HOW TO RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD OF TRUTH!


HOW TO RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD OF TRUTH!


WHAT DOES RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH TRULY MEAN?


2 Timothy 2:15.


“Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”


As I have said many times in some of the other studies that I have written that EVERY FALSE teaching ALWAYS takes verses out of their CONTEXT to twist the true meaning of those verses to conform with a particular false doctrine.

And the FALSE doctrine which we will expose in this study is called Mid-Acts Hyperdispensationalism which is just a fancy name for believers who wrongly teach that there are TWO separate and distinctly DIFFERENT gospels being preached in the New Testament that began in the middle of the book of the Acts of the Apostles. Hence, the name MID-Acts Hyperdispensationalism. According to mid-Act dispensationalists, there was one gospel that was preached from Jesus to mid Acts and then there arose a DIFFERENT gospel.

Also, there are some OTHER Christians that believe in this same THEORY of two different gospels called POST-Act Hyperdispensationalism or just plain post-Acts dispensationalism. I explain all about WHY these two teachings are FALSE teaching in the studies “IS MID-ACTS DISPENSATIONALISM BIBLICAL?” and “IS POST-ACTS DISPENSATIONALISM BIBLICAL?”. And for that reason, I will not repeat everything that I cover in those two studies in this study. 

But rather, the focus on this study is to teach my readers the TRUE meaning of 2 Timothy 2:15 on what RIGHTLY DIVIDING the word of truth TRULY means when this verse is LEFT in its CONTEXT. Let me begin by saying that rightly DIVIDING the word of truth does NOT mean to DIVIDE the ONE true and ONLY Gospel of Jesus Christ into TWO separately distinctly different gospels of Salvation where One gospel is for the Jews to be saved and the other gospel is for the Gentiles to be saved.

Whenever you hear or read a teaching that you have not heard before then ALWAYS read the verses that are used to support that teaching being kept in their CONTEXT. And by doing just that one thing you will save your self from being DECEIVED by almost every false teaching that is out there. Also, when it comes to hearing new teaching be AWARE that there is an AGENDA behind that teaching. And what I mean by that is that when a new teaching is indeed FALSE teaching then the agenda or the motive of INTERPRETING verses of Scripture is ALWAYS to SUPPORT an ALREADY believed doctrine. OR the agenda is Satan’s agenda to gain a firmer stronghold over his doctrines of devils.

For example, almost every Christian who sincerely believes that the New Testament teaches TWO separate distinctly DIFFERENT gospels ALREADY believe with all their heart that Christians MUST keep the weekly Sabbath day on Saturday, the SEVENTH day of the week and NOT on Sunday, the first day of the week. So their AGENDA in interpreting the Scriptures is NOT to learn the TRUTH but rather to support what they ALREADY believe is the truth. Now, they will argue with you until the cows come home so to speak that they truly want to know the truth and that YOU need to listen to THEM because they have the truth which to THEM is that Christians must keep the Law of Moses if they want to receive eternal life in the world to come.

But NOT every Christian who teaches two gospels is a Sabbath-keeping Christian. In fact, some Mid-Acts and Acts 28 Dispensationalists teach the two gospel theory to TRY to bring UNITY to the body of Jesus Christ. And what I mean by that is both Sabbath-keeping Christians and NON-Sabbath-keeping Christians seem to be SAVED. And BOTH groups of Christians seem to sincerely believe that they are right and the other group of Christians is wrong. So Satan’s AGENDA is to get other groups of Christians to teach a doctrine where BOTH Sabbath-keeping Christians AND NON-Sabbath keeping Christians can be correct and neither group of Christians is LOST. And that doctrine of devils in the TWO separate gospel THEORY, one gospel of salvation for the NON-Law of Moses keeping Christians and a DIFFERENT gospel for the Law of Moses keeping Christians.

