Summary: Believers we need to study the Word of God
1st Timothy 4: If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed. 7But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness. 8For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come. 9This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance. 10For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. 11These things command and teach.”
What are we to teach at least those who do teach: The Word of God. What is sound doctrine? Sound doctrine for Paul and all those interested in the Truth of God’s Word is just that God’s Word. If you can’t quote Scripture in your sermon then what is the point of preaching? If preaching is to be sound it must revolve around the Messiah who redeemed us through His blood sacrifice. If your preaching or teaching does not revolve around the Word of God you have nothing relevant to say. The only relevant word is the Word of God which breaks addictions, depressions, addictions and sets souls free that they may walk in the faith which we have received through the instruction of the Word of God.
What we have is a living Torah not a Torah bound within the confines of tradition or time, but within the framework of having a biblical worldview based upon the reality of the Messianiship of Christ who redeemed us through His blood. It is time that we preached the Word of God not the word of man and break the back of those who spoke merely of traditions. This does not mean or to speak against the set councils that the church has established throughout the centuries. Many of these councils established a very good understanding of what Biblical Christianity is in fact to be. Sadly though the church instead of defending those said creeds denies them and in the process leads those who come to faith in Messiah astray.
Since the Word of God is living and active able to penetrate the hearts of those who believe in Him and to those who don’t it goes to show that God’s Word will always be true, and humanity will always be wrong. This then becomes an issue of accepting the reality of sound preaching verses preaching man’s doctrine. It becomes an issue of preaching the Truth verses preaching philosophy. When will we stand upon the Word of God and be nourished as the Bride of Messiah from the Word of God itself and not the doctrine of men? The reality and expectancy of sound teaching and preaching is found in the fact that when the Word is really preached truthfully the power of its force brings the conviction of the Holy Spirit, who draws all humanity to Himself. The Holy Spirit is present throughout humanity drawing all humanity to Himself to glorify the ministry, of Christ. This is why in this present age evil does not run rampant completely even though it seemingly does, and why good will always prevails over evil in the end. Evil can only prevail when we make agreements with the evil source-Satan. When we make these agreements we speak them into existence and thereby doing reject all sound teaching and preaching.
Men and woman of God it is time that we stopped traditions from being preached from the pulpit. Let the Word of God go forth around the world because the truth is the truth and those who want to preach the philosophy of man instead of the revealed Word of God let them be considered liars and deceivers among the ranks of the lost and doomed. All those who oppose the ministry of biblical Christianity oppose the divine work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit uses men and women who will sacrifice themselves who will not be ashamed to count the cost of following the roughed road that is found in following His will and plan. Yet many would rather follow themselves rather than preach of this very subject, which leads to spiritual maturity and growth.
Yet again the problem we have is addressed by the Apostle Paul in 1st Timothy 4: 1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, 3forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; 5for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.”