25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
When you read the above scripture, do you only see the word, “according” like sheep, followers who believe everything that comes out of the mouth of some questionable teacher/preacher/pastor/fill in the blank?
According to some questionable Mid-Acts preachers and teachers? we, as members of the Body of Christ are stablished according to –
1) Paul’s Gospel as per Romans 16:25 which is correct
2) And also according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, which is also correct as per Romans 16:25,
3) But the total absurdity comes in by the next “according” because like most, they jump onto the “absurd bandwagon” and claim the next “according” for themselves, which so happens to be the scriptures of the Old Testament prophets, i.e., Israel’s law programme, because they have great difficulty in reading………. or is it believing what they are actually reading?
I am totally stunned.
But what verse 26 actually says is this:
26 BUT NOW IS MADE MANIFEST,
What is made manifest NOW?
Verse 25 – the revelation of the mystery and Paul’s “my” gospel – two things.
According to what? Where’s the proof of “how that Christ died, was buried and rose again on the third day? What does 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 say? according to the scriptures….. what scriptures existed in those days? Israel’s Old Covenant/Testament.
In the Old Testament prophets – according to the the scriptures of the Prophets. You can find proof of how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again on the third day in the Old Testament Prophets under Israel’s prophetic programme.
And proof that the the revelation of the mystery was kept secret since the world began because there is no mention of the revelation of the mystery in the Old Testament, besides, direct salvation to the Gentiles had absolutely nothing to do with Israel’s covenant theology, as Gentiles in those days had to protelyze, go through Israel in order to be saved.
*Light bulb moment*
If you as a Grace believer think you are stablished according to 3 things, namely, Paul’s gospel, the revelation of the mystery AND the scriptures of the (Old Testament) prophets – you should shut your mouth because you’re putting both yourself and others under Israel’s Old Testament/Covenant.
*WELCOME TO DENOMINATIONALISM*
The devil’s purpose is to get us (as Right Dividers) to be Bible blenders once again in order for the word of truth, rightly divided to be dumbed down, and the end result would be, preaching another gospel (which isn’t another), or even another gospel – which denominationalists preach.
I’m in awe at all the dung out there, and I’m even more in awe of who believes it.
I thank the LordI am not a sheep/follower of corrupt men and women, especially those on Facebook, and I am thankful I CHOOSE who to listen to and who to believe.
I refuse to “sell my soul for a shekel and a penny of so-called fellowship and grace friendship” at the cost of being another heretick. (And for the ignorant out there – that was written in inverted commas).
There, I said it – build a bridge and get over it.