3 great and eternal words, CHRIST…BIBLE…TRUTH that can get us out of ourselves and into a higher plane. Remember when we sung the following words—
“I have no desire to stay where doubts arise and fears dismay; Lord, plant my feet on higher ground. Though some may dwell where these abound, my desire is higher ground.
LORD lift me up and let me stand by faith on heaven’s table land. A higher plane than I have found; Lord, left me up and let me stand.”
This reflections of truths from the Bible has to do with the lesser subjects of TRUST and SELF, which I am sure all must agree is under or beneath the three great subjects of ultimate truth of real Bible, and of “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
INTRO: Ultimate objectivity on a higher plane (level) than ourselves.
To whom God was pleased to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.—Colossians 1:27.
“The word “mystery” is one which has acquired in modern English a sense remote from its original signification. No one who recalls the original sense of the word—the sense which it bore for pagan ears—will suppose that when St. Paul talks of the mystery of the Gospel he means a doctrine which it is difficult or impossible to understand, and which has just to be accepted on authority. When an ancient Greek was initiated into the mysteries at Eleusis or Samothrace, he was not told something which he could not understand. The rites were called mysteries because they had a secret meaning—not known indeed to the world at large, but quite known and intelligible to the privileged body of the initiated. And so, when St. Paul borrows the word to express a Christian meaning, it is never a difficult or unintelligible truth that he has in view, but some truth which was once hidden, but is now revealed—revealed to all who have accepted the revelation of God in Christ. What he calls a mystery is always, indeed, a truth known only to the initiated, but the initiated for St. Paul are the whole body of baptized believers in Jesus.”
1. “Just be yourself”, the world and Satan often say, forgetting that because of sin, we can not be the original self that God made us to be; hence it is major TRUTH that God sent Christ to die on the cross for our sins, in order through faith and grace, and through faith and grace only, we might overcome our lesser and baser self according to our original birth to become “new creatures in CHRIST”, our much better self. And granted those two self’s with sin still lives in our mortal bodies and lives, we can through grace, mercy, and the new birth be raised up to live on a higher plane of life, one that no longer revels and wallows like a pig in the mud in doubts, fears, and self-pity and littleness.
2. TRUST is a word that can often be used by Satan and the baser sort in the world striving to gain control and profit, yet they fail to comprehend the ultimate truth of TRUSTWORTHY. Of course, Satan the fallen angel is well beyond being trustworthy as well as those in the world of the baser sort that have managed to sear their conscience like Satan beyond any hope of rescue or redemption. To those in the words of the Bible, we must “commit to Satan for the destruction of the body, in order that the soul might be saved.”
Those of us of a SELF that grew up in the Boy Scouts along with the scout oath of “I will do my best to serve God and country, and to keep myself physical strong, mentally awake, and morally straight”, then we repeated often also the scout laws which appropriately started with a scout is TRUSTWORTHY. In other words any and all individuals that ask for trust must be trustworthy, or worthy of trust. That first law of the Boy Scouts and probably the girl scouts, was explained in the words below:
“Being trustworthy includes, but goes far beyond, just being honest. It means being dependable, being a person who lives up to their word and acts with integrity in everything they do. This portion of our law is why we can begin the Scout Oath with “On my honor.” It’s no small thing to lay on the line. Someone’s honor is made up of their honesty, integrity, reputation, how they treat others and how they act when no one is looking. It’s everything a person is. By giving our word at the outset of the Scout Oath, Scouts are promising to be guided by its ideals and we are measured by how well we live up to that promise.”
3. Of course herein we are after ultimate trust and trustworthy ness, and for that we must go to ultimate and objective truth beyond ourselves and our puny understandings and attempts at control for personal gain, TO THE BIBLE, the source of objective and ultimate truth. The Bible says many things on TRUST, but for the sake of time we must choice one or a few.
