March 1, 2020

Rightly Dividing – Part I

Passage: II-Timothy 2:15
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To understand God’s Word it must be Rightly Divided

To be approved of God we must Rightly Divide


We must rightly divide God’s many different instructions to different people. We must divide between Prophecy (Luke 1:67-73and the Mystery (Ephesians 3:4 and 5 and Colossians 1:25 and 26).


Instructions on Diet:

Genesis 1:29Vegetarian only.

Genesis 9:3 and 4Eat animals but not blood.

Leviticus Chapter 11Eat only clean animals, not unclean.

I Corinthians 10:27Eat all that is set before you.

I Timothy 4:4All is good.


Instructions on Law:

Leviticus 18:4Do my judgments and keep my ordinances.

Deuteronomy 17:19Keep all the law.

Romans 3:28: Justified by faith without the law.

Ephesians 2:13-15Law is abolished.


Instructions on Sabbath Keeping:

Exodus 20:8-10Keep the Sabbath.

Colossians 2:16 and 17Let no man judge your respect of the         Sabbath.


Instructions on Circumcision:

Genesis 17:9-14He who is not circumcised is cut off.

I Corinthians 7:18-20Circumcision is nothing.


Instructions on Prayer:

Matthew 21:21 and 22We get all we ask for. Can move mountains.

Romans 8:26We don’t know what to ask for.


Instructions on Forgiveness:

Matthew 6:12Forgive others to be forgiven.

Matthew 6:15Forgive not and you will not be forgiven.

Ephesians 4:32Forgive because you are already forgiven.


Instructions on Healing:

Mark 16: 15-18: and Acts 5:12-16Healed every time.

I Timothy 5:23You must take your medicine.

II Corinthians 12:7-10No physical healing, only all sufficient grace.


Instructions on Salvation:

Luke 18:18-22Keep commandments and sell all.

Acts 16:25-31Just believe and be saved (Ephesians 2:8 and 9).


Instructions on Baptism:

Matthew 3:11Three Baptisms.  Mark 16:16Belief + Baptism = Salvation.

Ephesians 4:5One baptism today.

I Corinthians 12:13This is the one.

Colossians 2:10-12Spiritual baptism makes us complete.  No water here.

I Corinthians 1:12-14Water baptism divides.

Acts 15:1Minimum requirements for salvation.

Acts 15:28 and 29No water baptism required for salvation.


Instructions on Giving:

Genesis 28:22Jacob gave one tenth.

Leviticus 27:30, 32 and 34Israel commanded to give one tenth.

Numbers 18:21-24The tithe supported the priests work.

II Corinthians 9:5-7Today we give cheerfully as much as you purpose in your heart, not grudgingly or of necessity.


Instructions on Personal Finance:

Acts 2:42-47 and 5:1-11Believers are to have all in common. (they were clearly practicing Communism).

I Timothy 5:8Provide for own or go hungry. (II Thessalonians 3:10-12).


Rightly Dividing is an absolute necessity!

If we fail to do so the Bible is full of contradictions!