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  1. patrick jane

    Your best advice in 4 or less words?

    go to the store
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    Sayings and Catch Phrases

    sounds like a plan
  3. patrick jane

    Salvation, Doctrine and Rightly Dividing - MAD

    I am ending this thread or I should say that I will no longer be posting in this thread. Thank you to all who studied with me and used this thread to come closer to Christ Jesus. This is a great thread to study. 5 Most Common Responses to Mid-Acts Dispensational Right Division http://graceambassadors.com/faq/5-most-common-responses-to-mid-acts-dispensational-right-division While attempting “to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery” (Eph 3:9), people commonly ask the same questions in response. These responses can be grouped into the “5 Most Common Response to Right Division”. They are: 1. The Heresy Response Also called the ‘argument of extremism’, this response asks “Do you teach heresy?” or “Are you a cult?” This response tries to place a pejorative label upon you because you are not in the status quo. Read more about the Heresy Response. 2. The Credibility Response Who else teaches this? This appeal to the authority of church tradition attempts to give more credibility to history books than God’s Word. Read more about the Credibility Response. 3. The Arrogant Response This response asks “Why have I never heard of this before?” or “Where did you go to school?” This is the common response of the ‘trained professional’. It also reflects that a person is trusting in their own scholarship, or the scholarship of others to determine truth. Read more about the Arrogant response. 4. The Popularity Response How can so many people be wrong? This response shows a greater reliance upon what is popular than what is right. “Let God be true, but every man a liar” Romans 3:4. Read more about the Popularity response. 5. The Peace Response This ecumenical appeal to compromise in the name of peace is all too common. Does sticking to sound doctrine cause more division? Can we all just get along? Read more about the Peace response. In every response a common issue is reflected – our final authority. Many people, sometimes unknowingly, find their truth in the authority of the status quo, scholarship, tradition, church structure, or even within themselves. If we believe the Bible to be God’s Word then we must make it the sole authority of truth above all else. Formally replying to these responses may help others understand that Mid-Acts Pauline Dispensational Right Division is simply another way of saying, “The Bible is our final authority.” We must “let God be true, but every man a liar” in order to better understand God’s Word. -Who Else Teaches Mid-Acts Right Division? -Do You Teach Heresy? -Mid Acts Dispensational Questions and Answers -Does Right Division Cause Church Division? -What I Believe vs. What God Said -Mid-Acts Dispensational Right Division is a Gospel Issue -Don’t Argue From Opinion
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    Salvation, Doctrine and Rightly Dividing - MAD

    I am ending this thread or I should say that I will no longer be posting in this thread. Thank you to all who studied with me and used this thread to come closer to Christ Jesus. This is a great thread to study. Controversial Doctrines Resolved by the Pauline Pattern http://graceambassadors.com/midacts/controversial-doctrines-resolved-by-the-pauline-pattern By Justin Johnson Many times the doctrines that cause Christians the most confusion are easily resolved by Mid-Acts right division. Tongues This interreligious practice continues to cause no small disgrace in the congregations who do not recognize that the supernatural multilingual ability was a power needed for the remnant of Israel in Acts II who were going to minister into the worldwide kingdom reign of Christ. By the way, this same reasoning applies to snake handling and poisonous water drinking. They are all listed in the same series in Mark 16 referring to the bizarre events that will occur during the tribulation. Acts 2 does not describe the church today. Baptism Since there has been such a lack of agreement regarding this doctrine within Christianity many are now chalking it up as a meaningless tradition. It is time that we recognize that there are at least a dozen different baptisms in the Bible and yet Paul speaks of only one in operation for the Church today. Jesus was baptized twice and if had to pick one it would not be the one with water. Prayer Sometimes it seems that no doctrine has caused more harm and yet is most needed as Prayer. The solution is simply to rightly divide Jesus’ earthly ministry to his covenantal people from the ministry he gave to Paul for the church today. Being strangers of the covenants means that you cannot get whatever you ask. Neither does it mean that prayer is ineffective. Paul gives the proper instruction in 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Faith and Works It is past time that we stop judging whether men are good enough to be saved and rid ourselves of the confusion about what should be the simplest teachings in the Bible. Faith salvation in the cross work of Christ is only found in the wisdom of God revealed first to Paul. Anywhere else you see justification, it accompanies the law system of the Jewish covenants. Don’t believe me? Take out Paul’s books and see how you fare. God’s Will Books have been written about how to determine God’s will for your life. Most of them teach some sort of self-assessment, mysticism, or shear intuition. The motivation for spontaneous action is attributed to a ‘leading of the Holy Ghost’ and the consequences are blamed on God. When we realize that God is no longer setting up a holy nation or an earthly kingdom, we can begin to study what he actually says about his will today in Ephesians 1:3, 3:9, and 1 Timothy 2:4. Notice all have been revealed through the Apostle Paul. Mid-Acts right division resolves these confusions while keeping the clear reading of every passage of scripture in its context. Learn more about Mid-Acts right division and get some answers to your questions.
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    Salvation, Doctrine and Rightly Dividing - MAD

