Jump to content
Online Baptist
  • Welcome Guest

    Tired of all the fighting that goes on in facebook groups? Are you ready for a community where you can talk about things of God and the Bible without getting branded a heretic? Well, we are glad you found us. Why don't you give us a try and see how friendly and different we are. - BroMatt

Devotionals

  • entries
    91
  • comments
    154
  • views
    35,899

Contributors to this sermon

Acts 15:1-11 We are NOT Israel (Separation of Church and State) Whole Bible Baptist Preaching

Often we hear many say that the church is the true Israel and Christians are the true Jew. While there is an interconnected relationship between them in God's service, Acts 15 makes it clear these are separate and distinct Institutions of God. Failure to keep Israel and Church separate will ultimately lead to compromising the Grace of God given towards the Gentiles and Church, which are in Christ, apart from the Covenant Nation of Israel.

Acts 15 shows certain men, Judaizers, who believed Christian salvation was only for those in the Convent Nation of Israel, by the circumcision of Moses and fellowship with God by keeping the Law of Moses. Paul, Barnabas, Peter, and James, knew that the Covenant of Israel, that the Jews, kept was separate and distinct form salvation and the other nations were never under obligations to keep that Covenant and after much discussion the Jerusalem church agreed with this understanding.

In this sermon we show why we stand for a clear separation of Church and State Covenants in both Old and New Testaments. Particularly that Israel is not the church and Gentile Christians are not Jews unless they enter into the Covenant of Israel by the Law.

We also show how the errors of Keeping the law "for salvation" or "to keep salvation" or "to keep in fellowship" or to "prove our salvation" are derivative of this error of the believing Pharisees. Rather we show how living by true FAITH is better than any LAW. We also give the example of Paul the Apostle to show that he kept the covenant of his own Nation of Israel, as an obedient Jew, even while teaching the gentiles were under no obligation to do so.

We also show also show how James, Pastor of the church in Jerusalem, supported this practice of Jewish obedience to the covenant, while supporting the freedom of the Gentiles not to be.

Preached: July 29, 2018 Sunday Night. By Pastor John Young, at Edgecliff Baptist Church, Spokane Valley, WA. https://www.facebook.com/EdgecliffCBC/
(Please like, share, and subscribe to the channel for more Bible Sermons!)

 



1 Comment


Recommended Comments

Very good message on the history of circumcision, started by Abraham and the patriarchs, (John 7:22 & Acts 7:8), and the distinction between Israel and the church.

I enjoyed your exposition concerning this matter, Acts 15, circumcision, the nation of Israel, the Gentiles who get saved, and salvation through faith.

Your exposition of Acts 13:39; 21:20-29; 24:1-21; and 26:1-8 and Galatians 1:13-24, is commendable.

Share this comment


Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Sermon Stats

    • Total Sermons
      61
    • Total Entries
      263
  • Sermons & Devotions

  • Blog Comments

    • Walking down an aisle and repeating a rote prayer; or being baptized as an infant, does not save anyone. Gavin Newsome considered himself a "Christian" because he was raised a Catholic and attended mass. This is the hypocrisy of this loser Mayor who had issued same-sex marriage licenses. He needs to REPENT and to truly be born again!!! God Bless!
    • I invited a Christian brother over for supper once and asked if he would say Grace, and he said "sure, I'll say it . . . Grace and Amen!" My blood was boiling, and so I had a word with him afterwards because I didn't want to embarrass him in front of his wife.
    • I didn't even know that this website had devotionals until a few days back. As mentioned by Alan, it is the Father who does the "pruning" so that we can bring forth MORE fruits in due season. And in that parable -- Jesus said that we can do NOTHING unless we "abide" in Him. The Roman Catholics and their pedophile priests put so much time and effort into "purifying" themselves, when all the while they're heaping judgment unto themselves with their self-righteousness which is a stench in the nostrils of our Lord God. God Bless!
    • Good devotion on modesty, clothing, shame and Titus 2:9
    • Good sermon and an excellent lesson in sound doctrine. It is sad that liberal thinking is so easily acceptable and comfortable to receive and live by.  Its no wonder that some churches fall so easily and  the congregation is made weak.    Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Gal.6:1 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: Eph. 4:13
    • Thank you for uploading the sermon on Acts 15:12-41. I appreciate what you said at the conclusion, "All the while the primary goal is not to harm and keep pure the gospel ministry, in spite of any unresolved personal differences. "  
    • Very good message on the history of circumcision, started by Abraham and the patriarchs, (John 7:22 & Acts 7:8), and the distinction between Israel and the church. I enjoyed your exposition concerning this matter, Acts 15, circumcision, the nation of Israel, the Gentiles who get saved, and salvation through faith. Your exposition of Acts 13:39; 21:20-29; 24:1-21; and 26:1-8 and Galatians 1:13-24, is commendable.
    • I should have had three sermons for Acts 15 but didn't so basically this is two sermons in one. The first part we dealt with James use of scripture supporting Peter's testament and conclusions and around the forty minute mark transition to how they were to resolve the issue with their sister church in Antioch.
    • Thank you for uploading the sermon.
    • Thank you for posting this sermon BroMatt. He does an excellent job of bringing out the concept of "All things work together for good, to them that are the called according to His purpose. Although he never actually mentions that verse, the concept is there in his assertion of "what I do now thou knowest not, but thou shall know later".
×