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Regeneration
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REGENERATION

1. USAGE OF THE WORD.

2. COMMON NATURE OF REGENERATION.

3. REGENERATION AN ACT OF GOD’S POWER

4. BIBLICAL REDEMPTION                                    


            1.USAGE OF THE WORD REGENERATION: Since there are but two Biblical scriptures which mentions the subject of regeneration, Matt. 19:28 “ And Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

            Titus 3:5, ”He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.

            Regeneration is a difficult task to write about, especially since there are but two scriptures, which speaks of this subject. However, since the subject Atonement, and redemption is so closely related, perhaps we can arrive with a lesson in hand which will be of benefit to the person who has a desire to learn more in regards to the power of God.

            The change brought about in the soul by the grace of God, is designated in scripture. It is called a new birth, John 3:5, a resurrection, Acts 24:15, a new life, a new creature, 2 Cor. 5:17, a renewing of the mind, a dying to sin, Rom. 6:7, a living to righteousness, 2 Cor. 5:18, a translation from darkness to light, Col. 1:13. In theological language, it is called regeneration, renovation, and conversion. These terms are often used interchangeably. I have found that they are also used for the whole process of spiritual renovation or restoration to the image of God.

            God makes the statement in Genesis 1:26, ”Let us make man in Our image according to Our likeness.” Indeed man was created in the image of God and according to His likeness, we are to understand from this statement that since God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit were of spiritual nature, then man in the beginning was created a spiritual being, possessing the nature of God in all matters of spiritual communication with God. However, God was able to foresee the outcome of man before his creation through eternity, willing to allow man the choice of rejection, God prepared His plans so that man would have need to show his sincere willingness in the act of conversion, of belief, of repentance, of the confession of faith, of baptism, and accepting the blood of Christ in atonement for sins, the redemption on the part of Christ, and then come to regeneration which would restore man back to God.

            The word regeneration in the first century Church was not used to designate the whole work of sanctification, nor the first stages of conversion, much less justification or any mere external change in the state of man. But the instantaneous change from spiritual death to spiritual life. Regeneration is therefore, a spiritual resurrection, the beginning of a new life Romans chapter six. From Romans chapter six, and 2 Cor. 5:14ff, we can see that sometimes the word expresses the act of God.  God regenerates sometimes it designates the subjective effect of His act. The sinner is regenerated. He becomes a new- creature; he is born again of water and the spirit. God, in the exercise of the exceeding greatness of His power; its subject then, the whole soul; and its effects, spiritual life, and all consequent and holy acts. It is quite noticeable in the New Testament the teaching of hearing, of believing, of confession with the mouth, Rom. 9:15. Acts 2:38ff, picks up with repentance, and baptism in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, while these acts are necessary; they lead to Atonement, Redemption, and regeneration, all these are necessary in God’s plan for salvation. No one act alone can save. Yet there is but little said in the N. T. in regards to Atonement, Redemption, and regeneration. Yet all the requirements listed above is essential to our salvation, and our happiness in God. God has inferred that   this desire of happiness is rightfully the controlling principle of action in all sentient and rational creatures. Sin consists in seeking happiness in the creatures; holiness in seeking happiness in God, regeneration is the purpose or decision of a sinner to seek his happiness in God and not in the world. This change of purpose, He calls a change of heart when creatures are willing freely to meet God’s requirements on a voluntary act, then and only then has the creature found happiness in God.

            COMMON NATURE OF REGENERATION

            The common nature of regeneration is said to restore something, something that has existed in times past, something having been in use. So to take any object and regenerate it, or restore it to its original, is the nature of regeneration. However, there is that Biblical meaning of Biblical things, which we must make a distinction between. A case in point, Genesis 1:26, God said “ Let us make man in Our image, and in Our likeness, now we know that God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth John 4:23. Therefore, it is impossible for a sinner to worship God in spirit and in truth, for the truth is not in the sinner, neither is the spirit; for God does not hear sinners John 9:31.

            Adam and Eve were created in the perfect spiritual creature that God intended them to be; they were perfect in every sense, however, when given the choice to remain as spiritual beings, or to choose carnality, they chose carnality; thus they lost their spiritual communication with God, they lost their happiness that was enjoyed in the garden; their posterity until the cross of Christ suffered the separation from the presence of God. The Church, which began in heaven in the very beginning, was withdrawn until Christ, His suffering, His death restored the Church---ZION, which was and is the Church of Christ, and so regeneration is a spiritual matter.