Again, I already have two studies on hyper dispensationalism both mid-Acts and post-Acts. Both groups of Christians teach the same theory of two different gospels but they differ on when the second gospel began. The post-Acts Christians believe in a more gradual procession toward there becoming two separate gospels. And the mid-Acts Christians believe in a more instantaneous beginning of the second gospel to add a different gospel along WITH the first gospel so that the two different gospels could work side by side with each other. One gospel to the circumcision and the other gospel to the uncircumcised Gentiles.


But what does the Bible ITSELF teach?


Now, there were indeed two separate CAMPS of believers in the first two centuries. And by the third and fourth centuries, the majority of Christians were in the one camp of Christians who were against the keeping of the weekly Sabbath day of the seventh day of the week. But the Seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping TEACHING has remained to this present day scattered about among the body of Jesus Christ.

But just because there have always been two camps of believers from the time that God turned the preaching of the gospel of SALVATION to the Gentiles does NOT mean that both gospels are TRUE. You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, there are two CAMPS or DENOMINATIONS of Christians who are divided against each other on the subject of keeping the Law of Moses or not keeping the Law of Moses. And just because there is DIVISION among Christians on this subject of the weekly Sabbath day does NOT mean that there are two TRUE gospels of Jesus Christ that have the power to SAVE. It simply means that there were two opposing gospels. And one of those gospels Paul calls ANOTHER gospel that is not another gospel but a PERVERTED gospel.


Please read Galatians 1:6-10.


“I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the GRACE of Christ unto ANOTHER gospel

7.  Which is NOT ANOTHER; BUT there be some that TROUBLE you, and would PERVERT the gospel of Christ. (In other words, there was indeed TWO separately distinct MESSAGES on HOW to be SAVED. BUT only ONE message was actually ABLE to SAVE while the OTHER message was a PERVERSION of the ONE TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ. And the PERVERTED gospel ADDED the KEEPING of the Law of Moses to be saved. So then, according to the Bible ITSELF, there has always been only ONE TRUE Gospel of SALVATION that ALONE has the POWER to SAVE. And that ONE TRUE Gospel started out with the preaching of Jesus crucified and being raised from the dead as the ONE sacrifice to be saved. And THEN when God turned the one true Gospel of SALVATION to the Gentiles some MORE REVELATION was ADDED to the ONE and ONLY TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ. And that ADDITION was the COMPLETE ENDING of the keep of the Law of Moses for ALL believers in Jesus as their Savior and Lord. And that was some HARD teaching for the ALL Jewish church to bear just like Jesus said that it would be in John 16:12,13)

8.  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach ANY OTHER gospel unto you than that which WE have preached unto you, let him be accursed. (Now, ALL Christians know that Paul is a JEW. All Christians know that Paul preached the SAME gospel to BOTH the Jews and the Gentiles which was the SAME gospel that Peter and all of the other Apostles of Jesus preach from the very beginning of the church in Acts chapter 2 that saved the ALL JEWISH church. But NOW by REVELATION form Jesus Christ HIMSELF there was to BEGIN from this point forward to be NO MORE Keeping of ANY of the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES. And the ONLY law of God that carried over from the Old Covenant under the Law of Moses is the MORAL laws of God)

9.  As we said BEFORE, (And by before, I believe Paul was referring to Acts chapter 15, the very first church council that was held to SETTLE the matter if Christians should keep the Law of Moses or not to keep the Law of Moses)

so say I now again, If any man preaches ANY other gospel unto you than that you have received, let him be accursed

10.  For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I should NOT be the servant of Christ.” 


Now the Jewish Christians opposed the gospel that Paul was preaching at first. They were MEN-PLEASERS at first. Probably form Acts 15 to Acts 28,28 when Paul finally turn his back on preaching the one true Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Jews UNLESS the jew came to HIM to hear the gospel. And then slowly over time, some other Jewish Christians began to see that Paul was preaching the only TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Peter was one of the first Jewish Christians who saw the TRUTH that Paul was indeed preaching the only TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ. But when Peter was around the Jewish Christians his faith WAVERED and he LIVED as the Jews did because he feared the Jews AND the Jewish Christians.

