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Straw Man Arguments (part 3)

I ended the last post by saying that we must consider what the apostle Paul says and follow him. That point brings up another common straw man argument against right division. 

"I follow Christ, not Paul." 

Sounds real pious, doesn't it? The implication is that we follow Paul as a man, but nothing could be further from the truth! Paul rebuked those at Corinth who were following him as a man. He ALSO rebuked those who said they were of Apollos, Peter, and even Christ (1 Cor. 1:11-12). Scofield wrote in his introduction to 2 Corinthians, "It is evident that the really dangerous sect in Corinth was that which said, "and I of Christ" (1 Cor. 1:12). They rejected the new revelation through Paul of the doctrines of grace; grounding themselves, probably, on the kingdom teachings of our Lord as "a minister of the circumcision" (Rom. 15:8); seemingly oblivious that a new dispensation had been introduced by Christ's death. This made necessary a defe…

Straw Man Arguments (part 2)

The most common straw man argument that is made against right division usually goes something like this, "Well, I believe that we need the whole Bible and not just Paul's epistles." I have never read or heard ANY "hyperdispensationalist" even imply that believers should only read and study Paul's epistles! We who follow Paul (1 Cor. 4:16; 11:1) as the divinely appointed pattern and spokesman for this present age are well aware of what he said about this matter: For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. (Rom. 15:4)

Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. (1 Cor. 10:11)

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (2 Tim. 3:16)
Every word of God is pure (Prov. 30:5) an…