1.0.3a Sensational “Dispen-FLESH-tionnalism” is in ERROR and therefore, We Skip It and PREACH “The Gospel of the Kingdom”.

“The Gospel of the Kingdom” (1927)
By Philip Mauro

Introduction

“THROUGH an incident of recent occurrence I was made aware of the extent-

-far greater than I had imagined-

-to which the modern system of dispensationalism has found acceptance amongst orthodox christians; and also of the extent-correspondingly great-

-to which the recently published “Scofield Bible”

(which is the main vehicle of the new system
of doctrine referred to)

has usurped the place of authority
that belongs to God’s Bible alone.”

This site Publishes this Entire Book

“The Gospel of the Kingdom” (1927)
By Philip Mauro,

WHICH YOU MAY COPY & PASTE:

http://www.preteristarchive.com/Books/1927_mauro_gospel-kingdom.html

HOWEVER, that site also throws this ‘rebuttal’
of Brother Mauro’s FINE Book in your face.

The Kingdom of God: What, When, Where?
(.pdf) An Answer to Mauro’s Gospel of the Kingdom

Where it seems to says, ‘yeah, but’,
you will need SEVERAL KINDS of ‘another Gospel’
and a full denial of The Trinity and The Bible.

It is a “mankind is O.K.
and just needs a little of our religion
to catch on be a ‘Christian’-type error being simply, COMPOUNDED,

so, no it just misses GOD’S REVELATION.

Quoting, here now,

‘GOSPEL of The KINGDOM”:

“The incident alluded to above is what prompted the writing of this book.

Because it awakened in my soul a sense of responsibility to the people of God to give them, in concise form,

the results of the close examination I have been led to make of this novel system of doctrine (dispensationalism).

Let it be understood at the outset that my controversy is solely with the doctrine itself;

and not at all with those who hold and teach it, or any of them.

Indeed I was myself one of their number for so long a time that I can but feel a tender consideration, and a profound sympathy likewise, for all such.

Moreover, as I said in another place:

“It is obvious that, in a matter involving truth of God so vital to His entire household, personal considerations must needs be disregarded.

I greatly regret having to mention by name the “Scofield Reference Bible”;

but that cannot be avoided, inasmuch as it is unhappily the case that that publication has been, and is,

the chief agency for promulgating the errors against which I feel called upon to protest.

I deeply regret having to bring any man’s name into the discussion. But we must deal with conditions as we find them.

It is a matter of grief to me that a book should exist wherein the corrupt words of mortal man are printed on the same page with the holy Words of the living God;

this mixture of the precious and the vile being made an article of sale, entitled a ‘Bible,’ and distinguished by a man’s name.”

It is mortifying to remember that I not only held and taught these novelties myself,

but that I even enjoyed a complacent sense of superiority because thereof,

and regarded with feelings of pity and contempt those who had not received the “new light”

and were unacquainted with this up-to-date method of “rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Because I fully believed what an advertising circular says in presenting

“Twelve Reasons why
you should use THE SCOFIELD REFERENCE BIBLE,” namely, that:–

“First, the Scofield Bible outlines the Scriptures from the standpoint of DISPENSATIONAL TRUTH,

and there can be no adequate understanding or rightly dividing of the Word of God

except from the standpoint of dispensational truth.”

What a slur is this upon the spiritual understanding of the ten thousands of men,

“mighty in the Scriptures,”

whom God gave as teachers to His people during all the Christian centuries before “dispensational truth” (or dispensational error), was discovered!

And what an affront to the thousands of men of God of our own day, workmen that need not to be ashamed, who have never accepted the newly invented system!

Yet I was among those who eagerly embraced it (upon human authority solely, for there is none other) and who earnestly pressed it upon my fellow Christians.

Am deeply thankful, however, that the time came (it was just ten years ago) when the inconsistencies and self-contradictions of the system itself, and above all,

the impossibility of reconciling its main positions with the plain statements of the Word of God, became so glaringly evident that I could not do otherwise than renounce it.

