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Did Apostle Paul Preach The Kingdom Gospel to Gentiles?

Discussion in 'Bible Study Forum' started by veteran, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. veteran

    veteran New Member

    Per Acts 9:15, Christ Jesus said Paul (Saul) was His "chosen vessel" to preach His Gospel to the Gentiles, to kings, and to the children of Israel. And Paul did that, just as Christ's other Apostles also did. Paul also preached the Gospel of the Kingdom to Gentiles...

    Acts 28:28-31
    28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.
    29 And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.
    30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him,
    31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

    Fact of the matter per Scripture, no one can separate the idea of Christ's Kingdom from His Gospel Message, nor the same Gospel Message which Apostle Paul preached to Gentiles. That Acts 28 example is solid proof of Paul preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom to Gentiles.

    Acts 14:21-22
    21 And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,
    22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

    There's Apostle Paul preaching The Gospel to mostly Gentiles at Antioch, Lystra, and Iconium. What idea does he include to them? That through much tribulation we must enter into the what? Into "the kingdom of God".

    Acts 8:9-12
    9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
    10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
    11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
    12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

    There's Apostle Philip preaching The Gospel of Jesus Christ and... the kingdom, to Gentiles in Samaria. Per Old Testament history, the king of Assyria removed the ten tribe Israelites out of those northern holy lands around Samaria, and instead replaced the Israelites with foreign Gentiles from five provinces of Babylon. Those became known as the Samaritans per New Testament Scripture, so that Philip had preached the Gospel and Kingdom to Gentiles there is way beyond any shadow of a doubt.

    Acts 20:21-25
    21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
    22 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:
    23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.
    24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
    25 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.

    In that Apostle Paul called a meet with the elders of Ephesus in Asia just prior to his being delivered up to Jerusalem. Did Paul preach ONLY The Gospel containing grace to them? No. He also preached to them the same Gospel that also includes the Kingdom.

    All throughout the NT Scripture we find Paul preaching both the idea of grace and the kingdom. So those who would try to separate apart those from the one Gospel do twist and bend the Scriptures unto their destruction.
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  2. Netchaplain

    Netchaplain Ordained Chaplain

    United States
    The difference with Paul is that the Lord appeared to him only (Acts 9:3-6) and began using him first (v 6--"it shall be told thee what thou must do") to reveal "the other sheep" (Jhn 10:16)--the Body or Church of Christ, and he taught Christ's Gospel.. Jesus mentioned it when He was talking to Peter, ". . .and upon this rock I will build my Church. . .." Jesus was refering to Peter's faith, "upon this rock", which only comes by our Father enlightening us, by the Spirit, who Christ is. "Flesh and blood hath not revealed [it] unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven" (Mat 16:17).

    The rest learned of the Church from Paul, "This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the Church" (Eph 5:32). The others primarily centered on Christ's Gospel and God's Kingdom.
  3. Groundzero

    Groundzero Not Afraid To Stand

    So true.
    My pastor once pointed out to me that the incredible thing about Paul, was that he was taught by the Spirit independently of the apostles, yet both their gospels line up perfectly.

    Gal 1:17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
    Gal 1:18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
  4. us2are1

    us2are1 Son Of Man

    Amen veteran
    Christ started His own Ministry :: In Mark 1
    15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."
  5. Phillip

    Phillip New Member

    Paul preached to "the Nations" (gentiles), because it was INTO the 'nations' where the ten tribes of Israel were scattered, from where God promised to call them from. The Gospel calls Israel out of the Nations (gentiles). That is Paul's entire message in the New Testament/Covenant in Christ's blood. Same Gospel to Israel is what we preach to the 'gentiles' from where we gather Israel from in the New Covenant.

    The New Testament is Jesus THROUGH Paul, calling Israel (the Church) out of the Gentiles, to believe along with the Jews.

    This is the only means by which the House of Israel and the House of Judah are brought together as that "One House of Israel" so hoped for by the law and the prophets. Fulfilled in Christ and the Gospel! Praise Jesus!
  6. Netchaplain

    Netchaplain Ordained Chaplain

    United States
    Not that Paul had more revelation of Christ but of His Body, the Church and Bride (Eph 5:32). Jesus only mentioned His church to the Apostles (Mat 16:18) but waited to use Paul to teach it. It's founded, ofcourse, on the Gospel of Christ, which is salvation by Him only, which they all learned from Christ.

    It's not that Paul was superior, we're all equeal in Him, but are used by Him in various positions, as Paul was, to be the one to reveal the Church dispensation. Not to say that any of them were superior to the other but the difference of Christ communicating to His Apostles after His ressurrection and before His ascention, wasn't the same as His communication with Paul after His ascention and back in His glory.

    I believe the mystery of the Church is mostly that it may comprise only those who believe in Christ before they see Him (Jhn 20:29). Finally saved Israel and Judah (Ezek 36:27) may have a different eternal position in God (they won't believe until they see Him) but we will still be "one flock". Israel eternally inheriting the New Earth, and the Curch (Jews and Gentiles who believed without seeing) the New Heaven? Scripture isn't direct on this concept but it seems to be indicated so.
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  7. Episkopos

    Episkopos New Member

    The gospel of the kingdom is according to grace and faith. :)
  8. elysian

    elysian New Member

    Paul was far, far superior to the other apostles. He is my favorite.
  9. veteran

    veteran New Member

    Men's traditions that want to claim grace only minus the kingdom for believing Gentiles have slipped up in forming their make-believe doctrine, because if Christ's Kingdom He preached per the Gospel does not apply for Gentiles, then just what inheritence are they to have?

    Those who preach the falsehood that the Gospel of the kingdom is not for Gentiles are actually preaching the Gentiles are not inheritors of Christ's Kingdom. And that is a major... contradiction of what Apostle Paul taught.

    Rom 4:14-16
    14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
    15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
    16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

    Rom 8:15-17
    15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
    16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
    17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.

    Gal 3:27-29
    27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
    28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
    29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

    Titus 3:7
    7 That being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

    Heb 11:8-9
    8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
    9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

    James 2:5
    5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which He hath promised to them that love Him?