    I am ending this thread or I should say that I will no longer be posting in this thread. Thank you to all who studied with me and used this thread to come closer to Christ Jesus. This is a great thread to study. Why Do You Call It Mid-Acts Pauline Dispensational Right Division? http://graceambassadors.com/midacts/why-do-you-call-it-mid-acts-dispensational-right-division If you are like most people, when you heard “mid-Acts Pauline dispensational right division” for the first time you were overwhelmed. “What does it mean?!”, “That’s got to be a cult”, or “Why is it so long?” Truthfully, I wish we could drop the whole thing. No where in the Bible are we told to name ourselves apart from the name of Christ. Yet, when we live in such a present evil world and a diverse marketplace of ideas we must carry some distinction to describe our doctrine as separate from the rest. If we must identify ourselves the obvious preference would be to identify ourselves with the Lord Jesus, but it seems people can easily confuse us with the Catholics, Jehovah Witnesses, and Universalists who also name the name of Christ. Though the mid-Acts description is tedious it does have its advantages: it communicates ‘we are different’, it is honest, it gets peoples’ attention, and it makes a nice satirical jab at denominational nomenclature (we are not trying to start a denomination). This page seeks to explain exactly why we use each word in our verbose name. For a better summary of the basics of mid-Acts teaching go here. Mid-Acts ‘Mid-Acts’ refers to when in Scripture the current dispensation of Grace began (Ephesians 3:1-2). This present age began when the mystery information was revealed to the Apostle Paul in the middle of the book of Acts (1 Corinthians 9:17). Often referred to as the ‘church age’, many Bible students wrongly believe this present age began at Pentecost, when Christ died, or even Acts 28. Pauline Pauline refers to Paul being the Apostle of the Gentiles, and having the pattern of salvation that we are saved by today (Romans 11:13;1 Timothy 1:16). Paul was given a revelation from Jesus Christ about information that had been ‘kept secret since the world began’ (Romans 16:25, Ephesians 3:1-5). The information revealed to Paul contained an unprophesied ‘new creature’ called the Body of Christ that is saved by grace through faith and will reign with Christ in heaven (2 Corinthians 5:17, Eph 2:7). Paul was NOT one of the twelve apostles of the prophecy program (1 Cor 15:5-8). Though Paul was an evangelist, he was not ONLY an evangelist. A gospel dispensation was committed to him about about a secret part of God’s plan for salvation by grace through faith alone (1 Cor 9:16-17). Paul taught a message that was about Jesus but in a different perspective. It was Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery (Romans 16:25). Dispensational A dispensation is when further information was given by God about how we are to relate to Him and the world around us. Though God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, His instructions for mankind’s operation by faith has been revealed progressively at sundry times and in divers manners (Hebrews 1:1). Dispensational Bible study recognizes the different messages and methods that God uses to deal with mankind throughout history according to His purpose (1 Corinthians 12:5). Right Division Right Division is a method of studying the Bible in the light of recognizing God’s distinct dispensations and programs (1 Corinthians 12:5). Understanding God’s distinct dispensations, we must divide or discern Scripture according to his separate purposes for the heaven and earth (2 Tim 2:15). All Scripture is profitable for doctrine, and yet we must discern our instructions from the instructions given by God to other groups at other times (2 Timothy 3:16). Today as members of the Body of Christ we must carefully apply those doctrines that are specifically for us in the dispensation of Grace. We would much rather simply be called ‘Bible believers’, ‘those people who teach the gospel of Christ’, or ‘those grace ambassadors of the Lord’. Whatever you want to call us or the doctrine, we know it makes the Bible a whole lot easier to understand when you obey the Lord’s instructions to Paul. A rose is a rose, and by any other name would still fade away, but the word of the Lord stands forever (Psalm 119:89).
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    Salvation, Doctrine and Rightly Dividing - MAD

