8.1.2c iii “How is it that you do not understand?”; Mark 1:4 “Baptism of Repentance”? The Genitive of RELATION AND OBJECT.

5. The Genitive of

RELATION AND OBJECT.

Adapted from

FIGURES OF SPEECH. 

USED IN THE BIBLE. 
EXPLAINED AND ILLUSTRATED.
By E. W. Bullinger, D.D.

The Genitive Case of

RELATION AND OBJECT.

is perhaps the most interesting of all the usages.

It offers a great variety in the

in the manner of

expressing the peculiar relation intended;

and

this relation of

‘the peculiar relation intended’

can be gathered
only from the context,

and from

the general analogy of Scripture Truth.

It must be borne in mind

that it is often impossible to define

and determine the exact sense,

in which the genitive case is used.

And very frequently the genitive case

may be used in more senses than one.

For example,

The Gospel of Christ

may either refer to origin the Gospel

which has Christ for its author, or relation ,

which has Christ for its subject.

Both in Hebrew and Greek

great attention must be paid

to the presence or absence of the article,

in judging of the sense.

Each example must be interpreted by the context.

Gen. 2:9 . The tree of life:

i.e. , which preserved life.

Gen. 3:24 . The way of the tree:

i.e. , the way pertaining (or leading) to the tree of life.

Gen. 50.4. The days of his mourning:

i.e. , of mourning (lit., weeping)

with respect to him or for him.

Judges 13:12 . What shall be the manner (or ordering)

of the child, and of his work: 

i.e. , what shall be the ordering of the child,

and what shall we do with reference to him.

2 Sam. 7:19;. And is this the manner of man,

O Lord GOD?

The Heb. is: And this is a law of humanity ( ):

i.e. , the law for, or relating to,

or extending to all mankind.

Thus is indicated the fact that

the blessing given in grace to David was to
embrace the whole world in its scope.

Ps. 4:1 ( 2 ). O God of my Righteousness.

This may be, by Antimereia, my righteous God.

But it is this, and more:

because it is the God Who Justifies

and Who Defends my Righteous Cause.

All, in fact, that has relation to my righteousness is included.

Ps. 44:22 ( 23 ). As sheep of slaughter:

i.e. , destined for slaughter.

Ps. 102:20 ( 21 ). The children of death:

i.e. , persons destined to die.

Ps. 149:6 . The exaltations of God are in their throat:

i.e. , their praises, exalting God.

Prov. 1:7 . The fear of the LORD:

i.e., the fear which is felt with reference to the
Lord, as is so beautifully expressed in Ps. 5:7 ( 8 ).


Prov. 30:24 . Little of the earth:

i.e.,  the least in the earth: or, earth’s little ones.


Isa. 3:14 . The spoil of the poor:

i.e. , which they have taken from the poor.

Observe that poor is singular: the poor one.


Isa. 34:5 . The people of my curse:

i.e. , the people devoted to destruction.


Isa. 55:3 . The Sure Mercies of David:

i.e. , pertaining to David, which Jehovah
promised to him in 2 Sam. 7. Compare Acts 13:34 .


Jer. 50:28 . The Vengeance of His Temple:

i.e. , the Vengeance of God connected with His Temple,

Avenging its destruction on those who had destroyed it.


Ezek. 20:7 . The abominations of his eyes:

i.e. , pleasing in his eyes.


Joel 3 ( 4 ): 19 . On account of the violence

of the sons of Judah:

i.e. , the violence against them, as in A.V.

This is described in Hab. 2:8 .


Zech. 9:1 The eyes of man.

One sense of the Heb. may be For Jehovah hath an eye
of man: i.e. , with respect to man.

So that it may be rendered,

For the LORD hath respect to men,

and to all the tribes of Israel,

and thus we have a Periphrasis ( q.v. )

for the Divine Providence and Care.


Matt. 3:8 . Fruit meet of repentance:

i.e. , fruit worthy with respect to repentance.

Matt. 4:23 ; 24:14 . The Gospel of the Kingdom:

i.e. , the Good News connected with,

or relating to the coming Kingdom.

The Bible Defines

‘The Gospel’,

as

‘The Death, Burial and

Resurrection of Jesus Christ’,

in 1 Corinthians 15: 1-4;

 …

Moreover, brethren,

I declare to you

The Gospel

which I preached to you,

which also ye have received,

and wherein ye stand;

“2 By which also you are Saved,

if you keep in memory

what I preached to you,

unless you have believed in vain.

“3 Because I delivered to you

first of all

that which I also received,

that

Christ Died for our sins

According to the Scriptures;

“4 And that He was Buried,

and that He Rose again

The Third Day

According to the Scriptures;”

The Gospel means good news,

in 1 Corinthians 15: 1 & 4;

 …

The Gospel…

:4 …”Christ Died for our sins

According to the Scriptures;

“4 And that He was Buried,

and that He Rose again

The Third Day

According to the Scriptures;”

and this good news may be concerning Christ,

or the Kingdom,

or the Grace of God, or the Glory.

And, if words are used to reveal God’s Mind and Thoughts,

we must not confuse or join together things

which he has separated.

The Gospel (or good news) of the Kingdom

was preached when the King Appeared; 

The Gospel…

:4 …”Christ Died for our sins

According to the Scriptures;

“4 And that He was Buried,

and that He Rose again

The Third Day

According to the Scriptures;”

and after His rejection, that Good News

is necessarily preached to sinners,

both of Jews and Gentiles,

until

The Time of the King’s Second Appearing Will Come,

The Gospel…

:4 …”Christ Died for our sins

According to the Scriptures;

“4 And that He was Buried,

and that He Rose again

The Third Day

According to the Scriptures;”

( Br. Bullinger has some talk here about

‘The Gospel’ and Matthew 24:14

that needs to be returned to its context,

14 And this Gospel of the Kingdom

i.e., The Good News of The Promised Messiah

which would come to be known as; 

“Christ Died for our sins

According to the Scriptures;

“4 And that He was Buried,

and that He Rose again

The Third Day”

Matthew 24:14b;

shall be preached in all the World

for a witness unto all Nations;

and then Will the end come.”

This ‘end’ being of Jerusalem and The Temple,

which He was

Answering the Apostles question,

regarding,

His Statement to them

about

The Destruction of Jerusalem

and The Temple,

here in Mattew 24:1,2 & 3a; 

“1 And Jesus went out,

and departed from the temple: 

and his disciples came to him

for to shew him the buildings of the temple.

“2 And Jesus said unto them,

See ye, not all these things?

verily I say unto you,

There shall not be left here  

one stone upon another,

 that shall not be thrown down.

And as He sat upon the mount of Olives,

 the disciples came unto Him privately,

saying,

Tell us, when shall these things be?

and what shall be the sign of thy coming,”

( IN JUDGMENT

UPON JERUSALEM AND THE TEMPLE

PROPHECIED BY DANIEL,

as The Abomination of Desolation), 

i.e., Jesus

Does Not begin to answer the Apostles question

about,

‘what shall be the sign of …

The End of The World’,

in Matthew 24:3b

until Matthew 24:35-37;

 when Jesus Answers the Apostles

with regard to,

‘when will The End of The World be’

and Jesus Answers them,

Saying;

“35 Heaven and Earth shall pass away,

but my words shall not pass away.

Be Ready at Any Hour

“36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man,

 no, not the angels of heaven,

but my Father only.

“37 But as the days of Noe were,

so shall also

the Coming of the Son of man be.

“Please see:

AWARE of The GODHEAD 9.0.3.1b

I Can Tell You Exactly

When The END of The WORLD

Will Be: “as the days of Noah were”.


Matt. 6:26 . Fowls of the air:

i.e. , which fly in the heaven or sky.


Matt. 6:28 . Lilies of the field:

i.e. , which grow in the field.

Matt. 10:1 . Power of unclean spirits:

i.e. , with reference to or over them.


Matt. 14:1 . The fame of Jesus:

i.e. , in connection with, or concerning Jesus.

Mark 1:4 . Baptism of repentance:

i.e. , Baptism which had reference to repentance,

or Baptism stood in connection with repentance.

Mark 11:22 . Have faith of God:

i.e. , with respect to God, toward Him,

such faith as his faithfulness demands and warrants.

Compare Col. 2:12 .

Luke 21:4 . The gifts of God:

i.e. , pertaining to God, and which He accepts.

This is quite different from Eph. 2:8 ,

which is the genitive of origin .

John 2:17 . The zeal of thy house:

i.e. , with respect to it, for or concerning it.

John 5:29 . Resurrection of life:

i.e. , with a view to life.

Resurrection of damnation:

i.e. , for the purpose of judgment.

