‘We must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.’ Hebrews 2:1 NKJV
We must constantly reaffirm our Scriptural foundations. What are these foundational truths on which the church of Jesus Christ is built? The infallibility and faultlessness of the Bible; Christ’s virgin birth; His sinless life; His atoning death; His bodily resurrection and mediatory work on our behalf; our need to be saved, baptised, and filled with the Holy Spirit; and the commission to carry the Gospel to the four corners of the earth and announce the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ to rule and reign. These truths are non-negotiable!
You say, ‘But won’t we come across as being narrow–minded?’ The law of gravity is narrow-minded! The law of mathematics is narrow-minded! Paul was narrow-minded: ‘But even if we, or an angel from Heaven, preach any other Gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.’ (Galatians 1:8 NKJV)
Cancer begins with one unidentified, unchecked cell, but it can destroy your whole body. That’s why Jude writes: ‘Contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all [time] handed down to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into indecent behaviour and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ..’ (Jude 1:3–4 NASB) Note the words ‘the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.’ Our methods of reaching the world may change, but our message must never change.
You say, ‘But aren’t we supposed to love everybody?’ Yes, and that’s why we must never compromise on God’s Word.
SoulFood: Lev 23:15-22 Acts 2:1-18
word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023