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Undeniable Religious Truths (No. 2)

July 20, 2014

A large segment of the religious world denies many of the plain truths that are specifically affirmed in the word of God. Especially those truths that are associated with salvation. Why? The denials are largely due to traditional denominational beliefs and teaching.

It is extremely difficult for people to change their beliefs and practices even when scripture teaches they are wrong.

Another of the undeniable religious truths taught in the word of God is the fact that we are saved by grace. In his letter to the brothers and sisters in Ephesus, Paul wrote,

” .. .it is by grace you have been saved… For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith; and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” (Ephesians 2:5,8,9)

Knowledgeable members of Christ’s body never deny salvation by grace. The word grace means favor. Saved by grace means a person is delivered from the guilt of their wrongdoing by God’s offer of forgiveness through the message of good news and the benefits of Christ’s blood. (Romans 3:23-25) The fact that people are saved by the grace of God does not contradict or disallow salvation by faith, immersion, and works. Why not? Because when a person believes, is immersed, and acts or obeys, they are believing in and obeying God. They have not devised their own system of redemption. (Matthew 7:21 ) This is an undeniable religious truth!

The fact that the believers in the age of the apostles assembled on the first day of every week to eat the Lord’s Supper is an undeniable religious truth. Paul told the believers in Corinth to “lay by in store” on the first day of every week. (1 Corinthians 16:2) The purpose of their assembling on the first day of every week was to eat the Lord’s Supper. (1 Corinthians 11:20) While assembled to eat the supper, they were to give according to their income. It is an undeniable religious truth that we should eat the Lord’s Supper on the first day of every week.
(More to follow)
Ron Daly

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Undeniable Religious Truths

Undeniable Religious Truths

A large segment of the religious world denies many of the plain truths

that are specifically affirmed in the word of God. Especially those truths

that are associated with salvation. Why? The denials are largely due to

traditional denominational beliefs and teaching. It is extremely difficult

for people to change their beliefs and practices even when scripture

teaches they are wrong.

One undeniable religious truth is that immersion is essential to

salvation. Peter, the Lord’s apostle, guided by the Holy Spirit plainly

says, “immersion does also now save us.” (1 Peter 3 :21) Yet, almost all

denominationalists teach “immersion is not essential to salvation.” Their

creed books affirm that immersion is not necessary in order to be saved.

Peter says “it does save us” they say “it doesn’t save us.”

Who do you believe?

Peter’s statement is undeniable!

Another undeniable religious truth is mechanical instrumental music

in worship is unauthorized. God’s word plainly says that we are to “sing

and make melody with the heart.” (Ephesians 5:19) People are to “sing”

in the assembly. (Hebrews 2:12) No passage in the New Covenant says

to play on a mechanical instrument. That is an undeniable religious truth,

yet tens of thousands of people will continue to worship God with the

human instruments.

Erroneous religious tradition is hard to break!

It is also an undeniable truth that heaven is not on earth. Many folks

are persuaded that “heaven is on earth.” They are wrong. God’s word

says heaven is above the earth. On the last day, the Lord will come

down from heaven. (1Thessalonians4:16) So, heaven is not on earth!

(More to follow)

Visit the following teaching blogs on the internet:

http://exegeticalessays.blogspot.com

http://biblicallanguagesresearch.blogspot.com

http://dalysnttranslationproject.blogspot.com

Ron Daly

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