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Test for New Testament doctrine.

FOUR (4) WAY DOCTRINE TEST.


1. Can you trace the doctrine to the pages of the Bible? Is there a Biblical approval for such practice? If your answer is yes, mark it good. If no, mark it bad.

2. Is the doctrine a component of the Jewish practice of the Old Testament and selectively drafted to the church today? If Yes, find out why it was brought forward and others of the same ranking left behind in the Old Testament.

3. Did the first century church include that doctrine in their day to day operation or maybe they forgot and our churches today seem to have remembered it?

4. Does the doctrine have the signature and approval of Christ and his apostles? Check very well.

Just carefully read through these passages
1. A church leader can lie and mislead his congregation.
Jer. 5:31-The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof.

Jer.14:14 - Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.

Eze. 13:6- They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.

2Pet 2:1- But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

2. Members who accept without cross checking are doing their souls harm.
1Tim 4:1- Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

2Tim 4:3- For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

2John 1:9-  Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
3. Listen to Christ and then Paul
Matthew 15:8 -This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Gal 1:8- But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
Conclusion:
Any religious doctrine practiced today that was not approved by Jesus, His apostles and the early church originated from man. Such will lead to the damnation of those who practice it.
May the good Lord open our eyes. Amen
We invite you to come and study with us at the church of Christ near you where the Bible is respected and held as the ONLY authority when it concerns God and your salvation. For sure your eyes will be open to see God more clearly.

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