What Makes A Pattern In Christianity?

B. G. Hope

The sum total of what God has said about anything becomes the pattern for it. Examine the following statements. Are they true or false?

1. All that God has said about the plan of salvation is a pattern for salvation to every person.

2. All that God has said about the New Testament Church is a pattern by which it is identified.

3. All that God has said about becoming a member of the Lord's church is a pattern for everyone.

4. All that God has said about the acts of worship is a pattern.

5. All that God has said about the day to observe the Lord's Supper is a pattern for Christians.

6. All that God has said about the church and the support of preaching is a pattern to observe.

7. All that God has said about the church and helping the needy is a pattern for Christians today.

8. All that God has said about following Christ in Spirit, etc., is a pattern for us.

I count it safe to follow the information we have in the Bible. I commend what it says to everyone. James said, "For whosoever shall keep the whole law and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." (James 2:10).

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