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Revelation – The History of the Church – Philadelphia

This is a time period in the history of the Church where the truth of God’s Word began to take hold again. Coming out of the reformation, the assemblies began to study and understand God’s Word. Although these assemblies are typically small, they have a big impact because they teach the Word of God accurately. It was through these assemblies that dispensations and rightly dividing the Word of truth was again focused on in the Church and applied correctly so that the Church took her proper place as one who is in Christ, rather than seeking to usurp Israel’s promises.

Revelation – The History of the Church – Philadelphia2023-11-27T10:43:44-08:00

Healthy (ὑγιαίνω)

“Healthy” expresses good physical health and describes the proper use of information that is to be taught, but not put into practice by correctly dividing doctrine and teaching.

In response to the Pharisees and scribes complaining against Christ’s disciples concerning them eating with tax collectors and sinners, Jesus explains that one who is healthy does not have a need for a physician, for the Messiah has not come for the righteous, but the sinners to change their minds, Luke 5:30-32.

When healthy is used with teaching, it is the type of teaching that is according to the gospel of the proper opinion of the happy God, which was committed to Paul. This teaching has to do with properly handling Old Testament information, which is to be learned but not practiced. The Law is good, but it is for the unrighteous; all those who do things that are contrary to healthy teaching, 1 Timothy 1:8-11. We are righteous in Christ; therefore, we are not under law. Rather, our standard is to live by grace out from faith.

If anyone does not commit himself to the healthy words of our Lord, we are to withdraw ourselves from them, 1 Timothy 6:3. Of these who do not hold to the words of our Lord are those who teach that gain is godliness, where according to healthy words godliness with contentment is great gain. Since we brought nothing into this world, and will take nothing with us, going after money leads to all kinds of temptations and snares, for the fondness of money is a root of all wrong actions, 1 Timothy 6:6-10.

We are in a time where most assemblies claiming to be Christian are not putting up with healthy teaching, but […]

Healthy (ὑγιαίνω)2023-12-23T11:31:44-08:00

Revelation – The History of the Church – Laodicea

This is an assembly that is wealthy but does not have doctrine. It has exchanged the truth of God for the lie and thinks its financial wealth is of more value than Spiritual wealth. Those of this assembly have put Christ outside the Church, because even though they say they follow God they want nothing to do with Him other than what will bring them financial wealth. This is the state of the assemblies today. However, there are still good churches of the Philadelphia period around. Find them and join them. No, they will not offer all the perks of the big churches, they will just offer us truth, Spiritual growth, and edification so that we are living out a proper life before God in the face of a corrupt and perverted generation.

Revelation – The History of the Church – Laodicea2023-11-27T10:43:28-08:00

The Only Acceptable Message for Salvation

Why is the Gospel for Salvation the only acceptable Message for Salvation?

What makes the Gospel Message so important? Is it not sufficient to simply say that if you accept Jesus you are saved? or Jesus died for you? Does it really matter what you believe or just that you believe? To understand why it is so important to accurately present the gospel for salvation today, which is Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures, we are going to look at what God has said throughout the Scripture and the affects on men who either modify God’s word, completely ignore it, or followed exactly what He said.

After renovating the earth [1] due to the fall and judgment of Lucifer who once reigned over the entire created universe as God’s anointed Cherub[2], God planted a garden in Eden[3] and created Adam to tend to the garden[4]. Prior to God building the woman from Adam, He gave instruction to him on how he was expected to govern his life and the consequences of failing to obey His word. Adam was free to eat from all the trees of the garden, except the tree of the knowledge of what is beneficial and what brings calamity in the midst of the garden[5]. God stated, “But from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil do not eat from it because in the day you eat from it dying you will die.”[6] Once Eve was made from Adam’s side, as the steward of his dispensation he passed on the words from God to her; […]

The Only Acceptable Message for Salvation2023-12-10T08:26:59-08:00
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