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  • 1. Lesson 1
  • 2. God’s Rule
  • 3. Jeremiah 10:23 NKJV OLORD, I know the way of Jeremiah 10:23 It isman is not in himself; It is not in ____________not in man who walks todirect his own steps. who walks to direct his own steps.
  • 4. Jeremiah 10:23 NKJV OLORD, I know the way of Jeremiah 10:23 It isman is not in himself; It is man not in ____________not in man who walks todirect his own steps. who walks to direct his own steps.
  • 5. Proverbs 14:12 NKJV Proverbs 14:12 A wayThere is a way that seemsright to a man, But its end that _________ rightis the way of death. but the end is the way of _________.
  • 6. Proverbs 14:12 NKJV Proverbs 14:12 A wayThere is a way that seemsright to a man, But its end seems that _________ rightis the way of death. but the end is the way death of _________.
  • 7. 1 Corinthians 14:33 NKJV(33) For God is not the 1 Corinthians 14:33author of confusion but of God is not the authorpeace, as in all thechurches of the saints. of ______________ but of peace.
  • 8. 1 Corinthians 14:33 NKJV(33) For God is not the 1 Corinthians 14:33author of confusion but of God is not the authorpeace, as in all thechurches of the saints. confusion of ______________ but of peace.
  • 9. Hebrews 8:5 NKJV whoserve the copy and shadowof the heavenly things, asMoses was divinelyinstructed when he was Hebrews 8:5 See thatabout to make thetabernacle. For He said, you make all things"SEE THAT YOU MAKE ALLTHINGS ACCORDING TO according to theTHE PATTERN SHOWN _____________.YOU ON THE MOUNTAIN."
  • 10. Hebrews 8:5 NKJV whoserve the copy and shadowof the heavenly things, asMoses was divinelyinstructed when he was Hebrews 8:5 See thatabout to make thetabernacle. For He said, you make all things"SEE THAT YOU MAKE ALLTHINGS ACCORDING TO according to theTHE PATTERN SHOWN pattern _____________.YOU ON THE MOUNTAIN."
  • 11. 2 Timothy 3:16 NKJV AllScripture is given by 2 Tim. 3:16 All scripture is inspiredinspiration of God, and is of God (God-Breathed) and isprofitable for doctrine,for reproof, for profitable for ____________, forcorrection, for instruction __________, for ______________, forin righteousness, ______________in_______________.
  • 12. 2 Timothy 3:16 NKJV AllScripture is given by 2 Tim. 3:16 All scripture is inspiredinspiration of God, and is of God (God-Breathed) and isprofitable for doctrine,for reproof, for profitable for ____________, for doctrinecorrection, for instruction reproof correction __________, for ______________, forin righteousness, ______________in_______________. instruction righteousness
  • 13. 2 Peter 1:20-21 knowing thisfirst, that no prophecy of 2 Tim. 3:16 All scripture is inspiredScripture is of any private of God (God-Breathed) and isinterpretation, (21) forprophecy never came by the profitable for ____________, for doctrinewill of man, but holy men of reproof correction __________, for ______________, forGod spoke as they weremoved by the Holy Spirit. ______________in_______________. instruction righteousness
  • 14. 2 Samuel 23:2 NKJV "The 2 Tim. 3:16 All scripture is inspiredSpirit of the LORD spokeby me, And His word was of God (God-Breathed) and ison my tongue. profitable for ____________, for doctrine reproof correction __________, for ______________, for ______________in_______________. instruction righteousness
  • 15. Matt. 7:24-26 "Therefore whoeverhears these sayings of Mine, anddoes them, I will liken him to awise man who built his house onthe rock: (25) and the raindescended, the floods came, and Matt. 7:24-26 Does mythe winds blew and beat on thathouse; and it did not fall, for it word is like a wise man whowas founded on the rock. (26)"But everyone who hears these built upon a _______, Doessayings of Mine, and does not do not my word, a foolish manthem, will be like a foolish manwho built his house on the sand: who built upon _______.
  • 16. Matt. 7:24-26 "Therefore whoeverhears these sayings of Mine, anddoes them, I will liken him to awise man who built his house onthe rock: (25) and the raindescended, the floods came, and Matt. 7:24-26 Does mythe winds blew and beat on thathouse; and it did not fall, for it word is like a wise man whowas founded on the rock. (26)"But everyone who hears these rock built upon a _______, Doessayings of Mine, and does not do not my word, a foolish manthem, will be like a foolish manwho built his house on the sand: sand who built upon _______.
  • 17. SUMMARY1. The first step to understand authority is to go back to the bible.2. The word “canon” is of Christian origin from the Greek word kanōn which in turn is probably borrowed from the Hebrew word, kāneh, meaning a reed or measuring rod, hence, norm or rule.3. The Bible is God’s yardstick. His pattern or measuring ruler.4. Man, left alone, cannot determine what is right or wrong.
