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Knowing That They Produce Quarrels

September 13, 2016

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Knowing  That They  Produce Quarrels

The Bible presents doctrines  that are absolutely necessary  for eternal salvation  —  like the need  to have faith  in Jesus only  for forgiveness  and salvation.     We need to believe  that Jesus is God  come down  to save us  and trust that He forgives our sins.

There are also many other things presented  in the Bible  that are not essential  to our eternal salvation.     An example is the interpretation  of the end days  as presented in Revelation.     Jesus specifically stated  that no one will know  just when the end will come,  but we need  to be aware  that it could be  at any time.

Because God’s wisdom  does not let us know specifics  about some things,  people wonder  and come up with possibilities  that are different  from another person’s theories.     That’s fine  and okay  because our theories  are not necessary  for eternal salvation  —  and we should not imagine  that they are necessary for salvation.

Insisting that others accept  our theories  for their salvation  leads to unnecessary arguments  that displease our Lord.

Some Bible verses  to guide us in this  could include,

But refuse foolish  and ignorant speculationsknowing that they produce quarrels.       2 Timothy 2:23

… instruct certain men not  to teach strange doctrines,  nor to pay attention  to myths  and endless genealogies,  which give rise  to mere speculation  rather than  furthering the administration  of God  which is by faith.     But  the goal  of our instruction  is love from a pure heart  and a good conscience  and a sincere faith.       1 Timothy 1:3-5

But avoid foolish controversies  and genealogies  and strife  and disputes  about the Law,  for they are unprofitable  and worthless.     Reject a factious man  after a first  and second warning,  knowing  that such a man  is perverted  and is sinning,  being self-condemned.       Titus 3:9-11

Not wanting  to sin  regarding any  of these non-essentials  to our salvation,  we simply say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for Your merciful love  in stooping  to save us  through faith  in Christ Jesus.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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