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      I Corinthians 11:17-34: "Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse. For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's Supper. For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come."

      INTRODUCTION

      Historic Baptists, true Baptists, have believed in and still believe in closed communion. Baptists impose upon themselves the same restrictions that they impose on others concerning the Lord’s Supper. Baptists have always insisted that it is the Lord’s Table, not theirs; and He alone has the right to say who shall sit at His table. No amount of so called brotherly love, or ecumenical spirit, should cause us to invite to His table those who have not complied with the requirements laid down plainly in His inspired Word. With respect to Bible doctrines we must always use the scripture as our guide and practice. For Baptists, two of the most important doctrines are Baptism and The Lord’s Supper. These are the only two doctrines we recognize as Church Ordinances. The Bible is very clear in teaching how these doctrines are to be practiced and by whom.

      We only have two ordinances that we must never compromise or we risk our very existence, they are Baptism and The Lord’s Supper.

      The moment we deviate from the precise method God has prescribed we have started down the slippery slope of error. True Baptists have held fast to the original doctrine of The Lord’s Supper from the time of Christ and the Apostles.

      Unfortunately, in this day of what the Bible describes as the age of luke warmness, Baptists are becoming careless in regard to strictly following the pattern laid out for us in Scripture. Many of our Bible colleges are graduating otherwise sincere, Godly and dedicated pastors and teachers who have not been taught the very strict, biblical requirements that surround the Lord’s Supper. Any Bible college that neglects to teach its students the differences surrounding Closed Communion, Close Communion and Open Communion is not simply short changing its students; it is also not equipping their students to carry on sound Bible traditions. The result is men of God and churches that fall into error. And as we will see, this is serious error.

      Should we as Baptists ignore the restrictions made by our Lord and Master? NO! When we hold to the restrictions placed upon the Lord’s Supper by our Master, we are defending the "faith which was once delivered to the saints" Jude 3.

      The Lord’s Supper is rigidly restricted and I will show this in the following facts:

      IT IS RESTRICTED AS TO PLACE

      A. I Corinthians 11:18 says, "When ye come together in the church." This does not mean the church building; they had none. In other words, when the church assembles. The supper is to be observed by the church, in church capacity. Again this does not mean the church house. Ekklesia, the Greek word for church, means assembly. "When ye come together in the church," is when the church assembles.

      B. When we say church we mean an assembly of properly baptized believers. Acts 2:41-42: "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers."

      The church is made up of saved people who are baptized by immersion. In the Bible, belief precedes baptism. That’s the Bible way.

      Acts 8:12-13, "But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done."

      When we say properly baptized, we mean immersed. No unbeliever should take the Lord’s supper, and no non-immersed believer should take the supper. Those who are sprinkled are not baptized and cannot receive the supper. The Greek word for baptize is baptizo, and it always means to immerse.

      "In every case where communion is referred to, or where it may possibly have been administered, the believers had been baptized Acts 2:42; 8:12; 8:38; 10:47; 6:14-15; 18:8; 20:7. Baptism comes before communion, just as repentance and faith precede baptism".

      C. The Lord’s Supper is for baptized believers in church capacity: "When ye come together in the church," again not a building, but the assembly of the properly baptized believers.

      D. The fact that the Lord’s Supper is a church ordinance, to be observed in church capacity, is pointed out by the fact that it is for those who have been immersed and added to the fellowship of the church.

      E. The Lord’s Supper is never spoken of in connection with individuals. When it is referred to, it is only referred to in reference to baptized believers in local church capacity I Cor. 11:20-26).

      I want to quote Dr. W.W. Hamilton,

      "The individual administration of the ordinance has no Bible warrant and is a relic of Romanism. The Lord’s Supper is a church ordinance, and anything which goes beyond or comes short of this fails for want of scriptural example or command".

      “The practice of taking a little communion kit to hospitals, nursing homes, etc. is unscriptural and does not follow the scriptural example.”

      IT IS RESTRICTED TO A UNITED CHURCH

      A. The Bible in I Cor. 11:18 is very strong in condemning divisions around the Lord’s table. For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
      19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
      20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.

      There were no less than four divisions in the Corinthian church.
      I Cor. 1:12: "Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ."

      Because of these divisions, it was impossible for them to scripturally eat the Lord’s Supper. Division in the local church is reason to hold off observing the Lord’s Supper. But there are also other reasons to forego taking the Lord’s Supper. If there is gross sin in the membership we do not take it. Here is scriptural evidence for this: 1Co 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us:
      8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
      10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. 11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

      B. At this point, I want to ask these questions: Are there not doctrinal divisions among the many denominations? Is it not our doctrinal differences that cause us to be separate religious bodies?