Later Paul rebuked Peter to his face because Peter was WRONG. And later we see Peter saying that Paul's teachings are hard teachings to receive by a Jewish Christians. And Peter WARNED that some Christians are twisting Paul's words to their OWN DESTRUCTION.


 Please read 2 Peter 3:14-18. 


“Wherefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless

15.  And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as OUR BELOVED BROTHER Paul ALSO according to the wisdom given unto him has written unto you

16.  As ALSO in ALL his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things HARD to be understood, (Or are hard to be believed and received as being the TRUTH by the ALL Jewish church) which they that are UNLEARNED (Concerning the NEW REVELATIONS that BOTH Peter and Paul received from Jesus Christ as what Christians MUST do and NOT DO in order to receive eternal life in the world to come)  and unstable wrestle, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their OWN DESTRUCTION. (In other words. Peter is teaching us that the Apostle Paul is teaching the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ and there are some Christians who are TWISTING the teachings of Paul to their OWN DESTRUCTION. Now if so be that there were two TRUE gospels, one for Paul and one for Peter, then WHY would Peter WARN Christians to stop twisting the gospel of Paul to their OWN destruction?)

17.  You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, BEWARE lest you ALSO, being led AWAY with the ERROR of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness. (Meaning the ERROR of twisting the Scripture and the ONE TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ that Paul taught to BOTH the Jews and the Gentiles)

18.  But grow in GRACE, and in the knowledge OF our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.” 


With that being said let us now read 2 Timothy 2:15 when it is left IN its CONTEXT to learn the TRUE meaning of RIGHTLY DIVIDING the word of TRUTH.


Please read 2 Timothy 2:14-18.


“Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that THEY strive not about words to NO profit, BUT to the SUBVERTING of the hearers. (In other words, the PURPOSE of studying the word of truth is to confront those who are SUBVERTING the TRUTH by a different gospel. So look up the words, SUBVERT and SUBVERTING and read WHICH gospel is subverting and PERVERTING the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ)

15.  STUDY to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, RIGHTLY DIVIDING the word of truth

16.  BUT SHUN profane and vain babblings: for THEY will increase unto more ungodliness

17.  And THEIR word (Speaking of of ALL FALSE teachings but Paul gives us just one example here of two Christians who taught against the resurrection of Jesus. But is truth, ALL false teachings and false teachers) will eat as does a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; (Meaning that they were false TEACHERS as well who were PERVERTING the one and only TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ, the SAME gospel that BOTH Peter and Paul preached)

18.  Who concerning the TRUTH have ERRED, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.” 


Now again, what rightly dividing the truth does NOT mean is to DIVIDE the ONE TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ that is taught under the New Covenant in the New Testament into TWO different gospels were BOTH gospels are gospels of SALVATION but they are saving different races of people in DIFFERENT WAYS. In other words, rightly DIVIDING the word of truth does NOT mean to DIVIDE the one true gospel of Jesus Christ into TWO OPPOSING gospels where one Gospel is to save the Jews and the other gospel is to save the Gentiles.

The SIMPLEST meaning of dividing the word of truth is to DISCERN the TRUTH from the ERROR.

Anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear knows that God is NOT the author of CONFUSION!


1 Corinthians 14:33.  


For God is NOT the author of CONFUSION, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”


Now just think how CONFUSING it would be if you were in a church that had Jewish Christians, Gentile Christians, some unsaved Jews, and some unsaved Gentiles and you pastor get up to preach the gospel? What Gospel would he preach IF SO BE there were TWO DIFFERENT gospel of SALVATION? What if some of the unsaved Jews did not know that they were natural-born Jews? And what if some of the Gentiles sincerely believed that they were natural-born Jews but they were NOT truly Jews?

