THE MEANING OF WORDS, FIGURES OF SPEECH, TENSES, WHOLE SENTENCES, ENTIRE CHAPTERS & PUNCTUATION PUT SCRIPTURE INTO ITS RIGHTFUL CONTEXT AND MAKE IT EASY TO UNDERSTAND

Do you take note of what the Bible says when reading it, such as tenses (past, present and future), the actual meaning of words, punctuation, figures of speech such as similes, metaphors, et cetera? Particularly the words BUT NOW, NOW, YOU ARE or HENCEFORTH, words the Apostle Paul uses so many times which obviously pertain to the present tense.

Romans 16:

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,

Paul could easily have said, “To him that is of the power to stablish you according to THE gospel…..” but he didn’t.  He clearly stated, “NOW to him that is of the power to stablish you according to MY gospel…..”

What else did he mention in relation to his gospel (“my gospel”) which concerns the present tense (“now”)?

The preaching of Jesus Christ according to His earthly ministry?

or

The preaching of Jesus Christ according to institutionalized, mainline denominationalism?

or

The preaching of Jesus Christ according to the Kingdom Gospel?

NO.

He clearly said:

“….. and the preaching of Jesus Christ ACCORDING TO THE REVELATION OF THE MYSTERY

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:

Paul could have said, “Is made manifest”, or he could’ve stated, “Was made manifest by the 12 Apostles”, or even, “Was made manifest in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John”, but he didn’t.  He clearly said “BUT NOW is made manifest”.

What is NOW made manifest?  The revelation of the mystery revealed to the Apostle Paul by the ascended Christ.

And how else is it made manifest?  By the scriptures of the prophets.  What was made manifest by the scriptures of the prophets in Israel’s Old Covenant?  HOW that Christ died for our sins ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES – He suffered on Calvary cross, He died in our stead, He was a propitiation for our sins.  And that He was buried ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES – for 3 days and 3 nights.  His burial confirms that He died and it also confirms that He rose again from the dead on the 3rd day.  If he wasn’t buried, He didn’t die, therefore He couldn’t resurrect from the dead.  Common sense.

If there was no confirmation in the Old Covenant by the prophets how that Christ died for sins, was buried and rose again on the third day, it goes without saying that there would be no proof of Christ having died for our sins, being buried and rising again from the dead on the third day, and in turn no-one would be able to prove there is an ascended Christ who revealed a mystery to the Apostle Paul.

The mystery revealed to Paul by the ascended Christ is based on Christ’s death for our sins, His burial and His resurrection on the third day for our justification.    It’s all about Him and what He did, His plan of salvation which was given directly to the Gentiles as opposed to Gentiles having prostelyze or having to go through Israel in order to be saved, because there is no Israel today one can prostelyze through in order to be saved.

Because He rose from the dead, we are justified.  Why?  Because He lives, we as believers will live eternally with Him in glory.  And why will we live in glory with Him for eternity?  Because we are justified.  Why are we justified?  Because we believe in His finished work on Calvary’s cross and His resurrection, which means we believe what HE DID for us.  When we believe the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) a change in our judicial standing and spiritual status takes place.

Romans 3:21-25:

21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

Yet contrary to this scripture, mainline, institutionalized denominationalists still proclaim to keep the law in order to gain righteousness, and in so doing seek to be justified in the eyes of God by their own good works instead of by faith alone in Christ’s finished work on the cross and His resurrection alone.

And not only that, but we gain God’s righteousness by the faith of Jesus Christ (Pauline doctrine) today, meaning that salvation is only to be found in Pauline doctrine, particularly 1 Corinthians 15:1-4).  Pauline doctrine is a faith, namely the faith of Jesus Christ in this current dispensation which we are to believe.

22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

The spiritual status of mankind in his unsaved state – sinners who have come short of the glory of God.

24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Justified freely by His grace.   Freely means freely.  It doesn’t mean one has to do anything/something in order to gain justification in the eyes of God.  All it takes if faith/trust/belief in Christ’s finished work on Calvary Cross for one’s sins, as well as His resurrection for one’s salvation.

So what was the Apostle Paul referring to before verse 21?

He was asking what advantage the Jew had in times past, and what did circumcision profit anyone in times past?  His answer was that the Oracles of God were committed to the Jews in times past – Genesis was written by Moses, they were given the Law, they were set apart from the Gentile nations, salvation was of the Jews (John 4:22).

