DEFENDING THE FAITH

TABLE OF CONTENTS

A CHRISTIAN IS REQUIRED TO MAKE AN ACTIVE AND FEARLESS DEFENSE OF TRUTHS FROM GOD'S WORD TO UNBELIEVERS AND BELIEVERS ALIKE. SO EVERY BELIEVER HAS HIS DUTY

I) INTRODUCTION

A) [Jude 1:3]:

CONTEND, I.E., ARGUE DEFINED:

II) PASSAGES WHICH ARE MISUSED TO ADMONISH THE FAITHFUL BELIEVER FOR CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH

A) INTRODUCTION

B) [Consider 1 Cor 9:19-22]:

1) [1 Cor 2:14]:

2) [Compare 1 Cor 1:18a, 23]:

3) [Ro 8:28-30]:

4) [Compare Mt 22:1-14]:

C) [Consider 1 Cor 1:10]:

D) [Consider 1 Tim 6:3-9]:

E) [Titus 3:4-10]:

F) [Ro 16:17-18]:

III) PASSAGES WHICH COMMAND THE BELIEVER TO CONTEND FOR THE FAITH

A) [Consider 1 Pet 3:15]:

1) [Ro 8:7]:

B) [Consider Titus 1:9]:

C) [Consider 2 Tim 4:2]:

D) [Consider Jude 3-4]:

E) [Consider Phil 1:27-30]:

F) [Consider 2 Cor 10:5a]:

IV) PASSAGES WHICH PROVIDE AN EXAMPLE TO THE BELIEVER OF CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH

A) [Consider Mt 11:20-24]:

B) [Compare Mt 12:38-39; 46-49]:

C) [Consider Mt 13:10-11]:

D) [Consider Mt 15:1-9]:

E) [Consider Acts 14:1-7]:

F) [Consider Lk 12:51-56]:

G) [Consider Acts 19:8-10]:

H) [Consider Acts 22:1-22]:

I) [Consider Acts 23:11]:

J) [Consider Acts 18:27-28]:

V) CONTENDING SPECIFICALLY WITH BELIEVERS

A) INTRODUCTION:

B) PASSAGES WHICH DEFINE ONES CONDUCT WHEN IN DEBATE WITH BELIEVERS

1) [2 Tim 2:15-18]:

2) [2 Tim 1:13-14]:

3) [Pr 27:17]:

C) PASSAGES WHICH EXEMPLIFY BELIEVERS CONTENDING WITH OTHER BELIEVERS FOR THE DOCTRINES OF THE FAITH, I.E., THE WORD OF GOD

1) [Consider Acts 11:1-4, 18]:

2) [Consider 1 Cor 11:17-19]:

3) [Acts 15:1-27]:

4) [Compare Gal 2:11]:

5) [Compare James 2:18-24]:

6) [Compare Pr 27:6]:

VI) CONSEQUENCES OF NOT OBEYING THE COMMAND TO DEFEND THE FAITH

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