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CherubRam
February 23rd, 2016, 04:15 PM
John 20:28. NIV

28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”


John 20:28 can also be translated as: "My lord and my god."

Chapter twenty of John is doubtful, because according to that chapter, God resurrected Christ without healing him.

John 20:27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side.

Another problem is John 20:23, If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

According to the Old Testament only Yahwah can forgive a person their sins to enter heaven.

genuineoriginal
February 23rd, 2016, 04:25 PM
Chapter twenty of John is doubtful, because according to that chapter, God resurrected Christ without healing him.

John 20:27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side.
Why do you think that is impossible for God to do?


Another problem is John 20:23, If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

According to the Old Testament only Yahwah can forgive a person their sins to enter heaven.
Could you provide some verses that shows that the Old Testament states that ONLY Yehovah can forgive sins?
I can't remember ever seeing this mentioned in the Old Testament.

Bright Raven
February 23rd, 2016, 04:46 PM
The only one I know of is Isaiah 43:25

Ask Mr. Religion
February 23rd, 2016, 06:45 PM
Binding and loosing are given to the church for matters of discipline such that the church declares the one under discipline to be sifted by the devil until repentant. Those that remain impenitent are, in effect, considered to have went out from us for they were not of us. Such is the power of the "keys" so given to the church, contra the Romanist's notions.

AMR

chrysostom
February 23rd, 2016, 06:52 PM
Binding and loosing are given to the church for matters of discipline such that the church declares the one under discipline to be sifted by the devil until repentant. Those that remain impenitent are, in effect, considered to have went out from us for they were not of us. Such is the power of the "keys" so given to the church, contra the Romanist's notions.

AMR

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter -

And I will give unto thee the keys -

looks to me like Jesus is giving it to peter

Flaminggg
February 23rd, 2016, 07:17 PM
1. Parable of Satan and God are enemies = Zechariah 3:1
2. Parable of Satan and God as friends = Numbers 22:32

1. God has to immediately Kill Nabal (for turncoating grace)
for lifting up the Law. (1 Samuel 25:9-13)
2. God has to immediately Kill Stephen (for turncoating the law) for lifting up Grace. (Acts 11:19-22)

1. God is the target = Nibiru/Star Wormwood
2. Jesus is the target = Antipas

(Old Testament did not have a Jesus, the New Testament has a Jesus)

John 20:28 and Isiah 43:25, talks about how Jesus turns a blind eye to sin, and does not view it that small portion of sin as grounds to separate that sinner from the gospel's message. (Jesus is judging for "Joseph the Blessing" that is completed with the 5 months of Star Wormwood). Let me tell a story:

1.5 Months of Genesis (Star Wormwood)
2. 500 Years of Joseph (430 of Egypt that began with Joseph, then Jesus Life Span, finally Antichrist Lifespan) (Star Wormwood)
3. 5 Months of Revelation (Star Wormwood)

God brought Joseph into the picture originally in order to declare that he had chosen the Antichrist, the Express Image of Jesus. This was completed when God gave Moses the "Rod of Joseph/Antichrist". Then Jesus does not add to the equation until, he is resurrected in the New Testament declaring the end of the heavenly salvation program (Zachariah/Zechariah was told to be silent). Finally Jesus Christ brings the Antichrist on to the scene to Confirm the Covenant for the New Universe and then Everything is Finished.

(the Antichrist claims thousands are deceased when force is used against him in his nightly walks designed to remedy a public threat, following revelation 11, we should have ample evidence if we use our video cameras, and reveal this to the public and authorities if that is what you choose to do, facing the next level, back in 2014 the Picnic incident involving vehicular homicide of Church Members, almost came close to exposing the truth and elevating the situation into the next level)

CherubRam
February 23rd, 2016, 08:12 PM
Why do you think that is impossible for God to do?

Why would God not heal him, that is the question?

CherubRam
February 23rd, 2016, 08:14 PM
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter - And I will give unto thee the keys - looks to me like Jesus is giving it to peter
Keys to heaven is another Catholic corruption.

CherubRam
February 23rd, 2016, 08:16 PM
Binding and loosing are given to the church for matters of discipline such that the church declares the one under discipline to be sifted by the devil until repentant. Those that remain impenitent are, in effect, considered to have went out from us for they were not of us. Such is the power of the "keys" so given to the church, contra the Romanist's notions.

AMR
That is partly correct. Yes, the congregation does have some authority.

