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|1||Live over 2000 years Old||Bible general Archive 4||fmp6954||235775|
|The Kingdom came on Pentacost.
Consider the following facts.
(1) Both the Old and New Testaments teach that Christ was to receive his kingdom after he ascended to the Father (Acts 1:9-11). Daniel foretold that “one like unto a son of man” would come “even to the Ancient of Days” [God] and there he would be given “dominion, glory, and a kingdom” (Daniel 7:13-14). Similarly, Christ himself, in the parable of the pounds, spoke of a certain “nobleman” who journeyed “into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return” (Luke 19:11ff). The “nobleman” was Christ, the “far country” was heaven, and the nobleman’s “return” represented the second coming. The “kingdom” was received by the Lord in heaven—before the second coming, not on earth afterward.
(2) The collection of kingdom prophecies in the Gospel accounts all point to a regime that was not realized during the days of Jesus’ earthly ministry. And, as emphasized earlier, the information in Acts and the Epistles (as well as Revelation – 1:6, 9) show the kingdom to have been a present reality from Pentecost onward (with the exception of a few passages that represent “heaven” as the final dimension of the “kingdom”; cf. 2 Timothy 4:18; 2 Peter 1:11).
(3) Just prior to the prophecy of the coming kingdom, as reflected in the testimony of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, there was the exchange between Jesus and his disciples; then more specifically between Christ and Peter. The Lord made it clear that the “church” he was to build is the equivalent of the “kingdom.” In a symbolic sense, Peter used the “keys of the kingdom” (i.e., the authority resident in the gospel message) to admit sinners into the church by means of their obedience (Acts 2; 10).
(4) The Savior announced that the kingdom would arrive with “power” (Mark 9:1). The most natural interpretation of that phrase centers on the events of Pentecost. Just before his ascension back into heaven, the apostles questioned the Lord as to when the “kingdom” would be restored (likely reflecting a misconception on their part as to the nature of the regime); Jesus provided a general answer. The “when” of the coming kingdom would be when the power of the Holy Spirit descended upon these men “not many days hence” (Acts 1:5, 8). It is beyond doubt that this was fulfilled ten days later on Pentecost (Acts 2:1ff). “The coming ‘with power’ (Mark 9:1) and ‘seeing the kingdom’ (Luke 9:27) must focus on Pentecost” McGarvey wrote:
They saw the kingdom “come with power,” because such was the power of the Holy Spirit’s demonstrations through the apostles, that three thousand men were that day turned to the Lord. And they saw the Son of man coming in his kingdom, not literally, but by manifesting his invisible presence to the eye of faith. What they saw with their eyes and heard with their ears attested his presence in his kingdom (1875, 315).
As noted by McGarvey, there is no problem in Matthew’s statement that the disciples would “see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.” In his Gospel record John had quoted the Lord as indicating that by the sending of the Holy Spirit he, indirectly, would be coming (John 14:18). Thus, by “seeing” and “hearing” the effects of the Spirit’s empowerment on Pentecost (cf. Acts 2:33), the apostles were assured of the Lord’s presence. The term “see” frequently is employed of spiritual perception, rather than physical vision (cf. Matthew 24:30; John 3:3; 16:16, 19; especially see Thayer 1958, 451).
(5) As Jesus and his disciples were concluding the Passover supper, the Savior said: “I say unto you, I shall not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until the day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom” (Matthew 26:29). The “drinking,” of course, was not to be a literal drinking of the fruit of the vine, but a spiritual communion with Christians in the kingdom as they partake of the Lord’s supper. The language implies that Christ was not “in the kingdom” at that time. On the other hand, the disciples began partaking of “the breaking of bread” (i.e., the communion supper) on Pentecost (Acts 2:42), and continued thereafter (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 10:16). Without a doubt, the kingdom had arrived!
All the evidence, therefore, indisputably points to the fact that the Lord’s prophecy regarding the coming kingdom, as set forth in Matthew 16:28, Mark 9:1, and Luke 9:27, came to fruition on the day of Pentecost, fifty days after the death of Christ.
|2||Why did God allow Polygamy?||Gen 2:21||fmp6954||236012|
Polygamy did take place in the old testament, but he did not approve of it.
21 So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept ; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. 22 The LORD God efashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. 23 The man said, "This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh ; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man."
