Marching Orders: 3

Part 3 of 4

In the first post I gave three orders given by the Apostle Paul to the Church at the end of the Church age (Hebrew 10:22-25).  Each order begins with the words “let us”.

1. Let us draw near.

2. Let us hold fast.

3. Let us consider one another.

In part two of this series, we looked at the first of these orders.

In part three, let’s look at the second order.  Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised).

Photo by Ben Fredericson

Jude 1:3 …ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

Every generation (and each individual) has a responsibility to the Truth; a responsibility to seek Truth, a responsibility to contend for Truth, and a responsibility to hold fast to Truth.

I am going to be very hesitant any time someone decides that we don’t need something that was preached and taught by the generations preceding us.  I have to believe that if a doctrine/teaching was accepted and practiced by the majority of a generation, there must have been a good reason behind it.  Like anyone else in my generation, I want to know “Why?” but I start from the position of believing there is a reason.

Buy the truth, and sell [it] not…

The Bible is the inspired and preserved Word of God…Hold Fast!

There is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4).  He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), in the son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit)…Hold Fast!

All men are guilty of sin (Romans 3:23) and the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23)…Hold Fast!

Man must repent, be baptized in the name of Jesus for the remission of sin’s and receive the promise of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues (Acts 2:38)…Hold Fast!

We are called to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world (Titus 2:12) and empowered to do so by the Holy Ghost (Acts 1:8)…Hold Fast!

Jesus Christ is coming back to earth in bodily form, just as He went away (Acts 1:11). He will catch away a holy people (His bride, His church) who have accepted redemption through His blood, by birth of water and of the Spirit, and who are found faithful when He comes…Hold Fast!

To these and every Truth of the Word of God…Hold Fast!

Warriors of Morning Hold Fast to the Faith!

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