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How to study to understand your Bible
Study the Bible itself, not books about the Bible. The Bible is the best
commentary on Scriptures you can ever find. Don't be identified by someone else’s translation of
what the Bible really means: such as Calvin and Arminius they had their own agendas! But, guess
what, they are both wrong!
2Timothy 2:15. Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
For an understanding of right division check out Miles Coverdale's formula below! Without right division the Scriptures are veiled! It is very easy to see if a church uses right division, if they start the church the body of Christ at Pentecost, they do not use right division!!
Miles Coverdale 1488 to1569
It shall greatly help you to understand Scriptures,
if you mark not only what is spoken or written but,
of whom or to whom,with, what words, at what time,
where, to what intent, and with what circumstances,
considering,what goes before, and what follows after.
Miles Coverdale, was the first man to translate the entire Bible
into the English language. While the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is an accurate record
of events and sayings of men, we must remember: All Scripture is for me. It is not all addressed
to me nor is it written about me.
William R Newell-1868 to1956
You can judge any man's preaching or teaching by this rule:- Is he Pauline? Does his doctrine start
and finish according to those statements of Christian doctrine uttered by the Apostle Paul? No
matter how wonderful a man may seem in his gifts and apparent consecration if his Gospel is not
Pauline, it is not the Gospel; and we might as get our minds settled at once as to that!
Paul calls the gospel of Jesus Christ, my gospel!
Look at the next few verses, they are very important for the understanding of the
Truth of God's Word rightly divided. (Romans 11:13) says, that Paul is our apostle.
(Romans 16:25-26) Says we are established by the gospel that Paul preached. 2Timothy 2:15 tells us exactly how to study the Word of Gods and how to understand what it is saying. And the last two verses
shows us how important Paul's gospel is for life everlasting. (2Corinthians 4:3-4) If Paul's gospel is hid it is
hid to them that are lost, because the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who
do not believe. Notice he has blinded the minds of those who do not believe, not the minds of believers!
Romans 11:13. For I speak to you Gentiles,
inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine
Romans 16:25. Now to him that is of power to establish 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.
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:
2Timothy 2:15. Study to
show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word
But if our gospel be hid,it is hid to them that are lost:
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the
glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
The Gospel of the uncircumcision
1Corinthians 15:1-4 Is the gospel of the grace of God, therefore it is the gospel of our salvation. These four verses very
clearly proclaim that Christ died for our sins, and He was buried then after three
nights and three days in the tomb God raised him from the dead, according to the
Scriptures. (Galatians 2:7-8) Will show to whom the gospel of the circumcision and
the gospel of the uncircumcision were committed.
Galatians 2:7. But contrariwise,
when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as
the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;
(For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision,
the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which
also ye have received, and wherein ye stand
By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached
unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
1Corinthians 15:3. For I delivered
unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins
according to the scriptures;
1Corinthians 15:4. And that he was buried,
and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than
that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
Galatians 1:9. As we said before, so say I now again,
If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
Look once more at verses 8 and 9: This is what we should learn in each and every main service in each and every church on Sundays, or the day that we choose for church! Why should we be learning about the internal operations of this world, and how to get along with the people of this world? Brother's and sister's in Christ we are not of this world. If we learn Paul's gospel of the grace of God, all of these other things will come to us naturally! Do you know what gospel is considered to be another gospel?--- Any gospel that does not have Paul's name in the introduction! William R. Newell hit the nail on the head in his statement above! Check it out!
Circumcision and uncircumcision
Yes, Paul's gospel is to and for the Gentiles, and kings and the
children of Israel.
Because Christ said, Paul is a chosen vessel unto me to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings
and the children of Israel. Yes! Paul was sent to both Gentiles and Jews alike because the ministry of the twelve was being set aside with the stoning of Stephen. Brothers and sisters in Christ we are Gentiles. Paul's
gospel is to us for us and about us, it is the gospel of the grace of God, and it is our gospel! All of Paul's
personally to and for the church the body of Christ.