            So, in His suffering, and the cross we can see the nature of regeneration at work regeneration of the Church, which from the beginning was spiritual. God in speaking to the righteous of Israel, Isa. 49:7, Thus saith the Lord the Redeemer of Israel. Isa. 51:3, “ For the Lord shall comfort ZION.” Isa. 52:1,” Put on thy strength O ZION.” Isa. 52:1-9, God speaks of restoring the conditions of Eden and in verse 8 says ”thy watchman shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again ZION” King version James 18:16. Edition.

            Isaiah chapter 3 gives us an insight into the Man Christ, the Redeemer, and what He shall accomplish. God’s scheme of redemption will be given a new life when Christ pays the ransom price for those who were being held in bondage, and those who had not come to Him for full salvation. God has no intention of re-working His scheme of redemption that were finished before the world, or earth were created Heb. 4:3, the plan will be given a new life, that is the life of Jesus Christ, it will be regenerated, not changed nor annihilated.

            Therefore, regeneration does not consist in any act of the soul. The word here, of course, is to be understood not as including conversion, much less the whole work of sanctification, but in its restricted sense for the commencement of spiritual life, as the result of regeneration.

            The spirit of God, in regeneration, produces love; They stand in no need of having any new power, or faculty, or principle, disposition in order to their becoming holy. They are just as capable of loving God, as hating God…. This is true of all sinners who are as much moral agents, and the proper subjects of moral government, before as after regeneration. Whenever, therefore, the divine Spirit renews, regenerates, or sanctifies them, He has no occasion of producing anything in their minds besides love. The love, which the Spirit of God produces in regeneration, is the love of benevolence, and not the love of complacence.

            God is immutable, James 1:17. When God works through Christ and the Holy Spirit to restore man to the state of immutability, then man has reached the state of the first creation through regeneration. So long as man remains in an immutable state, he has certainty of salvation. ” God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life,” John 3:16. ”He that hears My Word, and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life,” John 5:24. ” I am the living bread which came down from Heaven: if any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever.” John 6:51.” All that the Father gives Me shall come to me; and him that comes to me I will in no wise cast out, and this is the will of Him that sent Me, that every one which sees the Son, and believes on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up on the last day.” John 6:37-40.” My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand,” John 10:27-28, without regeneration the above is void.

“For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few there be that finds it,” Matt. 7:14. ”Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ.” Rom. 6:11.

            The nature of Regeneration is to restore man to his original spiritual state. The proposition to be established is to take a second look at 2 Tim. 3:16, at first recognize that the Holy Spirit was the author of what was written by all the Apostles, this is declared by Jesus Christ in John 16:13, so Paul confirms to Timothy that “ All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.” Rom. 8:1-2, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death.” Regeneration is the spirit of life, which sets one free from sin and death.

            Rom. 6:14, ”For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law, but under grace.” If the Spirit of Him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken even your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwells in you. “Quicken” is to make alive, to Regenerate, to change from physical to Spiritual. The indwelling of the Spirit in the Temple of man, will remain in the Temple so long as the temple remains clean, and will secure not only the life of the soul, but also the ultimate and glorious life of the body.

            The proposition in the above paragraph two is still active and alive, therefore, we look again at man’s body as being the temple of God, in paragraph three I have mentioned the fact that God will not abide in a temple that is not clean. Paul makes known to the Church at Corinth, 1 Cor. 3:16,” do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you.” See also, 1 Cor. 6:19-20, glorify God in your body. This pattern also renders evidence that God will not abide in a temple where sin is present, and is confirmed in Ezekiel 9:3-7, 10:4, 10:18, 11:23. God dwelled in the physical temple until sin spread its wings over the temple; God forsakes the temple and the people, and decrees its destruction. Once these were God fearing and God loving people, they were in God, but temptation won out over God’s love, therefore, this people fell away from God. In just the same way that Adam and Eve fell. It has always been so, and will continue. But those who have truly received Regeneration will always be safe in the arms of God. Rev. 3:5. Please read.

            REGENERATION AN ACT OF GOD’S POWER.

            In the beginning God created Heaven and Earth. This statement fully describes the power of God, and His omnipotence. We recognize God as being All in All. 1 Cor. 15:28, “ And when all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, that God may be all in all.” We also must recognize that God was the designer of all creation, and that the Son was the workman, that is He is the Executor of God’s plan Proverbs 8:22-30, and that all things created was created through the Son, and for the Son, Col. 1:16-18. This being true then we can more fully understand that Regeneration of man was an act of God’s power.                                                              

            Regeneration is not only an act of God, but also an act of His almighty power. Agreeably to express the declarations of Holy Scripture in the Lord’s Church in the first century. It is so presented in the Symbols of the early Church. If it is an act of omnipotence, it is certainly visible in the Church today, for nothing can resist almighty power. Many denominations deny this today. {I will speak later on the denial}. To confirm that Regeneration is an act of God’s omnipotence, is, and is intended to be, a denial that it is an act of moral decision originated in man. It is immediate, as opposed to mediate, or through or by the truth, it does not come at man’s command. When in Scripture the word Regeneration in a wide sense as including conversion or the voluntary turning of the person to God, then it is said to be by the Word. We recall the restoration of sight to the blind by the command of Christ; this was an act of omnipotence. It was immediate. Nothing intervened between the divine volition and the effect. Raising Lazarus from the dead was an act of omnipotence. Nothing intervened between the volition and the effect.

