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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).


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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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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).


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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



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