happen at the coming of the lawless one? In what way does "the lie" cause those who do not believe the truth to "delight in wickedness"?
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