As Christians, discernment comes from studying God’s Word.

There are and will be more and more twisted doctrines of scripture as we come to the latter days. People taking things out of context, having the scripture mean what they want it to say. That’s why you must read and study yourself. We read true Christian commentaries to compare and inspire us with the Holy Spirit to the truth. We listen to true Christian Pastors and to the spiritually mature believer who is equipped in sound doctrine for guidance. I know in my heart, mind and His Holy Spirit when I hear something not right.

We are to contend for the truth, not be tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by trickery of men, in cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head–Christ–from whom the whole body is knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:14; for context of this verse read all of Ephesians 4.

All believers are completely submissive to the Lord Jesus Christ and must do their share. Godly church growth results from every member of the body fully using his spiritual gift, in submission to the Holy Spirit and in cooperation with other believers.

1 Timothy 4:1-5; 1 Timothy 1:10; 2 Timothy 4:3; Hebrews 13:9 are other verses telling us to contend for doctrinal truths.

Someone said to me that everyone’s name is written in the Book of Life until they reject God. Does God use an eraser? No, He predestined, chose, called us to be His through Jesus Christ. It is called election. The Book of Life was complete before eternity past. Only God can convert the human soul. We can of ourselves only spread the Word to all He has come through our daily lives. We do not know His chosen, only He does know a man’s heart and mind. His will for us is to learn from His word and do what he wills without adding our own interpretations. That is why staying in the word and studying is of the utmost importance to all who do come to Him. Many people, even evangelicals do not like the doctrine of election. They deem it unfair. How is man superior to God? He is sovereign and we are just vessels for His glory or destruction. All deserving destruction since the fall of Adam and Eve in the garden. I do not know the mind of God but, I am still learning what he says in His word and from Godly men thoroughly equipped in sound doctrine.

You can go to many sites to get commentaries from Christian preachers past and present and your own pastor. A good site I found is http://www.gotanswers.org.

It even answered my question on Revelation 22:18-19, being used out of context also. God does not take any names out of the Book of life. These are unbelievers warned not to distort the word. Their names were never written in the The Book of Life because they are fore-known by God as false prophets. Jude warns about these deceivers, wolves in sheep’s clothing. So you must repent your sins and give your life to Jesus Christ, or you will be lead by these deceivers because you do not have a personal relationship to understand His Word, His Will, His Sovereignty. God is the Creator of all you see. Jesus is His only begotten Son, God incarnate, who took our place for all of our sins and died a horrible death and was resurrected and ascended to heaven. Jesus did what the Father willed to bring all that will come to Jesus. You cannot have the Father without the Son, or the Son without the Father. John 6:44-45

Can you deny that? Then go your own way to destruction, because you did not ask for forgiveness and you will have no excuse at the final judgement.

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