THREE DISTINCT PERIODS OF TIME

Introduction:

1. God is our Creator, the Sustainer of our lives, our Father, and our Judge.  He is also our Savior wanting none of us to perish.  He, therefore, has the right to teach us and to expect us to follow His instructions.

2. God has, for their benefit (Deut.10:12,13), always taught His people.  He taught the following what He wanted them to do:

3. Likewise, God teaches all people today (John 6:45; Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Timothy 2:2). Indeed, His plan for the salvation of all men is a teaching plan.

4. The Word of God records instructions concerning the building of an ark, circumcising children, building a temple, going to Jerusalem to worship, partaking of the Lord's Supper and sing praises unto Him.  By what authority do we do or refuse to do certain of these instructions?  how do we know what to  practice or not to practice? How are taught from the Bible?

5. This study of understanding the Bible is actually a study of authority for doing what we do.

I.WE MUST RECOGNIZE THAT GOD HAS TAUGHT MAN IN THREE DISTINCT PERIODS OF TIME.

II. THE NEW TESTAMENT, THEN, IS GOD'S INSTRUCTION FOR TODAY FOR ALL OF MANKIND.

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