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How To Confess Sin
//You don't actually think that YOU can, michael e, do you?//

Of course I can, do you want me to help you?

//How about St. James, when he said that auricular confession is connected with physical healing?//

Without right division you wont make it past the first verse of the book. The first verse is a clear and inspired statement of audience:
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. James 1:1

How To Confess Sin
onfessions always appeal to a covenant promise, and never to the finished work of the cross. If the work were truly finished, why do we need to continually confess to get forgiveness?
To those who put their faith solely in the complete work of Christ, we have already been forgiven for Christs sake through his blood (Eph 4:32, Rom 3:24-25).
Those who continually confess their sins for forgiveness are confessing their inability to rightly divide the ministry of Peter and John from the ministry of Paul.

God's Spokesperson
What did Paul mean by 2 Tim 2:15?
2 Tim 2:14 says there were contentions about words from God that subverted the hearers and destroyed their faith.
Pauls command to rightly divide the word of truth intended to rescue men from subversion, putting them in remembrance.
Apparently the remembrance of Pauls gospel.
2 Tim 2:8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel
They were to remember that Paul was appointed the apostle of the Gentiles, and were to continue in what they learned from him ( 2 Tim 1:11-13).
Paul endured much trouble in preaching the mystery of the gospel committed unto him by the Lord (1 Tim 1:11, 1 Cor 9:17, Eph 6:19-20).

God's Spokesperson
We are living in the dispensation of Gods grace where Jesus gave instructions to Paul that are more excellent for us than instructions in other dispensations (Phil 1:10, Eph 3:2) .
Jesus instructions to Paul revealed a mystery not known before in other ages (Col 1:26, Eph 3:5). This dispensation of Gods instructions was the last given and must be rightly divided from others (1 Cor 15:8).
Failure to rightly divide the mystery information given to Paul (Rom 16:25) from the prophecy (Acts 3:21) given to Gods prophets since the world began produces doctrinal confusion (2 Tim 2:7).

Dont take my word for it. 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).

Prayer For Reconcilation
Our hope lies in our heavenly position reigning forever with Christ. Meanwhile, we are left on earth to represent the exiled Lord and the message of his reconciliation to a world that has rejected God.

First Amendment Right

God's Spokesperson
//And it's done with water, by which the Holy Spirit is given..//
Not always
Acts 2:38 They received the Holy Ghost after water baptism
Acts 10:44 They received the Holy Ghost before water baptism.
Apparently water wasn't necessary.
Pauls writings alone give us instructions from the risen Lord today, no one before Paul knew of the grace of God through the secret kept hidden from the foundation of the world.
Contrary to the instructions for the apostles in other dispensations, Paul wasn't sent to baptize.(1 Cor 1:17)
The reason Paul wasn't sent to water baptize was because it would make of no effect the cross of Christ.

God's Spokesperson
//And it's done with water, by which the Holy Spirit is given.//
The ministry to the nation of Israel has several baptisms.
The revelation of the mystery given to Paul cites one baptism
Eph 4:5 "one baptism"
1 Cor 1:17, "For Christ sent me not to baptize, ...." .
When we become a believer, we are immersed into the body of Jesus Christ. Since we are in Him and He did rise from the dead, every believer rose with Him.
1 Cor 12:13 says, For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body ...." This passage doesn't speak of baptism into water by a man, but baptism into the body of Christ by the Holy Spirit. Gal 3:27 "For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ"

Sell Church To Help Poor
//Perhaps, Steveng, I should remind you that the believers of Jerusalem sold their property, not to give to the poor, but to give to the Apostles.//
Acts 2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common, 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to ALL MEN, as every man had need.
Gal. 2:10 backs this up

God's Spokesperson
\\Baptism has become synonymous with water baptism, but baptism doesn't mean water.Yes, it does.//
Would you give me a glass of baptism please?
Eph 4:5 "..ONE BAPTISM.."
1 Cor 12:13 For by ONE SPIRIT are we all baptized into one body.."
The holy spirit places us into the boC.

BTW did you hear this or make it up?
//The dispensationalist prays, "Don't listen to Jesus. You take us OUT of this world//
When did you ever hear this prayer being prayed?

God's Spokesperson
//Baptism is essential.//
Absolutely, but not with water. Baptism has become synonymous with water baptism, but baptism doesn't mean water.
Baptism into Christ is identification with Christ. We become crucified with Christ without ever touching water (Gal 2:20).
There is only one baptism Paul says is necessary in the church, and it doesn't include water or a priest to perform it. It is performed by the operation of God when we believe the gospel of the death and resurrection of Christ (Eph 4:5 Col 2:12)
There are many examples in the Bible, and the one baptism you need does not require a single drop.

