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April 27, 2021 8:00 am
Adrian Rogers warns us of the dangers of diluting the truth is also provided approved by those who distort approve that also would dilute the truth don't change the message ways a congregation where people they were talking about user-friendly character qualities from as we can be a friend is not primarily my job to fill forms my doublebill. We can dilute welcome to love finding master teacher and author Adrian Rogers said salvation is free but truth is costly to pay a price to have truth in this day we must be able to differentiate truth.
In fact, we acquire fax but we learn truth fax deal with knowledge and knowledge can double, but truth never changes and it settled for eternity. In part one of this message. Adrian Rogers began sharing the necessary steps we must take in treasuring truth. If you have your Bible turn to Proverbs 23 is Adrian Rogers powerfully concludes this message treasuring truth about everything a lawyer in your heart of a veteran.
All we must prize the truth. We must treasure truth is indispensable. Young people estimate, it is absolutely totally indispensable. Why did God write a book. The Bible calls itself the word of proof. Why has the Holy Spirit come he is called in the Bible the spirit of truth as our Lord and Savior Messiah. He said I am the way, the truth and the life. What is the church call the church is called in the Bible, the pillar and the ground of proof what the apostle John say zero his epistle. He said I have no greater joy than to know that my children wall in the true pay the lesser offense is that not true but when you see your kids getting hold of truth is such a joy such a joy. I have no greater for me that is so true that a note of my children walk in the truth that rejoices a heart, the truth is indispensable and friend listen to me now.
Truth is absolute to get that truth is absolute is a mathematics truth is absolute to inducible and mechanics. Truth is absolute in medicine.
Truth is absolute and friend in faith and morals. Truth is absolutely absolute truth is indispensable. Truth is absolute and thank God proof is attainable. It is attainable.
The Bible says by the truth through the pain well again of our reminder that the Bible has the precepts of proof.
John 17 verse 17 Jesus is praying for us and Jesus says sanctify them through thy truth by word is truth.
You get a rock grip on that God's word is in the God of truth could not inspire. The Bible is has the precepts of proof. Jesus is the person of proof. John 14 verse six he said of himself. I am the way, proof, and the life that proof and the line Jesus is the truth that makes any other truth true. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of proof is what Jesus said when you talk about Holy Spirit coming in the world. In John chapter 16 verse 13 howbeit when he, the spirit of truth is, he will guide you into all truth batteries. I'm telling the truth is attainable, not apart from the Holy Spirit.
But if you take the Bible which is the word of truth which presents Jesus the man truth and let the Holy Spirit was the spirit of truth open your understanding and I'm telling you that truth is attainable. You can know through that is not just about the no proof our deceit.
Listen truth without power isn't deadening and depressing Bible speaks in second Prentice chapter 3 verse six a being ministers of the New Testament, not the letter but of the spirit. For the letter to the spirit giveth life. If all you have is the letter of the law. You have the spirit you have the words which you don't have the music that that's deadening true is seeking knowledge without transformation avails nothing. All it does is just increase your judgment.
Bible said be better for you not to have known the way of righteousness, than to know and do not live by bread it would be better for you not to hear that it truth to learn truth and not act upon truth is attainable. Now what I said I'm saying first local listen to me.
We must prize the truth but I look at our text again.
We must also purchase the truth. Look in verse 23 by the truth by salvation is free but you pay price that have proof. So how do you buy the truth, you purchase a truth number one is going to cost you precious time. That's one of the cost you're going to have to pay United to get it by osmosis.
Time is precious, but it is not as precious as truth. We don't want to pay the price.
The simple price of time is as a matter fact, that's one of the lowest things on our priority in the morning we wake up a little late. Her through the morning read the newspaper. Drink a scolding cuppa coffee rush out the door so well.
Lord bless this mass not to something else.
It will cost you discipline in verse 23 again by the Trussell it not also wisdom and instruction and on instruction means actually the Hebrew word literally means self-discipline that you can pray for wisdom, but you have to study for instruction. Many of us in our series in a Bible study. No one was so easily let us strike Paul was imprisoned by the way, you might want to references verse. He returned to second Timothy chapter 4 and verse 13 is Paul's second imprisonment he is writing perhaps the last epistle that he will write and he's getting down to the end of that epistle, I want you to see the old apostle Paul.