  • 18. SUMMARY (CONTINUED)5. Neither can man get directions from another man.6. Something may seem clearly right to a man, but be clearly wrong to God.7. Man must make all things according to God’s pattern.8. Inspiration literally means “God-breathed,” theopneutos. Scripture comes out of God’s own breath.
  • 19. SUMMARY (CONTINUED)9. Christianity must be restored by Bible authority or we labor in vain.10. The words of Jesus are God’s foundation rock which gives us solid truth.11. To build on anything else is to build upon sinking sand.
  • 20. Jeremiah 17:9 NKJV "The FEELINGS (EMOTIONS):heart is deceitful above allthings, And desperately Jer. 17:9 The ________wicked; Who can know it? is deceitful…who can know it?
  • 21. Jeremiah 17:9 NKJV "The FEELINGS (EMOTIONS):heart is deceitful above allthings, And desperately heart Jer. 17:9 The ________wicked; Who can know it? is deceitful…who can know it?
  • 22. Matthew 15:3 NKJV Heanswered and said to TRADITIONS: Matt. 15:3them, "Why do you also Why transgress thetransgress thecommandment of God command of God bybecause of your tradition? your ____________?
  • 23. Matthew 15:3 NKJV Heanswered and said to TRADITIONS: Matt. 15:3them, "Why do you also Why transgress thetransgress thecommandment of God command of God bybecause of your tradition? your t r a d i t i o n ____________?
  • 24. Acts 9:14 NKJV And here CHURCH PRACTICE: Actshe has authority from thechief priests to bind all 9:14 Authority from thewho call on Your name.“ ________ _________ to bind all that call.
  • 25. Acts 9:14 NKJV And here CHURCH PRACTICE: Actshe has authority from thechief priests to bind all 9:14 Authority from thewho call on Your name.“ chief priests ________ _________ to bind all that call.
  • 26. Matt. 7:13-14 “Enter by thenarrow gate; for wide is thegate and broad is the way thatleads to destruction, and there MULTITUDES (BIGGESTare many who go in by it. (14)Because narrow is the gate CROWD): Matt. 7:13-14and difficult is the way which ________ there be that go in,leads to life, and there are fewwho find it. _______ there be that find it.
  • 27. Matt. 7:13-14 “Enter by thenarrow gate; for wide is thegate and broad is the way thatleads to destruction, and there MULTITUDES (BIGGESTare many who go in by it. (14)Because narrow is the gate CROWD): Matt. 7:13-14and difficult is the way which many ________ there be that go in,leads to life, and there are fewwho find it. few _______ there be that find it.
  • 28. 1 John 4:1 NKJV Beloved, MODERN PROPHETS: 1do not believe every spirit,but test the spirits, whether John 4:1 Manythey are of God; because _________ prophets aremany false prophets havegone out into the world. gone out into the world.
  • 29. 1 John 4:1 NKJV Beloved, MODERN PROPHETS: 1do not believe every spirit,but test the spirits, whether John 4:1 Manythey are of God; because false _________ prophets aremany false prophets havegone out into the world. gone out into the world.
  • 30. Colossians 2:14 havingwiped out the handwritingof requirements that wasagainst us, which was OLD COVENANT (O.T.):contrary to us. And He Col. 2:14 Took it out ofhas taken it out of theway, having nailed it to the way nailing it to thethe cross. _________.
  • 31. Colossians 2:14 havingwiped out the handwritingof requirements that wasagainst us, which was OLD COVENANT (O.T.):contrary to us. And He Col. 2:14 Took it out ofhas taken it out of theway, having nailed it to the way nailing it to thethe cross. cross _________.
  • 32. 1 Peter 1:25 NKJV BUT THE WORD OFTHE LORD ENDURES FOREVER."Now this is the word which by thegospel was preached to you.
  • 33. Summary1. Our heart (emotions) is deceitful and cannot be trusted as God’s authority.2. Our conscience is developed by our culture, if the culture is wrong on some point then our conscience will likewise be wrong.3. Traditions may often be right, but they are yet sometimes wrong.
  • 34. Summary (continued)4. Saul though it was right to kill Christians because his religious leaders said so.5. Saul was confident that each time he killed another Christian it made God happy.6. Because it is believed by many or by few does not determine if it is right or wrong.
  • 35. Summary (continued)7. A man claiming to be a prophet must be tested by the written commandments of God.8. Christians are under the new covenant of Christ, not the old covenant of Moses.9. God’s Word is reliable, and it will endure forever
  • 36. Ephesians 4:6 NKJV one Eph. 4:6 Who isGod and Father of all, whois above all, and through __________ all andall, and in you all. __________ all and ______ you all.
