Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. (John 4:13-14)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Unashamed of Grace

I have posted two new articles on my group blog, Unashamed of Grace. Please check them out.

Antonio

6 Comments:

Blogger Alvin said...

Hi Antonio, some new thought's on the gospel.

Hi Antonio, more thoughts:)

First of all I want to say is that "Knowing God" is always at the core of the Gospel, and we know that to know God is eternal life (John 17:3).


I believe a KEY to understanding "The Gospel of The Kingdom" that Jesus was preaching to "Israel" telling them that it was at hand was "The Acceptable Year of The Lord~!"

Israel was God's servant (Lev 25:42,54-55), and the Year of Jubilee had come to set the captives free (Luke 4:18,19). They had come into bondage not only to Rome but to sin (Luke 1:67-79). So the salvation that was being proclaimed came by way of "forgiveness of sins," (Luke 1:77). That is why they were being called to a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Matt 10:5-7; 15:24). It was said that the "whole land" was going out to John the baptist to be baptised, (Mark 1:4,5,15) but they were still rejecting their King. Jesus was the rightful heir to Davids throne, and would have set up His Kingdom if they would have known "their time" (Luke 19:41,42,44). That would have meant they would not only have been in harmony with their God through the forgiveness of sins, but would have believed on their anointed King who was the Christ for eternal life. Jesus would have been glorified, and poured out His Spirit upon His servants as a nation of Priests to the world declaring peace to all men. A throne of righteousness would have been established as will be in the Millennial Kingdom where the law would have been written in their hearts and minds establishing the new covenant (Jer 31:31-36). Their sins would have been forgiven, and no one would say "know the Lord" because they would have all known Him. The nations would have come up to Jerusalem, and living water would have flowed freely. But, they did not receive their King so His kingdom is a spiritual Kingdom where righteousness reigns in the One New Man. This is a new creation in Christ where the world has been reconciled through Israel's disobedience for the purpose of making them jealous that some may be saved (Rom 11:11-36). Oh the mercy of God, Israel is an enemy for the gospels sake that mercy has come to the Gentiles through their disobedience.
The salvation that Paul was offering was "Christ crucified" where there was neither Jew or Gentile but One new man "in Christ." This salvation was more than knowing God which was to have everlasting life but was a salvation that was the power of God through resurrection passing out of the sphere of the law to live unto God in the One New Man.
This is the gospel Paul preached which was the salvation of God (Acts 28:23,24,28,31). It was entered into by faith alone the moment a person believed that Jesus was the Christ. This salvation was only realized after Jesus death and resurrection by the promise of the Spirit being given to the Seed of Abraham (Gal 1:6,7; 2:16; 3:8,14-29). It was only then that the Gentiles could be reconciled in One body through the cross (Rom 11:15; 2 Cor 5:19). Justification by faith alone was the foundation of this salvation (Gal 2:16) which was first promised to Abraham but the blessings (New Covenant partakers, Holy Spirit) were not granted to the Gentiles until after reconciliation of the world to God had been completed. Now the Gentiles have become partakers with the Jews of the promises that are all "in Christ." By believing in Christ (John 20:31) is how they receive the reconciliation, when they do they are a child of Abraham.

alvin:)

November 30, 2010 10:55 PM  
Blogger Alvin said...

Hi Antonio, some new thought's on the gospel.

Hi Antonio, more thoughts:)

First of all I want to say is that "Knowing God" is always at the core of the Gospel, and we know that to know God is eternal life (John 17:3).


I believe a KEY to understanding "The Gospel of The Kingdom" that Jesus was preaching to "Israel" telling them that it was at hand was "The Acceptable Year of The Lord~!"

