Old Testament Alters

Old Testament Alters

According to  Bible history on Old Testament altars were made of earth or stones found in a field, and no tool could be used. They could not have steps lest the nakedness of man be exposed without a covering. They served as a table to place the sacrifice upon, and to catch the blood of the sacrificial animal  usually male lamb, goats, turtle doves and later a bronze altar was placed in the tabernacle of Moses. Exodus 20; 25  And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.

 . God was clear that his salvation is for everyone, providing that they approach His way. In Genesis 4; 4 When Cain brought the best of his good works on the altar he was rejected, while his Abel brother brought only a blood sacrifice. In which God accepted Abel’s sacrifice.

The most sacred part of the altar; there were the four horns on the corners which symbolized God’s power and might which pointed to the four corners of the earth. In Exodus, 27:2  And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass.

There are  five types of offering found in Leviticus 1-7 Burnt Offerings (Leviticus 1; 6:8-13; 8:18-21; 16:24, Grain Offerings Leviticus 2; 6:14-23,Peace Offerings Leviticus 3; 7:11-34, Peace Offerings Leviticus 3; 7:11-34, Trespass Offerings (Leviticus 5:14-19; 6:1-7; 7:1-6) and Sin Offerings (Leviticus 4; 5:1-13; 6:24-30; 8:14-17; 16:3-22

The sin offering was the most important of all sacrifices. It symbolized general redemption. It made atonement for the whole person of the offender, whereas the trespass offering only atoned for one special offense. The blood of the sacrifice of sin offering was sprinkled. Every spot of blood from a sin offering on a garment conveyed defilement, as being loaded with sin, and all vessels used for such sacrifices had either to be broken or scoured.

In Leviticus 23; 23-32 known as the Yom Kippur meaning  Day of Atonement, meaning to make atonement for yourselves before the Lord your God. King James Studies Bible Notes, “Though theologians tend to use the term atonement to summarize Christ’s work on the Cross, it occurs only in the Old Testament (Rom. 5:11 is better-translated “Reconciliation meaning to restore relationship tat was broken   “For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins. Encyclopedia of The Bible wrote, “On this day, when the Temple, or Tabernacle still existed; the high priest entered the Holy of Holies to atone for the sins of Israel.”

This is a permanent statute throughout your generations wherever you live  On the seventh-month, on the first day of the month, occurring annually. In Leviticus, 16:1–34 explain in details

 The High Priest brought forward a young bullock for a sin offering, purchased at his own cost, because of himself and his family, and two young goats for a sin offering, with a ram for a burned offering, which was paid for out of the public treasury, on account of the people sin.   

Nelson’s Old Testament Survey: The High priest  would enter the outer room of the tabernacle, the Holy Place, with a sin offering and a burnt offering. He would also set apart two goats and a ram for sacrifice. A bull had to be slain for Aaron’s own atonement, and then one goat was to be selected as a sin offering and the other as a “scapegoat.” 

Commentary Critical and Explanatory wrote, “He was not to attire himself on that occasion in the splendid robes that were proper to his sacred office, but in a plain dress of linen, like the common Levities, for, as he was then to make atonement for his own sins, as well as for those of the people, he was to appear in the humble.” 

There’s a phase that often use  among friends or those who commit a felony when they’re in trouble and one them get caught they not to rat out on their  friends the phase is called the escape goat. In Leviticus 16:7-10 Where they had two goats one slaughter while the other known as the scapegoat or azazel, meaning   goat of departure.

 Defines escape goat A Chiefly Biblical. A goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head. Lev. 16:8,10,26.

Free Dictionary defines;  A live goat over whose head Aaron confessed all the sins of the children of Israel on the Day of Atonement. The goat, symbolically bearing their sins, was then sent into the wilderness.

Merriam dictionary defines; a goat upon whose head are symbolically placed the sins of the people after which he is sent into the wilderness in the biblical ceremony for Yom Kippur

For example, there’re two goat one is sacrifice while other goes into the desert and takes  the people sins away Merriam-Webster Dictionary define; is a goat that was symbolically burdened with the sins of the people and killed on Yom Kippur to rid Jerusalem of its iniquities;  or another example, found in Oxford Dictionary a goat sent into the wilderness after the Jewish chief priest had symbolically laid the sins of the people upon it. There were two goats were used one was sacrifice on an altar by high priest to atone for the sins of the people and offered to the Lord. While thee other goat carries the sins of the people into the wilderness. Found in found in Leviticus 16:7-10 and the people would  cast  lots for the two goats–one lot for the LORD and the other for the scapegoat. Found in Leviticus 16:8 The only high priest in Aaron line is performed this act and only done once year.

Encyclopedia of The Bible wrote,” The ritual of the day had in view one goal: to avert the wrath of God for the sins of the past year and to insure His continued dwelling among them. The shedding of blood and the sending off of the scapegoat were meant to cleanse the nation. This day was observed to remind Israel that despite all the daily, weekly, and monthly (on the new moon) sacrifices; sin was not fully atoned for.  ”

Leviticus 16:11 “When Aaron presents the bull for his sin offering and makes atonement for himself and his household, he will slaughter the bull for his sin offering

Leviticus 16:15 “When he slaughters the male goat for the people’s sin offering and brings its blood inside the veil, he must do the same with its blood as he did with the bull’s blood: he is to sprinkle it against the mercy seat and in front of it.

Lastly, the day is not without spiritual significance and instruction for the Christian today. The more one compares the rituals of this day with what was accomplished perfectly by Christ on Calvary, the more the conviction is confirmed that all the rites of the Day of Atonement, and all the religious appointments in Israel, were only shadows preparing for the coming of finality in Christ (Heb 9:24; 10:1)

Moses enacted the  first Passover found in Exodus 12, and It was performed once year with a male lamb without defect. The lamb was to dwell with the family for fourteen days. If one couldn’t afford a lamb  the family who can afford must shared the it with  a poorer family. They roasted the meat with the fire and ate it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Whatever left over in the morning they burn it. They had to slay the lamb at twilight and put some blood on their doorpost on the lintel. 

 In month of Nissan on the 15th day, The blood was  a sign. The angel would Passover over it. As scripture declares, “ In the Book of Exodus, God helped the Israelites escape from slavery in ancient Egypt by inflicting ten plagues upon the Egyptians before the Pharaoh would release the Israelite slaves. The last of the plagues was the death of the Egyptian first-born. The Israelites were instructed to mark the doorposts of their homes with the blood of a slaughtered spring lamb and, upon seeing this, the spirit of the Lord knew to pass over the first-born in these homes; hence, the English name of the holiday.” Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.

Exodus 12; 1-7 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: 2 “This month is to be the beginning of months for you; it is the first month of your year. 3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month they must each select an animal of the flock according to their fathers’ households, one animal per household. 4 If the household is too small for a whole animal that person and the neighbor nearest his house shall select one based on the combined number of people; you should apportion the animal according to what each person  will eat. 5 You must have an unblemished animal, a year-old male; you may take it from either the sheep or the goats. 6 You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; then the whole assembly of the community of Israel will slaughter the animals at twilight. 7 They must take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses 

Exodus12;12-14 12 “I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night and strike every firstborn male in the land of Egypt, both man and beast. I am Yahweh; I will execute judgments against all the gods of Egypt. 13 The blood on the houses where you are staying will be a distinguishing mark for you; when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No plague will be among you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

14 “This day is to be a memorial for you, and you must celebrate it as a festival to the Lord. You are to celebrate it throughout your generations as a permanent statute.

Got questions wrote  Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is a Jewish festival celebrating the exodus from Egypt and the Israelites’ freedom from slavery to the Egyptians. The book of Exodus tells of the origin of Passover. God promised His people to redeem them from the bondage of Pharaoh (Exodus 6:6). God sent Moses to the Egyptian king with the command that Pharaoh “let my people go” (Exodus 8:1). When Pharaoh had refused, God brought ten plagues on the land of Egypt. The tenth and worst of the plagues was the death of all the firstborn in Egypt. 

The children of Israel in Egypt followed God’s command and kept the first Passover. However, none of the Egyptians did so. All through Egypt, behind the unmarked, bloodless doorways of the Egyptians, the firstborn children died at midnight (Exodus 12:21–29). “There was loud wailing in Egypt, for there was not a house without someone dead” (verse 30). This dire judgment finally changed the Egyptian king’s heart, and he released the Israelite slaves (verses 31–32).

 

7 They must take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses where they eat them.

 

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Leviticus 4 &5 where they dealt with daily sins in Leviticus 4; 3-7  “If the anointed priest sins, bringing guilt on the people, he is to present to the Lord a young, unblemished bull as a sin offering for the sin he has committed. 4 He must bring the bull to the entrance to the tent of meeting before the Lord, lay his hand on the bull’s head, and slaughter it before the Lord. 5 The anointed priest must then take some of the bull’s blood and bring it into the tent of meeting. 6 The priest is to dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of it seven times before the Lord in front of the veil of the sanctuary. 7 The priest must apply some of the blood to the horns of the altar.

Leviticus 4; 13-18  if the whole community of Israel errs, and the matter escapes the notice of the assembly, so that they violate any of the Lord’s commands and incur guilt by doing what is prohibited, 14 then the assembly must present a young bull as a sin offering. When the sin they have committed in regard to the command becomes known, they are to bring it before the tent of meeting. 15 The elders of the community are to lay their hands on the bull’s head before the Lord, and it is to be slaughtered before the Lord. 16 The anointed priest will bring some of the bull’s blood into the tent of meeting. 17 The priest is to dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the Lord in front of the veil. 18 He is to apply some of the blood to the horns of the altar that is before the Lord in the tent of meeting. 

In Leviticus 5; 5-13  It states If someone incurs guilt in one of these cases, he is to confess he has committed that sin. 6 He must bring his restitution for the sin he has committed to the Lord: a female lamb or goat from the flock as a sin offering. In this way, the priest will make atonement on his behalf for his sin

Note in 11-13 there are two typed sin of offering for the poor two turtledoves or two young pigeons or two quarts of fine flour as an offering for his sin. He must not put olive oil or frankincense on it. 

