Determining Right From Wrong

2 Cor. 5:14-17
We are not under the law, but under grace, but grace is not a license to sin! I’m free to serve, not free to sin!!

6 scriptural tests to apply to anything questionable/gray area, not specifically mentioned in scripture:

1. Proclamation Test
This test asks, “Has God clearly proclaimed it to be wrong in His Word?”

2. Principle Test
This test asks, “Is it forbidden in God’s Word in principle?”

3. Partnership Test
(Col. 3:17)
This test asks, “Could I invite Jesus to do this with me?”

4. Presence Test
(Phil 1:20)
This test asks, “Would I be ashamed to be found doing it upon Christ’s return?”

5. Purity Test
(I Cor. 10:31 )
This test asks, “Is there any glory for God in it?” or“Can I honestly ask God to bless it?”

6. Peace Test
(Rom. 14:23)
This test asks, “After praying about it, is there the least bit of doubt in my mind about God approving of it?”

If you are still not sure if a situation is right or wrong

you then must follow these guides…
11 Guides

Are you willing to do what is right once you know God’s Will?
(Acts 5:29)

Does It agree with all the Scripture has to say on the subject?
(II Tim 3:16)

Have you prayed about It?
(Eph 6:18)

Do you have the leading of the Holy Spirit?
(John 16:13)

Does It please God?
(Heb 11:6)

Can you ask for It in the name of the Lord Jesus?
(John 14:13-14)

Can you give God thanks for It?
(I Thes 5:18)

Does It bring glory to God?
(Mat 6:13)

Does It offend other Christians?
(Rom 14:12-23)

Am I fully persuaded that It is right?
(Jms 4:17)

Do the best Christians I know agree that It is right?
(Jms 5:16)

When you have decided between right and wrong, make sure you ask yourself, “Could I do better“, not “could I do worse“.

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