Spiritual Gifts part 327. The shameful social gospel.

Heb 5:14; 1Ti 6:20-21; Isa 5:20-21; Phi 3:17-21; Rom 1:16; 2Co 11:4; Gal 1:6-9.

ROMANS-445-121028 - length: 79:21 - taught on Oct, 28 2012

Class Outline:

John Farley
October 28, 2012

Spiritual Gifts Part 327:

The shameful social gospel

The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts

Point 4.
Developing the capacity you need to function effectively in your spiritual gift.

What is discernment?

Why do we need to have discernment?

How do I get spiritual discernment?

All discernment is performed by the Holy Spirit, using the tools of Bible doctrine already tested and found in the soul, under the exercise of one’s priesthood.

HEB 5:14
But solid food [advanced doctrine] is for the [spiritually] mature, who because of practice [learning and obeying God’s word again and again]…

HEB 5:14
…have their senses trained [have vigorously exercised their souls and human spirits by applying God’s word under the guidance of the Holy Spirit] …

HEB 5:14
…to discern good and evil [resulting in discernment both of the genuine and the counterfeit].

The world - and false prophets in the church - will use arguments that sound persuasive in order to try to wrestle your soul away from the simplicity of devotion to Christ.

We are to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

It is amazing how many believers cannot distinguish between that which is the plan of God and that which is total nonsense!

When you have doctrine in your soul that has been tested, you can discern evil trends in Christianity.

1. Ecumenism disguised as unity in the Body - 1CO 11:18-19; JER 6:14.

2. Morality disguised as spirituality -
MAT 23:25-28.

3. Earthly dominion disguised as the heavenly kingdom - PHI 3:17-21.

4. The social gospel replacing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, God’s Son - ROM 1:16, 2CO 11:4, GAL 1:6-9 .

To be ashamed of the gospel includes:
(1)Being totally embarrassed by it, or
(2) thinking one can improve upon it to make it more acceptable.

God’s Word gives no commission to the church to fix the problems of this world.

2CO 6:14
Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?

The social gospel is a deadly disease for “people of faith”. It reinforces the lie that salvation can be attained by doing good works.

ROM 3:28
For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.