Calvin penned these words about the poor, “Hence we infer that God’s only design was to shew. The one true means of reconciliation to the people, that they might have recourse to the Mediator and His sacrifice; for the poor are here commanded to offer either two turtledoves, or a small quantity of meal. Or  Matthew Henry wrote these words, “if any were so extremely poor that they were not able to procure these so often as they would have occasion, they might bring a pottle of fine flour, and this should be accepted. Thus, the expense of the sin-offering was brought lower than that of any other offering, to teach us that no man’s poverty shall ever be a bar in the way of his pardon. The poorest of all may have atonement made for them, if it be not their own fault. Thus, the poor are evangelized; and no man shall say that he had not wherewithal to bear the charges of a journey to heaven. “  Believer Bible Commentary wrote,” This put the sin offering within reach of the poorest person. Likewise, no one is excluded from forgiveness through Christ. The question arises in verses 11–13, “How can a meal offering serve as a sin offering to make atonement for sin when we know that without the shedding of blood is no remission?” Heb. 9:22. The answer is that it was offered on top of a fire offering on the altar (which did have blood), and this gave the meal offering the value of a blood sacrifice.

 Matthew Henry wrote, “if any were so extremely poor that they were not able to procure these so often as they would have occasion, they might bring a pottle of fine flour, and this should be accepted. Thus, the expense of the sin-offering was brought lower than that of any other offering, to teach us that no man’s poverty shall ever be a bar in the way of his pardon. The poorest of all may have atonement made for them, if it be not their own fault. Thus the poor are evangelized.”  

The sin offering was design for the poor and the rich, for the least, and the important, and  for the educated, and uneducated, and elite, and the barbarians, and the wise and the foolish. For example, Joseph and Mary in Luke 2; 24 offer a pair of doves or two young pigeons. Another example is found in John 2; 16  Where Jesus made whipped out of cord, and drove everyone out of the temple complex with their sheep and oxen. He also poured out the money changers’ coins and overturned the tables. He told those who were selling doves, “Get these things out of here! Stop turning My Father’s house into a marketplace.

 Through out Old Testament for example in Deut, 10:18 it states He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow and loves the foreigner, giving him food, and clothing. Also, in Deut 14:29  Then the Levite who has no portion or inheritance among you, the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow within your gates may come, eat, and be satisfied. Leviticus 19:9–10  you are not to reap to the very edge of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10 You must not strip your vineyard bare or gather its fallen grapes. Leave them for the poor and the foreign resident; I am Yahweh your God. And the Lord your God will bless you in all the work of your hands that you do. Other Biblical references Deuteronomy 24:19–21  In these passages the poor and widow were expected to work and do fair share

 

In 1 Timothy 6;18 The rich were instructed  to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share, 

Believer Bible Commentary wrote,” The law permitted the poor to offer a pair of doves, since they could not afford the more expensive animals. To those who sold doves, the Lord issued a command to take these things away. It was not fitting that they should make His Father’s house a house of merchandise. In all ages, God has warned His people against using religious services as a means of getting rich. There was nothing cruel or unjust in any of these actions. Rather, they were simply an indication of His holiness and righteousness. 

Heb. 9:22 According to the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. 

In Exodus 12;7 its states  They must take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses where v 13 The blood on the houses where you are staying will be a distinguishing mark for you; when I see the blood, I will pass over you

Where in Leviticus 16:11 “When Aaron presents the bull for his sin offering and makes atonement for himself and his household, he will slaughter the bull for his sin offering and Leviticus 16:15 “When he slaughters the male goat for the people’s sin offering and brings its blood inside the veil, he must do the same with its blood as he did with the bull’s blood: he is to sprinkle it against the mercy seat and in front of it. Where the blood sprinkle on the mercury seat

Lastly in Leviticus 4; 16-18  The anointed priest will bring some of the bull’s blood into the tent of meeting. 17 The priest is to dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the Lord in front of the veil. 18 He is to apply some of the blood to the horns of the altar that is before the Lord in the tent of meeting.

There are four types of sin offering a lamb, goat, two turtledoves or two young pigeons, or two quarts of fine flour.  

Note blood spilt and was applied. A door post mercury seat,  and tent of meeting why was blood sprinkle 0n the alters   

In Leviticus 17:11  “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have give it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.” Heb. 9:22 According to the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there are no forgiveness sins.

In John 1; 29,36 “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! Or When John the Baptist  saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look! The Lamb of God!”

Where  in John 3; 14 Jesus said  Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,

While Jesus hanging on the cross he gave up spirit and died in   John 19; 34  But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and at once blood, and water came out.  Believer Commentary wrote Blood speaks of cleansing from the guilt of sin; whereas water typifies cleansing from the defilement of sin through the Word. Augustus Toplady wrote Let the water and the blood, From Thy riven side that flowed Be of sin the double cure, Save me from its guilt and power.

In Matthew 27; 51  Suddenly, the curtain of the sanctuary was split in two from top to bottom. John Macarthur wrote,  “the veil of the temple. I.e., the curtain that blocked the entrance to the Most Holy Place (Ex. 26:33; Heb. 9:3). The tearing of the veil signified that the way into God’s presence was now open to all through a new and living way (Heb. 10:19–22). The fact that it tore “from top to bottom” showed that no man had split the veil. God did it.” 

Reformed Bible Study The Most Holy Place from the rest of the sanctuary. It symbolized the unapproachability of God (Heb. 9:8). Jesus’ death was His sacrifice at the heavenly altar (Heb. 9:12, 24, 25), which opened the way to God (Heb? 10:19, 20), removing the veil. Heaven had been opened through the royal priesthood of Christ (1 Pet. 2:9). Believer Bible Commentary wrote The Most Holy Place from the rest of the sanctuary. It symbolized the unapproachability of God (Heb. 9:8). Jesus’ death was His sacrifice at the heavenly altar (Heb. 9:12, 24, 25), which opened the way to God (Heb? 10:19, 20), removing the veil. Heaven had been opened through the royal priesthood of Christ (1 Pet. 2:9).

Hebrew 9 25  He did not do this to offer Himself many times, as the high priest enters the sanctuary yearly with the blood of another.

Hebrew 9; 26-28 Otherwise, He would have had to suffer many times since the foundation of the world. But, now He has appeared one time, at the end of the ages, for the removal of sin by the sacrifice of Himself. 27 And just as it is appointed for people to die once—and after this, judgment— 28 so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.

 In short, Jesus  did away with the Old Testament sacrificial system His offer body once for all to bear the sins for mankind.

In Matthew 24; 1-2  Jesus predicted that temple Not one stone will be left here. The sacrificial system as seen in the Bible has not been practiced according to the ordinances given by God since the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Remember 

Exodus 12; 14 “This day is to be a memorial for you, and you must celebrate it as a festival to the Lord. You are to celebrate it throughout your generations as a permanent statute. Also, Leviticus 16; 29 “This is to be a permanent statute for you. Since Second Temple was destroyed  in 70 A.D there is no any sacrifice of goat’s sheep pigeon or dove turtle on the alter anymore? Either the Bible is lying therefore, you can’t trust what it’s declaring or something else took it else took the  place of the Jewish sacrificial system. 

It was Jesus who is God and became a man who willingly went to the cross, and Himself sacrifice on it and took mankind sins and His Father wrath, and if repent, confess, and believe in Jesus Christ you will be saved. Than He will take our place, and replace with His righteousness 

As scripture declares, “ He made the One who did not know sin to be sin[l] for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

 

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Original sin

 

Genesis 2;17

Genesis 3; 3

The Geek word for sin isμαρτία, meaning to miss the mark or failure. Where the Hebrew is hhatah, meaning to miss the mark

Wikipedia wrote , Original sin, also called ancestral sin, is a Christian belief in the state of sin in which humanity has existed since the fall of man, stemming from Adam and Eve’s rebellion in Eden; namely, the sin of disobedience in consuming the forbidden fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Britannica define it as,”Ó Christian doctrine, the condition, or state of sin into which each human being is born; also, the origin (i.e., the cause, or source) of this state. Traditionally, the origin has been ascribed to the sin of the first man, Adam who disobeyed God in eating the forbidden fruit (of knowledge of good and evil) and, in consequence, transmitted his sin, and guilt by heredity to his descendants.”Ó

In  Genesis 2;17  God states,  but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die

In Genesis 3; 1 Satan disguises himself as a serpent more craftier than any creature than all the other animals in the garden. He proposed a question to Eve, Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden. Also, note how Satan craft his question, You must not eat from any tree in the garden’? Where God stated these words, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil not all trees but only one tree. Adam and Eve were free eat any fruit accept the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. I am sure Satan was aware God gave these instructions to Adam. He was aware of this tree; his intent was to afflict as much harm on Adam and Eve and severed their relationship with God.  He meant every word He said, and Satan was aware of it. The seed of doubt took it root, and mankind would eventually fall into sin.

 C.S Lewis said, “ÒIndeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one–the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”Ó

Adam and Eve were unaware of danger that lay ahead. Eve was the weakest link and the easiest person to deceived, and Adam loved his wife and would likely follow her suit.  

In Genesis 3; 3 Eve stated  But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, ‘You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die. Note the nor shall you touch it. An addition to the original prohibition as recorded  Gen. 2:17. The woman adds to God’s word. Eve was deceived (1 Tim. 2:14)       

In Genesis 3; 4-7
 Verse 4 Satan stated No! You will not die,”Ó . In fact, God knows that when
[a] you eat it. Your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. Satan uses half truths, it and was true they would know good and evil, Since they only knew good, and evil it not in their DNA; however, that they would not be like be God and they would die spiritual and physical.  Meaning physical death is the separation of the soul from the body, and spiritual death is the separation of the soul from God

Whatever the fruit was it was desirable to Eve eyes, and she took the fruit and ate it and gave one to her husband Adam and Eve ate it and they saw that they were naked and they were a shame and covered themselves with  fig leaves. They violated God’s commandment, and they severed their relationship with God. They violated God’s commandment, and, sin entered the picture. Luther penned these words, ” He who errs in this doctrine errs to his eternal destruction.” They cross the line Satan appeared to have the upper hand.

