Message for February 5, 2018 from Pastor Jerry

The Bible is the Word of God and we must believe that. But, we cannot believe it just to suit ourselves. Scripture says we must rightly divide the word of truth. We cannot interpret the word of God without ALL of it agreeing with our conclusion. Scripture cannot be interpreted by our way of thinking what is right. To understand the Bible we must learn to think like God and not use our human emotions or ideas to come to any conclusion. We cannot think like most humans think. How does one think like God? We are given that ability when the Spirit of God is abiding in our spirits.
One example is how God and man view sinners. God loves the sinner and desires that all men be saved. He loves no one more or less than anyone else. Even saved people can tend to hate or dislike sinners because of the way they live. They may even believe that the sinner should be the victim of God’s immediate wrath and base it on some scripture verse. But, Jesus said that He did not come to destroy life but to save it. He said He did not come into the world to condemn man but to save him.
The point I am trying to make is that we should not interpret any Scripture until we know that it can agree with all other Scriptures.

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