Saturday, December 14, 2013

Lesson 7.7 of Bible Interpretation. 

This lesson is borrowed from the booklet “Seven rules for Bible Interpretation”, written by REV. M. L. LOWE, D.D. with supplemental material by David W. Holden.    

Rule 7.7:  Distinguish Between Truths which Differ...        

         There is a common tendency among ALL people, not just believers, to confuse different truth, (disregard in their rules we has studied thus far) to connect or mix together, certain doctrines which stand by themselves. For example, many people fail to realize there is a vast difference between...      


SALVATION cannot be earned! We don't deserve it! And the Bible is very certain and clear...

ROMANS 6:23 ...the Gift of God is ternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.        

          But the Bible is equally clear that the Lord gives every believer an opportunity to share in His workas his personal"ambassador for Christ" in the ministry of reconciliation! This labor does not merit salvation-- instead    

1 CORINTHIANS 3:14 If any man's work abide which she has built thereupon, he shall receive a REWARD.        

        Salvation is a Gift--and the Bible always speaks of it in terms of a gift when dealing with the matters of one's eternal welfare! On the other hand, a reward is given for faithful service rendered to the Lord! If it is remembered that the unsaved one is "dead in trespass is and sins" he obviously needs the Gift of eternal life!  Being "dead"  he has no capacity to earn any reward! But, when given a new life in Christ Jesus, he will joyfully work to show his appreciation to the Lord, and for this he will be rewarded! While no person can earn his salvation,every believer should labor for his Savior, and strive to merit His "Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou has been faithful over a few things, I will make the ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord!"              

                 B)  The believer's TWO NATURES...

          The fact that the believer has two natures (where he had but one prior to his salvation) can cause a lot of problems, as witness...  

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.      

            Satan is reluctant to let the believer go, so he makes full use of the old nature to defeat the new nature imparted by Christ. When this is known as a fact, and is dealt with accordingly to Biblical practice, the believer can--and should--have true spiritual victory in his life!


This is borrowed from the booklet “Seven rules for Bible Interpretation”, written by REV. M. L. LOWE, D.D. with supplemental material by David W. Holden.

             From a careful study of these seven basic rules for Bible interpretation, and by diligent application in each passage handled, the born again believer, because he has the Holy Spirit to guide him, will not be led astray by any of the multitude of cults, isms, denominations and doctrines of the day.
           The Bible is a clear revelation; it contains no real contradictions; it has ONE INTERPRETATION which is carefully balanced to make it the most unique volume in the world. Read it-------- study it-------- meditate on it-----believe it------ trust it-----it is for you!

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