Preservation of the gospel

I wasn’t going to post this, but people need to know who to avoid.

Acts 28 gospel perverters who believe people go to hell with their sins forgiven.

ASK THEM if they believe everyone’s sins are forgiven, irrespective of what is believed, and if they believe people go to hell with their sins forgiven:
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Mary Deanovic
Ness Anne Wallwork
Zane Hewitt
Susan Sonterre
Steve Bush
Kevin Harshman
Steve Atwood and his followers
Jerry Lockhart
Jack Lockhart
Jan Edward Wilbourn
Jeremiah Ball
Daniel C Hurdle
Sam Gerhardt
Alan Damiano
Gilbert Wayne Schellin
Wanda Golden Shields
Byron Wiggins
Trey Searcy (Truth Time Radio)
Faith Searcy
Robert W Hurzeler
Mike Schroeder
Penelope Perales
Rhonda Russell
Shaun Richard
Jeff Williams
Curt Crist (and his followers)
Pamela Kachlic
Scott Foust
John Graham
Jerry Moore
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These are only some names, not all.  (If your name is on the abovementioned list and you do not believe the two sendings of Paul (Acts 28 Dispensationalism), nor that people go to hell with their sins forgiven, I will gladly remove it and apologize to you publicly on this blog).
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How error begets error:
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Error Stage 1 accomplished : Acts 28 doctrine
Error Stage 2 accomplished : Everyone’s sins are forgiven irrespective who/what they believe.
Error Stage 3 accomplished for some : Some now believe the 12 apostles are in the body of Christ, whilst others have turned to full blown Universalism, believing God won’t punish anyone in the Lake of Fire for their sins.
Stage 4…….
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People like these who refuse to listen should be marked and avoided, which shouldn’t be a problem, as the strange part of it all is that they now view themselves as the purveyors of truth (all grace), and are marking and avoiding those who believe contrary to their “sound doctrine”.   The irony of it all isn’t lost on me.
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I don’t believe that any person or any religion will be the demise of sound doctrine, I believe sound doctrine will be lost, especially the gospel of grace, due to people within the body of Christ who not only have hidden (evil) agendas, but continually seek after new things, in so doing wrest scripture…… to their own destruction.
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If there’s one thing Dean did before going home, it was to warn me about certain people.   What was sown then, is now being reaped, and it’s going to get worse, until no one can be saved by the preaching of a perverted gospel – it’s called falling away – apostasy – and we all know what will then ensue….
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Do you think you can stand unashamed before Christ at the Judgment Seat?  OR will you even be able to stand at the Judgment Seat of Christ at all?
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To my mind, this is the very reason why Paul tells us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling.  It’s not a good thing to toy with this doctrine or the purveyors thereof.  It might add drama and excitement by way of debating and the ensuing insults and fighting, but it is WRONG to encourage any form of communication with these people.
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Likewise, if anyone wants to mark and avoid me for whatever reason, no problem, please feel free to do so, as I’m not part of the Mid-Acts Denominational Sect on Facebook.
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Revelation 7:12. Thanks be unto God…

“Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.”

Ephesians 1:6

“To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”

Romans 5:8

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Us = the body of Christ.

God is all-knowing, omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient – He knew we would believe the gospel and be saved, therefore He loved us while we were yet sinners…….

I am eternally grateful for His mercy and his unspeakable gift….

2 Corinthians 9:15 “ Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”

 

 

HOW ARE YOU IDENTIFIED?

Answer : By what you believe, and when you believe something, you put it into practice.

Denominationalists as a whole are identified by fairy lights, fir trees, holly, tinsel……. and their buildings…….. with steeples (or not) which are known as the CHURCH, as opposed to the body of Christ actually being the church. Colossians 1:18

BUT, not only denominationalists believe this, but non-believers too.  Many non-believers, especially those of the Hebrew persuasion partake of Christmas festivities.  Tell them it is a Christian festival, and they will deny it, and they would be absolutely correct.

Denominationalists follow the twelve (apostles), under a covenant with blessings and apparently no curses? Own corrupt Bible versions, practice rituals and follow and maintain man-made traditions.  Colossians 2:8

If they do own an Authorised King James Bible they do not understand it as they do not rightly divide the word of truth.   One can own a house, but if you do not have the keys to open it……….. what would be the point?