He's in this cold, damp prison.
It is so cold he shivering. He needs a coat he's all alone and national television has no transistor radio ask that these he's there in this prison, and here's what he is writing I want to listen to it.
He says the cloak that I left with Compass when thou comest bring with me and books, but especially the parchment's the parchment's mayors will probably had to leave in a hurry and had time to get his coat that had time, it is library did have time to get his Bible, the parchments can you imagine a man like Paul being in prison like that without anything to read with talking about instruction in his rush to leave.
As he left all this is an accomplice carpal boy take care of this for me I gotta get out of it and so he says to. He says now look when you come to me bringing the cloak's wedding here, damp and here I'm shivering in here so spiritually don't take care of your body. Your body is a temple ghost of God.
Don't get the idea that if your spiritual but you don't have to worry about those, things I was in the grocery store by some growth related damages and top garage as I didn't know you had to buy groceries. It will I just little manna is coming to me. The chill of his old dungeon bring the cloak recent bring the blacksmith's display finding something from a body but I need something for myself back. Who is this man was saying that this was the apostle Paul. He had been to heaven and back invasion. Met Jesus on the Damascus Road data written much of the New Testament, yet he wants to study he wants to learn to get beyond the place we need to study. We need to learn. We need to grow as the apostle Paul. At the end of his journey saying I want to learn Timothy yourself to reading one wisdom is given some reasons why will Rita want to be on them number one you read for enlightenment enlightenment you read to get hold of the truth. Truth is, to spirit what food is to your body. What light is to your eyes.
What Melanie is two years you read to get proof not just facts.
Hey folks only have one short life to live, to know truth is to know God, for God's truth.
The devil wants to obscure the truth and hide the truth from you, Paul read widely. Also a read more than the Bible. He said bring the books and the parchment's have you read apostle Paul is as he writes you can tell it was well read the read. For example, when in the book of acts eight. He's preaching."
One of their poets there in Athens. He said when the great poets he read the plays and so forth, and he quoted them a boy in him we live and move and have our being is one of your poet said Intel. The call was a man who read much he knew what was going on. Dr. Warren Rizvi said if you were to spend only 30 minutes a day on any subject, nutrition history, what ever just 30 minutes a day on any subject consistently in 10 years you have the equivalency of a PhD in that subject.
This is knowledge here. You know, as as a you read widely, but as a Bible student you measure everything that you read and test everything by that to read by the word of God.
You have a a grand that it all has to pass through.
You have a radar you see all truth intersects in one of the test of any good book is this. When you put that book down. Do you begin to think because it will relate to everything else that you know all genuine proof intersects because all real truth is of God, and God did not make you just to be. However, a reservoir fax but he means that you be a channel of proof if if you growing in knowledge but not growing in grace. They go to be dangerous met those people I can split a theological air to align separate sections, but they don't that they not growing in the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So you read number one for what enlightenment read number two Fran for enjoyment element that the worst things that they used to do. I hope they will do this in one school, but when we would act, and even your pastor as a schoolboy acted up some knew what they said you have to read so many chapters in the book that was our punishment to read teacher if your teacher never punish a child by making a child read no less a child by letting a child read.
I don't look at that reading is something though, by reading a book frame when you read, you can meet people we've always wanted to meet great leaders. You can visit fears of history that have gone before you. You can visit faraway places that you've never been to.
You can grapple with issues and think about these things. You can study the past.
I say this if it was that a pastor destine the repeated use that in the future because they fit you probably don't have much of a future you can understand Waitrose and by the way theology has been rightly called the Queen of the sciences to study theology. Why, because God is the greatest back to see you read friend, for in enjoyment.
The actual full of truth. When you learn about the world and you learn that God give me such a blessing to be doing counseling is counseling is just knowing about God annoying about people and getting the two together 6000 people, is the answer God's answer counselor is not solving people's problems in bringing people to God. That's what it's all about.
So you read for enjoyment.
You read for enrichment people. All books are expensive.
Ignorance, cost a lot more books calls you to be rich you children can inherit your books and your children can learn from your knowledge while you living and the purpose of truth is building character by truth and and so when you read great devotional readings for the heart make you see, by the way don't generate a cookbook eat the meat and the doctrinal truth for the mind, sharpening my practical truth for the well to learn more about mission joy more about soul winning. Learn about homebuilding.