So we will choose one from the New Testament Bible, and one from the words of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. If you are anything like me, you have a strong preference for the Gospel of John for a record of the teachings of Jesus, so we go to John chapter 14—
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” – John 14:1-4
And perhaps for further research on the subject of Trust, you would enjoy, especially if you are confined to the bed, the online inspirational tidbit—
“I don’t know what you are going through in your life today. But I do know God is going to make everything alright in his perfect timing. It won’t all make sense. It won’t always be comfortable or enjoyable. But God is working something good in us if we will humbly submit and be alright with not having all the answers all the time. Hear the words of Jesus we started with again, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.”
And the whole online article at Gospel of John 14:1-4 – Trusting God in Difficult Times (mattdabbs.com) .
Chapter 4: The Bible is Christ.
The place of this chapter is to outline the whole Bible in brief from the quotations in the New Testament from the Old Testament, and does it surprise you that most of the quotes of the Old Testament in the New Testament come from the 14 letters of the Apostle Paul; and furthermore that it is this chief editor of the New Testament, which more than the Old Testament is a story of Christ–that by much more, by the way, is the same Paul who wrote, “For to me to live is Christ.” For Paul to live was for Christ to live, and for the Bible to live today is for Christ to live through the words and Word of the Bible. (You will see before you finish this volume, if you can since it is large, and if you do not see Christ already in the Bible.)
Unless you still the veil over your eyes which is done away in a personal experience with Christ, or unless “blindness in part is happened to” you as part of the nation of Israel “until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in; and in either case all we can do, you and us, is pray that the veil or blindness be removed in order that you can see! Of course, when this happens, world history as we know it is almost over!
Someone tells the story of a certain large Bible so designed that when you stood back to look at any page, you would see outlined around the text an image of Christ. So it is with the story or message of the Bible. Christ is the Bible, and the Bible is Christ. How appropriately the Apostle John first received in Revelation the proper word of “Word” to represent the Lord Jesus Christ, then later in the writing of the Gospel of John started the story of the Life of Jesus with the “Word made flesh” as a proper label for Jesus. The word “Word” for Jesus and the word “Word” for the Word of God are more closely related than we will ever know this side of eternity. (Karl Barth has made a contribution here in his book on the Word.)
Each of us must interpret Christ for our own generation. The accuracy of that interpretation can be measured in terms of our faithfulness to the Bible as the Word of God. There are many official and un-official interpretations of Christ even as there are many man-made religious organizations which claim to properly interpret Christ for our times. Rather than sling mud about which ones and how many of them are really part of the body of the Christ of the Bible, and incidentally of the presently living Christ who is the only head of the real body of Christ…that is, I say, rather than trying to separate who is and who is not a member of the real body of Christ, the more positive approach is to get back to the Bible with good Bible-based principles of hermeneutics, or Bible interpretation, setting forth the real Christ of the Bible and what it is to Learn the Christ of the Bible.
If forced to select two verses from the Bible to represent a single focus for THE LEARN CHRIST COMMENTARY, it would have to be Ephesians 4:20,21.
“But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus…” (Ephesians 4:20,21 NJKV)
Let us face up to realities: Even as some church members in the church at Ephesus, the church where the Apostle Paul had labored the longest, had not really heard Christ and had not really been taught by Christ, even so many more in American religious organizations, having lesser leaders than Paul and Christ, have not heard Christ and have not been taught by Christ. (You will learn more about this focus later.) Right now, we need to relate the “Preview of the Bible”, the subject of this first chapter, to that focus. The claim is that the story of the whole Bible is ultimately a story about the learning of Christ. If you look at the outline of the Bible below, you will notice the Gospel of Christ as number 8 of the complete 12 of the subject outline of the Bible. You will also find Christ dominating roman numerals 4,5,10,11,and 12 as well as an integral subject matter of each outline division. The reason is simple: the Bible is a story about the Lord Jesus Christ! And if you don’t learn Christ, the Christ of the Bible and the Christ of God the Father, the Creator of the Universe, then you do not learn the Bible!
Subject Outline of the Bible.