At that time I was occupied almost exclusively with the central doctrine of the system;

a very radical doctrine indeed concerning the supremely important subject of the Kingdom of God, which our Lord and His forerunner proclaimed as then “at hand,” and which they both identified with the era of the Holy Spirit. ( Note: 1)

According to the new dispensationalism, our Lord and John the Baptist were not proclaiming the near coming of that “Kingdom of God” which actually began shortly thereafter with the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, and which actually was then “at hand,”

……

Aware of The GODHEAD Comment:

I am going to say that The Beginning
of The Kingdom of God was more in keeping with Mr. Mauro’s explanations of Scriptures sited in his ‘Note 1′, below, when he quotes:

“Repent Ye; for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand,”

“He Will Baptize you WITH THE HOLY GHOST”
(Matthew 3:1,11).

“For the Kingdom of God is not meat and drink;
but Righteousness, and Peace, and Joy,
IN THE HOLY GHOST”
(Romans 14:17)

The Proper Interpretation of these three verses will include:

“Repent Ye; for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand,”

Jesus’ Ruling with Believers Experiencing Liberty More Prevalent than those in The Old Testament Enjoyed was ‘On The Scene’, and yet so was,

‘The End of The World’,
and The Final Kingdom of HEAVEN’,

therefore,….?

“REPENT”.

“He Will Baptize you WITH THE HOLY GHOST”
(Matthew 3:1,11).

When Jesus and ONLY JESUS is said to Baptize with The Holy Ghost, John the Baptist had The Holy Spirit in him, by The New Birth.

All Old Testaments Saints Received the New Birth of The Indwelling of The Holy Spirit of God, beginning with ADAM,

after he fell into a State of sin and was ‘Preached’ the Gospel, by the Blood of an Animal being Sacrificed to Cover him with Clothes,

as a Picture of Jesus’ Blood Covering Adam’s sins and Clothing him in Jesus Perfect, which Credited Adam with Jesus’ Innocent, Sinless Life.

ADAM WAS SAVED.

And there is no mention of The Holy Ghost

‘baptizing’ anything, anyone, anywhere,
AT ANY TIME

on The AWARE of The GODHEAD WordPress blog,

because THE BIBLE MAKES NO MENTION
of The Holy Ghost ‘baptizing’

anything, anyone, anywhere,
AT ANY TIME.

EVER.

While, in Luke 3:22 we see,
at The Baptism of JESUS CHRIST;

“the Holy Spirit Descended on Him
in a Bodily Form like a dove.

“And a Voice Came from Heaven:

“You are My Beloved Son;
in You I Am Well Pleased.”

THE HOLY SPIRIT of GOD
BEARS WITNESS
to THE BEGINNING
of JESUS CHRIST’S EARTHLY MINISTRY

and ATTENDS HIS INAUGURATION,
Just as GOD THE FATHER.

JESUS WAS ALREADY GOD the SON,
from ETERNITY PAST.

THE HOLY SPIRIT of GOD
BEARS WITNESS
to THE BEGINNING
of JESUS CHRIST’S EARTHLY MINISTRY
and ATTENDS HIS INAUGURATION,
Just as GOD THE FATHER.

JESUS CHRIST, THE SON of GOD, WHO IS GOD,

AND

The GODHEAD BODILY

WAS FULL of THE HOLY GHOST WITHOUT MEASURE.

The Holy Spirit at Jesus’ Baptism
didn’t ‘add’ Some DIVINITY to JESUS
that JESUS DIDN’T ALREADY HAVE,

Likewise, Jesus is Speaking to Saved Saints of God who Had Received The Holy Spirit, in The New Birth.

John the Baptist
ONLY BAPTIZED SAVED INDIVIDUALS.

The Baptism of John, who was a man

‘Sent from God, to Baptize”,
i.e., by God’s Authority,

Baptized these SAVED INDIVIDUALS
INTO THE CORPORATE, ORGANIZED,
DIVINELY INSTITUTED
CHURCHES of THE LORD, JESUS CHRIST.

Later those ORGANIZED, ASSEMBLED,
DIVINELY INSTITUTED CHURCH MEMBERS
WOULD EXPERIENCE

JESUS BAPTIZING HIS DIVINELY INSTITUTED CHURCH
ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST,

WITH THE HOLY GHOST.