Yet, even if Jews do not believe,today it will not make the faith of God of none effect today because Gentiles no longer have to prostelyze in order to be saved.

Jews no longer have a spiritual advantage over Gentiles.  All people have been declared guilty before God.

No-one is justified by the law today, instead the law is there to give us the knowledge of sin – where we have and do go wrong.

I have noted two areas in Paul’s epistles where he states to NOW and BUT NOW.  It’s up to you to study further….

 

 

 

ORDER

It would be so much easier if one’s Bible was divided correctly and in the order God intended: Times past, but now and times to come, instead of the way it’s currently divided, namely into the Old Testament and the New Testament. Makes one wonder if more people would see the fellowship of the mystery if this were the case, realising that Paul’s thirteen epistles aren’t part of Israel’s New Covenant.

Also putting the book of Acts in its proper perspective, namely the transitional book which it rightly is, the bridge or cross-over from law to grace, transitioning from Israel’s prophetic program where the twelve apostles preached the law-based Kingdom Gospel of enduring to the end, to Paul’s grace gospel of faith alone in Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross and His resurrection, namely the Dispensation of the Grace of God. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

Correctly arranging Paul’s thirteen epistles pertaining to the dispensation of Grace and the body of Christ which contain what he aptly calls “my gospel”. Paul’s thirteen epistles too transition from the sign gifts, namely prophesying, tongue talking and healing to God’s grace alone being sufficient for the believer in this current dispensation (1 Corinthians 13).

The transition from his pre-prison epistles where he refers and speaks to/about unbelievers as well as believers, transitioning to his prison and pastoral epistles where he speaks only to believers. His pre-prison epistles emphasise salvation = getting people saved, and his prison and pastoral epistles put the emphasis on the edification of saints.
Then inserting a division to what is correctly known as the actual New Testament given to Israel which is once again based on the Law, beginning with Hebrews and ending with the book of Revelation, depicting seven law-based Jewish synagogues which are refined in the fire like gold, having to endure to the end (works required for justification).

These divisions correctly discern between the three timelines in the Bible, namely, TIMES PAST (Israel’s Old Covenant, including the parts of Genesis referring to Adam & Even and Noah), as well as the current dispensation known as “BUT NOW” (which refers to the Apostle Paul’s thirteen epistles which are doctrine for this current dispensation we are living in – take note how many times Paul says, “but now”), and then TIMES TO COME (which is doctrine to Israel during the tribulation period and millennium which are future).

To most the only division in the Bible is between the Old and New Testament, hence the reason why some believe they need to turn to God and he will heal their land, whilst others fight a spiritual “Joshua” battle, or face their “Goliath” and in so doing tend to spiritualize scripture.

They don’t know whether to turn from their sins, repent and be baptised in water, ask God for mercy, beg for forgiveness, confess their sins, change their lifestyles or believe everything/anything preached from the various pulpits of mainline denominationalist “churches”. Neither are they sure whether to sprinkle, dip, immerse or dunk in a baptismal font, swimming pool or the river Jordan.

Most have never heard of the Judgment Seat of Christ, nor are they aware of the difference between salvation and service. Most aren’t even saved – they think service (doing good works) is what saves their souls.

When someone professes to be gaining a closer or higher level in their walk with God, run for the hills, as one cannot get any closer to God than being saved, period. Claiming to gain a “higher spiritual standing” is petrification rather than edification. Fossil assemblies where they are ignorant of God’s imputed righteousness and try and gain His acceptance through their own righteousness by works of the Law, yet Paul emphasizes the fact that we’re no longer under the law, but under grace.

Anything one does in the flesh to gain rightstanding or justification in the eyes of God takes away from Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross and His resurrection for one’s justification. The gospel has now become watered down to “accepting Christ as one’s Lord and Saviour” circumventing what He did for you as a sinner. Christ doesn’t need your acceptance of Him, He wants you to believe His debt payment for your sins in order to be saved for your own good.

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock”, and below is a picture of a man with long hair and a flowing white robe knocking on a door like He desperately needs you to open and let Him in (rolls eyes), actually begging you to let Him in because He’s homeless and needs to sup with you. “Poor Jesus, let Him in, his heart is broken and very few want Him or accept Him” which is in complete contrast to how He is depicted in the book of Revelation – mighty, powerful, the King of kings and the Lord of lords excercising His vengeance on an unbelieving world in times to come.