John 7:35 . The dispersion of the Gentiles:

i.e. , among. The dispersed people (of the Jews)

among the Greeks (Gentiles).

John 17:2 . Power of all flesh:

i.e. ( exousia ), power:

Matt. 10:1 . Mark 6:7 . 1 Cor. 9:12 .

Acts 4:9 . A good work of an impotent man:

i.e. , as in the A.V. , the good deed done to him.

Acts 23:6 and all other passages

where we have the expression

resurrection of (the) dead,

it means the resurrection of dead bodies:

i.e. , the resurrection

connected with dead bodies as such.

Acts 24:15 , 21 . Rom. 1:4 . 1 Cor. 15:13 . Heb. 6:2 .

1 Pet. 1:3 . But when the resurrection of Christ,

or that of ( ek ), out of or from among , is always used.

See Acts 4:2 . 1 Cor. 15:8 , etc.

With regard to Phil. 3:11 : The resurrection of the dead,

there is more than one thing to remark.

First, note that the word resurrection here

is not the ordinary word.

It ( exanastasis ), out-resurrection.

Secondly , that the reading (teen ek ),

which is from or out of , must be inserted in the Text,

according to the R.V. and all the Critical Greek Texts.

So that the words read:

If by any means I may arrive at the out-resurrection,

that which is from among the dead.

We must note, further,

that Paul’s standpoint here is that of a Jew.

He has been showing all through the chapter

what was his standing in the flesh,

and what his gains were as a Jew.

He is willing, he says,

to give up all that he once counted gain as a Jew,

that he might attain to this blessed

and new revelation of a resurrection from among the dead,

which was a secret not before revealed

brought to light by Christ and His Gospel

(see 1 Cor. 15:51 ).

It is not that he,
as a Christian, having this hope,

desired to attain to something higher,

which other Christians (or all of them)

would not enjoy;

but that he, as a Jew,

counted his gains but loss,

that he might enjoy this blessed hope

of the out-resurrection at Christ’s appearing.

Rom. 3:22 . By Faith of Jesus Christ:

i.e. , faith which has respect to,

or which embraces or rests on Him.

Some take it as the genitive of Origin ,

Faith which is the Gift of Jesus Christ,

according to Eph. 2:8 .

Compare Gal. 3:22 and Rev. 14:12 .

Rom. 8:17 . Joint-heirs of Christ:

i.e. , in relation to Christ,

and hence partaking with Christ.

Rom. 8:36 . Sheep of slaughter:

i.e. , sheep devoted to slaughter.

See Ps. 44:22 ( 23 ) above.

Rom. 9:9 . For, of promise is this word:

i.e. , this word is relating to the promise

i.e. , the promise made to Sarah).

Lit, For, of promise, the word is this.

Rom. 10:2 . They have a zeal of God:

i.e. , a zeal for God, or with respect to Him.

A person may have this;

and yet be destitute of God’s Righteousness,

which He has Provided for us,

and which is in Christ only,

apart from all our Zeal

and all our works of Righteousness

which we have done.

Rom. 13:3 . Not a terror of good works:

i.e. , in respect to them.

Rom. 16:2 . Worthily of the saints:

i.e. , in connection with,

or in a manner becoming to the saints.

A.V. : As becometh saints.

2 Cor. 10:5 . Obedience of Christ:

i.e. , rendered to the Christ:

i.e. , loyalty to Him.

Eph. 4:16 . Every joint of the supply:

i.e. , every joint or sensation for the purpose of supply,

or with a view to supplying.

Col. 1:24 . The afflictions of Christ:

i.e. , the afflictions pertaining to Christ Mystical,

the apostle having an abundant measure of them

as a member of that Body of Christ.

So that, if other members had fewer afflictions,

Paul made up any deficiency by
having more than the average share.


Col. 2:18 . Worship of angels.

Here, the word rendered worship is (threeskeia )

which never means worship ,

but always religion , or religious ritual. See

See
Acts 26:5 . Jas. 1:26 , 27

(its only occurrences in the New Testament),

and Wisd. 14:16 ,
18 , 27 in the Septuagint.

Then, the Greek reads: Humility and religion,

which, by Hendiadys ( q.v. ), means
religious humility (with emphasis on religious).

So that the genitive, here, means
pertaining to:

  i.e. , the religious humility pertaining to,

Or entertained by angels in their
access to God.

The context teaches

that this is not proper Christian standing,

which is that of sons,
not of servants

(which angels are.

See Heb. 1:14 ; 2:5 ; and 1 Cor. 6:3 ).
Verses 18 , 19  may thus be rendered:

Let no one defraud you of your prize,

having endered:

Let no one defraud you of your prize,

having pleasure in the religious humility

entertained by angels,

taking his stand on the things
which he hath seen,

vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh

( i.e. , his Old nature), and
not holding fast the Head, etc.

Tit. 2:14 . Zealous of good works:

i.e. , with respect to good works.

Heb. 3:12 . An evil heart of unbelief:

i.e. , an evil heart in respect to unbelief.

Heb. 5:13 . Unskilled of

the word of righteousness:

i.e. , in respect of

the word of righteousness.

Heb. 9:21 . Vessels of the ministry:

i.e. , pertaining to the ministering.

Heb. 11:26 . The reproach of Christ:

i.e. , reproach in connection with Christ.

Jas. 1:13 . Cannot be tempted of evil ( marg. , evils ):

i.e. , is not to be tempted with
respect to evil things.

1 Pet. 2:19 . Conscience of God:

i.e. , conscience toward God.

1 John 2:5 . The love of God:

i.e. , either our love which goes out to God;

or, His love with regard to us

( cf. especially John 14:23 ).

Rev. 3:10 . The word of my patience:

i.e. , My word, which enjoins a patient waiting.

Rev. 19:10 . The testimony of Jesus:

i.e. , the testimony concerning Jesus.
marg. Margin.
cf. Compare (for Latin, confer ).

Figures of Speech in the Bible

– Biblical Research Journal

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FIGURES OF SPEECH. 
USED IN THE BIBLE. 
EXPLAINED AND ILLUSTRATED.
By E. W. Bullinger, D.D.
“How is it that you
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9.0.3.1b I Can Tell You Exactly When The END of The WORLD Will Be: “as the days of Noah were”.

I can tell you exactly when

The END of The WORLD

Will Be:

The Answer to

when will

The END of The WORLD Be?:

was Given by 

Jesus to His Disciples,

in Answer to the last question

His Disciples had asked of Him,

at the latter portion of

Matthew 24:3b..,c 

Jesus’ Disciples had asked of Him,

at the latter portion of

Matthew 24:3b..,c 

‘what Will Be the Sign of …

The End of The World’.

Jesus’ Answer was

in Matthew 24:35, 36 & 37;

Matthew 24:35;

“Heaven and Earth

Will Pass Away,

but

My Words

Will Not Pass Away.”

Matthew 24:36;

“But of that day and hour”

( WHEN: 

‘Heaven and Earth

Will Pass Away’ )

“knows no man,

no, not the Angels of Heaven,

but My Father only.

Matthew 24:36;

“37 But as the days of Noah were,

so Will also

the Coming

of The Son of man Be.”

A brief discussion of

The BIBLE DEFINITION

of ‘The Gospel’ 

in Matthew 24:14

and

‘The Abomination

of Desolation of Jerusalem 

and The Temple,

in Mattew 24:1, 2 & 3.

“Matthew 24:14

 “And this Gospel of the Kingdom”

i.e., The Good News of

The Promised Messiah

which would be defined

in 1 Corinthians 15:1 & 4 as;

“Christ Died for our sins

According to the Scriptures;

“4 And that He was Buried,

and that He Rose again

The Third Day”

Matthew 24:14b;

“And this Gospel of the Kingdom

shall be Preached in all the World

for a witness unto all Nations;

and then Will the end* come.”

 …

This ‘end*’ being

The END of Jerusalem and The Temple,

about which Jesus

was Answering the Apostles question,

regarding His Statement to them

Revealing to them

The Coming Destruction of Jerusalem

and The Temple,

here in Mattew 24:1,2 & 3a;

“1 And Jesus went out,

and departed from the Temple:

and his Disciples came to Him

for to show Him 

the buildings of the Temple.

“2 And Jesus Said to them,

See ye, not all these things?

verily I Say to you,

There Will not be left here

one stone upon another,

that will not be thrown down.

