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FROM THE PASTOR'S STUDY

Topic: 2 Thessalonians Chapter Three: Message Outlines

2 Thess 3:6-15 (3)

by Darrel Cline
(darrelcline biblical-thinking.org)

Chapter # 3 Paragraph # 2 Study # 3
April 3, 2015
Humble, Texas
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Thesis:   It is irresponsible unbelief to act contrary to "necessity" in the name of "faith".

Introduction:   It our last study we saw that it is "necessary" for believers to conform to the examples set by the apostles because those examples are rooted in essential and correct theology and because one can follow an example even when he/she does not understand those roots. For the beginning of a Christian's life, "examples" are more necessary than "understanding". Babes in the faith need examples to follow so that they may live well while they are learning the details of the theology that gives rise to those examples. This truth is the underlying root of Paul's teaching about mature believers being careful not to set a stumbling block before immature ones. It is also the practical outworking of being filled with "The Blessed Hope".

As we continue our study this evening we are going to look into Paul's conviction that, though the immature often cloak ungodliness with claims of "faith", it is irresponsible to fail to live correctly.


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