Concerning the Jews today, God, treats them like Gentiles. A big change is coming during the tribulation with the 144,000 Jewish evangelists.
"What is so unique about Paul"?--- Paul alone was Christ's chosen vessel to bring this new gospel of the grace of God without the law,
to the whole world. Paul had to bring the gospel of the grace of God to the Jews with out the law because the gospel of the kingdom is no longer valid! The church the body of Christ under Paul's ministry there is no difference between Jew and Gentile
we are all one. However, in the kingdom church there is quite a difference, because no Gentiles can belong. Peter and the ten plus James the half brother of Christ were there to Sheppard the little flock through the tribulation.
But the tribulation and the nation of Israel was put on hold and set aside for nearly 2000 years now. Look at these next two verses: To the Jews only!!
Hosea 6:1. ¶ Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
Hosea 6:2. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
Brothers and sisters in Christ we will be gone when Christ binds up his people praise God!
They are different
My friend, God had two valid gospels for a short time, and they were completely different!
They were committed to different apostles. Peter and the eleven's gospel was
under the law, however Paul's gospel was without the law. Neither man preached the other's gospel. Because, my friend
they were completely different!
"even the names are different! "The Gospel of the Kingdom, which is the Gospel of the Circumcision is number one!" The Gospel number two is: "The Gospel of the Grace of God, the Gospel of the uncircumcision!" Paul calls the Gospel that he preached, my gospel! And that is to show a separation between the two. Because, they are different!
The mystery of Christ
Ephesians 3:4. Whereby, when you read,
you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
Lord Jesus Christ chose, Saul of Tarsus later called Paul and saved him on the road to Damascus, and gave him a
different gospel. God also chose Paul to preach this new gospel to the Gentiles, kings and the
children of Israel. Christ revealed this mystery gospel to Paul alone. This gospel had been kept secret
since the world began. (Romans 16:25). My friend Paul was not an egotist or a chauvinist as some
folks like to say. Paul calls the gospel of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the
mystery, "my gospel"! Because it is the gospel that Christ gave him alone to preach! Think about this, why do folks continually, and viciously. attempt to discredit Paul's message?
No need to shout, how could Paul call the gospel of Jesus Christ my gospel, Because, Paul only says, what the Lord Jesus Christ gave him to say, or to dictate to his scribes, such as Tertius who wrote what ever Paul told him to write. How can some folks say Paul is not my pattern, Jesus is my pattern! Do you want to follow
Christ? Then you must do what Christ says! 1Corinthians 11:1 Follow Paul as he follows Christ! Don't they
believe God? Look what the Holy Spirit says, in 1Timothy 1:16, Paul is our pattern for everlasting life.
My friend the only way we can please God: Is by faith, believe what He says!
The Lord Jesus chose the
apostle Paul to be the master builder of His
new church 1Corinthians 3:10, called the body of Christ which is made up of Jew and Gentile alike, it is the church of the one new man. Therefore Paul's gospel of the grace of God is Christ's new gospel for this new
dispensation of the grace of God. A really good reason for Paul calling the gospel that he preached,
my gospel, is to show the difference between his gospel of the grace of God and Peter's
gospel of the kingdom!
Don't forget, all Scripture is God
breathed, therefore God the Holy Spirit is the author of all Scripture. When the Holy Spirit tells a writer to write one thing and another writer to prohibit
or to change what the first writer wrote, that shows a dispensational change. Remember
God is sovereign, He can do or change what ever He wants. Since He is not the god of confusion He
lets us know when He makes a change. However after a change is brought to our attention, then we
become responsible to do it. Stop ridiculing the apostle Paul, and follow his instructions to the church the body of Christ.
Christ revealed the mystery:
The revelation of the mystery teaches that those who believe Paul's gospel of Jesus Christ, are baptized into the body of Christ by the
Holy Spirit without a drop
of water. Therefore we are saved and sealed by the Holy Spirit. How can you ask Jesus to
come into your heart? He does not hear you, until you believe the gospel,
is the only thing you can do that is not a work. Therefore you must believe 1Cor.15:1-4
you are saved. When we believe the gospel, the Lord Jesus will take up residence in
However, He gave us the apostle Paul for a pattern for everlasting life for this new
of the grace of God.
