Hast Thou Chosen the Way of Truth? #2

Thursday, January 5, 2012

“I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me” (Psalm 119:30 KJV)

Today’s Scripture reminds me of a conversation I had with Brother “G,” one of my ministry co-laborers. Over 40 years ago, Brother G abandoned paganism and chose to trust in Jesus Christ. A few years ago, I first explained dispensational Bible study to him. Although he initially rejected it, he has since abandoned vain religious tradition and chosen right division. Praise the Lord!

Although Brother G’s soul was saved from hellfire 40 years ago, his soul was just recently saved from false teaching/religious tradition (1 Timothy 4:16; 2 Timothy 2:24-26). Lately, Brother G asked me, “Why do we know the treasures of dispensational Bible study, while the Bible ‘scholars’ do not?” My response was simple, “Because we want to know!”

In today’s Scripture, the psalmist declared, “I have chosen the way of truth.” The psalmist rejected vain religious tradition and philosophy. He wanted truth, not error. He cried to God, Thy judgments have I laid before me!” He preferred God’s “judgments,” God’s conclusions, God’s doctrine, God’s Word (the theme of all 176 verses of Psalm 119).

Lost people today are lost because they choose to remain lost. Christians who embrace religious tradition and reject sound dispensational Bible doctrine choose to remain ignorant. “If any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant” (1 Corinthians 14:38). Some want to know God’s truth, but most are content in religion. God does not send anyone to hell: those who go to hell chose to go there (they willfully rejected the salvation in Christ).

Why are Brother G and I eternally saved from hellfire? We chose to be saved from hellfire by trusting Christ. Why do we know God’s rightly divided Word? We chose to be saved from religious tradition by believing the Bible dispensationally. We exercised free will—God did not force us. We chose “the way of truth”twice!

Hast thou trusted in Jesus Christ as thy personal Saviour? Hast thou studied and believed the rightly divided King James Bible? Hast thou chosen “the way of truth?” I hope thou hast… twice!

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Christian ambassador (Shawn Brasseaux)

Grace and peace! What a privilege to be an ambassador for the risen Christ here on WordPress! I am a Pauline dispensationalist Christian saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus plus nothing! My goal is to "have all men saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:3,4). I seek to preach Jesus Christ crucified for our sins, buried, and raised again for our justification as the only way to salvation. Also, I seek to edify and perfect the saints using dispensational Bible study and the Authorized Version King James Bible!

3 thoughts on “Hast Thou Chosen the Way of Truth? #2”

  1. What you write is sound and Holy Scripture backs you up…

    1 Timothy 2:4 KJV
    [God] Who will have all men to (1) be saved, and (2) to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

    Ephesians 6:23-24 KJV
    Peace be to (1) the BRETHERN, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Grace be with (2) all THEM THAT LOVE our Lord Jesus Christ IN SINCERITY. Amen.

    Excellent post, as always, you are a true, sincere Ambassador of Christ!

  2. Good message but it has the flafor of “something you have done for eternal salvation”. The only thing God asks of us is to simply believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ, 1Cor.15:1-4. Not meant for argument but just a thought.

  3. Thank you Janet for the kind words and additional Bible verses! To God be the glory!

    Rodney, thank you for the comment. I’m always open to discussion. No argument taken. Absolutely, we can do nothing for salvation. Believing in 1 Cor. 15:1-4 is the only thing we can do without doing anything (Rom 4:5). The theme of this devotional was free will (that’s why I stressed the word “chose”). Those who want to accept God’s offer of salvation are the ones who receive salvation, while those who reject it just remain lost. I was trying to refute the Calvinist’s doctrine of predestination–God choosing people for salvation, and selecting the rest to go to hell. All I wanted to do was point out that the only reason people don’t go to heaven is because they chose to go to hell by choosing to reject Christ.

    When drafting this devotional, I shared your concerns. I didn’t want salvation to sound like works-religion. I was cautious in how I worded the sentences, bearing in mind the space constraints while also trying to avoid any confusion about works-religion in as few words as possible. So, quoted from above, “We chose to be saved from hellfire by trusting Christ.” I added “trusting Christ” hoping to point out the ultimate thing that saved us–trusting Christ.

    Rest assured, we’re on the same page about not working for salvation. Thanks for allowing me to clarify.

    -in Christ, Shawn

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