This belief led ADAM and EVE afraid of God and believing that they had to provide covering from their sin on their own.
III. There is a great NEED for the Truth John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
1. Knowledge of the TRUTH is what is powerful. Truth has the power to: A. Live a life of JOY and PEACE B. Have a PERSONAL relationship with God C. To CLEANSE our Sin and give us eternal life
There is one Major Issue that Separates Biblical Christianity from every religion and belief system and that is the person of JESUS Christ.
JOHN 14:5-6 “Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Great Commission Matthew 28:18-20 “ 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
God has Commanded us to declare the GOSPEL 1.Make Disciples 2.Baptize Them 3.Teach them to observe ALL things whatsoever I have COMMANDED you.
God has commanded us to DEFEND the Gospel Jude 3 “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.”
1.ONE Faith 2.It is IMMUTABLE 3.We are to earnestly CONTEND 4.This faith has ENEMIES
Conclusion 1.Identify FALSE Teaching 2.Be able to give answer with compassion, CLARITY, Conviction, and Confidence.
A Good DEFENSE 1.Know JESUS John 14:6 “ Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Know God’s Word 2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”