CherubRam
February 23rd, 2016, 08:20 PM
1. Parable of Satan and God are enemies = Zechariah 3:1
2. Parable of Satan and God as friends = Numbers 22:32

1. God has to immediately Kill Nabal (for turncoating grace)
for lifting up the Law. (1 Samuel 25:9-13)
2. God has to immediately Kill Stephen (for turncoating the law) for lifting up Grace. (Acts 11:19-22)

You have been out here for a long time, haven't you?:)

genuineoriginal
February 23rd, 2016, 10:15 PM
Why would God not heal him, that is the question?

What better proof that you were crucified and raised from the dead than to show the wounds?

patrick jane
February 23rd, 2016, 10:41 PM
What better proof that you were crucified and raised from the dead than to show the wounds?

Amen, yep.

Flaminggg
February 24th, 2016, 12:33 AM
Why would God not heal him, that is the question?

God created mankind in his image, with the ability to abstain from sin. Its true that we are created in an environment of sin, but we also have a right to live, and a walk of faith that God does not attribute to sin based on the law. You know the saying, (Daniel 6:10), I pray three times a day, I keep the law, and I fast ... (Micah 3:1-2) I have a knowledge of sin, If I dirty my cloths I clean them, I don't bare false witness or Beat people for pleasure.

Old Testament = If you are guilty of exceeding the above paragraph, you are a heathen and you are cutoff spiritually. (see "Suicide by Antichrist": what Genetic Dan claims, the Antichrist does not have a walk of Faith, or a right to Live, but if they do so much as throw up leaves they fall down deceased ... we see them die weekly not monthly for this sin, we don't see their kind claiming murder or anything, at least for some time they don't want to be seen publicly as suicidal).

New Testament = "Moses commanded Divorce, but Jesus told the Jews not to put away their wives anymore", so what is the difference? God allows some increased measure of sin, and he calls this sin the husband "Joseph", therefore he refers to he Church as the wife in mitigating/reproving the Law of the Gospel for some measure of sin. Essentially that is the theme of the New Testament. Example: "I pray three times a day" and "I have a knowledge of Sin" becomes "I pray weekly" and "I have a resolution for Sin". Its a slight difference but still a difference. (see "Suicide by Antichrist": often when I go to sleep, my mother will scream whatever I said during the day, and jump in the hallway, in simulate an incest relationship, this is what people have my mother do, in addition to some implied behavior, they also have my brother which is a police officer try to solicit his children, so I so I just avoid my brothers. (other times they just observe my movements and make noises or slam doors, apart of a chemical (in food or drink) and electrical (bed mattress) treatment to modify my behavior), sometimes the public is also used. We are instructed to tolerate them, until God puts them away, believe when I say to let them continue, I have no hatred or evil for them, this is apart of an "Suicide by Antichrist" equation, which convicts the jews and gentiles. In the instance of Baring False Witness, and Beating on a Person's Body for Pleasure, that has not changed since the Old Testament, this is only evidence that God has cut these people off, Genetic Dan yes, certain individuals, etc.)

(Genetic Dan/completion, Geography (all nations outside the usa), God seems to ignore the rest at the 153 days of revelation. Your right to live and walk of faith, is invalidated in favor some edification from mother earth (holy spirit), you will understand more soon (involuntary predatory behavior causing end of life or turmoil)

Jesus Shows his Wounds, that is the reason why Thomas was not cut off for his Sin. This is very similar to Saul showing his wounds to his Armorbearer, as the reason why it is unclean for the heathen to corrupt his body in 1 Samuel 31:4. In the case of Saul, because he had seen a vision of Samuel, that was a picture of Jesus paying for his sin, that is why he behaved that way, however. Jesus does not officially come into the picture until the New Testament.

iamaberean
February 24th, 2016, 03:09 AM
John 20:28. NIV

28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”


John 20:28 can also be translated as: "My LORD and my God."



Thomas was a Jew and as such he was confirming to Jesus that he understood exactly who he was, the one and only Lord God of Israel.

Hos 13:4 Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.

Isa 51:15 But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.

Isa 48:17 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.

CherubRam
February 24th, 2016, 05:20 AM
Thomas was a Jew and as such he was confirming to Jesus that he understood exactly who he was, the one and only Lord God of Israel.

Hos 13:4 Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.

Isa 51:15 But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.

Isa 48:17 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.

You do not seem to be aware of the fact that God's personal name has been removed from scriptures.

CherubRam
February 24th, 2016, 05:22 AM
This word editor is kind of junky. Hope you get it fixed.

iamaberean
February 24th, 2016, 08:12 AM
You do not seem to be aware of the fact that God's personal name has been removed from scriptures.

Thomas was the same as other Jews. They would not speak or write the name 'Jehovah' instead they replaced the name with 'LORD'. It would be expected that he would call Jesus 'My LORD God'.

