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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.


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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).


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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).


Good Works For Salvation
  
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob knew nothing about the mystery of Christ, nor the preaching of the cross.
They were given promises of a land, and a nation.
No intelligent student of the Scripture would refuse to hear the facts before making an interpretation or application.
Paul preached Christ dying for our sins, his burial, and resurrection.(1 Cor 15:1-4)
Christ sent his disciples to preach the gospel of the kingdom.(Luke 9:1-6)
The twelve disciples didn't understand the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ while they were preaching the gospel of the kingdom.(Luke 18:31-34)
Fact is the gospel of the kingdom and Pauls gospel are different messages.
Intelligent Bible study collects the facts first.


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If you have learned to rightly divide the scriptures, you have heard of the gospel of the grace of God and how it differs from the gospel of the kingdom. One was prophesied and the other kept secret since the world began (a mystery Mark 1:14-15, Rom 16:25).
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 vs. Rom 16:25). Mixing mystery truth with the message prophesied to Israel has led to many doctrinal heresies and confusions.


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//I don't see where James or Peter deny the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ//
Do you see any place where James or Peter mention Paul's gospel?
Btw,You don't think James 2:24 is the same as Rom 4:5. do you?


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This is the gospel that I believe. If you think it's a false gospel, maybe you need to do some serious study.
1 Cor 15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand, 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:


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Where in the plan of salvation 'do works come into play? Confusion enters when James 2:24 is compared to Rom 4:5.
Many unlearned think they mean the same thing, black is white, up is down.
James didn't believe the same gospel Paul preached
Paul presents his faith in Romans 3 which is placed in the propitiatory work of Christ on the cross. (Rom 3:24-25).
Of course, James couldn't understand this mystery as the book was written to the 12 tribes, not the one body.
Since James faith was in the obedience of the Law according to the commands of the Messiah, then a faith without works would be vain.
Works were needed for justification before the preaching of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery.

T.


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Although works in themselves never saved anyone, they were required under Israel's law for the obedience of faith. Since James faith was in the obedience of the law according to the commands of the Messiah, he could say to the nation,'faith without works is dead.'
Works were needed for justification before the preaching of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery.
Now we the boC have been delivered from the curse of the law and we now know it's what Christ accomplished by the cross that now justifies us by faith plus nothing.


Why Do Good Works
  
Even religious people can live in ignorance as they ignore Bible doctrines, rightly divided.
If Christs blood wasn't sufficient for your forgiveness then you may still need to beg God for forgiveness. Many religious systems are setup to accomplish just that.
Still captive to sin and guilt, religious people continually confess their sins, say ritualistic prayers, and perform good deeds in attempt to earn forgiveness. Despite the fact that the Bible is clear that Christ died once for sins.
There is no reason to do these things if you have already trusted in Christs payment for sin. Trying to earn your own forgiveness makes the cross of Christ of none effect.


How To Confess Sin
  
In Christ, you can forget the daily re-crucifixion of Jesus in the Mass, the works of penance, fasting, prayers of confession, and whatever other forms of suffering the old man tries to perform on itself.
Pleas won't save the man that is already dead. These are useless to rid you of your sins or your sin.
Christ dealt with ALL your sin problems by the cross.(Col 2:13)
He won't do it again.
Don't forget what Christ did for you, he not only died for your sins, but he died unto sin for you.
Thank God we are now no longer identified by our weak and useless, corrupt and sinful, old man, but are now identified with the Lord Jesus Christ and the reign of grace.
Christ gave us an Apostle as pattern, why not follow him?


Why Do Good Works
  
Christians do good works because they already have eternal salvation
Dont forget who Christ made you, and how that was possible. It is the cross of Christ that did all the work necessary for your salvation, and the power of the resurrection of Christ that guarantees you a heavenly place with Christ.
The response to sin for the believer is to stop living like who you were, and start living according to who you are in Christ by faith.
Now it is our duty to live up to the high calling we have received freely through Him.


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//Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:Ephesians 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.//
Looks like our apostle Paul, speaking to the church the body of Christ answered the question.


How To Confess Sin
  
The message of salvation is made clear from God today. Spoken prayers, water baptisms, public confessions will not earn you one step closer to salvation. Instead salvation rests upon the work of Christ on the cross on your behalf as they have been confessed by the divine inspiration of our apostle Paul.
Stop trusting your display of confession and start solely trusting in the words of Gods grace towards you in Christ, the hope of glory (Rom 4:24-25, 1 Cor 15:1-4).


How To Confess Sin
  
Both Catholic and Non-Catholic churches think they are Israel and follow Peters priesthood and Johns confessional, not understanding forgiveness in the dispensation of grace.
If the work of the cross were truly finished, why the need to continually confess to get forgiveness?
When our faith is 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).
Continually confessing sins for forgiveness is actually confessing inability to rightly divide Israel from the boC
Compare John's confession concerning Israel with our
apostle, Paul's confession concerning the boC



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