Sadly as we continue to see sound doctrine becoming ‘the exception rather than the rule’ across the Christian landscape, it’s a great pleasure to be able to share doctrinally sound bible studies from Ps. Chris Rosebrough from ‘Fighting For The Faith’ and ‘Pirate Christian Media’, here at Church Watch Central.
2 Timothy 2:15 commands us to use exegetical methods: ‘Present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.’ An honest student of the Bible will be an exegete, allowing the text to speak for itself. Eisegesis easily lends itself to error, as the would-be interpreter attempts to align the text with his own preconceived notions. Exegesis allows us to agree with the Bible; eisegesis seeks to force the Bible to agree with us.’ (Link)
In the first video presentation Ps. Rosebrough addresses the current controversy as to whether Bathsheba is complicit in the ‘affair’ she had with King David. Ps. Rosebrough focuses in on ‘what the text says – and when you consider what the text says’. “No where in Scripture is Bathsheba held up as responsible or complicit regarding what went down with her, and David:”
“It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king’s house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful. And David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, “Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” So David sent messengers and took her, and she came to him, and he lay with her. (Now she had been purifying herself from her uncleanness.) Then she returned to her house. And the woman conceived, and she sent and told David, “I am pregnant.” 2 Samuel 11:2-5
The second video presentation addresses the ideology of those buying into feminism, in this case Judah Smith, lead pastor at Churchome, Seattle. Ps. Rosebrough also discusses ‘whether women should be pastors, what’s the reason why they shouldn’t, and it’s not what a lot of people say’.
“I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.” 1 Timothy 2:12-14
“All books of the Old and New Testaments are the divinely inspired, inerrant and eternal Word of God, and we joyfully submit to them as the infallible authority in all matters of life and faith.”
What Does the Bible Say About Bathsheba’s Guilt?
Source: Ps. Chris Rosebrough, Fighting For The Faith, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZFIwXd5VqY. Premiered October 10, 2019. (Accessed October 14, 2019.)
Judah Smith: Was Jesus a Feminist?
Source: Ps. Chris Rosebrough, Fighting For The Faith, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=7PejKPbn6aI. Premiered October 11, 2019. (Accessed October 14, 2019.)
“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 complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3: 16-17
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From Ps. Rosebrough at Kongsvinger Lutheran Church, Oslo, MN.
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“Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?” Galatians 4:16