Saturday, April 12, 2014

Keep Yourselves from False and Evil Things

Choice 5:2 “John Abide “in the Doctrine of Christ”

1. The false doctrine John warned against was to not believe those who proclaim that Christ taught in appearance only, and that He didn’t really suffer for the sins of man in the garden of Gethsemane but it only appeared that way and that He was never here in the flesh. The evil comes from the very source of Evil. If we were to believe that information as truth, then our whole understanding of eternal life would be shattered, because the resurrection of our bodies would be nonexistent. Our sins would not have been atoned for, therefore no way back to our Father in Heaven. John warned the people of “the many deceivers.”

2. John told us essentially to stay far away from those who preach falsely, and who wish to spread untruth. Don’t associate with them, and don’t allow them into your life.

 Choice 1: Jude. “Keep Yourselves in the Love of God.”
1. We can have mercy, love, and peace multiplied in our lives when we become sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ. (Jude 1:1) I believe we can earnestly contend for the faith, by living what we know to be true and always living the same way no matter who we are around. We have to proclaim what we believe wherever we are, and never allow ourselves to falter depending upon our situation.
2. -The doctrine referred to the “first estate” refers to our pre-mortal life before we came to earth. Those who kept their first estate by righteousness will receive eternal life, and those who followed satan left their first estate.
-I would explain this disputation as satan trying to gain power over anything he could. Moses has truths in it, even if it was not entered into the Bible.
-At the second coming the Savior will come with ten thousands of his Saints.
3.  We can avoid the evils that come with false teachers by staying on the right side. Glory will be Gods forever whether we choose to be on His side or not. We know who wins the battle in the end, and that is not up for negotiation. If we do what’s right, and live righteously; doing as our Savior would then we will be blessed with strength to avoid evils and stay away from false doctrines. 

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