And that is what happens when unsaved religionists try to understand or make head or tail of the Bible. It’s like putting the Bible in a blender then choosing one verse out of the thousands of verses it contains and applying it to yourself like the Bible is some magic book and God led you to choose that particular verse. But God is a God of order, and there’s a definite order in relation to understanding the Bible, (2 Timothy 2:15) in order to realise God’s will and purpose for your life, for every man’s life, to know what the gospel is which saves your soul, to know how God is dealing with people when and how and particularly today.

In this current dispensation God is pouring out His unmerited favour on mankind in contrast to punishing and judging men for their wrong-doing or sin. Getting sick isn’t punishment, being destitute isn’t being punished, nor is being poor. Dying and not being saved is punishment.

Unsaved people have a tendency to be obsessed with their flesh, with the outerman. They want to heal and adorn their flesh which makes them feel good, and when they feel good about themselves (in the flesh) they automatically feel saved and blessed. No “negativity”. This is the reason why most people do not believe the gospel because firstly it puts them in a negative light, i.e., that they are sinners as opposed to being “good people”, and secondly Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross is gory and negative in their eyes.

Compare Pauline Christianity to the various religions of the world. Most, if not all religions make YOU feel good about yourself because they do not judge you to be totally depraved, on the contrary they tend to see “the good in all men” and put the emphasis on this instead. “Good men and women who come to God” instead of “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”.

The basic error of a works/performance based programme which all religions adhere to and fail to comprehend is this: If they can or are able to save themselves through/by good works then Christ needn’t have been crucified, nor would it have been necessary for him to have risen from the dead.

Religions hand out probation instead of salvation, and that includes mainline, institutionalised denominationalism.

Probation is based on self-reliance which is opposed to God-given salvation, a gift which is to be received and seals the believer.  Christ didn’t die on the cross in order for us to perform, He died in order for us to have peace, knowing we are saved.

 

 

 

 

WHAT ELSE DOES THIS “GOSPEL” TELL YOU?

“Sin is disobedience to God’s commandments, either by doing what is forbidden or failing to do what is required. The good news is that, no matter how serious the sin, God is always seeking us out and is willing to forgive and forget our sins and give us a fresh start. As long as we live, it is never too late to ask for forgiveness and make a new start! However, two things are required as conditions of forgiveness: sincere repentance (turning away from sin) and forgiveness of other people who may sin against us.”


It tells me that mainline, institutionalised, denominational Christianity doesn’t believe that Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s Cross and His resurrection for THEIR SALVATION, although they do believe Christ died for their sins, was buried and rose again on the third day.

How do I know this?

Because –

(a) For them salvation is ongoing – “God is always seeking us out and is willing to forgive and forget our sins and give us a fresh start.”  It isn’t a once-off transaction for them, they believe in “will be saved”, not “are saved”.

(b) They believe in enduring to the end – “it is never too late to ask for forgiveness and make a new start!”

(c)  They believe in the repentance of sin – a work.  Their work, not Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s Cross and His resurrection for forgiveness of their sins (salvation).

(d) They believe in forgiving others their sin in order to have their own sins forgiven by God – their own righteousness, not God’s imputed righteousness which comes by having faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

In this current dispensation it’s not what you can do or have done already.  It’s about Him, the Lord Jesus Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s Cross and His resurrection.

Do you believe Christ’s died for your sins?  That He took them (forgave them), that He was buried (proof that He died), and that He rose again from the dead on the third day, and in so doing you have obtained God’s righteousness, and that there’s nothing you can do (which is your own righteousness) in order to save yourself, i.e., no good works on your part,not even the changing of one’s lifestyle, to be/come a better person, continual repentance of your sin (the same sins Christ took away/forgave), not even confessing that He is Lord and Saviour of your life can save your eternal soul.

NOTHING apart from faith-trust-belief in His payment for your sins – all of them can save your eternal soul.

What is the object of your faith?  Christ’s payment for your sins, or your own work (what you can do) in order to be saved?

 

 

 

GENESIS CHAPTER 6

And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

  • the sons of God are angels – Job 1.6

And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

  • Things had changed – God’s Spirit would no longer strive with man, and man’s life-expectancy had now been downgraded from 1000 years to a mere 120 years.

There were giants in the earth in those days; AND ALSO AFTER THAT, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

  • Human women + sons of God = Giants

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

  • In other words, there was no respite

And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

  • Noah was different, he found grace in the eyes of the Lord, which means he wasn’t wicked like the others.