      IT IS RESTRICTED BY DOCTRINE

      A. Those in the early church at Jerusalem who partook "continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine" Acts 2:42. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

      B. Those that do not hold to apostolic truth are not to partake. This means there is to be discipline in the local body. How can you discipline those who do not belong to the local body? You can’t. The clear command of scripture is to withdraw fellowship from those who are not doctrinally sound.

      II Thes 3:6: "Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us."
      Rom. 16:17: "Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them."
      To commune together means to have the same doctrine.
      II Thes. 2:15: "Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle."
      II John 10-11: "If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds."

      C. Some Baptists in our day have watered down this doctrine by practicing what they call “Close Communion.” By this they mean that they believe that members of another Baptist church may take communion with us because they are of the same beliefs. Once again, this is unscriptural.

      The welcome to the Lord's Table should not be extended beyond the discipline of the local church. When we take the Lord’s Supper there is supposed to be no gross sin among us and no divisions among us. We have no idea of the spiritual condition of another church’s members. If there is sin or division in the case of this other church’s members, we have no way of knowing it. We cannot discipline them because they are not members of our church. This is why we practice “Closed” communion, meaning it is restricted solely to our church membership. 
      So then, in closing I would like to reiterate the three different ideas concerning the Lord’s Supper and who is to take it. 
      Closed Communion = Only members of a single local church. 
      Close Communion = Members of like faith and order may partake. 
      Open Communion = If you claim to be a Christian, or simply attending the service, you may partake. 
      It is no small thing to attempt to change that which was implemented by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
      Mt. 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 
      Many of our Baptist churches have a real need to consider the gravity of the act of observing The Lord’s Supper. It is not a light thing that is to be taken casually or without regard to the spiritual condition of ourselves or our church.
      1Co. 11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

       28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

       29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

       30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

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1 hour ago, E Morales said:

Forehead…  😁 
 

I still think everyone should get vaccinated, you have nothing to loose. 

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And this is what all of these debates are about period! Where do we get our world views and current events from?
Those whom believe that the reprobate main stream media is the truth, follow that media. Those whom can discern good from evil, do not.
 
 
 
 
 

POLL: 4 out of 5 Democrats have already been turned into COVID “obedienc...

A new Axios-Ipsos poll has found that 82 percent of all Democrats in the United States are willing to wear a mas...

 

Why is the question: The answer is easy, these main stream outlets, television programming and constant propaganda commercials all tickle their lifeless ears and tell them that there is no God whom will judge them later. That they are not accountable to anyone for the life they live. That God's Word is homo, trans and xenophobic. The main stream media is Satan's "world" view in every Scriptural sense of it.

All main stream "news" outlets support, promote and celebrate the satanic lies of Godless sodomy, transsexual deviance, murder in the womb on demand, etc. Seems some want to follow, believe and defend the reprobates, citing these sources constantly on these forums as factual. These are the same ones whom label independent news whom espouse traditional Bible based values as conspiracy theorists. It goes with how the world has fallen away now. 

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2 hours ago, E Morales said:

Forehead…  😁 
 

I still think everyone should get vaccinated, you have nothing to loose. 

That's your opinion, and you welcome to it. Many believe the DO have something to lose and choose NOT to get the vaccine. We're not telling others NOT to get vaccinated..yet others still want to PUSH their OPINION on others to get the vaccine.

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I do not condemn those who do get the vaccine - yet, as more as more time goes on, I am more and more reluctant to get it. I do not like the enforced vaccination (and the view that you are not doing your part to make society safe by following along with the crowd), and I have seen and heard about too many who had serious complications. This totally fits with this time according to Daniel 2:

Daniel 2:40-42 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.

We are not in the time of the 10 toes (that is the final seven year rule of the antichrist, the 10 kings of the final kingdom - or final form of the last kingdom would be a better way to state it), but we certainly are at the bottom of the legs at this time. They are enforcing their iron rule to make everyone comply or make them seem like they are a lesser citizen, then start ostracizing them and taking away their rights. Yes, that is a reality we are hearing about now in North America, let alone what they are enforcing on other countries of the world.

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1 hour ago, E Morales said:

There is better results to those that get it. Not 100 percent, but still very good. That’s why I said, nothing to loose.

Many of us have seen and have had friends and loved ones who have experienced otherwise. If you've gotten the vaccine...good for you...but those of us who HAVEN'T gotten vaccinated probably never will because of what we've seen and experienced through watching people we know.  They have a LOT to lose by taking the vaccine as research and the VAERS site will reveal.

