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The Importance Of Bible Authority?

By:  Gary Colley
Date:  Septembert 10, 2001
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If we have no authority for a practice done religiously, the practice is vain. Only that which is done by faith in the Old and New Testaments is
acceptable to God (Heb.11:6). It seems the majority of people think, that if they have approval of the majority thoughts of men their practices in religion are approved of God. Friends, we should not let the devil fool us like that! Did Jesus mean what he said, after His death, burial, and resurrection, " All authority is given unto me in heaven and in earth"? (Matt.28:18). Was there any authority in the Christian dispensation left in the hands of men? The blood of Christ sealed all the teaching of Christ., and none of the additions or subtractions of men (Matt.26:28; Rev.22:18-19). The matter of authority was likewise settled by God on the Mount of Transfiguration when He said, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him" (Matt. 17:5). The point Jehovah was making was that there was now no authority for Moses or the prophets, but His Son only. Paul later wrote "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom. ...and whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him" (Col.3:16-17). No synod, council, convention, of pope has any authority in religious matters today. Jesus is "the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords" (I Tim.6:15).  Those who ignore and reject the Lord's teaching for their own "sacraments" today, the Bible says they "worship in vain" (Matt.15:9). John wrote conclusively on the matter of authority, "Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God-speed: For he that biddeth him God-speed is partaker of his evil deeds" (II Jn.9-11). Please notice ten dangers of man's assumptions about Bible authority: 1. "I think." 2. "I feel." 3. "I just know in my heart." 4. "God does not care either way." 5. "Grace covers us no matter what." 6. That's just semantics." 7 ."I guess." 8. "We can never know." 9. "Just as long as you are sincere." 10. "I do not care." These ten sayings are spoken by men on a daily basis! None of these sayings (excuses) will be acceptable to God, or stand in the Judgment (Rom.14:11-12). Remember Jesus said, "He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day" {Jn.12:48). "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (Jn.8:32).
-Gary Colley