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Explain James 5:19-20
Acts 8:1 And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem, and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.
James 1:1, James a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting
Peter 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered
"To the Jew first" until Acts 31:27,28

Explain James 5:19-20
To explain James 5:19,20, you must discover the audience of a book to whom is the author speaking?
The first verse is a clear and inspired statement of James' audience. The twelve tribes refers to the nation Israel (Gen 49:28, Deut 1:23, Exo 28:21, Josh 3:12).
A Bible student worth his salt understands Pauls doctrine of a Gentile inclusive church:
Col. 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew..."

How To Speak In Tongues
God is not the author of confusion, but it is confusion when tongues are spoken so that no one understands, or when the interpretation confuses the prophecy and mystery of Christ.
If you can speak in tongues then speak for the glory of God making all men see the fellowship of the mystery (1 Cor 14:32).
If you cant speak the truth of the Bible rightly divided with your tongues, then you are not Gods gift to anyone.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Tim 2:15

Should We Break The Law
kathr4453 on 9/3/18
As usual, when you are confronted over your ignorance of a subject, you start with your capitals, which only shows more ignorance. Since you never served you know absolutely nothing about the subject.

Should We Break The Law
Each member of the US armed forces, have a job to do, and they do it, knowing what might happen. Simply doing your job does not make you a hero.

Should We Break The Law
I'ts amazing how some on here really show their ignorance commenting on subjects they have no clue about.
Kathr4453, When and where did you serve? If you didn't you are way out of your league, with your ignorant comments

Should We Break The Law
//Are you saying that any soldier who survives a war is no hero, that all veterans are cowards?//
I am a veteran, I survived, I did my best, I am no hero, but I can show you some 58,000 heroes, that gave all they could. BTW, are you a hero?

Should We Break The Law
The real heroes of that war we lost are the 58000 names on the wall. No heroes came home from that war.

Are Christians Gullible
God did everything necessary to save your soul by the cross of Christ. If there is something left for God to do for you, then he hasn't done it all, and you are not complete in Him. Without the truth, people believe lies, and become gullible.
If you believe the grace of God is sufficient, then the Bible says you are complete in Christ, (Col 2:10, 2 Cor 12:9).
When you hear something that is too good to be true, ask yourself, is this what the Bible says when rightly divided. If its not the Bible rightly divided, then it is highly suspect if not a lie (Rom 3:4, 2 Tim 2:15-16).

Dont believe everything you hear. Compare what you hear to the Bible rightly divided. Then choose to believe your Bible.

Are Christians Gullible
It's easier to persuade someone to believe an outrageous story than persuade them to believe the Bible rightly divided. People are gullible.
I remember the story of the boy who came back from heaven? There was even a book.
No doubt you have heard stories of miraculous healing. Gullible people believe them. They believe most everything they hear.
One man years ago claimed to have healed hundreds of thousands, and that all that came to him were healed. The dead were raised, the blind see, the lame walk, the infirmed were healed.
Study the Bible rightly divided for yourself.

How To Speak In Tongues
Tongue talking was a tool given by God for understanding doctrine.
Without understanding speaking in tongues (languages) becomes a performance serving to puff up the speaker (1 Cor 14:4).
Paul explained tongue talking was insignificant in the church if it lacked understanding (1 Cor 14:19)
I've never heard one who claims to supernaturally speak in tongues speak doctrine with an understanding of Jesus Christ according to the mystery.
We still have some claiming to speak in tongues, not knowing what they are saying, could be they are cursing instead of praising.

Good Works For Salvation
I have noticed over the years, if anyone disagrees with you, you start with your disrespect.
Your degrading and denigrating, simply shows your ignorance.

