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  1. How convenient from your part since the OT is filled with God's dealings with old covenant Israel. Why don't try the NT and find out where does it reinforce the promise to the land? How about their future as a nation? Did the very words that Jesus and Paul speak in the NT about covenant Israel (leave modern Israel to the side since they are not in covenant with God anyway) matter at all? How about paying heed to the words of the Lord to Israel where He condemned them for their hypocrisy and their willfulness to kill Him? Is that all forgotten for the sake of modern, secular and political Israel? Matthew 11:21–24 (NASB95) 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had occurred in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 “Nevertheless I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. 23 “And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will descend to Hades; for if the miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day. 24 “Nevertheless I say to you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.” ============================================================================================ Matthew 8:10–12 (NASB95) 10 "Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who were following, “Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel. 11 “I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven; 12 but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” ============================================================================================ Matthew 8:10–12 (NASB95) 10 "Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who were following, “Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel. 11 “I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven; 12 but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” ============================================================================================ Matthew 23:34–39 (NASB95) 34 “Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city, 35 so that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36“Truly I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation. 37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling. 38 “Behold, your house is being left to you desolate! 39 “For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ ” ============================================================================================ 1 Thessalonians 2:14–16 (NET) 14 "For you became imitators, brothers and sisters, of God’s churches in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, because you too suffered the same things from your own countrymen as they in fact did from the Jews, 15 who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets and persecuted us severely. They are displeasing to God and are opposed to all people, 16 because they hinder us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. Thus they constantly fill up their measure of sins, but wrath has come upon them completely." Does God's word matter anymore, or our beliefs are more important than the truth of God's word?
  2. How do you think Jews used to come to the Lord beginning with the Lord's disciples? By race or by grace through faith? Blindness in part is a clear indication that Jews were coming to the Lord IN PART because their hearts were not hardened as the rest of hated the very mention of the Lord's name. Now since Paul penned those words 2,000 years ago, what makes you think that things will be different in the future? And what makes you think that God is going to do something for them that He will not do for the rest of the nations? Are the Jews better or do they deserve better than the rest of the nations? Is God partial with the Jews while being hard to the rest? What kind of God do your serve anyway that forget that the cross is God's last word to the nations in respect to salvation? We Gentlies? Do you think the word of God means nothing in Gal. 3:28-29 where Paul writes that there is no longer Jew or Gentile? So, how come you continue to believe there is a separation when Jesus' blood made both groups into one? Ephesians 2:11–16 (NET) 11 "Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh—who are called “uncircumcision” by the so-called “circumcision” that is performed on the body by human hands— 12 that you were at that time without the Messiah, alienated from the citizenship of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who used to be far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he is our peace, the one who made both groups into one and who destroyed the middle wall of partition, the hostility, 15 when he nullified in his flesh the law of commandments in decrees. He did this to create in himself one new man out of two, thus making peace, 16 and to reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by which the hostility has been killed." So, instead of accusing me to hate the Jews, why don't you pay more attention to the word of God and honor the Lord instead of glorifying a nation that hates the very mention of His name? Whose side are you really on?
  3. In your view Israel was an elite race that was superior to the rest of the nations, is that it? And God just thought it would be a good idea to "EXTEND" His grace as if He was throwing crumbs out to the rest of us peons who should be in hell right now. Is that how you see God and how you see yourself? Don't you wish you were an ungodly Jew right now walking arrogantly through the streets of Jerusalem spitting on the Gentiles that dare to walk on his holy land? You need to repent from such awful beliefs. God is not a respecter of persons. He treats all the same. The fact that Israel was chosen was to choose the whole world. You understand of God's heart is warped to say the least.
  4. I apologize. I'm getting confused as to who I'm responding to. I'm more used to the Disqus site where everything was clear because all of the responses were all in one page. Sorry about that.
  5. You said, {{{ "Gentile-Warrior: I know you will not even read much less actually do a Bible study on what I am going to post but the New Testament is built on the Foundation of the Old Testament and even Jesus quotes the Old Testament. Jesus's Second physical coming to earth is described in the Book of Revelation which I have quoted many times on this forum. following is its Old Testament counterpart. Any spirit that contradicts the written word of G_d is a "lying spirit" or "deceiving spirit" not sent of or from G_d. "}}} I know that the NT is built on the foundation of the old Testament and that the New explains and fulfills the Old. I have no problem with that and I don't know why I have given you the wrong impression. As a man of God that has spent his life studying God's word and praying, I don't see where in your opinion I have contradicted God's word? Please be specific. Thanks.
  6. I have no idea what you are trying to prove. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the gospel of the Kingdom/gospel of grace, the gospel of Christ, etc., is one and the same. You may not know who Les Fedldick is for now, but you are dangerously moving towards the deception of hyper-dispensationalism where the bible is shred into segments to separate what God has united in Christ. One gospel, not two or three. Ephesians 4:4–6 (NASB95) 4 "There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all."
