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Summary: PROPOSITION: The only mistakes in the Bible are those which are made by fallible men.

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MISTAKES IN THE BIBLE

TEXT: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

INTRODUCTION:

1. The claim of the most unusual Book ever written: 2 Tim.3:16-17.

2. Over 2600 times this Book lays claim to divine authorship.

3. If the Bible makes no mistakes it must be of God.

4. If the Bible makes mistakes it must no be of God.

5. There are "mistakes" in the Bible: the mistakes of men, recorded for our admonition.

6. PROPOSITION: The only mistakes in the Bible are those which are made by fallible men.

DISCUSSION

I. I. THE MISTAKE OF ADAM AND EVE. Genesis 3

A. Their mistake was in disobeying God.

B. Disobedience results in suffering, sorrow, death.

Hebrews 2:2 For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward,

II. THE MISTAKE OF THE SODOMITES. Genesis 19.

A. Their mistake was in ungodly living.

B. Ungodly living results in destruction.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

III. THE MISTAKE OF THE RICH YOUNG RULER. Matthew 19.

A. His mistake was in putting things ahead of Christ.

B. Putting things ahead of Christ results in loss.

Luke 12:20 "But God said to him, ’You fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’

IV. THE MISTAKE OF PETER. Matthew 26.

A. His mistake was in denying Jesus. Mark 9:5-9; Matthew 12:34-37

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

B. Denying Jesus results in our being denied.

Matthew 10:33 "But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.

V. THE MISTAKE OF GOVERNOR FELIX. Acts 24.

C. His mistake was in postponing his salvation.

D. Postponing salvation results in a lost soul.

Acts 24:24-27 And after some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. 25 Now as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and answered, "Go away for now; when I have a convenient time I will call for you." 26 Meanwhile he also hoped that money would be given him by Paul, that he might release him. Therefore he sent for him more often and conversed with him. 27 But after two years Porcius Festus succeeded Felix; and Felix, wanting to do the Jews a favor, left Paul bound.

VI. THE MISTAKE OF THE FOOLISH VIRGINS. Matthew 25.

E. Their mistake was in failing to make adequate preparation.

F. Failure to prepare to meet the Bridegroom results in exclusion from the marriage feast.

Matthew 25:10 "And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.

CONCLUSION:

1. Are you making any of these mistakes?

2. Don’t make the greatest of all mistakes: that of rejecting the Savior

3. Accept Him while you have the opportunity.

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David E. Parks


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