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  1. And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; 1 Cor 9:20 To a strictly "Jewish" audience, Paul would of course pursuaded them that the "Kingdom" (on earth) was still available to them as a Nation, and opened up the Old Testament to them.
  2. Yes, I'm sure that Paul had occasion to address his kinsmen, as the promised Kingdom (on earth) was "at stake". It is understandable that 2 Peter 3:15-16 would be mentioning this. However, the revelations given to Paul by the risen Christ, from heaven, seem to far surpass any "revelations" given to the other Apostles ("hard to be understood"). And unto the Jews I [Paul] became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; 1 Cor 9:20
  3. There is only "one means" of salvation; however, the Body of Christ is SEALED by the Holy Spirit. Abraham "had the gospel preached to him" - Gal 3:8 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them [Israel in the wilderness]: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. Hebrews 4:1-2
  4. For example, it is blatantly obvious to some here that some elements of Augustinian (RCC) "Replacement Theology" have even crept into the IFB ranks. As also in all his [Paul's] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest [wrestle], as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 2 Peter 3:16
  5. I find it somewhat amusing that so many just "assume" (because it is often repeated and repeated to them) that the Tribulation immediately follows the Rapture. I also find it somewhat amusing that many simply "assume" that those saved in the first half of the Tribulation and those saved in the second half (ie: Great Tribulation) are "saved" in the same manner, or that there one and only one "Rapture". If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles 1 Corinthians 14:37-38
  6. I have no problem discerning the obvious contradictions and the reason that many such "contradictions" exist.
  7. Most "assume" that after the Rapture that the world will immediately go into the Tribulation. hmmmmmmm Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. Acts 2:38 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As also in all his [Paul's] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest [wrestle], as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 2 Peter 3:16 File under: "Wrestling with Paul's Epistles"
  8. A better question might be: are there any epistles that are written to (set aside for) a "future" group of disciples that will have to endure the Tribulation (following the Rapture)? Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Yea, but, but, but: Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
  9. the things that I [Paul] write unto you are the commandments of the Lord 1 Corinth 14:37b As also in all his [Pauls] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 2 Peter 3:16 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I [Paul] have laid the foundation 1 Cor 3:10a But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. (not from any man... including "the twelve") For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the [direct] revelation of Jesus Christ. Gal 1:11-12
  10. 2 Thess 2:8-9 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 2 Thess 2:4b so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 2 Thess 2:11b God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
  11. Daniel 11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. 2 Thess 2:3-4 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
  12. It's not unusual for a prophecy to have a "partial fulfillment" and then a yet future "fulfillment". For example, in Acts 2 Peter says "But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel". Note that the Holy Spirit did not say that this is a fulfillment of Joel's prophecy, but that it was "spoken of" by the prophet. Paying very close attention to "the details" often reveal things we otherwise might miss or "gloss over". Of course, if you are a preterist, then it is necessary for you to somehow find that all prophecies have been fulfilled.
  13. "Rightly Dividing" really is the key to understanding what applies to you and where you fit into God's plan. I just left a IFB church because the pastor has no clue, he plucks verses out of context, mixes and matches them and "throws them in a blender" and calls that his Spirit inspired "sermon". No wonder his "congregation" are a bunch of immature "sheep" that have no understanding.
  14. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: John 16:8At some point in time, you will be confronted by the Holy Spirit and then you must either turn-away (harden) or turn-to Jesus ("die"). When you "die", you will then be "reborn" by the Holy Spirit. I see a recognition of your absolute sinfulness & the Holiness of God,but beyond that, I don't see any "works" necessary for salvation. At the point of receiving the Holy Spirit, you are "sealed unto the day of redemption"and "baptized" by the Holy Spirit into the Body of Christ. If you died right then, you would be as "saved" as you ever would be.
  15. You do err, not knowing the scriptures Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.Here in Acts 3, Peter is preaching the Gospel of the (Earthly) Kingdom to Israel. The Messiah must remain in "heaven" until Israel repents.Heaven is the destiny of the Body of Christ. Israel will receive its King & Priest when they repent. They will repent at the end of the Tribulation, and Jesus will return to earth. And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. Exo 19:6a
  16. "Repent and be baptized" was the message to Israel. Peter continues in Acts with the proclamation of John the Baptist. This command is for Israel. This command does not apply to the Body of Christ. When you try to apply instructions for Israel to the Body of Christ, then you err.
  17. In the case of John the Baptist, "repent and be baptized" applied to Israelites. They had a lot to repent about, as they were chosen by God and given the Scriptures and the Prophets. This message was to prepare Israel for their Messiah. So, in this case, "repentance" required "works" (as illustrated in the Gospels and Acts, as well as the Hebrew Epistles... like James).
  18. Catholics practice "mental reservation", which is just another name for lying ("with good intentions"). Muslims practice the same thing - lying to you in order to accomplish a worthy goal. It's called "deception". The Pope is a Jesuit, but he takes the name of St. Francis (who many consider to have been born-again). A wolf in "sheeps" clothing.
  19. 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. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I [Paul] also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 1 Cor 15:1-4 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. Gal 1:6-7
  20. That's a prophecy, not a "gospel". When witnessing, do you tell people that the "snake's head" is gonna get crushed?
  21. That is the mechanism, not "the gospel".
  22. So you are saying that the "gospel" preached to Adam is the same gospel that Paul preached. You are saying that Adam knew the name Jesus. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Rom 10:9 Oh look... Nonic and Mountain agree with you.
  23. Peter preached the Gospel of the Kingdom, the Gospel of the Circumcision in Acts 3: Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Jesus was the Minister to the Circumcision: Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: [ie: Jewish patriarchs] Romans 15:8 As long as the Temple stood, the Gospel of the Kingdom was preached to the Nation Israel. As well, the Gospel of the Kingdom ["Millennium"] will be preached by believing Jews during the Tribulation. It looks like a lot of people just haven't got "the memo"... it really helps to "rightly divide" 2 Tim 2:15. Now, as far as the Body of Christ (composed of Jew+Gentile), the Gospel of Grace applies... for this dispensation. (Paul's point in Galatians).
  24. Many IFB churches teach two gospels because there are two gospels [includes Ruckman].. The 4th Century Catholics declared there is but one Gospel and that the Church ("spiritual Israel") replaced true Israel. Remnants of "Replacement Theology" are rampant even among so-called IFB churches. But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, [Paul] as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter; Galatians 2:7 The Gospel of the Kingdom was preached by the "Sect of the Nazarenes", aka "the Church of the Firstborn", headed up by "the twelve" in Jerusalem. Certainly with the destruction of the Second Temple in 70AD, this ceased. But not to worry, the Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached during the Tribulation by believing Jews ("true Israel"). The Gospel of Grace was revealed to Paul and preached to the Gentiles, as we are seated in heavenly places with Christ - Eph 2:6 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; Eph 3:1-3a
  25. It takes "detective work" with the help of the Holy Spirit to uncover a lot of truth that is in the Scriptures. How many times have I seen folks just "gloss over" a truth as if it wasn't even there. Being creatures of habit, many often just "parrot" what they have heard others say. The Bereans were more nOBle than the Thessalonians because they diligently searched the Scriptures.
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