How did Christ reprove those who, though familiar with the letter of the Scriptures, failed to understand them?
"Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God." Matthew 22:29.
Whom did Jesus pronounce blessed?
"But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it." Luke 11:28.
What kind of worship results from false teaching?
"But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." Matthew 15:9.
By what doctrine are some to be mislead in the last days?
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;" ! Timothy 4:1. (See 2 Peter 2:1)
To what would men turn their ears?
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." 2 Timothy 4:3, 4.
How may we determine the truthfulness of any doctrine?
"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good." 1Thessalonians 5:21. (See Isaiah 8:20.)
What are the Scriptures able to do for one who believes them?
"And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus." 2 Timothy 3:15.
Through what are they to be sanctified?
"Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. John 17:17.
Who are the disciples of Jesus, and what gracious work does the truth do for those who receive it?
"Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:31, 32.
What is the nature of the word of God?
"For the word of God is quick, (literally "living") and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12.
By what are believers made clean?
"Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you."John 14:3.
How may a young man cleanse his way?
"Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word." Psalms 119:9.
What power has the word when hidden in the heart?
"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." Psalm 119:11. (See also Psalm 17:4)