“3 And as He sat upon the mount of Olives,

the Disciples came unto Him privately,

saying,

Tell us, when shall these things be?

and what Will be

The Sign of Your coming*,”

In Matthew 24:3 b & c;

In their First Two Questions:

in Matthew 24:3 b;

when Jesus’

“…Disciples came to Him privately,

saying,

1.) Tell us, when Will these things be?

and

in Matthew 24:3 c

2.) what Will Be

The Sign of Your coming*,”

Jesus is Answering His Disciples,

Regarding their

First Two Questions:

1.) Tell us, when Will these things be?

and

2.) what Will Be

The Sign of Your coming*,”

that had to do with

what Jesus had just Said,

about

The Destruction of The Temple,

in Matthew 24:2;

“2 And Jesus Said to them,

See ye, not all these things?

verily I Say to you,

There Will not be left here

one stone upon another,

that will not be thrown down.”

When Jesus then Answers

these First Two Questions

by His Disciples,

1.) Tell us, when Will these things be?

and

2.) what Will Be

The Sign of Your coming*,”

Jesus Answers

these

First two Questions,

in Matthew 24:4-34.

Matthew 24:4-34

is an

Explanation

Jesus is Giving His Disciples,

Regarding

The Destruction of The Temple,

He had JUST MENTIONED:

in Matthew 24:2;

“2 And Jesus Said to them,

See ye, not all these things?

verily I Say to you,

There Will not be left here

one stone upon another,

that will not be thrown down.”

Everything Recorded

in Matthew 24:4-34, is

Jesus’ Explanation of

The Abomination of Desolation’

that

Jesus Refers to SPECIFICALLY,

in MATTHEW 24:15;

 15 When you, therefore,  will see

The Abomination of Desolation,

spoken of by

Daniel the Prophet,

stand in the holy place,

(whoso readeth,

let him understand),

INCLUDING

The ‘coming’ of Jesus,

mentioned

in His Disciples Second Question,

in Matthew 24:3b;

2.) what Will Be

The Sign of Your coming*”. 

 In Divine Interpretation of 

Jesus’ Explanation of

The Abomination of Desolation’

that

Jesus Refers to SPECIFICALLY,

in MATTHEW 24:15;

  “15 When you, therefore, will see

The Abomination of Desolation,

spoken of by

Daniel the Prophet,”

WHEN JESUS

COMES AGAINST THE APOSTATE

AND

REPROBATE NATION of ISRAEL,

IN JUDGMENT

UPON

JERUSALEM AND THE TEMPLE.

“2 And Jesus Said to them,

See ye, not all these things?

verily Say to you,

There Will not be left here

one stone upon another,

that will not be thrown down.”

was

PROPHECIED BY DANIEL,

as The Abomination of Desolation,

i.e., Jesus

Does Not begin to answer

the Apostles

THIRD QUESTION, 

in Matthew 24:3 b & d

about,

‘what shall be the sign of …

The End of The World’,

that Jesus’ Disciples Asked,

in Matthew 24:3 b & d, 

until

Matthew 24:35-37;

when Jesus Answers the Apostles

with regard to,

‘when will

The End of The World be’?

Jesus Answers them, 

Saying;

“35 Heaven and Earth Will pass away,

but My Words Will Not Pass Away.

“36 But of that Day and Hour

knows no man,

no, not the Angels of Heaven,

but My Father only.

“37 But as the days of Noah were,

so Will also

the Coming of The Son of man be.”

THAT, MY FRIENDS,

is

The RETURN of JESUS CHRIST

to EARTH, 

at

JESUS’ SECOND COMING,

and

The END of THE WORLD,

at which Time

JESUS WILL CREATE

a NEW HEAVEN and A NEW EARTH.

 *****

Be Ready at Any Hour.

I’d like to see ‘Baptists’

Preach

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ

and

The End of The World.

‘Baptists’ have wondered why

a bunch of goofy ‘stories’

that they heard on the radio

and read men talk about

LEAVE NOONE WITNESSING?

It’s because you told them

that there needs to be

bunches and piles

and

Nations

FULL of LOST PEOPLE

for

Jesus to Come Talk to,

PERSONALLY.

And that is

SATANIC.

God Did Not Call you

to prop your elbows

on His Closed Eternal Words

and

PONTIFICATE

about

IMAGINARY ‘REASONINGS

with a SIN-CURSED MIND’

and

‘ENLIGHTEN THE WORLD’

with

PURE BONA-FIDE, IN-STAGE LIES

that

ARE NOT TAUGHT

ANYWHERE in The BIBLE.

Start with this Bible teaching,

above;

because a full exposition of

these above Passages

ARE IN THE BIBLE. 

SCRIPTURE

COMPARED WITH SCRIPTURE.

Those who are not Saved at the Time

JESUS RETURNS AGAIN

will be lost souls, forever.

Jesus Tells Preachers to Preach;

not to wait for Him to Come Do it,

with you

and

some man’s

you’ve heard or read

and

Satan’s

ACCURSED

and

‘another Gospel’,

you APOSTATE HERETIC.

JESUS is COMING AGAIN.

AND THAT IS IT.

THE END of THE WORLD.

THIS IS EVANGELISTIC,

GOSPEL PREACHING of JESUS

and HIS BIBLE.

The Same as

EVERY PREACHER

in THE BIBLE DID IT,

INCLUDING

YOUR LORD and SAVIOR,

JESUS CHRIST. 

PREACH The BIBLE.

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I can tell you exactly when

The END of The WORLD

Will Be:

The Answer to

when will

The END of The WORLD Be?:

was Given by 

Jesus to His Disciples,

in Answer to the last question

His Disciples had asked of Him,

at the latter portion of

Matthew 24:3 b & d.

Jesus’ Disciples had asked of Him,

at the latter portion of

Matthew 24:3 b & d;

‘what Will Be the Sign of …

The End of The World’.

Jesus’ Answer was

in Matthew 24:35, 36 & 37;

Matthew 24:35;

“Heaven and Earth

Will Pass Away,

but

My Words

Will Not Pass Away.”

Matthew 24:36;

“But of that day and hour”

( WHEN: 

‘Heaven and Earth

Will Pass Away’ )

“knows no man,

no, not the Angels of Heaven,

but My Father only.

Matthew 24:36;

“37 But as the days of Noah were,

so Will also

the Coming

of The Son of man Be.”

There is NOTHING

that ‘HAS to HAPPEN’,

or ‘WILL HAPPEN’

that is ANY KIND of

‘SIGN’

PRIOR to

The SECOND COMING

of JESUS in JUDGMENT 

and

THE END of THE WORLD,

JESUS SAID,

in Matthew 13:37b – 43

 and in every other

Passage of Scripture

Recorded by God

and that

God has

Preserved for us,

to THIS DAY:

“He that soweth the good seed

is the Son of man;

38 “The field is the World;

the good seed

are the children

of the Kingdom;

but the tares

are the children

of The Wicked One;

39 “The enemy that sowed them

is The Devil;

The Harvest is

The End of The World;

and

the reapers are the Angels.

 40 “As, therefore,

the tares are gathered

and burned in the fire;

so shall it be in

The End of this World.

41 “The Son of man

Will Send Forth His Angels,

and they Will Gather Out

of His Kingdom

all things that offend,

and them who do iniquity,

 42 “And Will Cast them

into a Furnace of Fire;

there shall be wailing

and gnashing of teeth.

43 Then Will

the Righteous Shine Forth

as the sun in

The Kingdom of their Father.

Who has ears to hear,

let him hear.”

 

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8.0:10a The CHURCHES JESUS BUILT Have ALWAYS BEEN and ARE ALL ONE KIND of ‘BODY’.

AWARE of The GODHEAD 8.0:10a

The CHURCHES JESUS BUILT

Have ALWAYS BEEN

and ARE ALL

ONE KIND of ‘BODY’.

Adapted from

THE BODY OF CHRIST

By Rosco Brong

THE BODY OF CHRIST

By Rosco Brong

Published in the Berea Baptist Banner

May 5, 1992.

“For the perfecting of the saints,

for the work of the ministry, 

 for the edifying of the body of Christ”

(Ephesians 4:12).

Fanciful misinterpretations

and misapplications

of figurative language in the Bible

are among the means

used by Satan and Satan’s ministers 

to discredit the Word of God

among the ignorant.

With reference to

The New Testament Churches

THAT JESUS ORGANIZED

and FOUNDED

 Satan has ‘accomplished’ one of his

most cunning deceptions

in the popular though ridiculous myth

that 

the figurative usage

of the original

and translated languages

in the expression,

“body of Christ,” 

as Christ’s churches

are scripturally called,

“is not really a body at all”,

but that the

“body of Christ,” 

is identical with the family

or the Kingdom of God.

However,

we do not see that the

“body of Christ,” 

AS DEFINED and USED 

in

The Bible,

is EVER

identical AT ALL

with the family,

or the Kingdom of God.

Scripture passages

in which the church is referred to

and described

under the figure of a human body

as the

“body of Christ”

include:

Romans 12:4,5;

“4 Because as we have

many members

in one body,

and all members

have not the same office;

“5 So we, being many, are

one body in Christ,

and every one

members one of another.”

