There is an interesting parallel between the events of Luke 24 and Acts 28 which help to focus our attention on the nature of Acts 28 in relation to the de facto “lo ammi” condition that Israel would experience subsequent to the close of the book of Acts.Read More
A more careful and critical look at the context of Acts 28 reveals that the message formerly sent to the Jews was then sent to the Gentiles. Further, that Paul was formerly preaching the kingdom of God with content from Moses and the prophets which Luke does not explicitly modify and informs us that in the hired house after Acts 28:28 Paul continued to preach the kingdom of God. The salvation of God (“it”) was to be preached to the gentiles and as Paul believed (indicative mood) they would hear it! Paul later would need to declare ” all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. (2 Tim. 1:15 KJV)”.
The Mystery gets into Acts 28 by reading it into the context — otherwise it simply is NOT there! The study of Acts 29 is about refining our understanding of the close of the book of Acts and helping all who have ears to hear to perfect their understanding.Read More
Paul likely had at least 2 imprisonments in Rome. This in conjunction with a clearer and more careful appreciation of the context of Acts 28 means that “the Mystery” was likely revealed after Acts 28 in a time which covers events and missionary journeys and imprisonment(s). This unwritten record I call “Acts 29”. When Paul says “I Paul the prisoner of Jesus Christ” — this means Paul is writing from a latter imprisonment subsequent to the imprisonment of Acts 28.Read More
Why do God’s people sometimes do bad things? Most of us know someone who used to walk in the Spirit (as best as we could tell) and now they are openly walking in the flesh. Since most religionists think people are saved by their good deeds, it is no problem to brush them off as […]Read More
The mid-Acts position presupposes that with Paul came “The Mystery”. That is there is little differentiation between Paul’s Acts ministry and Post Acts ministry. There are some very heavy penalties for this mistake.
Introduction We have recently begun a new series called the U,V and W’s of right division. This title has been carefully chosen because I do not wish to give the incorrect notion that the series will be the “final word” on R/D but that it will extend the already published “ABC’s of R/D” https://rightdivision.com/study/abcs-right-division To help […]Read More
Someone asked me if I could talk to one person from my past, who would it be. Without a doubt it would be my daddy. I ran many years behind in realizing how much he loved me, how brilliant he was, how he sacrificed for me and what good advice he gave me. Usually we […]Read More
Matthew 10:28 seems to do service for both the traditional and conditional views of the soul.
KJV Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
TBT Matthew 10:28 καὶ μὴ φοβηθῆτε ἀπὸ τῶν ἀποκτεινόντων τὸ σῶμα, τὴν δὲ ψυχὴν μὴ δυναμένων ἀποκτεῖναι· φοβήθητε δὲ μᾶλλον τὸν δυνάμενον καὶ ψυχὴν καὶ σῶμα ἀπολέσαι ἐν γεέννῃ.
The Lord says do not be fearful of those who can kill the body but are not able to kill the soul rather fear him that is able to destroy both soul and body in gehenna (the valley south of Jerusalem where Moloch took live children sacrifices). which is used here of the second death.Read More
Do you have an immortal soul — or are you MORTAL? Lets run some pasaages from the book of books and see. Let God be true and every man a liar!Read More
Is Hell the fiery furnace where men and women suffer a Nazi like concentration camp? Excepting of course that it would be a torture chamber with no death to bring to an end the agony. The real actions of Mengele, Eichman, Heydrich and Himmler look like those of choir directors in comparison to the torture camp of the traditional hell. Isn’t it amazing that lowly man can invent the spectacle of a constitution with more grace and foregiveness than the traditional view of God’s eternal judgment on the lost. Is God less loving and foregiving than man in this respect? The 8th ammendment of the constitution of theUnited States demands that the Federal government does not institute cruel and unusual punishment — the traditional view makes God the author of the MOST CRUEL and UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT!!Read More