Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Jeremiah 33: The Sound Doctrine of Creation Married To Several Other Doctrines

Jer 33:2  "Thus says the LORD who made the earth, the LORD who formed it to establish it, the LORD is His name,
Jer 33:3  'Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.'

More examples of how sound doctrines are inseparably married to each other; specifically the sound doctrine of Creation. In Jer. 33 it begins:

Jer 33:25  "Thus says the LORD, 'If My covenant for day and night stand not, and the fixed patterns of heaven and earth I have not established,
Jer 33:26  then I would reject the descendants of Jacob and David My servant, not taking from his descendants rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But I will restore their fortunes and will have mercy on them.'"

The sound doctrine of Creation is inseparably bound to the doctrines of:

God's nature and memorial name


and doctrines:


and covenants:

Abrahamic Covenant,David Covenant

Another passage that links the sound doctrine of Creation to other doctrine is found in the chapter before:

Jer 32:17  'Ah Lord GOD! Behold, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thy great power and by Thine outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for Thee,
Jer 32:18  who showest lovingkindness to thousands, but repayest the iniquity of fathers into the bosom of their children after them, O great and mighty God. The LORD of hosts is His name;
Jer 32:19  great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, giving to everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds;

So you can see that the sound doctrine of Creation isn't a secondary issue but rather an essential one! The sound doctrine of Creation cannot be divorced from any other doctrine it is married to because God Himself has married them together & they all are bound to His nature & are His Word.

More examples of the sound doctrine of Creation bound to other doctrine here and here.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Importance of Scripture

"To realize that the Holy Scriptures are a revelation from the Most High, communicating to us His mind and defining for us His will, is the first step toward practical godliness. To recognize that the Bible is God's Word, and that its precepts are the precepts of the Almighty, will lead us to see what an awful thing it is to despise and ignore them."
~ Arthur Pink, "The Sovereignty of God"