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Discussion in 'Bible Study Forum' started by Doug, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Doug

    Doug Active Member

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    Galatians 2:7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;

    2:8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles)

    There are two gospels presented in Galatians 2:7. This verse does not say the gospel TO the uncircumcision or TO the circumcision. That it says OF means it is clearly identified as being distinct gospels.

    Peter and the apostles preached the gospel of the circumcision. They preached salvation unto eternal life by believing on the name of Jesus.

    Acts 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

    John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

    The gospel of the Circumcision that Peter is preaching is the fulfillment of the new covenant God made with Israel and Judah alone (Jeremiah 31:31). Jesus's prophesied death and resurrection would fulfill the new testament promise given to Israel (Acts 3:18 Luke 1:68-75 Genesis 3:15 Luke 24:44-47 Luke 18:31-34 Isaiah 53:1-12 Psalm 16:8-10).

    Peter preached repentance to Israel for crucifying Jesus (Acts 3:14-15 Acts 2:23 Acts 2:38). The resurrection of Jesus Christ would fulfill the future promise of his Kingdom on earth (Acts 2:30). This promised Kingdom would put Jesus on the throne of David (Luke 1:32-33); enable Israel to reign and rule with him over the nations (Revelation 20:4-6); and be a light of salvation to the Gentiles, thru the indwelling of the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 42:6 Ezekiel 36:24-28).

    Paul was preaching the gospel of the uncircumcision. He was sent to the Jew first, then the Gentiles. He is the apostle to the Gentiles in this dispensation of Grace (Romans 11:13).

    Paul received his gospel and ministry from revelations from Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:11-12). Paul preached salvation in Christ as a gift given freely to all that believe (Romans 3:24-26 Romans 5:18).

    Paul preached faith in Christ alone, and the complete salvation provided in his death on the cross and resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Paul preached faith in Christ alone, faith in what Christ did on the cross in dying for our sins, as our substitute; faith in his blood for our complete forgiveness (Romans 3:25 Colossians 1:14) and his resurrection for our justification unto eternal life (Romans 4:25).

    In the dispensation of grace, which was not revealed until Paul, we will find no difference between Jew and Gentile (Galatians 3:28), but rather, justification to eternal life to all who believe, Jew or Gentile, and the unity of being in one body (Romans 12:5). Paul preached a gospel of Grace apart from Israel. A gospel that did not require the law or works (Romans 3:21-24 Ephesians 2:8-9). Paul preached that the wall of seperation between Jew and Gentile was abolished by the cross (Ephesians 2:14). Paul preached a new creature in Christ (Galatians 6:15). Paul preached the body of Christ (Romans 12:5 1 Corinthians 12:27) the church and Christ the head of the body (Colossians 1:18 Ephesians 5:23).

    Both Peter and Paul were approved and ordained of God. Peter was given a ministry to Israel and those who believed his preaching are in Christ. Israel was temporarily set aside along with Peter and his message. God revealed to Paul the dispensation of grace and the gospel of Christ for the present time. The promises to Israel will all be fulfilled.
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  2. 101G

    101G Well-Known Member

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    the same gospel to two groups of people, but all must be Circumcise the same way, supportive scripture,
    Deuteronomy 10:15 "Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.
    Deuteronomy 10:16 "Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
    Deuteronomy 10:17 "For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward".

    There is only one Gospel. and two hearers. those Circumcise in the flesh, and those uncircumcise in the flesh.