Israel was God's servant (Lev 25:42,54-55), and the Year of Jubilee had come to set the captives free (Luke 4:18,19). They had come into bondage not only to Rome but to sin (Luke 1:67-79). So the salvation that was being proclaimed came by way of "forgiveness of sins," (Luke 1:77). That is why they were being called to a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Matt 10:5-7; 15:24). It was said that the "whole land" was going out to John the baptist to be baptised, (Mark 1:4,5,15) but they were still rejecting their King. Jesus was the rightful heir to Davids throne, and would have set up His Kingdom if they would have known "their time" (Luke 19:41,42,44). That would have meant they would not only have been in harmony with their God through the forgiveness of sins, but would have believed on their anointed King who was the Christ for eternal life. Jesus would have been glorified, and poured out His Spirit upon His servants as a nation of Priests to the world declaring peace to all men. A throne of righteousness would have been established as will be in the Millennial Kingdom where the law would have been written in their hearts and minds establishing the new covenant (Jer 31:31-36). Their sins would have been forgiven, and no one would say "know the Lord" because they would have all known Him. The nations would have come up to Jerusalem, and living water would have flowed freely. But, they did not receive their King so His kingdom is a spiritual Kingdom where righteousness reigns in the One New Man. This is a new creation in Christ where the world has been reconciled through Israel's disobedience for the purpose of making them jealous that some may be saved (Rom 11:11-36). Oh the mercy of God, Israel is an enemy for the gospels sake that mercy has come to the Gentiles through their disobedience.
The salvation that Paul was offering was "Christ crucified" where there was neither Jew or Gentile but One new man "in Christ." This salvation was more than knowing God which was to have everlasting life but was a salvation that was the power of God through resurrection passing out of the sphere of the law to live unto God in the One New Man.
This is the gospel Paul preached which was the salvation of God (Acts 28:23,24,28,31). It was entered into by faith alone the moment a person believed that Jesus was the Christ. This salvation was only realized after Jesus death and resurrection by the promise of the Spirit being given to the Seed of Abraham (Gal 1:6,7; 2:16; 3:8,14-29). It was only then that the Gentiles could be reconciled in One body through the cross (Rom 11:15; 2 Cor 5:19). Justification by faith alone was the foundation of this salvation (Gal 2:16) which was first promised to Abraham but the blessings (New Covenant partakers, Holy Spirit) were not granted to the Gentiles until after reconciliation of the world to God had been completed. Now the Gentiles have become partakers with the Jews of the promises that are all "in Christ." By believing in Christ (John 20:31) is how they receive the reconciliation, when they do they are a child of Abraham.

alvin:)

November 30, 2010 10:55 PM  
Blogger Alvin said...

footnote: Better promises needed a better covenant but without the death of the testator a testament cannot be put in force. A better sacrifice was needed for the heavenly Holy of Holies than the earthly pattern. The disciples proclaimed Jesus death, and resurrection from the house tops. For the blessings had come to the Gentiles who were grafted into the root being partakers of Israel's New Covenant to bring Israel to jealousy that some may be saved.

Main point concerning the gospel: Christ crucified, and the reconciliation of the world (Gentiles) showing that believing Gentiles not only had eternal life which wasn't anything new (Rahab) but they were now able to receive the blessings of Abraham without being a prostolite which would make Israel jealous. So the salvation of God that was being offered by Paul's gospel was much more than eternal life but was being saved by Christ's risen life. The power of Paul's gospel was resurrection power to live the new life (Mark 16:15,16; 1 Cor 1:18-23).

November 30, 2010 10:59 PM  
Blogger Alvin said...

We need to give the whole council of God to people. Even though Jesus on the cross took away the sin of the world, and therefore has removed the sin barrier between God and man there is still a personal barrier. Man is not forgiven even though all his sins have been paid for (see-->John 1:29; 2 Cor 5:19; 1 John 2:2). That is where the need to warn everyone just as Paul did night and day with tears. Paul could testify that he was innocent of the blood of all men by warning them of a coming judgment (see-->Acts 20:26). Jesus resurrection from the dead was proof of a coming judgment day, in which Jesus who God raised from the dead would be the judge of the living and the dead (see-->Ezekiel 3:17-21; Acts10:36-43;17:30,31; 20:21,26-27).
All those in hell will be unforgiven, but that is not the reason for their eternal condemnation. Neither is sin the reason. The reason is because they do not have life. Other words their name is not found written in the book of life (see-->Rev 20:15; John 16:9).
For those who refuse to take of the water of life freely, they need to be warned of the consequences of not believing in Jesus for eternal life. For Jesus Himself in probably the most beloved passages in the Bible gives a warning to those who do not believe. That the one who is judged already is because he has not believed in the only begotten Son of God (see-->John 3:15-19).
But with the woman at the well there is no such warning of judgement, but is all about the giving and receiving of a gift. As are ALL the living water passages. They are an invitation to take of the water of life freely. And the living water content has not changed but is the gift and the giver. The one who drinks (believes) will never thirst. The life is in Jesus name, to believe in Him as the Christ is to know you will never thirst again (see--> Isa 55:1; John 4:7,10,13-14,25-26; Rev 21:6; 22:17). To know God is eternal life, and if you know the Son you know the Father who gave Him words of life (see-->John 17:3; 8:19; 12:49,50).

alvin:)

December 19, 2010 1:42 AM  
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March 10, 2011 5:42 PM  
Blogger Lou Martuneac said...

Antonio: I kept my promise today. Remember I promised you that if you ever show up at any site/blog to intro people to GES, and/or the Crossless gospel I would be there to make sure all readers who know who you are and the Hodges/Wilkin/GES reductionist heresy you advocate? I took care of that today in stark terms at Jack’s blog, with his thanks. It was also good to see him blocking you from linking to GES.


LM

June 17, 2011 10:43 AM  

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