On The Day of Pentecost,

THE HOLY SPIRIT of GOD
BEARS WITNESS

to THE BEGINNING of THE PUBLIC INAUGURATION,
of JESUS’ CHURCH
that JESUS HAD ALREADY FOUNDED.

This Baptism, BY JESUS, with THE HOLY GHOST,
of THE CHURCH THAT JESUS BUILT

was a FULFILLMENT of The PROPHECY
by JESUS, HIMSELF,

when Jesus Told His HOLY GHOST FILLED,
SAVED SAINTS of GOD,
who were Baptized by John
INTO THE CURCH JESUS BUILT.

“I Will Send you Another Comforter”

John 14:15

“If you Love Me, you will keep My Commandments.

16 “And I Will Ask the Father,
and He Will Give you another Comforter
to Be with you Forever —

HOW COULD “ANOTHER COMFORTER
BE WITH “THOSE DISCIPLES, “FOREVER”,

and as Matthew 18 Says,
“Until The End of The Age”??

Answer: IN ORGANIZED CHURCH CAPACITY,
by THE AUTHORITY of GOD.

AND SO HE HAS.

There have been JESUS CHRIST ORGANIZED
Church Assemblies, Divinely Instituted,
by The Authority of God and The Bible,

IN-DWELT by THE HOLY SPIRIT,
since JESUS, since JESUS FOUNDED THE FIRST ONE, DURING HIS EARTHLY MINISTRY.

They Have, as JESUS Says here:

17 “The Spirit of Truth.

“The world cannot receive Him,
because it neither sees Him nor knows Him.

“But you Do Know Him,
because He Abides with you and will be in you.”

The Holy Spirit Already was Abiding with them
and Would Be In Them, AS A CHURCH,

that JESUS PROMISED
HE WOULD NEVER “LEAVE NOR FORSAKE”,
in Matthew 18,

and Jesus Says, here, He “Will Be In you”, as a DIVINELY INSTITUTED CHURCH FOUNDED by JESUS.

“He Will Baptize you WITH THE HOLY GHOST”
(Matthew 3:1,11).

ONLY JESUS… EVER DID ANY BAPTIZING
with THE HOLY GHOST.

JESUS BAPTIZED HIS EXISTING, ORGANISED, ASSEMBLED CHURCH, on The Day of Pentecost.

The Confirmation of this DIVINE INTERPRETATION
is from The Prophet Daniel, in The Old Testament, when he PREDICTS:

in Daniel 9:24

Daniel 9:24a:

Seventy weeks are Determined
upon your people and upon your Holy City,

Daniel 9:24b:

“to Finish the transgression”,

= the Abomination of The Apostasy
by the Lost Old Testament Jews

and Perversion of Old Testament Christianity,
which led to the ultimate “transgression”
of CRUCIFYING OUR LORD.

Daniel 9:24c;

“and to Make an End of sins”,

= by The Perfect Offer for “sins”
Accomplished by Jesus,

Who Died THE JUST
( to “Make an End”)

for THE UNJUST ( sinners).

Daniel 9:24d;

“and to Make Reconciliation for Iniquity”,

= Jesus Rose from The Dead,
Showing GOD ACCEPTED JESUS’ OFFERING,

Having Satisfied God’s Justice, as a Perfect Offering, Who Lived Under God’s Law AND DID NOT SIN.

Daniel 9:24e;

“and to Bring in Everlasting Righteousness”,

= “It Is Finished” and The Historical Fact that Jesus Rose From The Dead is Evidence that THE PAYMENT FOR SIN WAS EXCEPTED and All who are Born Again WILL LIVE FOREVER,
in SINLESS Everlasting Righteousness,
FOR ETERNITY.

Daniel 9:24f;

“and to Seal up the Vision and Prophecy”,

THE BIBLE CANON IS CLOSED.

We Have a “More Sure Word of Prophecy”,
meaning the Bible is MORE SURE
than any True ‘Prophet’,

and since, ‘where there is Prophecy, it Will Cease’,
THERE ARE NO ‘PROPHETS’ of GOD, TODAY,

as there were, WHEN GOD SAID THERE WERE.