These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

  • The generations of Noah confirm he was a just man, as opposed to being a hybrid (half angel, half man) – perfect in his generations, and apart from that he also walked with God, he obeyed God.
  • One man on the entire planet who lived righteously.
  • Angels cannot be saved once they have fallen from God’s grace, and here we have half human/half angels walking the earth (Giants).

10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

  • Corrupt and violent – wicked, evil, like this present evil world we are living in. Man had corrupted God’s righteous ways upon the earth, just as modern day mainline institutionalised Christianity who are basically unbelievers, corrupt God’s ways today.
  • Noah must have been perceived as being an oddball in his day, while others were getting inebriated, partying, going about their everyday lives, marrying and being given in marriage, he was building an Ark and living a sedate life in comparison.
  • God specifically created man and woman to be together and to reproduce other humans, not angels (who had no salvation) and humans and their progeny.

12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

  • The ark had rooms in it, like a modern day ship has cabins, and it was sealed with bitumen (tar).

15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

  • The ark had one window and one door, and it was three stories high

17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.

  • The covenant God made with Noah was to build an Ark, and that he, his wife and his sons and their wives would not be destroyed in the flood.

19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.

  • Two of every living thing of ALL FLESH – one male and one female.

20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.

  • The mass migration of animals, heading for Noah’s Ark.

21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.

  • Noah stocked up his pantry with fruit, veg, herbs and grains – food for him and for the animals.  Herbivores.

22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

  • Noah believed God and did as instructed.

Modern Day Corinthians –

Ever wondered why the Apostle Paul says this to the Corinthians:

1 CORINTHIANS 4:

10 We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;

12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

13 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

13 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

 


Members of the body of Christ who do not preach the gospel or who have gone off the rails and are preaching another gospel, who do not live righteously in Christ and who are conformed to the world are :

“Wise in Christ”

“Are strong”

“Are honourable”

In the world’s eyes, from the world’s point of view, that is –

because they don’t make waves, they don’t stir, aren’t controverisal, and probably the only thing they stir are unsound doctrine and martinis.  The world loves unsound doctrine  and conformance to their standards – all one has to do is take a look at what’s taught in denominational churches today to confirm this, hence they are “wise in Christ”.

If one can ever pick up the Apostle Paul’s sarcasm, it is in these verses.

If he is genuinely calling them wise, strong and honourable, why does he say:

14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

One can see this clearly today, people always think you want to shame them because they do feel shame when called out on their doctrine, but in effect it’s a warning.  But today they glory in their shame – in being wrong – because it makes waves (the wrong variety).

Paul, the Chief Steward of the mystery revealed to him by the ascended Christ, who should have been smug, elitist, had a lot of friends, a home and should’ve been everyone’s buddy, in reality was this:

13 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

Why do saved people always try to garner the acceptance of both their peers and the world?  Because they conform, if they don’t “then there ‘s something wrong”.  They see safety in numbers and soundness in numbers – if the majority believe it, it must be right.   Like dead fish going with the flow.  If the majority agree on something – then it must be right.   Makes you wonder, if they were born in the Apostle Paul’s day – he didn’t have dozens of friends – “ooh, there must be something wrong with him”, he preached against Judaism, a performance based gospel and those conformed to the world, so one can only imagine that thousands today would’ve rejected him – even those in the Mid-Acts Dispensationalist Camp – i.e., the “wise”, the “honourable”, and the “strong”.

The Apostle Paul wasn’t a conformist, and yet you profess to follow him?

FAITH VS WORKS OF THE LAW (GOOD WORKS) FOR ONE’S SALVATION

How is God operating today?

GALATIANS 3:

8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

Just as God justified Abraham through faith, He is justifying (saving) heathens in this current dispensation.

6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

But the good news Abraham (as a heathen) had to believe in order to be justified by faith was different to what we have to believe/have believed today.

Abraham had to trust what God told him – that He (God) would make him (Abraham) the patriarch of a great nation which would be the light unto the world, through which the nations would/could be saved (times past).

Abraham could have rejected what God said in unbelief and remained with his family in Ur.

The good news we have to trust in order to be justified by God is to be found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.

Just as Abraham’s good news was simple, so too is our good news today.

We are children of Abraham today, which doesn’t make us Jews or the new Jews, or replacement Jews.  We are purely children of Abraham through faith because we have trusted the same God that Abraham did in times past, the same God who is the Lord Jesus Christ:

GALATIANS 3:

14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

The promise of the Spirit through faith : Salvation, being reconciled to God, just as Abraham was reconciled to God through faith.