Good Works For Salvation
Some passages aren't the same.
Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us
Intelligent students check facts before making an application.
Fact: the kingdom gospel and the gospel of the grace of God are different.
Fact #1: Paul preached Christ dying for our sins, his burial, and resurrection. 1 Cor 15:1-4
Fact #2: Christ sent the 12 to preach the kingdom gospel. Luke 9:6
Fact #3: The twelve didn't understand the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ while they were preaching the gospel of the kingdom. Luke 18:31-34

Good Works For Salvation
//That is just a blatant lie. There are NO Apostles and prophets who come AFTER PAUL//
Practice a little respect please.
Prophesying doesn't always mean predicting the future.
Paul, traveled ministering his gospel, others were recruited by the Spirit to help.
Study, the Spirit gave gifts of prophecy and positions of apostleship to others after Paul in the newly revealed church of Christs body. (1 Cor 12:10 1 Cor 12:28)
Timothy, Silvanus, and Epaphroditus are all called apostles by Paul (1 Thess 2:6, Phil 2:25).
It was these Spirit filled church apostles who also prophesied mystery truths as they were laying the foundation of the early church wherever they were sent (Eph 2:20).

Good Works For Salvation
Compare scripture with scripture
None of the twelve apostles of the kingdom were apostles of the boC. The foundation they laid was according to prophecy. The twelve were apostles of Israels twelve tribes in their earthly kingdom.
The 12 didn't know the mystery when they were sent with their gospel. They didn't know Christ needed to die, they didn't know the preaching of the cross (Luke 18:34).
The Spirit gave the Twelve understanding of what the prophets spoke since Pentecost, not a word about the mystery kept secret. (Acts 3:21, Acts 3:24 vs. Rom 16:25).
Paul was first to receive the mystery of Christ, the apostles and prophets who have knowledge of the mystery come after Paul as part of the church not Israels kingdom.

Good Works For Salvation
Rom 16:25 clearly written to the boC Acts 3:21 to Israel
Is the gospel the cross or the kingdom? Mark 1:14-15 & 1 Cor 15:1-4
Was the cross glorious or shameful? Acts 3:13-15 & Gal 6:14
Was the gospel known or kept secret? Rom 16:25 & Acts 3:21
Did the twelve understand the gospel or not? Luke 9:2 & Luke 18:34
Do we follow the gospel of the kingdom or of Grace? Luke 9:2 & Acts 20:24
Who is speaking? who is the audience? what is the context?

Good Works For Salvation
Some seem to think all the OT prophets knew of the cross work of Christ, yet the 12 that spent 3 years with him didn't know Mark 9:31,32
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are gospels of prophetic fulfillment.
Many prophecies are fulfilled in what are called the four gospels. The phrase that it might be fulfilled litters their pages.
It was good news to Israel that the prophetic time was fulfilled for the appearance of their Messiah and the soon coming of the kingdom.
Contrasting, Paul doesn't use the phrase that it might be fulfilled even once.
The gospel Pauls preached is called a mystery (Eph 6:19), and wasn't spoken by the prophets(Rom 16:25

Good Works For Salvation
Jesus in his earthly ministry and the the twelve preached the kingdom gospel.
Peter preached according to prophecy spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began (Acts 2:36, 3:21)
Peter taught things spoken by the prophets and Paul taught things kept secret from the prophets.
The prophets didn't know Gentile salvation would occur from Israels fall (Rom 11:25). Also kept secret was the new body of believers being created which was separate from the nation of Israel (Eph 3:6).
The prophets spoke about a promised land given to a chosen nation ruling in an earthly kingdom in Jerusalem, Paul spoke of Jews and Gentiles reigning in heavenly places judging angels (Eph 2:6).

Good Works For Salvation
This mystery of Christ is distinct from what was spoken of by the prophets since the world began concerning Christ (Acts 3:21, Rom 16:25, Eph 3:1-3).
The mystery salvation is the gospel of Christ: (Paul's gospel 1 Cor 15:1-4 Rom 3:20-26, 15:16, Eph 6:19).
The mystery of sanctification is a new creature Jew and Gentile called the church, the boC (Rom 12:5, Eph 4:4).
The most important thing to learn in discerning Gods will in the Bible is to rightly identify and divide the mystery of Christ from what was spoken to the prophets concerning Christ.
What God had spoken of by the mouth of His prophets since the world began is not what God kept secret since the world began (Acts 3:21 The 12 preached vs. Rom 16:25 Paul preached).

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