Orthotomeo {or-thot-om-eh’-o} (Greek) – to cut straight, to cut straight ways, 1a) to proceed on straight paths, hold a straight course, equiv. to doing right 2) to make straight and smooth, to handle aright, to teach the truth directly and correctly.

 

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” ~ 2 Timothy 2:15

 

God’s Word has always existed.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.” ~ John 1:1-2

We have The Word in the body of the Lord Jesus Christ. Some may think that He begins in scripture when Matthew does. This and other truths in scripture are for our help, correction, instruction, and edification. People have been dependent on Priests and Ministers, to reveal what the scriptures say. There are many things written in scripture that pose a challenge to our understanding. That is why Timothy admonished us with the words of 2 Timothy 2:15.

His words are for each of us who seek to have the knowledge of God.

 

Should We Listen To Others?

Yes!

“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” ~Romans 10:14

Even so, we are responsible for knowing the truth ourselves. There were some that understood this idea well…

“And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” ~ Acts 17:10-11

It is not God’s will for man to listen, follow and obey anyone without self-study. How do you know what you are hearing is actually in the scriptures? Jesus Himself said in Matthew 15:15“And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”

Now, you might be thinking, my Pastor isn’t blind! They are my Pastors, Teachers, Bishops, etc. after all! Did God call them? They have Dr. in front of their name and M.Div., D.Min., D.Div., Th.D., Ph.D., etc. after it. Shouldn’t they know what God’s Word says? For all the education they might have received, they might. They should! Some do. But you are responsible for what you know!

 

Truth Rightly Divided

This blog is a search for truth. It came into existence from a simple desire to aid to scriptural knowledge. And I pray it will spark an awareness in its readers of who God is and His purpose for mankind. This can only come about through a revealing of pure, untainted truth. And that can only come about through individual prayer and study.

I suggest that you never accept anything you read here or anywhere else without question. No one knows everything nor does anyone know everything they do know perfectly! Feel free to read and search out the truth with me. Ask questions and even suggest topics. In the end, always come to your own conclusion about what is true.

Because YOU are the ONLY one responsible to our Heavenly Father to know the truth!

 

Arthur Shomari Gause

Note: All scripture on this site is taken from the King James Version unless otherwise noted.