Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Things Required For Honest Self-Examination

  • Scripture Does Speak Of Professing Christians Examining Themselves:
          -"Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?" (2 Corinthians 13:5)
  • We Need An Honest Heart:
          -One must objectively evaluate findings regarding personal status with God.
          -We must hate every false way.
          -Truth must be our top priority.
  • The Standard Of Truth Used In Self-Analysis:
          -Conscience is a valuable instrument, though liable to error.
          -Divine revelation is infallible.
          -Therefore, Scripture is to always function as our final authority in spiritual discernment.
  • Purposes Of Self-Examination:
          -Seeking spiritual purity
          -Seeking forgiveness from God
          -Verifying whether conversion is genuine
  • The Meaning Of Being In The Faith:
          -Maintaining biblically orthodox doctrine
          -Remaining faithful to God

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