I Corinthians 10:16,17;

 “16 The cup of blessing which we bless,

is it not the communion

of the blood of Christ?

The bread which we break,

is it not the communion of

the body of Christ?

“17 Because we being many

are one bread,

and one body;

for we are all partakers

of that one bread.

I Corinthians 12:12-28; 

12 Because as

the (human) body is one, 

and has many members,

and all the members

of that one

(human) body,

being many,

are one

(human) body;

so also is Christ.

“13 Because by one Spirit

are we all baptized

into one body,

whether we be Jews

or Greeks {Gentiles},

whether we be bond or free;

and have been all Made

to Drink into one Spirit.

“14 Because the

(human) body

is not one member, but many.

“15 If the foot will say,

Because I am not the hand,

I am not of the

(human) body;

is it,

therefore, not of the

(human) body?

“16 And if the ear will say

Because I am not the eye,

I am not of the (human) body;

is it,

therefore, not of the (human) body?

“17 If the whole (human) body

were an eye,

where were the hearing?

If the whole were hearing,

where were the smelling?

“18 But now has God

Set the members,

every one of them,

in the (human) body,

as it Has Pleased Him.

“19 And if they were all one member,

where were the (human) body?

20 But now are they many members,

yet but one (human) body.

“21  And the eye cannot say to the hand,

I have no need of you;

nor again the head to the feet,

I have no need of you.

 “22 No, much more

those members of the (human) body,

which seem to be more feeble,

are necessary;

“23 And those

members of the (human) body,

which we think to be less honorable,

upon these we bestow

more abundant honor;

and our uncomely parts

have more abundant comeliness.

“24 For our comely parts

have no need;

but God has

Tempered the (human) body together,

having Given more abundant honor

to that part which lacked,

“25 That there should be

no schism in the (human) body;

but that the members

should have the same care

one for another.

“26 And whether one member suffer,

all the members suffer with it;

or one member be honored,

all the members rejoice with it.

“27  Now you are

the body of Christ

and members in particular.

“28 And God

has set some in the church:

first apostles,

second prophets,

third teachers;

after that miracles,

then gifts of healings,

helps,

governments,

diversities of tongues.”

Ephesians 1:23; 

17  That the God

of our Lord Jesus Christ,

the Father of Glory,

May Give to you

the Spirit of Wisdom

and Revelation

in the Knowledge of Him,

“18  The eyes of your Understanding

being Enlightened;

that you may Know

what is the Hope of His Calling,

and what the Riches of the Glory

of His Inheritance in the saints,

“19 And what is the Exceeding Greatness

of His Power toward us who Believe,

According to the

Working of His Mighty Power,

“20 Which He Wrought in Christ,

when He Raised Him from the Dead

and

Set Him at His Own Right Hand

in the Heavenly Places,

“21 Far Above all principality,

and power, and might, and dominion,

and every name that is named,

not only in this age {world},

but also in that which is to come;

“22  And Has Put all things

Under His Feet,

and Gave Him

to be the Head over all things

to the church,

“23 Which is His body,

the fullness of Him

that filleth all in all.”

Ephesians 4:4, 12-16;

“4 There is one body,

and one Spirit,

even as ye are Called

in one Hope of your Calling…”

“…12 For the perfecting of the saints

for the work of the ministry

for the edifying of

the body of Christ;

“13 Till we all come

in the Unity of the Faith,

and of the Knowledge

of the Son of God,

unto a perfect man,

unto the measure of the stature

of the fullness of Christ;

“14  That we henceforth

be no more children, tossed to and fro,

and carried about

with every wind of doctrine,

by the sleight of men,

and cunning craftiness,

by which {whereby}

they lie in wait to deceive;

“15  But, speaking the Truth in Love,

may grow up into Him in all things,

Who is the Head, even Christ;

“16 From Whom

the whole body

fitly joined together

and compacted

by that which every joint supplieth,

According to the Effectual Working

in the Measure of every part,

Makes Increase of the body

unto the Edifying of itself in Love.”

Ephesians 5:23-30;

“23 Because the husband

is the head of the wife,

even as Christ

is the Head of the church;

and He is

the Savior of the body.

“24 Therefore,

as the church

is subject unto Christ,

so let the wives

be to their own husbands

in everything.

“25 Husbands, Love your wives,

even as Christ also

Loved the church,

and Gave Himself for it,

“26 That He Might Sanctify

and Cleanse it

with the Washing of Water

by the Word;

“27 That He Might Present it

to Himself a Glorious church,

not having spot or wrinkle,

or any such thing;

but that it should be Holy

and without blemish.

“28 So ought men 

to Love their wives 

as their own (human) bodies. 

He that loves his wife

loves himself.

“29 Because no man

ever yet hated his own flesh,

but nourisheth and cherishes it,

even as the Lord the church;

“30 Because we are

members of His body,

of His flesh, and of His bones.”

Colossians 1:18, 24;

“18 And He is

the Head of the body,

the church;

Who is the Beginning,

the Firstborn from the dead;

that in all things

He Might Have

The Preeminence….

24 …Who now rejoice

in my sufferings for you,

and fill up that which is behind

of the afflictions of Christ

in my flesh

for His body’s sake,

which is the church,”

Colossians 2:19; 

“19 And not holding the Head,

from Whom all the body

by joints and bands

having Nourishment Ministered,

and Knit together,

Increases

with the Increase of God.”

Colossians 3:15; 

“15 And let the Peace of God 

Rule in your hearts,

to the which also you are

Called in one body;

and be ye Thankful.”

A careful and intelligent study

of these scriptures in context

is enough to expose to the Bible believer

the

evident fallacy and folly

of the universal church heresy

THAT IT TOOK SATAN 1,500 YEARS

to ‘GET SOME HUMAN BEINGS

to ‘BELIEVE’,

when IT IS FAKE, FALSE,

PHONY HERESY of SATAN’S CORRUPTION

of  JESUS’ TEACHINGS

CONCERNING

THE CHURCHES JESUS BUILT

THAT GOD

WOULD HAVE US to UNDERSTAND

in THE WORD OF GOD.

*****

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8.0.9a.v “to Him (GOD The FATHER) be The Glory in the church and in Christ Jesus, throughout all generations, forever and ever.”

What, then, is meant by 

“The Continued Existence”,

or “Perpetuity” of

THE CHURCHES

THAT JESUS BUILT,

as used by Baptists?

We quote

two or three well-known Baptists

who have given this subject

more than ordinary attention.

Note: some comments 

in this fuschia colored font

are added for clarity.

In the writings of S. H. Ford, LL.D.,

of honored memory,

we find these words: 

“Succession among Baptists

is not a linked chain of churches

or ministers, uninterrupted

and traceable at this distant day…

The true and defensible doctrine

is that baptized believers

have existed in every age

since John baptized in Jordan,

and have met as a baptized congregation

in covenant and fellowship

where an opportunity permitted. “

Again from W. A. Jarrell, D.D.,

author of a most convincing book

on church perpetuity,

We quote the following: 

“All that Baptists mean

by ‘church succession’

( as defined above,

or as defined by ‘usage

to be synonymous

with ‘church perpetuity’, etc.)

as

actual church perpetuity is:

there has never been a day

since the organization

of the first New Testament church

in which there was no genuine church

of the New Testament

existing on earth. “

As is indicated

in the foregoing quotations,

Baptists claim that

the first New Testament church

organized by Jesus

was in doctrine and practice

essentially the same

as Baptist churches

that have remained True

to New Testament

church Doctrine

 of today.

Historically & Biblically

Baptists

claim that

there has never been a day

since Jesus started the first one

when such churches

have not existed

to Bear True Witness

to JESUS CHRIST.

Notice: 

Ephesians 2:20;

 Now to Him

(GOD The FATHER)

Who is Able to Do

Infinitely More

than all we ask or imagine,

According to His Power

that is at work within us,

21 “to Him

(GOD The FATHER)

be the Glory in the church

and in Christ Jesus

throughout all generations,

forever and ever.

Amen.”

That is a

That is a BIBLE PROMISE

GIVEN to

THE FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS

of JESUS CHRIST,

THROUGHOUT ALL AGES.

Historically & Biblically

Baptists

claim that

there is sufficient Historical proof

to demonstrate that

Baptist churches of today

have direct Historical connection

with the churches of apostolic times.

Historically & Biblically

Baptists

believe that as time goes on

and further investigations

are made in the field of church history

the proof of their continuity

will become so irresistible

that no reputable church historian

can reasonably deny it.

