Grace Bible Church

Basic Training in Doctrine

The first function is to exhort the members of the congregation in sound doctrine.

The second function or responsibility is to refute those who contradict sound doctrine.

“refute” = present active indicative of elegcho. It means to rebuke, to expose, to refute, to show one’s fault.


means to put to shame; to cross-examine for the purpose of disproving or reproving; to censure; to bring convincing proof.
Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon.

Kittel says that elegcho in the active voice means to show someone his sin and to summon him to repentance.

Antilegontas :

This is the sin of speaking against sound doctrine; trying to deceive others, teaching things that should not be taught; and turning away from the truth, professing God but in reality denying Him.

“Silenced” is a rare word, epistome,
meaning “to bridle” and then metaphorically,
“to stop the mouth,
to silence.”

They deny:

The Trinity

The Deity of Christ

The finished work of Christ on the Cross

They deny the deity of Jesus Christ.

The Watchtower Society teaches that Jesus Christ is not God. They teach that Jesus was a created being.

The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is perfect humanity and undiminished deity in one Person forever.

The Bible teaches that as God, Jesus Christ is eternal, not created.

We saw the fantastic trinity of verses that proves that Jesus Christ is Jehovah ;He is God: ISA 6:1-10 with JOH 12:39-41and ACT 28:25-27.

The Granville Sharpe rule applies in both
TIT 2:13 and 2PE 1:1, leading to the inescapable conclusion that Jesus Christ is both God and Savior.

TIT 2:13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,

ROM 9:5 whose are the fathers, and from whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.

1JO 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

JOE 2:32 And it must occur that everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will get away safe; {New World version}

The doctrine of the hypostatic union: Since the incarnation (His birth in Bethlehem), Jesus Christ is true humanity and undiminished deity in one unique Person forever.

As God he upholds all things.
As humanity He sits down.

In HEB 1:8,
God the Father addresses the Son as God.

HEB 1:8 But with reference to the Son: “God is your throne forever and ever, and [the] scepter of your kingdom is the scepter of uprightness. {NWT}

A throne is the official chair or seat upon which a monarch is seated on state or ceremonial occasions.

ISA 14:13-14“I will raise my throne above the stars of God” …

“I will make myself like the Most High.”

PSA 47:8 God reigns over the nations,
God sits on His holy throne.

PSA 102:1 O Jehovah, do hear my prayer;
And to you may my own cry for help come. {NWT}

1CO 2:14 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

Line upon line, precept upon precept, the magnificence of the truth that Jesus Christ is God grows and grows inside our souls and spirits until the reality of it bursts off every page of Scripture.

The Doctrine of the Deity of Jesus Christ.

Point 1. Definition.

Deity is defined as the essential nature or condition of being God.

In time, He still had the same functions of deity, but He also became true humanity.

GEN 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

JOH 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

JOH 1:3 All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

REV 4:11 “Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will they existed, and were created.”

Cults are
an infestation
of deception.

Jesus is Jehovah!

Cults have taken the lingo of Bible doctrine and redefined the terms to suit their false teaching!

…in the participle form it means

“those who contradict, those who dispute, those who keep speaking against”.

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