The Two Churches Of The New Testament

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    Greetings to All: Two Gospels Thread

    This thread is dedicated to discussing the differences between the Messianic Kingdom Church (Matt. 16:16-19, 18:17-18) of Prophecy AND Paul’s Grace "His Body" Church (Col. 1:24) Mystery Church (Eph. 5:32). Peter, John and James are heads of the Jewish-dominant Kingdom ‘Bride’ (John 3:29) and Paul is the steward over the members of the Gentile-dominant ‘Body of Christ’ (Eph. 4:12) under the ‘Dispensation of God’s Grace’ (Eph. 3:2), that began on the Road to Damascus (Acts 9:15-16). Christ is addressing Church #1 (early and late rains = James 5:7) and the Apostle Paul is addressing Church #2 in the world today. This is the second thread in a series that begins with an understanding of the Two Gospels of the New Testament here:

    This is NOT our church for today and nobody has become a Kingdom Disciple under the ‘Gospel of the Kingdom’ for almost 2000 Years. This church will become revived again under Elijah (diagram = where 'blue' begins) coming to restore all things (Matt. 17:10-11, Acts 3:21), as the "prophet" of Acts 3:22-23 to include the rebuilding of the "Tabernacle of David" (Acts 15:16-18).

    I. Kingdom Bride Prophecy Church. (Matt. 16:16-19, 18:17-18).

    1. Gathered through the ‘Gospel of the Kingdom’ (Matt. 4:23, 9:35, Acts 8:12).
    2. Lord betrothing the ‘Bride’ (Jn 3:29) witnessed by the OT prophets. Hosea 2:19-20.
    3. Church based in Jerusalem. Acts 8:1, Acts 11:22, Acts 15:4.
    4. Destined to become a Kingdom of Priests (Ex. 19:6) ‘holy nation,’ and ‘chosen race.’ 1Peter 2:9.
    5. Includes a Kingdom of God 'on earth AS IT IS in heaven.' Matthew 6:10.
    6. Continues under Mosaic Law, until heaven and earth passes away. Matt. 5:17-19, James 2:10.
    7. Kingdom Disciples are justified by WORKS and NOT by faith alone. James 2:24.
    8. Kingdom Church started with John the Baptist. Mark 1:4-5, Matt. 3:1-6, Acts 1:5, Acts 19:1-3.
    9. Kingdom Disciples received three baptisms (F+S+HS; Matt. 28:19). Acts 8:12-17, Acts 19:1-6.
    10. Members of the bride DO NOT have eternal security, but must ‘endure to the end’ (Matt. 24:13).
    11. Kingdom disciples must believe AND be baptized in water. Mark 16:15-16, 1Peter 3:21.
    12. This Kingdom church is addressed by Christ on earth, Peter, John and James (“twelve tribes dispersed abroad” = James 1:1).

    This is our Mystery Church of today described only in the Pauline Epistles. We shall be caught up to the Lord (1Thes. 4:17), when the 1000 Years “Day of the Lord” (1Thess 5:1-2) 'has come' (2Thes. 2:2) or 'begins.' Our "mystery" trumpet (1Cor. 15:52, 1Thes. 4:16) is sounding off 'behind' John in Revelation 1:10 to 'start' the 1000 Year Day of the Lord (in blue) running from Revelation 1 to Revelation 20.

    II. Grace Body Mystery Church. Eph. 5:32, Col. 1:24.

    1. Gathered through obedience to Paul’s ‘Word of the Cross’ (1Cor. 1:18) gospel. 1Cor. 15:3-4.
    2. Our Mystery Church was not seen by the OT Prophets. Eph 3:4-6, 9.
    3. Grace Churches are all around the known world. Romans 1:8.
    4. Destined to judge the world and the angels. 1Cor. 6:2-3 = diagram.
    5. Our citizenship is in heaven. Phil. 3:20.
    6. We are under grace and not under law. Romans 6:14, Col. 2:16-17, Gal. 3:23-27.
    7. Our Church is justified by faith apart from works. Romans 4:4-6.
    8. The Mystery Church started with Paul on the road to Damascus. Acts 9:15.
    9. Brethren receive only ‘one baptism’ (Eph. 4:5) by the Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:13-14, 4:30) Himself. 1Cor. 12:13.
    10. Members of the body have eternal security “IN” Christ Jesus. Eph. 4:30, Col. 3:1-4.
    11. The brethren are saved by believing the gospel (#2) without adding works. Romans 1:16-17, 1Cor. 1:21, Eph. 2:8-9.
    12. This Mystery church addressed by the Apostle Paul ONLY in Scripture. 1Cor 14:37-38.

    Only Church #2 is active today, as nobody has been added to the Kingdom Church (#1) for almost 2000 years. The 'Gospel of the Kingdom' (#1) has no power today, but Elijah will pick up the Holy Spirit baton and begin heralding 'that' gospel message to Israel ONLY like John the Baptist (Matt. 3:1-6) when he returns to restore all things. Do you see two different (Bride AND Body) churches in the New Testament or just one? Good luck in the debate,

    In Christ Jesus,

    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009

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