Secondary Issues in the Word of God

no secondary issues

"It is written, "’Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’" – Matthew 4:4

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. – 2 Timothy 3:16, 17

He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. – Revelation 19:13

A worldling once said to a Puritan, “When so many great men make rents in their consciences, cannot you make just a little nick in yours, for peace sake?” “No,” he said, “I must follow Christ fully.”

“Ah, well,” you say, “these things are non-essential.”

Nothing is non-essential to complete obedience! It may be non-essential to salvation, but it is selfishness to say, “I will do no more than I know to be absolutely necessary to my salvation.”

It is essential to a good servant to obey his master in all things—and it is essential for the healthiness of a Christian’s soul that he should walk very carefully and prayerfully before the Lord—otherwise he will miss the blessing of them of whom it is said, “These are they which follow the Lamb where ever He goes.

– C.H. Spurgeon, Sermon #1219