24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife ; and they shall become one flesh.
God said joined togather with his wife (singular) and they one man and one woman shall become one flesh.
Have you ever played Simon says?
Simon says joined togather with his wife!
If you say joined togather with his wifes!
then Simon says you are out of the game.
So God Never approved of it.
in Christ Fmp
|3||The race is given to them who endure??||Gen 2:21||fmp6954||236053|
|The only problem is that this “saying” is not in the Bible. The first part of your quotation comes from Ecclesiastes 9:11.
I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.
The final part might come from Hebrews 3:14.
We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.
Many times we conflate two passages of Scripture in our minds – and come up with something that is no where actually said in the Bible.
The idea of enduring until death is found in a number of passages, though that is not what is in mind in Ecclesiastes 9:11. There the wise man is talking about the uncertainty of life. It is not always the best, the strongest, or the fastest who reap rewards in this life.
Holding out in a race is one of the key thoughts of 2 Timothy 4:7.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Enduring to the end is an important Biblical concept. “Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life” (Revelation 2:10).
The idea here is that we do not allow anything, even the threat of death or suffering, deter us from our faithfulness to God.
So, the thought of your quotation is Biblical – though the particular wording is not
In Christ Fmp
|Greetings Mr. Smith
I see you didn’t bother to answer my question about your Baptism.
So I have to assume that you believe you had a baptism of the Holy Spirit, and probably another baptism by water. Which I understand is a common practice among the Pentecostal Belief.
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit was given by God. And God decided who would have it and who wouldn’t
Spirit baptism: the apostles on Pentecost Acts 2 and Cornelius' household in Acts 10. God determined who would receive it; it was not up to men to choose whether or not they would receive it. It was not administered by men, but was sent directly from the Lord in heaven. It was NEVER necessary to salvation, but was given in the age before the Bible was completed for the purpose of bestowing miraculous gifts
Acts 1:21.22, it cannot be received today by anyone. Now that the Bible has been completed, Holy Spirit baptism has fulfilled its purpose and ceased
So Mr. Smith you did not have the Baptism of the Spirit and as for the other baptism you probably had with water, that was done for the wrong reason, therefore all that did is get you wet.
You said HOWEVER SHOULD WE BE BAPITZED YES, CHRIST SET THE EXAMPLE
Yes we should be Baptized ! But was Christ’s Baptism an example ?
three reasons for the baptism of Jesus by John.
1. It was to identify the Lord as the Son of God at the beginning of his ministry.
2. It was a commencement token of the total dedication of Christ in carrying out Heaven’s plan.
3. It was a visual precursor to the Savior’s ultimate death, burial, and resurrection.
So Hardly an example for us.
You mentioned the Thief on the cross as an example of saving without baptism. That doesn’t hold water for several reasons.
1. Do We Really Know that the Thief Was Never Baptized?
Matthew 3:5,6 - People from Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region round about were baptized by John
2. The Thief Cannot Be Used as an Example of Salvation by Gospel Faith
Romans 10:9 - If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. So, to have the faith required by the gospel, we must believe that God "has raised" Jesus from the dead.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 - Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection are the fundamental facts of the gospel that we must receive, believe, and hold fast in order to be saved. The thief on the cross could not possibly believe Jesus had been raised from the dead, because He had not yet died, let alone been buried and raised.
So, if it is true that the thief could not have received the baptism of the gospel, then it is also true that he could not have possessed the same faith that the gospel requires of us today. The gospel requires us to believe that Jesus has died, been buried, and been raised. The thief could not have believed this, because it had not happened. All that he could have believed would be to look forward to these events, even as John's baptism looked forward to them
3. Many Scriptures Teach that Baptism Is Essential to Receive Forgiveness under the Gospel.
Mark 16:16,15 - The gospel teaches that he who believes and is baptized will be saved.
Acts 2:38 - Repent and be baptized for the remission of sins.
Acts 22:16 - Be baptized and wash away your sins.
Romans 6:3,4; Galatians 3:26,27 - We are baptized into Christ, into His death. We have newness of life after we have been baptized (John 3:3,5).
1 Peter 3:21 - Baptism now saves us.
Note carefully that all these passages state terms of salvation under the gospel - not the terms of salvation for people before the gospel came into effect.
The gospel clearly teaches that baptism is essential to receive remission. God's word does not contradict itself. The case of the thief could not possibly prove that people are saved without baptism, because that would contradict other gospel passages.