By the way, would you like to find out whether growing in knowledge whether repurchasing the truth as yourself this question. Am I getting excited about proof hand I was a most when I was I thank him excited about truth. I can hardly wait to get my handle more proof yet, something which is one study methods you will never ever get excited about methods in less you learn the truth behind the method. Why do you do this, how are you experiencing freedom.
Real truth as Jesus asked set you free to be free from the prejudice and and the party line and from allies and from pressures and from fear because truth has a way of liberating you ask yourself this question, am I learning humility bill of all man learns the more he knows he does know that I threw and as you study, you begin to get more and more humble as this question in my learning balance to see if you are studying and and and buying the truth. Balance not just all worship but no evangelism. Not just all prophecy but no devotion not just all program but no theology. And then last of all read for enablement in a name and not just enjoyment but enablement. I want my doctor to continue read. I want my mechanic to continue to learn. I was the cook to the restaurant we go back to the cookbooks what the cost is infested time is going close to discipline and listen friend is going to cost you obedience that if you don't obey the truth than as dangerous impression of that expression leads to depression and James says James one verse 21.2 wherefore lay aside all filthiness and superfluity of notice and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. Melissa list and be doers of the word and not hearers only GZA who the one who hears these sayings of mine and does them is like a foolish man, I was a calls it cost time across discipline. It cost obedience that here. Finally, I'm skipping the final thing.
Not only do we prize the truth and not only do we purchase the truth but frame we must preserve the truth now look in verse 23 again by truth. Watch this and sell it. Not sell anything else before you would sell the truth. Titus 19 holding fast the faithful word June 1 for he earnestly contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. We have to guard against those who would deny the Bible is an open war with the word of God today. We have to guard against those who would distort the truth. When in the modern charismatic extravagances today we have all of those are getting all this extra biblical revelation will friend when you start getting extra biblical revelation is only halfstep the anti-biblical revelation. This Illumina there. Those who deny the truth. Those who distort the truth. There those who would dilute the truth. For example, many people in order to appear intellectual have to jettison the book of Genesis. It tells us in the beginning God created heaven's Americans up to evolution. For that blessed is the dilution of the truth. You believe that monkey mythology. If you want to honorably don't don't change the message to please a congregation where people they were talking about user-friendly churches while the front as we can believe we can be the friend is not primarily my job to fill part was my job to fill book we can dilute the truth.
There those who would defile the truth second rent is to verse 17 for we are not as many which corrupt the word of God. The Bible says by the truth and sell it not and when the child of God looks into the word of God and sees the son of God and is changed by the spirit of God into the glory of God. The image of God for the glory of God I believe is learn the truth of God. Now rise the truth. Yes, brisket purchase. The truth yes preserve the truth. Yea, verily, but now let me just proclaim the truth very quickly. All comes to one great focal point limited what it is for God so love the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but should have everlasting life that my friend is the gospel truth is gospel truth and I am telling you love. I gave you today will open your heart and receive Jesus Christ as your personal savior God will forgive their sin and have a grave of his forgetfulness, God will fill you with his spear give you peace and solitude never known and God will set you on a journey of discipleship will you be a disciple and be and learn proof that proof will make you free. If you are not certain that you saved the day. I mean we can get it settled today. If you want to be saved.
I remind you again that Jesus died for you he pay for your sins on that tree on the cross your sins have already been papal. Now you must open your heart and receive the gift of God, pray like this dear God I am a son. I am lost my sin deserves judgment, but I need and I want mercy, Jesus, you died to save me.
You promise to save me if I would trust to Lord Jesus. I do trust you telling that out of your heart.
I believe you are the son of God.
I believe you paid my send it with your blood on the cross.
I believe that God raised from the dead and now by faith I receive you into my heart right now is my Lord and Savior. Forgive my sin Klinsmann save me for Jesus. Pray that prayer did you save me orgies then pray this way my faith. Thank you for the thank you for doing you cannot lie a stamina word. I don't look for feeling. I will ask for a sign. I stand in your work, thank you for saving me began to make me the person you want me to me, Lord Jesus, help me never to be ashamed of you in your name I point a man and if you prayed to receive Jesus Christ just now we want to celebrate with you.
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