The consequence disobeying God’s commands is found in Genesis 3; 16-19  I will intensify your labor pains; you will bear children in anguish. Your desire will be for your husband, yet he will rule over you. The ground is cursed because of you. You will eat from it by means of painful for all the days of your life. 1 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.  You will eat bread by the sweat of your brow until you return to the ground, since you were taken from it. For you are dust, and you will return to dust.”Ó

If you’re doubting Thomas who utters these words  to his colleague “ÒUnless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into His sides, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe “Ò If do not believe everything  you read Than let your eyes do the talking look at creation itself the prove in pudding. For example, houses, apartments building. If left unattended they would stay the same, or would they  slowly deteriorating before your eyes? 

First, the Bible clearly state that creation is deteriorating for example, Jesus said in Matthew 6:19-20 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth, and rust destroy it” Hebrews 1:10-12 And, “You, Lord, In The beginning laid the fountain of the earth, and the heavens are the works of your hands; they will perish they will ” Roman 8; 22 define it bests, ” For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth.”  

Just look at creation itself is it evolving or is it deteriorating? Creation is slowly declining before eyes.  

While a woman who is delivering a baby asks her painful it is as scripture declares,” When a woman is in labor she has pain because her time has come. But, when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the suffering 

The average person would say what the big deal Adam and Eve ate only piece of fruit. The fact these instructions came from the LORD are a big deal. If left unchallenged it would leads to worse sins  For example, if your mother told you not eat a cookie just before supper and you disobey her wishes and she sent you to your room. Is she not being a cruel oppressor but loving parent, and she would be just in her actions when she applies discipline to her child for their misbehavior. As scripture stated children obey your parents in the Lord for this right. If the mother did not take any actions likely it leads to worst sinful behavior later on their lives. As Bible declares, “ÒTeach a youth about the way he should go.even when he is old he will not depart from it. Police detective Robert Surgenor, the author of a book called “No Fear: A Police Officer’s Perspective ” argues that refraining from spanking young children leads to dangerous defiance later in adolescence. In addition to recounting his experiences with family disputes as a police officer. “Ò

For example; Adam and Eve first son Cain murder his younger Abel in Methushael became father of Lamech he had two wives Adah and Zillah, Genesis 4; 19, plus he was a bully; He said these words, ” I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me. If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times.”Ó  

Before the flood men and women were extremely wicked that God was sorry he every created them, and his heart was deeply troubled.  Before the flood men and women were extremely wicked that God was sorry he every created them, and his heart was deeply troubled.  So the Lord said, “ÒI will wipe from the face of the earth. The human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds, and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regrets that I have made them.”Ó While it appeared to be a cruel act killing every animal, beast, men, women, and children. However, if you examine the facts, if God allowed them to live a would knock themselves off with sexual disease, wars and God’s remnant to tried to remove those who love the Lord.

 Yet, God still showed grace and allows them to live for another 120 years to repent from their wickedness. 

Abraham, Issac, and Jacob fell into sin. For example, Noah planted a vineyard, he drank some wine and got drunk better expression he got hammered. Ham saw father naked and told his two older brothers. They covered him up. When Noah found out Ham did he put a curse on Ham.  

  Terah was father and God called Abram out of Haran. Took Sarai his wife and Lot his nephew with him. God established a covenant with Abram. Not long after Abram and God established a  covenant Abram and his wife went to Egypt. He asked her to lie to Pharaoh and his officials. They found out ask why he lied that she was her sister instead of proclaiming that she is his wife. Pharaoh and his officials asked them to leave and escorting them out of Egypt. 

He also lied again in Gerar to the king Gerar. The Lord revealed to Abimelech the King in a dream that Sarah was Abraham’s wife. While the king was an honorable and did not sleep with her. Abimelech  approach Abraham and ask him why he lied. Abraham admitted that he was afraid that he would kill him. Yet, Abraham stated that she was her half sister. Abraham was declaring the truth according to  Genesis 11; 31; however, he failed to mention that Sarah was his wife. Then, Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelek, his wife and his female slaves so they could have children again,  this for the Lord had kept all the women in Abimelek’s household from conceiving because of Abraham’s wife Sarah.

There is an old adage,” monkey see monkey do” apparently the disease called sin pass onto both Isaac as well, Isaac lied to to Abimelek told him Rebekah was her sister Genesis 26;7. Jacob deceived his father tricked him into his birthright  – 30 even thou promise to came from God  

Jacob sons deceived Jacob by dipping his robe in goat blood reporting to him.  A ferocious animal attacked and killed Joseph.  Remember God made a covenant with these people yet they still sinned. 

Moses committed murder by killing an Egyptian.

 On Mount Sinai, God wrote the Ten Commandments on tablet of stone. Not long after the Israelites request Aaron “ÒCome, make us  God that will go before us; as for this Moses. They took of their gold rings and created a golden calf and worship it. 

In post Ten Commandments era such believer as, Joshua who failed to pray while trying to conquer Ari, Gideon lack the faith felt not worthy in serving the Lord.“Ò He uttered these words,” O Lord, how shall I deliver Israel? Behold, my family is the least in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my father’s house.”Ó Jephthah made a foolish vow before the Lord, saying, “ÒIf You will indeed give the sons of Ammon into my hand, then it shall be that whatever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me when I return in peace from the sons of Ammon, it shall be the Lord’s, and I will offer it up as a burnt offering.”Ó Samson slept with several Philistine’s woman; one a harlot the other was Delilah.  Samuel had two sons that rebel against God because of this elder, and Israelite requested a king. 

King David committed adultery with Bathsheba and murdered her husband Uriah.  Even thou moral law.good for society Those who love the Lord violated God’s Ten Commandments. All the moral law  did was reminded them that they are still sinners J. I. Packer wrote these words, “Unless we see our shortcomings in the light of the Law and holiness of God, we do not see them as sin at all.” Or Frank Peretti penned these words, “ÒSin is the Monster we love to deny.”Ó It is crouching at the door, and it wants you, but you must overcome it.”Ó Maybe the words written by state bests, St. Augustine,” The Law is not in fault, but our evil and wicked nature; even as a heap of lime is still and quiet until water be poured thereon, but then it begins to smoke and burn, not from the fault of the water, but from the nature, and kind of the lime which will not endure it.” 

As scripture declares,”ÓFor I am conscious of my rebellion,

And my sin is always before me. , I was guilty when I was born; I was sinful when my mother conceived me.                            Furthermore it states, For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. 

 Although Satan appeared to winning battle; however, God  had a plan where He would send Himself to take our sinful place.

Before putting a curse Adam and Eve spoke to serpant and curse along with promise. In Genesis 3; 14-15  `Because you have done this, you are cursed more than any livestock and more than any wild animal. You will move on your belly and eat dust all the days of your life. 15 I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your seed, and her seed. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.

In Verse, 15 I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your seed, and her seed. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.   Believer Bible wrote,”Ó This verse is known as the protevangelium, meaning “ÒThe First Gospel.”Ó It predicts the perpetual hostility between Satan and the woman (representing all mankind), and between Satan’s seed (his agents) and her Seed (the Messiah). The woman’s Seed would crush the Devil’s head; a mortal wound spelling utter defeat. This wound was administered at Calvary when the Savior decisively triumphed over the Devil. Satan, in turn, would bruise the Messiah’s heel. The heel wound here speaks of suffering and even of physical death, but not of ultimate defeat. So Christ suffered on the cross, and even died, but He arose from the dead, victorious over sin, hell, and Satan. The fact that He is called the woman’s Seed may contain a suggestion of His virgin birth. Note the kindness of God in promising the Messiah before pronouncing sentence.

Matthew Henry wrote A gracious promise is here made of Christ, as the deliverer of fallen man from the power of Satan. Though what was said was addressed to the serpent, yet it was said in the hearing of our first parents who, doubtless, took the hints of grace here given them and saw a door of hope opened to them, else the following sentence upon themselves would have overwhelmed them.

Warden it was God’s declaration of war, climaxing in his condemnation, and to Eve, it was the assurance that she was forgiven and that God would use a woman to bring the Redeemer into the world (1 Tim. 2:13-15).

(Rom. 16:20 As scripture declares,”Ó  The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

In Genesis 3;21 The Lord God made clothing out of skins for Adam and his wife, and He clothed them. John MacArthur wrote,”Ó The first physical deaths should have been the man and his wife, but it was an animal—a shadow of the reality that God would someday kill a substitute to redeem sinners.

Who sinned Adam and Eve or the animals? Remember mankind fell into sin  not the animals. Than why did God slay the animal and use the skin of the animal to covered Adam and Eve body?  Genesis 3; 21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. God in His grace is providing a  substitute for mankind way and the skin is meaning covering mankind sins, since hate sin. Did the animal deserve to be slain because of theirs sins? Of course not!  Adam and Eve committed the terrible deed,  

In Genesis 4; 4 And Abel also presented an offering—some of the firstborn of his flock and their fat portions. The Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, Believer Bible Commentary wrote,”Ó Abel’s offering points forward to the substitutionary death of the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”Ó

Another example found in Genesis 22; 1-19 where Abraham was about to sacrifice his only son Isaac until the LORD told to stop him and”Ó provided a Ram in the bush it substituted. As Believer Bible Commentary stated, “ÒThe ram is the second: an innocent victim died as a substitute for another, its blood was shed, and it was a burnt offering wholly consumed for God. It simply took Isaac place. Because of theirs sins, the animal took their place.

eliever Bible Commentary wrote,”Ó Then tunics of skin were provided by God through the death of an animal. This pictures the robe of righteousness that is provided for guilty sinners through the shed blood of the Lamb of God, made available to us on the basis of faith.

Warren Wiersbe  wrote, ‘God’s response to Adam and Eve’s faith was to remove their flimsy man-made garments and clothe them with acceptable garments that He Himself provided (Isa. 61:10). Innocent animals had to die so that the man and woman might have a new beginning and be back in fellowship with the Lord. It’s a picture of what Jesus did for sinners on the cross when He died for a sinful world (2 Cor. 5:21).”