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2 hours ago, BrotherTony said:

Many of us have seen and have had friends and loved ones who have experienced otherwise. If you've gotten the vaccine...good for you...but those of us who HAVEN'T gotten vaccinated probably never will because of what we've seen and experienced through watching people we know.  They have a LOT to lose by taking the vaccine as research and the VAERS site will reveal.

November, I mentioned will probably go to a lockdown, by the end of the year. Look like it might be..  Be Safe

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The powers that be will never allow a good crisis to go to waste. Having succeeded in keeping us separated from others, even family and demanding that we wear a mask; they are not about to give up that kind of control over their "subjects".

So, another lock down? Could be, it would be in line with total control. They have already caused thousands of businesses to close up shop and gone a long way toward wrecking the economy of the entire world.

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Covid will not go away. Corona viruses never do. They just hide out in animals until they strike again. We'll have to learn to live with Fauci's man-made virus. Lockdowns are not the answer and cause more severe long term problems.  Remember, the survival rate is still over 98%.

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10 hours ago, E Morales said:

November, I mentioned will probably go to a lockdown, by the end of the year. Look like it might be..  Be Safe

A lockdown may indeed be suggested, but that doesn't mean we have to follow it, especially if we know that it's about control. Civil disobedience isn't necessarily a bad thing when the government/powers that be are wrong! And, they ARE wrong!

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1 hour ago, BrotherTony said:

A lockdown may indeed be suggested, but that doesn't mean we have to follow it, especially if we know that it's about control. Civil disobedience isn't necessarily a bad thing when the government/powers that be are wrong! And, they ARE wrong!

What does the Bible says about following orders from the government, and who established the government. Give to Cesar that is of Cesar, and that of the Lord, to the Lord. Should we disobey our government, Bro. Tony.

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12 minutes ago, E Morales said:

What does the Bible says about following orders from the government, and who established the government. Give to Cesar that is of Cesar, and that of the Lord, to the Lord. Should we disobey our government, Bro. Tony.

Yes, in certain instances we should, and this is one of them. My body doesn't belong to the government...it belongs to God, and none of the lefts twisting of words, or "Christians" twisting of Scriptures will change what the Bible says. We ought to obey GOD rather than men. We're commanded to take care of our bodies as the temple of God, where the Holy Spriit indwells us. Context and content, @E Morales

Christians consistantly disobeyed the Roman government concerning the teaching of the cross. If we listened to and followed command the government gave us, Christianity would be much, MUCH smaller today than it is. It wouldn't have spread throughout the world. 

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23 hours ago, E Morales said:

Forehead…  😁 
 

I still think everyone should get vaccinated, you have nothing to loose. 

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Uh… except your health and your life. There’s been a ton of side effects that aren’t commonly reported, and the VAERS system has more reported deaths from the Covid vaccine in one year than all other vaccines put together over the past 30 years of tracking. 

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19 hours ago, Salyan said:

Uh… except your health and your life. There’s been a ton of side effects that aren’t commonly reported, and the VAERS system has more reported deaths from the Covid vaccine in one year than all other vaccines put together over the past 30 years of tracking. 

I am sorry, but I’ve not heard of these reports you mention. I do make sure that the news I listen to, are not from Facebook. To much fake news there.

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1 hour ago, E Morales said:

I am sorry, but I’ve not heard of these reports you mention. I do make sure that the news I listen to, are not from Facebook. To much fake news there.

VAERS isn't a "facebook" news item..In fact, FB usually tries to block statistics FROM VAERS! Maybe you should check them out.

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VAERS is the Vaccine Adverse Effect Reporting System. It's a bit of a slog going through the data, but it's all right there. https://vaers.hhs.gov/

If you are listening to pretty much any mainstream news, you are being fed false information. I was sitting in a dentist's office with a TV for half a hour last year, and couldn't believe how wrong the data was - and how much fear mongering they were doing! Every report I heard and constant banners reinforced the false narrative. 

I had the privilege of helping with the Alberta Boots Project this weekend. Last Monday, December 13, Alberta Health Services (which runs ALL healthcare in Alberta), put all unvaccinated staff on unpaid leaves of absence. Paramedics, firefighters, nurses, doctors - even admin assistants, and outside groundskeepers.  The project collected boots from over 700 of these (many, many more) health care and emergency workers to display them on the grounds of our provincial Legislature building to represent the empty shoes these people are leaving behind. 