- The Living God of the Living
- Righteousness of God and Man
- The Composite Witness of the Bible
- God, Man and the Son of Man
- The Resurrection
- Wisdom From God
- The Gospel
- Listening More Important Than Sacrifice
- What Happened to the Jews as the Chosen nation?
- The Salvation of God
- The New King of Israel
- The Living God Wants Others to Live
What is amazing is that the whole Bible of 66 books, 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament, can be outlined under 12 major subjects! I will tell you upfront why that is possible: because of the Old Testament quotes in the New Testament, and because the New Testament provides the proper interpretation of those Old Testament quotes.
4-1: THE LIVING GOD OF THE LIVING
I. God, Man, and Marriage.
Genesis 1:26,27, Matthew 19:4, and Mark 10:6.
(1). Let US make man in OUR image bespeaks of the plurality of God during the time of creation.
(2). In our image and after our likeness tells of some of the glory of man that during Creation was acquired from God.
(3). The dominion of man over all the other works of Creation tells of the First Commission of man to be a pioneer in the exploration and control of the works of Creation.
(4). The Bible refers to man as male and female so that in marriage male and female becomes a complimenting couple of male and female. That is the way God originally created them; and in marriage that is the way He intends for it to keep going according to Jesus, and absolutely no person is to have any part in the separation of those two which God has joined together.
Genesis 2:7,24, I Cor 15:45, Matthew 19:5, I Cor 6:16, and Mark 10:7,8.
(1). From Gen 2:7 we learn that: (a) God created man physically from something that already existed, from the elements of the earth; (b) As far as the actual existence or inward spirit of man that came from God breathing into him the breath of life; and (c) With that spirit of life also man became a living soul.
(2). From Gen 2:24 we learn of the one flesh characteristics of marriage that God still intends and has always intended, that oneness emphasized by Jesus and the Apostles in the New Testament.
(3). While Paul in I Cor 15:45 is emphasizing the difference between the first Adam and Christ the second Adam, also the difference between the natural and the spiritual body, the first man from earth and the second from heaven, he also contrasts the living soul and the living spirit.
(4). As a man departs from the household of his mother and father, cleaving to a wife in marriage, the two become in Gods sight as one flesh (Matthew 19:5,6 and Mark 10:7,8).
(5). So serious is this matter of joining with God that the Bible considers when a man has a relationship with a harlot that he becomes one body with her (I Cor 6:16).
3. Genesis 5:1,2, Matthew 19:4, and Mark 10:6.
(1). Genesis 5:1,2 reinforces and builds on previous doctrine as God calls their name, male and female, Adam.
God and the Gospel.
Genesis 12:1-3 and Galatians 3:8.9.
(1). With Gods call to Abram to another land, God gave the everlasting covenant of: (a) From Abram’s seed God would make the great nation of Israel; (b) Through his seed Christ the name of Abram would be great; and (c) Through Abram all the families and nations of the earth would be blessed.
(2). Paul writes in Galatians 3:8,9 that: When God said, “In thee shall all nations be blessed” God was preaching the Gospel to Abraham; This all nations meant the Gentiles, or heathen which is the favorite word of the Bible for Gentiles; This Gospel is justification through faith; and All Gentiles and Jews who believe in Christ becomes the seed of Abraham through faith.
Genesis 15:5,6, Romans 4:18, and James 2:23.
(1). In Genesis 15:5 God identifies that the seed of Abram will be as numerous as the stars of the sky, and in Genesis 15:6 since Abraham believed God will He said this the belief was counted for righteousness.
(2). In quoting “So shall your seed be” from Genesis in Romans 4:18, Paul emphasizes how Abraham believed in hope against hope that he would indeed be the father of many nations although he had at the time no sons.
(3). The Apostle James in James 2:23 reiterates how the faith of Abraham was counted as righteousness, adding that Abraham was called the friend of God.
Genesis 17:5 and Romans 4:17.
(1). As God changes the name of Abram to Abraham, He says “A father of many nations have I made thee”.