In Genesis 4; 4 And Abel also presented an offering—some of the firstborn of his flock and their fat portions. The Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, Believer Bible Commentary wrote,”Ó Abel’s offering points forward to the substitutionary death of the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”

Four thousand later another person name Jesus Christ who wqs the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, and committed no sin, and took humankind sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God through Him. He willingly went to the cross and sacrifice Himself, took His Father wrath. To bridge the gap between His Father and mankind. To those confess repent and believe in His atoning work you will not perish but have everlasting live with Him. For Son of Man did not come into the world to condemned it but to save it by sacrificing Himself on the cross.  

 

 

 

 

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 For All Who Believe 

 For All Who Believe 

 

In Genesis 17; 5-6  Your name will no longer be Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I will make you the father of many nations. I will make you extremely fruitful and will make nations and kings come from you. Meaning the gospel of salvation, the Gentiles as well as the Jews. Where in Romans 4; 9-12  where it states Is this blessing only for the circumcised, then? Or is it also for the uncircumcised? For we say, Faith was credited to Abraham for righteousness.  In what way then was it credited—while he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while he was circumcised, but uncircumcised.  And he received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while still uncircumcised. This was to make him the father of all who believe but are not circumcised, so that righteousness may be credited to them also.  For our peace who made both groups one and tore down the dividing wall of hostility in His flesh 

As Scriptures declare 13 But now in Christ Jesus, you who were far away have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah.  For through Him, we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household, 

Reformed Bible Study wrote,” Abraham righteousness signified, and sealed for him by circumcision had already been credited to him when he was still uncircumcised. He serves as the prototype for all believers. ” 

Believer Bible Commentary wrote,” Abraham was justified while still on Gentile ground, and this leaves the door wide open for other Gentiles to be justified, entirely apart from circumcision. Circumcision, then, was not the instrumental cause of Abraham’s justification.”

As Scriptures declare For He is our peace that made both groups one and tore down the dividing wall of hostility? In His flesh  But now in Christ Jesus, you who were far away have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah.  For through Him, we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household, 

Jesus In Acts 1; 8 Jesus stated But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Where in Acts 10; 8-14   The Apostle Peter had vision Then  “Get up, Peter; kill and eat! “For I have never eaten anything common and ritually unclean!” Where Peter visited Cornelius and told him it’s forbidden for a Jewish man to associate with or visit a foreigner. But, God has shown me that I must not call any person common or unclean.

Now, I really understand that God doesn’t show favoritism,  but in every nation the person who fears Him and does righteousness is acceptable to Him. The Holy Spirit came down on all those who heard the message. And they began to speak in tongues they were Baptist. These were first gentiles who accept Jesus as the Lord and Savour 

In Acts 26; 15-18 The Apostle Paul was commission by Jesus. To preached to the Gentiles to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee, Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inherit ance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Reformed Bible wrote,” you are all one in Christ Jesus. The wall of separation between Jew and Gentile is removed for those united to Christ: all in Christ are Abraham’s seed (Eph. 2:14–16; Col. 3:11

 Believer Bible Commentary wrote.” Christ is the seed of Abraham; the inheritance promised to Abraham was fulfilled in Christ. When sinners believe on Him, they become one with Him. Thus, they become Abraham’s seed and, in Christ, they inherit all of God’s blessings.”

As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” Furthermore it states,” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all whom call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

”John 6:37 Jesus declares,” All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to Me I will never cast out.”

John MacArthur wrote, “All those the Father gives me, “This verse emphasizes the sovereign will of God in the selection of those who came to Him for salvation (cf. vv. 44, 65; 17:6, 12, 24). The Father has predestined those who would be saved  Rom. 8:29, 30; Eph. 1:3–6; 1 Pet. 1:2). The absolute sovereignty of God is the basis of Jesus’ confidence in the success of His mission Furthermore, he wrote, The security of salvation rests in the sovereignty of God, for God is the guarantee that “all” He has chosen will come to Him for salvation. The idea of “gives Me” is that every person chosen by God and drawn by God 

As Scriptures declare This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.  We’re assured that you will not be cast out if call upon Jesus name who redeemed you from the curse of the  sin on the account of Adam and Eve fall

In Matthew 27; 46  Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Elí, Elí, lemá sabachtháni?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? 

Jesus bore all of mankind sins and His Father wrath

John MacArthur wrote, “Christ at that moment was experiencing the abandonment and despair that resulted from the outpouring of divine wrath on Him as sin-bearer.”

Believer Bible Commentary wrote, “Because God is holy, He cannot overlook sin. On the contrary, He must punish it. The Lord Jesus had no sin of His own, but He took the guilt of our sins upon Himself. When God, as Judge, had looked down and saw our sins upon the sinless Substitute,”

First persons who accept Jesus His Savour was thief on the cross, Where he uttered these words in Luke 23; 40-42

 We are punished justly, because we’re getting back what we deserve for the things we did, but this man has done nothing wrong.”  Then, he said, “Jesus, remember me [when You came into Your kingdom!” And Jesus said to him, “I assure you: Today you will be with Me in paradise

The thief openly admitted that he guilty as charged, and Jesus was innocent Then he said, “Jesus, remember me [when You come into Your kingdom!” And Jesus said to him, “I assure you: Today you will be with Me in paradise

 

2 Corinthians 5:21  He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 

John MacArthur wrote Here Paul summarized the heart of the gospel, resolving the mystery, and paradox, and explaining how sinners can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ.

Believer Bible Commentary wrote Lord Jesus has effectively dealt with the whole problem of our sins

As scriptures declare, “Romans 10; 8-13 The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture also says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all whom call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

 Furthermore, its states in Galatians3;28-29,  There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you is all one in Christ Jesus 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

To often, these verses are misused or taken out of content or misapplied. The Apostle Paul clearly stating if you believe that Jesus is the Son of God who came into world to redeemed mankind from curse of sin. Whether your a Jews,  Gentiles, slave or free, or male and female you are all one in Christ Jesus. Then, you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. 

  Believer Bible Commentary wrote, “3:28 The law made distinctions between these classes. For instance, the distinction between Jew and Gentile is insisted on in Deuteronomy 7:6; 14:1, 2. In his morning prayer, a Jewish man thanked God that He had not made him a Gentile, a slave, or a woman. On personal note, I find this pray offensive 

In Christ Jesus these differences disappear that is, as far as acceptance with God is concerned. A Jew is not preferred over a Gentile, a free man is not more favored than a slave, nor is a man more privileged than a woman. All are on the same level because they are in Christ Jesus.

,” This verse must not be pressed into meaning something it does not say. As far as everyday life is concerned (not to mention public ministry in the church), God does recognize the distinction between male and female. The NT contains instructions addressed to each; it also speaks separately to slaves and masters. But in obtaining blessing from God, these things do not matter. The great thing is to be in Christ Jesus. For example, in Ephesians 5; 21-28 and 1Peter 3; 1-7 the roles of the husbands and wives are different; however, if they both believe that Jesus redeemed from the curse of sins  there is no distinction between them they are one with Christ. Also, in Ephesians 6; 1,5 it states Children, obey your parents meaning father and mother; furthermore, it  states, Slaves, are to obey their human master. For example, male employ by company and the boss is a female the Bible command you’re to obey her  

Anyone believes Jesus is  the Son of God who came into world redeemed mankind sins whether Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female is redeemed from Adam and Eve curse known as sin 

 

 

 


 

The Law And The Gospel 

 The Law And The Gospel

 

James 2;10a

Romans 7; 7-12

Deut. 27:26.

Exodus 20;1-17

Deuteronomy 5; 5-21

Deuteronomy 6;1

 

When God spoke the Ten Commencement from Mount Sini to the Jewish people in Exodus 20;1-17 and also in Deuteronomy 5; 5-21 

Deuteronomy 6;1  This is the command–the statutes and ordinances–the LORD your God has instructed me to teach you, so that you may follow them in the land you are about to enter and possess. Essentially Moses  telling Jewish people  that  God is holy, and all the moral law is to be obey and to violate one part of the law you’re violating all of the laws. In James 2; 10 it states  For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all. Jesus states,” For I assure you: Until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or one stroke of a letter will pass from the law until all things are accomplished. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commands and teaches people to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. Deut. 27:26. ‘Anyone who does not put the words of this law into practice is cursed.’

Believer Bible Commentary,”It is not enough to keep the law for a day, or a month, or a year. One must continue to keep it. Obedience must be complete. It is not enough to keep just the Ten Commandments. All six hundred and some laws in the five books of Moses must be obeyed! It impossible obey the moral law and please God.”

So why is the  moral law important? Why is moral law important to the gospel?  

Romans 7; 7-12 Apostle Paul asks question What should we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin if it were not for the law. For example he wrote,”I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, Do not covet.  And sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind. 

Furthermore he wrote, “Once I was alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life  and I died. The commandment that was meant for life resulted in death for me.” 

 For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me, and through it killed me.  So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and just and good.

For example Apostle John wrote But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness, walks in the darkness, and doesn’t know where he’s going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

For instance, if walking across the street, and its states do not walk  you’re violating law. If travel at 51 kilometre and signs states 50 kilometre you’re breached the law. If the sign says to stop, and if come a rolling stop you’re breaking the law. In short, mankind violator of the moral law.

Galatians 2:16 That no one is justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ. And we have believed in Christ Jesus so that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no human being will be justified. 

Romans 3:20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.

 

 Believer Bible Commentary wrote,”Jews who had been saved knew that there was no salvation in the law. The law condemned to death those who failed to obey it perfectly. This brought the curse on all, because all have broken its sacred precepts. The Savior is here presented as the only true object of faith. Paul reminds Peter that “even we Jews” came to the conclusion that salvation is by faith in Christ and not by law-keeping. What was the sense now of Peter’s putting Gentiles under the law? The law told people what to do but gave them no power to do it. It was given to reveal sin, not to be a savior. God’s Law was tool that was design to reveal mankind sin and lead us to Christ 

 

 Jesus uttered these words in Matthew 5;17  Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the. Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. Believer Bible wrote, He Jesus clearly insisted that not one jot or one tittle would pass from the law until it was completely fulfilled.Jesus believed in the literal inspiration of the Bible, even in what might seem small unimportant details. Nothing in Scripture, even the smallest stroke, is without significance. 

