My Video Response to the Rightly Dividing

March 20, 2019


Rightly Dividing Part 4: Hyperdispensationalism

March 11, 2019

I found an excellent article on what I now know as Hyperdispensationalism.

I will quote some of it here:

https://cicministry.org/commentary/issue108.htm

Hyperdispensationalists are quick to warn that simply because we see the term “church” (from the Greek word “eccle_sia” in the New Testament) it does not necessarily mean the church that exists under the gospel of grace. It is true that eccle_sia is occasionally used in a non-technical way where it simply means assembly (as it is in Acts 7:38; Acts 19:32, 39, 41). However, there are 23 other uses of eccle_sia in Acts where it means “church.”10 What is obvious is that the meaning of the term did not change in the middle of Acts. Luke applies the term to gatherings of believers throughout Acts, and this is true whether the gatherings are of Jewish or Gentile believers. Luke knew nothing of two different “churches.” To believe the hyperdispensationalist reading of Acts, we must consider the “church” that Paul persecuted according to Acts 8:1 to be unrelated to the church whose elders he admonished in Acts 20:28 (to whom Paul had preached the gospel of grace – Acts 20:24). In this thought the Acts 8 “church” was the Jewish church that Jesus called “My church” and the Acts 20 “church” was supposedly something entirely different.

Here is the problem: the change of meaning is not signaled by anything Luke wrote. In fact it never happened. The church to which God added Jews in Acts 2, Samaritans in Acts 8, God-fearing Gentiles in Acts 10, and Gentiles from Asia minor in Acts 20 is the same “church.” The hyperdispensational claim that the church under Paul is some different entity is false and constitutes a very poor reading of Acts. Such a revolutionary change would have been explained in the text had Spirit-inspired Luke knew it happened. Les Feldick says, “So when you see the word Church, this is why Paul almost always identifies it as ‘The Church which is His Body,’ which makes a big difference from the word Church that’s maybe used elsewhere in Scripture.”11 This is false: the church to which God added members early in Acts is the same church that Paul calls “the body of Christ.”

But, in the hyperdispensational reading of the gospels and Acts, Jesus’ mention of “My church” is not the “church” now, and His teachings applied only to it and not directly to churches founded under Paul’s new gospel. This would mean that Paul did not believe that what Jesus taught to the 12 disciples was binding on the churches that He founded. But in Acts 20:35 Paul quoted words that Jesus taught and applied them to the church: “In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'” (Acts 20:35). These words are not found in any of the gospels, but Paul knew them to have been spoken by Jesus and applied them authoritatively to the Gentile church in Ephesus.

If anyone advocates a different doctrine, and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions, and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. (1Timothy 6:3-5)

One would almost think that this was a direct command to Timothy to beware of Bullingerism! Notice, Timothy is to withdraw himself from, that is, to have no fellowship with, those who refuse the present authority of the words of our Lord Jesus Christ. Where do you get those actual words? Certainly in the four Gospels. There are very few actual words of the Lord Jesus Christ scattered throughout the rest of the New Testament. Of course there is a sense in which all the New Testament is from Him, but the apostle is clearly referring here to the actual spoken words of our Saviour, which have been recorded for the benefit of the saints, and which set forth the teaching that is in accordance with godliness or practical piety. If a man refuses these words, whether on the plea that they do not apply to our dispensation, or for any other reason, the Spirit of God declares it is an evidence of intellectual or spiritual pride.

Another huge problem for the teaching that Jesus’ words and the gospels are not for the church is that of the intended audience of the gospel writers. Take Luke for example:

Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word have handed them down to us, it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus; (Luke 1:1-3)

Theophilus is a Greek name, not a Jewish name. If the gospels were only for the Jews, as the hyperdispensationalists claim, why was Luke writing to a Gentile? Furthermore, when was Luke written? It was written after the end of Acts, probably between 60 and 62 A.D. In his commentary on Luke, Robert Stein writes, “The earliest and latest possible dates for the writing of the Third Gospel are quite clear. The earliest would be immediately after the events of Acts 28 (i.e., after Paul’s arrest and two-year stay in Rome.)”14 This means that Luke wrote to a Gentile after Paul was imprisoned as recorded in Acts 28 (if not later). So Luke was written not to the supposed “Jewish Church” that supposedly existed under a gospel different from Paul’s, but to the church as it was after the supposed withdrawal of the offer of the kingdom and change of dispensations.

