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The Power Of The Law
  
David, I honestly don't know if the same person wrote 1st and 2nd Peter. I'm not an expert on ancient writings but I do know that the writer of 2nd Peter does not witness to the apostleship of Paul, although he calls him a beloved brother, he does not call him an apostle of Jesus.

Did some people impersonate others in the bible or tamper with their writings? Could that be why God gave fair warning not to do so with the book of prophecy called Revelation? Rev. 22:18-20. I believe so.

There is an interesting conversation that Jesus has with Peter in John 21:14-23. He tells Peter that others would carry him where he would not want to go....


The Power Of The Law
  
David, you said "A fool gets his knowledge from man, the wise....from God." Exactly. That is why my teacher is the Holy Spirit and not Paul. John 14:26.


The Power Of The Law
  
"If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true." John 5:31-38. God requires 2 or 3 witnesses. Paul can not be his own witness.

Paul admits to lying at least twice so I don't think I'm being harsh to say he tells falsehoods for he wrote to the Corinthians that "being crafty, I deceived you with a lie" and to the Romans "if through my lie God's truth abounds to His glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner?" Really? Does lying ever bring glory to God?

And who calls himself an apostle of Jesus Christ on almost every letter he writes if not Paul. Rev 2:2.


The Power Of The Law
  
David, thanks for your kind and gentle response.

Luke wrote the book of Acts and much of the information given to him would have come from Paul as Paul was his mentor. Paul doesn't have any witnesses to his conversion that he ever brings forward to tell what they saw or heard and at one point he appeals to Cesar rather than bring forward those men on the road with him or Ananias. Why does Paul appeal to Cesar and not God if he is a chosen vessel of Jesus? I could go on but the word limit does not allow it and if you can't see it then nothing I say will change your mind. Matt 13:36-43.

2nd Peter was most likely not written by Peter. You can check that out for yourself and some scholars believe it was tampered with.


The Power Of The Law
  
Actually, those under "the law of Moses" didn't keep the law out of fear or love because they didn't keep it at all. At one point God wanted to wipe them all out and start over again by making a kingdom from the seed of Moses. Exodus 32:9-10.

John 14:21 does not say anything about salvation thru grace nor does it say no one can keep the commandments of God. It does say that those who keep His commandments are the ones who love Him and that Jesus will reveal Himself to them. The way this works can be seen in John 3:18-21.

It breaks my heart to see the falsehoods of Paul meshed together with the words of Light and Truth. John 18:37.


What Is The Judgement
  
Jesus is speaking in spiritual terms in Matthew 25, in regard to the sheep and goats. The sheep feed spiritual truth to the hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, etc. Truth from the word of God, while the goats feed them with lies they have learned elsewhere, "feed my sheep". John 21:14-19.

"And these (the goats) shall go away into everlasting punishment but the righteous into life eternal" Matt 25:46. The righteous know the truth and share it. Righteous?...yes, that is what Jesus called them, not me.

The goats think they have the truth but they are blind and naked and miserable, etc. Rev 3:14-22.



What Is The Judgement
  
Christians don't believe in the judgment because they have already judged themselves as saved or born again. Jesus very simply and clearly tells us that it is His Words that will judge us and if we do not believe them (His Words) those same words, the Words that He has spoken, will judge those who rejected them, in the last day. John 12:44-50. This is the white throne judgment.

When He appears in the clouds, He knows who His sheep are and His sheep know Him. And He will separate the sheep from the goats, the sheep have been judged already, so yes, in that sense there is a judgment occurring in Heaven right now where the High Priest makes atonement for His Kingdom.


The Power Of The Law
  
We are under the law of the ten commandments. Jesus makes this clear in Matt 5:17-20, Matt 19:16-26 and Matt 22:35-40. The 10 commandments of God are also the commandments that Jesus kept and the ones He is telling us to keep in John 15.

The ten commandments is the covenant that binds us to God. Duet 4:14.

Paul never met Jesus and according to Paul's own words he learned nothing from Jesus' disciples. Whatever Paul saw out in the desert, it was not Jesus. Matt 24:23-27.


Bound By Ten Commandments
  
John, what do you believe Jesus meant when He said, "For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath Day"?

You are correct that the Scribes and Pharisees were trying to trick and condemn Jesus and His disciples. What do think Jesus was teaching in Matt 12? Why did He tell them they had condemned the guiltless? His disciples had not done anything that was not lawful. Right? Some people today do the same by asking, do you drive to church on the Sabbath, do you pick up something that has fallen on the floor, do you cook, do you do this or that?


Bound By Ten Commandments
  
Cluny, Matthew 12:1-25 and John 5:1-18.


Bound By Ten Commandments
  
John, and yet Jesus never told the Scribes and Pharisees that He was keeping the Sabbath and the other nine commandments for them, instead He corrected them in the way of Sabbath keeping. If they could not possibly keep the Sabbath, why would Jesus bother to correct them and why would He lead them on to believe they could?


Bound By Ten Commandments
  
In the New Testament Jesus was accused by the Scribes and Pharisees quite a few times of breaking the Sabbath and on at least one occasion they sought to lay hands on Him for it. Did Jesus break the Sabbath? Did His disciples break the Sabbath?


Bound By Ten Commandments
  
Jesus tells us several times that He and His Father are one which leads me to believe that the commandments of God that Jesus kept are the same commandments that He tells us to keep if we love Him.

A new commandment does not do away with the ten commandments of God. To understand why Jesus gave a new commandment to His disciples we can go back to John 13 where He first gives them the new commandment "A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this shall All Men know that You are My Disciples, if You have Love One to Another". John 13:31-35. By keeping this new commandment, Jesus' followers would be known to all men as His disciples.


Bound By Ten Commandments
  
Kathr, God made the oath, I committed/promised to the keeping of His ten commandments.

Your argument is not with me, but with God. "For this commandment that I command you today is Not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach." Duet 30:10-20, 1st John 5:3.


Bound By Ten Commandments
  
Kathr, God made the oath, I committed/promised to the keeping of His ten commandments.

Your argument is not with me, but with God. "For this commandment that I command you today is Not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach." Duet 30:10-20, 1st John 5:3.


Bound By Ten Commandments
  
Kathr, the only Words I savor proceed from the mouth of God. Duet 8:3, Matt 4:4, John 12:43-50.


Bound By Ten Commandments
  
Does anyone understand that the covenant that God made with His people and sealed with an oath was the ten commandments?

"It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man." Matt 15:1-20.

"Why do you break the commandment of God by your tradition?" Matt 15:1-20.

"But in vain, they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." Matt 15.


Bound By Ten Commandments
  
The ten commandments is the covenant between God and His people. Duet 4:12-16. And God also said, "That thou should enter into covenant with the Lord thy God, and into His oath, which the Lord thy God makes with you this day."...and "Neither with you only, do I make this covenant with this oath but with him who stands here with us this day before the Lord our God and also With Him who is Not Here with us This Day". Duet 29, John 17:20.

The dietary laws are not part of the ten commandments and were for the time and place wherein the Israelites were living.


Bound By Ten Commandments
  
Josef, the words you quoted were written by Paul and do not reflect the Word of God. "For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you nor is it out of reach." Duet 30:11-20, 1st John 5:3.

"But if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments." Matt 19:17.

"For truly, I say to you, until Heaven and Earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until All is accomplished." Matt 5:18.

"Heaven and Earth will pass away but My Words will never pass away." Matt 24:35.



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