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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)


Gospels Of Circumcision
  
The kingdom of God includes heaven and earth
God revealed his purpose for the earth, but never spoke about the positions in heavenly places belonging to the church.
Part of the mystery of Christ talks about the dominion in heaven (Col 1:16).
The kingdom of God includes Israel and the Church
The mystery of Christ introduces a new creature whose conversation is in heaven (Phil 3:20). This is part of the kingdom of God not made known before Paul. Prophecy spoke of the kingdom of God as it will be on the earth, Christ ruling through Israel, the revelation of the mystery speaks of the kingdom of God as it will be in heavenly places, Christ ruling over the church..


What Is Rightly Dividing The Word
  
Pauls command to rightly divide the word of truth was intended to rescue men from subversion, by putting them in remembrance.
(2 Tim 2:14)
Remembrance of what? Apparently remembrance of Pauls gospel.
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
They were to remember that 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).


Gospels Of Circumcision
  
Acts 28:31 This verse is used as an objection to mid-Acts right division, but not a good one.
It doesn't address the mystery of Christ revealed first to Paul.
It doesn't mean Paul taught the same message as Peter, James, and John.
Everyone in the church, the body of Christ, is translated into the kingdom (Col 1:13)
Paul uses the word kingdom in his epistles more than Peter, James, and John do in their epistles combined.


Gospels Of Circumcision
  
Not every person in history had access to the complete revelation from God that we have today in the Bible. Man can only believe the message he is presented, be careful not to place into every verse of Scripture what had not yet been revealed.
By understanding To whom and when the Scripture was revealed we can discover the different gospels, or the contents of faith that lead to righteousness.
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. Rom 1:17


Gospels Of Circumcision
  
John the Baptist and Jesus, in his earthly ministry, taught the gospel of the kingdom. The good news was that the long promised kingdom to Israel was finally at hand, it was nigh.
What is certain is the gospel of the kingdom didn't require knowledge of the cross of Christ, not to mention understanding what it meant.
Luke 9:1-2 Jesus gave power and sent them to preach the gospel of the kingdom of God.
The preaching of the gospel of the kingdom wasn't preaching the cross.
Pauls gospel does include the cross, it's the preaching of the cross. 1 Cor 15:1-4
The disciples in the red letters were ignorant of the gospel of the cross. Yet the preaching of the cross is the power of God unto salvation for the church today (1 Cor 1:18).


Gospels Of Circumcision
  
Gal 2:7 declares 2 gospels to two people
The gospel of the grace of God differs from the gospel of the kingdom. One prophesied the other kept secret since the world began (Mark 1:14-15, Rom 16:25).
The gospel of the circumcision concerns the promise made to the circumcision through them the world would be blessed.
This is the covenant given to Abraham concerning circumcised seed. The circumcision was promised as Gods channel of blessing to the world (all nations). It would be fulfilled among the circumcision in Christ, the true sons of Abraham according to prophecy.
The gospel of the uncircumcision is the good news that uncircumcised can receive blessings apart from Israel and their circumcised covenant promises.


Gospels Of Circumcision
  
[Michael_e, I don't know what the big fuss is here]
Peter says he is under Law you say no?
[God showed Peter he was NOT UNDER LAW BUT GRACE,]
Acts 10:13,14
"And there came a voice to him, `Rise, Peter, kill, and eat.' But Peter said, `Not so, Lord, for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.'"
Why does Peter say that? He's under the Law.
The Eunuch, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, Who died for me, was buried and rose from the dead." Does your Bible say that? Everybody likes to think it does. But he didn't mention death, burial and Resurrection. What did he believe?) `I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.'
If you have scripture to back up your statements show them


Gospels Of Circumcision
  
[Peter wasn't preaching the law at Pentecost.]
Peter's and John's message the same except receiving the HS,
Acts 3:1 "NOW Peter and John went up together into the Temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour."
That's Law.
Acts 10:"..Rise, Peter, kill, and eat.' But Peter said, `Not so, Lord, for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.'"
Why does Peter say that? He's under the Law
Acts 10:And he (Peter) said unto them (gentiles), `Ye know how that it is an unlawful ( Peter coming back The Law) thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation, but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.'"
Law and Grace don't mix


Gospels Of Circumcision
  
[The 12 didn't continue John the Baptist message]
John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. Mark 1:4
Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, Acts 2:38
very little difference in the wording
[his message was built upon the Apostles and Prophets. Ephesians 2:20-22]
There are apostles and prophets in the BoC 1Cor 12:28, Eph 3:5
Barnabas (Act 14:4, 14), Apollos (1 Cor 4:6,9), Sosthenes (1 Cor 1:1), Silvanus and Timothy (1 Th 1:1, 6, 2:4,6), Epaphroditus (Ph 2:25) Law and Grace don't mix, maybe you have closed your mind


Gospels Of Circumcision
  
If the 12 preached Paul's gospel of grace WHY PAUL?
Paul uses phrases the gospel and our gospel in his epistles, when Paul mentions my gospel it shows he had a unique message.
Pauls gospel made no distinction between Jew or Gentile. All are counted in unbelief, and judged by God without respect of persons.
During time past, Jesus earthly ministry, up to his encounter with Cornelius, there was a distinction between Jew and Gentile in Peters ministry. The Jews had special spiritual standing with the Lord. Gentiles didn't.
No one else in scripture could claim my gospel, We learned the gospel from Pauls writings, the twelve taught the same gospel as John the Baptist and of which the prophets spoke (Mark 1:4, Mark 1:15, Acts 3:19-21).


Church Today In Apostasy
  
[The bible tells us the Sons of God do not sin (1 John 3:9 & 10).]
Have you ever found a believer that didnt sin? (Gal 5:17)
These little Jewish epistles written by James and Peter and John to Jews, was in accord with the agreement at the Jerusalem counsel in Gal. 2
The law was holy and righteous but its purpose was to show that we are not.
The true church the Body of Christ is not in apostasy.


Gospels Of Circumcision
  
The preaching of the gospel would be vain without the preaching of the cross (1 Cor 15:14). It is for this reason that the preaching of the cross is foolishness to those who perish. The one who we call Saviour was crucified.

[In the OT they looked ahead to the cross, today we look back]
Do you have scripture that says this?



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