            The act of quickening was the act of God. It is in this sense that Regeneration is the act of God’s Power. Nothing intervenes between God’s volition that the soul, spiritually dead should live, and the desired effect should be that the soul quickened should be raise in life, never to die again. This is said to be a resurrection, for in the water of baptism, God destroys the old man of sin. Quickens the spiritually dead, and raises him as a spiritual being. There is no second death for the Spiritual.

            Christians declare it to be in the language of Scripture, “a quickening.” It is hard, perhaps impossible, to define what this life is. Yet every man knows the difference between life and death, between a dead and living plant and animal. And therefore, when the Bible tells us that in Regeneration God gives' a new form of life to the soul, the language is as intelligible as human language can be in relation to such a subject. We know that when a man is dead as to the body he neither sees, feels, nor acts the objects adapted to impress the senses of the living makes no impression upon him. They awaken no corresponding feelings, and they call forth no activity. The dead are insensible and powerless.

When the Scriptures declare that men are Spiritually dead they do not deny to them physical, intellectual, social life, or moral life. These do not fail to awaken feelings and to excite them to action. These do not fail to awaken the lust of the flesh. Their faculties, are not spiritually discerned, their perception of God is Aesthetic. The Apostle Paul reminds us of men being natural, 1 Cor. 2:10-16. “But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him.”                                       

            BIBLICAL REDEMPTION.

            The whole of Luke chapter 21 regards events, which will occur in Jerusalem, and to the nation of Israel. We notice in verse 20, that Jesus foretells the destruction of Jerusalem. Jesus foretells of a decree that when the disciples, and the people sees the Armies surround Jerusalem, then they should recognize that the destruction of the city of Jerusalem was at hand. So, in this chronology of events of Luke 21:20-36, we find Jesus foretelling these events; they are:

1.    Luke 21:20, the prophecy of the destruction of Jerusalem.

            2. Luke 21:21, the tribulation of war in Israel.

3. Luke 21:22, the vengeance of God on Israel, and the fulfillment of all written and canonized prophecy of both the Old testament, and that of the New.

4. Luke 21:24, God uses the Gentile nations to destroy Israel, the times of the Gentiles fulfilled.

5. Luke 21:25, signs before the coming of the Lord.

6. Luke 21:26, signs of things coming upon the inhabitants of the world powers shaken.

7. Luke 21:27, then the Son of Man will be seen coming on a cloud.

8. Luke 21:28, when these things take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is near.

            If you notice closely this redemption is fulfilled during the time frame of the destruction of Jerusalem, and during the time frame of the revelation of Jesus Christ, during the generation in which Jesus lived. It is quite normal for most any person to inquire into this statement made by Christ, and brought to light by the author of this document. This is a puzzle for most people, for they have been taught that the inhabitants of the world were redeemed at the death of Jesus Christ. You may take a back seat when you learn that there was two redemption periods.

            After the resurrection of Jesus the disciples, with faces bowed down to the earth, sought the living among the dead. But they were told, fear not for the Lord, in order that you may have to fear Him when He comes. His advent then should not be to our dismay, but to our redemption.

            Redemption, complete, perfect redemption the first advent brought us the beginning of redemption, the earnest of the Spirit. The Second Advent will bring this redemption to its most holy and glorious consummation. It will redeem us from the flesh, from an evil world, from the reproaches of conscience, from the dread of judgment, from the power of Satan, from the fetters of death. Delivered from all evil, man will be placed in the primordial condition of freedom, of immediate communion with God.    

            THE FIRST STAGE OF REDEMPTION, AS IT IS TAUGHT SCRIPTURALLY.

            I suppose it best to show the Biblical PURPOSE for the birth and death of Christ.

