What does it mean to have a Biblical foundation? It is all about referring to the Bible as the standard of right and wrong when it comes to faith, morals and tradition. What sets born again Christians apart from Roman Catholicism or the so-called Christian denominations is the role of Scripture in their congregation. Although these groups may not deny that Scripture has its degree of sufficiency or inspiration but these religious leaders say that it is not enough. Born again Christians have the standard of Sola Scriptura or Scripture alone when it comes to faith, practice and spiritual matters in life. The Bible is the ultimate standard of right and wrong. Without a proper application of the Bible, there is really no Biblical foundation. It is possible to just say "Scripture says." while actually misapplying the meaning and passage. Verses are misquoted here and there in these cultic organizations to justify their practices. Only by taking the verses into context can they be refuted.
It is also possible to pose to be a born again Christian church only to have no Biblical foundation when it comes to doctrine and practice. Some of them add performance to staying saved while others teach the heresy of Antinomianism. One denies the sufficiency of Christ's finished work and grace while the other teaches grace as a license to sin. There is no reason to embrace either which "born again Christian" assembly that teaches either conditional security or Antinoniamism to be a fellowship of Christians. This also adds to the prosperity gospel crowd that ignores the fact that Jesus did not promise a life of full prosperity all the time. These churches most be rebuked with the Word of God and if they refuse to hear then they themselves are inviting God's judgment on them.
It is really important to be rooted with the Word of God daily. It would be stupid to refute heresy without also studying the Word of God. Rebuking error involves studying Scripture at a daily basis and taking things into context. Scholarly methods also involve exegesis or a verse by verse approach of the Scripture. A pastor who expositorily preaches has more power than any popular preacher who loves to take verses out of context.
- Commentary on 1 Timothy 3:15- The Church as the Pillar and Ground of the Truth
- Defending the Doctrine and Tradition of Sola Scriptura
- The "Alone Not Written" Argument Debunked
- When Christians Study Their Bible Diligently, They'll Be A Greater Threat to the Evil of THIS DAY Than It Is a Threat to Them!