What Changed Jacob
Jacob is strong, but Gods lesson is to show Jacob his strength is not in his flesh, but in his clinging to God in weakness
Israel, thou hast prevailed with God, not in his flesh, but by his supplication
Israel prevails with God and men, the church in contrast has no strength - Rom 5:6
This night transforms Jacob from smart supplanter, to the crippled prince Ge 27:36
Hos 12:3-4 Israel is reminded of this when they face a similar struggle (Hos 14:2)

Noah Told To Build Ark
Every man at any time is saved by the grace of God through faith, but the content of faith differs from one dispensation to another. The different gospels can be understood by studying Scripture rightly divided according to what had been revealed (2 Tim 2:15).
Noah was counted righteous because of his obedience to God and saved through the building of the ark. His faith and obedience was not based upon the knowledge of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, but in the living God and his promise of a flood. (Heb 11:7)
Peter reveals that no prophet understood salvation through Christ until after his death: (1 Peter 1:11-12)

What Is The Condition Of Church
2 Chronicles 5-7 is the consecration of Solomons temple to God. The ceremony contained singing, trumpeting, and religious presentations and the priests.
The object of the ceremony was King Solomons prayer of consecration to God over the temple and his people (2 Chron 6:1-42). In response God poured out fire from heaven that devoured the sacrifices (2 Chron 7:1-2). God later appeared to the King of Israel in a night vision to affirm the covenants of promise made with Israel and their temple.

Did Paul Forgive Sins
Paul had no power to forgive sin. Only Christ can do that. But in the Name of Christ, Paul could agree with them when they had restored this individual and forgiven him then he could agree. The real purpose of restoring this individual, was to keep Satan at bay.
2 Cor 2:11 "Lest Satan should get an advantage of us, for we are not ignorant of his devices."
Only Christ can forgive sins bringing about salvation
Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Eph 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Explain Daniel 3:57-88
//Because it seems Protestants try to win a debate using Paul's words over Jesus' Words//
Christ sent Paul.
Paul a chosen vessel (Acts 9:15).
Paul spoke Gods words. (1 Thess 2:13)
The Lord gave Commandments to Paul.(Gal 1:12, 1 Thess 4:2)
The Lord commands men to receive whom he sends (John 13:20)
Some reject his special apostleship. If their doctrine is questioned, they say, we follow Peter, we follow Jesus, while rejecting what Jesus gave to Paul.
Paul responds to rejections epistle. (1 Cor 1:11, 2 Cor 11:5, 1 Thess 4:8)
The Father, Son, and Spirit confirmed Pauls message. He was not behind any of the apostles in authority, having been sent by the Lord himself.
If anyone rejects Paul, they reject Christ.

Is Left Behind Rapture True
If Paul taught the same gospel as those before him, why did he call it my gospel three times?
When Paul mentions my gospel it shows a unique message, with no distinction between Jew and Gentile.
Paul and Peter taught the resurrection of Christ Peter as proof of his Messiahship, and assurance of the kingdom come.
Paul, as means of salvation and sanctification for all humanity as part of a new creature, the BoC.
The Lord revealed to Paul a mystery kept secret since the world began (Rom 16:25, Eph 3:3). If it's revealed before it's not a mystery.
His gospel wasn't received by man, but given to him first by the risen Lord (Gal 1:1, Gal 1:11). Peter had to learn God had given Paul further information about Gods grace (Gal 2:9).

Is Left Behind Rapture True
Peter didn't teach the mystery of Christ to Cornelius. Acts 10 Peter observes the law of commandments Jesus told him to observe (Mat 23:1. Acts 10:28)
The 12 taught, Jesus, the Son of God, and believing this and following commandments counted you worthy of eternal life (Acts 3:26, 1 John 5:12).
The eunuch a Jewish proselyte Acts 8:27, Acts 11:19, Acts 15:4
Isaiah 52:9, 53:1, 6, 8 speaks of Israel
Isaiah 53 isn't good news of the cross, mystery, or Gods grace to all. It's the account of an innocent sacrifice for Israels sins.
The message taught by John, Jesus, and Peter was verified by historical Scripture, Paul claims his message wasn't revealed to anyone prior. It was kept secret and hid in God (Rom 16:25, Eph 3:9).

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