John MacArthur wrote, Christ was indicating that He is the fulfillment of the law in all its aspects. He fulfilled the moral law by keeping it perfectly. He fulfilled the ceremonial law by being the embodiment of everything the law’s types and symbols pointed to. And He fulfilled the judicial law by personifying God’s perfect justice.   

 

To be prophet from God, you need to be 100% accurate or  you declared a false prophet and are put to death. As scriptures state, “ but the prophet who speaks a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or which he speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die. 

In Galatians 3;19  it states,” Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise was made would come. The law was put into effect through angels by means of a mediator.”

John MacArthur, wrote,”Christ’s death, because it was a death of substitution for sin, satisfied God’s justice and exhausted His wrath toward His elect, so that Christ actually purchased believers from slavery to sin and from the sentence of eternal death 

Believer Bible Commentary,”To redeem is to buy back, or to deliver by paying the price. The curse of the law is death—the penalty for breaking its commandments. Christ has delivered those under law from paying the penalty of death demanded by the law  to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

 Galatian 4:5 it states,”Christ redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

 

John MacArthur wrote “Guilty sinners who are under the law’s demands and its curses  and in need of a savior. the adoption as sons. “Adoption” is the act of bringing someone who is the offspring of another into one’s own family. Since unregenerate people are by nature children of the devil, the only way they can become God’s children is by spiritual adoption (Rom. 8:15, 23; Eph. 1:5).”Romans 5:9,”Much more then, since we have now been declared righteous by His blood, we will be saved through Him from wrath. Johm MacArthur,Christ bore the full fury of God’s wrath in the believing sinner’s place, and there is none left for him (see 8:1; 1 Thess. 1:10; 5:9).     

Believer Bible Commentary wrote,”The law demanded a price from those who failed to keep it—the price of death. Before God could bring men into the wonderful position of sonship, this price had to be paid. So the Lord Jesus, coming into the world as a member of the human race and of the Jewish nation, and paid the price that the law.s long as men were slaves, they could not be sons. Christ delivered them from the bondage of the law in order that they might be adopted as sons

 

Romans 5:9,”Much more then, since we have now been declared righteous by His blood, we will be saved through Him from wrath.

 

  Believer Bible Commentary wrote,”We are no longer reckoned as guilty sinners. At the enormous cost of the Savior’s blood, shed for us at Calvary, we have been counted righteous by God. Since He went to such tremendous cost to justify us when we were sinners,  Christ willy went to the Cross  sacrifice    Himself  on it   took mankind sins and His Father wrath to bridge the gap between His Father and mankind     

John MacArthur wrote,” What Paul is about to say is even more amazing and wonderful. justified by His blood. Through His violent, substitutionary death. References to the blood of the Savior include the reality that He bled in His death (a necessity to fulfill the OT imagery of sacrifice), 

Galatians 2:20  sunup well I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.  Believer Bible Commentary wrote, “Not only was He crucified on Calvary, I was crucified there as well—in Him. This means the end of me as a sinner in God’s sight.

The Late Dr Lewis Johnson wrote, “If a man could be justified by doing good works, what’s the point of the cross of Christ? If a man could be justified by joining the church, by being religious, by being a philanthropist in the community, by being a highly regarded citizen, what is the point of the cross of Jesus Christ? “

 

 

 

  

The Heart Of The Heart Of The Gospel

 

                                                                    

  Romans1;16 17

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel,

 Because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek 17 For in it God’s righteousness is revealed from faith to faith, just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith.

 

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible wrote Ancient works sometimes included A thesis statement, which is how A majority of scholars view these two verses. The theme of the entire book. Or the main idea, opinion, or theory of A person, group, piece of writing, or speech: Her main thesis is that children need A lot of verbal stimulation.  

 John MacArthur wrote, “These two verses crystallize the thesis of the entire book—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which Paul will unfold and explain in the following chapters. For example,” A theme for A school exercise another word could uses A theme or premise

 Thesis is defined as A subject for A composition or essay or A proposition laid down or stated, esp. one maintained, or put forward as A premiss in an argument. A document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author’s research and findings.

 As you read in the rest of the letter, you will see how many of its ideas and concerns are anticipated in this thesis sentence (together with vv. 2–4): the gospel is about God’s Son; it is God’s power bringing salvation to Jew and Gentile alike; it is the revelation of God’s righteousness, available to all on the same basis; namely, faith in Christ Jesus. 

Holdman Commentary wrote,” The theme of Romans is the power of the gospel. By that, we mean that it is the controlling idea in Paul’s approach to the grand scheme of salvation. Without the gospel, and without the power that the gospel is (not the power that the gospel has), there can be no salvation, no deliverance, no life. Everything that God wants for us is to be found in the gospel, and Paul is going to spend the rest of his letter explaining every facet of it.”

 Thesis is defined as A subject for A composition or essay. 

The Heidelberg Catechism stated in question and answered 60. “God grants and credits to us, the perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ, as if I had never sinned nor were A sinner, as if I had been as perfectly obedient as Christ was obedient for me.

As John Calvin penned, “Justification is the main hinge on which salvation turns. Balthasar Meisner stated,” Justification is the article where the church stand or falls A “proverb of Luther”

Charles Spurgeon wrote, “Any church that puts in the place of justification by faith in Christ another method of salvation is A harlot.”  

 John Mcauthor wrote, “Justification is… A completed fact for the believer; it is not an ongoing process. 

Luther used to hate Romans 1:17. He struggled with this verse particularly, and the phrase ‘God’s righteousness’ particularly, because he always read it in the sense which it was preached by the Catholic theologians at the time. At that time this verse was understood as the “formal or active righteousness” which “God is righteous and punishes the unrighteous sinner.  Luther knew himself to be A sinner under the judgment of A righteous God. While he had been studying in the Tower of the Black Cloister, an Augustinian Monastery in Wittenberg his eyes was opened, or he had  a Holy Spirit moment where the Holy Spirit revealed the  meaning  “the righteousness of God.” God’s righteousness had always brought terror to his heart. Luther knew himself to be A sinner under the judgment of a righteous God. Then, he read Romans 1:17 along with Romans 3:21-24: “But now A righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness  came through faith in Jesus Christ   It was Christ atoning work on the cross that saved not mankind works. All mankind had to offer was their sins. As scripture declares, There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”  These words leaped off the pages. The power brought the collapse of A mental stronghold–salvation by works—and replaced it with the truth of salvation by faith. Luther came to understand that salvation by the works of the law brings bondage. But, salvation by grace through the finished work of Christ leads to freedom.

 

Martian Luther wrote, Lord Jesus You are my righteousness; I am your sin. You took on you what was mine; yet set on me what was  yours. You became what you were not, that I might become what I was not.  

The late Dr R C Sproul wrote  Luther was looking now at the Greek word that was in The New Testament, not the Latin word. The word dikaios, dikaiosune, which didn’t mean to make righteous, but rather to regard as righteous, to count as righteous, to declare as righteous? And this was the moment of awakening for Luther. He said, “You mean, here Paul is not talking about the righteousness by which God Himself is righteous, but A righteousness that God gives freely by His grace to people who don’t have righteousness of their own.”

And so Luther said, “Woa, you mean the righteousness by which I will be saved, is not mine?” It’s what he called A justitia alienum, an alien righteousness; A righteousness that belongs properly to somebody else. It’s A righteousness that is extra nos, outside of us. Namely, the righteousness of Christ. And Luther said, “When I discovered that, I was born again of the Holy Ghost. And the doors of paradise swung open, and I walked through.”

Martin Luther’s Latin phrase, “Simul Justus et Peccator.”  Simul is the word from which we get the English word simultaneously. Or, it means ‘at the same time.’ Justus is the Latin word for just or righteous. And you all know what et is. Et the past tense of the verb ‘to eat.’ Have you et your dinner? No, you know that’s not what that means. You remember in the death scene of Caesar after he’s been stabbed by Brutus he says, “Et tu, Brute?” Then fall Caesar. And you too Brutus? It simply means and. Peccator means sinner. He was saying from one perspective, in one sense, we are just. In another sense, from A different perspective, we are sinners; and how he defines that is simple. In and of ourselves, under the analysis of God’s scrutiny, we still have sin; we’re still sinners.

 

 

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  Romans1;16 17

Zondervan Bible Commentary wrote,  “Paul must have paused here and pondered. Rome— what thoughts of grandeur, power and even pride the word must have evoked in Paul the Roman citizen! But, the gospel of Christ not only equalled but eclipsed the achievements of Rome. It too was something to be proud of, for it was God’s own means— as dynamic as the resurrection (cf. v. 4)— of saving anyone in the world whom entrusts himself to Him Romans 3:22) for all who believe. An offer made first in time to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

Throughout  the epistle of Romans the Apostle Paul spell out the just or  righteous  shall  live by faith, and  it was Jesus Christ who is the righteous one  who, was without sin   sacrifice Himself on the cross as a sin offering, and became the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world! For example in Romans 3; 21-24, God’s righteousness has been revealed  by the Law and the Prophets God’s righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ. 

Romans 4; 5 and if believe in His atoning work then you will be redeemed from the curse of sin. Romans 5; 1-2,9  believes in Jesus Christ then you will be declared righteous by His blood than you will have peace with God instead of His Father wrath. , Philippians 3:9, Trusting and having faith in Jesus Christ instead trusting in the moral law which condemns only us. Finally, in Romans 8; 1 Therefore, no there is condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

One central theme that no matter what Satan does, saving faith cannot be destroyed Romans 8:31–39  Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect? God is the One who justifies. Who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is the One who died, but even more, has been raised; He also is at the right hand of God and intercedes for us. Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or anguish or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

The Heidelberg Catechism question asks one What is thy only comfort in life and death? That I with body and soul, both in life, and death, am not my own, but belong unto my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ; who, with his precious blood, has fully satisfied for all my sins  and delivered me from all the power of the devil;  and so preserves me  that without the will of my heavenly Father, not a hair can fall from my head; yea, that all things must be subservient to my salvation, and therefore, by his Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life  and makes me sincerely willing and ready; henceforth, to live unto him. 

