QUESTIONS ONLY GOD CAN ANSWER
"DO I HAVE TO DO WHAT GOD SAYS?"
JUNE 3, 1990
INTRODUCTION: When you make a decision based upon your
situation, rather than by what is right, that is situa-
tional ethics. (Social drinking)
Persons in America today desire to do as they please, but
dislike- taking- thie responsibility of their choices. They
want freedom without responsibility.
Even many Christians today will desire to do as they please
and by their lifestyle ask, "Do I have to do what God says?"
The secular world is willing to ask the question very bluntly
by saying, "Do I have to do what God says?"
T.S.: In the text, James 1:19-26, I would like for us to an-
swer the question, "Do I have to do what God says?" We will
address the question in a LAf efold manner in relationship to
1. THE IMPERATIVE OF LIFE.(l PETER 1:25)
Exp: I would like to address briefly the imperative of
life from the basis of all Scripture. What is the
only real imperative for your life? I mean this is
essential in understanding life.
App: "WHAT GOD SAYS IS TRUTH FOR TODAY, TRUTH THAT WILL
NEVER CHANGE, AND TRUTH THAT WILL LAST FOREVER."
If a person is going to understand the only essen-
tial or necessity of life, they had better settle
the authority question in their life.(The Bible)
The Bible is a record of what God has said to us
about life! It is imperative we -understand its
authority. The Bible does not permit situational
ethics or freedom from responsibility. Do I Have
to do what God says? Absolutely! Why? Because
what God says is truth for today, truth that will
never change, and truth that will last forever!
2. THE IRONY OF LIFE.(James 1:22-25)
Exp: "prove yourselves"--through habitual ...
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