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Deciding Questionable Things for the Christian

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Two things regarding the Bible

It was written for all people of all ages.
The Bible is a condensed Book.
The Bible is a condensed Book.

Guidelines

I. Are you willing to do what is right once you know God’s will?
John 7:17 KJV 1900
17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
II. Does it agree with all the scripture has to say on the subject?
2 Peter 1:20 KJV 1900
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
III. Have you prayed about it?
Philippians 4:6 KJV 1900
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
James 4:2 KJV 1900
2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
IV. Do you have the leading of the Holy Spirit?
Romans 8:14 KJV 1900
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Acts 13:1–2 KJV 1900
1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
Acts 16:6–8 KJV 1900
6 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia, 7 After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not. 8 And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.
V. Does it please God?
1 John 3:22 KJV 1900
22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
The Christian should never do anything unless he is thoroughly convinced that it will please the Lord.
VI. Can you do it in the name of the Lord Jesus?
Colossians 3:17 KJV 1900
17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Col 3:17
VII. Can you give God thanks for it?
VIII. Does it bring glory to God?
IX. Does it offend other Christians?
IX. Does it offend other Chrisians?
X. Am I fully persuaded that it is right?
XI. Do the best Christians I know agree that it is right?
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