All Truth - Part 5. The lesson on March 7, 2004 continues the series on All Truth, which is the title of a book written by J. Eustas Mills describing the final body of truth given in scripture. As Christians, we are requested to grown in the knowledge of Christ Jesus by studying His word. As a new born babe in Christ, we need to desire the sincere milk of the word, then as we grow we will be able to handle the meat of scripture. God progressively reveals truth in scripture and it’s up to us to study and learn when and who certain passages apply in order to rightly divide scripture.
Fret Not. The scripture in Psalms 37:1-8 specifies three “fret-nots” that provide us direction in how our walk should not be afflicted with stress. “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity...Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.” In addition to the “fret-nots”, the passage instructs us in the right direction.
All Truth - Part 4. This lesson is the fourth in a series based on the book “All Truth” by J. Eustas Mills which discusses how God has revealed his truth progressively throughout scripture. It also reminds us how God has promised to give us “all truth” and it’s our responsibility to take it. All scripture is written for us but not all scripture is to us. This means that we have to learn the principles of right division so we can differentiate our truth for today vs. the instructions for yesterday in another calling.
Studies of the Scriptures, rightly divided, brings us to all truth for today. All truth is progressively revealed in the New Testament. During the Acts period we don’t see any new revelation but the continuation of what was established with the law and the prophets.
Religion and Tradition. Religion, as defined by Webster's Dictionary, is, among other things, "any specific system of belief, worship, conduct, etc., often involving a code of ethics and a philosophy; an institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices"; and also "a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held with ardor and faith". It is derived from the Latin "religio", meaning "reverence", which in turn is derived from "religare", to bind back. It is, in fact, a bond.
All Truth - Part 2. The lesson on February 8, 2004 is the second studying the idea of All Truth. All Truth incorporates the last body of truth that was given in scripture. The Apostle Paul was selected to reveal The Mystery that was not hidden in Old Testament scriptures but hidden in God before the foundation of the world. Christ promised that the Holy Spirit would lead us into all truth yet any promises given during the Gospels or Acts period are based in Old Testament truth’s. When you become a Christian, you don’t automatically know all truth.
All Truth - Part 1. In Colossians 4:12 (KJV), the Apostle Paul tells us “Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.” The idea of perfection here is not being perfect but being like a ripe piece of fruit. However, why does Epaphras pray that another saint to be complete? This prayer demonstrates that there is a difference between salvation and calling.
The lesson on January 4, 2004 was a lesson on making good choices for your new years resolutions for 2004. The scripture reading was in Johsua 24:14, 15 KJV "14 Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord.