The LLM Question for 4-23-2013 - Pastor David
Why is it that true messengers of the Gospel of the Grace of God turn to the messages of the Apostle Paul for the Gospel rather than go to Matthew, Mark and Luke? Well, here is why...It is because in those three Books we do NOT find the clear, unmixed Gospel of Grace, but rather Grace mixed with the Gospel of the Kingdom, which includes works.
It is of interest to note that there are about thirty five quotations from Scriptures of Israel in the Book of Matthew, and about twenty five quotations from the Scriptures of Israel in the Book of Acts. The Old Testament prophecies are quoted in both Matthew and Acts. Surely they were Kingdom messages, and not messages referring to the Body of Christ, which was The Mystery, not made known to the sons of men in other ages. Ephesians 3:5. Colossians 1:25-26. Ephesians 3:9.
In Matthew, Mark, and Luke, there was one baptism, baptism for Israel unto repentance for the remission of sins; that was water baptism, so that Christ might be made manifest unto Israel. John 1:31. However, in Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians, where can be found the revelation given to the Apostle Paul BY the RISEN Christ, there is ONE baptism...and that baptism by which the believer is identified with Christ in His death, burial, resurrection and heavenly seat...IS NOT WATER!
With all of that said...here is the LLM Question for 4-23-2013: Does the Sign-Gift program of the Book of Acts correspond with the Sign-Gift program of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, OR, with the Sign LESS message of Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians? Respond at http://www.lionandlambministry.com/index.php/todays-question . Watch the video for this question here: http://lionandlambministry.com/index.php/liontube/video/594