Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Friday, May 19, 2023
In our study today from Ephesians 3:20-4:7 we see Paul giving a doxology at the end of chapter 2, inviting us to walk deserving of our calling, describing how and why, and assuring us that God has given us everything we need to do it.Exceeding Abundantly
Saturday, May 13, 2023
There is a teaching in the church today that is called the Dual Natured Kingdom. It is the Kingdom that Jesus spoke of is here spiritually, but not yet physically. In other words, the church has the spiritual realities of the promises Kingdom that was given at Pentecost, but not yet the physical. Some refer to it as "almost, not yet".
The results of this faulty teaching are pretty obvious according to Dr. Randy White. They include:
1. The Bible speaks only of an earthly, physical, and fraternal Kingdom.
2. This teaching fails to distinguish the Body of Christ from the Kingdom leaving the two to be conflated.
3. This teaching requires that the realities of the "spiritual" Kingdom be experienced today, i.e., authority, dominion, miracles, etc.
4. The biproduct of this teaching is the ecumenical social justice movement that is now prevalent in most mainstream denominational churches.
5. The Roman Catholic Church was the first to embrace this teaching and must stand on it or they would cease to exist.
Friday, May 12, 2023
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
In our study today in Ephesians 3:6-8, Paul continues his explanation that believing Gentiles and Jews are now in the same body and partakers of the same promise, and he expresses his gratitude that God still chose to use him who was formerly a blasphemer to preach it.
Verse 6: That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
This is the mystery! Jew and Gentile in one body.
No where in the Bible was this event foretold, i.e., Hebrew Scriptures. This But Now (Ephesians 2:13) period in which we live was never spoken of until Paul.