Prove All Things
Tarpon Springs, Florida
This is an age where it takes the wisdom of Solomon sometimes to teach the truth to some. So, we are always looking for a way to present the truth in a very simple form so all will understand.
One way is always to have one who affirms a point to prove it. This often takes away a false doctrine as there will be no proof that can be presented. We are to "prove all things" (1 Thess. 5:21) but the false teacher must do the same. So, we try to get a false teacher to always come forth with his proof and will wait until he tries or gives up and offers none.
For a long time we have been teaching that the Ten Commandments have been done away and this can be proven with several Scriptures in the New Testament (cf. 2 Cor. 3; Col. 2:14; Eph. 2:14-15; Gal. 4:21-31; Heb. 8:6-13; 9:15-17; etc.). But when you discuss with an Adventist, you will get him to agree that all the law has been done away, except the Ten Commandments.
So, I use his argument on him. He and I agree that the law was given to Israel (Ex. 20:1-17; Deut. 5: 1 -11; etc.) and that a Gentile could become a proselyte and keep the law too. Then I ask, since we agree that the law was given to Israel and a Gentile could become a proselyte, when did God change this law so that we who are not of Israel and are not proselytes could obey it now under the New Testament? The Adventists and many others are guilty of keeping a law that was never given to them. Try this and see what they say. Then try to find other points that the false teacher has that can be used against him. Remember, the false teacher must prove his point.
Guardian of Truth XXVIII: 9, p. 270