Announcement

Collapse

Theology Club Rules

For years many TOL members have asked for a special set of forums where theology could be discussed without the distraction of troublemakers and other distractions. To post in the Theology Club forums you must apply for membership (yes even TOL subscribers must apply). Almost all memberships will be approved however your membership will be revoked if you engage in anti-Christian rhetoric, repeated cases of red-herrings, quibbling over terms (equivocation), strawmen, false allegations, and other devices contrary to honest debate. In short the Theology Club is a place for honest and friendly discussion regarding theological topics.
See more
See less

Grace Revealed - From Grace Ambassadors Ministry Update -

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #46
    GRACE AMBASSADORS MINISTRY UPDATE
    by Justin Johnson

    August 29th, 2015
    Changing Your Mind

    Repentance is a change of mind.

    It often follows feelings of guilt or regret over being or doing wrong. Changing your mind when you are wrong is good.

    The book of Romans is intended to change your mind. It begins by explaining how our minds became reprobate (Rom 1:28), and ends with a renewed mind (Rom 12:2), fully persuaded (Rom 14:5), that is like-minded in giving glory to God (Rom 15:5-6).

    Repentance, being a change of mind, does not include any sort of work from you. It is a result of hearing the word of God, and letting it work in you. When a soul hears the word of God, it repents.

    Romans 1-3 changes your mind about sin, and the need for salvation.

    Romans 3-5 changes your mind about salvation, and God's righteousness in Christ.

    Romans 5-8 changes your mind about who you are in Christ, and how to walk therein.

    There is not a single thing you do anywhere in Romans 1-8 that does not concern changing your mind. By the end of eight chapters you are saved, sure, sealed, and ready to serve and there has not been one meritorious work on your part for any of it.

    Paul preached repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21). Repentance is not a work; it is not turning from your sins, confession, self-sacrifice, or living a good life. It is a change of mind.

    You find Paul preaching this change of mind in all his epistles, but clearly in Romans 1-8.

    For His glory,

    Justin "Repent!" Johnson
    Promise in Christ or in a Covenant?

    How very different trusting the finished payment of Christ is from trusting a future promise. Christ and a covenant are different. Christ is a person who made a payment. A covenant is a promise that has not yet been provided. If the promise has been delivered, rip up the mortgage!

    I, me, patrick jane didn't write this -

    Comment


    • #47
      i'm just totally bored with the board tonight -
      Last edited by patrick jane; September 5th, 2015, 11:46 AM.

      Comment


      • #48
        GRACE AMBASSADORS MINISTRY UPDATE

        September 5th, 2015
        Ask Right Questions


        "There is no such thing as a stupid question."

        The person who truly believes this either has a high view of humanity, has never worked with children, or has a stupid question to ask.

        Having asked, answered, and received many questions, I can tell you stupid questions exist. I've heard them. I've asked some.

        The sentiment that everyone should ask questions is right on. Just last month this update encouraged asking questions, and allotting time for questions to be asked at church meetings.

        But not every question is the right one. Not every question is equal. Not every question matters. Not every question has an answer, or is worth our time to answer.

        How do we know what the right questions are? Now, that is a good question.

        Sometimes people spout the oversimplification, "The Bible has all the answers."

        Well, that's not true either. Thinking the Bible can answer every question would require God to answer a lot of stupid questions.

        The Bible has the answers to the right questions - the most important questions.

        This means if you want to know the right questions to ask, read the answers the Bible provides.

        God provided what we need to know from him (not always what we want to know). The answers he provides to make the man of God perfect are answers to the most important questions.

        If all of your questions about God and the Bible do not have clear answers in the Bible, perhaps you have been asking the wrong questions.

        If you have questions, ask them. Questions help you learn. Sometimes what you learn is that you asked the wrong question. Try again.

        If you want right answers, ask right questions.

        For His glory,

        Justin "are we there yet?" Johnson
        Spiritual Discipline

        Discipline is forming a habit to live by what you know. When you make the choice to operate based on what you know then you will succeed in this life. When what you know is Christ in you then, you will succeed in this life and the next.

        Comment


        • #49
          Good post...