But why would Luke write a gospel to the church as it was after the end of Acts and apply Jesus’ teachings to that church? Jesus’ teachings supposedly were no longer authoritative by the time Luke wrote his gospel. Why did Luke write to Theophilus? He says this: “So that you might know the exact truth about the things you have been taught” (Luke 1:4). The gospels were given and applied to the church. The gospel writers assumed that the teachings of the head of the church, Jesus Christ, are for the church. They are not merely an historical curiosity for those who want to know what the kingdom “church” would have been like had the Jews not rejected it.

Consider this passage in Mark: “And He said to them, ‘Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him; because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and is eliminated?’ (Thus He declared all foods clean.)” (Mark 7:18, 19). Hyperdispensationalists claim that the “Jewish church” until the kingdom offer was withdrawn, was still under the law. But Mark’s parenthetical clarification tells us that Jesus declared, to Jews, that all foods are clean. Despite this, hyperdispensationalist Stam says, “There is no indication of any revelation to them that the death of Christ had freed them from observance of the Mosaic law.”15 So, for whom exactly was Jesus’ teaching as recorded in Mark? If Jesus indeed declared all foods clean, He could not have done so for the Jews whom Stam says were still under the law even after the cross, and if He had not given this teaching through Paul, it was not binding on the church either (according to their scheme of things). So Jesus declared foods clean to no one at all. He was wasting His words.

Hyperdispensationalists tell us that until mid-Acts (or in Acts 28 depending on which one you listen to), the 12 disciples intended to set up the kingdom because they still hoped that Israel as a whole would accept the kingdom offer. They consider the law to still be in affect: “This is why [because Jesus asked the Father to forgive them] as the book of Acts opens we are still in a period of time when the dispensation of Law is in effect and God’s people, Party #2, is still Israel.”16 But consider what Peter said to those who were saved from their sin on the Day of Pentecost: “And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, ‘Be saved from this perverse generation!'” (Acts 2:40). Why would Peter tell these believing Jews to be saved from that perverse generation (Israel that had rejected Messiah) if Peter believed that Israel might soon accept the offer and the kingdom would be established just then? The reason believers needed to be “saved from them” was that the “perverse generation” already rejected the Messiah and His kingdom. Peter saw them as the enemies of Messiah, whom they had rejected and crucified. Luke/Acts leaves open the saving of Israel as a nation (see Acts 3:19-21). But it is clear that this will not happen until after the times of the Gentiles: “and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled” (Luke 21:24).


Rightly Dividing Part 3

March 10, 2019

Part 1:

Are Some Books of the Bible not for the Church?

Part 2:

Rightly Dividing: the New Deception

I am being accused of misrepresentation and twisting words, so I will directly quote one individual named in part 2:

Brother you once again have totally twisted the teachings of rightly dividing and made it seems as if we should only read Paul’s epistles. All scripture truly is spirit breathed and can be profitable for us – but it’s not all written directly TO us. We need all scripture to tell the whole story! But to apply O.T. Scriptures about the law to the Body of Christ would do a disservice to the dispensation of grace in which we live under. Anyways I’ve tried, I know you think every page is written directly to you in your Bible – but your mistaken brother.

Your twisting what people are showing you in rightly dividing to make it seem like they are saying something else. Much like you have twisted scripture to fit your theory of Jesus only saving us partially.

Sorry but I will leave you alone on this – I know we are seeing through a glass, but as of now what we are seeing are completely different things.

My response:

you keep saying all scripture is profitable, but you don’t say if all scripture is profitable for doctrine.

