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Major Doctrinal Differances Between the Present Age and the Future Tribulation Period (part 2)

The Lord Jesus Christ plainly said that the gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world and then the end shall come. The gospel of Christ went into "all the world" in the first century (Col. 1:6) and the end still hasn't come! The only way to truly believe what the Bible says, as it says it, is to rightly divide it (2 Tim. 2:15). If you think that the gospel of the kingdom and the gospel of the grace of God are the same gospel... I am sorry, but you are making Christ out to be a false teacher. (Matthew 24:9-21) Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.  {10} And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.  {11} And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.  {12} And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.  {13} But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.  {14} And this gospel of…

Major Doctrinal Differences Between the Present Age and the Future Tribulation Period (part 1)

Several years ago I was told by a preacher who believes that the Body of Christ is going through the tribulation period that the major difference between his view and mine is one of timing. He said, "You just think we are going up a little sooner than I do." Actually, the major difference is one of DOCTRINE. Here are just a few examples of the major doctrinal differences between the present dispensation of the mystery (Col. 1:25-26) and the future tribulation period. 1. The Gospelthat is to be Preached Those who have completed the elementary level in their Bible study understand that there is more than one gospel message in the Bible. This fact is clearly seen by simply "comparing spiritual things with spiritual" (1 Cor. 2:13). There is only one gospel to be preached in this age and that is the one that Christ revealed through the apostle Paul (Gal. 1:6-12). Paul is the first one in the Bible to glory in the cross and preach it as GOOD NEWS (Gal. 6:14; 1 Cor. 1:17-18…

The Day of the LORD

The Bible has much to say about the day of the Lord. It is the most anticipated day on the Lord's calendar. Satan is the god of this present evil world (2 Cor. 4:4; Gal. 1:4) and it is still the "times of the Gentiles" (Lk. 21:24). But the times will change drastically when Christ comes again!

(1 Timothy 6:15) Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

(Isaiah 33:5-6) "The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness. {6} And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure."

God is allowing man to have his day but it will come to a destructive end when the Lord has His day! Man seeks to abase the LORD and exalt himself but in the day of the LORD the pride of man will be abased and the LORD alone will be exalted in the earth. The first mention of the "day of the LORD"…

An Interpolation?

(Romans 8:1)There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
The last ten words of this verse are omitted in most of the modern versions. The translators claim that these words are not in the best manuscripts. The manuscripts they are referring to, Vaticanus and Siniaticus, are utterly corrupt. There is a pure stream (Ps. 12:6-7) of manuscripts and a corrupt stream (2 Cor. 2:17). The pure stream of manuscripts that flows from Antioch ("the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch") do not omit these words. The corrupt stream flows from Alexandria, EGYPT ("Out of Egypt have I called my Son"). The self-appointed Bible correctors say this is a scribal gloss. They claim that somewhere along the line a scribe that was copying the passage mistakenly took the words from v.4 and added them to v.1 and his error has continually been reproduced since then. A marginal note in the Old Scofield …

Who are the Other Sheep?

(John 10:16) And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

This is a proof text for those who believe that the truth of the one spiritual church which is the Body of Christ was revealed before Paul. But if the plain words in Ephesians 3 have any meaning (and of course they do, God says what He means and means what He says), we know Christ is not referring to the Body of Christ in this passage. Besides, since when is one fold with one shepherd the same thing as one body with one head? The sheep Christ is talking about in John 10 are said to be in His hand (vs.27-30). That is certainly a secure place to be, but it's even better to be His hand (1 Cor. 12:13)!
(Ephesians 3:1-12) For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, {2} If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: {3}How that by revelation he made known u…

Two Distinct Ministries of Christ

(Rom. 15:8) Now I say that Jesus Christ wasa minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:

(Rom. 15:16) That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
A simple comparison and contrast of these two verses will help us immensely in understanding the Bible if we will believe what they clearly say. It’s imperative to understand that the earthly ministry of Christ was one of CONFIRMATION (to confirm what was already promised) and not INAUGURATION (to reveal His secret purpose, Eph. 3:1-12)! Israel is God’s earthly people and He promised them a land and world-wide kingdom over the nations. Christ plainly said that He was “not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matt. 15:24). It was not that He didn’t care about the Gentiles but just that according to His prophetic plan, the Gentiles we…