This puts all of mankind on the same level. In other words in the
Christ there is neither Jew nor Gentile, rich nor poor, bond nor free, male nor female,
we are all
one in the body of Christ. Therefore all who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ's finished work on
are baptized by the Holy Spirit and placed into the body of Christ. That is why, God says,
if any man be
in Christ he is a new creation, old things are passed away, behold all things are
become new. Have you ever wondered why
God would tell us to follow the apostle Paul as he followed the
Lord Jesus Christ?
Why didn't God just tell us to follow Christ? Because, we cannot
follow Christ in His earthly ministry, it was only to the lost sheep, of the
Israel. But, the house of Israel is set-aside at this time to await the tribulation. Brother's and sister's in Christ we are not of the house of Israel, therefore we need to follow a different path,
we follow Paul as he followed Christ from heaven. Haven't you read 2Corinthians 4:3-4, it says,
if Paul's gospel is hid it is hid to them that are lost? In all truthfulness when Paul
says, our gospel he is speaking of the gospel given to him alone by the Lord Jesus Christ in
heaven, for the Gentiles, and kings and the children of Israel.
My friend all of the apostle
writings come directly from the risen and glorified Lord Jesus Christ in heaven; every word
is Holy Spirit inspired. In 2Peter 3:15-16. The apostle Peter verifies that Paul's gospel is
Scripture. for that reason I can not over state
the importance of adhering to Paul's gospel. I hope you can understand what I am saying.
Or do you know a better way for the Holy Spirit to say we should follow Paul? Paul said,
if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost. Once more, Paul's gospel is not a part of the gospel of the kingdom that the Lord Jesus and the twelve preached!
The Holy Spirit admonishes us to follow
Paul as he followed the Lord Jesus Christ in heaven as opposed to Christ's earthly ministry. That is why God says, Paul is our pattern for everlasting life. When I first read 2Corinthians 4:3, it really shook me up, because most of the folks I know almost completely ignore the apostle Paul. Then I read 2Corinthians 4:4, and it really opened my eyes. Those who ignore the apostle Paul, the god of this world has blinded their minds to the truth. God says, it is because they do not believe! Then the Scripture says something more frightening than that, it says, they are lost! We can not choose not to follow Paul!
Look!...Peter says, Paul's Gospel is Scripture
2Peter 3:15. and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother
Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you,
2Peter 3:16. as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to
understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.
In this dispensation of the grace of God, the Lord Jesus Christ gave us the apostle Paul as a pattern for everlasting life, along with the gospel of the grace of God for the Gentiles, and kings and the children of Israel. Just look who Peter says, twisted and
distorted the gospel in his day; the untaught and the unstable! these are the very same folks that twist and distort it today, small wonder, wouldn't you agree?
Romans 1:16. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;
to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
The gospel of Jesus Christ for today, only comes through the pen of the apostle Paul. I pray that God will grant you that understanding! Therefore, study to show thyself approved unto God a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. Most of all! Rightly--Divide --the Word of Truth. Please keep in mind, it is impossible to understand the Word of Truth with out the use of right division.
My gospel, was a mystery hid in God
The phrase according to my gospel is used three
times in Scripture. Three other times Paul called it our gospel. Paul is referring to the mystery gospel that the Lord Jesus Christ gave to him alone, for all of mankind. Paul's mystery gospel
is not part of the gospel of the kingdom that the twelve taught. If you want to read
the gospel of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery, then you should read Romans
through Philemon because the mystery gospel is found nowhere else in Scripture!