1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel;  Reformed Bible Study wrote, “Although the gospel is folly to the cultured, Paul sees his message as divine wisdom (1 Cor. 1:22–25, 30), and is not embarrassed by God’s way of salvation.” He was willing to endure suffering, 2 Corinthians 11; 23-27, I’m talking like a madman—I’m a better one: with far more labors, many more imprisonments, far worse beatings, near death many times. Five times I received 39 lashes from Jews. Three times I was beaten with rods by the Romans. Once I was stoned by my enemies. In 2 Corinthians 4; 16-18  So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,  as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. But, Paul remained eager to preach the gospel in Rome. emissing a comma» In short the apostle Paul was willing endure hardship and suffering for sake of the gospel

1:16  Because it is God’s power for salvation; The King James Study Bible Notes wrote,” The power of God: The English words dynamite and dynamo are derived from the word “power.” If Paul were writing today, he would probably speak of atomic power. The gospel is so powerful that it takes people all the way into heaven. John MacArthur wrote,” ” The power of the gospel delivers people from lostness (Matt. 18:11), from the wrath of God (Rom. 5:9. ). Only God’s power is able to overcome man’s sinful nature and give him new life. As scripture declares,” I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

 Reformed Bible Study wrote, Is essential because of humanity’s bondage to sin and Satan, and weakness and spiritual inability on account of sin  Believer Commentary wrote,” Paul was not ashamed to take God’s good news to sophisticated Rome, even though the message had proved to be a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Greeks, for he knew that it is the power of God to salvation.” 

1:16 to everyone who believes, Believer Bible Commentary wrote That it is the power of God to salvation—that is, it tells how God by His power saves everyone who believes on His Son. Romans10;11-14, Now the Scripture says, Everyone who believes on Him will not be put to shame  12 for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, since the same Lord of all  is rich to all who call on Him. 13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Galatians 3;28-29 There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free  male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, heir

1:16 first to the Jew, and also to the Greek; In Acts 1; 8  you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea, and Sameria Believer Bible Commentary wrote, “The order for the Jew first and also for the Greek was fulfilled historically during the Acts period.” Reformed Bible Study wrote,” it  the pattern of Paul’s missionary outreach. Hence, in visiting the cities of the Roman world he began by expounding Scripture in the synagogues where possible, and he preached Christ as the fulfillment of the Old Testament promises (Acts 9:20; 13:5, 14; 14:1; 17:1, 17; 18:4, 19, 26; 19:8). Throughout Romans, Paul is careful not to deny the validity of the God-given privileges of His own people.” 

”NIV Study Bible Notes wrote,These privileges, however, were not extended to the Jews because of their superior merit or because of God’s partiality toward them (cf. Dt 7:7–11 and note on Dt 4:37).  It was necessary that the invasion of this world by the gospel began at a particular point with a particular people who in turn were responsible to carry that gospel to the other nations   This power is extended equally to Jews and Greeks.

Romans 1; 17 For in it God’s righteousness is revealed from faith to faith, just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith.  John MacArthur wrote,” ” The power of the gospel delivers people from lostness (Matt. 18:11), from the wrath of God (Rom. 5:9. ). Only God’s power is able to overcome man’s sinful nature and give. Him new life

 Reformed Bible Study wrote, Is essential because of humanity’s bondage to sin and Satan, and weakness and spiritual inability on account of sin Believer Bible Commentary wrote That it is the power of God to salvation—that is, it tells how God by His power saves everyone who believes on His Son. This power is extended equally to Jews and Greeks.

Romans 1; 17 For in it God’s righteousness is revealed from faith to faith, This is a key phrase in Romans (3:21; 5:19; 10:3), regularly explained in the letter as “righteousness… Through (or of) faith” (3:22; cf. 9:30; 10:6). 

Romans 1; 17   Believer Bible Commentary wrote, “ Since the word righteousness occurs here for the first time in the Letter, we will pause to consider its meaning. The word is used in several different ways in the NT, but we shall consider only three uses.

 John MacArthur wrote,” righteousness of God. Better translated, “righteousness from God.” A major theme of the book, appearing over 30 times in one form or another righteousness is the state or condition of perfectly conforming to God’s perfect law and holy character. Other terms from the same Gr. Root also occurs some 30 times and is usually translated “justified,” “justification” or similarly. Only God is inherently righteous (Deut. 32:4; Pss. 11:7; 116:5; John 17:25; 1 John 2:1; Rev. 16:5), and man falls woefully short of the divine standard of moral perfection (3:10, 23; Job 9:2; Matt. 5:48). 

Believer Bible Commentary wrote,” the righteousness of God can refer to His method of justifying ungodly sinners. He can do this and still be righteous because Jesus as the sinless Substitute has satisfied all the claims of divine justice. Finally, the righteousness of God refers to the perfect standing which God provides for those who believe on His Son (2 Cor. 5:21). Those who are not in themselves righteous are treated as if they were righteous because God sees them in all the perfection of Christ. Righteousness is imputed to their account.

Furthermore, they wrote,” The righteousness of God is revealed in the gospel. First, the gospel tells us that God’s righteousness demands that sins be punished, and the penalty is eternal death. But, then we hear that God’s love provided what His righteousness demanded. He sent His Son to die as a Substitute for sinners, paying the penalty in full. Now because His righteous claims have been fully satisfied, God can righteously save all those who avail themselves of the work of Christ. 

Matthew Henry wrote,” Paul so much triumphs in, is the righteousness of God revealed. Our misery and ruin being the product and consequent of our iniquity that which will show us the way of salvation must needs show us the way of justification, and this the gospel does. The gospel makes known a righteousness. While God is a just and holy God, and we are guilty sinners, it is necessary we should have a righteousness wherein to appear before him; and, blessed be God, there is such a righteousness brought in by Messiah the prince (Dan. 9:24) and revealed in the gospel; a righteousness that is, a gracious method of reconciliation and acceptance, notwithstanding the guilt of our sins.”

Dr Ken Boa wrote, “God’s righteousness is revealed in the gospel! The pagan power of Rome (like the pagan nation of Babylon in Habakkuk’s day) is no match for the power of God which is the gospel, Paul says. Do not think that God’s power is absent—it is here in the gospel! And God’s righteousness will be revealed against all manner of sin everywhere. Rather than thinking you are powerless to change Rome, the gospel gives you the power of God to change lives.” Without Christ mankind would be help less and without hope. Justification by faith give us hope

 

 

 

 

The Essential of Believing

The Essential of Believing

 

The word believes appears seven times in 11th chapter Gospel of John verses 11:15, 11:25, 11:26, 11:27, 11:40, 11:41, 42, 11:45, and 11:48. Nelison New Illustrated Bible Dictionary define believe ,” to place one’s trust in God’s truth; one who takes God at His word and trusts in Him for salvation. A belief that saves is one that rests in the finished work of Christ; it trusts God alone for salvation. Believers are those who have trusted God with their will as well as their mind. “ The Greek word I pisteuo (πιστεύωis a verb the  noun is peitho the Adjective is pistos meaning  “to be persuaded of,” and hence, “to place confidence in, or trust in,  or having faith. In short, Faith is believing that Christ is what He is said to be, and that He will do what He has promised to do, and then to expect this of Him.

11:15 I’m glad for you that I wasn’t there so that you may believe the Greek word is πιστεύσητε found three times It means Strengthen  their faith in Jesus  three times in New Testament  Since the disciple already believe Jesus able performed miracles where Jesus turned water into wine at the Cana wedding found 2:11 John MacArthur wrote  The resurrection of Lazarus was designed to strengthen His disciples’ faith in Him as the Messiah and Son of God in the face of the strong Jewish rejection of Him. They were able to endure sever persecution because they witness resurrection of Lazarus who dead for four days who was buried in a grave. 

11:25 Everyone who lives and believes the Greek word is pisteuōn is mentioned 24 times in New Testament in John 3;;15-18 the pisteuon is four times 3:15 that whoever believes will in Him have eternal; 3:16 that whoever believes {pisteuei} in Him shall not perish, 3:18 He who believes {piteuon} in Him is not judged; and he who does not believe {piteuon} has been judged. John MacArthur wrote This phrase (lit. “To believe into the name”) means more than mere intellectual assent to the claims of the gospel. It includes to trust and commitment to Christ as Lord and Savior which result in receiving a new nature. In short, if than If you trust His name, you trust Him. 11:26 Do you believe {pisteuei} this?”

11:27 “I believe {pepisteuka} Convince or persuaded without doubt You are the Messiah, the Son of God, refers to something that began in the past and has continuing results further believing, It only mention twice in  2 Timothy 1:12  John 11:27  John Calvin wrote.” Now when Martha confesses that it was he who was to come into the world, she strengthens her faith by the predictions of the prophets. Hence it follows, that we ought to expect from him the full restoration of all things and perfect happiness; and, in short, that he was sent to erect and prepare the true and perfect state of the kingdom of God. In  Timothy, 1:12 the Apostle Paul was persuaded that willing to suffer and sever persecution and beheaded for the sake gospel notice that Martha made this confession before Jesus had raised her brother from the dead and not afterwards!