Their children are born into the “faith”, yet God does not have any grandchildren…..

They aspire to holy perfection in the flesh and become outward looking rather than inward looking as they start reaching “perfection”, comparing themselves with others.  The outcome of self-righteousness is that those who practice always see themselves as being on a higher spiritual plane.

They are identified by Easter and Christmas as opposed to each day being equal, as well as holding the same weight in this current dispensation, i.e., we are no longer required to celebrate one day above another, meaning we no longer esteem the Sabbath and keep it holy, and neither do saved Jews HAVE TO celebrate the Jewish feasts anymore if they do not want to. Colossians 2:16

Their belief system is steeped in hypocrisy, blasphemy and self-reliance. Saying God judges the world by way of earthquakes and hurricanes is blasphemy, and saying good works justifies one in the eyes of God is self-reliance (on one’s good works). Philippians 3:9

Their God-given blessings so-called equate to financial gain, having family and friends, as opposed to suffering with no family and friends and being the offscouring of the world for one’s beliefs. 1 Corinthians 4:13

They are fruit inspectors. They adorn the fruit, not the doctrine. Titus 2:10

They are also identified with water baptism as opposed to being baptised into His death. Romans 6:3, hence they equate Christianity with life as opposed to death. In this dispensation Christ gives us death, not life – in other words we are IDENTIFIED through His death for our sins, burial and resurrection, after all it’s faith in same that saved us……

They are Identified with bearing good fruit, i.e., social causes like helping the lost live a better (earthly) life, as opposed to the preaching of the gospel and saints edified, and seeing the lost gaining eternal life in glory.

Theirs is probation not salvation. The need for continual repentance of their sins sees to this.

They are born-again as opposed to being saved. 1 Corinthians 15:1-4

They believe the sins of the fathers are visited upon ensuing generations vs sins are forgiven by grace through faith in Christ’s finished work on the Cross and His resurrection. Colossians 1:14

They keep Sunday as the sabbath as opposed to not being under the law. Romans 6:14

Some believe Saturday to be the sabbath and His second coming FOR THEIR SALVATION, as opposed to His death for sins, His burial and His ressurection (payment for sin debt). Lost men and women keeping a Sabbath which is clearly practising the Law, yet looking for His second coming……….. under tribulation conditions……… 1 Thessalonians 5:9

They believe in repenting of one’s sins, changing one’s lifestyle, becoming a “good” person as opposed to the forgiveness of all sins ONCE-OFF, and being changed by His word which is studied RIGHTLY DIVIDED and is effectively installed in the innerman. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Do not know what the gospel is that saves their eternal souls as opposed to 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.

Believe faith OBTAINS salvation and works MAINTAIN salvation. Ephesians 2:8-10

Bible blenders as opposed to Right Division. 2 Timothy 2:15

They are shallow, being identified with tinsel, holly, baubles, fir trees and fairy lights, which isn’t the foundation which the Apostle Paul laid, hence it is like quicksand, their faith and doctrine are all over the place. 1 Corinthians 3:11

They have a very shaky foundation – no faith in the Faith of Christ according to the Apostle Paul (justification by faith alone), but rather hold stubbornly to the Faith of Christ according to the twelve apostles given to Israel (justification by faith in Israel’s Messiah plus works which is basically adherence to the law). Romans 15:8

To them, sound BIBLE KNOWLEDGE puffs up as opposed to wordly knowledge. 1 Corinthians 8:1

From their standpoint, God micro-manages their lives like choosing their spouse…… tells them how many children to have, what to eat and where to live.

They believe that He died, was buried, and rose again on the third day but do not believe it FOR THEIR SALVATION, rather they believe “in Him (His existence), and this, together with doing good works” is what saves them, according to their belief system.

Their Easter long weekend does not equate to three nights and three days that Christ was in the belly of the earth. Matthew 12:40

They have difficulty discerning between Passover and Easter, the former being a Hebrew holyday, and the latter being a pagan holyday or festival. Acts 12:4

Their so-called Christian feast days or holydays equate to nothing but debauchery no matter how hard they try to christianize them. I see so-called Christian holydays as trojan horses – attractive on the outside, but debauched by nature. A pig is still a pig even if you put lipstick on it…..

