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The Attraction of Prophetic Word (4 of 10)
Pastor Richard Laue
II Peter 1:19-21
This section of II Peter 1:16-21 is about the bottom line authority for believers and for the Church corporate as well.
R. C. Sproul said this about the Bible, "We in the Evangelical community love our Bible. We assert its authority ... we claim its inerrancy and infallibility ... we attest to its inspiration by the Holy Spirit ... and we argue that it is the only valid yardstick in matters of faith and practice. But we don't read it!"
Nor do we study It! Most regular churchgoers are at most ignorant, or at least confused about the Bible.
The other day somebody said that before they became a Christian, they had heard there was a God, but didn't know He had a Book out.
People are so unfamiliar with the Scriptures that they often misread the Bible. Some examples:
1. Noah's wife was Joan of Ark.
2. Lot's wife was a pillar of salt by day and ball of fire by night.
3. Moses went to the top of Mount Cyanide to get The Ten Commandments.
4. The seventh commandment is, "Thou shalt not admit adultery.
5. Joshua led the Hebrews in the battle of Geritol.
6. A Christian should have only one wife. This is called, "monotony."
The ultimate authority for the Church in everygeneration from Pentecost until the end of the ageis the following: (Prophets, Apostles, Scripture)
1. THE PROPHETS (Both Old and New Testaments)
The Prophets have been around for a long, long time. Luke 1:70 ... "As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets, who have been since the world began."
Acts 3:19-21 (Peter's second Acts sermon) (Temple) ... "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, Who was preached to you before Whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since th ...
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