          You can often tell the intelligence of a person as much by the questions he or she does not ask, as by the ones he or she does.

          And a great question might be "what might be a better question to ask?"

          In the end, questions are... the answer.

          Comment


          • #50


            Five Words Better Than Tongue Speaking

            Paul says to Corinthian believers that he would rather "speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue."

            1 Corinthians 14:19 KJV -

            while there is no place or purpose for the supernatural power of tongues any longer in this dispensation, there remains those who confuse the rest of us with their speaking in tongues. here is a list of five word phrases that Paul spoke that are more beneficial than tongue talk -

            1. Just shall live by faith - Romans 1:17 KJV -
            2. None righteous, no not one - Romans 3:10 KJV -
            3. For there is no difference - Romans 3:22 KJV -
            4. Justified freely by his grace - Romans 3:24 KJV -
            5. Through faith in His blood - Romans 3:25 KJV -
            6. At this time His righteousness - Romans 3:26 KJV -
            7. Man is justified by faith - Romans 3:28 KJV -
            8. Was delivered for our offences - Romans 4:25 KJV -
            9. Raised again for our justification - Romans 4:25 KJV -
            10. Therefore being justified by faith - Romans 5:1 KJV -
            11. While we were yet sinners - Romans 5:8 KJV -
            12. By one man sin entered - Romans 5:12 KJV -
            13. Sin shall not have dominion - Romans 6:14 KJV -
            14. Wages of sin is death - Romans 6:23 KJV -
            15. The apostle of the Gentiles - Romans 11:13 KJV -
            16. I magnify mine office Romans 11:13 KJV - (4 words ) *
            17. Secret since the world began - Romans 16:25 KJV -
            18. By grace ye are saved - Ephesians 2:8 KJV -
            19.Christ died for our sins 1 Corinthians 15:3 KJV -
            20. And that He was buried - 1 Corinthians 15:4 KJV -
            21. And that He rose again - 1 Corinthians 15:4 KJV -
            22. The third day according to the scriptures - 1 Corinthians 15:4 KJV (6 words) *


            we could go on all day with 5 word phrases (some 4, some 6) LOL

            all praise and glory to God -
            Last edited by patrick jane; September 14th, 2015, 04:26 PM.

            Comment


            • #51


              Five Words Better Than Tongue Speaking

              Paul says to Corinthian believers that he would rather "speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue."

              1 Corinthians 14:19 KJV -

              while there is no place or purpose for the supernatural power of tongues any longer in this dispensation, there remains those who confuse the rest of us with their speaking in tongues. here is a list of five word phrases that Paul spoke that are more beneficial than tongue talk -

              1. Just shall live by faith - Romans 1:17 KJV -
              2. None righteous, no not one - Romans 3:10 KJV -
              3. For there is no difference - Romans 3:22 KJV -
              4. Justified freely by his grace - Romans 3:24 KJV -
              5. Through faith in His blood - Romans 3:25 KJV -
              6. At this time His righteousness - Romans 3:26 KJV -
              7. Man is justified by faith - Romans 3:28 KJV -
              8. Was delivered for our offences - Romans 4:25 KJV -
              9. Raised again for our justification - Romans 4:25 KJV -
              10. Therefore being justified by faith - Romans 5:1 KJV -
              11. While we were yet sinners - Romans 5:8 KJV -
              12. By one man sin entered - Romans 5:12 KJV -
              13. Sin shall not have dominion - Romans 6:14 KJV -
              14. Wages of sin is death - Romans 6:23 KJV -
              15. The apostle of the Gentiles - Romans 11:13 KJV -
              16. I magnify mine office Romans 11:13 KJV - (4 words ) *
              17. Secret since the world began - Romans 16:25 KJV -
              18. By grace ye are saved - Ephesians 2:8 KJV -
              19.Christ died for our sins 1 Corinthians 15:3 KJV -
              20. And that He was buried - 1 Corinthians 15:4 KJV -
              21. And that He rose again - 1 Corinthians 15:4 KJV -
              22. The third day according to the scriptures - 1 Corinthians 15:4 KJV (6 words) *

              there it is - 110 words we can understand and read -
              Last edited by patrick jane; September 14th, 2015, 06:44 PM.