Is that why THEY DON’T KNOW ANY OF THIS STUFF?

IT’S CALLED, “THE BIBLE”.

Daniel 9:24g;

“and to Anoint the Most Holy.”

= On The Day of Pentecost,
JESUS BAPTISED HIS CHURCH, PUBLICALLY,

with THE SHEKHINAH GLORY of GOD…

“ANOTHER COMFORTER”.

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT.

THE CHURCHES JESUS BUILT
and PROMISED TO BE WITH,

by THE INDWELLING
of THE SHEKHINAH GLORY
of THE HOLY SPIRIT of GOD,

ARE DANIEL 9’s of GOD REVEALING to MANKIND

HIS MOST HOLY PLACE.

For one to say that,

‘you can’t have a church

until God, The Holy Spirit Came
on The Day of Pentecost’

ISN’T SAYING MUCH for JESUS CHRIST, are they?

“Maybe” that’s not their job.

“Maybe” they work for ‘another’.

If you check The Record, 3,000 souls

WERE “ADDED TO”

The ‘First Baptist’ Church JESUS HAD BUILT
in Jerusalem, on The Day of Pentecost.

JESUS CHURCH WAS ALREADY THERE
TO BE “ADDED TO”…

Also, in context, John the Baptist says,
in Matthew 3:10;

“The ax lies ready at the root of the trees,
and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

11 “I Baptize you with water for Repentance,

( like you go to the store ‘for bread’, i.e.,
the bread is already there,

just as far as their Repentance,
John the Baptist had made them,
‘show fruits fitting for Repentance’

to see for himself that they had already Repented of their sins and Trusted Jesus,
BEFORE JOHN THE BAPTIST WOULD BAPTIZE THEM”)

“but after me Will Come One More Powerful than I,

“whose sandals I am not worthy to carry.

“He Will Baptize you with the Holy Spirit
and with fire.

12 “His Winnowing Fork is in His Hand
to clear His threshing floor
and to gather His wheat into the barn;

but He will burn up the chaff
with unquenchable fire.”…

BAPTISM WITH “FIRE” is WHEN JESUS’

“ax lies ready at the root of the trees,

“and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”

“He will burn up the chaff
with unquenchable fire.”

JESUS BAPTISM WITH “FIRE”
IS JESUS’ HAVING LOST SOULS

ENGULFED INTO AN ETERNAL FURNACE
of AN INFINITE TORMENT in HELL.

SAVED SOULS ENJOY ETERNITY in HEAVEN,
WHEN JESUS WILL,

“gather His wheat into the barn”.

“Because the Kingdom of God
is not meat and drink;

but Righteousness, and Peace, and Joy,
IN THE HOLY GHOST”
(Romans 14:17)

Thus, I take exception to Mr. Mauro’s statement that The Kingdom of God

“actually began shortly thereafter with the Pouring out of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost”.

That is a very common misinterpretation and yet, THE BIBLE CAN BE UNDERSTOOD
and TAUGHT CORRECTLY.

Being AWARE of The GODHEAD IS A MAJOR KEY.

WHAT DOES ?

GOD THE FATHER,

GOD THE SON

AND

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

SAY….? ABOUT ANY GIVEN TOPIC…???

I know you are not going to want to
stand before Jesus, at The Judgment Seat of God

and try to pawn off some ‘Prophecy’,

or ‘baptism BY (?) The Holy Ghost,

or ‘baptism to “GET REPENTANCE”, etc., etc., etc.

Your soul “may” be weighed in the balance
and left wanting….
……

Continuing Mr. Mauro’s Book:

“…but were announcing a ‘kingdom’ of earthly grandeur for which the carnally minded Jews and their teachers were then (and are still) vainly looking;

though the earthly kingdom of Israel is not called in the Scriptures, “the Kingdom of God,” and though (as is now evident enough) it was not “at hand” at all.

As I continued, however, to study this new system of teaching in its various details, I found there were more errors in it,

and worse, than I had at first expected;

and these, as they became evident to me, I have attempted, by occasional writings subsequently, to expose.

