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Here you will find a place to search for the absolute truth of God's word, His bible, through Right Division. As a commandment given to us by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to Try Things That Differ, (Phil. 1:10) we turn to The Apostle Paul as the minister and teacher of the Gentiles for our Doctrine and Walk for today (Rom. 11:13, Rom. 15:16, 1 Tim. 2:7.) We further seek to shed light on the glorious Gospel Of Christ and enlighten the eyes of all those who have not yet seen The Mystery of His Kingdom and Hope Of His Calling in Glory , Far Above All Heavens, The Fullness of Him who filleth all in all. Please join us, but leave behind any baggage, church doctrine, traditions, theories, seculars proofs, philosophy, revelation, and other so-called 'inspired writing'.
Just bring an open mind, and a bible along and we can join together and
"OPEN THE BOOK"
The way of discovery still lies open before us, and it is the object of this work to enter on that way, and study the Bible from within and not merely from without. Our purpose is to follow the one great requirement of the Word of God, which is grounded on the fact that it is "the Word of Truth," and that His Word must be "rightly divided" in order for us to find its truth and to attain The Prize.
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Tim 2:15
As has been said,
"It shall greatly help to understand scripture if thou mark, not only what is spoken or written, but of whom, to whom, with what words, at what time, where, to what intent, and with what circumstances, considering what goes before and what
2. The New Jerusalem - Three dimensional inheritance with "Celestial" bodies in resurrection. In the case of Abraham, Isaac and
Jacob, and those who follow in their steps, the heavenly Jerusalem is seen to be
in the nature of a reward, consequent upon their overcoming faith, associated
with ‘the better hope’ and ‘the better resurrection’, but it must be remembered
that what may be the ‘prize’ of one calling, may be the unconditional ‘hope’ of
another, and in order to appreciate this, see
It is within each of these callings and spheres that a dispensation, or a particular economy of administration of God's dealings with any particular people, having its own peculiar and distinctive characteristics takes center stage. For example, there was a dispensation of Law under Moses; a dispensation of miraculous gifts during Pentecost. (See also A Study in Pentecost) Today we are in a dispensation of grace, and of The Mystery (Eph. 3). The right division of truth with regard to the various dispensations is called "Dispensational Truth."
Many objectors to the teaching of dispensational truth fail to recognize and distinguish between that which is fundamental to all callings and that which is particular to each calling. "All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God" is true of all, under whatever dispensation they may be ranged. The Saviour's one sacrifice for sin is the peculiar provision and peculiar necessity of no one calling or dispensation. Faith in the authority and trustworthiness of all Scripture is basic and independent of all distinctions, and the Person of Christ, His work and His grace is central and fundamental to every phase and subdivision of the purpose of the ages, whether focused upon the Jew, Gentile or Church of God, Earth, Heavenly city or Far above all.
Within these pages will be found an argument for the present dispensation beginning after Acts 28, when Israel was set aside and became Lo Ammi, or "Not my people." Today, this truth is still not accepted and has regretfully caused an untold number of believers to miss the dispensation of the Mystery and all its glorious blessings and the BLESSED HOPE . The majority of Christendom still teaches that the CHURCH began at Pentecost. While a church did begin at Pentecost, it is also true that this church differed in many respects from every preceding church, or assembly, but "THE CHURCH WHICH IS HIS BODY" is entirely different from this and all else. Peter's sermon in Acts 2 is largely an exposition of the prophet Joel, and there is certainly nothing about THE BODY OF CHRIST in Joel. The book of Acts is a continuation of the witness concerning THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN . It is when we study the epistles of Paul written AFTER Acts 28, or what are called THE PRISON EPISTLES, that we see for the first time a HOPE and a CALLING that is in sphere and locality FAR ABOVE ALL HEAVENS . (See- Paul's 14 Epistles Chart and Acts and God's Change in Callings
We invite you to search and see for yourself the wonderful truths of the word of God when Rightly divided and pray with Paul that.
