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By HEARING the word of God then living it
*Matt.7: 24, 26 *"Every one then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock; And every one who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand;"
Mark.4: 15-20 "And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown; when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word which is sown in them. And these in like manner are the ones sown upon rocky ground, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy; And others are the ones sown among thorns; they are those who hear the word, But those that were sown upon the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold."
*Luke.11: 28 *"But he said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"
Col.1: 5 **"because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. **Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel"
2Tim.1: 13 **"Follow the pattern of the sound words **which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus"
*Jas.1: 22-23 *"But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who observes his natural face in a mirror;"
*Rev.1: 3 *"Blessed is he who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written therein; for the time is near"
Love and prayers,
Pat you really should know that man can’t teach one to know God. You made the following statement: “Put yourself in a postion of being taught God's Word by an EXPERT. It is fair to say if any understanding of God's Word does not confrom fully with what th CC teaches; it is a WRONG understanding.”Now read what Paul says. (1 Corinthians 2:10-16) “These are the very things that God has revealed to us through the Spirit, for the Spirit reaches the depts. Of everything, even the depths of God. After all, the depths of a man can only be known by his own spirit, not by any other man, and in the same way the depths of God can only be known by the Spirit of God. Now instead of the spirit of the world, we have received the Spirit that comes from God, to teach us to understand the gifts that he has given us. Therefore we teach, not in the way in which philosophy is taught, but in the way that the Spirit teaches us: we teach spiritual things spiritually. A spiritual man, on the other hand, is able to judge the value of everything and his own value in not to be judged by other men. As scripture says;’ who can know the mind of the Lord, so who can teach him?’ But we are those who have the mind of Christ.”
Next you should read what John says. (1 John 2:27) “But you have not lost the anointing that he gave you, and you do not need anyone to teach you, the anointing he gave teaches you everything; you are anointed with truth, not a lie, and as it has taught you, so you must stay in him.”