Make sure to get your bible out to look up these verses.
- Should we work and save like the ant in Proverbs 6:6 and 2 Thess 3:10 or do we trust God to provide as do the ravens and take no thought for our provision as in Luke 12:22-33? And should we sell all that we have trusting that the Lord knows our needs or do we need to work to provide for our own as 1 Timothy 5:8 teaches?
- Is our forgiveness based upon forgiving others as in Matthew 6:14-15 or do we obtain forgiveness by our faith in Christ blood as Colossians 1:14 and Ephesians 1:7 states?
- Are we under the law as Matthew 5:19 points out as well as Matt 19:17, Matt 23, or are we free from the law as Romans 6:14 reads? And if we are free from the law should we be following Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John as our pattern of operation since Jesus came to fulfill the law in Matthew 5:17?
- Should we meditate and study the scriptures to convince the gainsayers as Titus 1:9 and 2 Timothy 2:15 say or should we give no thought on what to say and trust the Holy Spirit to give us utterance as is instructed in Luke 21:14-15?
- Will we reign in heaven like Ephesians 2:6 states or on earth like Luke 22:30 teaches?
- Do our works play a role in obtaining eternal life as Luke 10:25-29 and James 2:24 teach or do we obtain eternal life without our works like Ephesians 2:8-9 and Romans 4:5 teach?
- If in Luke 9 Jesus had not died yet, what gospel were the disciples preaching in verse 6? Especially since they did not understand Jesus' death and resurrection in Luke 18:33-34, what gospel were they preaching for 9 chapters if they did not understand the gospel of Jesus' death and resurrection for sins?
To give you a hint with these questions: only rightly dividing the scriptures will give you the correct answer to the confusion that is cause by the apostate church of today's Christianity (which should more appropriately be called Christendom.)
Here is a link of just a few testimonials of once confused, frustrated, and sadly lost 'Christians' who came to understand God's word by understanding how to study and read it. God intended his word to be used by his people at all times. This by necessity means that we, as ambassadors of Christ are able to understand it properly in order to see others come to the knowledge of truth. I hope that you will consider the above questions with the motive of letting God be true (instead of your own agenda of what you feel and like best.)