Rightly dividing the word

Sponges

Here is something really obvious, yet many do not understand it.

If you soak a sponge in vinegar, then you can extract vinegar from a sponge. But if you do not soak vinegar in a sponge, then you will extract that which is originally in the sponge. Likewise, if you start with your mind being convinced of a doctrine, then no matter what the evidence against it, you will find a way to point it to your doctrine. And so it is if you start with the Trinity Doctrine, then you will twist scripture toward the Trinity and ignore all the scriptures that you cannot twist.

In the same way, if you start with a belief that there is no God, then all science will point you to there being no God. It is called starting with the conclusion or having your mind already made up. Instead, we need to let evidence lead us to the conclusion, anything else is bias.

What would happen if you started with humility and read the scriptures so as to learn the truths of God contained within? You would then renew your mind and with that renewed mind, you could gain an ever-increasing depth of understanding in scripture, enabling you to consume the meat of the Word, and to rightly divide the Word. This would further enable you to teach the word with all faithfulness toward God and with a good conscience.

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  • #776583
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    Too true. I have family that are so convinced of a trinity, they can no longer read the bible…..

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    Let Scripture speak for itself (‘Sola Scriptura’) and there can be no denying the Trinity…!

    The pure truth of God’s Word is our milk and our meat…but the vinegar of false doctrine is soon spat out because it has been corrupted by the fermentation of man’s carnal reasoning…!

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    You still make the same mistake of assuming that for me the Trinity is just some theological belief I’ve been brainwashed with – when in reality it’s a spiritual revelation straight from the pages of the inspired Word of God…!

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    Scripture says: ‘Jesus said, “this is eternal life, that you may know the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom he has sent’.

    Sola Scriptura? See above scripture. I believe it, you do not. Simple as that. Clear as day.

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    You make claims, but when you can show me scripture, then I will believe. Satan is overcome by the word of God. That is how Jesus fought off his adversary’s words, and I do the same.

    Jesus said, “this is eternal life, that you may know the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom he has sent”.

    This scripture is a thorn in your side obviously. Jesus said it, and you oppose it.

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    You can keep quoting your verse it’s not a problem for me because it doesn’t touch the real issue rather it seems to suggest that this is the closest you can come to injecting some divine authority into your argument – but instead of producing any revelation or conviction, it only reminds me of a verse that says, “Like the useless legs of one who is lame is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.” (sorry). – Proverbs 26:7

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    Scripture says the Word was God…but because this simple revelation doesn’t fit in with your extra-Biblical conclusions…you have to re-interpret the Bible to concur with your own preconceived ideas..!

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    Not my verse, it is the words of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    And I can easily use hundreds of scriptures that demonstrate that the Father is the one true God. But I only need to quote one to prove your doctrine is false. In other words, I do not need an army to defeat your doctrine, but one quote of Jesus is sufficient now and forever more.

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    Scripture says that the Word was theos (no definite article). I do not add one, but when you capitalise God, you are basically adding one in there. No better than the NWT because they to add in an article.

    Of course you are not delving this deep into John 1:1, so I am not surprised to see you conclude something that is contrary to hundreds of other scriptures.

    To preserve your speck, you need to ignore the huge trunk of other scriptures.

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    Far out man get a grip……!? Where’s the scripture that supports your trinity….? Better still were did your trinty come from? Only appeared 300 something years after the bible was written. Rather than comment further at this point, research the history and origin of the trinity (try an d do it with an open mind). I’m happy to assist if you want but this web site is a great start…..

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    Welcome Paul.

    Have we met in the forum before?

    #776594
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    No

    #776595
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    Good to see you here. 🙂

    #776596
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    Thank you…

    #776597
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    Anyone can quote the words of Jesus – like I said, this is in fact, the very tacit that cults use…and EXACTLY what you are doing here…! you are using Scripture to suit your own purposes and make your teaching more believable…this is conspicuous not only by the complete deadness of the verses you quote, but also by the fact that you’re forced to change verses that are contrary to the extra-Biblical concept you’ve created…

    Those that rely on their own intellectual ability will be deceived in these times – to know the truth we need not just the Bible, but the Spirit of Truth Who wrote it…

    Truth is not something to be learnt intellectually – it must be revealed spiritually….you have gone off track because you have created a logical concept of God that is contrary to the Scriptural revelation of God….

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