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1 Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / October 19, Corinthians 5:7

2 Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / October 19,

3 Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / October 19,

4 Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / October 19,  The compilation of all references to the subject under consideration, including direct statements, approved actions, and necessary implications.  When all the evidence is compiled and sifted through using the laws of communication, including contextual considerations, then the true meaning and the current application can be arrived at.

5 Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / October 19,  Most religious divisions arise, not from what the Bible says, but out of what the Bible does not say.  Two extreme positions regarding the silence of scriptures: 4Silence is permissive and that we are free to do whatever we desire if God has not specifically condemned it. 4Silence is prohibitive and that we are to do only what God has commanded. All that is done must be authorized by God’s word –

6 Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / October 19, Ulrich Zwingli – Martin Luther [Handbook of Denominations, pg. 132]

7 Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / October 19, “Luther desired to maintain in the Church all that was not expressly contrary to the Scriptures, and Zwingli (a Swiss reformer) to abolish all that could not be proved by them. The German reformer wished to remain united to the Church of the preceding ages, and was content to purify it of all that was opposed to the Word of God. The Zurich reformer passed over these ages, returned to the apostolic times, and, carrying out an entire transformation of the Church, endeavored to restore it to its primitive condition. Zwingli's reformation was therefore the more complete ” (History Of The Reformation Of The Sixteenth Century. d'Aubigne, J.H.M. pp ).

8 Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / October 19, “Thomas Campbell on September 7, 1809 in his opening remarks used the expression " We speak where the Bible speaks, and are silent when the Bible is silent "; he wasn't expressing a new idea or an idea that he had invented.... Andrew Munro, a Scottish bookseller, was the first to break the silence at the above meeting when he said, “ Mr. Campbell, if we adopt that as a basis, then there is an end of infant baptism ”. Campbell replied: “ Of course, if infant baptism be not found in the Scriptures, we can have nothing to do with it ”.

9 Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / October 19, Peter 4:11 (NKJV) 11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

10 Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / October 19,  Cain – (Gen. 4:7) – Heb 11:4  Nadab and Abihu – (Lev. 10:1,2)  Moses – (Num 20:8-24)  King Saul – (1 Sam. 13 & 15)  David’s ox cart – (1 Chr. 13:7-12; 15:2)  Jeroboam – (1 Kings 12:25-33)  Uzziah – (2 Chr. 26:16-23) Deut 4:2; 12:32; Joshua 1:7; Proverbs 30:6 Rev 22:18,19 Deut 4:2; 12:32; Joshua 1:7; Proverbs 30:6 Rev 22:18,19

11 Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / October 19, Acts 15:6-24  James appealed to direct statements. vs  Paul referenced how God exemplified His will. v. 12  Peter argued by the implications of what God did. vs  Faith not based on God’s silence: “ to whom we gave no such commandment.” v. 24 Deut 4:2; 12:32; Joshua 1:7; Proverbs 30:6 Rev 22:18,19 Deut 4:2; 12:32; Joshua 1:7; Proverbs 30:6 Rev 22:18,19

12 Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / October 19, Hebrews 7:11-14 (NKJV) For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law. 13 For He of whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no man has officiated at the altar. 14 For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood. All other tribes excluded by silence. The Law specified the tribe of “Levi”

13 Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / October 19, We cannot know the mind of God except through revelation 1 Cor 2:10, 11,14 Eph 3:3-5 Isaiah 55:8,9 God has revealed everything that He wants from us – 2 Pet 1:3; 2 Tim 3:16,17 Jude 3

14 Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / October 19,  Peanut butter on the bread –  Piano - Orchestras - rock bands -  Pagan holiday observances –  Political and other secular speeches-  Fund raising campaigns -  Social programs –  Recreational activities –  Entertainment centers....  Gambling... Etc.

15 Don McClain15 The Bible Alone Mormon Baptist Methodist Christian “The seed is the Word of God” (Luke 8:11) Denominationalism necessitates different seeds! Bible + Methodist Discipline Bible + Baptist Manual Bible + Book of Mormon

16 Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / October 19,  Most religious divisions arise, not from what the Bible says, but out of what the Bible does not say.  Two extreme positions regarding the silence of scriptures: 4Silence is permissive and that we are free to do whatever we desire if God has not specifically condemned it. 4Silence is prohibitive and that we are to do only what God has commanded. All that is done must be authorized by God’s word –

17 Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / October 19,


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