Welcome to Be Not Deceived

NOTE - This Notebook is a continual work-in-progress. You will find empty index pages which serve as place-markers and indexes of topics and projects I intend to research and more fully develop in the future.

Notebook Purpose

There are a few reasons I created this Bible Study Notebook

  • First, Scripture requires we accurately handle God’s Word

2 Timothy 2:15

15 Make every effort to present yourself approved to God, an unashamed workman who accurately handles the word of truth.

  • Make every effort” in the Greek means

G4704 - spoudazó

To hasten, be eager, be zealous. From spoude; to use speed, i.e. To make effort, be prompt or earnest.

  • who accurately handles” in the Greek means

G3718 - orthotomeó

From a compound of orthos and the base of tomoteros, to make a straight cut, i.e. to dissect correctly.

  • Second, Jesus specifically warned we should not allow ourselves to be deceived by anyone. The only way to be obedient to this command is to diligently read, and study for ourselves, what God’s Word really says.

Matthew 24:4

4 Jesus answered, “See to it that no one deceives you.

Mark 13:5

5 Jesus began by telling them, “See to it that no one deceives you.

  • Third, Jesus commanded us to …
    • Make disciples and teach them to obey everything He has commanded

Matthew 28:18-21

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,

20 and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

  • Equip others for their works of ministry, to build them up in Christ, and to teach them not be deceived.

Ephesians 4:11-14

11 And it was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,

12 to equip the saints for works of ministry and to build up the body of Christ,

13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, as we mature to the full measure of the stature of Christ.

14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed about by the waves and carried around by every wind of teaching and by the clever cunning of men in their deceitful scheming.

Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures used are quoted from the Berean Standard Bible.

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