"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 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
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.
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.