NO, my dear brother and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, there is but ONE and ONLY one TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ. And that one true gospel was preached ONLY to the Jewish people for around 3 ½ years beginning with the ministry of Jesus to the time that God turned to the Gentiles with the SAME one TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ. The very FIRST message of the ONE TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ was given to the Gentile by the Apostle Peter and NOT the Apostle Paul. And if you read the FIRST gospel message to the JEWS in Acts 2:22-47 you will see that it is the SAME Gospel message that SAVED the first GENTILES as well in Acts 10:34-48.

And during the time of the ALL Jewish church BEFORE Saul was called by Jesus and became Paul they continued to be JEWS. It is made very clear to us that Peter still yet did NOT eat any unclean mean AFTER he was saved and BEFORE Paul came on the scene. In other words, around the same time than Jesus called Paul to his Apostle to the Gentile Peter receive a VISION from God to no longer call what God has cleansed to be unclean. And the FIRST recorded preaching of the one true and ONLY gospel TO the Gentiles was preached by the Apostle PETER and NOT by the Apostle Paul. Jesus was still yet TEACHING his church NEW REVELATION of what to do and what NOT to do in order to receive eternal life in the world to come.


Please read Acts 10:34-48.


“Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth, I perceive (Peter was still yet LEARNING about some NEW revelation that Jesus was adding to the ONE TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ. BEFORE the vision in Acts chapter 10, Peter would have NOT preached this new additional revelation of one true Gospel to the Gentiles because he did not KNOW about it YET. Peter and the other Apostles of Jesus were still yet LEARNING. In Acts 11 you can read where the Jewish Christians unbraided Peter for OBEYING God to keep company with the Gentiles and EATING with the Gentiles which is something Peter would have NEVER done BEFORE the vision of NEW REVELATION from Jesus through the Holy Spirit. But NOW, after the vision, Peter was PERCEIVING that God is changing what Peter was taught under the Law of Moses under the Old Covenant. Peter has now learned) that God is no respecter of persons: 

35.  But in every nation, he that fears him, and works righteousness, is accepted with him. 

36.  The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) 

37.  That word, I say, you know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and BEGAN from Galilee, AFTER the baptism which John preached; (Or that ONE TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ BEGAN right after the baptism of John the Baptist and his followers began to follow Jesus)

38.  How God ANOINTED Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. (This verse teaches us that Jesus was ANOINTED by God AT his BAPTISM by John to go out into the world to preach the gospel of salvation that he is the Christ the Son of the living God, but at first, to preach it in parables)

39.  And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: (Or CRUCIFIED which is the SAME gospel as in Acts 2:23 and Acts 3:13-15 and all the way through the entire church age eevn unto this very day)

40.  Him God raised up the third day and showed him openly; (Again part of the SAME ONE TRUE and ONLY Gospel of Jesus Christ that was preached to the JEWS FIRST and TEN to the Gentiles)

41.  Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. (Meaning that before TODAY this one true and only Gospel of SALVATION was only preached to the Jews and NOT to ALL races of people)

42.  And he commanded us to preach unto the people, (Or now, God has commanded us to preach this same gospel of salvation to the PEOPLE meaning to ALL the People and no longer NOT to the Jews ONLY)  and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead

43.  To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name WHOSOEVER BELIEVES in him shall receive remission of sins.

