"Signs" Christ performed in order to point to that which is greater, Himself.
His "signs" were witnessed by his disciples, evidenced and recorded forever.
We need not know what is unnecessary for the time being.
The Words that are in the New Testament Bible,
if we read them and study them with an open, humble, and honest heart,
they will reveal the truth of Christ our risen King.
Bible faith produces living actions of obedience,
which indeed result in eternal life with our Lord and Master,
Jesus Christ the Son of God.
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Friends, it is most important to understand our active Testament in this Christian age.
We are no longer bound by the ordinances of the past, such was nailed to the cross.
"Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us,
and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;"
Christ, the Messiah, has liberated us from the Old Testament.
And though we learn from it (Rom. 15:4), we no longer live under it (Gal. 2:20).
... and so we transgress the New Law when we try to bind Old Law,
"Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law;
ye are fallen from grace."
for we should not mix new wine in old wineskins (Mt. 9:17).
We now live for Christ and His law (Gal. 6:2), the perfect law of liberty (Js. 1:25).
There is peace and purpose under His New Testament.
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We have been given but One kind of Gospel, His kind.
His kind saves us all the same One Way, His Way.
There is no different gospel for Jew and Gentile.
We must all have The Faith once given to the saints.
Saved by grace through faith when we allow Jesus to wash our sins away in immersion.
He will add us to His kingdom/church, born again to newness of life, a citizen, Christian.
while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation,
I felt the necessity to write to you appealing
that you contend earnestly for the faith
which was once for all handed down to the saints.
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Do you have faith in Jesus?
Are you willing to let go everything that has been keeping you away from God?
Is denial of one's self truly necessary?
Friends, there can be no other way to receive the forgiveness of sins without the action of doing what is necessary in accordance to the commandments of God. Denial of self is an action of trust moving us forward to redemption.
"If ye love me, keep my commandments."
Most religious people walking the earth this day have been deceived into all sorts of error, encouraging the false hope of a heaven they will never attain under a lie.
Are you willing to perhaps consider the idea that you've been lied to regarding religion?
There can be no other way to peace in life without a honest and humble willingness to deny all the lies we've been taught to cling to.
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Peace to you.
When Christ says you must DO something, you must DO it.
Because not DOING what He said DO will result in your eternal demise.
SIN, it displeases the Maker and destroys us as a people (Rom. 6:23).
What must I DO?
DO = Believe (Jn. 3:16)
DO = Repent (Acts 2:38)
DO = Be Immersed (1 Pt. 3:21)
Because God is love, and you want Him to forgive you.
Because you have faith in Him that He will indeed save you if you DO.
Friends, the Gospel is simple for the honest hearted mind.
Will you DO?
DO you want to know more?
Do you have faith?
How much do you know Jesus, enough to love Him, obey Him? The Scriptures are clear, we cannot earn (meritoriously) salvation (the forgiveness of sins). Does that now mean we are not to obey His commands and show Him our faith (trust)? May it never be!
Friends, religion under the umbrella of so called "Christendom" has made a denominational mess of the pure and loving Gospel purposed for us in the Bible. Paul says all who corrupt the good news of Jesus are to be accursed (Gal. 1:6-10). We need to take that very seriously, for Christ Himself said most who call themselves religious will not be with Him, eternally (Mt. 7:21).
Let us go back to the BIBLE and do things the way God wants. Let us be part of His church (kingdom) and none other.
There is pattern, order, condition, Testament, in the Will of God. He has revealed His Words these days through His Son Jesus Christ, "the source of eternal forgiveness." To who? To all who from within the mind trust the evidence of written Scripture convincing and convicting them to obedience. A new life through a new birth (Jn. 3:5, Rom. 6:3-5, Mk. 16:16).
Remember, "there is no other name" (Acts 4:12).
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Religious "Leaders" have been lying to us for centuries.
It is time we look into it for ourselves, do you agree?
The Bible says...
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly,
that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith,
giving heed to seducing spirits,
and doctrines of devils;"
1 Tim. 4:1
"Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences
contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them."
We are given warning that many will become liars and wish to lead us away from the truth.
Only the Bible has the Words of the Spirit, the Words of Life.
We need to turn away from denominations and turn towards God once again...
Friends, the Spirit of God speaks all truth (Jn. 16:13),
but the teachings of deceivers are filled with lies (Jn. 8:44).
