PAUL: CHOSEN VESSEL TO GENTILES


Jesus: I have a question for the 12 of you, and, Peter, shameful. Why are you humming, I’m number one? When I send you out where are you not to go? The Gentiles, which I’d like to talk to you after  class. NO GENTILES PETER. CASE CLOSED! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leviticus Chiasm


Historical Reasons: It gives the historical background for the remainder of the Bible. Theological Reasons: It establishes such principles as redemption and sacrifice. Religious Reasons: It teaches us about worship.

How about a Leviticus chiasm to finish our examination of this fascinating book? The centerpiece of Leviticus is the day of atonement. Remarkable!

The Third Person of the Triune Godhead- 1


With all the nonsense circulating around various churches about the Holy Spirit counterfeit known as the Kundalini spirit I thought I would bring some clarity to the Forefront. The Holy Spirit is not a force. I went to a Congregational Church once where a teacher described the Holy Spirit as the force that is with you. I nearly fell out of my chair when she said that and I immediately corrected her although I don’t think she believed me. Why this new counterfeit spirit is needed is beyond me. Therefore I have decided to do another series on the personhood of the Holy Spirit. Stay tuned.

WHERE IS PETER?


 I have a question for you? If  the Apostle Peter  was a big shot in Rome becoming a bishop or even the first  ever Pope that  Paul would have included him in his list of names from Romans 16:1-16?  Yet, no mention of his name?

Why? Here is the list. Could it be that he was busy witnessing to Jews as Jesus had commanded him to do in Matthew 10:15? This is VERY compelling evidence why Peter had nothing to do with the RCC.  If he had been anything to the ministry of Paul, his name would be on this list!

This Isn’t Rocket Science Folks


THE CHURCH IS NOT SPIRITUAL ISRAEL. Those that believe this are not rightly dividing the word of Truth. God has promised an Everlasting Covenant with Israel.

My second graphic is concerning the body of Christ. This was our position until Paul came on the scene. The body of Christ did not have an Everlasting Covenant with God, Israel did and still does. How do I know this?

Like the Apostle Paul, I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery. Presently Israel has been hardened IN PART until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. In part! This is not rocket science people! Israel yet has a future.

There is not just Israel and the Gentile as many replacement people seem to believe.

Here there are three entities those being the Jews, the Greeks, or the Church of God. Three folks, not two. Those that rightly divide the truth know that Israel is found in times past and yet future. The body of Christ is but now. Read Ephesians 2 and 3. To the body of Christ the entire Bible is for our learning but for the doctrine of the body of Christ it is found solely in the Pauline Epistles.

Israel is under the prophecy program whereas the body of Christ is under the mystery program. That is why for Israel there is much to come.

Again this is not rocket science folks. Don’t make it so!

Peters Weak Ministry


Where was the boldness of the Apostle Peter In this regard? Instead of acting like a spiritual lion he seemed more like a shrinking violet lamb. Christ said he was to tend his sheep and he was. The circumcised sheep. He dealt with Jewish believers quite well. Gentiles? As long as they were not with his Jewish buddies well. But when his pals came around, scripture says he withdrew from them because he feared his a Jewish buddies.

Paul could not tolerate the weakness of Peter and the truth of the gospel. If they were all one in Christ Jesus, why was Peter acting aloof in regard to Gentiles. Was that a yellow streak running down his back? Peter affirmed that Paul was inspired but difficult to comprehend. Just as he had trouble comprehending Christ and his gospel, he also had difficulties with the gospel of Paul. To Peters credit, he did comprehend the gospel to Jewish believers. That is probably why Jesus told the 12 NOT to go to the Gentiles in Matthew 10:5 and why He told Peter to feed and tend His sheep being Jewish believers. When Peter did what he was told to do, he was an outstanding apostle.

