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  • Josef on Matthew 28:1
    "Teaching them to observe whatsoever I have commanded you."

    If you believe Jesus is God then aren't whatever He commanded his Disciples to do be things that we also should do? Baptize, repent, turn the other cheek, love each other, do good, be the salt and light of the world, feed the poor, care for the sick, widows and orphans, visit those in prison, shelter the homeless, clothe the naked, give freely to those that need, expect no repayment, be careful that you don't strive after money and the things of this world, live humbly, share, be generous, pray, be careful how you judge, to name some.
  • Steve Schoenberger - in Reply on Matthew 28:1
    Great question.

    The vast majority of Christianity will agree that we are to follow Jesus' earthly ministry as you ask.

    Then they will go on to pick and choose what things to follow.

    How do you think we got so many denominations today?

    Jesus said clearly he was only sent to Israel during his earthly ministry. ( Matt 10, Matt 15)

    Hardly anyone in Christianity believes this.

    The things you listed were directly to Israel, to whom he was ministering. (Compare Rom 15:8 and Rom 15:16)

    These things must be rightly divided.

    Jesus sent Paul to the Gentiles after Israel rejected their Messiah.

    This is because Israel was supposed to be a light to the Gentiles as seen in the OT.

    The things you listed cannot save us today.

    Salvation today is by grace through faith in the finished work of the cross, not works.

    Paul is our Apostle and Paul reveals the good news of the cross.

    Gods purpose for Israel is separate and distinct from the purpose he has for the body of Christ.

    Today Christianity has basically all moved to the allegorical interpretation of the Bible.

    The kingdom Jesus came to set up is Israel's earthly kingdom just like the OT teaches.

    Christianity has stolen this from Israel and spiritualized it to "Jesus ruling in our hearts"

    Learn to read your Bible literally and all these questions go away.
  • Alex N - in Reply on Matthew 28:1
    Josef....God bless you for Posting all those things,...But none those things cd save mankind....Absolutely none OF THE WORKS OF the Flesh CAN SAVE US but a New CREATURE...By his mercy His blood ....Not by works of Righteousness which we have done but by the Regeneration of the H.G... Titus 3 : 5 KJV...The washing of regeneration, the renewing of the H.G.....An Israel of God....That Great Promise of multiplication n regeneration of Christ Jesus is the only way there can be an Israel of God.

    .....For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision NOR uncircumcision availeth any thing ( nothing ) but a New Creature....Which is the Gift of the H.G. that New Creature... Gal 6: 15 Kjv....Not by Works or No Works...But only by the Blood of the Lamb he saved us.

    .....Josef....We should still do all those things...but the only thing that plzs GOD is a NEW CREATURE...Which is the H.G. the Child of PROMISE....That we have to birth via his good seed the living word....Jesus commanded them to be bornagain of an incorruptible seed...Even by his Words....Our new heart and a new spirit is the only thing that plzs God..The H.G....She brought forth a man Child that was caught up to God and to his throne....And this Child will RULE all nations ....The Child is that New Creature....New to us but old to God....They will bring forth things out of their treasure ( our hearts ) things New and old...

    .....Jesus said unless ya receive the Kingdom of God as a lil Child you will in no wise enter there in...The Child is the H.G. our New Creature..ok gbu
  • Josef - in Reply on Matthew 28:1

    "But will thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?"
  • Suze - in Reply on Matthew 28:1
    Amen to that Josef .

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