Another View of the 95 Theses — According to the New Covenant

All of these short thoughts are grounded in scripture.

My thought was to have a list of 95 Theses like Martin Luther had done several years ago, and yet, see them in the light of God’s Word and the New Covenant that we are in.

These thoughts and verses are just a beginning. They are not all-inclusive by any means. More can certainly be added to the list; there is no end.

These have been put into my words; they are of course, paraphrased, but The Spirit behind the words, points back to Scripture.

I believe that we are still in need of a reformation. The last one didn’t complete what needed to be done in The Church.

Actually, it’s an on-going reformation, and some are willing to change, and others will be stuck in complacency and ritualism until the end of the age.

Again, these are just “some” issues that I thought were important; others will have other concerns that are equally important.

  1. Don’t quench the gifts of The Holy Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:19)
  2. Expand your idea of what “Church” is. (2 Samuel 7:4-7)
  3. Think beyond one-man leadership. (Acts 14:2320:17Titus 1:5James 5:14)
  4. Don’t fall prey to empty philosophies and controversial subjects. (Colossians 2:8)
  5. Give to those in need — don’t be in bondage to the tithe. (1 John 3:17)
  6. Examine what the doctrinal Truth is in scripture. (2 Timothy 3:16)
  7. Consider the context of Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16)
  8. Don’t throw away Prophecies, but discern The Truth (1 Thessalonians 5:20)
  9. Know the difference between The Gift of Prophecy, and The Office of The Prophet. (Acts 11:28Acts 21:9)
  10. Seek His Kingdom and His Righteousness first. (Matthew 6:33-34)
  11. Strive for Unity in the Faith. (Ephesians 4:13)
  12. Accept the miraculous (1 Corinthians 12:28)
  13. Avoid sensationalism. (Titus 3:9)
  14. Live beyond legalism. (Luke 11:37-54)
  15. Live as free men and women. (1 Peter 2:16)
  16. Die to self. (Romans 6:6)
  17. Know that we still sin. (1 John 1:8)
  18. Know that we are forgiven. (Ephesians 1:7)
  19. Jesus is the only mediator between God and man. (1 Timothy 2:5)
  20. Don’t be controlled by leadership, but submit one to another in love. (Ephesians 5:21)
  21. Pursue Faith, Hope, and Love. (2 Timothy 2:22)
  22. Avoid political discussions and arguments. (Colossians 2:8)
  23. Accept the weaker brother or sister, in The LORD. (Romans 14:1)
  24. Pray earnestly in the Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
  25. Stand your ground against the enemy. (Ephesians 6:13)
  26. We are all given gifts from The Father. (James 1:17)
  27. Realize that trials have their purposes and rewards. (James 1:12)
  28. Accept The Grace of God, but don’t abuse it. (Romans 6:1)
  29. Forgive others, and then you will be forgiven. (Matthew 6:14)
  30. Accept the feasts of the Old Testament, but don’t expect all to follow them. We now have a New Covenant. (Matthew 5:17-20)
  31. Realize that Christ came to fulfill The Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 5:17-20)
  32. We are given new life in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
  33. We still deal with the old nature in us. (Ephesians 4:22)
  34. We are being conformed daily into his image, as we die to self and allow The Holy Spirit to live His Life in us. (Romans 8:29)
  35. Be alert always to the enemy’s tactics. (1 Peter 5:8)
  36. Pray in The Spirit and intercede for The Saints. (Ephesians 6:18)
  37. Realize that the greatest among you must be the servant of all. (Matthew 23:11)
  38. Don’t follow a person — follow The LORD. (Matthew 6:33)
  39. Seek a balance between The Gifts of The Spirit and The Fruits of The Spirit. (Galatians 5:22-23)
  40. Seek the person whom The Bible points to. (Acts 17:27John 14:6)
  41. Don’t dispute about “when” The LORD is coming back. (Colossians 2:8)