Historically & Biblically

Baptists

not only hold on

The Authority of the Word of God

and reliable History

that the churches of the New Testament

were what would be called

Baptist churches today;

that Baptists are

the Historical descendants

of these same New Testament churches,

but they also believe and hold

that Baptist churches

Will Continue to Exist

until the Master

Comes Again to this Earth.

Protestantism

has a confused idea

of the origin of the ‘church’.

Some say that it began with Abraham,

and others tell us that

it began on the first Pentecost

after The Resurrection of our Lord.

There is absolutely

not one scintilla of evidence in the Bible

or out of it that the ‘church’

was founded or began on Pentecost.

If those who claim Pentecost

as the birthday of the ‘church’

will search the records

they will find that

any ‘church’ born on that day

or afterward is too late

to receive any

Commission from our Lord…

It follows, scripturally and logically,

that any ‘church’ born on Pentecost

or any day thereafter

has no Commission from our Lord

to do anything

and must be a human institution

and not

a Divine One. “

-J. T. Moore, in

“Why I Am A Baptist. “

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3.30.0b “My Father Works Until Now; and I Work”, that is, Jesus Works with God the Father; John 5:17.

2 Timothy 2:2

And the things that thou hast heard of me
Meaning the doctrines of the Gospel, the form of sound words. The Arabic version renders it, “the secrets, or mysteries that thou hast heard of me”; the mysteries of the grace of God, which he had often heard him discourse of, unfold and explain:

among many witnesses;
or by them; which some understand of the testimonies out of Moses, and the prophets, with which the apostle confirmed what he delivered; for the doctrines of justification, pardon of sin by Christ, were bore witness to by the prophets; though rather the many persons, who, with Timothy, heard the apostle preach, and were and would be sufficient witnesses for Timothy, on occasion, that what he preached and committed to others were the same he had heard and received from the Apostle Paul; unless reference should be had here to the time of imposition of hands upon him, when he received some ministerial gifts, or an increase of them; at which time the apostle might deliver to him the form of doctrine he was to preach, and that in the presence of the presbytery, who joined in the action, and so were witnesses of what was said to him:

the same commit thou to faithful men;
who not only have received the grace of God, and are true believers in Christ, but are men of great uprightness and integrity; who having the word of God, will speak it out boldly, and faithfully, and keep back nothing that is profitable, but declare the whole counsel of God, without any mixture or adulteration; for the Gospel being committed to their trust, they would become stewards, and of such it is required that they be faithful; and therefore this is mentioned as a necessary and requisite qualification in them; and not only so, but they must be such

who shall be able
or sufficient

to teach others also.
No man is sufficient for these things, of himself, but his sufficiency is of God; it is he who makes men able ministers of the word, by giving them gifts suitable for such work; so that they have a furniture in them, a treasure in their earthen vessels, an understanding of the sacred Scriptures, a gift of explaining them, and a faculty of speaking to edification; and so are apt to teach men, to their profit and advantage, The Ethiopic version renders it, “who are fit to teach the foolish”.

“And the things

you have heard me say

in the presence of many witnesses

entrust to reliable men

who will also

be qualified to teach others”

(2 Timothy 2:2).

Paul’s words to Timothy still apply to us today.

The churches need teachers who clearly

and fearlessly teach the Word of God.

With this Hope in mind,

The Bible Teachers Guide (BTG) series

was created.

The series includes both expositional

and topical studies,

resources to help teachers

preparing to lead small groups

or give sermons,

or simply for an individual’s devotional study.

We based each lesson

around the hermeneutical principle

that the original authors wrote

in a similar manner as we do today—

with the intention of being understood.

Each paragraph and chapter of Scripture

centers around one main thought

often called the Big Idea.

After finding the Big Idea

for each passage studied,

readers will discover the Big Question,

which will lead the small group

through the entire gamut of the text.

Alongside the Big Question,

notice the added hermeneutical questions

such as Observation Questions,

Interpretation Questions,

and

 Application Questions.

Observation questions

point out pivotal aspects of the text.

Interpretation questions

lead us into understanding what the text means

through looking at the context or other Scripture.

Application questions lead us

to life principles coming out of the text.

Not all questions will be used,

but they have been given

to help guide the teacher

in the preparation of his own lesson.

The purpose of this guide

is to make the preparation of the teacher easier,

as many commentaries and sermons

contributed to the development of each lesson.

After meditating on the Scripture text

and the lesson,

the small group leader

can follow the suggested teaching outline,

 

  1. Introduce the text and present the big question in the beginning.

  2. Allow several minutes for the members to search out answers from within the text, questions, or ways God spoke to them.

  3. Then facilitate the discussion of the findings and lead the group along through observation, interpretation, and application questions provided in the guide.

The leader may prefer to teach the lesson,

in part or in whole,

and then give application questions.

The leader can also choose to use

a “study group” method of facilitation,

where each member prepares beforehand

and shares teaching responsibility

(see Appendices 1 and 2).

Some leaders may find it most effective first

to corporately read each main section in a lesson,

then to follow with a brief discussion of the topic

and an application question.

Again, The Bible Teachers Guide

can be used as a manual to follow in teaching,

a resource to use in preparation for teaching,

or simply as an expositional devotional

to enrich one’s own study.

I pray that the Lord may Bless your study,

preparation, and teaching,

and that in all of it

you will find the fruit of the Holy Spirit

Abounding in your own life

and in the lives of those you instruct.

Copyright © 2015 Gregory Brown

*****

The Truth of Christ’s Proper Divinity

may be proved from the Works Done by Him;

which are the Same that

are Done by the Father;

and in which Jesus

is a Coefficient Cause with God the Father;

and are done by him ομοιως,

in Like Manner as by the Father,

(John 5:17, 19)

John 5:17

But Jesus answered them
Being convened before them, and charged by them with the violation of the sabbath, he vindicated himself in the following manner, saying;

my Father worketh hitherto:
he who is my Father, not by creation, or adoption, but by nature, though he ended all his work on the seventh day, and rested from what he had done; yet he did not cease from working at all, but has continued to work ever since, on sabbath days, as well as on other days; in upholding and governing the world, in continuing the species of beings, and all creatures in their being; in providing for them, and in dispensing the bounties of his providence to them; in causing his sun to shine, and showers of rain to descend on the earth; and in taking care of, and protecting even the meanest of his creatures: and much more men; and still more his own people:

and I work;
or “also I work”; as the Syriac and Arabic version reads; i.e. in conjunction with him, as a co-efficient cause in the works of providence, in the government of the world, in upholding all things in it, in bearing up the pillars of the earth, in holding things together, and sustaining all creatures: or I also work in imitation of him, in doing good both to the bodies and souls of men on the sabbath day, being the Lord of it: I do but what my Father does, and therefore, as he is not to be blamed for his works on that day, as none will say he is, no more am I. So Philo the Jew says {b},

“God never ceases to work; but as it is the property of fire to burn,

and of snow to cool, so of God to work.”

And what most men call fortune, he calls the divine Logos, or word, to whom he ascribes all the affairs of Providence F3.


FOOTNOTES:

F2 Leg. Ailegor. l. 1. p. 41.
F3 Quod Deus sit Immutab. p. 318.

John 5:19

Then answered Jesus, and said unto them
They charged him with blasphemy for calling God his Father, and making himself equal to him: and his answer is so far from denying the thing, or observing any mistake, or misrepresentation of his words, that he allows the whole, and vindicates himself in so saying:

verily verily, I say unto you;
nothing is more certain; it may be depended on as truth; I who am truth itself, the “Amen”, and faithful witness, aver it with the greatest assurance:

the Son can do nothing of himself;
or he does do nothing of himself, nor will he do anything of himself; that is, he neither does, nor will, nor can do anything alone or separate from his Father, or in which he is not concerned; not anything without his knowledge and consent, or contrary to his will: he does everything in conjunction with him; with the same power, having the same will, being of the same nature, and equal to each other: for these words do not design any weakness in the Son, or want of power in him to do anything of himself; that is, by his own power: for he has by his word of power spoke all things out of nothing, and by the same upholds all things; he has himself bore the sins of his people, and by himself purged them away, and has raised himself from the dead; but they express his perfection; that he does nothing, and can do nothing of himself, in opposition to his Father, and in contradiction to his will: as Satan speaks of his own, and evil men alienated from God, act of themselves, and do that which is contrary to the nature and will of God; but the Son cannot do so, being of the same nature with God, and therefore never acts separate from him, or contrary to him, but always co-operates and acts with him, and therefore never to be blamed for what he does. The Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions render it, “the Son cannot do anything of his own will”; so Nonnus; as separate from, or contrary to his Father’s will, but always in agreement with it, they being one in nature, and so in will and work. He does nothing therefore

but what he seeth the Father do;
not that he sees the Father actually do a work, and then he does one after him, as the creation of the world, the assumption of human nature, and redemption of man, or any particular miracle, as if upon observing one done, he did the like; but that he being brought up with him, and lying in his bosom, was privy to the whole plan of his works, and saw in his nature and infinite mind, and in his vast counsels, purposes, and designs, all that he was doing, or would do, and so did the same, or acted agreeably to them; and which still shows and proves their unity of nature, and perfect equality, since there was nothing in the Father’s mind but was known to the Son, seen, and observed, and acted up to by him: so Philo the Jew F5 says of the

