Presentation on theme: "Message: The True Fellowship Discerns Truth From Lies March 10, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Message: The True Fellowship Discerns Truth From Lies March 10, 2013
Truth Vs. Lies Lies: partial truth, counterfeit truth Counterfeit Truth: lies that closely imitate the truth.
Warnings to the True Fellowship 1)Beware! We are in the last days. 2)The antichrist is coming to the world, this will happen! 3)False teachers and false teaching have already come to the true church.
Marks of Those Ensnared in False Teaching 1)They leave the true fellowship and prove to whom they belong. 2)They deny the scriptural truths about Jesus the Christ, God the Son. 3)They seek to divide the fellowship and lead others away from truth and into falsehood.
Marks of True Fellowship with God 1)Those in true fellowship with God reveal that God’s Spirit indwells them which means they know, love and submit to God’s truth. When he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. (John 16:13-14)
Marks of True Fellowship with God 2) Those in true fellowship with God remain faithful to the apostolic truths of God and His Word and therefore reject all opposition to that truth.
Marks of True Fellowship with God 3) Those in true fellowship do not seek ‘new revelation’ in place of God’s revealed truth.
Our Response Are you a student of God’s truth? Are you able to discern truth from error? Do you believe the counterfeit truths of our enemy? Are you playing with error and counterfeit truths believing they will not harm you?
Our Response We must hear the exhortation of John and realize that those in true fellowship with God discern truth from lies.