Five Good Questions
Here are five questions we can use to test any interpretation of the Scriptures:
(1). Does it glorify God in all that He reveals of Himself? Does it bow to the truth of God in the way He saves sinners by His grace in Christ?
(2). Does it humble the sinner in showing his absolute depravity and impotence to save himself by his best works and efforts?
(3). Does it exalt Christ and Him crucified as the one and only way of salvation,
righteousness, and eternal life?
(4). Does it promote the salvation of sinners in looking to Christ rather than leaving sinners in the despair of sin or in the false refuge of self-righteousness?
(5). Does it edify the brethren by seeking to build them up in the faith by promoting love, unity, obedience, and assurance in Christ?