Contrary to popular belief, God’s Covenant with Israel wasn’t disannulled – it was put on hold, it is currently in abeyance:

GALATIANS 3:

And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

There are still unfulfilled promises in Israel’s Old Covenant which will be fulfilled in a future time (during the Millennial Kingdom) – proof that the dry bones of Ezekiel 37 will come to life and live once again.  God keeps His promises.

GALATIANS 4:

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

When the appointed time came, God sent His Son, born of a virgin, made under the LAW.

DISPENSATIONAL CHANGES:

GALATIANS 4:

Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Verse 7 is clear:  One can only be saved/reconciled to God/justified and be an heir of God THROUGH CHRIST.

And it’s not through Christ according to His earthly ministry because during His earthly ministry, Israel was under the Law:  Matthew 19:17; John 14:15.  One had to keep the commandments in order to have life (be saved)

It’s through Christ according to the revelation of the mystery: Romans 16:25

What does the Apostle Paul say according to the Lord Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery which is in effect today?

GALATIANS 3:

11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

Yet most trying to justify themselves by keeping the commandments (the law) today, but they fail miserably because the Levitical and Mosaic Law contain over 600 commandments which are impossible to keep, besides even trying to keep them with constant confessing/repenting of one’s sins won’t justify you in the eyes of God, because:

THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.

The just shall not live by faith plus works.

The just shall not live by a performance based gospel.

The just shall not live by constant repenting and confessing of their sins (because they’ve already been forgiven).

The just shall not live by fear.

2 Timothy 1:7  “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

Philippians 4:6-7 – Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Keeping in mind, it takes time to mature spiritually, but at the same token not to surround  yourself with those who have a bad influence on you like the Galatians and were put back under the law.

Galatians 4:19 19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,

Most today stay spiritual children and never grow up spiritually because they’re too busy running after some new thang, or listening/watching inane videos and/or following some goof ball man who calls himself a Mid-Acts Dispensationalist who professes to love them, yet passes around the collection plate every Sunday.  That says it all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD WHICH IS BY FAITH

Philippians 3:9

And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

When a person is saved by trusting the gospel of Christ, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, he/she is a new creature.

Why?

IN HIM (in Christ) we do not have our own righteousness.  When we believed the gospel, we automatically received His righteousness.

Our own righteousness (self-righteousness) is of the (Levitical & Mosaic) law, and since we aren’t under same today, it cannot, is unable to justify us in the eyes of God (Romans 6:14).

We receive His righteousness through the faith of Christ (which is Pauline doctrine, which in turn contains the gospel of Christ – 1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

Our righteousness is of God by FAITH.  It is imputed to us when we believe the Gospel.

Romans 4

22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.

23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;

24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;

25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

In this current dispensation, God declares people holy/righteous purely by faith, not by their own righteousness which is of the law, i.e., good works, change of lifestyle, nor is it by repenting of one’s sins – why?

Because Christ died for those sins, and when you trust the gospel of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), those sins are forgiven, so you have absolutely nothing to repent of.

Repenting of one’s sins shows rank unbelief in Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross and His ressurection, it reflects that one did/do not trust fully what He did for you.

And for those who think I’m giving people a “license to sin” by saying that – please note that one’s spirit man is saved, the innerman, not one’s flesh, so if people blatantly continue to sin regardless of what they’ve learnt with respect to Pauline doctrine, they will be either get what they deserve, (a) during their tenure on this earth, or (b) at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

1 Timothy 5:24 Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.

One’s flesh will however always sin – right until the end.  But what counts is how much you learn and are edified, in other words practising what you know and preach – what you said and did “yesterday” should not be what you will say and do “today” – it’s called spiritual growth, and this is what the “Behavioural Scientists”, otherwise known as the “Behavioural Police” don’t understand when dealing with  babes in Christ : babes in Christ don’t necessarily know how to behave like saved human beings – most of them only know how to behave like self-righteous religionists or atheists, and this is how self-righteousness is propagated, as in “if you’re tense, go offline, prayer and come back online”.

Romans 7

15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.

17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

The answer to online squabbles, arguments, childishness, inanity and bad doctrine is to remove yourself PERMANENTLY from these groups, forums and media, or alternately, remove the offender/s, but experience has taught me that the majority are offenders – so the answer is to remove oneself.

Facebook is for hereticks.   I only use Facebook to keep in touch with my son and my sister and a few friends and to basically to measure how far down the quagmire most Mid-Acts Pauline Dispensationalists have sunk.

1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.