    I am ending this thread or I should say that I will no longer be posting in this thread. Thank you to all who studied with me and used this thread to come closer to Christ Jesus. This is a great thread to study. Mid-Acts dispensational Bible study recognizes the importance of the mystery of Christ revealed to the apostle Paul as doctrine particular to the church in the present dispensation (Rom 16:25, Col 1:25-27, Eph 3:2-4). While most Bible students would make the most important division in the Bible to be between Israel and the Church or the Old and New Testaments, mid-Acts Bible study teaches the most important distinction in your Bible to be the right division between God’s Mystery purpose, “kept secret since the world began”, and God’s Prophecy purpose, which had been “spoken since the world began” (Acts 3:19-21 vs. Rom 16:25). Understanding the mystery of Christ revealed to Paul for us clears up the theological confusion that is created by blending Prophecy and Mystery doctrines. Some controversial doctrines resolved by Pauline right division include: Baptism Faith and Works Sign Gifts Salvation God’s Will Tongues Jesus instructs us to identify Paul as our pattern (1 Tim 1:16; 1 Cor 4:16; 1 Cor 11:1). A failure to operate according to the Lord’s revelations to Paul often leads to frustration with denominational traditions, including: Tithing Prayer Communion Great Commission Confession Sabbaths and Holy Days If you have been confused by some of these doctrines or frustrated by empty Church tradition, consider the Lord’s revelation to Paul and get some answers (2 Tim 2:7). Basic teachings of Mid Acts Dispensational right division – Jesus, in his earthly ministry, ministered to the circumcision. (Rom 15:8, see here) – The mystery of Christ was first revealed to Paul (Col 1:25-26, 1 Tim 1:16, and here) – Prophecy and mystery are different (Acts 3:19-21 vs Rom 16:25) – Peter and Paul taught different messages (Peter prophecy, and Paul mystery: See here) – Prophecy has been interrupted. (See here) – The gospel of the kingdom is not the gospel of the grace of God (See here and here) – Israel’s Church and the Church, the body of Christ, are different. (See here) Further study: Common Responses to mid-Acts dispensational right division. Contradictions resolved by mid-Acts dispensational Bible study. What is the Mystery information? What is the Prophecy information? FAQ – Frequently asked questions about mid-Acts.
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    Salvation, Doctrine and Rightly Dividing - MAD