Most only attend a building which they call “church” twice a year, i.e. on Christ Mass where they move heaven and earth to try and justify that it actually is the celebration of Christ’s birth, not to mention how Easter is the celebration of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection (Catholic style).

Denominationalists still see themselves as sinners, reprobates, i.e., sinners (present) saved by grace, yet we are rightfully known as Saints. We do not need Roman Catholicism to canonize us into sainthood. We WERE sinners (past tense), and are NOW saints (present tense). Actually, we are trophies of God’s grace, not trophies to our achievements.

How is the body of Christ actually built? Upon the foundation which the Apostle Paul laid. He gave us the gospel of grace, and not only that, but he has shown us how to be edified, both of which make up the foundation he laid, NOW we need to build on that foundation by way of preaching the gospel to lost souls and edifying saved people, i.e., saints, and we build on that foundation soul by soul.

Being blameless in the eyes of the world assists in propagating the Gospel of God to a lost world, and also aids in the edification of saints. A believer who ties themselves to or conforms to the world is not blameless, especially in the eyes of Islam, Hinduism, New Age, et al, and a believer who celebrates Christ Mass and Ishtar is not blameless because of the debauchery  associated with these fairy tales.

I am not trying to convince anyone to stop celebrating pagan holydays, my days for doing so are over……… on the contrary, I am looking at it from a different perspective, and I am looking at how some would identify others. Be it as it may, you ARE identified by your beliefs which so happen to materialise in your practices. This is where Mid-Acts Pauline Dispensational Right Division and those who believe it and practise it should leave most thinking as we do not – should not partake in pagan holydays, rituals, the esteeming of one day above another (Sunday), Ishtar, Christ Mass, Lupercalia, and so forth. We are, after all, set-apart from the world, sanctified for God’s use, i.e., preaching the gospel and edifying saints, that is, not being conformed to the world.

Grace Believers, or Mid-Acts Pauline Dispensational Right Dividers are identified by being followers of the Apostle Paul, by believing they are saved by grace, through faith plus nothing, and their faith would be in the gospel of 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. They are also identified by rightly dividing the word of truth as instructed in 2 Timothy 2:15.

 

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The Apostle Paul’s claims and his ministry

1 Corinthians 1:17 – For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

  1. He wasn’t sent to baptize (with water) as most churches do today.
  2. He was sent to preach the gospel, yet most today are ignorant as to what the gospel is which saves men’s souls.

Followers of the Apostle Paul?   No.

1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:2 – But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

  1. He renounced the hidden things of dishonesty.
  2. Didn’t walk in craftiness
  3. Didn’t handle the word of God deceitfully.

Proof that he was an Apostle sent of God:

2 Corinthians 12:12 – Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

1 Corinthians 2:1-3 – And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.Not with excellency of speech or of wisdom.

Yet modern-day preachers come with excellency of speech and worldly, man-made wisdom and want to know everything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

1 Corinthians 2:13 – Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

2 Corinthians 7:2 – Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

Wronged no man, corrupted no man and defrauded no man – just told them the truth and nothing but the truth.  A claim institutionalized, denominational christianity cannot make as they defraud, corrupt and wrong men every day.

2 Corinthians 10:10 – For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

Compare this to most Pastors/Preachers of today whose bodily presence is awe-inspiring and bold, dressed to the nines in expensive suits, being clean shaven, “dressed for success” and whose speech is anything but contemptible – they stroke peoples’ “tail feathers” instead, by telling sinners they are worthy and that salvation comes with a change in lifestyle.

2 Corinthians 12: 7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

Today’s preachers claim to seek the Lord on such things and claim healing of same, yet the Apostle Paul sought God 3 times on this matter and the answer was a resounding NO (and with good reason).

2 Corinthians 10:1 10 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:

But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.

Unlike Dale Carnegie or modern-day preachers who claim rudeness of speech to be unloving, Paul told the Corinthians what they needed to hear in no uncertain terms.

1 Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

2 Corinthians 7:Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

A lesson we can all learn: to be exceeding joyful in all our tribulation because:

Romans 5: And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

 

 

 

 

 

TO MAKE ALL MEN SEE…

How does one make a person see the revelation of the mystery, who despises the word “doctrine” and associates it with Marxism or Communism? Especially in lieu of the fact that the Apostle Paul tells us to adorn the doctrine given to him by the ascended Christ, in all things?

