PTB 25: The Gospel and the Falling Away.

INTRODUCTION:

Jesus “came preaching the gospel of the kingdom”; and if you do not get that straight you can become a victim of Scofield theology of all things states that Jesus made a mistake in talking about the kingdom, because the Jews rejected it.  How many mistakes is this from Scofield:  (1)  It lessens the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God, in that they think He could have ever made a mistake; (2) As the Son of God, He was God manifest in human flesh, so this accusation on the part of Scofield mites states that God the Father also made a mistake in what He had Jesus preach in the gospel of the Kingdom.

There will be two distinct purposes of these 4 message to follow on the seventh top topic of the Bible entitled “The Gospel” besides simple the exegesis thru the Bible as is being doing in one year called Preaching Thru the Bible (PTB).  Those are: first in each of the 4 messages will be included sufficient Bible on the Gospel of the kingdom to promote the “power of God unto salvation”  (Romans 1:8), that is enough Bible info for salvation; and (2)  since it is obvious that Scofield mites have neither understood the Gospel or the Kingdom, a look at the OT quotes from the book of Psalms 37 thru Psalms 118 with their NT counterparts and explanations, recalling that generally the NT quote includes a more full interpretation of the OT quote than the OT quote offers insight into the quote in the NT.  Of course, as Word of God written by God the Holy Spirit that stand and fall together as total truth, and as the only way to properly understand the Bible.  No one, Scofield himself since his notes in 1909 and any Scofield mite that has bought into the theology of the Scofield notes, can start with their two false claims about Bible history—that salvation was one way in the OT and another way in the NT in spite of knowing as the Scripture says “that Abraham believed God and it was imputed unto him for righteousness” so they are without excuse; and the other false claim as far as a world perspective as these mites like to say of at least 7 dispensations imposed on the Bible that God is and acted differently toward man in ages of history, making themselves to do a make over of God the Father that is variable and that with Him there is a shadow of turning.  If you follow such mites and listen carefully as they finally declare their full colors, you will hear such foolish teachings as the great commission is not even effective now as we are in some speculated church age or church dispensation, and later the nation of Israel In a new kingdom on earth will preach the gospel of the great commission.  Horrible yes, but this is only a couple of the heresies coming out the mouth of these mites out of Scofield and out of Dallas Theological Seminary.  Their theology falsely promoted as literal Bible, gutted the SBC so the spirit, love, and evangelism of the SBC was killed.

Granted they have built large church buildings with many members and have become popular and considered the most professional of ministers because (1) they are materialistic like the rest of the world which makes them popular and practitioners of the gospel of prosperity and success (just have a false notion of a Christian Zealot kingdom of the earth that magnifies national Israel is within itself a commitment to materialism, and you notice that rich and prosperous men support Scofield theology), and like in Jeremiah (2) all the prophets, priests, are gone hire wire and the “people love to have it so.”  (In other words we are not head over heels in the great apostasy called the falling away when wrong seems right and right seems wrong}

I.  The part of the Bible Outline called by the Top Topic Gospel is outlined simple with three main points, which sounds very easy even with a poem; however it is an exegesis of Psalms 78 thru 118.

THE GOSPEL.

               I. The Time Finally came.

Psalm 70-150

    1. Christ in parables told hidden things: Psalm 78:2,24, Matthew 13:35, and John 6:31.

       2. The Father charged to angels to care for Christ: Psalm 91:11 and Matthew 4:6.

    3. God knows the thoughts of the wise as vain: Psalm 94:11,12 and I Corinthians 3:20.

     4. This is the time to hear the voice of God, not hardening the heart: Psalm 95:7-11 and Hebrews 3:15; 3:7; and 4:7.

II. Some things God the Father says.

      1. Of The Son You are Eternal though the earth passes away: Psalm 101:25-33 and Hebrews 1:10.

          2. Of angels, ministers and a flame of fire: Psalm 104:4 and Hebrews 1:7,8.

       3. To Son, Sit on my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool: Psalm 110:1 and Hebrews 1:13.

      4. That Christ is a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek: Psalm 110:4 and Hebrews 5:6,7:21.

III. Believe and Speak.

       1. God made Jesus Lord and Christ: Psalm 110:1 and Acts 2:34,35.

       2. II Cor 9:9 and Psalm 112:9.

       3. II Cor 4:13 and Psalm 116:10.

       4. Romans 15:11 and Psalm 117:1.

       5. Psalm 118:22, Matt 21:42, and Luke 20:17.

       6. Psalm 118:26 and Matthew 21:9.

I.   The Gospel of the Kingdom simplified.

1 Corinthians 15 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Risen Christ, Faith’s Reality

“Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,  and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time…”

II.  The Gospel and the falling away.

To fall away from any Bible teaching is to fall away from God.  Having known any Bible teaching like on marriage, or keeping the sabbath day holy, or not taking the name of God in vain, or a lack of respect for God, if there is backsliding on that teaching, it is clearly a falling away from God.  The Bible and Bible teachings is based on the character of God and what He wants us to know about Him, so that when and if you fall away from any of those teachings, you are falling away from God.

