The lesson on October 13, 2019 was part 28 of the "Genesis" study. This weeks lesson explored further the attributes of the Devil in how he uses scripture against the believer. What ever form his took before the fall, we learned in Genesis 2:20 "And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him." Adam had rejected him at that time so being subtle had worked his way back into the Garden to ask Eve... In Genesis 3:1 we see "Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?" Satan is attacking the Word of God and using Eve's ignorance of God's word against her. In her response to the Serpent she says in Genesis 3:3 "But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die." Eve misquoted Gods Word by adding "neither shall you touch it, lest ye die". Satan's trap worked. God never said anything about touching it. In comparison, today Atheist debate about the existence of God and use scripture out of context and those we are debating are not arguing the proper response if they don't use Right Division and showing those scriptures who claim signs and wonders are for a prior calling. Wayne shared a two minute clip of an Atheist arguing that Jesus said you can drink poison and you will not die. He invited Christians to show their faith by drinking anti-freeze. The Atheist was arguing Mark 16 and the Christians response what that portion of Mark 16 was not in the text. Wrong. It is in the King James translated from texts that had it. The argument can only be properly made through Right Division to show context of callings. The scripture reading was from Mark 16:14-18 KJV.
This study is a follow up to the ABC's of Right Division. The lessons in this study will take a deeper look into the basis or right division and why it is important to understand how it helps you understand scripture. It will compare other beliefs like Preterism, and those based in covenant theology and look at some critiques of what opponents of right division object to this fundamental methodology of handling scripture accurately.
This study looks at the book of Revelation from the perspective of Man, His Nature and Destiny which means the lessons will look at the judgments revealed in revelation as it pertains to man. Whether or not the perspective of eternal torment for the lost is accurate as opposed to just perishing with the appropriate amount of punishment. This study is best followed by the Man, His Nature and Destiny to provide the context of how by looking at Revelation we may expand our understanding of Man's destiny.
This study looks at Man, His Nature and Destiny. It comes after the First Corinthians study which looked at the resurrection and the attributes of the resurrected body. This study will look at why God created man, what was his purpose in the plan of God. We will learn abut the tri-part attributes of a human with the body, soul and spirit. Death and resurrection will be analyzed and how one might find immortality. This study will be surely important to grow in your understanding of God's plan for you if you choose to pay attention and respond to the truth of it.
This is a study on Right Division using First Corinthians as an example. These lessons were taught from Auckland, New Zealand at Grace Bible Church by Dr. Wayne Stewart. The theme of this study was "Occupy till I come" which was found in a parable in Luke 19:13 KJV and emphasis was put on identifying the biblical economy found after Acts 28. The Christian needs to identify the attributes of the economy and how it changes during Acts period with the Apostle Paul. This study compliments the First Corinthians study and is one you should listen to that focuses on our calling today.
Why study the book of First Corinthians? This book gives a good look into the Acts economy and to the personality of Paul. When we study this epistle we will appreciate many issues of the first ministry of Paul during a time when Israel was first and God was respecting and honouring his covenanted people, the nation of Israel. Many issues of today relate directly to the topics addressed in this epistle such as speaking in tongues 1Cor 12-14; factions within the church 1:11,12; abuses of the Lord's supper; taking of believers to law before the unbeliever 6:1-8; food and idols 8:1-3; marriage and how it should work in the "time is short" age of the Acts 7:1-40 and the issue of people denying the resurrection 15:12. The context of these issues and how Acts 28 clarifies these problems will be of import to all of us. There are many histories written concerning the ancient town of Corinth and it's immoral temple. We will skip over this for now and discuss only those issues from ancient history as they impringe on the context of the passages we discuss.