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What Is Rightly Dividing The Word
  
Peters Pentecostal ministry wasn't according to the mystery of Christ.
Everything he preached, Christ, his death, and resurrection was prophesied (Acts 2:16, 2:25, 3:21).
Peter didn't mention the new creature of Christ (2 Cor 5:17) or church union with Christ, or the fellowship of the mystery (Eph 3:9, Eph 4:3-6, 1 Cor 10:16).
He spoke things foretold by prophets about Christ, the kingdom, and salvation (Acts 3:24, 4:12).
The boC operates according to the mystery of Christ (Eph 5:32, 1 Cor 2:7, Rom 16:25).
The disciples Acts 2 sold their possessions (Acts 2:44-45), continued in the temple (Acts 3:1), ministered to Israel only (Acts 2:22, 3:12), preached prophecy (Acts 3:18-22), and performed signs of the kingdom (Acts 4:22).


Gospel of 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
  
Not one word to Cornelius that Christ died for them, shed His Blood for them, and arose from the dead as a means of Salvation. If you can find it please show me. All Peter is rehearsing again is Who Jesus was.
At this time in Scripture He was the Messiah of Israel. The Son of God, the One Who was to be The Redeemer and The King of the chosen people in fulfillment of the Abrahamic Covenant. And Peter knew nothing more than that. That is all that has been revealed to him. Because everything concerning what we call the Gospel of Grace is still hidden at this time in the mind of God.


Gospel of 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
  
So far we have seen Peter confirm a positional separation between Jew and Gentile, though neither should be respected in judgment of their good works.
Peter continues to explain the message Jesus ministered to Israel:
The word which God sent unto the children of Israel which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached, Acts 10:36-37
Clearly, Peter is teaching the same kingdom gospel that was taught by John, Jesus, and at Pentecost: repent and be baptized for the remission of sins, the kingdom is at hand.

[It took Paul 14 years to understand the Mystery] BCV please


Gospels Of Circumcision
  
Shortly after Pentecost, and before God was to pour out his wrath, he saved Paul out of due time and made him the dispenser of an new and secret message of Grace.
Paul describes a new creature, the BoC (2 Cor 5:17, 1 Cor 12:13). This is the church Paul says he was FIRST: 1 Tim 1:16
Our pattern is not those believers looking for the end under the New Covenant at Pentecost, but our apostle and model is Paul who tells us what happened after Pentecost.
This dispensation of Grace is in operation now, when it concludes, God will once again continue with his prophetic purpose with the noise of trumpets and his return as they were waiting for at that Pentecost. Acts 3:19-21

[It took Paul 14 years to understand the Mystery] BCV please


Gospel of 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
  
Different churches pattern their ministry after who they believe preached the gospel first
Surely, we must all agree with the clear gospel of the cross found in 1 Cor 15:1-4.
The OT saints didn't preach it
The 12 didn't preach it, you can't preach what you don't know
The gospel is Christ and his finished work on our behalf for salvation. Through faith in the cross of Christ we have Gods grace, atonement for sins, and eternal life. By the gospel we glory in the cross of Christ (Gal 6:14).


What Is Rightly Dividing The Word
  
Jesus instructs us to identify Paul as our pattern (1 Tim 1:16, 1 Cor 4:16, 1 Cor 11:1). A failure to operate according to the Lords revelations to Paul often leads to frustration with denominational traditions.
The church is not a kingdom or a nation. Being seated in heavenly places is not the kingdom of heaven come to earth (Eph 2:6, Mat 6:10).
[It took Paul 14 years to understand the Mystery] BCV please


What Is Rightly Dividing The Word
  
While most Bible students make the most important division in the Bible to be between Israel and the Church or the Old and New Testaments, mid-Acts Bible study teaches the most important distinction in your Bible to be the right division between Gods Mystery purpose, kept secret since the world began, and Gods Prophecy purpose, which had been spoken since the world began (Acts 3:19-21 vs. Rom 16:25).
Understanding the mystery of Christ revealed to Paul for us clears up the theological confusion created by blending Prophecy and Mystery doctrines.

[It took Paul 14 years to understand the Mystery] BCV please


What Is Rightly Dividing The Word
  
Of course 2 Tim 2:15 isn't magical, but it's as as God inspired as any verse and absolutely necessary to understand God's Word.
As for not answering questions
[It took Paul 14 years to understand the Mystery] BCV please


Gospels Of Circumcision
  
[We live under the New Covenant.]
The new covenant is a fulfillment of the promise God made with Israel to bring them back to the land and to help them obey the law. As a result this better testament would allow Israel to reap the blessings of Gods covenant made with their fathers (Luke 1:72-75).
The beginning of this New Covenant can be found in Deut 30:1-9,
Prophets also spoke of the new covenant: Jere 31:31-34
Ezekiel describes the empowerment that will accompany the new covenant:
Ezek 36:27
Gather them from all countries (36:24)
Paul says that Jesus was a minister to the circumcision to confirm the promises made unto the fathers (Romans 15:8).


What Is Rightly Dividing The Word
  
We are living in the dispensation of Gods grace where Jesus gave instructions to the Paul that are more excellent for us than the 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 the others (1 Cor 15:8).

A 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).

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).


