Sharing the Truth of Godís Word

II Thessalonians 3:1

I believe that it is important that we call ourselves back to the Bible. Today all over the world, the Bible has been relegated to a second position. Now this is sad. You could go into a lot of churches today and take the Bible out and they would never miss it, but I'm glad today that we are a people of the Book, that we read the Book, that we preach the Book, that we teach the Book, that we believe the Book and that we, by Godís grace, live by the Book.

Now unity is good. I love unity. I read in Psalm 133, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" I believe in unity, but not if it means we must compromise Godís Word!

Love is grand. I read in I Corinthians 13:13, "Now abideth faith, hope," and "charity (or love)", and "the greatest of these is" love. · Peace is a glorious thing. I read in Romans 12:18, as much as is possible, "live peaceably" among "all men".

Let me say it again, I believe that unity is necessary. I believe that love is necessary. I believe that peace is important and necessary. But, ladies and gentlemen, unity, love, and peace without the truth is an empty shell.

It's a fake. It's a farce. We must have the truth. Jesus said, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." That means without the truth man is in bondage.

I. Godís Word is a Living Book.

II. Godís Word Moves Freely.

III. God's Word Glorified.

IV. Godís Word Separates.

Godís Word is alive! It will move freely. It is the supreme authority in our lives. It will separate good from evil. God's Word must be used to do God's work. It is foolish for us to try to do the work of God without the Word of God. Note Paulís confidence in the believers at Thessalonica. "And we have confidence ... that ye both do and will do the things which we command you." Can that be said of us? Have we put our faith in the Christ of the Bible? Trusting in His shed blood on Calvary for our salvation? Are we living by the Book? Is it the supreme authority in our lives? Or are we opposing the work of Christ by our failure to obey Him?