Bible Quality Control

Bible Teaching/Preaching Quality Control

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“…rightly dividing the word of truth…”  (II Timothy 2:15)

“Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that
they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be
ashamed, rightly-dividing the word of truth.   {NOTE:  Perhaps we stop our
focus on the “Study” intead of the “workman” and accuracy and quality control
on the Bible!}
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more
ungodliness.
And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past
already; and overthrow the faith of some.
Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord
knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ
depart from iniquity.  But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold
and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to
dishonour.
If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto
honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every
good work.”

In the context of II Timothy 2:15 about faithfully and consistently delivering the
Bible, the word of truth, wihout distortions, prejudices, and self-serving, are
some clues to preachers and organizations that need to be more right on their
Bible.

1.  “Words to no profit” except to the family and organization.  Of course if you
have the big ego of thinking you are the only workman at work in the kingdom
of God, it is easy to rationalize that self-promotion with words is primarily and
totally for the kingdom of God, and the clothes worn, the diamond rings, the
land and beautiful homes, cars, and airplanes are for the kingdom.  It is easy to
confuse the kingdom of Christ and heaven with a material kingdom on earth.
2.  Words that make the ministers millionaires more than “the subverting of the
hearers.”  It is a matter of quantity in Quality Control.  What people talk about
the most on TV is what they are most interested in and seeking after.
3.  “Study” of the Word is not to simply prove that the workman has been right
all along, but rather to be a skillfull and accurate workman all the time, not just in
the past.
4.  The ultimate approval, granted, is for that of God, but in more acute
moments of conscience there comes shame, or when David is reminded of sin
by Samuel, it is time for the continued and fundamental repentance and change
of every believer.
5.  Rightly dividing implies not only much prayer and Bible study but good Bible
hermeneutics, respect for dedicated Christian commentators of the past, and
exegeis that eliminates isogesis {the reading of meaning into the Bible for
some ulterior motive, or just plain ignorance of one topic, for example those
that ignore the admonitions of I Corinthians 14 to speak in English rather than
unknown tongue).
NOTE:  Every instance of tongues in the New Testament was the gift of God in
a known language or tongue in order that the hearers might here and be
converted, not babbling in an unknown tongue thaty only profits the speaker’s
ego and that confuses the hearers.
6.  “Shun profane and vain babblings”.  How if only the speakers and babblers
of unknown tongues–a practice for personal devotions only according to I
Corinthians 14–could see the harm they are doing to the kingdom in confusion
and in the false concept that such babblers have received special dispensation
and security and comfort from God.  Unknown tongues do “increase into more
ungodliness” as they become accepted as real progressive sanctification
toward more Christlikeness.
7.  Profane and vain babblings like unknown tongues and unknow dispensations
and unknown oil and gold mine in every yard in 2 years eats like a cancer in the
life of the total church body of Christ on earth, closely related to a false rapture
other than the end time second coming of Christ.
8.  Any time these famous preachers and indeed their supports “err from the
truth” with inaccurances, inconsistencies, and distortions of the word of truth.
“they overthrow “the {real} faith of some” in the sense of a body of consistent
beliefs.
9.  Even though these sometimes inaccurate workmen for Christ are on the
same side of all Christians, and their good works to be respected; and even
though they shine in the church as silver and gold among the worldly and world,
they according to this Bible in  II Timothy 2:14-21 are wood and dirt.
10.  We must increase our awareness that we are in the final great apostasy
called the Falling Away, where most Christians have lost or are lossing their
original fervor for Christ; and it is the fault of these worldly and the world as
these inaccurant workment for Christ see this way to populaity, profit, and what
they see as an expanded minstry.

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