(2). Paul tells us in Romans 4:17 that this quote from Genesis 17:5 tells us two things about God Himself:
God is a life-giving God; and
God is a God that can call into existence what did not previously exist.
God of the Living, our Father in Heaven.
Genesis 18:12-14 and Mark 10:27.
(1). God told Abraham and Sarah that though old and stricken in years they would have a son, and when Sarah laughed God said, Is any thing too hard for the LORD?
(2). Jesus in Mark 10:27, not in the same context but with a paraphrase of the same meaning, talks of salvation as all things are possible with God .
Genesis 22:18 and Galatians 3:16.
(1). All nations will be blessed with salvation through the seed of Abraham.
(2). That Seed is singular, the Seed is Christ.
Genesis 38:8 and Mark 12:19.
(1). Judah told Oman to raise up children to his brother Er whom God had slain.
(2). When the Sadducees brought up the matter of raising children by a died brothers wife and as to whose wife she would be in the resurrection, Jesus told them that what was important was that God was the God of the living, the God of the living Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Exodus 3:6 and Luke 20:37.
(1). God told Moses in the call at the burning bush that He was the God of Moses father, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
(2). About the dead being raised to life, Jesus quotes Moses and Exodus 3:6 how God is the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and with the emphasis on God as each time God with repeated with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Exodus 9:16 and Romans 9:17.
(1). God has Moses tell Pharaoh that he has been put on the throne of Egypt for two reasons: (a) To demonstrate the power of God in securing the freedom of Israel; and (b) That the name of the living God and the God of the living might be declared over all the earth.
(2). In quoting that in Romans 9:17 and in explaining the meaning in Romans 9:16,18, Paul is telling us of how God is in control of world events; and what is important does not depend on the will of man or the competitiveness of man, but rather on the mercy of God, and that ultimately God will have mercy on whom He alone desires.
Exodus 12:46 and John 19:36.
(1). The Passover feast in remembrance of Gods rescue of Israel from Egyptian bondage among other things included that the lamb of the feast should not have a bone of the body broken, a direct quote of which we will see later in Psalms.
(2). When the Apostle John in John 19:36 tells of how at the Crucifixion of Jesus, and since Jesus was already dead contrary to custom, not a bone in His body was broken, John is quoting from both Exodus and Psalms 34:20. (Psalms 34:20 is directly quoted, and the reference from Exodus 12:46 is closer to a paraphrase.)
Exodus 16:18 and II Corinthians 8:15.
(1). During Gods supply of manna during the 40 years in the wilderness, those who gathered much had nothing left over and those who gathered little were not hungry so that it was completely by the grace of God and according to the individual needs.
(2). Paul quotes this in II Corinthians to illustrate equality among Christians in the churches, or to illustrate the democratic nature of salvation.
4-2: RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD AND MAN
The Ten Commandments.
Exodus 20, Luke 18:20, Mark 7:10, Matthew 5:38, Romans 13:8,9, and James 2:11.
(1). These are the Ten Commandments according to Jesus and the Apostles.
Exodus 21:17 and Mark 7:10: speaking evil of mother and father was considered so serious to God that those who did such were to be put to death.
Exodus 21:24 and Matthew 5:38: under the law it was to be life for life, eye for eye, and tooth for tooth s greatly did God respect human life and welfare and desire Israel to do the same.
Exodus 32:6 and I Corinthians 10:7: Paul reminds Christians at Corinth not to be idolaters even as the children of Israel were while Moses was on Mount Sinai getting the Ten Commandments.
The Laws of a Holy God.
Leviticus 4:18-20 and Hebrews 9:22: not a paraphrase or a quote, but rather in Hebrews 9:22 Paul summarizes what blood could do in the laws and ordinances of the Old Testament, the practices of which Leviticus 4:18-20 is typical.
Leviticus 11:44 and I Peter 1:16: God requires that His people be Holy since He Himself is Holy.
Leviticus 18:5,16 and Galatians 3:12: any person who desires to live under the Laws must live by keeping the Laws.
Leviticus 19:12 and Matthew 5:33.
