Top 3 Distinctions: Scriptural AuthorityMay 1, 2022
There are three unmistakable distinctions for why the church of Christ stands out above all others. They are distinct because they are misunderstood, or ignored Biblical doctrines that truly are matters of salvation. The first distinction we will address in this series of lessons is: The Authority of Scripture.
I. SOLE AUTHORITY
A. “Sole Authority” means . Without it, our world wound descend into .
B. Having a sole authority in some things in life is an of our society already! It is not a foreign concept, or radical, or unacceptable. Therefore, it to have it.
C. Question: Why do people reject sole authority in religion? Answer: because .
II. SOLE AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE
A. When it comes to anything that pertains to – is THE sole, objective authority.
B. With the Bible, you cannot have . There’s only one truth. It is impossible to have of authority.
III. SOLE AUTHORITY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
A. We are no longer under the – that was for the Jews (Israel). Christians are under the “,” that is the only (Col 2:14; Rom 6:14; Heb 7:12; Gal 5:18, 6:2), it is the sole authority of our faith!
B. If that one main point can be established, then productive, meaningful conversations can be had leading to !
C. accepting, and submitting to the authority of the NT will eliminate so much .
Scripture: Amos 6:5 Matt 8:9, 16:18, 23:5, 28:18; John 8:32, 16:13, 17:17, 18:37; Rom 6:14; Gal 5:3, 6:2; Eph 1:20-23; Col 1:18, 2:14; Phil 3:16-21; Heb 1:1-2, 7:12, 10:20-21; 1 Pet 3:15; 2 Peter 1:3; 2 Tim 3:16-17; Jude 3; Rev 1:6