Biblical Church History Following the Hand of God and the Hand of Satan
(Pro 22:28) Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set. (Pro 23:10) Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
(Ecc 3:15) That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
It is the movement of God through history to accomplish his 3 fold plan for the earth and universe, the Nation of Israel, and for your Life. It is also the movement of Satan to counter, counterfeit, and confound the 3 fold plan of God
1st He tries to get her to question God’s Word (Gen 3:1) Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2nd He changes God’s Word (Gen 3:4) And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: (Gen 2:17) But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
3rd He reinterpreted God’s Word (Gen 3:5) For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
HIS APPROACH WAS RELIGION! • He even uses God’s credentials (Gen 3:5) For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
(2Co 2:11) Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
1st He tries to get her to question God’s Word 2nd He changes God’s Word 3rd He reinterpreted God’s Word HIS APPROACH WAS RELIGION!
So while tracing Church History we must be looking for Men, MovementsandInstitutionsthat are to bring doubt, tochange, and to reinterpretthe Word of God
(Deu 13:1-3) If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
(Jer 23:30-32) Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour. Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith. Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.
THERE ARE 7 CHURCHES ADDRESSED IN THE WITTINGS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT BY PAUL!
ROME (Rom 16:17-18) Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
CORINTH (2Co 2:17) For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. (2Co 4:2) But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
CORINTH (2Co 11:3-4) But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
GALATIA (Gal 1:6-7) I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
EPHESUS (Act 20:29-30) For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
PHILIPPI (Php 1:18) What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. (Php 3:2) Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. (Php 3:18) (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
COLOSSAE (Col 2:4) And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
THESSALONICA (1Th 2:13) For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. (2Th 2:1-2) Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
THE AVERAGE STATEMENT OF FAITH BY THE FUNDAMENTAL CHURCHES AND BIBLE COLLEGES IN AMERICA TODAY We teach that the Bible is God’s written revelation of God, and thus the sixty-six book of the Bible given to us by the Holy Spirit constitute the plenary (inspired equally in all parts) Word of God. We teach that the Word of God is an objective, propositional revelation, verbally inspired in every word, absolutely inerrant in the original manuscripts, infallible and God-breathed.
1. If the Bible was only inspired in the Originals, then where are the originals ? 2. If we don’t have the originals then is what we are reading not inspired
(2Ti 3:16) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
(2Ti 3:15) And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Luke4:16-21 Jeremiah 36
3. If the Bible was only inspired in the Originals, and the originals are no more. Then why would God not keep them for us ?
(Psa12:6-7) The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. (Mat 24:35) Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
THE OTHER STATEMENT OF FAITH BY THE FUNDAMENTAL CHURCHES AND BIBLE COLLEGES IN AMERICA TODAY We teach that the Bible is God’s written revelation of God, and thus the sixty-six book of the Bible given to us by the Holy Spirit constitute the plenary (inspired equally in all parts) Word of God. We teach that the Word of God is an objective, propositional revelation, verbally inspired in every word, absolutely inerrant in the original languages, infallible and God-breathed.
(1Th 2:13) For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.