“Father’s most ancient Son, whom he otherwise calls the firstborn; that being begotten, he imitates the Father, and seeing, or looking to his exemplars and archetypes, forms species;”

that is, being conversant with the original and eternal ideas of things in the divine mind, acts according to them, which he could not do if he was not of the same nature with, and equal to his Father. Moreover, the Son sees what the Father does by co-operating with him, and so does no other than what he sees the Father do, in conjunction with him: to which may be added, that the phrase shows, that the Son does nothing but in wisdom, and with knowledge; and that as the Father, so he does all things after the counsel of his will:

for whatsoever things he doth, these also doth the Son likewise;
the Son does the selfsame works as the Father does, such as the works of creation and providence, the government both of the church, and of the world; and he does these things in like manner, with the same power, and by the same authority, his Father does, and which proves him to be equal with him; the very thing the Jews understood him to have asserted, and which they charged him with: and this he strongly maintained. The Syriac version reads, “for the things which the Father does, the same also does the Son”; and the Persic version, “whatsoever God has done, the Son also does like unto it”.


FOOTNOTES:

F5 De Confus. Ling. p. 329.

Jesus Worked with God The Father in

The Creation

of all things out of nothing;

Jesus Worked with God The Father in

The Creation

of the Whole World and all things in it,

visible or invisible,

(John 1:2,3; Colossians 1:16)

John 1:2

The Same was in the Beginning with God.
This is a repetition of what is before said, and is made to show the importance of the truths before delivered; namely, the eternity of Christ, his distinct personality, and proper deity; and that the phrase, in the beginning, is to be joined to each of the above sentences; and so proves, not only his eternal existence, but his eternal existence with the Father, and also his eternal deity; and is also made to carry on the thread of the discourse, concerning the word, and not God the Father; and to express, not only his co-existence in nature, but his co-operation in the works of creation next mentioned.

John 1:3

All things were made by him
Which is a proof at once of all that is said before; as that he was in the beginning; and that he was with God the Father in the beginning; and that he was God; otherwise all things could not have been made by him, had either of these been untrue: which is to be understood, not of the new creation; for this would be a restraining “all” things to a “few” persons only; nor is it any where said, that all things are new made, but made; and it is false, that all were converted, that have been converted, by the ministry of Christ, as man: all men are not renewed, regenerated, nor reformed; and the greater part of those that were renewed, were renewed before Christ existed, as man; and therefore could not be renewed by him, as such: though indeed, could this sense be established, it would not answer the end for which it is coined; namely, to destroy the proof of Christ’s deity, and of his existence before his incarnation; for in all ages, from the beginning of the world, some have been renewed; and the new creation is a work of God, and of almighty power, equally with the old; for who can create spiritual light, infuse a principle of spiritual life, take away the heart of stone, and give an heart of flesh, or produce faith, but God? Regeneration is denied to be of man, and is always ascribed to God; nor would Christ’s being the author of the new creation, be any contradiction to his being the author of the old creation, which is intended here: by “all things”, are meant the heaven, and all its created inhabitants, the airy, starry, and third heavens, and the earth, and all therein, the sea, and every thing that is in that; and the word, or Son of God, is the efficient cause of all these, not a bare instrument of the formation of them; for the preposition by does not always denote an instrument, but sometimes an efficient, as in ( 1 Corinthians 1:9 ) ( 2 Corinthians 1:1 ) ( Galatians 1:1 ) and so here, though not to the exclusion of the Father, and of the Spirit:

and without him was not any thing made that was made:
in which may be observed the conjunct operation of the word, or Son, with the Father, and Spirit, in creation; and the extent of his concern in it to every thing that is made; for without him there was not one single thing in the whole compass of the creation made; and the limitation of it to things that are made; and so excludes the uncreated being, Father, Son, and Spirit; and sin also, which is not a principle made by God, and which has no efficient, but a deficient cause. So the Jews ascribe the creation of all things to the word. The Targumists attribute the creation of man, in particular, to the word of God: it is said in ( Genesis 1:27 ) . “God created man in his own image”: the Jerusalem Targum of it is,

“and the word of the Lord created man in his likeness.”

And ( Genesis 3:22 ) “and the Lord God said, behold the man is become as one of us”, the same Targum paraphrases thus;

“and the word of the Lord God said, behold the man whom I have created, is the only one in the world.”

Also in the same writings, the creation of all things in general is ascribed to the word: the passage in (Deuteronomy 33:27 ) “the eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms”, is paraphrased by Onkelos,

“the eternal God is an habitation, by whose word the world was made.”

In ( Isaiah 48:13 ) it is said, “mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth”. The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziah on it is,

“yea, by my word I have founded the earth:”

which agrees with what is said in ( Hebrews 11:3 ) ( 2 Peter 3:7 2 Peter 3:5 ) , and the same says Philo the Jew, who not only calls him the archetype, and exemplar of the world, but the power that made it: he often ascribes the creation of the heavens, and the earth unto him, and likewise the creation of man after whose image, he says, he was made F20. The Ethiopic version adds, at the end of this verse, “and also that which is made is for himself”.


FOOTNOTES:

F20 De Mundi Opificio, p. 4, 5, 31, 32. De Alleg. l. 1. p. 44. De Sacrificiis Abel & Cain, p. 131. De Profugis, p. 464. & de Monarch. p. 823.

Colossians 1:16

For by him were all things created
This is a reason proving Christ to be before all creatures, to be the common Parent of them, and to have the government over them, since he is the Creator of them. The creation of all things, by him, is not to be understood of the new creation, for whenever that is spoken of, the word “new” is generally used, or what is equivalent to it, or some clause or phrase added, which determines the sense, and is not the case here: besides, all things that are in heaven are said to be created here: which, to say nothing of the sun, moon, and stars, which are not capable subjects of the new creation, to restrain them to angels, cannot be true of them; for as for those who were once in heaven, but kept not their first estate, and quitted their habitation, these find no place there any more; they never were, nor will be renewed and restored by Christ; and as for the good angels, since they never sinned, they stand in no need of renovation. Moreover, all things that are on earth are also said to be created by him, and are, but not anew: for to confine these only to men, all men are not renewed in the spirit of their minds; all have not faith, nor a good hope through grace, nor love to God and Christ, the greater part of the world lies in open wickedness; and all that profess religion are not new creatures, these are a chosen generation, and a peculiar people: wherefore these words must be understood, not metaphorically, but literally; in which sense all things are created by Christ, not by him as an instrument, but as the efficient cause; for the preposition “by” does not always signify the former; but sometimes the latter; see ( 1 Corinthians 1:9 ) ( Galatians 1:1 ) ; nor to the exclusion of the Father and Spirit, who, with the Son, were jointly concerned in the creating of all things out of nothing: and these “all things” can only refer to the things that are made: eternal things can never be said to be created; this is a contradiction in terms; the Father is not created by him, nor he himself as the Son of God, nor the Spirit; but everything that is made is created by him: hence it follows, that he himself is no creature, otherwise he must create himself, which also is a contradiction, since every creature is made by him; and consequently he must be God, for he that made and built all things is God. These are divided as to the subject of them, or place where they are, into things

that are in heaven, and that are in earth.
The things that are in heaven, are the things that are in the airy and starry heavens, and in the heaven of heavens. The things in the airy heavens, the fowls thereof, were on the fifth day created by him; and the things in the starry heaven, the sun, moon, and stars, were on the fourth day ordained by him; and the inhabitants of the third heaven, the angels, were made by him, ( Hebrews 1:7 ) ; and, as the Jewish writersF9 say, on the second day of the creation, though some say on the fifth. The earth comprehends the whole terraqueous globe, consisting of land and sea; and the things in it are all that are in the seas, the fishes and other things in it; and all that are in the bowels of the earth, as well as on the surface of it, all metals and minerals, all plants, herbs, and trees, every beast of the forest, the cattle on a thousand hills, the fowls on the mountains, and the wild beasts of the field, and all human creatures. Again, these all things are, as to the quality of them, distributed into