            1 John 3:8, ”He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning, for this PURPOSE the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”

            In the period of beginning, when God offered Adam and Eve the Spiritual Covenant, the old serpent, the devil was present, his influence was so great that he convinced our first parents to sin against God; they rejected God, and chose evil. 1 John 3:8, says they were of the devil. God having finished His works, and all His plans for salvation of mankind, God and Christ having the power of foreknowledge knew what Adam and Eve would do, therefore, Christ interposed His life for Adam and Eve; therefore they lived a physical life. Satan was given the power and right to hold all departed Spirits in    Hades, separated from the presence of God those whom Christ redeemed was released and the power of the devil destroyed.   Heb. 2:14, ”For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is the devil.’ So, Christ paid the ransom price demanded by the devil in order to redeem the departed spirits from Adam and Eve to the cross, therefore we see two Spectacular and Monumental events taking place here. First, we see the death of the devil, his judgment, his power destroyed, his domain taken away from him.

To see his judgment in its fullness, we must begin with scriptural evidence beginning with

John 12:31, ”Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.”  

John 16:11, “And concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.”  “ Has been judged,” is past tense, his judgment has occurred at the time of Jesus making this statement, however, Jesus has not died yet, so when Jesus goes to the cross, that is the death of the devil also.

Rom. 16:20, ”And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.”

Daniel 7:26, ”But the court will sit for judgment, and his dominion will be taken away, annihilated, and destroyed forever.” 

Daniel 7:15-28, here you will find that Daniel asks one of the angels an exact meaning of the vision he has just received. Notice then beginning at verse 20 Daniel is concerned with the eleven horns which was on the head of the fourth beast, the fourth beast represented Rome, and the horns was the eleven first rulers of Rome, so, here from Daniel 7:20-28, all the events taking place was under the eleventh horn Vespasian who reigned from A.D. 69-79 A. D.

            Before you get misplaced, notice 1 Pet. 5: 8, “ Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”  Now if you take this passage as many people do, it will teach you that Satan is well, and alive! But this passage teaches no such thing. It is true that at the time Satan was roaming the earth, it was because of God’s Will. We will notice Rev. 20:1-3, and Rev. 20:7-10, FIRST, notice Rev. 20:1-3, Satan is bound, within himself he cannot get loose. WHY? Because in verse 4 the 12 Apostles, which was dead at this time is setting in judgment against Israel Matt. 19:28, Now after the judgment of Israel, Satan is released from his chains WHY? Rev. 20:8-9, informs us what he was to do, he was to stir up the nations and people against Israel, to do that he had to roam up and down the earth. He is not still doing that because when God was through using him, God cast him and the beast into the lake of fire, forever and ever.

1.    I have shown the beginning of the first redemption.

2.    I have shown the destruction and death of Satan, who held the departed spirits in bondage.

3.    Now, we must ask the question, what happened to the departed spirits after they were redeemed from Satan?

4.    Hosea 6:2,” He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day that we may live before Him.”

5.    Dan. 12:2,” And many of those who sleeps in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt.”

6.    Now we must ask the question, when would this resurrection take place?

7.    Answer, no later than the time when the power of the holy people {Israel} would be shattered. Israel was destroyed by Rome and the war ending in August 10, 70 A. D. therefore, you cannot have Redemption of departed Spirits without having a Resurrection. Thus Daniel saw this Resurrection happening before Israel was destroyed, Daniel 12:7.

8.    Matthew 27: 50-53, Jesus was raised from the dead on the third day after His death, Hosea foretold the event of Matthew chapter 27, and he said that Christ would revive them on the second day, and bring them up on the third day, and they would live before Him. So in Matthew we have the first resurrection of the dead, on the very day, He arose.

9.    I suggest that we now look at Rev. 14:1-5, to find the first fruits, which was purchased from the earth; these were resurrected to God. They were delivered by Christ Himself Heb. 2:15. Eph. 4:8-10. The rest of the Redeemed would be resurrected when Christ came back the second time. 1 Cor. 15: 23, ”But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming.” Please notice how first Corinthians reads. “Christ the first fruits, AFTER THAT, after what? After His resurrection in Matt. 27:50-53, along with those first fruits purchased from the earth. It very clear that the resurrection is now over. When you hear teachers and preachers tell of the future judgment and resurrection, you may know that these men are IGNORANT of what God’s Word teaches. To openly deny what is written in the Scriptures I have used is to blaspheme the Holy Spirit!

THE SECOND REDEMPTION BY CHRIST.

WE are to understand that Christ redeemed mankind that was living at the time of His death. He redeemed them with His shed blood from sin. Redeeming them from a life of sin does not mean that mankind is redeemed without accepting the terms of salvation. Mankind is not free of sin until he has accepted God’s plan of salvation. Jesus made it possible that man could be forgiven of past sins, and could have eternal life simply by following the prescribed instructions for salvation and receiving the reward of their redemption, and regeneration.