  • 37. Ephesians 4:6 NKJV one Eph. 4:6 Who isGod and Father of all, whois above all, and through above __________ all andall, and in you all. through __________ all and in ______ you all.
  • 38. Matthew 28:18 NKJV And Matt. 28:18 AllJesus came and spoke tothem, saying, "All authority ____________ is givenhas been given to Me in to me in heaven and onheaven and on earth. ________.
  • 39. Matthew 28:18 NKJV And Matt. 28:18 AllJesus came and spoke tothem, saying, "All authority a u t h o r i t y is given ____________has been given to Me in to me in heaven and onheaven and on earth. earth ________.
  • 40. John 16:13 NKJVHowever, when He, theSpirit of truth, has come,He will guide you into alltruth; for He will not John 16:13 When thespeak on His own Spirit of Truth is come,authority, but whateverHe hears He will speak; He will guide you intoand He will tell you ______ ___________.things to come.
  • 41. John 16:13 NKJVHowever, when He, theSpirit of truth, has come,He will guide you into alltruth; for He will not John 16:13 When thespeak on His own Spirit of Truth is come,authority, but whateverHe hears He will speak; He will guide you intoand He will tell you all truth ______ ___________.things to come.
  • 42. Matthew 16:19 NASBI will give you the keys ofthe kingdom of heaven;and whatever you bind on Matt. 16:19; 18:18earth shall have been Whatever you _________bound in heaven, and on earth shall have beenwhatever you loose onearth shall have been bound (perfect tense) inloosed in heaven.” heaven.
  • 43. Matthew 16:19 NASBI will give you the keys ofthe kingdom of heaven;and whatever you bind on Matt. 16:19; 18:18earth shall have been bind Whatever you _________bound in heaven, and on earth shall have beenwhatever you loose onearth shall have been bound (perfect tense) inloosed in heaven.” heaven.
  • 44. Ephesians 3:4 NKJV by Eph. 3:4 When youwhich, when you read, youmay understand my __________ you mayknowledge in the mystery understand myof Christ), knowledge in the mystery.
  • 45. Ephesians 3:4 NKJV by Eph. 3:4 When youwhich, when you read, youmay understand my read __________ you mayknowledge in the mystery understand myof Christ), knowledge in the mystery.
  • 46. 1 Corinthians 14:37 NKJV(37) If anyone thinkshimself to be a prophet or 1 Cor. 14:37 The things Ispiritual, let him ___________ unto you areacknowledge that the the commandments ofthings which I write to youare the commandments of the Lord.the Lord.
  • 47. 1 Corinthians 14:37 NKJV(37) If anyone thinkshimself to be a prophet or 1 Cor. 14:37 The things Ispiritual, let him write ___________ unto you areacknowledge that the the commandments ofthings which I write to youare the commandments of the Lord.the Lord.
  • 48. 2 Peter 3:15-16 NKJV andconsider that the longsuffering ofour Lord is salvation—as alsoour beloved brother Paul,according to the wisdom given tohim, has written to you, (16) asalso in all his epistles, speaking 2 Pet. 3:15-16 Paul, accordingin them of these things, in which to the wisdom given him,are some things hard tounderstand, which untaught and has written…twist his wordsunstable people twist to their as they do the rest of theown destruction, as they do alsothe rest of the Scriptures. _________________.
  • 49. 2 Peter 3:15-16 NKJV andconsider that the longsuffering ofour Lord is salvation—as alsoour beloved brother Paul,according to the wisdom given tohim, has written to you, (16) asalso in all his epistles, speaking 2 Pet. 3:15-16 Paul, accordingin them of these things, in which to the wisdom given him,are some things hard tounderstand, which untaught and has written…twist his wordsunstable people twist to their as they do the rest of theown destruction, as they do alsothe rest of the Scriptures. Scriptures _________________.
  • 50. Summary1. Since God made us, He has the right to say what we should and should not do.2. God gave Christ all authority in Heaven and in Earth.3. God & Christ sent the Holy Spirit to guide the Apostles to all truth (John 17:17).4. The Apostles wrote the New Testament by the H.S.
  • 51. Summary (continued)5. The New Testament scriptures are the binding authority of God. (N.T. is scripture 1 Tim. 5:18; 2Thess. 2:14, 15)6. This was God’s plan of authority—a written document, the most accurate kind.7. I am respecting God’s authority when I am respecting the authority of scriptures.
  • 52. Summary (continued)8. The Spirit of Truth guided the Apostles into all truth to written account of God’s will.
