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Sunday, June 15, 2014

He Gave Us God's Words, Through the Apostles

The words of the apostles that give meaning to the life and work of the Lord Jesus. He meant it to be that
way, and went back to Heaven after His work was done. He gave the words of His Father to his disciples
[John 17:8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and
have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.]

He promised when He was gone to Heaven He would send the Holy Spirit to enable them to remember all
that He had done [John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my 
name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto 
you.]

Before He left, He told them to wait until the Holy Spirit had come, and then go a make disciples of the 
whole world, teaching them all the things that He had taught them. [Matt. 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach 
all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching 
them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the 
end of the world. Amen.]

They were also to write all the things down, so that future generations would know the eternal life that was in 
His doctrine. [1John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with 
our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 2 (For the life was 
manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the 
Father, and was manifested unto us;) 3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye 
also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ 4 
And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.]

This is the Gospel that has been preached in the whole world, not given by man, but preserved in all ages for 
the salvation of those who believe. In order to be saved God must send someone to you to tell you this good 
news, and He will do so according to His good pleasure in Jesus Christ: [Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall 
call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not 
believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a 
preacher? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of 
them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!"

There are many false prophets who teach the visions or the feelings of their own hearts and they are very 
charming and personable. But they must be rejected, for the church is built upon the apostles doctrine which 
was delivered to them by Jesus Christ and preserved in His people in all ages. [1Cor. 15:1 Moreover, 
brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein 
ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have 
believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our 
sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to 
the scriptures...."
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