Civil War

Acts 15:1-21

By Stewart McCarter, June 02, 2019

The only reason for civil war is because of absolute truth.

The Five Solas are:

  1. Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone): The Bible alone is our highest authority.
  2. Sola Fide (faith alone): We are saved through faith alone in Jesus Christ.
  3. Sola Gratia (grace alone): We are saved by the grace of God alone.
  4. Solus Christus (Christ alone): Jesus Christ alone is our Lord, Savior, and King.
  5. Soli Deo Gloria (to the glory of God alone): We live for the glory of God alone.
  1. FALSE DOCTRINE COMES IN (Acts 15:1-5)

    1. Adding works to grace
    2. Leaders separated
    3. Taking it to Jerusalem
  1. Testifying all the way
  2. Still opposition
  1. PETER SPEAKS (Acts 15:6-11)
  1. Council of many called together
  2. Peter sets the record straight
  1. Peter got them quiet
  2. Testified to God's signs
  1. JAMES DECIDES (Acts 15:13-21)
  1. Reviews the testimony
  2. Refers to scripture
  3. Makes a judgement

What about you?

  1. Make a definite plan of reading, studying, memorizing and meditating on God's word so that you will not be carried away with every wind of doctrine. (Hebrews 9:1)
  2. Tell one person this week how the grace of God changed your life and can change their life.
  3. Gently help a strugging brother or sister in Christ this week to seek the truth.