Their response to this:

Well because it’s not…. some are for reproof, some correction…. for instruction in righteousness. But to say we follow the old levitical laws would be silly when those of us who are under grace are no longer under law. You are a firm denier of anything to do with dispensations so us having this discussion again won’t get anywhere because you refuse to see it, even though it’s clear in the word of God

So there we go, he directly believes this scripture is not true:

2 Tim 3:16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness

Either ALL scripture IS profitable for doctrine or it is not.

By the way, I do believe in dispensations, The Old Testament is a shadow of the New. I also believe the gospels is for the church, as well as the book of Hebrews, and James.


Rightly Dividing: the New Deception

March 10, 2019

This is a continuation of this post:

Are Some Books of the Bible not for the Church?

I can add another Youtube minister to the list, 1st it was Robert Breaker, then Scottie Clark, and now Christopher Maskey from the channel Last Call To Calvary on Youtube.

Now all these men have wonderful teachings I can endorse, but they are now tying the hands of the saints, and disallowing certain scriptures to be used for doctrine. In essence they no longer believe this scripture is true:

2 Tim 3:16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness

It does not say SOME scripture is profitable for doctrine, nor does it say all scripture is profitable for SOME doctrine. Thus they do NOT believe God’s word. It is all or nothing.

This is a work of satan in these last days to tie the hands of the saints, and disallow them to use and believe the whole Bible. Sure they will say that those scriptures are profitable but for Jews or another dispensation, but that is not what 2 Tim 3:16 says, it say all scripture is profitable for doctrine, and not some doctrine either!

Does the Bible have anything else to say on this subject?

Romans 4:23 Now the words “it was credited to him” were written not only for Abraham,
24 but also for us, to whom righteousness will be credited—for us who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.

The Bible is written for any who follow God. Do not let your hands be tied. Also don’t denounce these preachers, because they also have teachings that are of God. We can set a higher standard and accept them as teachers in other areas. No one is perfect, but together we can grow into a perfect man if we receive one another and grow into perfection.

 

 


Jerry Toney Repents

March 6, 2019

I have been trying to tell Jerry Toney for nearly 2 years that the out pouring of the Holy Spirit in the last days is after the rapture. He has blocked and deleted such messages. Today he repented of this stance. You can watch it here:

 

I have been preaching that this Latter Rain will be after the rapture for years and most christians just don’t wanna hear it. I am glad Jerry has changed his view and hope he unblocks me now. I sent him an email, we will see.

I forgive him and only wish to be able to preach and teach the truth, I don’t care about any grievance against me. I just want people to know the truth and hear the doctrines from scripture!


Depression & the Bible

February 28, 2019

Depression Statistics in America:

Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.

One in 6 Americans take Antidepressants

What does the Bible say on this subject:

Psalm 42:11 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

There are 2 main causes of depression, from a spiritual stand point:

1. We do not trust God

If God says something we must believe Him!

Numbers 23:19:
“God is not a man, that He should lie, neither the Son of man, that He should feel repentance or compunction (for what He has promised). Has He said, and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not make it good?”

We must put our faith in God. We must believe the unseen more than the seen!

2 Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

2. We try to be something we are not.

Today we have women who want to be men and men who want to be women. Or even people trying professions that are not skilled in nor fit in. We need to stop with our own plans and do God’s plan. In doing this we will find peace! Can a fork be satisfied trying to be a spoon? It will fail, it cannot hold liquid!

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Perhaps some will believe they can do anything. And may even quote this:

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

But they may fail to remember this:

James 4:3 You ask for something but do not get it because you ask for it for the wrong reason—for your own pleasure.

We must remember our place. God created us for a purpose, we will not be satisfied nor happy until we are in God’s plan!

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand.

Isaiah 45:9 “What sorrow awaits those who argue with their Creator. Does a clay pot argue with its maker? Does the clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying, ‘Stop, you’re doing it wrong!’ Does the pot exclaim, ‘How clumsy can you be?’

No one will find peace, trying sin or going against the grain, and then popping pills to fight depression.

And for those who don’t even know God, they won’t find peace until they do. All of us can have a relationship with God and ask Jesus in our heart. And then you will have peace.

