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Why is the rejection of God's Word not only sinful and rebellious, but also foolish?





  • Millenium - A belief that Christ will establish a physical kingdom on earth, and physically reign over it, for one thousand years






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    All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

    - II Timothy 3:16

    For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

    - Matthew 5:18

    For ever, 0 LORD, Thy Word is settled in heaven.

    - Psalm 119:89

     

      "Suppose you responded this way," Jack's principal continued. "If you rejected your boss' directions and tossed the blueprint away, if you brushed aside the detailed wiring directions for the appliances and started attaching wires where you felt like it, what would happen, Jack?"

      "I'd probably electrocute myself or get fired!"

      "Precisely. Now Jack, concentrate a moment. God is your Creator, the One to whom you must answer. He has given you directions and a detailed blueprint regarding how to put your life together! If you brush this aside and say, 'I just want to do my own thing,' you are rebelling against Him. His directions detail the proper and safe way to live. Other ways will end in explosions. Also, Jack, your life is not your own any more than those spools of wire and appliances were. God is the owner of your life and health; He gives it to you for a specific purpose - to be used according to His directions."

      Jack sat in silence and then started slowly nodding his head. Finally he said, "Yes, if I saw one of my fellow workers wiring up an appliance wrongly, I would tell him, too. Thanks, Sir!"

      How is anarchy rebellion? How is true obedience to the law an acknowledgment that God is God?

    Dispensationalism is a belief that God's law applied to Old Testament Israel, but not to us today. It proclaims that those living from the time of Moses to that of Christ lived in the law dispensation -under the law and not the gospel. Those living after the death of Christ, in the New Testament time, live in the gospel dispensation -under the gospel and not the law. The dangerous error in this belief is that it teaches different ways of salvation for man at different times since the fall. For instance, from Moses to Christ, man could be saved by obedience to the law; from Christ to the millenium, people can be saved by obedience to the gospel. Dispensationalism believes that, in each time period, God deals with man on a different basis; He tests man's obedience to a different revelation of God's will.

    This teaching falsely divides the Word of God. It denies the gospel in the Old Testament and the law in the New Testament. It wrongly separates the truth contained in the well-known rhyme:

      "The New is in the Old concealed;
      The Old is in the New revealed."


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