Bible Teaching/Preaching Quality Control

"...rightly dividing the word of truth..."  (II Timothy 2:15)




"Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that
they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be
ashamed, rightly-dividing the word of truth.   {NOTE:  Perhaps we stop our
focus on the "Study" intead of the "workman" and accuracy and quality control
on the Bible!}
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more
ungodliness.
And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past
already; and overthrow the faith of some.
Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord
knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ
depart from iniquity.  But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold
and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to
dishonour.
If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour,
sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work."

In the context of II Timothy 2:15 about faithfully and consistently delivering the
Bible, the word of truth, wihout distortions, prejudices, and self-serving, are
some clues to preachers and organizations that need to be more right on their
Bible.

1.  "Words to no profit" except to the family and organization.  Of course if you
have the big ego of thinking you are the only workman at work in the kingdom
of God, it is easy to rationalize that self-promotion with words is primarily and
totally for the kingdom of God, and the clothes worn, the diamond rings, the
land and beautiful homes, cars, and airplanes are for the kingdom.  It is easy to
confuse the kingdom of Christ and heaven with a material kingdom on earth.
2.  Words that make the ministers millionaires more than "the subverting of the
hearers."  It is a matter of quantity in Quality Control.  What people talk about
the most on TV is what they are most interested in and seeking after.
3.  "Study" of the Word is not to simply prove that the workman has been right
all along, but rather to be a skillfull and accurate workman all the time, not just in
the past.
4.  The ultimate approval, granted, is for that of God, but in more acute
moments of conscience there comes shame, or when David is reminded of sin
by Samuel, it is time for the continued and fundamental repentance and change
of every believer.
5.  Rightly dividing implies not only much prayer and Bible study but good Bible
hermeneutics, respect for dedicated Christian commentators of the past, and
exegeis that eliminates isogesis {the reading of meaning into the Bible for
some ulterior motive, or just plain ignorance of one topic, for example those
that ignore the admonitions of I Corinthians 14 to speak in English rather than
unknown tongue).
NOTE:  Every instance of tongues in the New Testament was the gift of God in
a known language or tongue in order that the hearers might here and be
converted, not babbling in an unknown tongue thaty only profits the speaker's
ego and that confuses the hearers.
6.  "Shun profane and vain babblings".  How if only the speakers and babblers
of unknown tongues--a practice for personal devotions only according to I
Corinthians 14--could see the harm they are doing to the kingdom in confusion
and in the false concept that such babblers have received special dispensation
and security and comfort from God.  Unknown tongues do "increase into more
ungodliness" as they become accepted as real progressive sanctification
toward more Christlikeness.
7.  Profane and vain babblings like unknown tongues and unknow dispensations
and unknown oil and gold mine in every yard in 2 years eats like a cancer in the
life of the total church body of Christ on earth, closely related to a false rapture
other than the end time second coming of Christ.
8.  Any time these famous preachers and indeed their supports "err from the
truth" with inaccurances, inconsistencies, and distortions of the word of truth.
"they overthrow "the {real} faith of some" in the sense of a body of consistent
beliefs.
9.  Even though these sometimes inaccurate workmen for Christ are on the
same side of all Christians, and their good works to be respected; and even
though they shine in the church as silver and gold among the worldly and world,
they according to this Bible in  II Timothy 2:14-21 are wood and dirt.
10.  We must increase our awareness that we are in the final great apostasy
called the Falling Away, where most Christians have lost or are lossing their
original fervor for Christ; and it is the fault of these worldly and the world as
these inaccurant workment for Christ see this way to populaity, profit, and what
they see as an expanded minstry.

