The Bible is a book of warnings. There are warnings everywhere! Warnings keep us safe.
Jude 3 & 4
Contend ... for the faith
Delivered ... unto the Saints
Faith ... turning from
Turning away from God
Following a false teacher
2 Peter 2: 18-20
not the word
living in error
servants of corruption
great sermons, but false teachings
"The Gospel of Jesus Christ offers a release from the corruption of the world, but these false teachers have changed the moral practices to accommodate the immoral practices of the day." "The belief that we have to bring the Bible up to date to the world we live in.....is a bunch of hooey!" Pastor Doug
Jude 4 warns us of trying to meld the world into religion
Cultural acceptance of what the Bible tells us is wrong
Not what the Bible says, it's what society says, is wrong
Melding the word of god into the world of lasciviousness is wrong
2 Peter 1: 1-3
see Him in their works? in their lives?
The one and only authority of Jesus Christ is the Bible. The world may change, but the Bible does not.
Jude 5 old testament warnings
Jude 6 fallen angels who followed Lucifer and not God
Jude 7 God's judgments on sexual sin
The Bible is out and the men with swelling sermons that glorify what men want to do is in....
"People are going to do what they want to do. It's a personal choice. We need to open the doors to everyone and love everyone in the church." The Bible warns against thinking like this!
1 Peter - preparing you to give the gospel of Christ
Delivered = Doctrine = Faith
system of belief
Doctrine of Christ is true and the only truth. One true doctrine presented in the Bible.
Acts 2: 41 & 42 doctrine is consistent with the scriptures
(Acts Chapters 2, 3, & 4 explain overview of the gospel doctrine)
Matthew 28: 19 & 20 chosen apostles
Romans 6:17 by the apostles
Apostles, special group of people, never to come again
Miracles, of God, not of men, God was with them
Romans 16:17 already delivered
2 Timothy 3:16 inspired by God
Ephesians 4:14 maturity
1 Timothy 1:10 healthy
1 Timothy 4:16 saving
Titus 1:9 faithful
Titus 2:1 sound
We adjust to God and God does not adjust to us.
Contend for our freedom - as Americans
Contend for our faith - as Christians
contend for the faith
the faith is contentious
One God - Lord of all
One Faith - believe
One Baptism - into the body of Christ
One Belief - universal body of believers
One day we will all be unified in faith and Jesus Christ, resurrection.
Examples of those who contended for the faith........
Early Apostles gave their lives for what they believed, the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Steven - Acts 5
James - James Chapter1
Peter - 1 Peter 3: 14 & 15,
Reformation-ists, reformers, gave their lives for their faith.
Could you die for faith?
Do you believe the word?
The Scriptures are from God, authenticity.
Bible is not optional in faith.
Believe the word.
Are you in the Bible?
Preach from the Bible
Teach the Bible
Share the Bible
Do you believe the Scriptures?
Scriptures do not contradict
throughout the Bible, all scriptures agree
authentic word of God
Scriptures found in the Bible
supported by multiple scriptures
Many verses with one focus
Don't take the word of anyone without checking and double checking the word of the Bible.