Warning about False Logic
1 Timothy 6:20-21 WEL O Timothy, carefully keep safe what was committed to your trust, avoiding ungodly and fruitless babblings and oppositions from, what is falsely called, knowledge, 21 Which some claiming expertise have turned away from the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.
C1 To preserve
D1 What has been given
D2 Personal as gifts from the Holy Spirit, a calling to be a minister, and prophecies.
D3 Teaching as to doctrine, Christian lifestyle and worldview, church planting and organization.
D4 Preserve means to continue in what Jesus wants. What He wants is best because Jesus is omniscience, omnisapient, omnipotent, etc. Everything and every decision is done in wisdom, love, and holiness.
D5 We need to do the same. We need to read the Bible, study it, apply it, and teach it. We need faithful church leaders and members who to the same. We need the fellowship of each other to accomplish this goal.
C2 To avoid
D1 Unspiritual vanities
E1 Unspiritual vanities is what is profane.
E2 Profane (Greek word βέβηλος bébēlos) and means to defile what is sacred. God’s wisdom and plans are holy. When we teach and live something else, we defile it. God will punish. Choices have consequences.
E3 We sometimes begin to follow our heart, our mind, our intellect, false teachers, etc. because of our heart: Jeremiah 17:9 MEV The heart is more deceitful than all things and desperately wicked; who can understand it?
E4 God’s words, decisions, rules, etc. are perfect. Any change is a defilement. Christianity does not to be reimaged. Psalm 19:7-9 MEV The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; 8 the statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9 the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
F1 1 Corinthians 4:1-4 GNB92 You should think of us as Christ’s servants, who have been put in charge of God’s secret truths. 2 The one thing required of such servants is that they be faithful to their master. 3 Now, I am not at all concerned about being judged by you or by any human standard; I don’t even pass judgment on myself. 4 My conscience is clear, but that does not prove that I am really innocent. The Lord is the one who passes judgment on me.
F2 Matthew 7:24-25 GNB92 So then, anyone who hears these words of mine and obeys them is like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain poured down, the rivers flooded over, and the wind blew hard against that house. But it did not fall, because it was built on rock.
D2 False logic
E1 Knowledge is the Greek word γνῶσις gnōsis. It means knowledge.
E2 Essentially, we know nothing until taught by experience or others.
E3 We do not the truth of God or ourselves until the Holy Spirit teaches us.
E4 What God teaches is perfect, good, wholesome, blessing, and best. This is THE standard of true and false. Colossians 3:9 MEV Christ in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
E5 Any other knowledge is false.
E6 People in general are liars. That doesn’t mean everyone lies in everything they do, but that we do lie.
E7 God doesn’t change
F1 Hebrews 13:8 GNB92 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
F2 James 1:17 GNB92 Every good gift and every perfect present comes from heaven; it comes down from God, the Creator of the heavenly lights, who does not change or cause darkness by turning.
E8 It begins with truth. Truth about ourselves, our family, our friends, our society, our philosophies, our world, etc. John 14:6 GNB92 Jesus answered him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one goes to the Father except by me.
E9 John Gill writes on this passage:
the truth he is not only true, but truth itself: this may regard his person and character; he is the true God, and eternal life; truly and really man; as a prophet he taught the way of God in truth; as a priest, he is a faithful, as well as a merciful one, true and faithful to him that appointed him; and as a King, just and true are all his ways and administrations: he is the sum and substance of all the truths of the Gospel; they are all full of him, and centre in him; and he is the truth of all the types and shadows, promises and prophecies of the Old Testament; they have all their accomplishment in him; and he is the true way, in opposition to all false ones of man’s devising.
C3 A warning to avoid ungodly and fruitless discussions
C4 A warning to avoid leaning and depending on philosophy for life. Philosophy is useful, and God bless those brothers and sisters who study and use it for apologetics. The idea here is that faith might be lost if one depends on and puts their trust in human knowledge ALONE.
C1 The importance of truth.
C2 The importance of faithfulness.
C3 The importance of thinking this, teaching this, and living this
Warning about False Logic
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