(First Half) Pentecost – Wavesheaf & Joshua 5 [support us]
Wave Sheaf Offering and Joshua 5:
How to Count to Pentecost in the Year 2001
Fred R. Coulter—January 20, 2001
This is a special study on how to count to Pentecost in the year 2001. And we are going to do some analysis of the article by John Rittenbaugh, Countdown To Pentecost 2001.
What we need to understand is that there are special ways that we need to handle the Word of God and handle the conclusions that we arrive at. Let’s understand something that’s very important to realize: All truth is logical, but all not all logic is truth!
2-Timothy 2:14: “See that they remain mindful of these things, earnestly charging them in the sight of the Lord not to argue over words that are not profitable in any way, but which lead to the subverting of those who hear.”
This is what happens with every false doctrine that comes along. I have yet to see a false doctrine that is not based upon the Scriptures. How is it that you can, from the Scriptures, come up with false doctrines?
Verse 15 tells us why
Verse 14 says don’t strive about words
Verse 15 says how you correct the problem
Verse 15: “Diligently study to show yourself approved unto God…” In other words, it has to be that:
you come before God
you love His Word
you fear and tremble before His Word
you love God the Father
you love Jesus Christ
you love the brethren
whatever you do is based upon the things concerning the Word of God
Verse 15: “Diligently study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of the Truth.”
If the Word of Truth is wrongly divided you can come up with a wrong conclusion. When you bring your own logic and your own thinking into it then you can come up with things that are not correct.
That’s one of the reasons that I ring the cowbell when I come to my own theories or explanations, simply because I want people to understand that that’s something I’m thinking about, or that is something that I am asking a question concerning. But it is not dogma and it is not Truth from the point of view that it is doctrine. I have to rightly divide the Word of God!