4. The Thief Was Forgiven before the Gospel Came into Effect.
So, the Old Law was in effect until Jesus died. But the thief was forgiven before Jesus died, while the first covenant was still in effect. The conditions he had to meet to be forgiven prove nothing about the conditions under which we are forgiven under the gospel.
5. Before His Death, Jesus Forgave People Directly as He Chose. After His Death, We Must Meet the Terms of His Will to Be Forgiven
Mark 2:5-12; Luke 7:48,49; cf. John 8:1-11 - Before His death Jesus directly granted forgiveness to several people. Apparently the thief is another such case. But He did not forgive any of these people under the terms of the gospel, since the gospel was not yet in effect.
These are not my words but the word of God
In Christ Fmp
|5||How eagles renew their strength||Is 40:1||fmp6954||235828|
I don't know if this answers your question but I cross referenced Isaiah 40:31 here is the result.
9 "Nevertheless 1the righteous will hold to his way, And 2he who has clean hands will grow stronger
5 Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is 9renewed like the eagle
2 Cor 4:8-10, 16
8 we are 1afflicted in every way, but not 2crushed ; perplexed, but not despairing
9 persecuted, but not forsaken ; struck down, but not destroyed
10 always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body
16 Therefore we 1do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.
have a good day
|6||Worship after church?||Matthew||fmp6954||235818|
|9 of the 10 commandments were incorprated into the New Testament with a little change. excepth the forth comandment (keeping the Sabbath) I hope this clears up this issue.
| Greetings Steve
What is needed and required for salvation
Teaching , Believing, Confessing, Repenting, and Baptizing
Acts2:38 Teaching is stated, Believing is Implied, Confessing is Implied,Repenting is stated, Baptizing is stated.
Acts 8:12 Teaching is stated, Believing is stated, Confessing is Iimplied, Repenting is Implied. , and Baptizing is stated.
Acts:8:13 Teaching is Implied,Believing is stated, Confessing is Implied, Repenting is Implied, Baptizing is stated.
Acts 8:37 Teaching is stated, Believing implied, Confessing is stated, Repenting is Implied, and Baptizing is stated.
Acts 9:5ff Teaching is stated,Believing is implied, Confessing is implied, Repenting is Implied, and Baptizing is stated.
Acts 16:14 ff Teaching is stated, Believing is implied, Confessing is implied, Repenting is Implied, and Baptizing is stated.
Acts 10:34 ff Teaching is stated, Believing is stated,Confessing is implied, Repenting is stated, and Baptizing is stated.
Acts 16:25 ff Teaching is stated, Believing is stated, Confessing is Implied, Repenting is stated, Baptizing is stated.
Acts 17:32 ff Teaching is stated, Believing is stated, Confessing is implied , Repenting is implied, Baptizing is implied.
Acts 18:8 Teaching is stated, Believing is stated, Confessing is implied Repenting is implied, Baptizing is stated.
Acts 19:1 ff Teaching is stated, Believing is implied, Confessing is implied, Repenting is implied, Baptizing is stated.
In Jesus Name
|8||Why no prophets anymore?||1 Cor 14:5||fmp6954||235830|
If you notice in 1 Corinthians Paul is speaking to the Christians in Corinth, about spiritual gifts these Christians were coveting the gift of Tongues so Paul is telling them that the gift of Prophesy was the greater gift. So Prophesy was active at that time. but the written Word was not available to them then. Notice in 1 Corinthians 13:8,10
8 Love never fails ; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away ; if there are tongues, they will cease ; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.
9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part ;
10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away
the Perfect being the word. ( Jesus was perfect and he was the word)
So all spiritual gifts ceased at that time.
As far as the last prophet goes I don't have a clue.
Only Prophets now are false prophets.
|9||What does 1Timothy 2:11-16 mean?||1 Tim 2:11||fmp6954||236311|
These verses meam pretty much exactly what they are saying, very self explanatory.
What part are you having difficulty with?
in Christ Fmp
|10||would u still go to hell||1 John 3:9||fmp6954||235750|
|if a person is a christian in a saved condition when they die they will go to Heaven.
If a person was once saved fell from grace. by forsacking the fellowship, and stopped growing in the Lord, and died in that condition then Hell is their distination.