visible and invisible,
both in heaven and in earth: the visible things in heaven are the fowls that fly in the airy heaven, the sun, and moon, and stars in the starry heaven, and the bodies of those saints that have been either translated, or raised, in the third heaven; the visible things in the earth are all creatures, animate and inanimate, rational and irrational, all bodies, all corporeal and material beings: the invisible things in earth are not only those that are in the innermost parts of it, but the spirits or souls of men; and those in heaven are not the invisible God, Father, Son, and Spirit, but the angels, who are incorporeal and immaterial spirits, and so invisible: and which,

whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers,
are all made by him; by these some understand civil magistrates among men, and the various degrees and orders of them. By “thrones” they think kings, or monarchs, are meant, who sit on thrones; and by “dominions”, little petty kings, or lords, dukes, and earls; and by “principalities”, governors of provinces and cities; and by “powers”, interior magistrates; and indeed, political governors are sometimes called dominions, dignities, principalities, and powers; and there are different orders of them, the king as supreme, and governors under him; see ( Jude 1:8 ) ( Titus 3:1 ) ( 1 Peter 2:13 1 Peter 2:14 ) . But since these seem rather to be said of the invisible things in heaven, and to be an explanation of them, angels may rather be thought to be intended; and are so called, not as denoting different orders and degrees among them, which some have rashly ventured to describe, but because of the use that God makes of them in the government of the world, and the executions of the various affairs of Providence relating to particular persons and kingdoms; though these several names are not so much such as the apostle chose to call them by, as what they were called by others; the three latter are indeed elsewhere used by himself, (Ephesians 1:21 ) ( 3:10 ) ( Colossians 2:10 ) ; but not the former, “thrones”, which yet are used by Jewish writers, and given to angels. Thus, in a book of theirs, which they esteem very ancient, and ascribe to the patriarch Abraham, it is said F11,

“there is no angel in which the name Jehovah is not found, which is everywhere, as the soul is in every member; wherefore men ought to allow Jehovah to reign in all the members, (Nyork lkbw) , “and in all the thrones”, and in all the angels, and in every member of men.”

And elsewhere, speaking of the garments of God,

“by these (say they F12) (Nyyork “hbq arb) , “the holy blessed God created the thrones”, and the angels, and the living creatures, and the “seraphim”, and the heavens, and the earth, and all that he created.”

And the thrones in ( Daniel 7:9 ) ; are interpreted F13, of

“the superior princes, (Myynxwr Mykalml) , “the spiritual angels”, who sit first in the kingdom; and they are called in the words of the Rabbins, “the throne of glory”; for so is the way of kings, that their princes sit before them, everyone on his throne, according to their dignity.”

Now the apostle’s sense is, that the angels, the invisible inhabitants of the upper world, are all created by Christ, let them be called by what names they will, that the Jews, or the false teachers, or any sort of heretics of those times thought fit to give them, whether they called them thrones or dominions And so the Arabic version, rather interpreting than translating the words, renders them thus, “whether you say thrones, or whether you mention dominions, or whether you understand princes, or whether you say powers”; speak of them under what title or appellation you please, they are all the creatures of the Son of God. The apostle seems to have in view, and to oppose some notions of some heretics of his time, the followers of Simon Magus, who held, that the angels were created by his Helena; or, as others, by what they call “Ennea”, and that these angels created the world, and are to be worshipped; but he here affirms, that

all things were created by him,
by Christ, even all the angels; and therefore he, and not they, are to be worshipped, a notion he afterwards takes notice of in the following chapter: and as all things are affirmed to be created by him, which demonstrates the dignity and deity of his person, so likewise

for him;
that is, for his pleasure, that he may take delight and complacency in them, and in his own perfections displayed by them; and for his service and use, as the angels, to worship him and minister to him and for others, he sends them to: elect men are made to serve and glorify him with their bodies and spirits, which are his; and even the non-elect are made to subserve his mediatorial kingdom and interest; yea, the whole world is built and kept in being purely on his account, until he has finished the great affair of the salvation of his people, in the application of it to each of them, as he has completed the impetration of it; and then he will dissolve the heavens, and burn up the earth and all the works that are therein: all are made for his glory, and that end is, and will be answered by them in one way or another.


FOOTNOTES:

F9 Targum Jon. in Gen. i. 26. Bereshit Rabba, fol. 1. 1. & 3. 3. Menass. ben Israel, Conciliator in Gen. Qu. 12.
F11 Sepher Jetzira, p. 17, Ed. Rittangel.
F12 Tikkune Zohar in ib. p. 127, 128. & Zohar in Exod. fol. 18. 2. & in Lev. fol. 39. 1. & 47. 2.
F13 Abarbinel in Dan. fol. 45. 4. & 46. 4.

The Making of the Worlds,

the Heaven, and the Earth,

are particularly Ascribed

to the Word and Son of God;

and He that Built all things is God,

(Hebrews 11:3, 1:10, 3:4)

Hebrews 11:3

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the
word of God
The celestial world, with its inhabitants, the angels; the starry and ethereal worlds, with all that is in them, the sun, moon, stars, and fowls of the air; the terrestrial world, with all upon it, men, beasts and the watery world, the sea, and all that is therein: perhaps some respect may be had to the distinction of worlds among the Jews; (See Gill on Hebrews 1:2), though the apostle can scarce be thought to have any regard to their extravagant notions of vast numbers of worlds being created: they often speak of three hundred and ten worlds, in all which, they say, there are heavens, earth, stars, planets F6; and sometimes of eighteen thousand F7; but these notions are rightly charged by Philo F8 with ignorance and folly. However, as many worlds as there are, they are made “by the Word of God”; by Christ, the essential Word of God, to whom the creation of all things is ascribed in ( John 1:1-3 ) . And this agrees with the sentiments of the Jews, who ascribe the creation of all things to the Word of God, as do the Targumists F9, and Philo the Jew F11. And these are “framed” by the Word, in a very beautiful and convenient order; the heavens before the earth; things less perfect, before those that were more so in the visible world, or terraqueous globe; and things for men, before men, for whom they were; and it is by divine revelation and faith that men form right notions of the creation, and of the author of it, and particularly of the origin of it, as follows:

so that things which are seen:
as the heaven, earth, and sea, and in which the invisible things of God, the perfections of his nature, are discerned:

were not made of things which do appear;
they were not made from pre-existent matter, but out of nothing, out of which the rude and undigested chaos was formed; and from that invisible mass, covered with darkness, were all visible things brought into a beautiful order; and all from secret and hidden ideas in the divine minds; and this also is the faith of the Jews, that the creation of all things is (Nyam) , “out of nothing” F12. There seems to be an allusion to the word (arb) , used for creation, which signifies to make appear a thing unseen; and is rendered in the Septuagint version by (deiknumi) , ( Numbers 16:30 ) and (katadeiknumi) , ( Isaiah 40:26 ) ( 41:20 ) to show, or make appear; and thus God created, or made to appear, the heavens and earth, which before were not in being, and unseen, ( Genesis 1:1 Genesis 1:2 ) and created to make, as in ( Genesis 2:3 ) that is, made them to appear, that he might put them into the form and order they now are.


FOOTNOTES:

F6 Misn. Oketzim, c. 3. sect. 12. Targum Jon. in Exod. xxviii. 30. Kettoreth Hassamim in Targum Jon. in Gen. fol. 4. 4. Lex. Cabel. p. 60, 61.
F7 T. Bab. Avoda Zara, fol. 3. 2. Yalkut, par. 2. fol. 50. 4.
F8 De Opificio, p. 39.
F9 Targum Oak. in Deut. xxxiii. 27. & Ben Uzziel in Isa. xlviii. 13.
F11 De Opificio, p. 4. & Leg. Alleg. l. 1. p. 44.
F12 Tzeror Hammor, fol. 1. 1. Kettoreth Hassamim in Targ. Jon in Gen. fol. 5. 1, 2.

Hebrews 1:10

And thou Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of
the earth
The person here addressed, as the Lord or Jehovah, and as the Maker of the heavens and the earth, is the same with the Son spoken to, and of, before; for the words are a continuation of the speech to him, though they are taken from another psalm, from ( Psalms 102:25-27 ) . The phrase, “thou, Lord” is taken from ( Psalms 102:12 ) and is the same with, “O my God”, ( Psalms 102:24 ) and whereas it is there said, “of old”, and here, in the beginning, the sense is the same; and agreeably to the Septuagint, and the apostle, Jarchi interprets it by (hlyxtm) , “at”, or “from the beginning”; and so the Targum paraphrases it, (zywrv Nm) , “from the beginning”, that the creatures were created that in the beginning of the creation, which is the apostle’s meaning; and shows the eternity of Christ, the Lord, the Creator of the earth, who must exist before the foundation of the world; and confutes the notion of the eternity of the world: and the rounding of it shows that the earth is the lower part of the creation; and denotes the stability of it; and points out the wisdom of the Creator in laying such a foundation; and proves the deity of Christ, by whom that, and all things in it, were made:

the heavens are the works of thine hands:
there are more heavens than one; there are the airy heaven, and the starry heaven, and the heaven of heavens, the third heaven; and they were created the beginning, as the earth was, ( Genesis 1:1 ) and are the immediate work of Christ; they were made by himself, not by the means of angels, who were not in being till these were made; nor by any intermediate help, which he could not have, and which he did not need: the phrase is expressive of the power of Christ in making the upper parts of the creation, and of his wisdom in garnishing them, in which there is a wonderful display of his glory; and the whole serves to set forth the dignity and excellency of his person.