How does one make a person see that being a good person won’t get them into heaven, and that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God? People who boast of their own good works for salvation are under the impression that they will soon reach perfection.

How does one make a person see who believes that God still heals peoples’ rotten flesh today, yet consult doctors regarding their own physical or mental ailments? Yet they are unable to see their own contradiction.

How does one make a person see that one’s (corrupt, evil, sinful) thoughts do not lead to one getting diseases and sicknesses, but rather the reason for same is that we live in a sin cursed world, in sin cursed bodies? After all, we are fallen creatures in need of a Saviour, not flesh renewing apostate preachers.

How does one make a person see that God isn’t punishing or judging people today for their sins, but rather that He is pouring out His unmerited favour on mankind, and that it is there for the taking by anyone who believes in Christ’s debt payment for their sins, and that men are responsible for their own shortcomings and failures because they reap in the flesh what they have sown in the flesh?

How does one make a person see who enjoys being entertained in a so-called Church Assembly each Sunday morning? Laughing, easy-going, friendly preachers who do not preach the negativity of being lost and hell-bound for eternity. Paul doesn’t call them Satan’s ministers of RIGHTEOUSNESS for nothing.

How does one make a person see who thinks the Head Pastor of a so-called Church Assembly is untouchable with respect to what he believes and preaches? They draw doctrine from Israel’s Old Covenant to back up their theory of not criticizing or questioning God’s anointed, i.e., the Pastors who liken themselves to Israel’s priests and rabbis in times past.

How does one make a person see who is under the impression that giving to a so-called Church Assembly is the correct thing to do and in so doing one will be financially blessed and protected? So why are they themselves still struggling financially after tithing every Sunday?

How does one make a person see the revelation of the mystery who believes solidly in Psalm 91 for their daily protection? “Ten thousand will fall by your side”. Not likely. It’s more likely that if and when you do encounter one other person with a weapon and you so happen to be empty handed, the outcome will be obvious, need I say more?  Psalm 91, one of Israel’s covenant promises ain’t gonna help ya one iota.

How does one make a person see who is ensconded in Pentecostal euphemisms and judgments like labeling those “bitter” who disagree with their line of thinking and believe it’s not about “legalistic doctrine”, but rather that “it’s about love, holding hands and agreeing with one another” with regard to Bible blending, ignoring or being ignorant with respect to dispensational boundaries and lumping it altogether to form a “happy club” where everyone agrees with one another.

How does one make a person see who upholds a perverted Bible version? After all, perverted Bible perversions dumb down right division, not to mention Christ’s deity, and more often than not these same people profess that middle English is difficult to understand, hence their reason for not acquiring, reading and believing the KJB.

How does one make a person see who thinks attending a so-called Church Assembly every Sunday morning makes them stronger, holy and more spiritual and by the time Sunday afternoon arrives, all holiness and spirituality have conveniently flown out the window because reality has sunk in? These people attend church to obtain their weekly or bi-weekly “Holy Spirit” boost because they run out of “Holy Spirit” rather quickly and need to be refueled quite often so as not to lose their good and happy feelings or even their salvation.

How does one make a person see who thinks that one’s thoughts actually make one the person one is regardless of one’s upbringing and inherent personality traits one is born with? “You are what you think”, as opposed to: you are what you believe. You are a member of the body of Christ, complete, saved and sealed because of what you believe.

You are not a member of the body of Christ because you think you are one because you attend a local Assembly once a week and repent of your sins.

The Apostle Paul is correct. Unsaved men and women are unable to discern spiritual things. Explaining Right Division and Israel’s fall and the raising up of the Apostle Paul by the ascended Christ as a chosen vessel to preach salvation to kings, Gentiles and Jews whose doctrine is mutually exclusive to that of the doctrine given to the twelve, or even to that preached by Christ during His earthly ministry is anathema to them because they think the Apostle Paul’s doctrine emphasizes that of the twelve. “He’s just the 13th guy who was chosen to make it all look pretty” because he talks about love in 1 Corinthians 13 and grace throughout his epistles.

They think you’re the one who is stir crazy, belong to a cult and take pity on you because (a) you do not believe in miracles, (b) you do not believe in interesting stuff like prophecies, Bible codes, God raining down His judgment on nations, or (c) we’re living in the end times, so the Antichrist must already be born and he’s one of the leaders of the Gentile European Union which has absolutely nothing to do with Israel’s prophetic program, but rather everything to do with Atheistic, liberal, self-destructing, political correctness.  (The EU, that is).

