It Seems All Right To Me
14:12 = "There is a way which
unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of
- THERE ARE THREE BASIC THEORIES
- The theory of universal salvation
- That all mankind will be saved. [This is in direct
7:13 = "Enter ye in at the strait
gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the
way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be
which go in thereat:"
Thessalonians 1:7-9 = "And to you
who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord
Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty
angels, In flaming fire taking
vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey
not the gospel of our Lord
Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting
destruction from the presence
of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;"
- The theory of predestination
(calvinism) - That God has already predestined who
will be saved. [This is in direct conflict with these
Peter 3:9 = "The Lord is not slack
concerning his promise, as some men count
slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing
that any should perish, but
that all should come to repentance."
2:9 = "But we see Jesus, who was
made a little lower than the angels for the
suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour;
that he by the grace of God
should taste death for every man."
- The theory that it does not
make any difference what one believes and that is
seems all right to
him - [This is in direct conflict with the Bible].
Here is where our study will concentrate for
the next few minutes. With everyone having this
same right, there would have been no need for
Christs death, just do your own thing so-to-speak.
- DISCUSSION: THIS IS IN DIRECT
OPPOSITION TO THE PURPOSE IN THE SENDING
OF GODS SON TO DIE FOR MANKIND -- THAT WE ALL MIGHT
17:20-21 = "Neither pray I for these
alone, but for them also which shall believe on me
through their word; That they all may be one; as
thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they
also may be one in us: that the world may believe that
thou hast sent me."
- BOTH LIFE AND NATURE TEACH
US IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE: THERE HAS TO BE
AGREEMENT AS EVERY DAY LIFE SHOWS US - IT CAN NOT BE
JUST WHAT SEEMS
RIGHT TO A PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL.
- Every math and science teacher
must know the truth, or facts, to be exact in arriving
- The drinking of a poison
thinking, or believing, that is not will bring forth
- The loaded gun thinking that
it is unloaded, will still kill.
- The Bible declares that we
will reap what we have actually sown and not what
we think we
have sown. Galatians
6:7 = "Be not deceived; God is
not mocked: for whatsoever a man
soweth, that shall he also reap."
- THE OLD TESTAMENT TEACHES THAT
ONE CAN NOT BELIEVE JUST WHAT HE
WANTS TOO, OR THAT IT SEEMS RIGHT TO HIM.
- Eve believed a lie and it
made a big difference.
Corinthains 11:3 = "But I fear,
lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through
his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from
the simplicity that is in Christ."
8:44 = "Ye are of your father the
devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He
was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in
the truth, because there is no
truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh
of his own: for he is a liar, and the
father of it."
- There was a young prophet
that believed a lie, spoken by a false prophet.
King 13:18 = "He said unto him,
I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake
unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him
back with thee into thine house,
that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied
unto him." [Read verses 13-30].
- Jacob believed a lie about
Joseph being dead.
37:29-36 = "And Reuben returned unto
the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the
pit; and he rent his clothes. And he returned unto his
brethren, and said, The child is not;
and I, whither shall I go? And they took Joseph's coat,
and killed a kid of the goats, and
dipped the coat in the blood; And they sent the coat
of many colours, and they brought it to
their father; and said, This have we found: know now
whether it be thy son's coat or no.
And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil
beast hath devoured him; Joseph is
without doubt rent in pieces. And Jacob rent his clothes,
and put sackcloth upon his loins,
and mourned for his son many days. And all his sons
and all his daughters rose up to
comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he
said, For I will go down into the grave
unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.
And the Midianites sold him into
Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain
of the guard."
- THE NEW TESTAMENT TEACHES THAT
WHAT MIGHT SEEM TO BE RIGHT CAN
POSSIBLY BE A LIE.
- God has revealed to us through
divine revelation that He will send a strong delusion.
Thessalonians 2:11 = "And for this
cause God shall send them strong delusion, that
they should believe a lie:"
- Paul thought he was right
- but he was wrong.
26:9-10 = "I verily thought with
myself, that I ought to do many things contrary
to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. Which thing I also
did in Jerusalem: and many of
the saints did I shut up in prison, having received
authority from the chief priests;
and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against
- The Eunuch was a religious
man, but he was lost.
8:27-40 = "And he arose and went:
and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of
great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians,
who had the charge of all
her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,
Was returning, and sitting in
his chariot read Esaias the prophet. Then the Spirit
said unto Philip, Go near, and
join thyself to this chariot. And Philip ran thither
to him, and heard him read the
prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what
thou readest? And he said, How
can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired
Philip that he would come
up and sit with him. The place of the scripture which
he read was this, He was led as
a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before
his shearer, so opened he not
his mouth: In his humiliation his judgment was taken
away: and who shall declare
his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
And the eunuch answered Philip,
and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet
this? of himself, or of some other
man? Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the
same scripture, and preached
unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they
came unto a certain water: and
the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder
me to be baptized? And Philip
said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou
mayest. And he answered and said, I
believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he
commanded the chariot to stand
still: and they went down both into the water, both
Philip and the eunuch; and he
baptized him. And when they were come up out of the
water, the Spirit of the Lord
caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more:
and he went on his way
rejoicing. But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing
through he preached in all
the cities, till he came to Caesarea."
- Cornelius was a good man,
but he was still lost.
10:2 = "A devout man, and one that
feared God with all his house, which gave
much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway."
11:14 = "Who shall tell thee words,
whereby thou and all thy house shall be
- Only the truth will make
8:32 = "And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free."
- WHAT ONE BELIEVES (OR SEEMS
TO BE RIGHT) DOES NOT MAKE IT SO .
- You can believe a lie and
be damned (remember the young prophet in I
- Yet you can believe and obey
the truth and be saved (Mark
- ANY PERSON MAY BE HONESTLY
MISTAKEN ABOUT A MATTER -- BUT WHEN THE
ERROR IS POINTED OUT, A PERSON THAT REFUSES TO MAKE
CORRECTION, IS NO
- HONESTY ALONE WILL NOT SAVE
BUT DISHONESTY ALONE WILL SEND ONE TO
- YES, IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE
WHAT ONE BELIEVES.
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