The mystery gospel was a progressive revelation given to the apostle Paul alone. The Lord Jesus Christ chose Paul to present His gospel before the Gentiles, kings and the children of Israel. Paul
put the gospel of the grace of God in print for all of mankind. He also made it known that all who received this gospel that it comes directly from
the risen and glorified Lord Jesus in heaven. Paul's gospel is the preaching of Jesus Christ according
to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret hid in the mind of God since the world began.
The Lord Jesus had twelve apostles and the whole nation of Israel that He could have
used to bring the Gentiles to Himself but, Israel would not believe. Therefore, Paul an apostle, not of
the twelve, chosen out side of the nation Israel, thereby putting a separation
or partition between the gospel of the kingdom and the
mystery gospel of the grace of God. Now, Christ's message of salvation has changed, He has turned to the Gentiles through the apostle Paul without the law. Furthermore Christ never commissioned the twelve to preach the mystery gospel
of the grace of God.
If the twelve could have won all Israel first, then, they could have preach the gospel of the kingdom to every creature. The gospel of the kingdom was Christ's earthly
ministry to the Jews only, but it could have been for the whole world if, the nation of Israel would have believed and became a nation of priests. Since they did not believe, God chose, the apostle Paul out side of the nation of Israel for the Gentiles and, kings and the children of Israel, and gave him a different gospel for the whole world, this new gospel also includes the nation of Israel. After the salvation of Saul of Tarsus the worlds stage became level at the cross.
The gospel that Paul calls our gospel is the mystery gospel of the grace of God that Christ gave to him by revelation. The
Lord Jesus Christ taught the twelve the gospel of the kingdom when He walked with them here
on earth. But that gospel,
was to none but the lost sheep of the
house of Israel, under the law. Because of the law, Christ could have nothing to do with the
Gentiles during His earthly ministry,
the Gentiles were aliens from the commonwealth of Israel;
they were without God in the world and they had no hope.(Ephesians 2:12).
From heaven God chose Paul
to be the spokesman for this new dispensation of the grace of God, therefore Paul is
the apostle of the Gentiles, he is our apostle. Paul's ministry
is one of reconciliation, which came directly from the risen and glorified Lord Jesus Christ in heaven.
For that reason it is the only gospel for the world today. All of the other Scriptures are for our learning, only Paul's message is for our appropriation. Paul said, he did not receive his gospel from any man! He received it from the risen and glorified Lord Jesus Christ in heaven! Christ gave Paul a better and different gospel for the Gentiles, and kings and the children of Israel.
The Holy Spirit
inspired Paul to call the gospel that he preached, "my gospel". Therefore do not be deceived Paul's gospel is not the same gospel that Christ and the
twelve preached while Christ was here on earth. They preached the gospel of the kingdom, which is the gospel of the circumcision, nevertheless that gospel, has been set aside, by God to await the tribulation. Paul's gospel is for all of mankind, and it is the gospel of the pure grace of God. We do not know Christ after the flesh, if we are in Christ we are a new creation.
Paul's gospel is not the same
I believe that in order to separate the gospel of the grace of God from the gospel of the kingdom; God put a lack of
understanding on the part of the twelve. But God gave the twelve just enough understanding to know that Paul's
gospel was Scripture. God did not want the twelve to preach or to pervert
Paul's gospel. The gospel of the kingdom was not Paul's.
Because, the gospel of the kingdom was under the Mosaic law, therefore it is for Jews only, nevertheless, due to their unbelief, God set their gospel aside to await the tribulation.
Don't be confused! Before the conversion of the apostle Paul the Gentiles were lost and without hope. The Gentiles had no part in the covenants of promise made with the house of Israel. Look at Ephesians 2:12-13.
Lost, without hope, but now!
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:
Ephesians 2:13. But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
The twelve failed to win all Israel!
We know that the
twelve failed to win all Israel first to
Christ, therefore one year after Christ's ascension their program and the nation was set aside in unbelief according to the parable of the fig tree. The Lord Jesus Christ chose a new apostle in Acts 9:15 for the Gentiles, kings and the children of Israel. God saved the
apostle Paul outside of the nation of Israel and appointed
him as the apostle of the Gentiles. Don't forget, the
Lord Jesus Christ is our Savior. However, the apostle Paul is our
pattern for everlasting life.