Getting To Know Each Other
  
This might bring an argument or name calling, but just black coffee for me David


Gospels Of Circumcision
  
[It took Paul 14 years to understand the Mystery] BCV please
[No scripture says the Church is not under any Covenants.]

Paul says That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: Eph 2:12
you say he's wrong, I'll take his word.


What Is Rightly Dividing The Word
  
The necessary division for proper interpretation of the Bible isn't between the OT and New, as if one was for Israel and the other for the Church. Neither testament speaks to the mystery of the Church, the BoC.
The division to make is between both testaments (subjects of prophecy to Israel) and the Church (the subject of the mystery).

Rightly dividing the NT from the Church separates mid-Acts Pauline dispensationalists from other dispensational or covenant teaching.
Instead of interpreting the OT by the New, or the New by the Old, we interpret the entire Bible by what is prophecy and what is mystery, what is earthly, and what is heavenly. These are the necessary divisions that remove the confusion of so-called Christian scholars.


What Is Rightly Dividing The Word
  
(2 Tim 2:14) there were contentions about words from God that subverted the hearers and destroyed their faith.
Consider what I say, and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel 2 Tim 2:7-8
Remember Paul was appointed the preacher, apostle, and teacher of the Gentiles, and were to continue in what they learned from him ( 2 Tim 1:11-13).
Pauls gospel gives full explanation for the purpose of Christs death and resurrection, which was hidden since the world began, but had been appointed to Paul to preach.
He tells Timothy to rightly divide apparently, as some here do, there was wrong division


Gospels Of Circumcision
  
Ephesians 2:12 is plain. Our Gentile forefathers were strangers from covenants of Promise, without hope and without God in this world. But, now in Christ Jesus we are made nigh, not by covenants, but by the Blood of Christ. By the finished work of the Cross, we are now in a greater relationship than covenants, we are joint-heirs with Christ, Romans 8:14-17. The covenants were directed to the nation. In order for the covenants to be fulfilled, Christ had to accomplish the atonement, His sacrifice of Himself. But, by His Grace that was extended beyond covenants, and opened the windows of heaven's salvation to the whole race, . No wonder it can only be appropriated by Faith.
[It took Paul 14 years to understand the Mystery] BCV please


What Is Rightly Dividing The Word
  
Heb 1:1"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets."
Referring to OT
James 1:1 "James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting." the moderator of the Jerusalem Counsel Gal 2, Acts 15. We see who his audience is
1 Peter 1:1 "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia." Who were these strangers? Acts 8:1 tells you.
These Jewish epistles were written to Jewish believers.
They are not for our doctrine but for our learning Rom 15:4


Gospels Of Circumcision
  
The gospel according to the mystery of Christ is unique in that it is freely given to all without Israel, without the Law, and without any covenant.
Paul was saved in a different manner than the 12, by the vision and dialogue No one was ever saved as was Paul.
He was saved apart from the twelve apostles.
He was saved apart from Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
He was saved apart from the Law.
He was saved apart from any and all covenants.
He was saved apart from all good works.

In other words, he was saved on the road to Damascus according to the mystery revelation of Christ (Eph 3:7-9). He was the apostle of the mystery gospel without Israel, without the Law, without covenants (Eph 6:19-20, Rom 11:13, Col 1:25-27).


Gospels Of Circumcision
  
Rom 16:25 concerning Christ, stands in contradistinction to what the twelve preached.
Peter spoke of Christ according to prophecy .. spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began (Acts 3:21).
Paul taught kept secret from the prophets.
Prophets didn't know Gentile salvation coming through Israels fall (Rom 11:25). Prophets didn't know the boC created separate from Israel (Eph 3:6).
They didn't know salvation would free without covenants and law (Rom 3:21-22).
Prophets spoke of land given to Israel ruling in an earthly kingdom, Paul spoke of Jews and Gentiles reigning in heavenly places (Eph 2:6).
Today we live in the dispensation of grace hidden in God from the foundation of the world (Eph 3:9).


What Is Rightly Dividing The Word
  
Rightly dividing the word of truth comes with a tremendous advantage.
The advantage of right division is knowing Gods will for His church.
Having the Bible is not profitable unless you know how to use it. The church that does not rightly divide the scriptures is at a great disadvantage.
What was once unknown may now be known (Col 1:26).
What was once the Lords instructions can cause irreparable harm to the church if not rightly divided (Luke 12:33 vs 2 Thess 3:10).
How does the Bible believing Christian believe every word of the Bible if there are apparent contradictions and confusions?
Without right division, the sincere Christian faces a dilemma.


Gospels Of Circumcision
  
Gospel of the Kingdom (Mark 1:14)
Gospel of Grace (Acts 20:24)
The coming king and kingdom (Matt 3:2)
Grace of God for salvation (Rom 3:22-26)
King and kingdom promised to nation of Israel (Luke 1:69)
Grace of God offered freely to all (Rom 3:22)
Kingdom spoken about since the world began (Acts 3:21-25)
Dispensation of Gods grace kept secret since the world began (Rom 16:25)
Killing the king a sad and wicked thing (Luke 24:17, Acts 2:23)
Crucifixion of Christ is our glory (Gal 6:14)
Cross of Christ not part of message (Luke 9:2 vs. Luke 18:34)
Requires preaching the cross (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Resurrection not part of the message (John 20:9) Preaching is vain without the resurrection (1 Cor 15:14)



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