The Spiritual Consequences of
Failing To Rightly Divide
God’s Word

It's Not Just a Difference of Opinion

Rock of Offence Special Commentary

On this website we respect the New Testament admonition to “rightly divide the Word of Truth” as taught by Saint Paul in 2 Timothy 2:15. The word “divide” means separating something into two parts. Paul warned that rightly (or correctly) dividing God’s Word is directly tied to whether or not we possess God's approval. This is a vitally important, yet generally ignored truth. The Bible contains two radically different spiritual programs: “The administration of Law” given to Israel -- and “God’s administration of Grace” (also called “The New Covenant”) given to the New Testament Church through the cross of Christ (John 1:14-17).

Paul warned Timothy to “rightly
divide” (or correctly divide)
between these two programs...
because mixing them together
creates a dangerous heresy that
leads many astray without their

Yet, when we examine a majority of foundational Christian teachings, an alarming situation begins to emerge. Some Bible scholars estimate that more than 80 per cent of the world-wide institutional Church ignores Paul’s instruction ... and mixes (or merges) Israel’s administration of Law--with the Church’s administration of Grace. This mixing occurs under two generic brands of theology often referred to as “Christian fundamentalism and Replacement Theology” - but also travels under countless other names that cross all denominational lines. It creates a spiritually illegal “third system of theology” that changes God’s unmerited gift of eternal life (Rom. 6:23, Eph. 2:8-9, Rom. 4:4-8, Rom. 11:6, Rom. 11:29, Titus 3:5-7, Hebrews 8:6-13) into a conditional 'works-based' salvation that depends on a person’s obedience to some ethical code of conduct usually based on the The Ten Commandments. This “conditional salvation” of Old Testament Law (also known as The Law of Moses) effectively holds a believer’s salvation hostage until some unspecified level of obedience is achieved, recognized and maintained. Unfortunately, this popular yet aberrant brand of salvation doctrine prevents its followers from having absolute confidence that they have met God’s conditions to possess eternal life. As a result, it generates unimaginable fear, anxiety and spiritual bondage.

Yet, under Christ's new and
better Covenant based on
God's Grace, all believers can
be 100% confident that they
possess eternal life because
God offers it as His unmerited
gift; paid for - not by our
behavior, devotion and
righteous works - but by the
precious blood of Christ.

An Ongoing Spiritual War
that Exists Within

The world-wide institutional Christian Church generally consists of two groups: Those who rightly (or correctly) divide Scripture as Saint Paul commanded ... and those who illegally treat the Scriptures as 'one undivided program of faith' - which is a practice that God rejects. A vast majority of professing Christians belong to the latter group. A covert spiritual war has existed between these two groups for nearly 2000 years.

According to the New Testament,
truly possessing eternal life
may depend on which group you
belong to, which is why Saint
Paul commanded all professing
Christians to 'Examine
themselves' as to whether they
have true faith in Christ...

Or the counterfeit.
(2 Corinthians 13:5)

More detailed information is
available at the following

The Spiritual Revolution of
Jesus Christ and How the False
Church Opposes It

Calvinism, Predestination,
and Assurance
(Grace Evangelical Society)

Avoiding the Error of
Replacement Theology

The Controversy Concerning
Christian Zionism

What's Wrong With Lordship
Salvation?--Dr. Andy Woods
(PDF Format)

Exposing Misconceptions About
'Saving Faith'

Why The Term "Christian Fundamentalism"
Causes So Much Confusion

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