A Fellowship In Christ Jesus

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Precepts of the Bible

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Introduction

Thou hast commanded us
to keep thy precepts diligently.

Psalms 119:4

For precept must be upon precept,
precept upon precept;
line upon line, line upon line;
here a little, and there a little:

Isaiah 28:10

To learn or to understand anything correctly you must learn and grasp the general principles or precepts that govern the processes of any given course. In Mathematics you must know the established conventions the order of operations and functions; in Reading & Writing the precepts of Grammar; the set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given language. The study of Science is the study of the general laws or principles that govern all things, e.g. the laws of motion, forces, energy, etc. Music has the laws of pipes and strings. The building trades have there fundament's; carpentry, plumbing, roofing, etc. These precepts or general principles are the foundation of the processes involved and do not change regardless of the circumstance or situation?They are the lowest common denominators and the world conforms to these unchanging rules of behavior.

The following studies are an attempt to introduce the concept of studying the Bible "precept upon precept." To aid in understanding this method of learning the Bible, several biblical precepts are presented for your consideration. There is no order of importance in the listing, all are equally necessary to comprehend the Bible. Some are more easily explained and less debated than others. It is our hope to show and prepare you to establish the biblical precepts in your own studies, "line upon line, here a little, there a little," as required by the Scriptures. God is the author of order and these principles are the rules of order in studying and understanding his word—Any teaching that violates anyone of them is in error.

1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

Heresies can be so simple, just the violation of one simple precept of God's word, "A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump."

Isaiah 28:9-1 0Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 

These studies are purposely brief; in them, we will attempt to identify and introduce the reader to the concept of this form of study. These precepts or general principles must be adhered to in forming the doctrines of the Christian Faith. There is no order of importance in the listing, all are equally necessary to comprehend the Bible. Some are more easily explained and less debated than others. It is our hope to show and prepare you to establish the biblical precepts in your own studies, "line upon line, here a little, there a little," as required by the Scriptures.

Naturally, we will adhere to the "The Seven Precepts To Understanding The Bible" as described in that study; Whenever we establish doctrinal teachings or search the Scriptures to judge the things that are said, we must ask the following:

  1. Is this the product of diligent study and not feigned words, philosophy or private interpretation; have all relevant passages been considered?
  2. Has anything been added to or diminished from the words, meaning, sense or understanding of the Bible?
  3. Is any part of the Bible being denied or disbelieved?
  4. Anything is possible, but is this the truth God is revealing?
  5. What similitudes, examples or illustrations, are there in the Scripture concerning the topic under consideration?
  6. Are things rightly divided? Be sure you are not comparing apples with oranges.
  7. Locate God's precepts, what are the guiding principles and limiting truths that apply?

It is only when conclusions drawn conform to all seven precepts that you can be assured of being on solid ground in establishing the doctrines of the Bible. God is the author of order and these principles are the rules of order in studying and understanding his word.

The Bible, the most published, sold, given away, personally owned, outlawed, read, neglected, loved, hated, praised, despised, book ever to have existed. Esteemed as the very words of God, renounce as merely the work of men, cherished as truth, scorned as fable, it promises peace beyond understanding but with trials and tribulation to all who trust in and live its precepts. It warns of false prophets, false apostles, false teachers, of Satan and his ministers appearing as an angel of light and ministers of righteousness, all attempting to deceive and mislead on what the Bible says and means.

It’s quite a book. If it is what it says it is, all the contradictions and confusion over and about it are to be expected. In studying it many truths come to light, one such truth is: considering the life we now live in the flesh, what does one lose by embracing it—nothing; what does one gain by rejecting it—nothing. Why condemn a book for admonishing to have charity for all, to recompense to no man evil for evil, provide things honest in the sight of all men, to love and care for your family and others as yourself.

 1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

God isn't the author of confusion, whenever you have two competing authorities there is confusion. Today we have hundreds of Bible versions claiming to be a better translation than all previous. This is confusion, it is authored by those that would destroy faith in God's word. We unapologetically adhere to one version, the Authorize Version of 1611, commonly called the King James Version. We unapologetically adhere to the Authorize Version of 1611, commonly called the King James Version.

We fellowship on these beliefs:

  • That: Jesus Christ was the Son Of God/God manifested in the flesh
  • That: God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself
  • That: Jesus Christ died on the cross for the sins of the whole world
  • That: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved
  • That: We preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants in Christ Jesus
  • That: God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance
  • That: By grace are ye saved through faith: it is the gift of God: Not of works
  • That: The Spirit of God presents the above on an individual basis through the preaching/witnessing of the saved to the lost
  • We hold to the 1611 Authorize Version of the Bible, commonly called the King James Version

A Fellowship in Christ Jesus is dedicated to preaching and teaching the gospel of salvation and the whole counsel of God's word.

"WHAT SAITH THE SCRIPTURE"

Bible, not Private Interpretation
Bible, not Denomination
Bible, not Philosophy
Bible, not Seminary

We are a fellowship of Bible believers dedicated to helping others understand God's word that they may be embolden by the increased knowledge to witness to others of the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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