(1). In these just and holy requirements of the Law of Leviticus since “I am the LORD”, His name is not sworn by falsely nor profaned.
(2). With this quotes and as a starting point, Jesus says don’t make any oath at all.
How Did the Law Read during the time of Jesus.
Luke 10:26: “And He (Jesus) said to him, `What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?” (NASV)
Leviticus 19:18 and Luke 10:27: (1) To Love God with all the heart, mind, and soul; and (2)To Love your neighbor as yourself.
Leviticus 18:5 and Luke 10:28: “And He (Jesus) said to him, `You have answered correctly; DO THIS, AND YOU WILL LIVE.” (NASV)
NOTE: If you could really do this, keep these laws, you would live eternally.
IV The Laws Jesus Came to Fulfill, not Destroy.
Leviticus 19:18 and Matthew 5:43: You have been told to love your neighbors and hate your enemies?
Be like God (Matthew 5:44,45): “But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” (NASV)
Galatians 5:14, Romans 13:8,9, and James 2:8: All the Law is fulfilled in Love for Neighbor as yourself.
Leviticus 20:9 and Mark 7:10 (with Exodus 20:12 and Deut 5:16): Since in the Law the requirement to “Honor father and mothers has already been established and quoted here, it follows also on the ordinances of the law, or applications, that those who curse mother and father should die.
NOTE: The emphasis of Jesus in Mark 7:13 is that the religious leaders were trying to invalidate the Word of God by their traditions.
Leviticus 28:12 and II Corinthians 6:16: God desires a distinct or special people among whom He can dwell and be their God.
NOTE: In Isaiah 52:11 as quoted in II Corinthians 6:17 this is to be a clean and separate people.
V. The real way to eternal life, to fulfillment of righteousness and the Laws, is through faith in the Crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ for the sins of the world.
1. Numbers 9:12 and John 19:36 reminds us that as predicted in the Old Testament not a bone in the body of Christ was broken during Crucifixion.
4-3: THE COMPOSITE WITNESS OF THE BIBLE
I. The Importance of Witnesses.
Deuteronomy 5:16, Exodus 20:12 and 21:17, Leviticus 20:9, and Mark 7:10 where with Honor to parents and the law of death with dishonor, Jesus teaches that what is inside man rather than what goes inside him is defiling.
Importance of knowing the Commandments: Deut 5:16-20 and Mark 10:19.
You know the commandments, DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, DO NOT DEFRAUD, HONOR FATHER AND MOTHER. (Mark 10:19 NASV)
What Commandment is Foremost? Mark 10:28-31 and Luke 10:26,27.
(1). First is THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD, Deut 6:4,5 and Mark 10:29,30.
(2). Second is Love Neighbor, Lev 19:18 and Mark 10:31.
Worship God only and serve Him: Deuteronomy 6:13 and Luke 4:8.
The importance of a special people to bear witness to God begins here and runs throughout the Old Testament: Deut 7:6 and Titus 2:14.
Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4, and Luke 4:4: Man should not live by bread alone.
II. OKAY, HOW IS MAN TO LIVE?
Live by Listening to what Jesus, the Prophet Messiah has to say: Deut 18:15,19, Acts 3:22,23, and Acts 7:37.
Listen to the Apostle Peter as he preaches quoting from the Prophet Moses in Deuteronomy: Moses said, ‘The Lord God shall raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren; to Him you shall give heed in everything He says to you. And it shall be that every soul that does not heed that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people. (Acts 3:22,23 NASV)
Live by Listening to the testimony of God the Father to God the Son: Mark 9:7, a paraphrase of Deut 18:15,19 except from God Himself, and a direct quote in Psalm 11:7.
Then a cloud formed, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, ‘This is My beloved
Son, listen to him! (Mark 9:7 NASV)
Live by Listening to other reliable and trustworthy witnesses: Deut 19:15.
One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth; at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established. (Deut 19:15 KJV)
(1). Deut 19:15 and Matthew 18:16: if your brother sins against you but refuses to listen, take your grievance to him byway of two or three witnesses; and if that does not work take it before the local church.