  7. Mark 13:1–2 (NASB95) 1 "As He was going out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, “Teacher, behold what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” 2 And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left upon another which will not be torn down.” I wonder if anyone ever thought what impact the words of Jesus made in the hearing of law-abiding Jews when He spoke about the destruction of the temple? “Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?” (V:4) Peter's question about the destruction of the temple brings a greater truth to the table. To the Jews, the temple meant the presence of their covenant God in their midst. It gave them purpose and separated them from the rest of the world as the peculiar people that the God of all creation had chosen for Himself. If they lost their temple, they might as well lose God altogether because the "TEMPLE' was the axis where everything else revolved in their lives. It gave them their significance as a people that had been chosen above all the nations of the world. They were special, they knew the way to God, they had promises from God that they knew He could not lie and would certainly bring it to pass. The Holy of holies of the temple was the door to another world that awaited them in the future. These were the chosen people and it set them apart from every other nation in the word. Their God lived in their midst and was above and beyond all the other false gods that the nations worshipped. Nothing was impossible for them with God. However, you take the temple away, and their God would no longer have a place to live. If they lost the temple, they would lose their identity and their connection with the awesome God of Israel! If we went a little further, the destruction of the temple meant that their protection from God had been lifted. It also meant that God had left them for good and this time and He was not coming back. It meant no more law, no more sacrifices, no more atoning, no more priesthood, no more ark of the covenant and no more glory. The end result would be that they would lose complete contact with their God which translated into a personal and a national rejection and the greatest tragedy the chosen people would suffer. It also meant they would be open to their enemies' wrath which would mean they could be extinct in a few years’ time. Because of all these possibilities, Jesus's words brought immediately a warning that might as well be a slap on the face to a good “faithful” Jew of those days: "Do not be deceived!" However, Jesus's words are so direct and so radical that what He is saying is that Israel will be judged once and for all because of their sins they had committed against Him from the very beginning. Jesus was in fact pronouncing the final judgment of a nation that for the most part didn't want Him from the very beginning, (Mat 21:33-44, 23:29-36, 37-39). A.D. 70 couldn't come fast enough. Now, in the minds of the disciples when Jesus talked about the destruction of the temple might have meant a sort of deception because that would've been the last thought on their minds. I would say that to them “DECEPTION” would’ve been to believe what Jesus was talking about! So, to be deceived in the eyes of a religious Jew would have meant that Jesus Himself was deceiving them! However, in the eyes of the Lord, the destruction of the temple meant an open door to a far and greater understanding of God’s eternal plan. It certainly did not mean that God would no longer abide with them as their personal God. It certainly did not mean the end of the chosen people either, although it meant that the "chosen people" HAD TO MAKE A FINAL CHOICE and CHOOSE CHRIST THE LORD, the crucified Messiah and the resurrected Lord AS their ultimate King and Lord so that they would become part of a new Israel, BUT, If they rejected the Lord, the would instantly lose their special place as "chosen of God." From now on, "the "chosen" would ONLY mean for those who choose the Christ (Eph 1:4, Col 3:12, 2Thes 2:13). So, instead of having once again a temple made into rubble by the Roman Army, it meant that a new era was about to begin where a new and a GREATER TEMPLE not made with hands was already knocking on their doors as a promise far greater than what they would have ever imagined. The exception to the rule would be that this time it would go far beyond the land of Israel and would expand to the four corners the earth. After all, God's eternal plan was never meant to be reduced to a specific locale or to a specific people. On the other hand, Jesus was not prophesying the destruction of the temple to indicate He was about to immediately sit on a physical throne in Jerusalem as God’s covenant representative and as King of Israel in order to reign forever. No. That would have been sufficient for His disciples to disregard the destruction of their beloved temple because a completely new era of peace and joy would have finally come upon them that would never end! The problem was that Jesus was not replacing the old temple with His physical kinship or with His eternal return. He was replacing the old temple with its sacrifices and priesthood with a brand new one. He would fulfill all types and shadows that the temple pointed to and replace it with Himself. This new temple would be characterized as … AN INVISIBLE TEMPLE that no one could see except those who had internal eyes to see. This new temple would have the same characteristics and the same principles of the old, but it would be built inside human beings that believed in God's true and ultimate Messiah. As a result, it would be far greater than what they could have possibly imagined. It would come in its final form and be established right at the beginning with an irrefutable heavenly hope that would not and could not be destroyed by any means---no matter what took place. This new temple would become the "BODY OF MESSIAH", "THE BRIDE OF CHRIST", "THE WIFE OF THE LAMB" which equals to the new covenant congregation of the Lord Jesus Christ. In other words, believers in Messiah would become in the flesh the new temple of God that would not and will not die! It's time to forget old Israel as if they are still the chosen people of God. A new Israel emerged out of the old as godly Jews bowed the knee to the Lord Jesus Christ, were filled with the Spirit of God and became the final temple, the holy of holies where God would dwell forever and ever. Later on, Gentiles came and bowed the knee to the Lord also. Both people made one sanctuary of God through the blood of the eternal covenant that Jesus shed for the entire world, Ephesians 2:13–15 (NASB95) 13 "But now in Christ Jesus, you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For He, Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, 15 by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace." So as soon as the new Israel came into focus in Acts 2 and 3, persecution against the body of Messiah came from the hands of the devil and the useless leaders of Israel. The persecution continued against Jewish Christians where Paul the apostle was the main target. Years later the world through Nero, would also begin to persecute the body of Messiah. The truth is that the people of the false temple with the people of the false Emperor joined hands together to attempt to destroy the true temple of God. It is significant that the true persecution against the church came to have its fulfillment and fully matured right after 70 AD. This is the time when the “world” woke up to understand the immeasurable threat that innocent doves of God posed to them. Finally, it is significant than that today, we still go to the "temple" to worship and we still make "this temple" the center of our lives even though Jesus told us not to be deceived. However, the problem is not going to the "temple" (church); the problem lies in the fact that we fail to realize that WE ARE the temple of God, WE ARE the holy of holies and the permanent presence of the Most High God... no matter where we go. So, because of the indwelling Spirit, we have also become part of God’s family and the center of God’s love and eternal purpose (in Christ). The Dove has finally found His place to rest (Gen 8:9) ---and is now inside of us (Jn 17:23, Gal. 2:20, Eph. 1:13-14, 3;17, Col. 1:27, Ro. 8:10). Do you agree or disagree?
