The IQ Test

Charles Pogue

I took an IQ test yesterday. I made a really low score on it. So, what does that prove? Among other things:

  • It proves one does not have to be a genius to understand that Jesus built His church (Matt. 16:18; Acts 20:28; Eph. 5:22-27).

  • It proves one does not have to be a genius to understand there is only one body which is the church, thus only one church (Eph. 1:22-23; 4:4).

  • It proves one does not have to be a genius to understand that if one is a member of a man made church, he is not a member of the church of the New Testament (Acts 2:47; Col. 1:24).

  • It proves one does not have to be a genius to understand that it is in baptism where one is washed from sin, and is the point at which he contacts the blood of Christ for salvation (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; 22;16; Rom. 6:3-4; 1 Pet. 3:21)

  • It proves one does not have to be a genius to understand that if one has not been baptized for the remission of sins he is not in Christ (Gal. 3:27).

  • It proves one does not have to be a genius to understand that just because God commands baptism for salvation, that does not mean it is the water that saves. It is the blood of Christ that saves (Eph. 1:7; Gal. 1:14; Heb. 9:13-14; 1 Pet. 1:2; 1 John 1:7).

  • It proves one does not have to be a genius to understand that one can fall from grace (Gal. 5:4; 2 Pet. 2:20).

  • It proves one does not have to be a genius to understand crying out, “Lord save me” will not get one into the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 7:21-23).

  • It proves one does not have to be a genius to understand that the overwhelming majority of the world, including the masses who believe they are on the narrow way leading to life, are actually on the broad way leading to destruction (Matt. 7:13,14).

  • It proves one does not have to be a genius to realize there is a huge number of false teachers who deny the above truths and contribute to the loss of millions of souls (Matt. 7:15; 2 Pet. 2:1-3).

  • It proves I do not have to be a genius to understand I have family, friends, and acquaintances who believe they are on their way to heaven, but they are not (Matt. 10:34-36).

The above truths, in the accompanying scriptures, and my low IQ test score prove that if I can understand what the Bible teaches regarding salvation, so can you. What did I make on that test? Let’s just say that if 100 were the standard of perfection like it was in high school, I had a very low B. What does that prove? It proves that if I can understand that if one single scripture teaches one is not saved by faith only as the religious word claims, then faith only is a false doctrine. Is there such a scripture? Indeed there is! “Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only” (Jas. 2:24). This verse is the reason one will not find a single scripture that says one is saved by faith only.

My low IQ score proves that if I can understand and obey the will of God for my salvation, so can you!

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