The Solution to Denominations


IMG_20180107_215610wpid-wp-1443676802367-600x600 If we would all listen to the words of the Apostle Paul, we would need no division. The body of Christ is to speak the same thing. Even denominations themselves don’t do this. Reformed Presbyterians are completely opposite of the Presbyterian Church USA. And that is but one example. Instead we listen to the council of our ruling bodies of Any Given denomination.image_editor_share_1435067848414 Sound Advice to me.

Matthew 5:2-10: A Chiasm


This is a chiasm of Matthew 5. The core idea is the center verse. Chiasms help you to understand scripture better. The Old Testament has more than the New Testament. If you have a scripture that you are having a hard time understanding let us know by way of a comment and we will try to find a chiasm to help you to understand the scripture better.

FAITH VS WORKS- 3


Examine the two sections carefully as the one for James supports the RCC system.  Catholics do works because it is part of their religious rituals. When Christ said, It is finished, they don’t take Christ at His word. Mormons and Catholics add to Gods words. By grace ye have been saved by faith, it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast PLUS ALL THAT WE CAN DO. Each likes to say that they keep the Law or at least try to. If you fail at just one, you fail them all. Catholics strongly want to be justified to law. Sorry guys, you Catholics keep tripping over your halos. You, like Peter couldn’t comprehend the gospel that saves, can’t comprehend the two audiences in question here. The Jews followed the law through the times of Christ and the 12. James 2:10 says that can’t be done. Here’s some extra learning graphics for you.

SYSTEM OF LAW. • Perfect law-keeping required (2:13; Gal 3:10) • Salvation by meritorious works (4:1-5) • Allows for boasting (4:2-4) • No forgiveness. • No one can be saved (3:20) SYSTEM OF FAITH. • Active faith required. • Salvation by grace through Christ. • Boasting excluded (3:27) • Forgiveness for imperfections. • Both Jews and Gentiles can be saved. JEL–ROM 3-16.

Obedience for salvation Faith in Christ alone. Lordship salvation Free Grace salvation. Human merit/effort No human effort. Keep Mosaic Law Not under Law. Results: NO SALVATION SALVATION/ ET. LIFE.

Faith vs Works- 2


There are two gospels in play here. Peter and his gospel is directed at the Jews according to Galatians 2:7-9. Paul’s gospel comes through the revelation of Jesus Christ to him directly. Where is water baptism found in Paul’s gospel? In fact, where are any of the RCC Sacraments? Yet Paul’s gospel is the one by which ye are saved. When Jesus gave that same gospel to Peter, he rejected it causing Christ to say, Get thee behind me Satan. Pope Francis says that Paul was the greatest missionary ever! And in Acts 9:17-18 guess who is the one that earns priesthood succession? Paul and not Peter. It is a true saying under the gospel of Peter to the Jews. The Catholic epistles- Hebrews thru Revelation- were written to Jewish believers. Who was James written to? James 1:1- The 12 Tribes of Israel! Paul’s gospel is faith plus nothing!

In Part three, I will have some closing thoughts.

Jesus Came to His Own and His Own Rejected Him- John 1:11


In Jesus Christ’s entire earthly Ministry, He only ministered to two Gentiles. Romans 15:8 says, Jesus Christ ministered to the uncircumcised or to the Jewish people.The first

In Matthew 10:3-6 Jesus sent his disciples to the lost sheep of the House of Israel and not to the Gentiles or Samaritans. Those were his Specific Instructions to the 12.

Please note that his  ministry was primarily to the Jewish people including the Gospels. He called one Gentile woman a dog in Matthew 15. Can you imagine the reaction to that today? He’d be called out on every Network. But Gentiles in his day were often called a dog. In fact in the Jewish Talmud Gentiles are referred to as less than a pig. Some Jewish people believe that yet today. Not very complimentary to be sure.

In my next posting on this issue I will turn to the Gentiles and their program with God. What you have seen here today is Israel’s program to God which runs from Genesis to the middle of the book of Acts and then again from Hebrews through Revelation. The body of Christ references from Romans to Philemon.