Liars will says things like:
"We're all on different paths to heaven"
"All religions are good"
"Find any Church right in your own eyes"
"There are Christians in all sorts of denominations"
"Worship God the way you feel like"
We must no longer fall for the deception of the Devil.
Jesus will guide us to the truth, we find His Words doing so in the Bible (Rom. 10:17).
My dear neighbours, with love and respect in my heart as I pray for your honesty.
Seek to know the faith (Jude 3) setting men free from the bondage of such lies (Jn. 8:32).
The gospel of His Majesty offering redemption for all mankind (Rom. 1:16).
A unique path to forgiveness (Acts 4:12), freely received within Holy commands (Mk. 16:15-16). There is but one kingdom (Mt. 6:33), it is the church belonging to Jesus Christ (Rom. 16:16), purchased and built by our risen King (Mt. 16:18, Acts 20:28).
You need not be anything but a Christian, added to His body (Acts 2:36-47).
Seek His forgiveness, learn the Will written forevermore time.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
"Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you
in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins,
and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
Do you have faith? (Heb. 11)
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Logic and the Plan of Salvation
BY WAYNE JACKSON
In his classic work, Biblical Hermeneutics, Milton S. Terry, one-time Professor at the Garrett Biblical Institute, declared there is a “general harmony” which pervades the entire Scriptures. Consequently, “no single statement or obscure passage of one book can be allowed to set aside a doctrine which is clearly established by many passages” (1890, 449).
This procedure is called “the analogy of faith.”
Another expression is labeled the Synthetic Method (cf. synthesis — “to bring together”). This is a study procedure whereby one assembles the relevant biblical information on the same theme, then draws reasonable conclusions of action, based upon a harmonization of the material. This is a form of “Inductive Logic,” which is reasoning from independent but related points,
to a general conclusion.
While this mode of reasoning is used by everyone to some degree (though many would not know how to formally identify it), it is a tragedy that this common sense procedure is flung to the four winds when applied to biblical truth — specifically,
the components of God’s plan of salvation for humanity.
Let us first consider a number of the terms that are used to depict the “no-longer-lost” state. Here are several: saved, forgiven, delivered, cleansed, blotted out, washed, redeemed, life, set free, etc.
We will now reflect upon a number of New Testament texts in which these various expressions are connected with conditions preliminary to the reception of the associated goal. Along the way, we must remind ourselves that we are seeking biblical harmony among these passages — not contradiction.The Bible, being the inspired word of God, is harmonious.
No “interpretation” may be placed on one text that forces it to conflict with another
on the same theme. Note the following.
If one synthesizes the data in these texts he can come only to one conclusion. The following conditions are inherent to the divine plan of human salvation — belief, repentance, confession of faith, and baptism in water. The result of submitting to these inspired conditions is — salvation, forgiveness, justification, newness of life, and being in Christ, or in the one body.
In view of the collation of data in these passages, why in the name of reason would one select one item, e.g., “faith,” and contend that belief is the solitary condition of salvation;
or worse yet, allege that there are no conditions to salvation (as hardcore Calvinists do).
In contrast to the “synthetic method” of interpretation, there is that procedure that can only be described as the “isolated method.” This misguided effort is very common among those who have but a smattering of interpretative skill. Whenever a situation seems to justify it, they will summon a text from the recesses of their mental theological library and “quote” it with whatever application they wish to assign it, e.g., salvation by “faith alone.”
If one is to argue that salvation is by “faith alone,” why could not the same “logic” be commandeered to “prove” that redemption can be obtained through “repentance” alone, without any conviction regarding Jesus Christ? Or that pardon is bestowed by baptism only, void of either repentance or faith (as in the case of those who practice infant baptism)? Such methods of misinterpretation are serious errors which can lead only to disaster.
Mark 16:16; John 3:16; Acts 2:38; Acts 2:41, 47; Acts 3:19; Acts 8:37-39, 16:31-34; Acts 11:18; Acts 22:16; Romans 5:1; Romans 6:3-4; Romans 6:16; Romans 6:17; Romans 10:9-10;
1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:27; Ephesians 2:8; Ephesians 5:26;
Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 3:21
CITE THIS ARTICLE
Jackson, Wayne. "Logic and the Plan of Salvation." ChristianCourier.com. Access date: March 15, 2017. https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/1520-logic-and-the-plan-of-salvation
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