11:40 Jesus said to her, “Didn’t I tell you that if you believed {pisteusēs} you would see the glory of God? The Greek is pisteusēs means to have faith; i.e., Credit; by implication, to entrust and it found  two times in The New Testament 

In John 11:27  Martha declared that Jesus was Messiah, the Son of God who comes into the world. Christ reminded her of His previous statements (11:25–27) she also stated in 

John 11;21-22 “Lord, if You had been here, my brother wouldn’t have died. Yet, even now I know that whatever You ask from God, God will give You.” She also stated in  11:24 that brother would arise in the last days   Warren Wiersbe wrote, “He urged her to continue believe. True faith relies on God’s promises and thereby releases God’s power.                                                          Martha had tremendous faith in Jesus and witness and can testify in how Jesus performed many miracles such as casting out demons, healing the sick, and raising widow son Nain found I

 Luke 7:11–17 and Jairus’ daughter found in Luke 8:52–56.  Any normal person would have remind of the stench due to rotting decay of the corpse.  As Matthew Hendy wrote, ”Dead bodies (saith Dr. Hammond) after a revolution of the humours, which is completed in seventy-two hours, naturally and to putrefaction; and the Jews say that by the fourth day after death the body is so altered that one cannot be sure it is such a person.                                                                                     However, there are times where all believes has moment  of doubt, unbelief, and distrust in Martha mind his brother was truly dead or pastor once stated he really was dead due to the decay and stench. However, this is the evident and prove beyond a shadow doubt   he was dead due to the decaying of the corpse bad odour Exhibited A. Matthew Henry wrote,” Yet this distrustful word of hers served to make the miracle both the more evident and the more illustrious; by this it appeared that he w as truly dead, and not in a trance; for, though the posture of a dead body might be counterfeited, the smell could not.”  Remember Martha remove the stone and trusted Jesus

11:41, 42  because of the crowd standing here I said this, so they may believe you (pisteusōsin} is mention four times meaning is self-serving (without sacred meaning), or the believing that leads to/proceeds from God’s in birthing of faith. Believer Bible Commentary wrote Jesus prayed audibly so that the people might believe that the Father had sent Jesus.  Holdman Bible Commentary wrote The purpose of the prayer was to create faith in the hearts of those standing around the tomb of Lazarus wondering what would happen next. Matthew Henry Commentary wrote,  “But why should Christ give this public intimation of his obtaining this miracle by prayer? He adds, It is because of the people who stand by, that they may believe that thou hast sent me; for prayer may preach.”                                 

And how can they believe (pisteusōsin}  without hearing about Him? And how can they hear without a preacher? 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? 

Therefore, many of the Jews who came to Mary and saw what,  He did believed{episteusan} in Him  22 times episteusan is mention in the New Testament

John 11;25- 27.45 : 25 Jesus said to her, “I am( the resurrection and the life. The one who believes {pisteuwn}  in Me, even if he dies, will live. 26 Everyone who lives and believes {pisteuwn} in Me will never die—ever. Do you believe{pisteuei} this?”

27 “Yes, Lord,” she told Him, “I believe {pepisteuka} You are the Messiah, the Son of God who comes into the world.”

45 Therefore, many of the Jews who came to Mary and saw what He did believed{episteusan} in Him

The words believe appears seven times in 11th chapter Gospel of John in verse in verse 25 the Greek. The word is pisteuwn to  meaning; to entrust a thing to one, or to have confidence in. To trust in Jesus or God as able to aid either in obtaining or in doing 

In Verse, 27 the Greek word is   pepisteuka meaning I am convinced or to persuade or having the power of persuading, skilful in producing belief.  Trusty, faithful that can be relied on. The word only appears twice in The New Testament John 11:27 “Yes, Lord,” she told Him, “I believe {pepisteuka} You are the Messiah, the Son of God who comes into the world.and 2 Timothy 1:12 and who is why I suffer these things. But, I am not ashamed, because I know the One I have believed {pepisteuka} in and am persuaded that He is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day.

Verse 45 the Greek words is episteusan 22 times New Testament episteusan it uses for example, Matthew 21:32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you didn’t believe {episteusan} him. Tax collectors and prostitutes did believe {episteusan} him, but you, when you saw it, didn’t even change your minds then and believe him. John 11;22 So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this. And they believed {episteusan} the Scripture, and the statement Jesus had made. Mark 16; 11; 13-14 1 Yet, when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe {episteusan} it And they went and reported it to the rest, which did not believe {episteusan} them either.  Later, He appeared to the Eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table. He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe {episteusan} those who saw Him after He had been resurrected

 11:45,  Therefore, many of the Jews who came to Mary and saw what He did believed {episteusan} in Him; episteusan is mentioned 22 times in The New Testament. Remember Lazarus was dead four days and buried in tomb  and decay was setting.  When stone had been roll back the stench would have been unbearable and he wearing was  linen strips and with his face wrapped in a cloth looking like mummy he came tomb. Believer Bible Commentary wrote,” To many of the onlookers, this miracle unmistakably proclaimed the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, and they believed in Him. Who else but God could call forth a body from the grave after it had been dead for four days?  

Note the phase; saw what He did believed {episteusan} in Him {Jesus}  another example would found in John 2:23  23 While He was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many trusted or believed {episteusan} in His name when they saw the signs He was doing. Or 2:22 they believed {episteusan}  the Scripture and the statement Jesus had made. For example, if someone confess his sins to Jesus and lift the burden from them than they would believe {episteusan} Jesus is the Son Of God man of His word you can trust him

11:48 If we let Him continue in this way, everyone will believe {pisteusousin} in Him! Then, the Romans will come and remove both our place and our nation.” 

The pisteusousin appear only once in The New Testament found in 11:48. Even thou Lazarus had been raised from the grave. The Sanhedrin and the Pharisee still refuse believe in Jesus. Even thou they admitted that He performed many signs and miracles.  They were more concern that Roman would come destroyed take away there right and freedom they more concern about their  status. In John, 12:10 The chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death. Because of Lazarus, many of the Jews … believed {episteuon} in Jesus.  F B wrote  Meyer wrote,” The leaders felt they could no longer remain inactive. If they did not intervene, the mass of the people would be persuaded by the miracles of Jesus. If the people thus acknowledged Jesus to be their King, it would mean trouble with Rome. The Romans would think that Jesus had come to overthrow their empire; they would then move in and punish the Jews. The expression “take away both our place and nation” means that the Romans would destroy the temple and scatter the Jewish people. These very things took place in A.D. 70—not, however, because the Jews accepted the Lord, but rather because they rejected Him.”

 Warren Wierebe wrote, “While we thank God for what the Bible teaches (and all Martha had was the Old Testament), we realize that we are saved by the Redeemer, Jesus Christ, and not by a doctrine wrote in a book. When we know Him by faith, we need not fear the shadow of  death.  When you are sick, you want a doctor and not a medical book or a formula. When you are being sued, you want a lawyer and not a law book. Likewise, when you face your last enemy, death, you want the Savior, and not a doctrine has written in a book. In Jesus Christ, every doctrine is made personal (1 Cor. 1:30). When you belong to Him, you have all that you will ever need in life, death, time, or eternity!”

The three key words in turning. Your life to Christ is; Confess {to admitted you’re wrong and God is right}. To Repent {to change one mind or do a 180} Believe {to trust or have faith} in Jesus who came into the world to redeemed mankind from the Adam and Eve curse. Would leads To Forgiveness to be release from  burdensome a tasks  

As scripture declares, “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe {(pisteuein} in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Note you believe {(pisteuein} in Him or  in Christ meaning a union or connection between Christ and the believer.  

 

 

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Lent

Lent

Got a Question define lent  a period of fasting, moderation, and self-denial traditionally observed by Catholics and some Protestant denominations. It begins with Ash Wednesday and ends with Easter Sunday In which they give up their favourite items; for example, your favourite beverage, or food Its six weeks of self-discipline. Lent began as a way for Catholics to remind themselves of the value of repentance. The austerity of the Lenten season was seen as similar to how people in the Old Testament fasted and repented in sackcloth and ashes (Esther 4:1-3; Jeremiah 6:26; Daniel 9:3).

While there is value in repenting and fasting, and pleases God when we repent of sinful habits. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with setting aside some time to focus on Jesus’ death and resurrection. However, repenting of sin is something we should be doing every day of the year, not just for the 46 days of Lent.

To me, we should be spent more on time focusing on Jesus death on the cross and His resurrection from the grave.

George Macleod wrote these words, “I simply argue that the cross should be raised at the center of the marketplace as well as on the steeple of the church. I am recovering the claim that Jesus was not crucified in a cathedral between two candles, but on a cross between two thieves; on the town’s garbage heap; at a crossroad so cosmopolitan that they had to write His title in Hebrew and Latin and Greek … at the kind of place where cynics talk smut, and thieves curse, and soldiers gamble. Because that is where He died. And that is what He died for. And that is what He died about. That is where churchmen ought to be and what churchmen ought to be about.”

 Stuart my brother told me this story about Jesus carrying the cross-prior to his execution. He kept falling down, however, He kept getting back up because He had a mission to accomplish to be obedient His Father will and this work had to be accomplished. While this narrative is not found in the Bible. Yet, His  mission was to take mankind place because of the curse of sins. On the account of Adam and Eve disobeying  God’s ordinance by eating the forbidden fruits. 

 

1 Timothy 1;15-17  This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them. 16 But I received mercy for this reason, so that in me, the worst of them, Christ Jesus might demonstrate His extraordinary patience for instance to those who would believe in Him for eternal life. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen

1:15 This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. Trustworthy is adjective meaning worthy of confidence or able to be relied on as honest or truthful. The Greek word is pistikos original is word πιστικός meaning: genuine, pure, or trustworthy. Amplified Bible wrote, The saying is sure and true and worthy of full and universal acceptance, 

NIV Study Bible Notes wrote A clause found nowhere else in the NT but used five times in the Pastorals (here; 3:1; 4:9; 2Ti 2:11; Titus 3:8) to identify a key teaching. Believer Bible Commentary wrote, “Men can afford to believe this statement with implicit trust. Indeed, to disbelieve it is unreasonable and unwise. It is worthy of all acceptance because it applies to all, tells what, God has done for all and extended the gift of salvation to all.”

1:15 “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”    In Jesus said Matt. 9:13; For I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners and furthermore he states Luke 19:10.  For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost and, lastly he utter these words to  Nicodemus in John 3:17  For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. Sum up why Jesus came to save sinner

 KJV Commentary wrote, “The prime purpose of Christ’s coming was not to teach nor to heal nor to be an example, but to save sinners !

Believer Bible Commentary, “That he can somehow contribute to his own salvation. But, the gospel insists that all the glory for the work of salvation must go to Christ alone, that man does nothing but the sinning, and that the Lord Jesus does all the saving. Why did He come? To save sinners. It was not to save good people (there were none!). Neither was it to save those who kept the law perfectly (none had done this either.

