You can study your Bible (and it goes without saying that the only Bible in existence is an Authorised King James Bible) until the cows come home, and you can have historical Bible knowledge, but if you don’t know how to put 2 Timothy 2:15 into effect/to work and know how to rightly divide the Word of Truth, which is the Gospel of your salvation, (Ephesians 1:13), you shall and will remain in scriptural/spiritual ignorance and be a bible blender until you come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Timothy 3:7.
TRAITS OF A RELIGIOUS BIBLE BLENDER:
*Believes salvation is though faith in God/Christ throughout the Bible (one gospel/the same gospel)
*Personally own or take the promises God gave to Israel in times past/times to come for themselves, or apply the book of Genesis to themselves, especially doctrine pertaining to Adam & Eve and Noah who weren’t Hebrews (Jews), but in their confusion they see Adam & Eve and Noah as being Jews who fall under Israel’s Covenant promises. In short : they put everyone under Covenant theology from Genesis right through to the Book of Revelation.
*Cannot discern between Israel and the church, the Body of Christ, the One NEW man. Anything that is new didn’t exist before it was created <~~~ common sense & logic.
*Cannot discern who God is speaking to in the Old Testament (times past – Genesis to John), neither in Paul’s epistles, not to mention in times to come (Hebrews to Revelation, which is Tribulation doctrine for the Little Flock which is true/believing Israel).
*Cannot discern the differences between Pauline doctrine and Hebrew doctrine. Romans to Philemon versus Hebrews to Revelation; or Romans to Philemon versus Genesis to John, nor can they discern that Adam & Eve and Noah weren’t Hebrews and weren’t under the Covenant God made with Abraham which was future to Adam & Eve and Noah. There’s a dispensational change between Noah and Abraham, but God’s principles and character remain in tact, remain the same : He loves righteousness; He is righteous; He wants people to be saved; He is merciful.
*Believe that God works the same way with people throughout the ages, i.e., Israel Old Covenant, Paul’s epistles, as well as the Hebrew epistles. Same gospel in effect, even in hindsight when looking back in time, they believe Israel during Old Covenant times had a Christ based salvation because of the Old Testament prophecies, some of which came to fruition at a later time (Matthew, Mark, Luke & John).
*Preterists believe the wrath of God already happened in AD 70 because (a) they aren’t saved; and (b) they cannot rightly divide the word of truth. 1 Corinthians 2:14;
*Amillenialists believe that Christians can assist in bringing about the Millennium Kingdom on this earth during their tenure on this earth. Only God Himself can bring in the Millennial Kingdom on this earth: Luke 20:43; Psalm 110:1; Mark 12:36; Matthew 22:44
*Post Tribbers believe that the rapture (the catching away of the Saints) will occur after the time of Jacob’s Trouble and put the body of Christ in the period of God’s wrath. 1 Thessalonians 5:9.
*Mid Tribbers believe the rapture will occur midway through Jacob’s Trouble and put the body of Christ mid-way through the Tribulation period. (The catching away will occur at the mid-point of the Tribulation).
*Cannot discern nor explain the “contradictions” or differences in the Bible due to dispensational changes, or the different ways God deals with people at different times. Whereas He called Abram out of Ur, saved Him, renamed Him Abraham and gave Him a promise, today God isn’t calling any one person out of any country and telling them to go elsewhere or promising to turn their descendants into a great nation. Today He wants us to believe the Gospel of Christ in order to be saved and our promise is different: All spiritual blessings in heavenly places. Ephesians 1:3. Whereas Abraham and His descendants had an earthly promise or promises, we, the body of Christ, the One New Man have heavenly promises. Their earthly inheritance vs our heavenly inheritance.
*ALL denominations are as a result of bible blending – Catholics, Baptists, Bush Baptists, half-baked Baptists, Out of Church Assemblies, Pentecostals, Methodists, Anglicans, Church of Christ etc, etc, etc, etc. Why? Because they don’t know where they are in the Bible, they don’t know the Word of Truth, the Gospel that saves their eternal souls today. Men with corrupt minds, ever learning (Bible stories and occurrences like the flood happened, the wall of Jericho, etc)and never coming to the knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 3:7. Some think that being able to name all of Methuselah’s sons is Bible knowledge or studying the Bible. It makes them feel good, especially when you’re groveling and don’t even know who the guy is to begin with. (Kidding).
*Replacement theology states the church, the body of Christ, the One New Man has replaced Israel with respect to God’s favour, that there is no way they (Israel) can return to the fold and be reconciled to God, not in future, not ever. But the Book of Revelation states otherwise, it speaks to seven Hebrew churches, seven Christ-based Hebrew Churches whose theology/doctrine is performance based. Faith plus works. Read the book of Hebrews.
*Vegetarians, especially those involved in cults or caught up in the Holiness Movement believe they/we are rightfully vegetarians because they say, since Adam & Eve were first and hold precedence, (??) and because they were Herbivores, it over-rides the fact that God gave Noah permission to eat meat after the flood, also the fact that we today can eat anything we choose because we “came after Adam & Eve” whose diet has precedence when it comes to the food chain.
*Kosher eating adherents : Profess that a Kosher diet is God’s will for one’s life and that eating non-kosher food/animals is displeasing to God, and that it is a sin. Same people fail to adhere to the Levitical commandments concerning the wearing of fabrics, which amounts to nothing other than hypocrisy.
*Law keepers (thinking that one needs to maintain one’s salvation by upholding the 10 commandments) and ignore the other 603 commandments of the Levitical Law. Hypocrisy.
*Continual repentance – not realising their sins were actually forgiven 2000 years ago on the cross when Christ died for their SINS and rose from the dead, and in fact all they need to do right now is believe it for their salvation. Nowhere in the Bible does it state one must repent OF ONE’S SINS. It mentions repentance,yes, as in turning away from one’s unbelief to belief. It rather states that in times to come and in times past, people had to/have to confess their sins and place them either on an animal (times past) – a burnt sacrifice, and in future they will confess their sins to the ultimate sacrifice, i.e., the Lord Jesus Christ who is Israel’s perfect Lamb without spot or blemish. Continual confession – enduring to the end is what will save believers in times to come.
*Lordship salvation – believing one has to make the Lord Jesus Christ the Lord over your life in order to be (eventually) saved, which amounts to nothing other than a performance based gospel because you are working to please Him in order for Him to save you whereas Ephesians 2:8-9 tells us we are saved without works; and 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 tells us what to believe in order to be saved. Romans 10:9 is part of Israel’s Kingdom Gospel. It’s confessing with one’s mouth (a work) that He is the son of God (which all of unbelieving Israel do not believe – as we can see in Matthew, Mark, Luke & John, hence the reason they crucified Him). Paul is talking to Jews in Romans 9, 10 & 11.