I spent Saturday afternoon helping a bunch of volunteers working on the project - mostly paramedics forced out of work due to this mandate. The stories they were telling! First hand accounts of friends who took one dose and were instantly paralyzed - the number of severe adverse effects occurring immediately after vaccination before the person can leave the clinic! - the increased cases they responded to. One paramedic said that for the last three months, the first question she's been asking at the scene was 'When was your last vaccination.' After listing to this for just a few minutes, you understand why they refused to be vaccinated - these are the front line health workers seeing the problem for themselves! They worked through Covid - hailed as heroes - and are now being forced out of work. This isn't 'facebook reporting', GloryLand, this is front line experience. And how!  We tracked the combined years of experience represented - at the 653 shoe mark it add up to 10,000 years of health care experience. I can't even...

Oh, and while we were working, news came that a paramedic friend from southern Alberta had died. He had had a heart attack, and no ambulance was available to respond in time.  We've had ambulance shortage problems already - but how many more will we have with the loss of thousands of health care workers and paramedics?

Here's the link - these pictures will break your heart. 
https://www.facebook.com/AlbertaBootProject/?ref=page_internal

Oh, and these empty shoes? They belong to my retired pastor's wife - a midwife for 29 years. 
May be an image of footwear and text that says 'ALBERTA 1043 BOOT PROJECT'

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Seems the Swedes really do have Stockholm Syndrome. 

https://summit.news/2021/12/01/video-some-swedes-are-getting-vaccine-passports-on-implantable-microchips/

Oh and China Joe Bribem has an important announcement tomorrow to bumble through. Can't wait.....

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4 hours ago, Salyan said:

VAERS is the Vaccine Adverse Effect Reporting System. It's a bit of a slog going through the data, but it's all right there. https://vaers.hhs.gov/

If you are listening to pretty much any mainstream news, you are being fed false information. I was sitting in a dentist's office with a TV for half a hour last year, and couldn't believe how wrong the data was - and how much fear mongering they were doing! Every report I heard and constant banners reinforced the false narrative. 

I had the privilege of helping with the Alberta Boots Project this weekend. Last Monday, December 13, Alberta Health Services (which runs ALL healthcare in Alberta), put all unvaccinated staff on unpaid leaves of absence. Paramedics, firefighters, nurses, doctors - even admin assistants, and outside groundskeepers.  The project collected boots from over 700 of these (many, many more) health care and emergency workers to display them on the grounds of our provincial Legislature building to represent the empty shoes these people are leaving behind. 

I spent Saturday afternoon helping a bunch of volunteers working on the project - mostly paramedics forced out of work due to this mandate. The stories they were telling! First hand accounts of friends who took one dose and were instantly paralyzed - the number of severe adverse effects occurring immediately after vaccination before the person can leave the clinic! - the increased cases they responded to. One paramedic said that for the last three months, the first question she's been asking at the scene was 'When was your last vaccination.' After listing to this for just a few minutes, you understand why they refused to be vaccinated - these are the front line health workers seeing the problem for themselves! They worked through Covid - hailed as heroes - and are now being forced out of work. This isn't 'facebook reporting', GloryLand, this is front line experience. And how!  We tracked the combined years of experience represented - at the 653 shoe mark it add up to 10,000 years of health care experience. I can't even...

Oh, and while we were working, news came that a paramedic friend from southern Alberta had died. He had had a heart attack, and no ambulance was available to respond in time.  We've had ambulance shortage problems already - but how many more will we have with the loss of thousands of health care workers and paramedics?

Here's the link - these pictures will break your heart. 
https://www.facebook.com/AlbertaBootProject/?ref=page_internal

Oh, and these empty shoes? They belong to my retired pastor's wife - a midwife for 29 years. 
May be an image of footwear and text that says 'ALBERTA 1043 BOOT PROJECT'

I've read VAERS is a notorious under reporter of vaccine casualties. 

I am not a anti-vaxxer.  In recent years I've gotten Prevnar, shingles, swine flu (H1N1) and tetanus vax. I get the flu shot every year. But I do not trust this vax. Any vax the government says you must take yet makes itself immune to lawsuits as well as burying the vaccines safety record for 75 years I do not trust.

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51 minutes ago, SureWord said:

I've read VAERS is a notorious under reporter of vaccine casualties. 

I am not a anti-vaxxer.  In recent years I've gotten Prevnar, shingles, swine flu (H1N1) and tetanus vax. I get the flu shot every year. But I do not trust this vax. Any vax the government says you must take yet makes itself immune to lawsuits as well as burying the vaccines safety record for 75 years I do not trust.

VAERS can only report that incidents that are reported to them. They don't go researching physicians records for incidents of possible incidents. It's not their job to do so. 

