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- Key: What is “VETTING”?
- Acts 17: 10-11 …(10) ”And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. (11) These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”
The more noble Bereans (52 AD) would have VETTED PAUL’s teaching
O.T. …… James ……. I Thes.
Ps. 1:1-2 … (1) ”Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. (2) But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.”
Ps 12:6… (6) ”The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.”
Isaiah 53: 4-5 … (4) ”Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. (5) But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed”
James 1:27… (27) ”Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. “
I Thes. 2:13… (13) ” For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.”
I Thes. 5:21….. (21) “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.”
- Do you think the Bereans vetted Paul with the Rabbinical writings?
(ie – “CHRISTIAN BEST SELLERS” of today)
(ie – “THEIR FAVORITE CATCHY PHRASES” from other outside writers)
- Acts 17: 10-11…(10) ”And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. (11) These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”
THEY SEARCHED THE SCRIPTURES (VETTING HIS TEACHING)
- II Timothy 3: 1-2 ….(1) “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2) For men shall be lovers of their own selves….”
THEY VETTED HIS CHARACTER (Based on his reputation and presentation).
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