Therefore we should become completely familiar with all
of Paul's writings. Do not neglect the other Scriptures, they are for our learning. 2Corinthians 4:3-4,
are two verses that we almost always ignore, some so called Christians
stay in the Old Testament and the four Gospels. For some strange reason they seem to avoid the apostle Paul like the plague.
But don't forget, God the Holy Spirit tells us that Paul is our apostle and we will be rewarded by adhering to Paul's teachings. If you do not understand or if you do not believe the next three verses, look very closely at verse four, it very clearly tells you why!
2:16. In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ
according to my gospel.
4:3. But if our gospel be
hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4:4. In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the
light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
A very good question: What
gospel is Paul talking about? It is not the gospel of the kingdom. It is, a different gospel, it is the gospel of
Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery that was hid in God since the world began. It is the only gospel for the entire world today!
2Timothy 3:16. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Timothy 3:17. That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
So,which gospel does God say follow? It is perfectly clear to me and hopefully to you as well, we should follow the gospel of the grace of God that Paul calls my gospel.
Because it is the gospel of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret hid in the mind of God since the world began. When Paul says lost, frankly,
he means exactly that, because if Paul's gospel
is hid from you, you are lost. But, why do folks still say,
Paul's writings should not be in our Bible. If that's your
persuasion may I caution you read(2Corinthians 4:4)! There is no other Scripture given under heaven where by we can be saved.
As I have said, many times before, there is no salvation for the Gentiles in any other
Scriptural writings, only the apostle Paul's writings which are to and for the Gentiles. Do you understand that Christ's earthly ministry was only to the Jews to fulfil the promises made to the fathers? The gospel of the kingdom did not include the Gentiles. This changed only after Christ's death, burial, resurrection
and ascension back to the Father. Only then could Christ send salvation to the Gentiles, and it is apart from the law of Moses. According to
Ephesians 2:12-13, without Paul's gospel of the grace of God we would still be lost and in our sin.
Peter said, in, 2Peter 3:16, all of Paul's writings are Scripture. You
might want to look at 2 Peter 3:15-16 again. 2Corinthians 4:3-4 calls for a more careful examination, of what we believe because our knowledge
of Paul's gospel is imperative. I ask you, is Paul's gospel hid from you? You must first believe 1Corinthians 15:1-4, then you should ask the Lord to open the eyes
of your understanding that you might believe Paul's gospel. Then you should read 2Corinthians 4:3-4 again. Can you see any
other way to read these verses? Well never the less, to me, this message is crystal clear!
Here is a breakdown of 1Corinthians 15:1-4. Paul delivered the gospel to us,
also he tells us that He got it from the Lord Jesus Christ. Then verse
two tells us we
are saved by this gospel. Verse three tells us that Paul was instructed to tell us that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures and verse four finalizes what we must believe
to be saved. My friend, Paul's gospel
is definitely not the gospel of the kingdom; that so many so-called
Christians today cling to. The gospel of the kingdom is not ours. Verses
three and four tells us that Paul
got his gospel, from the Lord Jesus Christ in heaven. Here is where we find the reason for his death burial
Christ died on the cross for the sins of the whole world. The apostle Paul's instructions were to
teach the Gentiles that Christ died for our sins, and that He was buried in a tomb for three nights and three days, but God raised Him from the dead on the third day. Christ remained on earth with His apostles and instructed them for 40 days. He ascended back to the Father's right hand where He makes intercession for us both day and night. My friend if you do not know Christ and He does not know you, you will never understand the gospel God has for you rightly divided.
Paul warns us, not to be ignorant!
said, do not be ignorant, or untaught, and do not be deceived. In the dispensation
of the Grace of God, no one can be
saved through the gospel of the kingdom. We are unified through Paul's gospel: one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all. God gave us one gospel
preached by one apostle. Therefore Paul's gospel is the only gospel for our salvation and for the salvation of the whole world today. The kingdom gospel
has been set aside to await the tribulation. The Church the body of Christ will not have any part of the tribulation.
