Today’s Devotional – September 29 (The Dispensationalism Gospel, Part 1: The Old Testament Church!?!)

By admin On August 29th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – September 29

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The Dispensationalism Gospel, Part 1: “The Old Testament Church!?!”

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There is a growing phenomenon within the church-world which is commonly known as dispensationalism. And those who gravitate to this ideology look upon much of the Bible as a dead letter. In other words, this gospel makes a great distinction between the Old Testament and the New. And so, they don’t place a great amount of relevance in the Old Testament, because, “The Old Testament was mostly for the Jews”, or so they say! Oh yes, they do accept some of the moral lessons found in the Old Testament. But they do not see the relationship between the Old Testament Church and the New Testament Church.

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WLA jewishmuseum Greek Torah Scroll from Ionnina _ Wikimedia – Share-alike

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OLD TESTAMENT/REVELATION ONLY FOR JEWS

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And most of these dispensationalists believe that the Book of Revelation is likewise for the Jews.

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As a matter of fact, many of these adherants to dispensationalism even believe the four Gospels, of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were written before the Cross, and much of the teachings found there are not so relevant to New Testament Believers as are the epistles.

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Book of Isaiah – Wikimedia – C.C. Share-alike License

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SCOFIELD HERESY

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Now this dispensationalism ideology began to get a foothold in Christianity, via the Scofield Reference Bible: a theological abomination produced in the early Twentieth Century by one Cyrus Scofield, an evolutionist/creationist heretic, who pushed other heresies, including a Bible with his notes along side of God’s infallible Word.

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Then along came Vernon McGee, who was a life-long disciple of Scofield, and often pushed some of Scofield’s beliefs in an extremely popular 5 year Thru-The-Bible daily study. McGee finally renounced Scofield’s false teaching of “Old Earth Creationism” in his last years of that 5 year study.

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Cyrus Scofield – 1920 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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ISRAEL ALSO THE CHURCH!?!

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One of the tenets of this false “Dispensationalism” gospel is that Old Testament Jews are not part of God’s Church, but will forever be separated from the Church, to some degree.

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Now of course, this is sheer nonsense. But those who cling to this false gospel swear by it!

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Of course, the Bible assures us that Old Testament Israel is indeed part of God’s Church…  “For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren, Saying, I will declare Thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto Thee.” Hebrews 2:11, 12

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This of course, is a quote from Psalms in which David is calling his people, “The Church”. Oh yes, when this Psalm is read, the word, “Church” is replaced by the Word, “Assembly”. But the King James translators felt more comfortable using the name, “The Church”.

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David the Shepherd Boy – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:041A.Moses_Breaks_the_Tables_of_the_Law.jpgCHURCH IN THE WILDERNESS

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And also, we read in Hebrews… This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear. This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the Mount Sinai, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:” Hebrews 7:37 

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Here Paul speaks of “The Church in the Wilderness”, referring to the children of Israel during their 40 years of wandering in the wilderness.

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PAUL SPEAKS OF CHRISTIANS AS JEWS

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But Paul also speaks many times of the doctrine which declares that Christians, whether http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpgJew or Gentile, are the true Jews…“For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.” Romans 2:28, 29

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So here again, the Lord is trying to erase the delineation between Old Testament Jews and New Testament Christians. But those who subscribe to Scofield’s dispensationalism refuse to accept the truth that both Jew and Gentile Believers together, make up what the Bible refers to as, “The Commonwealth of Israel”. Ephesians 2:12. Nor are they willing to accept the two verses which refer to Old Testament Jewish Believers as, “The Church”.

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Paul the Apostle – Artist – Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier – circa 1500s – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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THE BIBLE, A SPIRITUAL BOOK

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Well, many other passages could be cited as evidence that God makes no distinction between Old Testament and New Testament Believers…“That at that time ye werehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpgwithout Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us…” Ephesians 2:12-14

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It must be remembered that the Bible is a spiritual Book. And though it is filled with true and accurate historical events, nevertheless, God orchestrated those historical events to present spiritual allegorical truths. One could say that the Old Testament is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, howbeit veiled in types, shadows, and symbols!

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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THE GOOD NEWS!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_040327-N-1261P-058_Navy_Chaplain,_Lt._Marc_Massie_assigned_to_Naval_Mobile_Construction_Battalion_Seventy_Four_(NMCB-74)_studies_his_Bible_for_an_upcoming_service.jpg

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And the Good News is, God is calling any one who will, to come to Him as a disciple to sit at His feet and learn of Him. But we must discard all unbiblical doctrines and stick to the Bible and the Bible only!

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And such things as Bibles with men’s interpretations included must all be discarded.

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COME OUT OF BABYLON!

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And so, as God calls His people out of Babylon, we must leave behind these Babylonish doctrines, and not try to bring them with us, as we climb up Mount Sion.Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14 And for Heaven’s sake, if you are using a Scofield Bible, replace it with a good study Bible without human opinions! Center-column references, etc., are perhaps, OK! But all personal opinions should be eliminated! And all non-biblical doctrinal-names should be rejected, no matter how much modern-day teachers try to push them on us!

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(Now in defense of the publishers of that Scofield Bible, they have corrected SOME of his errors, in later versions. But they still insist on putting this deluded man’s theories in that so-called “study Bible”, to this very day!)

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PICTURE – Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14 This is not a star-chart, but merely a concept picture

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“But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you,.

and ye need not that any man teach you:

but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things,

and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him. 

And now, little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear,

we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.”

1st John 2:27, 28

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THE READER IS ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN TO THIS 35 MINUTE AUDIO PRESENTATION ON CYRUS SCOFIELD…

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE… MARCH 25 (Dispensationalism)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the will and ability to study Thy Word for myself. Let me not be misled by the legacy of errors which are so prevalent in today’s church-world…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…” FEBRUARY 10 (The Deserted Island Theologian!)”, or you can also read… ” FEBRUARY 25 (Cease Ye From Man! Part 2, Preachers)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE FIVE FOOLISH VIRGINS STARS

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Serpent Constellation

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A new constellation has been revealed, as of about May 29th, 2014. This constellation appears as a serpent (snake). Its body is comprised of stars from the Bootes Constellation, and its jaws are made of the four stars which Babylonians saw as the head of Draco, the Dragon. It also has a small single star for an eye.

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Now in this constellation is a group of five stars, which will be called “The Five Foolish Virgins Stars”. These are located on the opposite side of the Glorious Crown of 12 Stars (AKA Corona Borealis), from the Five Wise Virgins Stars. But one big difference between the two is, that The Five Wise are curved around the Glorious Crown, while the Five Foolish are curved away from it!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction”

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TOMORROW…

September 30th (How To Spot The Biggest Sinner!)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

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YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. 

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THIS IS STUDY #270 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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