2 Timothy 2:15New International Version (NIV)
15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who
does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
So what is the proper meaning of orthotomeo - "rightly dividing" the Word of
truth? What is intended is not the dividing of Scripture, not cutting it up, but
teaching Scripture accurately, as a single, unified whole, without being turned
aside by false teaching or man-made agendas.

http://www.teachingtheword.org/apps/articles/?articleid=61936&columnid=5772

How Do You Handle God’s Word? Let me close today by making this
personal. Dear friend, how do you handle the Word of God? Are you looking at
the Word of God through a man-made lens or filter? I don’t care what name
you give to it – Dispensationalism, Covenant Theology, Lutheranism,
Methodism, Romanism, or any other “ology” or “ism.” Do you impose, or do
you allow someone to impose for you, a man-made lens or filter over the Word
of God? Or do you endeavor to find out exactly what the Word of God actually
says, and take the Word of God for what it says?

http://media.sermonaudio.com/mediapdf/32010936374.pdf

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Quality Control on Bible Preaching and Teaching


Preachers and Evangelists are workman for God in the kingdom of all
Christians, and according to II Timothy 2:15 are to self-impose on themselves
an amount of Quality Control in their teaching and preaching for accuracy,
consistency, and faithfulness to the total context of the Word of God. The Bible
is as much the possession of both the saints to whom the faith once for all
delivered (Jude) and the contemporary saints to which it is now being delivered
weekly through God the Holy Spirit. As such we as Christians also have the
responsibility to nudge and exercise a measure of Quality Control when we
periodically hear some, in what is normally an outstanding ministry, a jarring
note of obvious inconsistency with the Bible we and the Christian community,
past and present, must rise up in arms in a defence, following the example of
Jude, for the faith once for all delivered to all the saints. Since the Bible only
once mentions rightly dividing the word of truth, that in II Timothy 2;15, and
Paul gears it to his own son Timothy in the faith as a caution signal of quality
control, the disciplining of our wayfaring brothers like Scoffield, Swaggart, and
Osteen--all popular preachers in the world--far greater is our responsibilty to
God and His Word than to those worldly Christians and non-Christians that like
to hear the gimmicks of inconsistency.{There is usually some obvious personal
profit to the ministry of gimmicks, much like Paul warned the Ephesian elders in
the first century that grievous wolves would come from within the flock and
without the flock to (1) make disciples to themselves; and (2) divide the total
flock for personal gain.}If such sloppy WORKMEN in the kingdom of Christ
were among (1) the ungodly men of Jude that distort the faith once for all
delivered to the saints; if such pertubations of inaccuracy were among those so
obviously adding to or taking away from the book of Revelation and as the
concluding book of total Bible, having a curse on themselves and the restriction
of blessings as given in Revelation 22:18,19; or if these inaccurate workmen in
the kingdom were obviously among those who preach another gospel of
another kind making themselves cursed, it would be easy to condemn them on
the basis of the total Word of God as pervertors of total truth; however that is
not the case of these otherwise faithful workers in the vineyard. They are just
sloppy, inaccurate, and inconsistent on the total truth of the Bible; and
furthermore if we recognize that wrongly dividing the word of truth and remain
silent we share the guilty of not speaking out for total and consistent truth!
Swaggert's gimmick is unknown tongues signifying a special blessing of God
and a false sense of security in the kingdom, also some perverted discovery of
the message of the cross, a discovery instead that started with the faith once
for all delivered to the saints in the first century; Osteen's gimmick is obviously
a smile, undue optimism about everything, and an obvious philosophy of how
to win friends and influence people; while Scoffield's gimmick was and is
dispensationalism, a sacrireligious taking of an axe or sword to the Bible to cut
it up by man made divisions of history. In short isogesis, the reading of
meaning onto the Bible in a way that God never intended; and only in heaven
will we know the amount of wrong done by these major inaccuracies to the
kingdom of God. Bible Teaching/Preaching Quality Control...rightly dividing the
word of truth... (II Timothy 2:15)Of these things put them in remembrance,
charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but
to the subverting of the hearers. Study to show thyself approved unto God, a
workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly-dividing the word of truth.
{NOTE: Perhaps we stop our focus on the Study instead of the workman and
accuracy and quality control on the Bible!} But shun profane and vain babblings:
for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a
canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have
erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of
some. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The
Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of
Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of
gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and
some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a
vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared
unto every good work. (II Timothy 2:14-21)Indicators from II Timothy 2:14-21
for Wood and Dirt WorkmenIn the context of II Timothy 2:15 about faithfully
and consistently delivering the Bible, the word of truth, without distortions,
prejudices, and self-serving, are some clues to preachers and organizations
that need to be more right on their Bible.