"The eyes of your understanding may be enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of HIS calling, and what the riches of the glory of HIS inheritance in the saints,"
Three features are repeated in each sphere :
this highest of spheres have no part in the commonwealth
(citizenship) of Israel. -
To say that God or an angel is on earth is not to say that we see Him. As long as a being from a higher sphere does not react on the lower sphere, the organs of that lower sphere cannot register anything; even many physical actions can escape notice by our sensory organs. We do not feel electromagnetic waves (radio, ultraviolet, X rays, etc) even when they run through our body. In order to make an impression there must be a reaction from one sphere to another. To become visible, it is necessary that the angel "manifests" himself. In general, we see that beings from lower spheres can acquire knowledge of the higher spheres in only two ways: either a being from the higher sphere communicates with the lower sphere, and when God is concerned, there as revelation or, a being from the lower sphere is brought up by a special action into the higher sphere, and there vision in the spirit. [MORE]
When we have finished our study, we shall find ourselves able to believe and to explain these words. Hence we feel it is incumbent upon the objectors to explain: What do the following inspired expressions found in the Original mean?
The renderings "forever" and "forever and ever" do not illuminate the meaning of these words. Instead, they obfuscate and becloud the inspired meaning of the terms. Scholars of Hebrew and Greek should know that there is no word in these languages to correspond to our word "eternal." The terms "for ever," "eternal," etc., are commonly used among us to mean "absolutely unending." [MORE]
THE MESSAGE OF THE KINGDOM By S. Van Mierlo
The gospel of the circumcision is also that of the Kingdom; it is mentioned three times: Mat.4:23; 9:35; 24:14. We have seen in The Divine Plan that this gospel announced to Israel that the Kingdom on earth, the subject of so many prophecies, was near, all that was required was the repentance of this rebellious people. After John the Baptist, the King Himself had come to proclaim this Good News: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord" (Luke 4:18,19). [MORE]
We believe that it will be helpful to first present a summary of our work, "The Divine Plan;" which provides an overall view of the ages and the role of the people of Israel.
The Word of God accepted simply, as it is given to us, forms a unity without contradictions and makes known to us the Divine Plan.
Before any creation, God is. It is through the Image of God, also called "Son of God," that everything was created. The Son of God is Mediator in all things: creation, redemption, perfection.
The creature is good but not perfect (since it is not God). God wants to bring it freely to perfection. The creature is thus free and can make good or bad use of its freedom depending on whether it observes or ignores the will of God.
Creation comprises five ages (or eons). The living conditions and the laws differ completely from one eon to the other, but some correlation exists between the first and the fifth, and between the second and the fourth.
God, through His Son, freely creates free beings, thereby showing His perfection. Some beings draw away from God, thus falling into sin, and some even rise against Him. Satan (the Adversary), a cherub fallen through pride, plays the principal role in this senseless revolt. But God wills that the creature attain its destiny.
NEXT to the Old Testament Hebrew word SHEOL, this New Testament Greek word, HADES, is one of the most important.
Our present object and desire is to discover the way in which the Holy Spirit uses it and to find out the sense in which He intends us to understand it. Apart from this, all our study of the word is useless.
It matters not what men may say, whether Pagan or Christian. Heathen Mythology, Human Tradition, and Christian Theology have no place in this study. They will lead us astray instead of guiding us : they will hinder us rather than help us.
The Old Testament has one advantage over the New. Its Hebrew words are the words of the Holy Spirit and all knowledge of Hebrew starts with the Hebrew Bible. It is the fountain head of that language; and there is no previous Hebrew literature behind it.
But when we come to the New Testament, the case is entirely different. Here, the Holy Spirit takes up human words which had been used among the Greeks for centuries, and had already acquired senses, and meanings, and usages; human in their development as they were human in their origin. [MORE]
Few words call for more careful study
than this; because few words are more obscured in translation, or are more important in their
The following two positions will be admitted without question, it is believed, by all Christians.
1st. If the doctrine of endless punishment be, as affirmed by its believers, absolutely and indispensably necessary to the preservation of virtue, and to perfect obedience to the laws of God; if this be the salutary and saving influence of the doctrine, then it constitutes one of the strongest possible reasons for its being revealed to man at the very earliest period of the world's history.