    Can We Lose Our Salvation By Grace? http://graceambassadors.com/salvation/can-we-lose-our-salvation In order for us to lose something we must have the responsibility for keeping it secure. Otherwise, we did not lose it, someone else did. We must be very careful as we study the Scripture to sort the mail according to whom it was written. We must not read into a verse what is not there, and must interpret a verse in its proper context. This is what makes dispensational Bible study so helpful to our understanding God’s will and purpose. In regards to our salvation in the dispensation of grace, we can clearly see that we receive through Paul the message of ‘salvation by grace’. Romans is a wonderful book to illuminate our understanding of salvation by grace in this age. We learn in Romans 1-3 that men are desperately wicked. In fact, Paul calls them reprobate, sinners, wicked, evil, and deserving of anguish and God’s wrath. Every man, Jew and Gentile has broken God’s law of righteousness and is guilty before a just God who will judge our works in this life, whether they be good or evil. It is through the use of appealing to man’s conscious and the law of God that Paul identifies every man unworthy and incapable of obtaining righteousness through their own efforts. He concludes in Romans 3:10 by saying, ‘There is none righteous, no not one. There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.’ Since God demands perfect righteousness for salvation and eternal life, we are all condemned to death and judgment in hell. However, Paul is given a special revelation from God that explains that now we can receive righteousness and salvation apart from the law (Gal 1:11, 12). In fact, the purpose of the law was never to save anyone, but to show that they were guilty. “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.” – Romans 3:19 The law was to bring the ‘knowledge of sin’. But now the righteousness of God can only come through faith in Jesus Christ. “Even the righteousness of God [which is] by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe:” – Romans 3:22 Today, we are justified ‘freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus’ (Romans 3:24). Knowing how we obtained our salvation is crucial to understanding whether we can lose our salvation. Paul clearly teaches that our salvation is by faith in the righteousness of Jesus Christ who was made to be our substitution for death, sin, and judgment (2 Cor 5:21, Romans 3:25, Romans 3:23). Since he paid our fine, and we trust in Christ, God can fairly declare us righteous and give us salvation (Eph 1:13). Trying to ‘keep’ our salvation The reason that God sent Christ to die on the cross for our sins, was because we could not live lives worthy of obtaining righteousness ourselves. Why then would we think that once we are saved, we can now live lives worthy of God’s righteous judgment without Christ? Paul speaks to the Galatians about this issue in Galatians 3:3 and 5:4. After having received the grace of God for salvation, the Galatians were now trying to go back under the law to live their lives for God. Paul says ‘Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.’ This seems to be a severe statement but is repeated in 1 Corinthians 1:17 to those who were debating over Paul’s baptism. Paul replied regarding these rituals, “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.” – I Corinthians 1:17 Paul repeatedly teaches that it is not by our own works of righteousness that we are saved. If it were by our works then Christ died in vain! It follows that if we are not saved by works of righteousness then we can not lose our salvation because of a lack of them. Because we are saved by God’s grace, the sole responsibility for producing the works meet for our salvation lies upon Christ and the efficacy of his death on the cross. Our faith alone would be of no effect for salvation only if God was not able to fulfill that which he promised (Romans 4:21). This of course is unbelief of the first degree! The whole basis of our salvation is by faith in Christ’s full payment for sins (Ephesians 2:8, Romans 3:22)! Therefore, if we are saved by grace and then determine that we can lose our justified status simply by not acting obediently or following after righteousness, then we are in essence rejecting the cross, ignoring what Christ came to do! We are also denying our present position in our crucified flesh combating its temptations daily. As Paul told the Galatians, ‘Christ is become of no effect unto you’. You would have just as much success trying to save yourself without the cross as you would trying to stay saved without the grace of God operating on your behalf. This discussion will most likely bring up many other questions that you should also find responded to on our question page. The topic of what happens in salvation is an important topic shrouded with confusion by the powers of darkness of this world. If there are questions that are not answered cleary in this article or on our question page, please submit them through our online form. Understanding what Christ did on the cross for you is the key to changing your life for eternity! Without the grace of God, every man would have no answer for God on judgment day, but would spend eternity in the lake of fire. Don’t rest until you know that you are saved by the grace of God and have eternity secured through the blood of Christ. The question should not be ‘Can we lose our salvation by grace?’ Instead it should be, ‘Am I saved by my trust in God’s grace?’ “I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.”- Gal 2:21 -Are There Many Ways To Salvation? -Use It or Lose It -What Is the Function of the Law? -By Faith and Through Faith -Did Paul Preach A Different Gospel? -Now That I Am Saved By Grace, May I Sin? -Man Always Saved by God’s Grace
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    Sayings and Catch Phrases

    keep your cool
  9. patrick jane

    Keep a Word - Change a Word

    I'll be there
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    Salvation, Doctrine and Rightly Dividing - MAD

