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February 11, 2004

Thought For Today

11-Feb-2004

II John 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

II John 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, recieve him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

II John 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

The above scriptures are very serious! We need to be very cautious about what doctrine (Preaching-Teaching) we allow our ears to hear, or our eye's to read. When listening to someone speak or write about God, Jesus, or anything pertaining to the bible, we need to be careful about believing what they say or write. If you are not sure about what someone is saying concerning the bible, DO NOT AGREE with them until you can read scriptures to back-up what they are saying! In II John 1:9 It tells us that whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. This tells me that when someone speaks about God, Jesus, or anything pertaining to the bible there should be a scripture to back up what they are saying, if there is no scripture to back up a comment, or sermon, I cast it aside and believe it not! If someone reads scriptures from the bible, and then explains them in a way that don't make sense to you, or perhaps confuses you, be careful because God is not the author of confusion the devil is! II John 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, recieve him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: If someone is talking false doctrine such as I described above DO NOT BEFRIEND them! This person is not guiding you in the right direction, this person will be guiding you away from God not toward him! neither bid him God speed: We are not to encourage this false teaching in no way. II John 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. To encourage this false doctrine is to become a part of it, and the false prophets, and false teachers are evil doers and thus you would become an evil doer going against the will of God. Should you be in a church where the preacher is preaching anything that can not be backed up with scriptures, you need to leave immediately, do not become a partaker of their false doctrine!

Tim V.