Ephesians 4:5. One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Ephesians 4:6. One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
1:5. For our gospel came
not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy
in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we
were among you for your sake.
1Thessolonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
2Thessolonians 2:14. Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 15:4. For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Paul's Basic Gospel
My friend 1Corinthians 15:1-4,
is the only gospel for salvation for the entire world today. You must understand
that without Paul's gospel, Romans through Philemon you can not be saved in the dispensation of the grace of God! Again, Paul's gospel is
the gospel of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery. How do you take Jesus into your heart? A better way to explain what happens is: Believe in Christs finished work on the cross and you are saved. Of all of the Biblical writings today, foremost we should cling to the writings of the apostle Paul, they are to us for us and they are about us.
For sure the gospel of the kingdom is gospel number one: That gospel began to be preached by John the Baptist, then Christ and the twelve. But, that gospel is no longer valid after Acts 7, with the stoning of Stephen, but it took 30 or so years to be completely phased out. Gospel
of the grace of God is gospel number two: It is Paul's gospel of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery, therefore Paul calls it my gospel!
It is for the salvation of all mankind the requirements are simply: believe in the Lord Jesus Christs' finished
work on the cross and you are saved.
The Scripture tells us that Christ spent forty days here on earth teaching the twelve, that He was seen of over five hundred people at one time then He ascended back to the Father's right hand to make intercession
for us. When
Paul says, according to the Scripture, he is of course referring to
the Old Testament Scriptures. Therefore, we must not neglect the Old Testament,
it is for our learning! We are admonished by the Holy Spirit to study the Scripture to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman that needs not be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of Truth. Paul brings alot of the Old Testament to our attention, by rewriting it for us.
2:15. Study to show thyself
approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly
dividing the word of truth.
we rightly divide the Word of Truth we study the entire Bible separating Paul's writing's from the gospel of the kingdom, and separating the nation Israel from the church the body of Christ. Follow Coverdales template when you study the Scriptures.
That will give you a much better understanding of the Scriptures. Again according to Romans 15:4 all the other Scriptures are written for our learning, but not for our salvation. The apostle Paul's gospel alone is for our salvation. So don't turn Romans 15:4 into 2Timothy 3:7
The one new man's confession of faith
Christ's heavenly message through the apostle Paul alone. I believe in Christ's finished work on the cross. That He died for our sins, that He was buried then after three nights and three days in the heart of the earth God raised Him from the dead, He ascended back to the Father's right hand to make intercession for us day and night. The
requirements were different for the Jews until Acts 28:28, but now we are all the same. Here
are several verses, that will help explain what believe on the Lord Jesus Christ
Romans 11:13. For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine
Romans 16:25. Now to him that is of power to establish
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.
15:1. Moreover, brethren, I declare unto
you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye
have received, and wherein ye stand;
15:2. By which also ye are saved, if ye keep
in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed
15:3. For I delivered unto you first of all
that which I also received, how that Christ died for our
sins according to the scriptures;
15:4. And that he was buried, and that he rose
again the third day according to the scriptures.
2:11. For the grace of God
that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Why there will be no Excuse!
No one will be excused at the Great White Throne judgement . My friend there is no other Scripturesxs Old or New Testament except Paul's writings that contains the
secrets of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery that was hid in God since the world began. God revealed it to the apostle Paul, by the risen and glorified Lord Jesus Christ in heaven.
Now the mystery gospel belongs to
the church, the body of Christ.
Look at this next verse, it tells us how God deals with His secrets.
29:29a The secret things
belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed
belong unto us and our children for ever...
The mystery gospel has been revealed to us, now it belongs to the church the body of Christ till He comes.