1. Words to no profit except to the family and organization. Of course if you
have the big ego of thinking you are the only workman at work in the kingdom
of God, it is easy to rationalize that self-promotion with words is primarily and
totally for the kingdom of God, and the clothes worn, the diamond rings, the
land and beautiful homes, cars, and airplanes are for the kingdom. It is easy to
confuse the kingdom of Christ and heaven with a material kingdom on earth.

2. Words that make the ministers millionaires more than the subverting of the
hearers. It is a matter of quantity in Quality Control. What people talk about the
most on TV is what they are most interested in and seeking after.

3. Study of the Word is not to simply prove that the workman has been right all
along, but rather to be a skillfull and accurate workman all the time, not just in
the past.

4. The ultimate approval, granted, is for that of God, but in more acute
moments of conscience there comes shame, or when David is reminded of sin
by Samuel, it is time for the continued and fundamental repentance and change
of every believer.

5. Rightly dividing implies not only much prayer and Bible study but good Bible
hermeneutics, respect for dedicated Christian commentators of the past, and
exegeis that eliminates isogesis {the reading of meaning into the Bible for
some ulterior motive, or just plain ignorance of one topic, for example those
that ignore the admonitions of I Corinthians 14 to speak in English rather than
unknown tongue).NOTE: Every instance of tongues in the New Testament was
the gift of God in a known language or tongue in order that the hearers might
here and be converted, not babbling in an unknown tongue thaty only profits the
speaker's ego and that confuses the hearers.

6. Shun profane and vain babblings. How if only the speakers and babblers of
unknown tongues--a practice for personal devotions only according to I
Corinthians 14--could see the harm they are doing to the kingdom in confusion
and in the false concept that such babblers have received special dispensation
and security and comfort from God. Unknown tongues do increase into more
ungodliness as they become accepted as real progressive sanctification
toward more Christlikeness.

7. Profane and vain babblings like unknown tongues and unknow dispensations
and unknown oil and gold mine in every yard in 2 years eats like a cancer in the
life of the total church body of Christ on earth, closely related to a false rapture
other than the end time second coming of Christ.

8. Any time these famous preachers and indeed their supports err from the
truth with inaccurances, inconsistencies, and distortions of the word of truth.
they overthrow the {real} faith of some in the sense of a body of consistent
beliefs.

9. Even though these sometimes inaccurate workmen for Christ are on the
same side of all Christians, and their good works to be respected; and even
though they shine in the church as silver and gold among the worldly and world,
they according to this Bible in II Timothy 2:14-21 are wood and dirt.

10. We must increase our awareness that we are in the final great apostasy
called the Falling Away, where most Christians have lost or are lossing their
original fervor for Christ; and it is the fault of these worldly and the world as
these careless workmen for Christ see this way to popularity, profit, and what
they see as an expanded ministry.

2 Timothy 2:15 in the New International Version (NIV)15Do your best to
present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be
ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

"So what is the proper meaning of orthotomeo- rightly dividing the Word of
truth? What is intended is not the dividing of Scripture, not cutting it up, but
teaching Scripture accurately, as a single, unified whole, without being turned
aside by false teaching or man-made agendas."  {online at http://www.
teachingtheword.org/apps/articles/articleid=61936&amp
;columnid=5772}

"How Do You Handle Gods Word? Let me close today by making this
personal. Dear friend, how do you handle the Word of God? Are you looking at
the Word of God through a man-made lens or filter? I dont care what name
you give to it  Dispensationalism, Covenant Theology, Lutheranism,
Methodism, Romanism, or any other ology or ism. Do
you impose, or do you allow someone to impose for you, a man-made lens or
filter over the Word of God? Or do you endeavor to find out exactly what the
Word of God actually says, and take the Word of God for what it says?"