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      BUT THE LAW OF MOSES DID DEMAND MY LIFE
      WOULD JOSEPH MY BETROTHED MAKE ME HIS WIFE
      I THOUGHT ON THESE THINGS WITH SO NEEDLESS FEARS
      BUT A DREAM HE RECEIVED ENDED ALL FEARS
      MY FLESH SAW CORRUPTION MY BONES THEY DID ROT
      MY PAPS ARE NOT HOLY SO TRUST ME NOT
                                              3
      THEN MY SOUL DID REJOICE IN GOD MY SAVIOR
      HE SCATTERED THE PROUD AND BLESS ME WITH FAVOR
      O’ THE RICH ARE EMPTY, THE HUNGRY HAVE GOOD THINGS
      FOR THE THRONE OF DAVID WOULD HAVE JESUS THE KING
      BUT BEFORE I DELIVERED THE MAN CHILD OF OLD
      CAESAR WITH TAXES DEMANDED OUR GOLD
      TO THE CITY OF DAVID JOSEPH AND I WENT
      ON A BEAST OF BURDEN OUR STRENGTH NEAR SPEND
      NO ROOM AT An INN, BUT A STABLE WAS FOUND
      WITH STRAW AND DUNG LAID ON THE GROUND
      MY FLESH SAW CORRUPTION MY BONES THEY DID ROT
      MY PAPS ARE NOT HOLY, SO TRUST ME NOT
                                                  4
      MY MATRIX WAS OPEN IN A PLACE SO PROFANE
      FROM THE GLORY OF GLORIES TO A BEGGAR’S DOMAIN
      SO WE WRAPPED THE CHILD GIVEN TO THE HEATHEN A STRANGER
      NO REPUTATION IS SOUGHT TO BE BORN IN A MANGER
      HIS STAR WAS ABOVE US THE HOST OF HEAVEN DID SING
      FOR SHEPHERDS AND WISE MEN WORSHIP ONLY THE KING
      BUT HEROD THAT DEVIL SOUGHT FOR HIS SOUL
      AND MURDER RACHEL’S CHILDREN UNDER TWO YEARS OLD
      BUT JOSEPH MY HUSBAND WAS WARNED IN A DREAM
      SO WE FLED INTO EGYPT BECAUSE OF HIS SCHEME
      MY FLESH SAW CORRUPTION MY BONES THEY DID ROT
      MY PAPS ARE NOT HOLY SO TRUST ME NOT
                                               5
      SO THE GIVER OF LIFE, THE ROCK OF ALL AGES
      GREW UP TO FULFILL THE HOLY PAGES
      HE PREACH WITH AUTHORITY LIKE NONE BEFORE
      PLEASE TRUST HIS WORDS AND NOT THE GREAT WHORE
      HER BLACK ROBE PRIEST FILL THEIR LIPS WITH MY NAME
      WITH BLASPHEMOUS PRAISE, DAMMATION AND SHAME
      THERE ARE NO NAIL PRINTS IN MY HANDS, MY BODY DID NOT ARISE
      NOR, AM A DEMON OF FATIMA FLOATING IN THE SKY
      THERE IS NO DEITY IN MY VEINS FOR ADAM CAME FROM SOD
      FOR I, AM, MOTHER OF THE SON OF MAN NOT THE MOTHER OF GOD
      MY FLESH SAW CORRUPTION MY BONES THEY DID ROT
      MY PAPS ARE NOT HOLY, SO TRUST ME NOT
      6
      FOR MY SOUL WAS PURCHASED BY GOD UPON THE CROSS
      FOR MY SINS HE DID SUFFER AN UNMEASURABLE COST
      I WILL NOT STEAL HIS GLORY WHO ROSE FROM THE DEAD
      ENDURING SPIT AND THORNS PLACED ON HIS HEAD
      YET, IF YOU WISH TO HONOR ME THEN GIVE ME NONE AT ALL
      BUT TRUST THE LAMB WHO STOOL IN PILATE’S HALL
      CALL NOT ON THIS REDEEMED WOMAN IN YOUR TIME OF FEAR
      FOR I WILL NOT GIVE ANSWER NEITHER WILL I HEAR
      AND WHEN THE BOOKS ARE OPEN AT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE
      I AMEN YOUR DAMNATION THAT TRUST NOT HIM ALONE
      MY FLESH SAW CORRUPTION MY BONES THEY DID ROT
      MY PAPS ARE NOT HOLY, O’ SINNER TRUST ME NOT

                       WRITTEN BY BRO. WEST
       
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