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Discussion in 'Bible Study Forum' started by Doug, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Doug

    Doug Active Member

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    4:2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

    Peter and John were preaching Jesus. They were preaching Jesus and faith in Him unto eternal life. They were preaching His resurrection, and how that would ensure the resurrection of believers, and the coming earthly Kingdom promised to the nation of Israel. There is, however, no mention here of the cross of Christ Jesus; no mention of Jesus's sacrificial death, of Jesus being delivered for our offences and raised for our justification. It is the gospel of the Kingdom plus the resurrection of Christ, which is the gospel of the Circumcision, being preached.

    4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

    Peter is preaching the gospel of the Circumcision and the assurance of the coming Kingdom thru Christ's resurrection. He is still preaching faith in the name of Jesus, that Jesus is the Son of God and the Christ. Israel had to believe on Jesus to have eternal life; it was then required that they confess him, be baptized, and keep the law to enter the coming earthly Kingdom of Heaven.

    4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

    Naming Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God was required for Jews to have eternal life. Although verse 12 is to the Jews, it is also for us. We can also acknowledge that it is only thru faith in Christ Jesus alone and His provision alone for our,forgiveness, justification, and righteousness unto eternal life.
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  2. Enoch111

    Enoch111 Well-Known Member

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    There are several major errors in this little paragraph:

    Galatians 2:7 simply confirms that Peter was appointed to be the apostle to the Jews (the circumcision) while Paul was appointed to be the apostle to the Gentiles (the uncircumcision). The "gospel of the circumcision" is also translated as "the gospel TO the circumcision". There is ONLY ONE GOSPEL and all the apostles preached the same Gospel.
    There is nothing in Acts 4 pertaining to "the coming Kingdom".
    Once again you are showing that you are really confused about the Gospel. The Gospel says absolutely nothing about keeping the Law "to enter the coming earthly Kingdom of Heaven".

    Here is what the Gospel says: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (v 12)

    The Gospel says "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved" (Acts 16:31). That is exactly what verse 12 says, though worded differently.

    So rather than post erroneous ideas, you might be better off to study the Word and discover the truth. It is a very serious matter to mislead people regarding spiritual things.
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  3. bbyrd009

    bbyrd009 Groper

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    or at least study Scripture a bit more objectively maybe, yes

    ah, i guess there's two Words now too?