PTB3-10: Appendix of Isaiah, the Bible, and the Gospel.

“For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.  And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.  And they shall go forth and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me:  for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.”  (Isaiah 66:22-24)

Isaiah

With this proper background and perspective, we are ready to look at Isaiah in Paul and Mark, seeing how Mark is an Appendix on the Bible and on Isaiah.  Paul’s quotations of Isaiah in Hebrews and Romans with Mark’s is shown on the next page in Table 2-1.  As noted from the Table and the NOTES with the Table, we will briefly look at first the sub-Appendix and then the Appendix from Mark as Mark makes the last quotation from Isaiah even as he did from Psalms.   In reality the Apostle Paul has done this in the parchment that he left for John Mark, recording these quotes from Isaiah as will be illustrated through this volume, permitting Mark to write a Gospel which Paul himself originally planned to write.

The Sub-Appendix of Mark on Isaiah

Mark 7:6,7 and Isaiah 29:13.

“And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, read this, I pray thee:  and he saith, I am not learned.  Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:  Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder:  for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.”  (Isaiah 29:12-14)

“He answered and said unto them, well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, this people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.  Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.  For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups:  and many other such like things ye do.  And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.”  (Mark 7:6-9)

  1. This passage from Isaiah illustrates the kind of learning as Basic and as of the “Basicity” that must come before even the fundamental:  I as a fundamentalist can not understand the book because I am not learned, “I am not learned.”  Why are they not learned?
  2. They worship God with their lips, but their hearts (the hearts of their seduced and seared consciences are far from God) are far from the God of the Bible.
  3. They have made the traditions of men and men in religious practices and politics more their fundamentals than the fundamentals of the Bible, taking such non-Biblical words as “inerrancy” and “millennia”; and teaching for doctrines of God those commandments of men.
TABLE 8. Isaiah in Paul and Mark
Isaiah                        Paul                           Mark
             1:9Romans 9:29
             5:1f12:2
             5:1711:17
             6:9,10 4:12; 8:18
             8:14Romans 9:33

NOTE:  Paul, the Chief Editor again takes the lead, and Mark works with what Paul has left for him in leadership on how to write a New Testament book; but this time Mark is even more thorough in capping off an Appendix on the Bible with three verses from Isaiah after the one introduction by Paul, and sandwiched in between Romans 9:29 and Romans 9:33.

TABLE 9.
IsaiahPaulMark
8:17                        Hebrews 2:13
            10:22,23                        Romans 9:27
            11:1,10Romans 15:12

NOTE:  Rather John Mark with Paul’s parchments before him, and the books of Hebrews and Romans, knows how thorough Paul is going to be on the quotations from Isaiah.  Of course, some of Mark’s quotations from Isaiah are dictated by the events and teachings of Jesus where He quoted from Isaiah. (Mark as the writer, and under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, makes the final decisions.)

TABLE 10.
IsaiahPaulMark
27:9                                    Romans 27:9
            28:16                        Romans  9:33                                                              10:11
            29:10                        Romans 11:8
            29:13            7:6,7

NOTE:  It is almost impossible for John Mark to be as thorough on all the implications of the Gospel from Isaiah as Paul is in Romans, letting the Editor have his say on Isaiah for four quotations, then placing a sub-Appendix with Mark 7:6,7 from Isaiah 29:13.  More of an Appendix with Mark 1:2,3,11 and Mark 9:7 on Isaiah 40:1,3, and trying to stay up with the example and parchment of his teacher, Paul.

TABLE 11.
IsaiahPaulMark
40:31:2,3
            42:11:11; 9:7
            45:23Romans 14:1
            49:23                        Romans 10:11
            52:5Romans  2:24
52:15Romans 15:21
53:1Romans 10:16
59:20,21Romans 11:26

NOTE:  Mark leaves most of the 40’s and all of the 50’s of Isaiah to Paul in Romans.  After all the Apostle Paul is the chief interpreter of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, also to the Jews although only one quote from Isaiah in found in Hebrews (there David and the Psalms prevail).

TABLE 12.
IsaiahPaulMark
            65:1                                    Romans 10:20,21
            66:249:48

NOTE:  Then Paul wraps up with Romans 10:20,21 and Isaiah 65:1 and John Mark provides the Appendix with Mark 9:48 and Isaiah 66:24.

5-11:  Appendix of Isaiah, the Bible, and the Gospel

Then Mark concludes on Isaiah with the quotation of Isaiah 66:24 in Mark 9:48.

“For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.  And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.  And they shall go forth and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me:  for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.”  (Isaiah 66:22-24)

You can not go any further on eschatology, or last things, than that!  After the old earth and old heavens, the new earth and the new heavens (which include a new moon), the seed of the woman and of Christ remains; this seed has a human flesh, and that flesh of the new citizens on the new earth under the new heavens every one of them worship the LORD God the Father; and all those who have rebelled against the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ and the LORD God will suffer.

“…it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire; where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”  (Mark 9:45,46)

Focus

We can easily get lost in the details of Old and New Testament quotes, losing the perspective of a fresh look at Dr. Luke and John Mark.  You must admit that it has been a fresh look; for I am sure that you have never thought of Paul as the Chief Editor of the New Testament, leaving for Dr. Luke and John Mark parchments for which to write the New Testament books of Luke, Acts, and Mark, nor have you considered in this detail the magnitude and implications of the quotations from the Old Testament in those same books as well as in Paul’s books of Hebrews and Romans.  Likewise, I hope you have gained fresh insights from the Bible into God’s Conscience and how Jesus is greater than man’s esteem as well as a refreshed insight that will allow us to seek peace between the fundamentalists and moderates that by their warfare are splitting the Southern Baptist Convention and hampering the work of the Gospel of Christ.  The manner in which we must continue our focus is to compare Mark and Luke with Paul and Matthew on Psalms and Romans, then in the next chapter make some comparison of all four on the total Old Testament.

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IN PDF: https://sungrist.org/PTB3-10NewHeavensNewEarth.pdf

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