Friday, May 05, 2006

Sola Scriptura and Orthopraxy: Establishes "Philosophy of Ministry" (Part 3)


Sola Scriptura and Orthopraxy: Establishes "Philosophy of Ministry" (Part 3)



Sola Scriptura properly understood lets the scripture determine the “philosophy of discipleship and ministry” in the Church. Simply put the “philosophy of discipleship and ministry” is to administer the Word of God in doctrines, commandments, principals and precepts for the purpose of changed hearts and lives to live according to the scriptures in order to glorify God. Church leaders approach the work of ministry in worship and discipleship with an understanding that the Bible is the final and inerrant authoritative source in both doctrine and life. The realization of the purposes of the scripture sets in. These purposes are listed in this very familiar passage of scripture: All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. (2Ti 3:16-17) Therefore, all instruction by the Church is done so that God’s people can carry out biblical thoughts and actions for a life lived in godliness.
"The Church has the scriptures and
can deal with life’s problems."


Once this concept is grasped the Church leaders they will never again send God’s people to seek the “the counsel of the wicked” (Psalm 1:2). The leadership understands that popular psychology has no place in the ministry of the Church. Instead of talking “mid-life crisis” the proper discipleship calls it like it is and that is adultery. There is no such thing as a lack of self esteem but to much esteem and the need to practice esteeming others out of a love of God and an love for ones neighbor. A criminal does not have a bad set of genes but they are have sinned and are accountable and culpable. It is not that society has a problem but that each individual has their very own responsibility (Gen. 3:11-12).

"The Bible has answers to help the
bipolar, the depressed, the thief, the uncaring father and husband,
as well as women that deal with “PMS” and menopausal issues."

The Church has the scriptures and can deal with life’s problems.. They have the answers from God and can minister the word of God in any situation and need life brings. There are biblical answers to depression, anxiety attacks, guilt, fear, addiction, homosexuality and other sexual sins, family and parenting needs. The Bible has answers to help the bipolar as well as women that deal with “PMS” and menopausal issues. This is sola scriptural in doctrine and practice.

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