As A Teacher What Does It Mean To Fight A Good Fight Of Faith? - TC Stance

As A Teacher What Does It Mean To Fight A Good Fight Of Faith? 

To answer this question it requires that one adheres to the advice Apostle Paul gave to Pastor Timothy, again and he said to him thus: “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”(1Timothy 6:12). To fight a good fight of faith is not like one dragging or exchanging blows with another, what Apostle Paul meant is that Timothy should hold firm to whatever that he has taught him and continue in them “But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience” (2Timothy 3:10). Anyone who holds firm the word of truth is invariably fighting a good fight of faith. In other words, any teacher who holds and maintains his position in the word of truth is definitely fighting a good fight of faith.

One of the ways one can be caught up by false teaching is by teaching the Scripture based on assumption. The Scripture is very clear and just that one needs to study and be taught right in order to unravel the grey areas in it. Do not conclude because you heard someone whom you respect teach on a particular subject and in it; you just believe person in question is right; it is right to believe when you have gone through his or her teaching over and over again and ascertain that it is right. It is important to evaluate every teaching you hear by juxtaposing whatever the teacher must have taught side by side with the nature of Christ. This is called studying in the “light of Christ.” It helps any learner to escape the trap of false teaching. See what Apostle Peter declared in his second epistle “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.”(2 Peter 1:20).

Therefore, it is apt to state here that no teacher of the Scripture has an opinion when it comes to the subject matters of the Scripture. We are not supposed to see things our own way. We don’t have our own way in the matters of the Scripture we should see it the way the Scripture has seen. Whatever that has been stated in the Scripture does not in any way mean something else today from what it meant when it was stated at the time of writing it. So we don’t have to assume or have an addendum to what has been said as in having opinion. The best way remains that we should study and as we do that by the grace given to us which is the ability of the Holy Ghost in us we are bound to come to knowledge in the subject matter in question.

There are three main subjects every teacher must be found teaching at a given time either by commission or by omission. These are sin, righteousness and judgment. Let’s see what Jesus spoke concerning the way and manner these can be handled. “And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment, of sin, because they believe not on me; of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.” (John 16:8-11). The quotation above indicate that the Holy Ghost will come and He will reveal things about what Jesus has done as regards to sin and what He has done as regards to righteousness and definitely what he has done as regards to judgment. So these three important subjects must be taught in the light of Christ in order for one to have a proper understanding of them.

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