Thursday, January 13, 2011

“You are a ‘Legalist!’–101” …Blog.

“You are a ‘Legalist!’–101” …Blog.

*** (1Thessaloninans 5:21) Prove ‘all’ things, = hold fast = to the good.

*** (Acts 17:11) And = these were ‘more noble’ = than those of Thessalonica, = in that they ‘received’ = the Word = with ‘all’ readiness of mind = and = ‘searched’ the Scriptures = ‘daily’ = to see ‘if’ those things were so [or not].

Perhaps “First”… we will first look at ‘Salvation’ by; “God’s Grace & Mercy Alone”… “According to the Scriptures”… and ‘then’ discuss; the “False ‘Accusation’ of Legalism”. Usually along with that false accusation of legalism… there usually is this ‘additional’ statement… “You have a head knowledge [only] of the Bible!” Those making such statements ‘themselves’… are “Truly Ignorant”… of the Holy Scriptures… and “Preach License”… instead of “Obedience”… to God’s Holy Word…. “James 1:22” -&- “Luke 6:46” -&- “John 12:47-48”

*** (Ephesians 2:8-9-10) For by grace = you are saved = through faith, = and = that ‘not’ of yourselves, = it is the ‘gift’ of God,
(Eph 2:9) ‘Not’ of works, = lest anyone = should ‘boast’.
(Eph 2:10) For we are = His workmanship, = created in Christ Jesus = unto good works, = which God has before ordained = that we should ‘walk’ in them [Luke 17:10].

*** (Titus 3:3-to-7) For we ourselves = also were once foolish, = disobedient, = deceived, = slaving for various lusts and pleasures, = living in malice = and envy, = hateful, = hating one another.
(Tit 3:4) But = when the kindness and love of God = our Savior = toward man appeared,
(Tit 3:5) “Not” by works of righteousness = which we have done, = but ‘according’ to His mercy = He saved us, = through the washing of regeneration = and renewal of the Holy Spirit [Romans 8:9],
(Tit 3:6) Whom He poured out on us = abundantly = through Jesus Christ our Savior,
(Tit 3:7) that being ‘justified’ by His grace, = we should become ‘heirs’ [Romans 8:16-17] = according to the hope of eternal life.

*** (Romans 4:3-4-5) For what does the Scripture say? = "Abraham believed God, = and = it was counted to him for righteousness."
(Rom 4:4) But to him ‘working’, = the reward is ‘not’ reckoned = according to grace, = but according to debt. [Galatians 5:3-4 & James 2:10]
(Rom 4:5) But to him ‘not’ working, = but ‘believing’ on Him [God] = justifying the ungodly, = his faith is counted for righteousness.

*** (Romans 11:6) And = ‘if’ by grace, = then is it ‘no’ more of works: = otherwise grace = is ‘no’ more grace. = But ‘if’ it be of works, = then is it ‘no’ more grace: = otherwise work = is no more work.

*** (Romans 10:3-4) For they, = being ‘ignorant’ of God's righteousness = and going about = to establish their ‘own’ righteousness, = have ‘not’ submitted themselves = to the righteousness of God.
(Rom 10:4) For “Christ” = is the end of ‘the law’ = for righteousness = for everyone who believes.

*** (Galatians 2:16) knowing = that a man is ‘not’ justified = by works of the Law, = but through ‘faith’ in Jesus Christ; = even we believed in Jesus Christ, = that we might be ‘justified’ by the faith = in Christ, = and = not by works of the Law. = For all flesh = will ‘not’ be justified = by works of law.

*** (James 2:10) For whoever = shall ‘keep’ the whole Law = and yet = ‘offend’ in one point, = he is ‘guilty’ of all.

*** (Romans 3:24-25) being justified freely = by His grace = through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus;
(Rom 3:25) Whom = God has set forth = to be a propitiation = through faith = in His blood, = to declare His righteousness = through the passing by of the sins = that had taken place before, = in the forbearance of God;

Salvation – temp-or-permanent - 101?

Now that we have “Established–from the Holy Scriptures”… Salvation is by “God’s Grace & Mercy Alone”… let us ‘define’ what the Bible reveals. The word “Legalism or Legalist”… ‘cannot’ be found in the Scriptures! Why then, would a person us such a ‘term’… unless they were “Truly Ignorant” of the Scriptures…? What do… the Scriptures say…?

*** (Matthew 22:29) Jesus answered = and said to them, = You ‘Err’, = Not knowing the Scriptures = nor = the power of God.