CherubRam
February 24th, 2016, 09:11 AM
Thomas was the same as other Jews. They would not speak or write the name 'Jehovah' instead they replaced the name with 'LORD'. It would be expected that he would call Jesus 'My LORD God'.
Yahwah's name was in the original New Testament scriptures

After killing Hebrew Christians, the Jews would take the New testament scripture written in Hebrew, and carefully cut the name of God out. Then they would place the divine name in a safe place to keep. Following that, they then would burn the remainder of the scrolls in a fire. Rabbi Yose who lived during the second century AD states that, "One cuts out the reference to the Divine Name which are in them [the New Testament writings] and stores them away, and the rest burns." One of his characteristic sayings is, "He who proclaimed the coming of the Messiah,[John] and he who hated scholars [Yahshua] and his disciples; and that false prophet and those slanderers, will have no part in the future world." According to Wilhelm Bacher this was directed against the Hebrew Christians. And so it is an established fact then, that the disciples of Christ did in fact write the Holy Name of God into the original New Testament.

CherubRam
February 24th, 2016, 09:12 AM
I see that I get no thanks for the info I provide.

Flaminggg
February 24th, 2016, 09:59 AM
Yahwah's name was in the original New Testament scriptures

After killing Hebrew Christians, the Jews would take the New testament scripture written in Hebrew, and carefully cut the name of God out. .................. "One cuts out the reference to the Divine Name which are in them [the New Testament writings] and stores them away, and the rest burns."

Technically, Jesus did cause a controversy by denouncing God at the Cross. (Judges 12:5-6, Luke 1:5-7, Matthew 27:46-47, Mark 15:34-35) (42 Days of Tribulation revealing the Temple Stones of Joseph in Revelation). Jesus did not say Elias, but the people claimed that he said Elias. In other words, the Writing from Daniel (Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin (Nehemiah 12:35 - 36, but remember God told Zachariah to be Silent cutting off heaven, beginning the New Testament, Luke 1:20 ), casted out the evil spirit of Joseph/Babylon. Now God claims that is calling forth the evil spirit of Joseph/Babylon and removing God to some degree (E. E. Lama Sabathani). Jesus reveals that he is the wife of Joseph, because God begins acting through Joseph the Blessing.

1. YHWH = not found in the bible, claimed replaced with "Lord" (Yeshuashueiss or "Yesternight" (Gen. 19:34, appearing to blot out the lords name/Darkening of Heaven)
2. INRI = not found inthe bible, claimed written on the Cross (Incest or Ishbosheth (2 Samuel 2:10, taking the place of David for 42 Days/Temple Stones tied to Star Wormwood)

Jesus told the Hebrews not to put away your Wives, to add a little bit of leaven to the Gospel's Message. So they removed the Lord's Name and replaced it with "Lord", so the New Testament Books would contribute to the context of the Gospel, uniting the Old and New Testaments.

REVELATION 11:8 And their dead bodies [shall lie] in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

1. God gave "Joseph" a Legal right to Reign in Egypt for 430 Years, ending with the Events of the Exodus. (Exodus 12:40-42)
2. God killed "Genetic Dan" as the satisfaction of appointing the "Rod of Joseph/Antichrist" to complete the events of the Exodus. (Deu. 23:17-18)

Joshua 24:32 says "Shechen and Egypt" instead of "Sodom and Egypt" of Rev. 11:8 (To Deliver to Joseph and to kill "Genetic Dan". God intends to deliver to Joseph once again in Revelation, so the pattern is being repeated on a global scale, its not just limited to a single geographic area. Joseph was accounted with the Hebrews in Exodus, however, in Revelation, Joseph is accounted with the Tribes, so the scope of the judgment is 100%. (Antipas=Suicide by Antichrist=Antiparticle=Events tied to Star Wormwood ... ... ... ... as the relationship of Joseph increases, becoming less isolated to the Antichrist, Genetic Dan will simply kill in mass, what you are observing with the Antichrist, you should not take any pride in at all, God will take away "Suicide by Antichrist" soon, removing your ability to maim or kill like their kind does routinely now).

CherubRam
February 24th, 2016, 10:04 AM
Thanks for bumping my thread. However, your post is unintelligible.

jamie
February 24th, 2016, 10:44 AM
Binding and loosing are given to the church...


Not true, to whom was Jesus speaking?


He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15 NKJV)

Jesus was speaking to those there with him.


And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. (Matthew 16:19 NKJV)

john w
February 24th, 2016, 11:17 AM
Again-clearing the fog, on this "binding and loosing.....keys to Peter...," Catholic clowns, in clown outfits, were given the power to forgive sins-hit the "confessional!!!," jazz..........

