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Sep 02, 2012 | Wayne Holcomb

Don't Be Naive

Sermon Scripture:

1 Timothy 4:1-5

English Standard Version (ESV)

Some Will Depart from the Faith

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.

Sermon Outline:

I. The Sureness of Apostasy

  A. The Principles of Hermeneutics Reveal It

    1. Exegesis, taking out of the text the true meaning

    2. Eisegesis, reading into the text a different meaning

  B. The Holy Spirit Predicts It

II. The Source of Apostasy

  A. Deceitful Spirits

  B. Demonic Doctrines

III. The Spreader of Apostasy

  A. Insincere Liars

  B. Seared Consciences

IV. The Substance of Apostasy

  A. Contradicts God's Word

  B. Deceives the Naive

V. The Spoils of Apostasy

  A. Asceticism Can't Produce Holiness

  B. Legalism Can't Produce a Thankful Heart

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