    Day By Day Renewal By Justin Johnson Every day our outward man perishes. Our lives can be painful and mentally tiring. As we stumble home from work our bodies ache and our minds can not think of anything except all of the chores that must be done. When the unexpected happens to disquiet our lives, our outward man takes more beatings. How do we continue? Paul says our inward man is renewed day by day, but how? He is not talking about physical renewal, or even deliverance from our problems. He is talking about strength of the inner man which comes from knowing things. What knowledge brings us strength to continue through the struggles and pains in our flesh? The answer is the knowledge of the hope of glory. The glory that you will experience in the future will be incomparably greater than the suffering you are now going through (Rom 8:18). God lives in glory, and he says your current afflictions are short and light. The athlete looks at the prize and the worker looks to the paycheck. We who trust in Christ have a greater hope. It is the knowledge and constant thinking of this coming glory that gives strength to the inner man. Paul’s Perils Paul felt more than the daily grind gnawing at his outward man. He faced real perils like stoning, stripes, persecutions, death, and other very mentally discouraging troubles. If his mind stayed focused on the outward success of his ministry he would’ve crashed and quit years before. By all temporal accounts Paul was a failure. Instead he learned to look at the things not seen and eternal. These are only known by faith. He had faith that Christ had purchased for him an eternal weight of glory (Col 1:27). This was called the mystery of Christ and Paul was trying to make the riches of this glory known to all men (Eph 3:9). This hope of glory is able to renew the most downtrodden believer. Our Daily Renewal While in America we do not come close to Paul’s level of outward man persecution, we benefit from the same hope of glory as he. Follow Paul’s pattern and read 2 Corinthians 4 for renewal day by day. We should not ignore the troubles we face. Our outward man really is perishing, but with the knowledge of the mystery of Christ we can use this present perishing to remind ourselves of the far greater hope of participating in God’s glory. We can think about how it will feel and how wonderful the rejoicing will be. Ponder about the eradication of evil and the reign of righteousness. Consider the new immortal and glorious body you will have (1 Cor 15:42-53). Then, in prayer thank God for renewing your mind with sound doctrine and for being strengthened through Christ (Phil 4:13). Related posts: -Hope Through Suffering -Without Hope -How Things Work Together for Good -Stabilized in Christ -Every Day God -Changing Your Mind -11 Reasons You Need Jesus Christ
  11. patrick jane

    Sayings and Catch Phrases

    dress to kill
  12. patrick jane

    Keep a Word - Change a Word

    roasting marshmallows
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    Salvation, Doctrine and Rightly Dividing - MAD

    GRACE AMBASSADORS MINISTRY UPDATE June 2nd, 2018 Don't Argue From Opinion Everyone has an opinion about the scripture. Without an objective authority for truth two opinions can debate indefinitely. Debates about doctrines go nowhere. When you voice your beliefs be ready to have a verse rightly divided to support for your position. God’s words are your authority and credibility. Avoid doctrinal conversations that are void of scriptural support. These conversations sound like this: “I think…” “I believe…” “My opinion is…” “Everyone has their own interpretation…” In reality, people believe things that are not in the Bible. Do not be one of those people. Start your position with “God says…” and read from the Bible. For His glory, Justin Curtis Johnson Truth and Unity There are two ways to achieve doctrinal unity. One is worldly and the other is godly. It is popular to choose the former; I choose the latter. Read More Peter’s Audience When determining the dispensational context of a scripture the audience plays a significant role. If Peter was writing his epistles to the believing remnant of covenant Israel, then it is not written to the Jew-Gentile mystery church of this dispensation. Read More Too Many “Scholars” With the inordinate attention given to institutions offering advanced degrees, there is a tendency to think that the Bible should be left to the hands of the “experts”. Yet, the experts repeatedly prove that they have been educated to doubt the Bible. Read More Audio: Presenting a Dispensational Chart This dispensational chart lesson presents how to use our printed dispensational chart to explain how to study the Bible. Listen or Watch Here OUR MISSION Grace Ambassadors exists to clearly preach the gospel of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery, encourage Bible belief, and edify the church by teaching mid-Acts Pauline dispensational right division. (Read more about us) Find more free resources at www.graceambassadors.com THE GOSPEL THAT SAVES "I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved ... how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:" - 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 (KJB)
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    Sayings and Catch Phrases

    the glass is half full
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    Keep a Word - Change a Word

    oil slick
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