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Bible Teaching You Can Trust

Too often, Christians evaluate preachers and teachers without understanding the criteria by which they are evaluating. We like them, or don’t like them. So-and-so is better, but he’s not bad. What makes us draw those conclusions? Are our conclusions based on the trustworthiness of these teachings, or are they based on our own personal preferences? In this 5-message series, Bible Teaching You Can Trust, join Back to the Bible Canada’s Dr. John Neufeld as he breaks down the characteristics of trustworthy Bible teaching, and how to spot teaching that is not focusing on the real meaning of the Scriptures. At the end of the day, the Bible is centred around the one true God of the Bible. By clinging to that truth and sitting under teaching that prioritizes God as the centre of the Bible, you are most certainly receiving Bible teaching you can trust.

Look for God Centeredness

If a love letter is all about the thoughts and feelings of the author, you may wonder if the letter is misguided. Shouldn’t the letter be about the beloved? Much of today’s Bible teaching is like that. Sermons are filled with our own concerns and problems. But shouldn’t Bible teaching be about God? Today Dr. John reminds us that Bible teaching you can trust keeps God center stage. The Bible is not a “How to?” manual, but a testament to His glory.

Look for Grace Centeredness

Some approach the Bible like a set of instructions for life, emphasizing what we should do. We ought to obey the 10 commandments, slay the Goliaths of our life and remain as faithful as Daniel. Their instruction focuses on our efforts and abilities. But the Bible is about God’s grace rather than our efforts. Dr. John reminds us that good Bible teaching is about the actions of God, not the efforts of humanity.

Look for Truth Centeredness

Some approach the Bible like a set of instructions for life, emphasizing what we should do. We ought to obey the 10 commandments, slay the Goliaths of our life and remain as faithful as Daniel. Their instruction focuses on our efforts and abilities. But the Bible is about God’s grace rather than our efforts. Dr. John reminds us that good Bible teaching is about the actions of God, not the efforts of humanity.

Look for Bible Teaching

It is said that the best way to discern counterfeit currency is to be very familiar with what real currency looks like. If you know the genuine, the false is readily identified. If we are to recognize Bible teaching that is false or imbalanced, we need to be personally familiar with the Scriptures. Today Dr. John calls us to a personal commitment of Bible reading and study of the Scriptures. If we do not have a first-hand taste of the Bible, we can be fed anything.

Look for A Unified Bible

To understand the forest, you can’t go tree by tree. Trees vary in size, colour, and structure. Is the forest filled with contradictions? Of course not. We understand the whole by the particulars and the particulars by the whole. The same is true of Bible teaching. We need to understand the specifics by understanding the whole of Scripture. Dr. John presents his last criteria for good Bible teaching. Teaching you can trust rests on the inerrancy of God’s Word and embraces the whole of God’s truth.

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