44.  While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. (Peter preached this SAME one true an ONLY gospel to the Jews on the Day of Pentecost, the very FIRST gospel message preached)

45.  And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, (Or the Jewish Christians were amazed that God saved the Gentiles who heard the SAME gospel message of Jesus being crucified and raised from the dead that they themselves heard and BELIEVED to be saved. Well, that is to say) as many as came with Peter, (Were astonished) because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. (Because in the next chapter we see Peter being PERSECUTED by other Jewish Christians not knowing that Peter was simply OBEYING God to eat with the gentiles which the UNLEARNED Jewish Christians WRESTLED with and did not UNDERSTAND as yet. BUT the Jewish Christians who were EYEWITTENSSES of the Gentiles being SAVED were astonished)

46.  For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, (The astonishment of the Jewish Christians)

47.  Can any man (Or will any of you Jewish Christians who KNOW full well that UNSAVED people can NOT receive the gift of the Holy Spirit) forbid WATER, that these should NOT be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we

48.  And he COMMANDED them to be BAPTIZED in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.” 


And then we can see in Acts 9:17-28 that right after Paul was filled with the Holy Spirit and then baptized in water that he preached the gospel to the JEWS in the synagogues and some of the unsaved Jews sought to KILL him.


Acts 9:17-28.


“And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto you in the way as you came, has sent me, that you mightest receive your sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost

18.  And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized

19.  And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus

20.  And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God

21.  But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests? 

22.  But Saul increased the more in strength and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ

23.  And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:(Now if so be that Paul preached a gospel that taught believers to keep the Law of Moses then why were the Jews trying to kill him)

24.  But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him. 

25.  Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket. 

26.  And when Saul came to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple

27.  But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus

28.  And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem.”


So before Jesus, through the Holy Spirit separated Paul and Barnabas for the ministry that Jesus called them to, Paul preached the ONLY gospel that he KNEW at that particular time in his walk with Jesus. In other words, Jesus did NOT reveal EVERYTHING to Paul on the road to Damascus. But rather over TIME, Jesus revealed LITTLE by LITTLE to his church through the Holy Spirit to BOTH Peter and Paul.


Please read Acts 13:1-3.


“Now there were in the church that was AT Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, (Who was a Jewish Levite according to Acts 4:36 and Galatians 2:13) and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, (Who was a kinsmen or fellow Jew according to Romans 16:21) and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. (Who was of the tribe of Benjamin according to Roman 11:1 and Philippians 3:5, So it is safe to assume that the church AT Antioch was not and all Gentile church)

2.  As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them

3.  And when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.”


So while it is true that the MINISTRY of both Paul and Barnabas was focused on preaching the ONE TRUE Gospel to the Gentiles they ALSO preached the SAME ONE TRUE Gospel of salvation to the JEWS.


Acts 13:4,5


“Act 13:4  So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. 

Act 13:5  And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister.” 


Acts 13:16.


“Then Paul stood up and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, AND you that fear God, give audience.”


Acts 13:26.


“Act 13:26  Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, AND whosoever among you fears God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.”


Acts 13:45-47.


But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. 

46.  Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should FIRST have been spoken to you: but seeing you put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. 

47.  For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set you to be a light of the Gentiles, that you should be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. 


But even being expelled by the Jews from that area or region of the world did NOT end Pauls preaching to the Jews first in the synagogues and then to the Gentiles.


Acts 17:10.


“And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.”


Acts 18:5


“And when Silas and Timotheus came from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.”


And then finally in Acts 28:21-31 we read Pauls last OPEN gospel message to the Jews before turning to preach ONLY to the Gentiles UNLESS the Jews came to HIM to hear the one true Gospel of Jesus Christ, the ONLY gospel that has the power to SAVE people whether they are Jews or whether they are Gentiles.


Acts 28:21-31.


“And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of Judaea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came shewed or spake any harm of thee. 

22.  But we desire to hear of you what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, (Speaking of the sect of Jewish Christians which by this time ALSO had many Gentiles believers in Jesus as well) we know that everywhere it is spoken against. (By the UNSAVED Jews)

23.  And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening

24.  And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not

25  And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers, 

26.  Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and not perceive: 

27.  For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. 

28.  Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it

29.  And when he had said these words, the Jews departed and had great reasoning among themselves. 

30.  And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received ALL that came in unto HIM, (Which is probably when the church first began to rent BUILDING to preach the gospel to those who came into the church building and wanted to hear the TRUTH of the ONE TRUE and ONLY Gospel of SALVATION)

31.  Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.”