  • 53. God’s Rule
  • 54. Matthew 21:23-25 NKJV Now when Hecame into the temple, the chief priests andthe elders of the people confronted Him asHe was teaching, and said, "By whatauthority are You doing these things? Andwho gave You this authority?" (24) ButJesus answered and said to them, "I alsowill ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, Matt. 21:23-25 By whatI likewise will tell you by what authority I dothese things: (25) The baptism of John— ____________ do you do thesewhere was it from? From heaven or frommen?" And they reasoned among things & gave gave you? Thethemselves, saying, "If we say, From baptism of John, was it fromheaven, He will say to us, „Why then didyou not believe him?‟ __________ or of __________?
  • 55. Matthew 21:23-25 NKJV Now when Hecame into the temple, the chief priests andthe elders of the people confronted Him asHe was teaching, and said, "By whatauthority are You doing these things? Andwho gave You this authority?" (24) ButJesus answered and said to them, "I alsowill ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, Matt. 21:23-25 By whatI likewise will tell you by what authority I dothese things: (25) The baptism of John— a u t h o r i t ydo you do these ____________where was it from? From heaven or frommen?" And they reasoned among things & gave gave you? Thethemselves, saying, "If we say, From baptism of John, was it fromheaven, He will say to us, „Why then didyou not believe him?‟ heaven men __________ or of __________?
  • 56. John 12:48 NKJV He whorejects Me, and does not John 12:48 The word thatreceive My words, has I have spoken, the willthat which judges him—the word that I have _________ him.spoken will judge him inthe last day.
  • 57. John 12:48 NKJV He whorejects Me, and does not John 12:48 The word thatreceive My words, has I have spoken, the willthat which judges him—the word that I have judge _________ him.spoken will judge him inthe last day.
  • 58. Acts 17:11 NKJV Thesewere more fair-mindedthan those inThessalonica, in that they Acts 17:11 Searched thereceived the word with allreadiness, and searched scriptures daily to findthe Scriptures daily to out whether these thingsfind out whether thesethings were so. were ____.
  • 59. Acts 17:11 NKJV Thesewere more fair-mindedthan those inThessalonica, in that they Acts 17:11 Searched thereceived the word with allreadiness, and searched scriptures daily to findthe Scriptures daily to out whether these thingsfind out whether these so were ____.things were so.
  • 60. 1 John 4:6 NKJV We areof God. He who knows 1 John 4:6 By this weGod hears us; he who is know the spirit of truthnot of God does not hearus. By this we know the and the spirit ofspirit of truth and the spirit _________.of error.
  • 61. 1 John 4:6 NKJV We areof God. He who knows 1 John 4:6 By this weGod hears us; he who is know the spirit of truthnot of God does not hearus. By this we know the and the spirit ofspirit of truth and the spirit error _________.of error.
  • 62. Revelation 22:18-19 NKJV (18)For I testify to everyone whohears the words of the prophecyof this book: If anyone adds tothese things, God will add to himthe plagues that are written in Rev. 22:18-19 If anyone ______this book; (19) and if anyone to these things, God will add totakes away from the words of thebook of this prophecy, God shall him the ____________...; Iftake away his part from the Book anyone ______ _______...Godof Life, from the holy city, andfrom the things which are written shall take away his part fromin this book. the _______ of ________.
  • 63. Revelation 22:18-19 NKJV (18)For I testify to everyone whohears the words of the prophecyof this book: If anyone adds tothese things, God will add to himthe plagues that are written in Rev. 22:18-19 If anyone ______s addthis book; (19) and if anyone to these things, God will add totakes away from the words of thebook of this prophecy, God shall plagues him the ____________...; Iftake away his part from the Book anyone ______s_______...God take awayof Life, from the holy city, andfrom the things which are written shall take away his part fromin this book. book life the _______ of ________.
  • 64. Summary1. We must ask ourselves by what authority we do things in religion.2. Next we must ask who gave us this authority – Heaven or men?3. If a thing is taught in scripture, it is so. If not, it is not so.4. We know truth verses error from scripture.5. If we do, teach, or believe more than in the Bible we are adding to the Bible.
  • 65. Galatians 1:6-9 NKJV I marvel that you are turning away so soon Summaryfrom Him who called you by what authority we do things in religion.1. We must ask ourselves in the grace of Christ, to a differentgospel, (7) must ask who another; but there are some who trouble2. Next we which is not gave us this authority – Heaven or men?youIf a thing is to pervert the gospel is so. If not,(8)isBut even if we,3. and want taught in scripture, it of Christ. it not so.or an angel from heaven, error from scripture.4. We know truth verses preach any other gospel to you thanwhat we do, teach, or believe more than bethe Bible we areAs we5. If we have preached to you, let him in accursed. (9) addinghave said Bible. so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other to the before,gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
  • 66. Summary6. If we do, teach, or believe less than is in the Bible we are taking away from the Bible.7. Anything shorter is too short, anything longer is too long. (See also, Gal. 1:6-9; Deut. 4:2).8. We must measure everything about Christianity by God’s yardstick, the Bible.