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Israel did not receive what was promised

The following scriptures are a warning to physical Israel that the covenant would be taken away and given to others. After reading these, see Matthew 22:1-14. This is NIV but use any translation you are comfortable with and compare translations. 

Matthew chapter 8:

10 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.11 I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.12 But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Christ is speaking about physical Israel. That was the only spiritual kingdom authorized in those days. See also Matthew 21:33-44 below. The following parable is about Israel, who were tenants, who treated his real servants badly, and ultimately crucified the Son of God. The Kingdom of God was take…

Ignatius and Polycarp

I have said many times that the early church fathers harbored bad doctrine. I stand in doubt of them. They come close to having sound Theology.

But Polycarp's Letter to the Philippians and Ignatius of Antioch's letters are problematic. Polycarp's letter has some sound doctrine, and is anti gnostic, but he gives the green light to Ignatius who has terrible doctrine. If Ignatius's writings were altered, then perhaps we could accept him. If not, as shown below, his doctrine was awful.

The early church fathers elevated the bishop to place of God's representative. This is not what was intended in the early church. The Apostles were the government of Christ to be sure. But they never attempted to take the place of Christ. Now, if for some reason the writings of the early church fathers prove to be fraudulent, then maybe some were saved. But from we appear to know, these church fathers did build the bishop system and it was clearly non biblical.

We can define Catholicism…

Why Was the Old Law Abolished?

The Old Law of Moses was abolished because it was a law that was written on stone. It was a dead letter. It was not written upon the heart. It required sinless perfection. No man could obtain righteousness keeping a law that was not of the heart.

The law of Christ was established as the end of the law of Moses. Rom 10:4. Faith in Christ to the end produces good fruits of the Spirit such as kindness. John says in 1 John 5:4:

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. NIV

This overcoming happened because the Christians followed the law of Spirit of Life rather than the law of sin and death, which had no power. Rom 8:2-3

Regeneration which is rebirth precedes true repentance in those chosen before the world was created. Jacob was loved and Esau hated before either came into the world. Rom 9.

So, the ordinances of the law of Moses were a burden. And most important, the law of Moses had no power. The law of Moses …

The Deity of Christ

Some who deny that Jesus is God make the claim that Jesus never said that He is God. It is correct that the Bible never records Jesus saying the precise words, “I am God.” This does not mean, however, that Jesus never claimed to be God.

Is Jesus God? — Jesus claimed to be God.

Take for example the words of Jesus in John 10:30, “I and the Father are one.” We need only to look at the Jews’ reaction to His statement to know He was claiming to be God. They tried to stone Him for this very reason: “You, a mere man, claim to be God” (John 10:33, emphasis added). The Jews understood exactly what Jesus was claiming—deity. When Jesus declared, “I and the Father are one,” He was saying that He and the Father are of one nature and essence. John 8:58 is another example. Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth … before Abraham was born, I am!” This is a reference back to Exodus 3:14 when God revealed Himself as the “I AM.” The Jews who heard this statement responded by taking up stones to kill Him …

Sarah Is the New Covenant

Sarah represents the New Covenant and Hagar the Old Covenant according to the Apostle Paul in Galatians 4:21-31. The lesson destroys the idea of Covenant Theology, which teaches that both Covenants are the same. They are not.

This means that both Jew and Gentile are included in the New Covenant including the Galatians who are children of the spiritual covenant along with the elect Jews.

The children who are legalists and reject the New Covenant are from Hagar! She represents the Old Covenant. Any translation captures this. This happens to be the NIV.

Galatians 4:21-31 New International Version Hagar and Sarah21 Tell me, you who want to be under the law,(A) are you not aware of what the law says?22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman(B) and the other by the free woman.(C)23 His son by the slave woman was born according to the flesh,(D) but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a divine promise.(E)
24 These things are being taken figuratively: …

The Man of Perdition; Titus

I reject as doctrine from Hell the idea that the Second Coming of Christ has passed. The Full Preterists hold to that soul destroying doctrine. Some would label me a partial Preterist, meaning that for me, most was fulfilled in 70 AD, but not everything. Romans 11 coupled with Luke 21:24 is just now being fulfilled. And Christ's Second Coming is future but soon. Come Lord Jesus!
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The following is not a test of faith. But I have always said that 70 AD fulfilled 2 Thess. chapter 2. I have always said that the beasts and especially the ones who abused the woman, Israel, were Caezars. Certainly Nero, whose head was injured, (he died by cutting his throat), was the wounded beast, and the three that followed, Vespasian, and his son Titus and Domitian did persecute the early church and they destroyed ancient Israel. It was God's will, but the evil that it took was assigned to these emperors of the Flavian dynesty.  

Titus Destroys the Temple …

The Idiocy of Messianic Judaism

Messianic Judaism is a mess. It is hypocritical. It is false religion!

Here are just a few points that back up my view:

1. The Messianic Jews deny predestination. (Ephesians 1 and 2. Romans 9.)

2. The Messianic Jews tell others they have to keep the law of Moses but flee to Christ for forgiveness. That is outrageous. (Galatians 3:11, Romans 3:28).

3. The Messianic Jews think both covenants are the same, just like Calvin and the other Covenant Theologians. That doctrine alone condemns them! The Old Covenant was abolished. (Heb 8:13).

4. The Messianic Jews do not acknowledge that Christ is on the throne of David right now, and that the holy nation is believers only. No future Israeli holy nation. Yes, people with Jewish DNA can and are called according to Romans 11 and Luke 21:24. But the only holy Zion is believers.

[There are a few Messianic fellowships with almost sound doctrine. But selling the gospel and seeking a future 1000 years makes me stand in doubt of them.]

5. The Messianic Jew…