Chapter One, Lesson Two
CORRUPT ENVIRONMENT Page
** So as we move into verse eleven, lets re-read the beginning
of verse nine for context to answer this question. By whose authority and loving grace was the Law given to mankind?
realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous man,
but for those who are lawless...
according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God
Our blessed God has given us His standard through the
Law and His deliverance through the gospel! cf. John 1:17
** How do you feel about guarding or caring for something of value which
belongs to someone else?
It is always a nervous thing to do, one that carries the utmost of
responsibility on our parts.
** Into whos hands did God entrust His glorious gospel?
Into the hands of the apostle Paul. cf. Galatians 2:7, 1Corinthians
9:16, 2Corinthians 4:7, 1Thessalonians 2:4
** Has God entrusted anyone else with spreading the gospel of Jesus
Christ to the world?
Of course! All of his children share the same calling and awesome
cf. Matthew 5:16, Colossians 4:5-6, 1Peter 3:15
** If we have been called by God out of the Corrupt Environment
of the world, saved by His grace and entrusted with the gospel; how can
we know what to watch for as we remain alert against false teachers?
Paul gives us three distinct signs:
1) Examine their motives
V.7 - wanting to be teachers of the Law
2) Look at their understanding of Scripture
V.7 - they do not understand cf. 2Peter 3:16
3) Examine the effect of their teaching
V.8-10 - if one uses it lawfully They leave lost sinners
in the grasp of the Corrupt Environment by failing
to share Gods truth accurately.
cf. 2Timothy 2:15, Matthew 23:15
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