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!
This is a chiasm of the flood that covered the entire Earth. Examine the core idea in gold. I will have more chiasms in the future.
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!
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.
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. Sound Advice to me.
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.