Sunday, March 28, 2010

Memory Work

My children's memory work is from 2 Timothy 3:16. It is a great verse to teach children because of how clear it is. I have included it below, along with the surrounding section. This is a good, clear section on doctrine and its defense. (I copied it in KJV because NIV waters it down.) The defense of doctrine is something confessionals have been too weak on in the last 50+ years. We need to get back to our roots, back to Scripture, back to Luther and defend from there. And do it vigorously at every opportunity. Only then will the tide of ignorance and weakening of the Gospel be dispelled. With no further ado, 2 Timothy 3:10-17:

10But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
11Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
12Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
13But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15And 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.
16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

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