"Study to shew thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth."
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
The lesson on May 21, 2017 was part 17 of "The U, V and W of Right Division". Wayne opens up with an analogy using the Declaration of Independence and how American's declared themselves independent from King George and the British Kingdom. He explained that after this event there had to be two phases of perfection. The first was re-adjustment. You had to come to the reality that you no longer are under the King's rule. In fact now the government has its authority from the people's consent. The second was you had to learn the responsibilities and privileges of Liberty under the constitution. This political adjustment was used to talk about our spiritual perfection with Right Division. After Acts 28:28, there was an independence declared from Israel and the Gentiles now have a new economy that the Apostle PAul reveals with The Mystery. Americans would find it foolish to try to goven themselves under the King of England. Christians shoud find it foolish to spiritually follow what was taught during the Acts period when Israel was the emphasis. The Preterists try to claim the prophesies were fulfilled in AD 70 because they don't see The Mystery that was revealed and explains why every promise of prophecy was put on hold because God had a secret purpose that was hidden in Him before the foundation of the world. The scripture reading was from Ephesians 4:1-12 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 based in covenant theology and look at some critiques of what opponents of right division object to this fundamental methodology of handling scripture accurately.
Every month I promise myself that I will just write about good things, try not to be controversial and be positive like the popular preachers are. Something always jars me back to reality and the seriousness of God’s calling. Five years ago doctors diagnosed me with a rapid growing lung cancer and gave me a year to live. God Almighty changed that, gave me additional duties and this year the doctors announced me cancer free. Seven times each week God lets me stand before different classes and tell them about His Son. I get to serve as a jail chaplain and a police/fire chaplain.