Also, please read Ephesians 1:12-14.


“That WE (Speaking of Paul and all the other Jewish Christians to whom the one true gospel was preached FIRST) should be to the praise of his glory, who FIRST trusted IN Christ

13.  IN whom YOU ALSO trusted, after you heard the word of TRUTH, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you BELIEVED, you were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise

14.  Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.”


Now with all of that being said of what rightly dividing the word of truth is NOT we can see that the TRUE meaning of RIGHTLY DIVIDING the word of TRUTH means to DISSECT the Scriptures THEMSELVES in other to closely examine the parts the meanings of each word in the original language. Here is 2 Timothy 2:15 with the Strong’s numbers so you can see the meaning of each Greek word when you look up the Strong’s number in a concordance. The Strongs’ number follow the translated English word. The underlined words are the meaning of the Greek words that are IN the actual Greek text, And all the other words are added by the translation for clarity. But sometimes the added words by the translators can actually CONFUSE the TRUE MEANING of what the original writers INTENDED to say. So very careful study must be done before removing or changing any words in English to better fit the TRUE meaning that can ONLY be learned from the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God


2 Timothy 2:15.  


Study G4704 to show G3936 yourself G4572 approved G1384 unto God, G2316 a workman G2040 that needeth not to be ashamed, G422 rightly dividing G3718 the G3588 word G3056 of truth. G225 


Let us look up Strong’s number G2718 where the “G” means in the Greek New Testament. Here is what E-Sword has to say.

G3718

ὀρθοτομέω

orthotomeō

or-thot-om-eh'-o

From a compound of G3717 and the base of G5114; to make a straight cut, that is, (figuratively) to dissect (expound) correctly (the divine message): - rightly divide.

Total KJV occurrences: 1



Since this particular Greek word is used only ONE time in the New Testament we can not compare this verse with other verses to see how the SAME Greek word is used in those other verses. So we have to rely on the CONTEXT of this verse which we have already done earlier in this study and found that the context is speaking about correctly discerning between the word of truth and FALSE doctrine. And this agrees with the meaning of this Greek word to expound CORRECTLY the divine message of the divine word of TRUTH.

So now let us look a little deeper to the meaning of the English word DISSECT.


Dissect

To methodically cut up (a body, part, or plant) IN ORDER to STUDY its internal PARTS

Anatomize, cut up, cut/lay open, dismember; vivisect.

“The body was dissected in the infirmary”


To analyze (SOMETHING) in MINUTE DETAIL.


Synonym.

Analyze, examine, study, inspect, scrutinize, probe, explore, investigate, sift, delve into, and go over with a FINE TOOTH COMB.


So then, to RIGHTLY DIVIDE the word of TRUTH means to CORRECTLY DISSECT the word of Almighty God. And to correctly dissect the word of truth means to correctly analyze and study the minute parts of the word of truth by going over each word with a FINE TOOTH COMB so to speak in order to arrive at the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

So once again, rightly dividing the word of truth does NOT mean to DIVIDE the one true Gospel of Salvation into TWO gospels of salvation, one to the Jews and one to the Gentiles.

This is very DANGEROUS teaching because it DECEIVES the Christians who are caught in the SNARE of Satan to be held in the YOKE of BONDAGE living in fear that if they do NOT keep the Law of Moses then they are sinning or at the very least they are DISPLEASING God. So then, the AGENDA of the doctrine of TWO gospels is Satan’s agenda to KEEP Christians in the bondage of fear of not keeping the Law of Moses lest they sin or displease God.

Please read all the studies under the heading >>>WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?<<< And under that heading, you will find links to the other studies that I have on exposing the errors of interpretation made by Christians that teach MID-ACTS Dispensationalism and POST-Act Dispensationalism that is also called Acts 28-Dispensationalism.

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the truth of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.


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