Their mantra is most likely to be: “You don’t believe in water baptism? But most churches out there baptize with water”, therefore they are right because they’re in the majority and believe the same thing, which must make you wrong, sorry for you, mate, and all their ministers have attended Bible college and you have not, therefore your doctrine puffs you up, whereas their Bible College education makes them humble.  Read : seducers.

This is why one needs to preach the gospel to these people first and foremost. Unsaved men and women do not have a clue as to what 2 Timothy 2:15 means even when you give them Ephesians 1:13 and Galatians 2:7-9, especially when they have a Bible perversion which dumbs down right division. 2 Timothy 2:15 in Bible perversions state to correctly handle the Word of God, which in essence to them means, to continually wipe the dust off it, Not to throw it around, treating it with respect, not sitting on it and definitely not standing on it, and keeping it in a safe place where it cannot be damaged or be used as a door stopper.

Things become even more difficult when unsaved pew warmers have not read the Bible themselves but simply believe what is preached to them from the pulpit and swallow it hook, line and sinker Sunday after Sunday without question, and if they do read the Bible it’s by way of proof-texting to prove their mixed up doctrine. You can make the Bible confirm anything you believe, hence the reason there are so many denominations because “it says so in the Bible”.

One of the worst things a saved Mid-Acts Pauline Right Dividing Dispensationalist can experience during his or her tenure on this earth is having to experience either the death of an unsaved loved one, or knowing that some, if not all of one’s family, not to mention most men will reject the gospel outright in favour of New Age or vain philisophy preached from the pulpits of either mainline, institutionalised denominationalism or other religions, not to mention that some are Atheists.

 

 

 

 

ABOUT ME AND WHAT I BELIEVE : BECAUSE ETERNITY MATTERS

I am a Mid-Acts Pauline Right Division Dispensationalist.

What does it mean to be a Mid-Acts (Acts 9) Pauline Right Division Dispensationalist?

It means the Bible is progressive revelation. God, although His character and principles remain the same throughout the ages, works differently with people during different dispensations.

DISPENSATION is a Biblical word – Ephesians 3. The Apostle Paul was exclusively given the Dispensation of Grace by the ASCENDED Christ of which He was made the Chief Steward of, to dispense the relevant information on how men could now be saved.

God did not deal the same way with Adam & Eve or Noah as He dealt with the Jews. Adam & Eve were instructed not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil but they failed.

Noah was instructed to build a ship and he obeyed God, the end result being that he and his wife and intermediate family were saved from destruction and went on to populate the earth through his 3 sons, Shem, Ham & Japheth.

Today we are instructed to believe the Gospel and to rightly divide the word of truth – 1 Timothy 2:4; 2; 2 Timothy 2:15.

God called Abram out of Ur of the Chaldees and instructed him to leave his land of birth, and his family, although his nephew Lot and his father accompanied him, and that He (God) would make his (Abraham’s) descendants a great country, a light unto the world and He would bless them. They were made a peculiar people with their own set of laws and commandments.

Abram changed his name to Abraham. He believed God through faith alone and was saved – Genesis 15 and Romans 4. Only afterwards was Abraham circumsized – Genesis 17 and “marked” as sanctified – set apart from the heathen nations and God made a covenant with Him.

PLEASE NOTE : God made a covenant with Abraham, Abraham did not make a covenant with God.

Abraham’s descendants were known as Hebrews because Abram belonged to the Hebrew tribe when he lived in Ur, he was a descendant of Shem, and thus a Semite. Semitic.

The Hebrews were set-apart (sanctified) from the heathens by way of being given a set of commandments and laws – namely, the Levitical Law, and the Priests who oversaw and implemented these laws were from the tribe of Levi, hence the name “Levitical law”.

The Levitical Law of which the Mosaic Law (given to Moses on two tablets of stone) is a part of, is made up of 613 commandments in total, and what did Christ tell the Jews during His earthly ministry to Israel? He said, if you break one of these commandments, you’ve broken them all – all 613. James 2:10; Matthew 5:19.

Matthew, Mark, Luke & John, the four synoptic gospels depict Christ’s earthly ministry which was solely to Israel : Matthew 10:5; Matthew 15:24.