Isaiah 1:26 KJV dispensationlly-the authority of the 12 under the prophetic kingdom program-explaining "early Acts"


"And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city." Isaiah 1:26 KJV

A King, ruling a kingdom, on earth=land. And just when did the preceding happen? It hasn't. Thus, by rightly dividing the word of truth(everyone divides), the following scriptures make sense in a millennial, 1000 year framework, i.e., and just who are those princes ruling in judgment, these that will be in "The city of righteousness"? :

On earth-the 12:

"And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel." Mt. 19:28 KJV

"And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel." Luke 22:29-30 KJV

And this explains the following scripture, when viewed in context of the 1000 year millennial kingdom,and the preceding verses with respect to "judgment"/serving as judges(all the apostles), where the Jews will be "the head, not the tail", and have privileged status. The following scripture has been used by the RCC to justify priests "forgiving sins"- apostolic succession, Peter is "the vicar of Christ", the "pope"=the head of 'the' church on earth, as Peter's alleged successor......


And this has resulted in "protestants" doing little more than ignoring these verses, these clear statements, preferring to "water them down" with nonsensical reservations and/or apologies. And thus, those who refuse to view the Holy Bible dispensationally perform mental gymnastics in explaining this verse away,by "spiritualizing" them, or dismissing them("Well, it does not really mean......."

"And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Mt. 16:19 KJV

"Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Matthew 18:18 KJV

"Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained." John 20:21-23 KJV

No, the answer is dispensational(this is a biblical word, and a good one at that) and concerns the position which the 12 and other apostles will have in the promised, literal, earthly millennial kingdom according to prophecy-AUTHORITY:

"And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel." Luke 22:29-30 KJV

The 12 were to be the official rulers of Israel on earth in the Lord Jesus Christ's kingdom. An official must have authority! Mt. 21:43 KJV stresses that the kingdom was to be taken away from them then ruling Israel-the apostate, unbelieving Jewish leadership:

"Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof." Mt. 21:43 KJV

And to what "nation" was this earthly kingdom to be given?:

"Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." Luke 12:32 KJV (not he body of Christ, which is never referred to a "nation").

We learn from:

"And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel." Mt. 19:28 KJV


...that authority in the kingdom was to centralized in the 12. And we learn from Matthew 16:19 KJV that the Lord Jesus Christ chooses Peter as the chief of the 12, and personalizes this authority in him:

"And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Matthew 16:19 KJV

And hence, this explains the early Acts occurrence of Peter :


"And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)..." Acts 1:15 KJV

"Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?" Acts 2:37 KJV

Thus Peter personally, and "the little flock" represented by the 12, were given divine authority. Mt. 18:18-20 KJV is not a "prayer promise", but identifies what would constitute a quorum for official action. And this authority extended to the remission of sins per John 20:21-23 KJV. And how could this authority be put into the hands of "fallible", sinful men?:


"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." John 14:26 KJV

"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come." Jn. 16:13 KJV

"But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak." Mt. 10:19 KJV



"But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost." Mk. 13:11 KJV



"And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost." John 20:22 KJV

Remember, per Acts 1:3 KJV, the Lord Jesus Christ taught his followers for 40 days his specific instructions="Boot Camp" for 40 days

Again:

"To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:... Acts 1:3 KJV

Realized at Pentecost:

"And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence." Acts 1:4-5 KJV

"And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." Acts 2:4 KJV

"This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear." Acts 2:32-33 KJV

"And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness." Acts 4:31 KJV

(vs. Paul's instruction in this dispensation: "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;..." Ephesians 5:18 KJV)


And Ezekiel 36:27 declares regarding this:

"For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God." Ezekiel 36:24-28

Thus, they were fully equipped for such an authoritative position, being endued with "power from on high", and thus "100%/no error" capable of executing the authority the Lord Jesus Christ placed in their hands, including JUDGMENT. And this explains the official action Peter took in the "absence of the King" in Acts 4/5.

Another infallible action-choosing the successor to Judas per Acts 1-Matthias. And this explains the urgency of choosing, by divine "lot", Matthias to replace Judas-12 apostles for 12 thrones set up in the millennial kingdom.

Remember this verse, which many just seem to "punt":


"Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:..." Romans 14:8 KJV

That is, the Messiah, the Christ came to confirm the promises made to the Jews-not the body of Christ(which was not in existence at that time). The 12 were given the honor of being the vessels by which Israel would get back on track, to fulfill their calling as a "nation of priests"(Ex. 19:5-6 KJV; 1 Peter 2:5-9 KJV; Rev. 1:6 KJV, Rev. 5:10 KJV-the body of Christ is never referred to as a "priesthood", despite the RCC claims to the contrary; the only "priesthood" ever recognized by the LORD God on earth pertained/will pertain to the nation of Israel), ministering to them so as to show them how to make known the Messiah to the world-this particular mission had no reference/application to any so designated "Christian" "the" Church.

