Today’s Devotional – February 12th (Dogmatic Theology)

By admin On October 14th, 2016

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Today’s Devotional – February 12th

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Dogmatic Theology

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WILL THIS EARTH GO ON FOREVER?

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“One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. ” Eccles. 1:4

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So here we have it! This above passage says it all! The earth abides forever! Nothing more to say on the subject! And anyone who argues this point is a fool! Right?

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Now yes, there are many who believe that this earth will go on forever. And again, there are mhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:David_Howard_Hitchcock%27s_oil_painting_%27Halemaumau,_Lake_of_Fire%27,_1888.jpgany passages which, by themselves, seem to suggest that.

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But there are other passages which suggest that this present earth will be destroyed. Such passages as this… “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” 2nd Peter 3:10.

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So with passages such as this, plus passages such as Isaiah Chapter 34, which seems to say just the opposite of 2nd Peter 3:10, it becomes very confusing.

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So what is the answer? How must we understand these seemingly conflicting prophecies?

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David Howard Hitchcock’s Halemaumau, Lake of Fire 1888 wikimedia US public domain

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DAVID’S CHILD-LIKE FAITH

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Perhaps David the Psalmist said it best… LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do David Playing Harp www.thebiblerevival.com US public domainI exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.” Psalm 131:1, 2. When it comes to future events, the child of God just cannot become dogmatic! There are so many passages which are vague, while many other passages we have not even considered. And let’s face it! Many times, God speaks in parables and allegories. So we can’t just assume that all these things are to be interpreted literally!

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And though David was a prophet of God, he was fully aware that he didn’t know everything. And so he accepted the spirit of meekness and self-distrust, and in his own words said… “Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother:”

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David Playing Harp www.thebiblerevival.com US public domain

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MISINTERPRETED 1ST ADVENT

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And it must not be forgotten, how the theologians of Jesus’ day had so badly Brooklyn_Museum_-_The_Pharisees_Question_Jesus_(Les_pharisiens_questionnent_Jésus)_-_James_Tissotmis-interpreted the prophecies concerning the coming Messiah, that they ultimately rejected Jesus as an imposter, because He didn’t fit the general consensus of how the Messiah should come.

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And so it is with our understanding of future events. We really need to back up and stop making people feel like heretics, if they do not follow the general consensus concerning future events. Because if we do become dogmatic, we will probably make the very same error which the Old Testament Jewish leaders made, when they put Jesus on the Cross as an imposter!

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Brooklyn Museum The Pharisees Question Jesus James_Tissot

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord,

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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TOMORROW:

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