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The U, V and W of Right Division

The U, V and W of Right Division

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.

Lessons

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 21

The lesson on June 25, 2017 was part 21 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  Wayne wraps up looking at Preterism and opens up the study of Covenant Theology.  We learn of the three primary covenants with this approach:  1. ´The Covenant of Redemption (Within the trinity a covenant was made to redeem the elect).  2. ´The Covenant of Works which has two periods: a. "Between Adam and God", then b. "From Creation to Fall". 3. ´The Covenant of Grace which specifies a. Between God and Man through Christ and b. From Fall till now and into the future.  The scripture reading was from Romans 9:1-5 KJV

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 21
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The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 22

The lesson on July 2, 2017 was part 22 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  Wayne reviewed last weeks lesson and emphasized the analogy used of the separation of the United States from England, using the divorce of the American's from the legal connection to Great Britain to that of the divorce of the Jews from the calling of God after Acts 28 with the revelation of The Mystery in Ephesians.  We learned why America choose July 4th as the day to celebrate Independence.  July 4, 1776 wasn't the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence (they did that on July 2, 1776). ´It wasn’t the day we started the American Revolution either (that had happened back in April 1775). And it wasn't the day Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence (that was in June 1776). Or the date on which the Declaration was delivered to Great Britain (that didn't happen until November 1776). Or the date it was signed (that was August 2, 1776).  It was the date that the Continental Congress approved the wording on July 4th!  We can celebrate the words that God gave us with the completed word of God.  Then we looked at the definition of Covenant Theology and laid the foundation to study the 7 covenants found in scripture. The scripture reading was from Acts 2:37-40 KJV

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 22
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The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 23

The lesson on July 30, 2017 was part 23 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  Wayne Stewart and his family were on holiday to New Zealand for a couple of weeks and picked up right where he left off with this study which is now looking at Covenant Theology.  We reviewed what was previously taught in how Convenant Theology believers promote that there are three primary convenants.  They are: The Covenant of Redemption, The Covenant of Works and The Covenant of Grace.  Today's lesson focused on the Covenant of Redemption and how the practice of Right Division is the proper answer for most of what they claim.  The scripture reading was from Acts 13:26-37 KJV

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 23
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The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 24

The lesson on August 6, 2017 was part 24 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  Wayne opened up with some comments on current events, recognizing the failure of socialism and communism in Venezula but the moved onto Covenant Theology looking at the Covenant of Redemption, and how the Calvinist build their doctrine on, particularly around their five points represented by TULIP.  These are: "Total depravity", which means all people by their own faculties are morally unable to choose to follow God.  "Unconditional election" asserts that God has chosen from eternity those whom he will bring to himself not based on their free choice. "Limited atonement", this implies that only the sins of the elect were atoned for by Jesus's death.  "Irresistible grace", asserts that the saving grace of God is effectually applied to those whom he has determined to save (that is, the elect) "Perseverance of the saints"  asserts that since God is sovereign and his will cannot be frustrated by humans or anything else, those whom God has called into communion with himself will continue in faith until the end. Right Divison is the answer to all of these points and rejects everyone of them.  Wayne takes us through key scriptures that refute what these points are claiming.  The scripture reading was from Ephesians 1:1-14 KJV

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 24
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The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 25

The lesson on August 13, 2017 was part 25 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  Wayne reviewed what was taught last week when we learned of Calvinism and their TULIP principles but he continued in this lesson to look at quotes from famous Calvinists and refutes their points by looking at what the scripture says.  In particular, we studied the term "Election" and looked how the Calvinist define it and what scripture says about it.  We also looked at Matthew 22 and learned how this passage helps in combating them scripturally.  The scripture reading was from Matthew 22:1-14 KJV

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 25
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