If you are not born again, it’s as easy as praying and believing something like this:

Dear Jesus,

I come to you, to offer my life, not only do I believe in You; in your crucifixion, and your resurrection; but I believe I died with you on the cross. My sin has been paid for, and I also have the resurrected life in me. I offer myself to you, to let You live through me. I will submit to your Holy Spirit to lead me into truth and away from sin. Lord, You are my Shepherd, and I will trust you to lead me to life eternal. Today, I not only call you Savior, but I make You Lord of my life.

In your Holy name I pray,
Amen


Donald Trump’s National Emergency & the Wall

February 15, 2019

Many conservatives may be excited at the news of a wall going up. But’s it’s to late America can’t be saved. And that isn’t the only news: this will only enhance and allow the public to accept a future president (or possible current president) to declare an emergency and suspend or take away our gun rights.

Ever since I discovered that Bush and Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election, were both members of the Skull & Bones Secret Society and admitted it, I no longer trusted either Political Party on the national level.

Perhaps you don’t believe they are or were members, they both admitted it, see here:

 

This nation is very divided and is becoming worse. Do you think it is an accident that Trump ticks off the left and uses name calling and junior high belittling? Do you think that Obama accidentally ticked off the conservative right?

No. They are purposefully dividing America and are all on the same side!

Don’t believe it about Trump? You think he is a good guy? Then why did he accept money from the One World Order high level proponents? Do you think they will give him money and let him just do his thing and repent of his sins? Or are they controlling him?

Don’t believe he took their money?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chasewithorn/2016/12/08/trump-and-his-commerce-secretary-wilbur-ross-a-look-at-25-years-of-connections/#2c700098f820

Getting Donald Out Of Debt: The 25-Year-Old Ties That Bind Trump and Wilbur Ross

https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-took-liberal-icon-george-soross-money

Donald Trump Took Liberal Icon George Soros’s Money

Still think Trump is a repentant man? How about when he said he’s thankful for himself during Thanksgiving? See here:

Trump is a known womanizer, has he repented? Some say he has, but he has surrounded himself with ministers who have denounced the Protestant movement!

You can hear Copeland state such here:

 

It is also stated that Paula White is a spiritual adviser for Trump. Here is some of what the Wikipedia page has on her:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_White#Criticism_and_allegations_of_heresy

… she was the subject of an inconclusive 2007–2011 Senate investigation, but she refused to co-operate…

…Other allegations of heresy have emerged among conservative Christians, such as that White has denied the Trinity, partly as a result of a video shared by Christian author Erick Erickson that shows White assenting to the viewpoint that Jesus Christ was not the only son of God, in contravention of the Nicene Creed…

…Connor Gaffey has drawn attention to a 2007 televised event at which White stated, “Anyone who tells you to deny yourself is from Satan.” Gaffey contrasts that with Jesus’ words in the Gospel of St Matthew: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”…

Another interesting article:

The crowd yelled ‘Lock her up!’ Then Trump thanked Clinton for ‘service to our country.’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-crowd-yelled-lock-her-up-then-trump-thanked-clinton-for-service-to-our-country/2016/11/09/1bbf4b44-a639-11e6-ba59-a7d93165c6d4_story.html?utm_term=.30257779b9f7

You still think Trump is repent and a good guy? Did you know both Judges he appointed are Jesuit trained!

Jesuits are in the thick of the One World Order along with Trump’s financiers Rothschild’s and George Soros!

Trump is being used by the global elitists, to bring division. They are allowing some conservative victories to get the leftists very angry. Soon the division will be so strong America will get even more violent, to abundant civil dispute and unrest. Then another national emergency will be announced. However, it is my belief the rapture will occur first.

Jesus said the Church is the salt of the earth, and salt preserves. Once the salt is gone, nothing will hinder from evil from rising up. Division will go full bore! Scripture also speaks of that the restrainer will be removed to allow the Antichrist to appear.

The rapture will bring all kinds of unrest and disasters unlisted and unnamed to America and the world. And this declaration of an emergency to build a wall is just a small plan to help one of these coming events.