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The Whole of Scripture

Each text or part of Scripture is to be seen and understood in light of the whole of Scripture. As the saying goes, "A text without a context is a pretext." So, there are certain subject matters below that we must attach importance to in order to understand and appreciate the full truth.

1. The Perspicuity, Profitability, and Sufficiency of Scripture

What does the word "perspicuity" mean?Answer
In what regard is the study of Scripture profitable?Answer
Why is it so important to claim the Scripture as sufficient?Answer

2. Tools For Interpreting Scripture

3. The Canon of Scripture

4. Christian Worldview & Apologetics

What is a Christian or Biblical Worldview?Answer
*What's Your Worldview? - By Dr John MacArthurExcerpt
What is Apologetics?Answer
***The Sufficiency of Scripture in Apologetics - By Michael J KrugerExcerpt

5. Importance of Discernment

6. Orthodox, Aberrant, Heretical, Christian Cult

What does the word "orthodox" actually mean?Answer
Has the church actually defined orthodox teachings?Answer
What are the five foundational truths of Scripture that make a Christian "orthodox?"Answer
Related Material:
*A Short History of Creeds and Confessions - By A.A. HodgeExcerpt
What does it mean to be "aberrant" in teaching?Answer
Related Material:
*Three Kinds of Doctrinal Error - Excerpt by Richard Muller Excerpt
*Eight Distinctives of an Aberrational Christian or Bible-Based Group - By NEIRRExcerpt
What does it mean to be "heretical" in teaching?Answer
How does the heretic bring in his false teachings?Answer
Related Material:
**What is Heresy....? - By Let Us Reason
***Christological Heresies & the Council of Chalcedon (451) - By Pastor Charles R Biggs
What is a Christian Cult?Answer
Related Material:
**Eight Marks of an Organized Heresy: Which Makes a Cult - By Let Us Reason

7. The Call to Preach and Duty of Ministry

*Why I am Committed to Teaching the Bible - By Dr John MacArthurExcerpt
*Marks of the Faithful Preacher - By Dr John MacArthur Excerpt
*12 Marks of an Excellent Pastoral Ministry - By Dr John MacArthurExcerpt
Where in the New Testament do we find the phrase "the full (whole) counsel (will) of God?Answer
Why is it important to proclaim the full counsel of God?Answer
*The Full Counsel of God - By David Sheldon
*Marks of a True Apostle: Truth, Love - By Dr John MacArthurExcerpt

8. Personal Quotes About the Fullness & Sufficiency of Scripture

Compilation of Quotes - Gurnall, Moody, Watson
The modern day spiritual warfare teachings clearly shift a few Scriptural words/concepts into redefined categories to undermine those very truths. Having first, subtly redefined the very nature of the warfare it then boldly defines the weapons of this fake war. What those who promote or are engaged in this warfare do not realize is that they have been effectively sidelined from true Christian warfare in the name of Jesus Christ into a virtual demonically defined war. They actually believe God is doing something in this war in which they are engaged when in fact they are simply slowly and subtly coming underneath the administration of seducing spirits who have promoted the new fake war. And to keep these "new warriors" engaged they will subtly and methodically employ a lot of sensual apparatus to maintain the deception. Once the seducing spirits of the new war have them hooked they will need to keep them hooked lest they come to their senses and escape.

Summary

The Word of God is complete and sufficient!

"All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry." 2 Timothy 3:16-4:5 NASB
"The sum of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting." Psalm 119:160 (NASB)
"Seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence." 2 Peter 1:3 NASB

God's "full" Word is whole and complete.There is no need to add to this concept. We should study all the Scripture - each part in its' context, each part in relation to the whole, and the whole knit together and seen with the light of each part. Firmly plant your feet upon all of it with full confidence. If you do that, worldly things will not take you away from what you have learned. Don't let anything move you away from its' richness and fullness.

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