The work, however, is not yet finished; and hence the need for the present volume.

Indeed, the time is fully ripe for a thorough examination and frank exposure of this new and subtle form of modernism that has been spreading itself among those who have adopted the name “Fundamentalists.”

Because Evangelical Christianity must purge itself of this leaven of dispensationalism ere it can display its former power and exert its former influence.

Happily, however, there is a positive and constructive side to what I am now seeking to accomplish.

Because the object is not merely to expose the errors of twentieth century dispensationalism,

but also and mainly to set forth the great, and truly “fundamental,” truths of Scripture which that system has, for those who have received it, either completely obliterated or at least greatly obscured.

Finally it is appropriate in these introductory remarks to call attention (as I shall have occasion to do once and again in the pages that follow)

to the striking and immensely significant fact that the entire system of “dispensational teaching” is modernistic in the strictest sense;

because it first came into existence within the memory of persons now living; and was altogether unknown even in their younger days.

It is more recent than Darwinism.

Think what it means that an elaborate, ramified and comprehensive system, which embraces radical teachings concerning such vital subjects as

The Preaching and Ministry of Jesus Christ,

the character
and “dispensational place” of the four Gospels,

the Nature and Era of the Kingdom of God,

the Sermon on the Mount,

the Gospel of the Kingdom,

and other Bible topics of first importance,

a system of doctrine that contradicts what has been held and taught by every Christian expositor and every minister of Christ from the very beginning of the Christian era,

should have suddenly made its appearance in the latter part of the nineteenth century, and have been accepted by many who are prominent amongst the most professedly orthodox groups of Christians!

It is an amazing phenomenon indeed.

Because the fact is that dispensationalism is modernism.

It is modernism, moreover, of a very pernicious sort,

such that it must have a “Bible” of its own for the propagation of its peculiar doctrines,

since they are not in the Word of God.

Ample proof of this will be given in the pages that follow.

Nevertheless, what I now urge in view thereof is only:–

First, that we have in these historical facts a most cogent reason why we should, each for himself, scrutinize this modern system most carefully in the light of Scripture;

and second, that the above stated fact, of the very recent origin of the system, raises the presumption that dispensationalism is not in accord with the truth of God,

and is not to be accepted except upon clear and ample proof.

In concluding these introductory remarks I would point out that this modern system of “dispensational teaching”

is a cause of division and controversy between those followers of Christ who ought to be, at this time of crisis, solidly united against the mighty forces of unbelief and apostasy;

and further that it tends to bring the vital truth of our Lord’s Second Coming into discredit with many, because it associates that great Bible doctrine with various speculative details for which No Scriptural support can be found.

……

Aware of The Godhead Comment:

THIS BASTARDIZATION
of “THE RETURN of OUR LORD”

HAS ALL BUT STOPPED EVANGELIZATION
to The LOST WORLD
and THE PREACHING of THE GOSPEL.

JESUS IS COMING AGAIN
& THE HARVEST is THE END of THE WORLD.

JESUS’ RETURN is THE END of THE AGE,
as TAUGHT IN EVERY BOOK of THE BIBLE,

BUT,
NOT in THE LINER NOTES of
The MODERN IMAGINATIONS
of men ‘reasoning’ with a sin-cursed mind,

WHILE ADDING TO and TAKING AWAY
from GOD’S ETERNAL WORDS.

PREACH JESUS IS COMING.

TURN or BURN.

…..

Continuing Mr. Mauro’s Book,
with his footnotes, here:

“NOTES

1. John preached, saying,

“Repent Ye; for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand,”

and he announced the coming of Jesus Christ, saying,

“He Will baptize you WITH THE HOLY GHOST” (Mat. 3:1,11).

And Christ Himself taught a Jewish rabbi, saying,

“Except a man be born of water and of THE SPIRIT, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God”
(John 3:5).

Compare Paul’s definition of that Kingdom:

“For the Kingdom of God is not meat and drink;
but Righteousness, and Peace, and Joy,
IN THE HOLY GHOST”
(Rom. 14:17)

***************

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