"For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the Grace of our God into lasciviousness (evil), and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ." Jude 1:4 KJV
You don’t cut a board and then square it. You square it first. Even those who use a square are sometimes off by a degree or so. You can’t cut a board and then use a square. If you continue to build in that manner, it will be skewed. A square doesn’t MAKE anything square. It is the absolute to which things are compared. Truth only justifies if obeyed. “He that saith, ‘I know [God], and keepeth (obeys) not His commandments, is a liar, and the Truth is not in him. And ALL liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” You can’t come close to obeying for unless you comply exactly, you have disobeyed. Partial Truth is a lie! 90.1o is not a right angle and neither is 89.9o. You can’t change an absolute! Like the vacuum of space, it can be denied but not altered. God’s Word is Truth. Truth is an absolute. Truth is exact; if bent, it becomes a lie. Anyone who bends God’s Word to their own interpretation is an ungodly liar! God says, “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.” It is not enough to stay out of God’s way. You march with Him, or you’re marching against Him. A cut may seem square, but you need only hold the square against it to know. Many so-called spiritual leaders use the right terminology and make it seem they know and obey God. Knowing and quoting scripture does not justify false doctrine anymore than having the square on the workbench aligns the cut. Obeying Truth requires no seminary degree, only a faithful relationship with Jehovah. The seminary degree seeks man’s fickle and fallible approval, while faith seeks God’s, alone. Ungodly persons have crept into the ranks of the faithful and elevated themselves with great swelling words and use of Truth to mislead the immature and unbelievers. Honey may conceal arsenic, but will still kill you if you swallow it. Decay is incurable. It can only be removed. Health will only improve if decay is cleansed. God’s Word is antiseptic. You can’t infect bleach. You don’t square a square, and you don’t prove Truth, you use them to correct. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
Beware the swelling words of man,
Who seek to modify God’s Plan,
Who seek to masquerade as right,
Whose heart is darker than the night.~CGP
A carpenter’s square aligns cutting before it’s cut. God’s Word aligns living before it’s lived. Beware of any who use scripture to justify ungodliness. “Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? And in Thy name have cast out devils? And in Thy name done many wonderful works?’ And then will I profess unto them, ‘I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity!” God needs no Truth to live by. He is Truth. He wrote the Book of Truth. His Word is our square of Life. Whatever lines up with Him is right. He either justifies or nullifies our life!
"We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation." 2 Peter 1:19-20 KJV