 Matthew Henry sum it up well,” Here we have the sum of the whole gospel that Jesus Christ came into the world. The Son of God took upon him our nature, was made flesh, and dwelt among us, John 1:14. He came into the world, not to call the righteous but sinners to repentance, Matt. 9:13. His errand into the world was to seek and find, and so save, those that were lost, Luke 19:10.” As scripture declares, ”you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins!!!!

 

1:15 I am the worst of them or chief of sinner Remember the apostle Paul was Saul Tarsus who witness and approve the stoning of Stephen. The first martyr and proceed  to eradicate the church in infancy stage Where he went to the high priest and requested letters from them,  so that if he found any men or women who belonged to the Way. If He not encounter Jesus on Damascus Road, he would likely eliminate the Church. Believer Bible Commentary wrote, Reverting to the story of his life, Paul recounted the savage, and unremitting campaign he waged against the followers of the Christian faith. With all his strength, he opposed the name of Jesus of Nazareth. With authority from the chief priests, he imprisoned many of the Christians in Jerusalem. When they stood trial before the Sanhedrin, he cast his vote against them consistently. Over and over again he arranged punishment for those whom he found in every synagogue, and he did all he could to force them to deny their Lord.

In 1Timothy 1:13 In  one who was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an arrogant man Believer Bible Commentary wrote That Paul had broken the Ten Commandments before his conversion is abundantly evident from this verse. He speaks of himself as formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man. As a blasphemer, he spoke evil concerning the Christians and their Leader, Jesus. As a persecutor, he sought to put Christians to death because he felt that this new sect posed a threat to Judaism. In carrying out his evil plan, he took delight in committing insolent, violent, and outrageous acts against the believers. Where in Acts 22:4; 26:10, 11. Describes his intention  

Where Jesus forgave  him and commission him to preach the gospel among the Gentiles. Where Jesus stated these words, “I will rescue you from the people and from the Gentiles. I now send you to them  to open their eyes so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God that by faith in Me they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified.” In Paul own words he wrote,” For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.” And This grace was given to me—the least of all the saints—to proclaim to the Gentiles the incalculable riches of the Messiah

Believe Bible Commentary wrote n 1 Corinthians 15:9 (written about A.D. 57), Paul called himself “the least of the apostles.” Then in Ephesians 3:8 (written about A.D. 60), he called himself “less than the least of all saints.” Now in 1 Timothy 1:15, written some years later, he calls himself the chief of sinners. Here, we have an outline of Paul’s progress in Christian humility. 

NIV Study Bible Notes wrote The closer one gets to a holy God, the more the magnitude of one’s sin becomes evident (cf. Isa 6:5; see 1Co 15:9; Eph 3:8

The closer the believer walks with God. The more wretched they feel. They come realize that God is holy. As Isaiah declares, Woe is me for I am ruined because I am a man of unclean lips and live among a people of unclean lips, and because my eyes have seen the King,  the Lord of Hosts. 

1:16   But I received mercy for this reason, so that in me, the worst of them. The Orthodox Study Bible wrote, “ Paul, as a former rebel toward God and persecutor of the Church (Acts 9:1–3), gives glory to God for his calling as an apostle. Throughout the OT and NT and church history, the greatest sinners have often become most notable saints (Moses, Rahab, David, Photini—the woman at the well, Matthew, Paul, St. Mary of Egypt). Believer Bible Commentary wrote This explains why Paul obtained mercy. It was so that he might be an exhibit of the longsuffering of Jesus Christ. Just as he had been the chief of sinners, so now he would be the chief display of the untiring grace of the Lord. He would be “Exhibit A,” a living example, as William Kelly said, of “divine love rising above the most active hostility, of divine longsuffering exhausting the most varied and persistent antagonism. 

 

The Apostle Paul was a Hebrew of Hebrews from the tribe of Benjamin, and a member of the Pharisees who demanded the strictest obedience to the Jewish law and enforced  it. When he encounter Jesus on the Damascus Road, He changed thinking and saw himself as good for nothing miserable wretched man, Jesus forgave him and declared Paul righteous   Paul never forgot the Damascus Road experience found in Acts 9:1–9; Acts 22:6–11; and  Acts 26:9–20. Where Jesus forgave him, and chose mercy instead justice  and was commission by Christ to preach the gospel among the Gentiles Galatians 1:11-16

1:16 Christ Jesus might demonstrate His extraordinary patience. Pass failure does not mean God will nullify any future blessing. Usually, a ministry starts in the individual life and men and women know that they have been forgiven, and no longer bear the guilt of sin. Orthodox Study Bible, Throughout the OT and NT and church history, the greatest sinners have often become most notable saints (Moses, Rahab, David, Photini—the woman at the well, Matthew, Paul, St. Mary of Egypt)

For example, Moses committed murder 2:12  by killing Egyptian because he was beating a Hebrew slave, one of his people, and buried his body in the sand, He wrote first five of the Tora and Jewish into promise land. He wrote first five of the Tora and Jewish into promise land. He also predicted a prophet Deuteronomy 18:18 that prophet was Jesus Christ is our Mediator.   

King David committed adultery, murder, and covered it up. He composes 75 psalms Psalm 51, and Psalms 32, and 40:12  my sins have overtaken me; I am unable to see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my courage leaves me Known by God as a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do. Jesus Christ our Savour was a descendant of David who redeemed mankind from the curse of sin. 

Manasseh son of  king Hezekiah was most wicked more wicked than Amorites. He sacrificed his own son in the fire, practiced divination, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritualists. So God sent the Assyrians that captured Manasseh and took him away to exile (2 Chronicles 33:11). While in exile, “In his distress he had sought the favor of the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his ancestors. And when he had prayed to him, the Lord was moved by his entreaty and listened to his plea; so he brought him back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Then, Manasseh knew that the Lord is God” (2 Chronicles 33:12–13

Apostle Peter denied Jesus Christ three times, preached the first gospel Acts 2;22-38 was leader in Christian movement boldly proclaim the gospel through out Acts and wrote two epistles in The New Testament  and lifted and encourages the persecuted saints throughout Asia

John Mark  Acts 13:13  on first missionary trip pack he’s and went home. The apostle Paul didn’t accept it (15:38) create dissension between Paul and Barnabas (15:36–40 He  trained under Apostle Peter and Paul known as second greatest missionary and wrote the gospel of Mark

Susan Atkins was charged for committing seven murder and found guilty  While Susan Aiken holding Sharon Tate she pleaded with Tex and Susan to spare her, and her eight-month baby, she uttered these words, ”Look bitch, I don’t care about you. I don’t care if you’re going to have a baby or not. You’re going to die, and I don’t feel anything about it.” She felt no guilt in her mind Sharon look like store mannequin.

In September of 1974, Jesus knocked  her hardened heart, and she accepted Jesus as my personal Savior and Lord went was her bitter heart, and replace with a soft heart. According to Susan Christ, she was assured  that  from the depths of her soul that  she was forgiven and “Old things had passed away and behold all things have became new,”  II Corinthians 5:17   Her favourite verse is  Matthew 3;8   Therefore produce fruit  consistent with repentance. On her death, she uttered Psalm 23; Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff—they comfort me. When she encounter Jesus He utter  these words, For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” On the  account His sacrifice on the cross where her terrible deed she committed on August ninth and tenth will remember their sins no more

Tex Watson committed seven murders On November 30th, 1969 he was arrested charge seven count murder was  found guilty. One day He was attending chapel service, and  he heard a message on one 1Timothy1; 15-16; “ This is a trustworthy and deserved full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners “–and I am the worst of them. But, I received mercy for this reason, so that in me, the worst of them, Christ Jesus might demonstrate His extraordinary patience for instance to those who would believe in Him for eternal life. Tex than confess repent, and believed in Christ.  There was a peace and ecstatic joy that he never felt before in his life. When he had gone back to his  cell, he looked into the mirror, and he saw a smile on his face that brightened up his cell.

 Both Tex and Susan learned over  time that bitterness is an awful weed that consumed your heart, soul, and mind As scripture states,  has changed and became a new creature In Christ he learned to forgive himself as Christ did.

Susan Labianca daughter of Rosemary Labianca forgave Tex for killing her parents view as a brother in Christ.

According to  since Susan became a follower of Christ as a Christian she felt an obligation to forgive Tex for killing his mother and step dad, because Tex was a bro preserved her in the Lord, and has committed his life to Christ. 

  Never mind David Berowitz known as son of Sam who six people and wounded seven others Ted Bundy admitted to killing 36 young women Jeffery Duhmar murder dismembered eat them and preserved the body 17 young boys All these people found Christ and took ownership of their crimes. 

NKJV Study Bible wrote’” All those who place their trust in Jesus for salvation will be saved from the coming judgment.”

 

1:16 Christ Jesus might demonstrate His extraordinary patience. The prophet Jeremiah was chosen by God before he formed in the womb to be a prophet. The Apostle Paul set aside at birth by God, Jesus declare to Ananias “Go! For this man is My chosen instrument to take My name to Gentiles

 

1:16 for instance to those who would believe {pisteuein}  in Him for eternal life; believe on Him: is found over 185 times in the NT.  

In  John 3;14-16   Jesus predicted these words to Nicodemus,  “so the Son of Man must be lifted up, {crucifixion}15 so that everyone who believes in Him will have eternal life.  So that, everyone who believes in Him will not perish but has eternal life.” 

Note; for eternal life. Jesus promise those who believe in His atoning on the cross. They would inherit eternal life  

NKJV Study Bible wrote, “The sole condition given for salvation is belief, having faith or trust in Jesus Christ. The gospel is that Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose on the third day. All those who place their trust in Jesus for salvation will be saved from the coming judgment.” 

1:17  Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.    

John MacArthur wrote,” God receives all the praise for sovereignly saving Paul. This is one of the many doxologies Paul wrote (cf. Rom. 11:33–36)

Orthodox Study Bible, “Paul, as a former rebel toward God and persecutor of the Church (Acts 9:1–3), gives glory to God for his calling as an apostle.” 

Holman New Testament wrote,” the foundation of Christian belief that God is—to this trustworthy, incomparable, self-existent God of is rich in mercy and love be honor and glory for ever and ever.

The women who led to the Lord gave me some advise simply just say thank you for forgiving me for all my sins.  

 

 

 

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