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4:2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

Peter and John were preaching Jesus. They were preaching Jesus and faith in Him unto eternal life. They were preaching His resurrection, and how that would ensure the resurrection of believers, and the coming earthly Kingdom promised to the nation of Israel. There is, however, no mention here of the cross of Christ Jesus; no mention of Jesus's sacrificial death, of Jesus being delivered for our offences and raised for our justification. It is the gospel of the Kingdom plus the resurrection of Christ, which is the gospel of the Circumcision, being preached.

4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

Peter is preaching the gospel of the Circumcision and the assurance of the coming Kingdom thru Christ's resurrection. He is still preaching faith in the name of Jesus, that Jesus is the Son of God and the Christ. Israel had to believe on Jesus to have eternal life; it was then required that they confess him, be baptized, and keep the law to enter the coming earthly Kingdom of Heaven.

4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Naming Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God was required for Jews to have eternal life. Although verse 12 is to the Jews, it is also for us. We can also acknowledge that it is only thru faith in Christ Jesus alone and His provision alone for our,forgiveness, justification, and righteousness unto eternal life.

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33 minutes ago, douge said:

Peter is preaching the gospel of the Circumcision and the assurance of the coming Kingdom thru Christ's resurrection. He is still preaching faith in the name of Jesus, that Jesus is the Son of God and the Christ. Israel had to believe on Jesus to have eternal life; it was then required that they confess him, be baptized, and keep the law to enter the coming earthly Kingdom of Heaven.

 

Your man made distinctions are quite confusing.

Are you saying the Jews such as Peter and Paul had to confess, believe, be baptized and keep the law to enter the coming earthly Kingdom of Heaven?

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ACTS 4:2 [1]  When the Bible says that they were preaching "through" Jesus Christ the resurrection of the dead - it's implied that they are teaching/preaching everything - Jesus's death on the cross and HIS resurrection.

ACTS 4:2 [2] The reason that sentence doesn't go into all the detail is because the focus of that sentence is about the Sadducees distress in anyone teaching/preaching about a resurrection for anyone.  The Sadducees didn't believe in a resurrection.  They believed that once you die, that's it.  That statement does not say that Peter is leaving out the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.

ACTS 4:10  [3] Not sure where circumcision or the law is found in this passage.  The Bible says here that Peter is asked where his authority comes from to heal a man and that by the power of the Holy Spirit Peter says that he healed the man, made him whole, by the power of Jesus Christ of Nazareth whom those people crucified and that God raised from the dead.

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Hi douge,

 

I understand what you are trying to say, however you are not presenting it correctly. Yes the Pre-ascension Apostles were to declare that Jesus is both Lord and Christ. He is Israel`s Messiah. However the `kingdom rule of God through Israel,` that purpose was put on hold as the leaders of Israel rejected the Lord and His Holy Spirit. What we see the Holy spirit doing is revealing more and more of the Lord and what He is doing - at the right hand of the Father.

Further on we read that Jesus Himself opens up to the Apostle Paul, (Apostle to the Body) what Jesus is doing as LORD OF ALL. Jesus is interceding for believers, building them up and maturing them. The understanding of the Body of Christ is unfolded over time and reveals the great purpose of God that all will come together (in harmony) in Christ - not just Jews, but Gentiles.

Marilyn.

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2 hours ago, douge said:

YOWM......Paul was not mentioned

Why not?  He was just as Jewish as Peter was.

(also please quote me so I am alerted to respond to you. (I'll give you the same courtesy).

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22 hours ago, Yowm said:

Why not?  He was just as Jewish as Peter was.

(also please quote me so I am alerted to respond to you. (I'll give you the same courtesy).

Sorry ...new to this...didn't know about quotes.

Paul was given the gospel of Grace by the revelation of Christ,he was not preaching the gospel of the Kingdom...he was preaching the interruption of Israel's program and the diminishing of Israel; and the dispensation of grace.

Paul was preaching salvation apart from Israel and apart from the law.

Paul was preaching a heavenly kingdom, not earthly, as promised to Israel.

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6 minutes ago, douge said:

Paul was preaching salvation apart from Israel and apart from the law.

Paul was preaching a heavenly kingdom, not earthly, as promised to Israel.

So was Peter after the Cross as they were all in agreement in Acts 15.

(thx for quoting me)

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23 hours ago, Yowm said:

Why not?  He was just as Jewish as Peter was.

(also please quote me so I am alerted to respond to you. (I'll give you the same courtesy).

In fact , PAUL was actually trained quite well in the law .  a Pharisee.   YEP .   Oh but what a great change occurred in paul on the road to Damascus .   

And on that note ,     YEP ,  time to PRAISE THE LORD .     

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1 hour ago, frienduff thaylorde said:

Oh but what a great change occurred in paul on the road to Damascus

But still Jewish.

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