2Timothy chapter two and verse eight confirms that Jesus was
of the seed of David and that He was raised from the dead according
to Paul's gospel. Why does Paul restate all the pertinent Old Testament Scriptures
for us in his epistles? Personally I
believe it is because the Holy Spirit intended to give us the complete gospel for salvation in the writings of the Apostle Paul. God gave us
history in the Old Testament; and the four gospels. Paul gave us the gospel of the grace of God in his epistles. Therefore we have the complete
gospel for the world today.
We can not say the Old
Testament is not for me. Because, Paul quotes nine of the ten commandments
for our use, These commandments are the moral code for society, without them there would be chaos. Remember the entire Bible is for
our learning, but, Paul's writings are for our appropriation.
Romans 15:4. For whatsoever things were written aforetime
were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
I can see no other choice than to follow Paul as he followed the Lord Jesus Christ in heaven. These instructions were given to
us after Christ's death, burial, resurrection and ascension back to the Fathers right hand.
The ministry of the twelve has been set aside for now, awaiting the tribulation.
Then the gospel of the kingdom, will be restored and it will be preached in all the world by 144000 young Jewish evangelists during the tribulation.
The Church, The Body Of Christ, is the one new man
2Corinthians 5:16. Wherefore henceforth
know we no man after
the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet
now henceforth know we him no more.
2Corinthians 5:17. Therefore if any man
be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
One of the biggest stumbling blocks in all of Christendom
today seems to be: How do we follow the Lord Jesus Christ? Sadly the majority
of Christendom has chosen to follow Christ in His earthly ministry. However, that ministry was finally set aside in Acts 28:28 and it is no longer valid. Paul tells
us, we do not even know Christ after the flesh. Therefore, neither Jew nor Gentile can have any part in that ministry today.
Look! No More Water Baptism!
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.
1Corinthians. 11:1. Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
Do not forget, our baptism
is without water, it is silent, it is performed by the
Holy Spirit, at the moment of salvation, we are all baptized into the body of Christ. This is the ONE
Baptism spoken of in Ephesians 4:5 and 1Corinthians 12:13.
4:5. One Lord, one faith,
1Corinthians 12:13. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
Some folks keep reminding us that Paul
did baptize some, and that is correct. But, he stopped when the Lord Jesus
showed him it was unnecessary. Paul's helpers did not baptize
in his place as some folks would have you believe, because water baptism is not for the church the body of Christ.
The reason being, our
sins are washed in the blood of Jesus Christ, not in the waters of baptism; the waters of baptism can not wash away sin for today. We
are Ambassadors for Christ. But we are not the nation of Israel, nor
are we that Royal Priesthood. We must not claim promises
made to the fathers, frankly because we are not Jews.
Thank you for reading this page. I try and keep it updated and I am always looking for better and clearer ways to say what I have already said. My goal is to make Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery better known through Paul's gospel of the grace of God. I wish you the best in Christ.
One last thought I would like to say about Paul, before I go: Since I have been telling you about Paul many folks keep saying that Paul was a very stubborn and reluctant follower of Jesus Christ, that he usually did not do what God said and he paid dearly for his disobedience. Christ, told Ananias Paul is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. Why would God send him to the children of Israel? Because the ministry of the twelve was set aside after the stoning of Stephen. Read the Parable of the Fig Tree! Now maybe you can show me where God says Paul is disobedient. My friend it's just not in the Scripture!
I am not talking about the Scripture that tells Paul what will happen when he obeys his calling! Such as:
Acts 21:11. And when he was come unto us, he took Paul’s girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.
Brothers and sisters in Christ if Paul had not have gone into Jerusalem this prophecy could not have come to past. According to secular history, eleven of Christ's twelve Apostles for Israel were martyred! But, Paul was not one of the twelve and he too was martyred. I read, where a well known evangelist from yesteryear, declared that Paul was martyred because of his disobedience to God! --- Therefore wouldn't that mean that they all were disobedient to God if that is why God allowed them to be martyred? I'm pretty sure that was not the reason for their martyrdom nor was it the reason for Paul's martyrdom either! Rightly divide the Word of Truth, then enjoy the Truth.
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