(2). Deut 19:15 and II Corinthians 13:1: Listen to the Apostle Paul!
This is the third time I am coming to you; EVERY FACT IS TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE
TESTIMONY OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES. (II Cor 13:1)
(3). Deut 19:15 and John 8:17: Listen to Jesus Himself!
Even in your law it has been written that the testimony of two men is true. I am He who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me. (John 8:17,18)
(4). Deut 19:15 and I Timothy 5:18: Listen to the elder of any local church (same as the pastor or bishop) right up to the point that any accusation against him has been established in that local church at the mouth of two or three witnesses.
How Can you Listen to a Common Criminal Like Jesus of Nazareth who was cursed in that He was hanged or crucified on a tree (cross)? Deut 21:22 and Galatians 3:13
And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree; His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day;(for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled; which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance. (Deut 21:22,23 KJV)
NOTE: Jesus was very familiar with this portion of the Word of God as He was with all of the Old Testament, and when crying My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me a cry of grief more than questioning He knew that God had to turn His back on such a curse on Christ for the sins of the whole world.
ALL OF GODS WORDS AND WORD IS SERIOUS AND TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY WHETHER WRITTEN IN THE OLD TESTAMENT OR NEW TESTAMENT! Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree.
(Galatians 3:13 NASV)
(1). We were cursed by the Law since striving to live by them and therefore keeping them, we knew ourselves to come far short; and therefore without real life!
(2). Jesus in the death on the Cross became a curse in our place.
Listen to Jesus seriously on a few other matters.
NOTE: Especially if you think you were not under a curse because of your failures to live up to the Law and therefore did not need for Christ to become a curse in your place!
Deuteronomy 24:1, Matthew 5:31, and Mark 10:4.
(1). Deuteronomy 24:1.
When a man hath taken a wife (this is not necessarily the way you are cursed), and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favor in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her; then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another mans wife. (Deut 24:1,2 KJV)
(2). Matthew 5:31.
And it was said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of dismissal; but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the cause of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. (Matt 5:31,32 NASV)
(3). Mark 10:4.
And some Pharisees came up to Him, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to divorce a wife. And He answered and said to them, What did Moses command you? And they said, Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away. But Jesus said to them, ‘Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, And the two shall become one flesh; consequently they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate. (Mark 10:2-9 NASV)
Deuteronomy 25:3-5 , I Corinthians 9:9, and I Timothy 5:18.
(1). Be just in judgment in that the punishment correspond with the violation; don’t muzzle the ox as he treads the corn, and let a brother raise up children to his dead brothers wife.
(2). It was written for our sakes more than for oxen in order that the worker may work with hope of reward for his works.
(3). The elder (pastor or bishop) that works hard at preaching and teaching should receive likewise double compensation.
Deuteronomy 25:6, Luke 20:28,38, and Mark 12:19.
(1). Your dead brothers name is not to disappear from Israel.
NOTE: Why should the eternal laws of God be so concerned about this one single name of a brother who died before he could have any children. After all the last name of the dead childless and the brother would be the same!
(2). According to Jesus it is more important to realize that in heaven there is no marriage, rather men are like the angels; and that men do not did who believe in God and Christ like Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, because they are still alive with the Living God! (Luke 20:28,38 and Mark 12:19)
NOTE: The real concern is that any mans name, alias himself and his real existence, not disappear from the eternal Israel of Gods real people of believing Jews and Gentiles!
V. Listen also to a few other matters from the Apostle Paul in the Word of God!
Deuteronomy 27:26 and Galatians 3:10.
(1). Cursed is every man that does not confirm all the laws of God by doing all of them!
(2). None can truly be justified by the Law, only by faith.
Deuteronomy 32:12 and I Corinthians 10:20.
(1). The LORD God led Israel and their was no strange gods among them.
(2). The Gentiles sacrifice to demons not to God, and the Christian is to have no part in this worship of demons.
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