About violations of God’s commandments on adultery and fornication, it among many other sins can be a one time fall away from the teachings of God or a habit of sinful behavior that gets so far away from God that a reprobate mind like in Romans 1 is developed.  A striving to make white black and black white.  A certain “let’s pretend that it ain’t so” attitude.  By the far the greatest sin is lack of faith or belief.  God can and will forgive all sins, if confessed and repented of, except the sin of unbelief.  And that has to be done on the level of the individual person with the Holy Spirit.  “All sins will be forgiven except for the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.”

Conservative resurgence is what destroyed the SBC on love, spirit, and evangelism; but it is based on a falsehood of literal Bible.  It was done to protect the Scofield Reference Bible’s mistakes and follies, and doing so to protect the many in leadership of the SBC.  There is no way in all intellectual honesty you can either call the Scofield notes and theology “literal” or “conservative”.  Conservative only back to 1909 with the beginning of influence of the SRB in the SBC with its publication by Oxford and selling by the Baptist book store.  It has always added to and taken away from real literal Bible, and remains under a curse because additions and subtractions to the Bible are forbidden under penalty of a curse in the book of Revelation.  Also under a second curse by adding to the Gospel of the kingdom that Jesus came preaching, saying as they do that Jesus made a mistake.  The curse on the theological teachings of Scofield is a curse that has taken control and killed the spirit of the SBC.

III.  Understand that Psalms is the beginning in the Gospel of Psalms of a preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom, and you can get a better understanding of how Jesus was in the Sermon on the Mount beginning in Matthew 5 preaching that gospel of the kingdom without using the words.           

1.  Some Bible for focus on the Gospel Topic, Master Table 7 with quotes in the NT from Psalms 37-118.

Some preliminary observations on this Table:  Most of the OT quotes in Psalm 37 thru 118 are to be bound in the books of Romans and Hebrews, which is quite natural on the subject of the Gospel.  First of all, most know that Romans is must the most thorough and concise in the Bible treatment of the gospel of salvation, and secondily Hebrews is a written copy of Paul’s address in the synagogues to his own breathren of the Hebrew nations.  Second is Matthew with most of them quotes from Jesus Himself of the OT in the book of Psalms.  This is quite interesting, as while in heaven He was the mediating cause in the writing of Scripture, and now on earth He is almost quoting Himself.  Of course by so quoting, He is lending credence to the Prophet David as a Prophet chosen to write Scripture.  You will notice in Psalms as well as in Isaiah that often Jesus Himself is talking, and sometimes there is dialog in heaven between the Trinity, especially between the Father and the Son.  From the books that are called the synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke Matthew has the most quotes from Jesus with 10 quotes (Matthew from the human standpoint as a tax collector and accountant would keep extremely accurate records of all that Jesus had to say or do, Luke has 7 and Mark 2.  You are reminded that Dr. Luke and John Mark were not Apostles but rather associates of an Apostle, specifically the Apostle Paul; however Paul left manuscripts for Dr. Luke and John Mark which among other things included all the quotes for them to use which he had recorded in the so called silent years at Tarsus immediately after conversion.  They were not so silent and God and Jesus were talking to him like on the road to Damascus, immediately as he went into Arabia to get his head screwed on straight about the OT that as a lawyer of the nation is Isarel, the law being both civil and religious, he had studied his whole life including under the feet for his doctors degree of Gamaliel.

Partly to justify the calling of these more than 30 quotes from Psalms as the top topic of Gospel, you will notice Luke (Paul) in 1:67-73 quotes from 4 passages in the book of Psalms:  in Psalm 72:8, in Psalm 105:8 and 106:10, and then in Psalm 111:9. 

     (1a).  Matthew 5:5. (Psalm 37:11)

Psalm 37:1-11 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Heritage of the Righteous and the Calamity of the Wicked

A Psalm of David.

37 Do not fret because of evildoers,
Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
And wither as the green herb.

Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

Commit[a] your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your justice as the noonday.

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
Do not fret—it only causes harm.

For evildoers shall be [b]cut off;
But those who wait on the Lord,
They shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more;
Indeed, you will look carefully for his place,
But it shall be no more.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth,
And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

     (1b).  Matthew 5.

Matthew 5 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Beatitudes

5 And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the [a]earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

As usual you are welcome to free download this message from SunGrist at http://sungrist.org/PTB25GOSPELandFALLINGAWAY.pdf

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