Jesus explained those who love God, like a good son, would obey him and be blessed. Christians are precious to him; we are his future children. He gives us life through his word of truth so we can be born again and resurrected when Jesus comes back for us. We should always be eager to study, learn and listen to God’s words of life. We must put what we learn into practice, not just think about it, being careful not to pollute the teachings of God with foreign beliefs or rationalize his words until they mean nothing. Most Christian denominations believe the Bible is the truth of God. Which doctrines do you think have been added or subtracted from the Bible? Which scriptures are misunderstood? Supply your Bible proof.
Matthew 21:28-32 The Message
28 “Tell me what you think of this story: A man had two sons. He went up to the first and said, ‘Son, go out for the day and work in the vineyard.’ 29 “The son answered, ‘I don’t want to.’ Later on he thought better of it and went. 30 “The father gave the same command to the second son. He answered, ‘Sure, glad to.’ But he never went. 31-32 “Which of the two sons did what the father asked?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said, “Yes, and I tell you that crooks and whores are going to precede you into God’s kingdom. John came to you showing you the right road. You turned up your noses at him, but the crooks and whores believed him. Even when you saw their changed lives, you didn’t care enough to change and believe him.
James 1:16-25 International Children’s Bible
16 My dear brothers, do not be fooled about this. 17 Every good action and every perfect gift is from God. These good gifts come down from the Creator of the sun, moon, and stars. God does not change like their shifting shadows. 18 God decided to give us life through the word of truth. He wanted us to be the most important of all the things he made. 19 My dear brothers, always be willing to listen and slow to speak. Do not become angry easily. 20 Anger will not help you live a good life as God wants. 21 So put out of your life every evil thing and every kind of wrong you do. Don’t be proud but accept God’s teaching that is planted in your hearts. This teaching can save your souls. 22 Do what God’s teaching says; do not just listen and do nothing. When you only sit and listen, you are fooling yourselves. 23 A person who hears God’s teaching and does nothing is like a man looking in a mirror. 24 He sees his face, then goes away and quickly forgets what he looked like. 25 But the truly happy person is the one who carefully studies God’s perfect law that makes people free. He continues to study it. He listens to God’s teaching and does not forget what he heard. Then he obeys what God’s teaching says. When he does this, it makes him happy.
Deuteronomy 4:2 Contemporary English Version
2 and now he is your God. I am telling you everything he has commanded, so don’t add anything or take anything away.