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What Was Paul's Gospel
  
Although every man at any time is saved by the grace of God through faith, the content of faith differs from one dispensation to the next. That is, the message that is offered and believed for righteousness and salvation varies according to Gods progressive revelation.
These different gospels can be understood by a careful study of Scripture making sure to rightly divide according to what had been revealed (2 Tim 2:15).


What Was Paul's Gospel
  
Prophetically, holy days for Israel spoke to the future time of promised salvation. Passover was a shadow of Christs death. The feast of unleavened bread his burial. The feast of firstfruits his resurrection. The day of atonement was a shadow for the day in Israels future when their sins would be atoned once and for all.
Daniels prophesied of the final reconciliation for iniquity that would occur at the end of those weeks (Dan 9:24).

Peter preached since Jesus was Israels final sacrifice, they had opportunity for their sins to be blotted out in the future when he returned with the times of refreshing.(Acts 3:19)
Paul mentions future time of fulfillment of their final day of atonement when all Israel shall be saved (Romans 11:26).


What Was Paul's Gospel
  
Peter offered the baptismal remission of sins through repentance (Acts 2:38). Peter says their sins will be blotted out at the future times of refreshing. In neither instance does he offer faith in the blood for righteousness. Nor are his offers of salvation unconditional or free, but are accompanied with baptisms and repentance.

In contrast Paul preaches the cross according to the revelation of the mystery not revealed or known to Peter (Rom 16:25, Eph 3:4). Paul preaches salvation to a man who worketh not, receives atonement immediately, and is separate from the message of baptism taught by John the Baptist (Rom 4:5, Rom 5:11, 1 Cor 1:17).


What Was Paul's Gospel
  
The most fundamental element of mid Acts Pauline right division is that Peter (who represents Jesus earthly ministry and the twelve apostles) taught a different message than Paul, to whom was given the further revelation of the mystery of Christ.


What Was Paul's Gospel
  
At Pentecost, Peter addressed only men of Israel (Acts 2:22), and later the believers scattered by persecution went to none but unto the Jews only (Acts 11:19).
When a new apostle was ordained, Peter, James, and John limited their ministry to the circumcision (Gal 2:9).

Christ sent Paul as the special apostle of the Gentiles. (Acts 22:18).
And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles. Acts 22:21
The only reason there is the testimony of Christ coming from Gentiles is because the Lord sent a special apostle directly to us Gentiles (Eph 3:1-2).
Christ sent a special apostle to you. Why wont anyone listen to him>
1 Cor 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ


What Was Paul's Gospel
  
The fact of the resurrection was prophesied, and both Paul and the twelve taught it (1 Cor 15:11). The resurrection of Christ was preached by Peter as proof of his Messiahship, and assurance of the kingdom come.
Peter said

Paul preached the resurrection of Christ as the means of salvation and sanctification for all humanity as part of a new creature, the church the Body of Christ.


What Was Paul's Gospel
  
When compared with Peters appeal to what was spoken by the prophets since the world began, there can be no doubt that there should be a distinction made with a message which had been kept secret since the world began (Romans 16:25, Acts 3:21).


What Was Paul's Gospel
  
Pauls gospel message was entirely of Christ, and so Paul stands alone in calling it the gospel of Christ and Christs gospel, but that he also calls it my gospel can only be explained by the fact that Christ gave it first to Paul exclusively.


What Was Paul's Gospel
  
Paul uses both phrases the gospel and our gospel in his epistles, but when Paul mentions my gospel it shows that he had a unique message.


Explain Acts 2:38
  
Pauls gospel made no distinction between Jew or Gentile. All are counted in unbelief as sinners, and are judged by God without respect of persons whether given the law or not.
Paul says:
In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. Romans 2:16
During time past, Jesus earthly ministry, and up to his encounter with the Roman, Cornelius, there was a distinction between Jew and Gentile in Peters ministry preaching. The Jews had a special spiritual standing with the Lord. Gentiles did not.


Explain Acts 2:38
  
After Peter condemned the men of Israel for killing Jesus, who was both Lord and Christ, hey asked what should they do to save themselves from the wrath of God that would surely come as a result of their rejection of Christ?

Peters response did not include trusting the finished work of Christ on the cross. In fact, his response did not include the cross at all!


Explain Acts 2:38
  
If Acts 2:38 is the gospel that saves today, then we do not need to understand or preach the finished work of the cross of Christ to save.
Peter did not yet know what was later revealed to the apostle Paul about the cross. With a full Bible, we have no excuse today for not reading further than Acts 2:38.


Explain Acts 2:38
  
Naming Jesus of Nazareth as Israels Christ was the purpose of the Lords ministry to Israel. It was on this issue that Jesus evaluated how his ministry was being received.

When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? Matthew 16:13
All of this was preached before the event of the cross.


Explain Acts 2:38
  
All that was preached before the cross, was preached without the disciples understanding the cross (Matt 16:21-23). The cross was not being preached as the means of salvation unto all. What was preached was the name of Jesus Christ.
The new thing in Peters message at Pentecost was the presence of the promised Holy Ghost.


Explain Acts 2:38
  
Peter did not preach the cross for salvation, he called them all to repent and be baptized for the remission of sins.
The same message of John the Baptist years earlier before the cross of Christ.( Mark 1:4)


Explain Acts 2:38
  
After Peter condemned the men of Israel for killing Jesus, who was both Lord and Christ, many in the crowd sought deliverance from their actions. What should they do to save themselves from the wrath of God that would surely come as a result of their rejection of Christ?

Peters response did not include trusting the finished work of Christ on the cross. In fact, his response did not include the cross at all!


Is Paul the 13th Apostle
  
"Number twelve is the first clue.
Israel was a body composed of 12 in the OT."
Jesus in his earthly ministry said Israel was composed of !2 tribes
Matt 19:27..."ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel."


Is Paul the 13th Apostle
  
After His death, burial, and resurrection he called Paul to be another Apostle, why did Christ do that? (Knowing Matthias replaced Judas)
"The Apostles represent the Church, the 12 tribes represent Israel." wrong
The 12 apostles are to sit upon 12 thrones judging the 12 tribes. The Church is comprised of one body not 12 tribes.



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