2d. If endless punishment be true, it is terribly true to all those who are in danger, - wherein is found another powerful reason why it should have been made known in the clearest manner, on the very morning of creation! In the clearest manner: it should not have been left in doubt, and obscurity, by the use of indefinite terms; but it should have been proclaimed in language which no man could misunderstand, if he would. Rather than that there should even be the possibility of a mistake in a matter of such vast and fearful moment, it should have been graven by special miracle into every soul that God sent into the world.
Let us, then, proceed to inquire if we have any such revelation of the doctrine. When God created Adam and Eve, and placed them in the garden of Eden, did He announce to them any law for their observance, having attached to it the penalty in question? Surely justice demanded, if He had forced them into being subject to this awful peril, that He should set out before them both the law and its punishment in the most specific manner. Did He do this? Where is the record of it? Read diligently the first and second chapters of Genesis, and see if anything of this sort is recorded there, in connection with the creation of man. [MORE]
It is but reasonable to expect that any system of doctrine or interpretation that differs from or challenges orthodoxy, will be subjected to a fair amount of criticism, and this should be welcomed, for if our pursuit be the TRUTH, the faults discovered even by an enemy should be acknowledged and the quest continued. We believe that many whose interest has been quickened, but who have received a setback by some of the specious arguments advanced against us, would value a careful and constructive presentation of the reasons why Acts 28 should be considered a dispensational boundary. This we hope to provide in the following pages. [MORE]
In this article when using the term "One New Man" I will be referring to the Church or Body over which Christ is the Head as described in Paul's prison epistles. According to Eph.2:15 God made or created the One New Man when He broke down' the middle wall of partition and abolished the Law after the close of the Acts period. I am firmly convinced by the Scriptures that the one New Man is not the same Church or Body that Paul describes in his Acts epistles. If they were the same, their description would be identical. But by comparing them with one another, I see that they are totally different and things that are different are not the same.
The mistake that many people make today is assuming that whenever Paul mentions "The Body" in his Acts epistles and prison epistles, he is writing about the same Body. This is like the same mistake people make when they read the word "Church" in the Bible. They read about a church in Matthew and a church in Ephesians and they assume that they are the same church just because the word "Church" is used in both places: But even though the word "Church" is used in both places they are not the same church because their descriptions are totally different. In the same way, just because the word "Body" is used in Paul's Acts epistles and his prison epistles that doesn't mean that they are the same Body. It's my firm conviction that THEY ARE NOT THE SAME BODY, for what is said about one is not true of the other. And as far as I am concerned it is spiritual dishonesty to say they are the same, when it is so apparent that they are different. [MORE]
THE RICH MAN AND LAZARUS By Otis Sellers
The portion of Scripture which is examined and interpreted in this study is certainly not the most important passage in the Word of God. Nevertheless, it is apparent that many make Luke 16:19-31 to be the preeminent passage of all Scripture because of the great number of doctrines which they found upon it and which they establish by it.
When a passage is appealed to again and again in support of ideas that are held or are being declared, that passage automatically becomes one of great importance. And there is no single passage in the Bible that is appealed to in support of as many beliefs as the one that is now before us for consideration. The commonly accepted and popular belief that is held by the self-styled orthodox concerning man's nature and destiny has entrenched itself within this story. From this supposedly impregnable fortress it calls upon all to drop arms and surrender if they dare to believe or teach contrary to the generally accepted views. For many centuries ideas have been read and preached into this passage so that now men are reading them back out as if they were actually there. Many preachers are no longer able to distinguish between their sermons on the rich man and Lazarus and the record written in the Word of God, even though they are poles apart. [MORE]
is fact one. Lazarus was literally and completely dead as was Abraham. [More]
By Charles Welch
(2:18), means "to defraud or
deprive of a prize, to so manage affairs that the
umpire shall pronounce against the contestant". In
Colossians the thought is not so much that of
being cheated of the reward, but of failing to
attain unto the required standard. The atmosphere
of 1 Corinthians 9:24 and of Philippians 3:14 is
that of the arena, and the race course. In the
article entitled the CROWN, we have shown
that "prize" and "crown" are related, as genus and
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