  42. Have your lamps trimmed and ready. (Luke 12:35)
  43. Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger. (James 1:19)
  44. Seek those things that are above. (Colossians 3:1)
  45. Forgive those who persecute you. (Romans 12:14)
  46. Don’t just follow a popular idea. (Colossians 2:8)
  47. Examine ‘conspiracy theories’ thoroughly with discernment. (Hebrews 4:12)
  48. Realize that Faith without works is dead. (James 2:13-26)
  49. Realize that we are not saved by our works. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
  50. Free those who are in darkness. (Isaiah 49:9)
  51. Obey the laws of the land, but seek the higher Law of God. (Romans 13:1-7)
  52. Love Mercy, pursue Justice, and walk Humbly before God. (Micah 6:8)
  53. Don’t be a man-pleaser, be a God-pleaser. (Galatians 1:10)
  54. Don’t seek a prophet, seek The LORD. (Matthew 6:33)
  55. God is our healer (Exodus 15:26)
  56. If possible, live at peace with all men (Hebrews 12:14)
  57. Don’t build your own kingdoms. (1 Corinthians 3:12-15)
  58. Take the narrow path. (Matthew 7:14)
  59. Don’t seek to be rich, instead seek the riches of His Kingdom. (Proverbs 23:4)
  60. Trust God beyond the circumstances. (Hebrews 11:1)
  61. Don’t just be a positive thinker, be a God thinker. (Romans 12:2)
  62. Allow patience to have its perfect work in you. (James 1:4)
  63. Follow after God’s Wisdom, not your own, or the world’s wisdom. (Proverbs 1:71 Corinthians 2:7)
  64. Believe that you will have the Victory in The LORD. (1 Corinthians 15: 57)
  65. Wait upon The LORD, and He will renew your strength. (Isaiah 40:31)
  66. God’s Light is stronger than any darkness. (1 John 1:5)
  67. Greater is he that is in us than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
  68. Nothing can separate us from The Love of God. (Romans 8:31-39)
  69. Believe that God will make a way. (Proverbs 3:6)
  70. Follow God’s guidance and you will find your way. (Psalm 32:8Isaiah 58:11Psalm 48:14)
  71. Dwell upon the things that are above, not upon what is below. (Colossians 3:2)
  72. Seek God’s Peace and pursue it. (Psalm 34:14)
  73. Trust in The LORD and not upon your own strength. (Psalm 20:7)
  74. Allow yourself to see the world through God’s Eyes and not your own. (Ephesians 1:17-18)
  75. Avoid contentious and evil men. (Titus 3:2)
  76. Dwell upon what lies ahead and not upon the past. (Philippians 3:13)
  77. Take care of your body, for it is The Temple of The Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:19)
  78. Don’t be afraid to speak The Truth. (Ephesians 4:15)
  79. Value Wisdom and desire her above all riches and fame. (Proverbs 3:15)
  80. Keep the whole Armor of God on at all times. (Ephesians 6:11-18)
  81. Expose the works of darkness. (Ephesians 5:11)
  82. Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep. (Romans 12:15)
  83. Seek a multitude of counselors, but realize that the final word lies with God. (Proverbs 15:2216:1)
  84. Seek Peace, but don’t water down The Truth just for the sake of Peace. (Romans 12:18)
  85. Be thankful and learn to be content with your life. (1 Thessalonians 5:181 Timothy 6:6)
  86. Make the most of your time, for the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:16)
  87. Learn to measure your words. (Proverbs 1:5James 1:19)
  88. Don’t envy other men and their lives. (Proverbs 24:1)
  89. Don’t compare yourself with others; it is not wise. (2 Corinthians 10:12)
  90. Learn to be humble and not to be boastful or proud. (James 4:6)
  91. Learn to number your days and acquire a heart of Wisdom. (Psalm 90:12)
  92. Rejoice, and find Joy in The LORD. (Philippians 4:4)
  93. Allow The Holy Spirit to set you free. (John 8:36)
  94. Realize that God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. (Hebrews 13:8)
  95. You cannot serve two masters. (Matthew 6:24)

Source: Another View of the 95 Theses ~ by Stephen Hanson

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