{online at http://media.sermonaudio.com/mediapdf/32010936374.pdf }Beware
of Wrongly Dividing by - Dr. Paul M. Elliott - 32010936374  (1) Listen to .
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Preachers and Evangelists are workman for God in the kingdom of all
Christians, and according to II Timothy 2:15 are to self-impose on themselves
an amount of Quality Control in their teaching and preaching for accuracy,
consistency, and faithfulness to the total context of the Word of God. The Bible
is as much the possession of both the saints to whom the faith once for all
delivered (Jude) and the contemporary saints to which it is now being delivered
weekly through God the Holy Spirit. As such we as Christians also have the
responsibility to nudge and exercise a measure of Quality Control when we
periodically hear some, in what is normally an outstanding ministry, a jarring
note of obvious inconsistency with the Bible we and the Christian community,
past and present, must rise up in arms in a defence, following the example of
Jude, for the faith once for all delivered to all the saints. Since the Bible only
once mentions rightly dividing the word of truth, that in II Timothy 2;15, and
Paul gears it to his own son Timothy in the faith as a caution signal of quality
control, the disciplining of our wayfaring brothers like Scoffield, Swaggart, and
Osteen--all popular preachers in the world--far greater is our responsibilty to
God and His Word than to those worldly Christians and non-Christians that like
to hear the gimmicks of inconsistency.{There is usually some obvious personal
profit to the ministry of gimmicks, much like Paul warned the Ephesian elders in
the first century that grievous wolves would come from within the flock and
without the flock to (1) make disciples to themselves; and (2) divide the total
flock for personal gain.}