              Comment


              • #52
                Originally posted by patrick jane View Post
                It's obvious that Paul preached a different gospel.
                He preached the Gospel of Grace...

                Which IS the Gospel of Jesus Christ...

                Which IS the Gospel of Christ Crucified...

                Which IS the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven...

                These Paul preached...

                So did every other Apostle...

                Arsenios


                PS -

                A Kingdom is a Nation where the King is obeyed...

                The Kingdom of Heaven is the Christian Nation...

                In it we are living in Christ in Spirit and Truth...

                Even as our feet walk this fallen earth...

                PPS

                Paul forbade any preaching of a different Gospel...
                Arsenios

                Comment


                • #53
                  Originally posted by Arsenios View Post

                  So did every other Apostle...

                  Arsenios


                  PS -



                  Paul forbade any preaching of a different Gospel...
                  eventually every other apostle likely did. can you really say EVERY ? are you saying EVERY other apostle preached the same things as Paul simultaneously ?

                  and yes, i know what Paul said about preaching another gospel other than his -

                  Galatians 1:8 KJV and Galatians 1:9 KJV - Galatians 2:11-12 KJV and 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24 KJV -


                  2 Corinthians 11:4 KJV -

                  Comment


                  • #54
                    update from grace ambassadors justin johnson weekly email to me

                    GRACE AMBASSADORS MINISTRY UPDATE

                    September 12th, 2015
                    Read the Bible, Not the Blogs

                    When a third of the world dies, you won't need a blog to tell you.

                    When a third part of the trees are burned up, you won't need a blog to tell you (Rev 9:18).

                    When lightning shines from the east to the west, you won't need a blog to tell you (Matt 24:27).

                    When all of these prophecies are fulfilled, you won't be here if you are part of the church.

                    There is no reason to look for signs in the headlines. God has revealed the signs of his prophetic return in inspired scripture.

                    Neither the Wall Street Journal nor Youtube.com are inspired scripture.

                    When the Lord returns to Israel, people will know because all will see him, not because they read it first on a blog.

                    When the Lord returns for his church, none will see him, and only the saints will hear him. God will not sound his trump through Youtube.

                    News headlines and blog feeds do not tell you what God is doing.

                    Want to know what God is doing today? Read the Bible rightly divided instead of the internet blogs.

                    For His glory,

                    Justin "unsubscribe" Johnson


                    Is September the End of the World

                    Many are predicting the end of the world to begin in September. These folks are confused about the relationship between prophecy and mystery. The church is a heavenly body that was never given prophetic times and signs.

                    Comment


                    • #55
                      Grace Ambassadors via
                      Sep 19 (2 days ago)

                      to me PJ from:
                      GRACE AMBASSADORS MINISTRY UPDATE

                      September 19th, 2015
                      The Good Samaritan Gospel


                      "Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD. " - Leviticus 18:5

                      This perfectly describes the Lord's earthly ministry to Israel. He was the LORD, and he taught the law for life.

                      When a lawyer asked Jesus how to inherit eternal life, Jesus taught him the law of love toward God (Deut 6:5) and neighbor (Lev 19:18).

                      "And [Jesus] said unto him ... this do, and thou shalt live." - Luke 10:28

                      Jesus continued to give an example of loving your neighbor in an account of a beaten man ignored by a priest and a Levite, but helped by a Samaritan.

                      This account of the good Samaritan is one of the most popular passages in scripture. It was spoken while Christ was teaching eternal life through keeping the law.

                      That the good Samaritan is known more than Paul's conversion tells us that Christianity is oriented towards law keeping and not grace preaching.

                      The good Samaritan gospel is not the gospel of grace. Eternal life cannot come from keeping the law, it is a gift of God given by grace to sinners without the good deeds of the law (Rom 4:25; 6:23). This was yet a mystery in Luke 10 when Christ ministered to Israel.

                      The good Samaritan was an example of keeping the law to the circumcised audience in Israel (Rom 15:8).

                      Paul is the pattern set by Christ of a sinner saved by God's grace alone. Christ gave the dispensation of grace, and the mystery of this gospel first to Paul (Eph 3:1-2).

