Bible Discussion Thread

  • Tracy
    The 12 were told not to enter the land of the gentiles. jesus was ot sent but to the lost sheep of the house of israel. jesus..after he resurrected taught paul by spirit the dispensation of grace.
  • Bro dan - in Reply
    Hi Tracy,

    The Truth is always found in the bible scripture.

    Paul wasn't the first one, nor the only one who preached the Gospel to the Gentiles. According to Acts, Peter was the first to preach the Gospel to the Gentiles. Peter received a vision from the Lord and received a command to preach to the Gentiles in the house of Cornelius the gentile. The Gentiles were filled with the Holy Spirit and were baptized.

    Also, I agree with sister GiGi the scripture teaches us that Paul teaches the same gospel as Jesus. Here are some additional Bible verses telling us that the "Gospel of The Kingdom of God" which is Jesus Christ's Gospel, was preached to the entire world.

    Mark 16:15

    "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."

    Mark 13:10

    "And the gospel must first be published among all nations."

    Matthew 28:19

    "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:"

    Acts 1:8

    "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."

    Revelation 14:6

    "And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,"

    Happy Sabbath Day, and God Bless!
  • Ronald Whittemore - in Reply
    Hey Tracy,

    We see in Matt. 10:6 Jesus told His disciples not to go to the Gentiles and Matt. 15:24 He confirms He first came for the lost sheep of Israel. Jesus came to fulfill the law and the prophets.

    Why did Jesus say, "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel"? Other scripture also says the Jew first, Luke 24:47 Acts 3:25-26 Romans 1:16 Romans 2:9-10 and more, for what reason? To fulfill prophecy.

    The Prophecy is the 70-week prophecy that many places the last week in the future. This prophecy was for the house of Israel/Judea and Jerusalem, Daniel 9:24 and these 70 weeks were determined to finish the transgression, make an end of sins, make reconciliation for iniquity, bring in everlasting righteousness, seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

    From when Jesus was baptized until He was crucified was 3 1/2 years, John recorded the Passovers Jesus went to and Jesus was crucified on the fourth. These 3 1/2 years Jesus was confirming the covenant, to save the lost sheep of the house of Israel. The entire prophecy was about the coming of the Messiah that the leaders rejected.

    Verse 25 tells the time the Messiah would come, verse 26 tells the Messiah would be cut off and the destruction of the city and temple, and in verse 27 he in this verse is the Messiah and the week of confirming the covenant, in the middle of the week 3 1/2 years Jesus cut off/ crucifixion, the final sacrifice, ending the animal sacrificial law. In the last half of the week, Jesus through His apostles confirmed the covenant in Jerusalem.

    We see in Acts 7 the key verse is Acts 7:57, the cried out and stopped their ears with one accord, then the great persecution of the church that ended the 70-week prophecy. Shortly after Peter had his dream and Jesus appeared to Saul/Paul and the gospel was sent to the Gentiles the branch broke off but it will be grafted back in.

    This is short but may you study it, I am sure many will disagree.

    God bless,

  • David - in Reply
    Tracy Jesus Christ and Paul taught the same gospel because in practice its summed up in 1Corinthians 13 which sums

    up walking by the spirit or agapeo the love of God in the renewed mind or mathew 22:37-40.
  • GiGi - in Reply

    The resurrected Jesus Christ taught Paul the Gospel which is Jesus Christ, our Salvation. This is the same gospel Jesus taught the other apostles and which was preached by them years before Paul was converted. The Scripture now where says that Jesus taught "the dispensation of grace" to anyone.

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