1.    At the cross this redemption was guaranteed by the Holy Spirit. Those on Pentecost who were baptized into the body of Christ was granted salvation, and guaranteed by the Holy Spirit. This was a pledge made by the Holy Spirit. We must I think, understand that not all things were fulfilled at the cross of Christ. On Pentecost salvation was by promise that promise was guaranteed by the Hold Spirit.

2.       Acts 2:38, ”And Peter said to them, repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Verse 39, “For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are yet far off.” Do you remember in our study of Luke 21:20-28? “But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption id drawing near.” Also, the Apostle Paul speaks to the point of belonging to Christ, and His heirs according to the promise.” The promise was made to Abraham when God taught the Gospel to Abraham during His life time, all of this was a part of God’s plan, Gal. 3:8, and Gal. 3:29. Again the Apostle informs us of the promise of salvation, and Redemption. Eph. 4:30, “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit, by whom you were sealed for the day of Redemption.”

3.       To further give us understanding of the work of the Holy Spirit, and of Redemption we examine Eph. 1:13-14, In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation-having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the Redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory. “Then in Eph. 1:7, we have the following, ”In Him we have Redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.” See also 1. Cor. 1:30,

4.       Now, let us study in regards to our salvation, our inheritance, grace, and Redemption. We look at 1 Pet. 1:4-5, our salvation, our inheritance, is mentioned as being revealed in the last time, 1 Pet. 1:7 says at the revelation of Jesus Christ, or the second coming. 1 Pet. 1:13 says' that grace will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ, or the second coming. So what does all this mean?

5.       First of all, all those who were baptized according to the requirements from the death of Christ were baptized under the PROMISE of the Holy Spirit, Acts chapter two. The reason for the PROMISE was that Christ had not yet ratified the New Spiritual Covenant, however, those who had obeyed was guaranteed Redemption, Salvation, and Grace, all these were brought at the second coming of Christ, at His second coming He would replace the covenant of Heb. 8:13, and when he ratified the spiritual Covenant, all things would become reality, no longer by PROMISE. The judgment completed, the Resurrection completed, Redemption completed, salvation completed, And Regeneration completed, All prophecy fulfilled. The New Covenant brought all things into reality. So, why does teachers and preachers still proclaim that the resurrection is still future? Why does these men teach that the second coming of Christ is still future?  Why does the same people declare that the devil is still alive and active on earth?

First things first, Regeneration, not many people has ever heard a lesson on Regeneration   especially is that true with the young people; they have been taught a short cut to salvation, and this is done because middle aged and younger preachers was not taught Regeneration in school, so they do not have a knowledge of how Regeneration works, and after all its got too many other things attached to it that must also be taught. Regeneration is a work of the Spirit of God, and to arrive at the point of being Regenerated, one must have been taught the requirements of Regeneration, one must have heard the Gospel in its entirety; they must believe, they must repent, they must confess, they must be baptized for the forgiveness of sins, while being baptized they have been redeemed, and at the same time, the Spirit of God destroys the old man of sin, and creates a new creature.

    1.Salvation becomes a reality only after water baptism, and regeneration.

   2. The second coming of Christ is now a reality. We look at Luke 21:22, the inference is that when Jerusalem was destroyed then all things would be fulfilled. To deny this is to deny that was the real Messiah sent from God, for it was Jesus Christ who gave us this information. And then He repeats it to the Apostles after His resurrection Luke 24:44, All things spoken about Him fulfilled. Luke 21:27, ”And then will they see the SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory.” Luke 21:32, “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things take place.” All things actually meant from verse 1 through verse 32.

3. The devil destroyed. The destruction of the devil is found in Rev. 20:10, it was God who cast the devil in the lake of fire. But has revelation been fulfilled? It really does not matter when Revelation was written, or when it is supposed to be fulfilled. Jesus said clearly in Luke 21:22. All things written would be fulfilled, for the destruction of Jerusalem was the days of God’s vengeance on Israel, and all things written may be fulfilled. There is no option left.

4. The early Church of our Lord taught and practiced what the Apostles taught. The Apostles taught what they heard from the Holy Spirit, and we today have the Apostles teachings in written form. We are safe when we abide by the Scripture. God said what He wanted to say, and He meant what He said. 

5. It is a sad thing for me to try and think that Christ has not kept His promises to return at the fullness of time, to fulfill Grace, Salvation, and Redemption, and regeneration   But then, if He has not returned to accomplish God’s scheme of redemption, we are all lost with no hope! No if it has not happened, Christ misled the Apostles and the people, which means that God misled the Messiah who was to come. So the Messiah was a false prophet as the Jews accused Him of being! ABSURD.   JEM.

                                  


 

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