2 Timothy 3:10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
A Mid-Acts Pauline Dispensationalist’s life should be as follows :
- Adhering to sound Pauline doctrine – enduring sound doctrine.
- Appropriate manner of life using the Apostle Paul as an ensample.
- The correct purpose as a saved member of the body of Christ
- Continuing in the Faith
- Being longsuffering
- Being charitable
- Having patience
Sound Pauline doctrine which is progressive in nature, without proof-texting, Bible-blending and corrupt Bible perversions that twist and/or exclude the truth.
No immorality or amorality – no questionable deeds or words. Having integrity. Mid-Acts Pauline Dispensationalists cannot sit on the fence.
Our purpose is to get people saved and come to the knowledge of the truth by preaching the gospel to them and then making them see what the mystery is that was revealed to the Apostle Paul by the ascended Christ.
Faith – standing in the gospel of truth, neither swerving from it nor denying it. Neither denying Christ or being becoming shipwrecked (in one’s faith).
Longsuffering – keeping on regardless of one’s circumstances. Preaching the gospel and expounding Pauline truth even when you feel like burying your head in the sand.
Charity – unconditional love for others which doesn’t mean one has to put up with their doctrinal error.
Patience – even when someone “doesn’t get it”, one must continue to build up their faith in order for them to believe, see and understand.
The outcome of living a righteous life in Christ :
2 Timothy 3:11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
You will be persecuted if you speak the truth – step on some light-footed, Santa celebrating, easter bunny chocolate muncher and you’ll be ridiculed, mocked, be called names and insulted – all in the name of “freedom in Christ”.
You will also be persecuted for seeming weird when you live a moral life – “Guess who can’t get a husband” – meanwhile back at the ranch if he/she reads his/her Bible as he/she should, he/she would take note that the Apostle Paul “couldn’t get a wife” either. Since some people have elected themselves the “Lords of my life” – I have to emphasize the fact that my conscience won’t allow me to marry an unsaved religious zealot or a two-bit Berean Bible Society Bible blender who applies Israel’s doctrine when it suits his agenda.
If there aren’t many RD ladies and gentlemen to go around – what will you do? Marry an unbeliever? A religious zealot who speaks in tongues? A Baptist? An Atheist? Come on, tell us all what you would do in this respect? Find an uncle or auntie on the internet and convert them? That’s just plain suspect.
Affliction can be defined as evil, trouble, visitation, misery, sorrow. Persecution is defined as hostility and ill treatment, tyranny, punishment, discrimination.
And if you aren’t having any persecution or affliction in your life – then something’s wrong – you’re a menpleaser and not a God pleaser. If you agree with everyone, and don’t oppose them or challenge them, no one is going to be hostile towards you, and you aren’t going to have any sorrow or trouble or misery. Sound familiar? And it goes under the ruse of “love”. “Everyone in our church loves one another as n0-one cares what anyone else believes because it causes too much division”. And you’ll probably find a whole plethora of unsaved Right Dividers in a church such as this.
The nature of Pauline truth isn’t to agree to disagree – that’s just plain cowardly – it’s expounding on the truth and standing on it, regardless of the outcome – like losing friends, being ridiculed, suffering rejection, etc. Agreeing to disagree is weakening God’s truth.
Who do we hear the truth from? The twelve Apostles? Christ during His earthly ministry to Israel? The Old Testament Prophets?
2 Timothy 3:4 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
THE APOSTLE PAUL.
The end result :
2 Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
One cannot be througly furnished unto all good works through unsound doctrine – fact.