The last great book of the Bible opens with the words: “The revelation of Jesus Christ” (Rev. 1:1) and from these words it derives its title: “The Revelation.” In this book of the Bible the Messianic Apostle John deals largely with the 2nd coming or return of Christ in glory to judge and then reign in His long-promised Millennial Kingdom on earth.
“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:” – Col 2:6
One symptom of a spiritual growth that is hindered is uncertainty, doubt, and confusion about how we should live. The cause of this does not come from a lack of options or information, but from a misunderstanding of how we receive Christ in the first place.
A ‘shadow law’ is often presented to believers by some that says,
The largest segment of the organized Christendom, The Roman Catholic Church, has long opposed the Bible teaching for this age of the Gentiles, that ‘salvation is by grace, through faith alone.’ Rather, she teaches that it is by grace, through faith PLUS certain required good works [rites and rituals].
There is no epistle in which we find more about the grace of God than that great and wonderful epistle of Paul to the Ephesians! It is one of his prison epistles and, interestingly enough, he was actually and literally in jail for telling a secret… the secret of the mystery (Eph. 6:19-20). Evidently, he had a great deal of opposition in trying to make this secret known. That's rather unusual, isn't it?
Forgiveness Under Grace Today
Some three thousand years ago, and about one thousand years before Christ, the Psalmist said:
3 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. Psalm 130:3-4 (KJV)
Perhaps you at one time pondered “the gift of God” of Ephesians 2:8-9, asking is the gift to be understood as being… salvation, or is it grace, or is it faith?
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is THE GIFT OF GOD: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV)
This paper is to further explain ‘dispensational Bible study.’ We will present contrasting information as seen when we compare certain details of the Pauline “revelation of the mystery” (Rom.
Every sincere child of God should take to heart the Apostle Paul’s reprimand of the believers at Galatia when he writes: “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey (Gk. peitho, rely upon) the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?” (Gal. 3:1). They forgot the truth they had learned from Paul concerning the meaning of the cross-work of Christ on their behalf.
It’s difficult, if not impossible, to determine what Galatian believers thought taking the rite of circumcision would accomplish for them spiritually after having begun in the Spirit by faith. I doubt that they knew themselves.
It’s a mistake to think there are different ways for men to be men saved. There’s but one Biblical way to be saved, it has been so through all ages. It’s a mistake to think there are different ways for men to be men saved. There's but one Biblical way to be saved, it has been so through all ages.