Hebrews 3:4

For every house is built by some man
Or by some one; for a house does not build itself: this is true of houses properly taken, or improperly, as nations, tribes, families, and kindred, of the whole church in general, of particular congregations, and of individual believers; the greatest saints, even apostles and prophets, such an one as Moses, are built by and upon Christ; their persons are built on him; they receive all their gifts for edification from him, and their success is owing to him; though they are to be esteemed of in their proper places: the apostle’s design is to bring down the high esteem the Jews had of Moses, that they might rightly value Christ.

But he that built all things is God;
Christ has built all things, and therefore he is God, and must be infinitely above Moses; for this is not to be understood of God and of the creation of the world, and of all things in it by him; but of Christ, and of his building the church, and of his ordering and managing of that, and all affairs relating to it; such as the constitution of it, settling the worship of God, and the ordinances in it, the redemption and salvation of the members of it, and its rule and government; all which prove him to be God, and above Moses.

The Work of Providence,

The Government of the World,

and the Disposing of all things in it,

Christ is Jointly Concerned in

with the Father;

“My Father Works Until Now;

and I Work”,

that is,

JESUS WORKS

with GOD THE FATHER

(John 5:17).

The Body of Doctrinal Divinity,

page 232, by John Gill.

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3.30.0a Who is Jesus Christ? Is He ‘enough’ for Salvation? Christ Revealed – The Hope Of Glory.

Who is Jesus Christ?

Is He enough for Salvation?

How should

our relationship with Him

affect our daily lives?

Paul’s letter to the Colossians

answers these questions.

The Colossian church was being attacked

by a cult with an early form

of Gnostic doctrine

that challenged the Deity

and the Sufficiency of Christ.

That cult that used an early form

of Gnostic doctrine

that challenged the Deity

and the Sufficiency of Christ,

taught Christ was not enough for Salvation

and that more was needed,

such a religious ritual of some kind,

or ‘purchasing salvation’ with money,

or ‘hoping a FALSE religious ‘church’

might ‘help’, etc., etc., etc.

Paul challenged this teaching

by revealing the supremacy of Christ.

Christ is the Image of the Invisible God

and the Fullness of Deity Dwells in Him.

He is the Creator, the Reconciler, the Victor,

the Deliverer, 

the Head of the body—His church!

He is the Firstborn

and the Hope of Glory in the saints.

Colossians teaches that

our relationship with Him

should affect every aspect of our lives

including thoughts, conversations,

friendships, family, and work.

This message is still relevant today

as many are attacking

the Deity and Sufficiency of Christ,

both for Salvation and Sanctification.

Let us stand in awe of the Glory of Christ,

as we study Paul’s letter to the Colossians

with the Bible Teacher’s Guide.

Copyright © 2015 Gregory Brown

Bible Teacher’s Guide:

Colossians:

Christ Revealed – The Hope Of Glory

….

The Deity of Christ

may be proved from

the Divine Perfections

He Possesses;

“Because in Him

Dwells All The Fullness of The Godhead”,

(Colossians 2:9)

not one perfection of the Divine Nature
excepted; or otherwise, it could not be said,

that All The Fulness of Deity was in Him.

THE BODY of DOCTRINAL DIVINITY

page 231, by John Gill.

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8.1.2g: “ADOLF HITLER was A PERFECT CATHOLIC”.

“ADOLF HITLER

was

A PERFECT CATHOLIC”.

Click Here for 7 MINUTE VIDEO.

THEY HAD THE WRONG ‘god’.

AND THEY KNOW THAT ETERNALLY, NOW.

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8.1.2f BLACK PEOPLE Have NEVER HAD IT ROUGH, Compared to Those Who WON THEIR FREEDOM.

BLACK PEOPLE

HAVE NEVER HAD IT ROUGH.

The ONES DOING THE TORTURING

and MURDER of

BELIEVERS in

JESUS CHRIST,

as THEIR SAVIOR

are FALSE,

MAN-MADE RELIGIOUS

COUNTERFEITS of SATANS.

 CATHOLICS.

BLACK PEOPLE Have NEVER HAD IT ROUGH,

Compared to Those Who WON THEIR FREEDOM.

AWARE of The GODHEAD 8.1.0.0 Bibliography:

The HISTORY of

THE CHURCHES JESUS FOUNDED,

as The GODHEAD BODILY.

My Subject is ETERNAL LIFE

Through JESUS CHRIST.

In addition to

THE CALL of GOD on BAPTISTS

who have

HISTORICALLY CARRIED

THE MESSAGE of ETERNAL LIFE

Through The Blood of

JESUS CHRIST,

as

George W. Truett

has said;

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

“is the chiefest contribution

that AMERICA

has thus far made to civilization.

And historic justice compels me to say

that

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

was pre-eminently a Baptist contribution.”

” Freedom of conscience,

unlimited freedom of mind,

was from the first the trophy

of the Baptists.”

Ringing testimonies like these

might be multiplied indefinitely.”

“Baptists and Religious Liberty,”

preached by George W. Truett (1867-1944)

“And such historian

will concur with the noble John Locke

who said:

“The Baptists

were the first propounders

of absolute liberty,

just and true liberty,

equal and impartial liberty.”

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! 0.0.1a: The Divine Interpretation of BIBLE PROPHECY & PARABLES, etc., ENABLES YOU to PREACH, “JESUS WILL RETURN.”

The Divine Interpretation

of Old Testament Prophecies,

& New Testament Parables, etc.,

Referring to:

“THE RETURN of JESUS CHRIST,

at THE END of TIME”,

to RULE OVER

THE NEW HEAVEN

and

THE NEW EARTH,

FOREVER

is a

SPIRITUAL

END TIME GIFT

to:

God’s Children,

FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT

TO ENABLE ALL of

God’s Children

to

PREACH THE REALITY

of

JESUS’ SOON RETURN

 TO A LOST WORLD.

OTHERWISE:

 WHAT USE ARE

Old Testament Prophecies,

&

New Testament Parables, etc.,

that Speak of,

“THAT DAY”?

THE END of TIME ?

THE BIBLE MESSAGE

of

“THE END of TIME”

is that:

JESUS IS COMING !,

ONCE;

AT THE END of THIS WORLD !,

to RULE OVER

THE NEW HEAVEN

and

THE NEW EARTH,

FOREVER”

THAT’S IT.

… 

And,

ETHER WE PREACH JESUS

and

PEOPLE ARE SAVED, NOW,

or

THEY WILL BE CONDEMNED

WHEN JESUS RETURNS. 

Do you really ‘think’ Jesus (?)

‘Told us’ (?)

to ‘LEAVE A NATION, OR TWO, OR THREE,

OR MORE’ of PEOPLE, UTTERLY LOST, 

so that “He” Could

Come ‘Try’ (?) to TALK TO THEM, 

 HIMSELF, PERSONALLY???

OR,

COULD THAT POSSIBLY BE 

ANOTHER GOSPEL

that is FALSE!!

AND,

Have you actually ‘seen’ a

“Rapture”,

where Lost People

are “Left Behind”

THAT CAN BE FOUND

in GOD’S WORDS?

….w h e r e ??…

We can look at any

and all of the Bible Scriptures

there are, but

Jesus Said that

WHEN HE COMES AGAIN,

HE is GOING to SEPARATE

THE GOATS

from

THE SHEEP.

So, we might want to

“ASSUME”

God’s Teachings to

BE TRUE,

and we can

Stop “looking for a Rapture”

and

Stop “ASSUMING”

The Stories of Carnal man

‘to be true’,

or

allowing twisted deceptions,

by Satan,

to

KILL OUR EVANGELISM !

That’s ALL that

Demonic stuff is for

&

WE BETTER

BELIEVE THE BIBLE.

 

THAT’S RIGHT.

JESUS is COMING AGAIN.

And We Need to

PREACH GOD’S WORD,

to a lost and dying World,

BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

THEY WILL

LOVE YOU FOR IT !


 

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