                      How do we get eternal life? Trust what Christ did on the cross for your salvation by grace, not what Christ taught Israel under the law.

                      For His glory,

                      Justin "not a Samaritan" Johnson
                      A Better Hope than Healing

                      While there are claims of healing miracles the truth remains that the majority of people that need a healing fail to get one. Is this God's only hope? Is this his best hope? Of course not. Learn the better hope than healing that God has revealed through our apostle.

                      Comment


                      • #56
                        "How do we get eternal life? Trust what Christ did on the cross for your salvation by grace, not what Christ taught Israel under the law."

                        Nice!

                        Comment


                        • #57
                          GRACE AMBASSADORS MINISTRY UPDATE

                          September 26th, 2015


                          People Who Cannot Read

                          Not everyone can read. Others cannot read well. For those who don't read they might as well not know how.

                          Paul exhorts us to study to show ourselves approved unto God, but for some, study seems impossible. They failed grade school, and never went to college. How can they possibly understand the Bible.

                          A Ph.D is not required for Bible comprehension.

                          Bible Christianity has always been a driving force for greater literacy and comprehension.

                          If they cannot read, use the Bible to teach them. Learning to read Romans 4:5 is much more important than seeing Spot run.

                          If they cannot comprehend or study, the church should be teaching these basic principles. Church should be a place that emphasizes Bible study, learning, literacy, and study.

                          Until they learn, provide the Bible on mp3 or on tape so they can recognize scripture. Encourage them to listen to Bible believing grace preachers.

                          We need preachers and teachers who are well read, and can rightly divide the word of truth, because some people depend on them, until they learn to read the Bible.

                          Illiteracy is exactly the reason why we should be sensitive to teachers who get doctrine wrong. A minor mistake left uncorrected can lead an illiterate mass astray.

                          For His glory,

                          Justin "sound it out" Johnson

                          Pope Jorge Comes to America

                          The nation was in a tizzy this week over a man speaking to Congress who thinks he can turn crackers into human flesh. The one thing that was missing from this religious man's speech was the one thing this country needs: the Lord Jesus Christ.

                          Comment


                          • #58
                            Originally posted by patrick jane View Post
                            GRACE AMBASSADORS MINISTRY UPDATE

                            September 26th, 2015


                            People Who Cannot Read

                            Not everyone can read. Others cannot read well. For those who don't read they might as well not know how.

                            Paul exhorts us to study to show ourselves approved unto God, but for some, study seems impossible. They failed grade school, and never went to college. How can they possibly understand the Bible.

                            A Ph.D is not required for Bible comprehension.

                            Bible Christianity has always been a driving force for greater literacy and comprehension.

                            If they cannot read, use the Bible to teach them. Learning to read Romans 4:5 is much more important than seeing Spot run.

                            If they cannot comprehend or study, the church should be teaching these basic principles. Church should be a place that emphasizes Bible study, learning, literacy, and study.

                            Until they learn, provide the Bible on mp3 or on tape so they can recognize scripture. Encourage them to listen to Bible believing grace preachers.

                            We need preachers and teachers who are well read, and can rightly divide the word of truth, because some people depend on them, until they learn to read the Bible.

                            Illiteracy is exactly the reason why we should be sensitive to teachers who get doctrine wrong. A minor mistake left uncorrected can lead an illiterate mass astray.

                            For His glory,

                            Justin "sound it out" Johnson

                            Pope Jorge Comes to America

                            The nation was in a tizzy this week over a man speaking to Congress who thinks he can turn crackers into human flesh. The one thing that was missing from this religious man's speech was the one thing this country needs: the Lord Jesus Christ.

                            bump - cuz it's that good !!

                            Comment


                            • #59
                              i find it amazing that this thread is avoided - BECAUSE ALL THE OTHER THREADS ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD -

                              Comment


                              • #60
                                Originally posted by patrick jane View Post
                                i find it amazing that this thread is avoided - BECAUSE ALL THE OTHER THREADS ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD -
                                Try a little bit a Jerry Springer mud slingin - that seems to bring em runnnin

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X