PAul prays for the Ephesian believers in Ephesians 1:17 KJV "That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:" If you are new to the study of scripture using Right Division, this Study Hall topic has been created for you to view material that will help you get started. RightDivision.com is full of material that may be used to further you understanding of scripture so you may be confident and grow into the meat of scripture. Study these materials first so you may start with a good foundation. 1 Pete
The lesson on August 30, 2015 was part 38 of the "First Corinthians" study. As usual, a review was given of the previous lesson where we learned of the commonality of the Apostle Paul's ministry and the Apostles which had a common goal where the Corinthians believed. This study moved onto the focus of the necessity of the resurrection for the believer. Paul had already established that Christ had been raised from the dead but he took the time to logically explain why a physical resurrection is required to a believer so they shall not perish. The scripture reading was from 1 Corinthians 15:12-17 KJV
This study is presented by Dr. Wayne Stewart and it is intended to help the Christian understand the basics of the principles of rightly dividing the word of truth which is mentioned in 2 Timothy 2:15 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." This is a fundamental skill if you as a Christian are going to handle the word of God accurately. All scripture is written for our learning providing us doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness. It is very important to understand what is written to you as opposed to someone else so you may understand why some things promised in the Bible do not seem to work today. This study will help you determine how to understand what is promised to you so you may have peace in your Christian walk.
Straw Men and Misrepresentation
Many who are unaccustomed to Acts 28 right division will find the teaching here, at first glance, hard to digest. One reason for this is that the teaching of Biblical doctrine has given way to and replaced by entertainment in many churches. The other reason is that Acts 28 teaching lays to rest many of the sacred cows of confessing christianity though this is not by any means the only fruit that it produces. If something is seen only in terms of negatives, that is if Acts 28 teaching is seen only in terms of denying this or denying that so that the message one gets is a long list of doctrines that are negated this can have the effect of turning many would be investigators into righteously indignant detractors.