  8. What's this nonsense about two gospels? Are you a hyper dispensationalist that is under the teachings of Les Fedldick?
  9. How will all Israel would be saved? By doing what the remnant did and believe in Jesus. That's the Israel of the past that was judged for good in AD 70. Now, for your PRESENT, POLITICAL and SECULAR nation of modern Israel, the requirements are the same. Come to Jesus ONE by ONE, leave the world's mindset behind and let God change you into a new creation in Christ. Pretty simple, isn't it?
  10. What scriptures do you expect me to provide for you, that God is One God revealed in three distinct persons? I can do that for you if you like.
  11. Kind of silly to believe that God who is omnipresent in this attribute will need to be physically present to rule on earth. Isn't God a Spirit? (Jn 4:24) Why don't you take your quote on Rev. 21 and expound it a little further? 1) Who comes out of heaven, a city or a people? If it is a city, does it come down empty? 2) If it is a people that come down from heaven, will these people have a resurrected body also? If that'd be the case, what kind of people would they be? Will they be spirit people that have incorruptible bodies and who are no longer subject to the laws of nature because they will have received a body unto the likeness of the glorified body of Jesus Christ? (See Phil. 3:20-21). 3) What difference would it make to them whether God is in heaven or on earth since these kind of people will be intimately connected to God by His Spirit? Wherever they are God will be there too--- BY HIS SPIRIT. 3) Will these people have the ability to be in heaven and well as in earth instantly where it won't make a difference? Of course, they will be like Jesus having an eternal body capable of being anywhere, whether physical or not! As for John 14, that is a completely different matter because Jesus was talking about going to the cross preparing an eternal place for them that took place once HIS SPIRIT was poured out beginning at Pentecost (Acts 1). Don't you have God's Spirit dwelling in you? Don't you know that if you have God's Spirit, you are one with Him?
  12. When I said that God's last word has been spoken in Christ, I thought you understood that I was referring to the fact that there will never be a new word in relation to what Christ has already accomplished. Satan was condemned at the cross. His day of "execution" will take place as God has ordained according to His own will. As for Israel, you need to look to the past because Jesus condemned the unbelieving nation to destruction in AD 70, THEREFORE there cannot be another Israel in the future, unless you believe that God has changed His mind to please His confused dispensationalist sons and daughters. God's people have always been a people of faith, so if you believe that God left things undone at the cross, you should go to prayer and find out where you dropped the ball.
  13. Jesus is God, and part of the Trinity, isn't He? When redemption has been completely finished and there is no longer any evil left to judge, God in HIs triune self will take His place as God overall and all.
  14. Funny that you ignored my questions and the scriptures that proves that God does not reign on earth physically and among sinful men. Instead, you asked me to explain to you a scriptural fact that is easily proven in the scriptures. However, I have been the one doing all the exegesis while you are simply trying to lower the Lord, the holy one of Israel to a humanistic level of the natural. I learned what I know by being totally committed to the Lord with heart and mind. I don't need to read the outrageous modern teachings of today that attempt to make God the Son another earthly king while all along He said, “My Kingdom IS NOT OF THIS WORLD.” (Jn 18:36). So where did Jesus promote an earthly kingdom? Please provide chapter and verse.
  15. You have believed a lie and made to be as if it was the truth. God doesn’t need to reign physically because He is a Spirit (Jn 4:24). He has reigned supremely over all His creation from the moment He made it. Now, since Jesus is God Almighty and ruler over all, you need to stop trying to bring the Lord down to your humanistic level. The fact is that the NT is silent about such aberration should be proof enough to stop believing this false teaching. I’ll ask you a question and let’s see if you can respond. What would be the implications of a holy God to appear in the fullness of His glory and dwell in the physical realm? Do you have any idea? The word of God tells us that God’s throne is in heaven (Isa 66:1) while 1 Ki. 8:27 says, “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You, how much less this house which I have built!” So, are you willing to deny God’s word in order to push a doctrine that neither Jesus nor His disciples ever taught?
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