Why did Jesus say what He said in Matthew 15:24 and Matthew 10:5? Because in times past, Israel was the light unto the world, Gentiles could only be saved through protelyzing to her faith, namely Judaism. This is also the very reason why Jesus said this in Matthew 15:26: “But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.”

Only when the Gentile woman in question blessed Israel was she accepted.

Gentiles had to prostelyze or bless Israel in times past in order to be saved. This is not the case today, and nor do we have any claim to Israel’s promises. God chose A land – singular, not many lands, and the land in question in the Bible refers to the Kingdom of Israel which is still future. Her tribulation doctrine lies between Hebrews and Revelation. Her perfect sacrifice is the Lamb of God without spot or blemish, not a bull or a goat or a lamb or a dove as in times past. God will again, in a future time, bring her back into the fold and she will inherit her kingdom on earth.

But Israel had a propensity to always follow the ways of the heathen Gentiles and fell into apostasy, they even crucified their Messiah which was the final rejection of worshipping God and following His ways. Read Acts 28. Hence the reason God sent her prophets – to warn her of her apostasy. Today she isn’t a chosen people, she is saved the same way we are : through faith alone in Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross, His burial and His resurrection from the dead on the 3rd day.

Today God is dealing with individual salvation, not nations as in times past. If an individual Jew believes the gospel – he is saved.

Hence the reason why God raised up another Apostle, the Apostle Paul and gave him a different set of “rules” with a different gospel to to that of Israel’s Kingdom gospel, since God had now declared Israel lo-ammi – not His people (Hosea 2), he created an alternative way for the world to receive salvation as He couldn’t give Israel’s Kingdom promises to Gentiles as most of those promises for Israel have not yet been fulfilled, and God doesn’t break His promises as His character and principles never change.

Proof:

Compare Romans 4 to James 2.
Paul says today in the Dispensation of God’s grace we ARE saved (as opposed to will be saved)  by grace through faith without works – Ephesians 2:8-9. What is the object of our faith? The gospel which is noted in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.

How do we know there is more than one gospel (good news) in the Bible? Because we aren’t saved in the same way as Noah was, nor are we saved the same way the Jews were – Galatians 2:7-9. The Gospel of the circumcision was given solely to Israel in order that Gentiles may prostelyze to her faith (times past), and the Gospel of the uncircumcision is given to Gentiles today in order to be saved.

There will however come a time when this dispensation will cease, and God will once again start dealing with Israel and the Kingdom Gospel will come into effect along with their law program.

2 Timothy tells us to rightly divide the word of truth – but what is the word of truth? Ephesians 1:13 tells us what it is. So why does God tell/instruct us to rightly divide the gospel of our salvation? Because there is more than one and we need to believe the right one, the which is in effect during the time we are living.

The Apostle Paul says we are no longer under the law, but under grace. Romans 6:14.

What was the spiritual status of Gentiles under Israel’s Covenant, law-based program? :

Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

1) Aliens from the commonwealth of Israel.
2) Strangers from the covenants of promise.

Gentiles in times past had no claim to Israel’s covenants of promise or the commonwealth of Israel – unless they prostelyzed to Judaism.

And yet there are people today who claim all of Israel’s promises and make covenants with Almighty God.

Grace means God’s unmerited favour upon mankind – unmerited means it’s undeserving.  How is His unmerited favour expressed?  In the gospel of 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.  It’s the object of my faith.  All we need to believe in order to be saved and heaven bound is to believe how that Christ died for our sins, that he was buried and rose again for our justification. Romans 4:25.

Since His grace is unmerited or undeserving – we cannot work for our salvation; we cannot work ourselves into heaven. All we can and must  do is believe His payment for our sins on Calvary’s cross and His resurrection.

Justification means being declared holy or righteous in the eyes of God. It’s what He did, not what we can do or have done.

Once we have believed the gospel we receive God’s imputed righteousness – Philippians 3:9; Galatians 2:16

Once you belief what Christ did for you and you rightly divide the Word of Truth – you will finally understand God’s plan and purpose for your life, and you will also understand the Bible. It will all make sense to you.

Thank you for reading my blog.  My prayer is for you to be saved and come unto the knowledge of truth – 1 Timothy 2:4.  Because eternity matters.

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?