If such sloppy WORKMEN in the kingdom of Christ were among (1) the
ungodly men of Jude that distort the faith once for all delivered to the saints; if
such pertubations of inaccuracy were among those so obviously adding to or
taking away from the book of Revelation and as the concluding book of total
Bible, having a curse on themselves and the restriction of blessings as given in
Revelation 22:18,19; or if these inaccurate workmen in the kingdom were
obviously among those who preach another gospel of another kind making
themselves cursed, it would be easy to condemn them on the basis of the total
Word of God as pervertors of total truth; however that is not the case of these
otherwise faithful workers in the vineyard. They are just sloppy, inaccurate, and
inconsistent on the total truth of the Bible; and furthermore if we recognize that
wrongly dividing the word of truth and remain silent we share the guilty of not
speaking out for total and consistent truth!Swaggert's gimmick is unknown
tongues signifying a special blessing of God and a false sense of security in
the kingdom, also some perverted discovery of the message of the cross, a
discovery instead that started with the faith once for all delivered to the saints
in the first century; Osteen's gimmick is obviously a smile, undue optimism
about everything, and an obvious philosophy of how to win friends and
influence people; while Scoffield's gimmick was and is dispensationalism, a
sacri-religious taking of an axe or sword to the Bible to cut it up by man made
divisions of history. In short isogesis, the reading of meaning onto the Bible in
a way that God never intended; and only in heaven will we know the amount of
wrong done by these major inaccurancies to the kingdom of God. Bible
Teaching/Preaching Quality Control...rightly dividing the word of truth... (II
Timothy 2:15)Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before
the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of
the hearers. Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth
not to be ashamed, rightly-dividing the word of truth. {NOTE: Perhaps we stop
our focus on the Study intead of the workman and accuracy and quality control
on the Bible!} But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto
more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is
Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the
resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. Nevertheless the
foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that
are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of
wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man
therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour,
sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
(II Timothy 2:14-21)Indicators from II Timothy 2:14-21 for Wood and Dirt
WorkmenIn the context of II Timothy 2:15 about faithfully and consistently
delivering the Bible, the word of truth, without distortions, prejudices, and self-
serving, are some clues to preachers and organizations that need to be more
right on their Bible.1. Words to no profit except to the family and organization.
Of course if you have the big ego of thinking you are the only workman at work
in the kingdom of God, it is easy to rationalize that self-promotion with words is
primarily and totally for the kingdom of God, and the clothes worn, the diamond
rings, the land and beautiful homes, cars, and airplanes are for the kingdom. It
is easy to confuse the kingdom of Christ and heaven with a material kingdom
on earth.2. Words that make the ministers millionaires more than the subverting
of the hearers. It is a matter of quantity in Quality Control. What people talk
about the most on TV is what they are most interested in and seeking after.3.
Study of the Word is not to simply prove that the workman has been right all
along, but rather to be a skillfull and accurate workman all the time, not just in
the past.4. The ultimate approval, granted, is for that of God, but in more acute
moments of conscience there comes shame, or when David is reminded of sin
by Samuel, it is time for the continued and fundamental repentance and change
of every believer.5. Rightly dividing implies not only much prayer and Bible
study but good Bible hermeneutics, respect for dedicated Christian
commentators of the past, and exegeis that eliminates isogesis {the reading of
meaning into the Bible for some ulterior motive, or just plain ignorance of one
topic, for example those that ignore the admonitions of I Corinthians 14 to
speak in English rather than unknown tongue).NOTE: Every instance of
tongues in the New Testament was the gift of God in a known language or
tongue in order that the hearers might here and be converted, not babbling in
an unknown tongue thaty only profits the speaker's ego and that confuses the
hearers.6. Shun profane and vain babblings. How if only the speakers and
babblers of unknown tongues--a practice for personal devotions only according
to I Corinthians 14--could see the harm they are doing to the kingdom in
confusion and in the false concept that such babblers have received special
dispensation and security and comfort from God. Unknown tongues do
increase into more ungodliness as they become accepted as real progressive
sanctification toward more Christlikeness.7. Profane and vain babblings like
unknown tongues and unknow dispensations and unknown oil and gold mine in
every yard in 2 years eats like a cancer in the life of the total church body of
Christ on earth, closely related to a false rapture other than the end time
second coming of Christ.8. Any time these famous preachers and indeed their
supports err from the truth with inaccurances, inconsistencies, and distortions
of the word of truth. they overthrow the {real} faith of some in the sense of a
body of consistent beliefs.9. Even though these sometimes inaccurate
workmen for Christ are on the same side of all Christians, and their good works
to be respected; and even though they shine in the church as silver and gold
among the worldly and world, they according to this Bible in II Timothy 2:14-21
are wood and dirt.10. We must increase our awareness that we are in the final
great apostasy called the Falling Away, where most Christians have lost or are
lossing their original fervor for Christ; and it is the fault of these worldly and the
world as these careless workmen for Christ see this way to popularity, profit,
and what they see as an expanded ministry.2 Timothy 2:15 in the New
International Version (NIV)15Do your best to present yourself to God as one
approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly
handles the word of truth.So what is the proper meaning oforthotomeo- rightly
dividing the Word of truth? What is intended is not the dividing of Scripture, not
cutting it up, but teaching Scripture accurately, as a single, unified whole,
without being turned aside by false teaching or man-made agendas.{online at
http://www.teachingtheword.org/apps/articles/articleid=61936&
columnid=5772}How Do You Handle Gods Word? Let me close today by
making this personal. Dear friend, how do you handle the Word of God? Are
you looking at the Word of God through a man-made lens or filter? I dont care
what name you give to it  Dispensationalism, Covenant Theology, Lutheranism,
Methodism, Romanism, or any other ology or ism. Do
you impose, or do you allow someone to impose for you, a man-made lens or
filter over the Word of God? Or do you endeavor to find out exactly what the
Word of God actually says, and take the Word of God for what it says?{online
at http://media.sermonaudio.com/mediapdf/32010936374.pdf }Beware of
Wrongly Dividing by - Dr. Paul M. Elliott - 32010936374  (1) Listen to .mp3http:
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