And thus, this is the "back drop" to what was happening in the "early Acts" period, as the apostles were given the privileged task, the "Great Commission",in the absence of their Messiah, to persuade, convict, convince Israel first, and then all nations(gentiles). They were not only given the spiritual gifts, the "power from on high" of the Holy Spirit to accomplish this task, they were given the authority to "forgive"/"judge" "sins"/"offenses" in the absence of the Lord, and this authority was given and promised to them by this same Lord. And this authority as "judges" would continue right on into the promised,prophetic program's millennial kingdom. The apostles, as the "little flock"(Luke 12:32 KJV), had the kingdom given to them; and just as the Lord Jesus Christ forgave sins, as he had been given by the Father the power to execute judgment(John 5:22 KJV-judgment is delegated),they were given this authority as well. .

This prophetic program has been put on hold temporarily, with the raising up of the apostle Paul(who was not, nor ever will be, one of the12), and the introduction of the mystery program (a discussion of this here, in one thread, is not appropriate), and thus the spiritual gifts, including word of knowledge, raising the dead, tongues, prophecy........(all of which they also did) have ceased, and the "judging/remitting" of sins. However, when the prophetic program resumes, with its corresponding privileged status of Israel, and the Lord Jesus Christ returns to set up his 1000 year millennial reign on earth, from His throne, His "throne of glory", the apostles, the "little flock", will be in that kingdom, on earth, in their resurrected bodies, fulfilling their honored/privileged role as kingdom officials, with full designated power and authority for judgment.



And this explains why the command to "sell everything" in early Acts, if understood in the context of the prophetic program. The impending "Great Tribulation" grew near, and the advent of "...the days of heaven upon the earth..."(Deut. 11:21 KJV). Had the Jews accepted the apostles's testimony of the coming millennial kingdom, the Lord Jesus Christ would have returned after the Great Tribulation, established His millennial reign, and established universally the "socialism/communism" as depicted in early Acts. The 12 and "the little flock" of the Messiah's followers did begin to carry out their "Great Commission"-they did "the things" which their Master told them to do(Luke 6:46 KJV). They did sell all their belongings and distribute to the needy(Acts 2:44- 45 KJV; Acts 4:34-35 KJV). They did go forth without material provision/possessions, so that Peter could say, infallibly, "...Silver and gold have I none..."(Acts 3:6 KJV)-they sold it all. They spent hours in the temple and ceremonially observed law.(Acts 2:46 KJV, Acts 3:1 KJV, Acts 5:42 KJV, Acts 21:20 KJV). They required water baptism for the remission of sins, and miraculous signs, per Mark 16:17, did follow those that did believe(Acts 2:4 KJV, Acts 3:6-11 KJV, Acts 5:12-16 KJV; Hebrews 2:3-4 KJV...........). By reading Acts carefully, you can observe how carefully and meticulously they obeyed every command of their "Great Commission"-they fulfilled Luke 6:46 KJV. And this included selling all-it was not an "option", or a "suggestion", nor was it based on their "intent." Ananias and Sapphira sold a possession, , and yet "kept back" a "part" of the land they sold. Their "intent" was judged with death.


Rightly divide the word of truth, or you will end up being a "Catholic," "Church of Christ-er," "7th Day Advent-ist,"................................=lost.

iamaberean
February 24th, 2016, 11:19 AM
Yahwah's name was in the original New Testament scriptures

After killing Hebrew Christians, the Jews would take the New testament scripture written in Hebrew, and carefully cut the name of God out. Then they would place the divine name in a safe place to keep. Following that, they then would burn the remainder of the scrolls in a fire. Rabbi Yose who lived during the second century AD states that, "One cuts out the reference to the Divine Name which are in them [the New Testament writings] and stores them away, and the rest burns." One of his characteristic sayings is, "He who proclaimed the coming of the Messiah,[John] and he who hated scholars [Yahshua] and his disciples; and that false prophet and those slanderers, will have no part in the future world." According to Wilhelm Bacher this was directed against the Hebrew Christians. And so it is an established fact then, that the disciples of Christ did in fact write the Holy Name of God into the original New Testament.

OK, so Thomas knew what he was saying when he said "My Jehovah and my God".

CherubRam
February 24th, 2016, 06:37 PM
John 20:28 can also be translated as: "My lord and my god."