*** (Proverbs 10:18) He who hides ‘hatred’ = with ‘lying’ lips, = and = he who speaks a ‘slander’, = is a “Fool”.

*** (Matthew 15:1-to-9) Then some Pharisees and scribes = came from Jerusalem = to Jesus and said,
(Mat 15:2) "Why = do your disciples ‘disregard’ = the tradition of the elders? = For they don't wash their hands when they eat."
(Mat 15:3) But He [Jesus] answered them, = "Why do you also = ‘disregard’ the commandment of God = because of your ‘tradition?’
(Mat 15:4) For God said, = 'Honor your father and your mother,' = and = 'Whoever curses father or mother = must ‘certainly’ be put to death.'
(Mat 15:5) But you say = 'Whoever tells his father or his mother, = "Whatever support you ‘might’ have received from me = has been ‘given’ to God,"
(Mat 15:6) does ‘not’ have to = honor his father.' = Because of your tradition, = then, = you have ‘revoked’ = the ‘authority’ = of God's Word.
(Mat 15:7) You hypocrites! = How well did Isaiah prophesy of you when he said,
(Mat 15:8) 'These people honor Me [God] = with their lips, = but their hearts = are far from Me.
(Mat 15:9) Their worship of Me is ‘empty’, = because they teach = ‘human rules’ = as doctrines.'"

Those ‘accusing’ others of “Legalism”… do ‘not’ know; nor understand the Gospels; and Christ’s “Dissertation”… with the Pharisees, Sadducees’ and Lawyers. The Jews had a book called the “Talmud”; a list of rules and regulations; which they had ‘substituted’ for… the Holy Scriptures! In the above Bible verses… “Matthew 15:1-to-9”… Christ Jesus brought them back to… “What God had said in His Holy Word!” They themselves had replaced “God’s Holy Word”… with their “Legalistic ‘Non-Scriptural’ Rules of Men!” That is the definition of Legalism or being Legalistic! And again they only… used God’s Word… when trying to “Entrap Jesus!”

Entrapment – 101 Blog.

*** (John 5:39-40) You examine the Scriptures = ‘carefully’ = because you suppose = that in ‘them’ = you have eternal life. = Yet they ‘testify’ about Me [Jesus].
(John 5:40) But you = are ‘not’ willing = to come to Me [Jesus] = to have life.

*** (2Peter 3:15-16) And = think of the long-suffering of our Lord = as salvation = as our beloved brother Paul ‘also’ = has written to you = according to the wisdom given to him
(2Pet 3:16) as also in all his letters, = speaking in them of these things; = in which are some things hard to be understood, = which the ‘unlearned’ and ‘unstable’ = “pervert”, = as also they ‘do’ the rest of the Scriptures, = to their own ‘destruction’.

*** (Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and to the Testimony! = If = they ‘do not’ speak according to this Word, = it is because = ‘no light’ = is in them.
*** (Luke 16:31) And he said to him, = If they = ‘do not’ = hear Moses and the Prophets, = they ‘will not’ = be persuaded, = even though = one ‘rose’ from the dead.
*** (James 3:1) Not many of ‘you’ = should become ‘teachers’, = my brothers, = because you ‘know’ = that we who ‘teach’ = will be ‘judged’ = ‘more severely’.
Isn’t it about Time – 101?

Do You Love “JESUS”…? If you truly ‘Do’… Then… you will… “Love His Holy Word!” Truly those that Love Him… “Love” and “Know” and “Study” and “Share”… “His Holy Word!” He, Christ Jesus… is in fact… The Living Word of God! Born the “Son of Man”… and yet “Fully God!” Many say they ‘Know Him’… and ‘yet’; are completely Ignorant of His Holy Word! How can that Be…? Something is Wrong…!

*** (John 1:9-to-17) He [Jesus] = was the true Light; = He ‘enlightens’ every man coming into the world.
(Joh 1:10) He was in the world, = and = the world came into being through Him [Colossians 1:14-17], = and the world = ‘did not’ know Him.
(Joh 1:11) He came to His own [Jews], = and = His own received Him ‘not’.
(Joh 1:12) But as many as received Him, = He gave to them authority = to become the children of God, = to those who believe on His name,
(Joh 1:13) who were born, = not of bloods, = nor of the will of the flesh, = nor of the will of man, = but were born of God [John 3:3-8].
(Joh 1:14) And the Word [Jesus] became flesh [Matthew 1:23], = and tabernacled among us. = And we beheld His glory, = the glory as of the only begotten of the Father [Hebrews 1:1-10], = full of grace and of truth.
(Joh 1:15) John bore witness of Him = and cried out, saying, = This was He of whom I spoke: = He who comes after me = has been before me, = for He was preceding me [Hebrews 9:24-28].
(Joh 1:16) And out of His fullness = we all have received, = and grace for grace.
(Joh 1:17) For the Law = came through Moses, = but grace and truth = came through Jesus Christ.

*** (John 7:38-39) The one who believes in Me [Jesus], = as the Scripture has said, = will have rivers of living water = flowing from his heart."
(Joh 7:39) Now He [Jesus] = said this about the [Holy] Spirit, = whom those who were believing in Him [Jesus] = were to receive. = For the [Holy] Spirit was not yet present [Acts 1:8], = because Jesus had not yet been glorified.
*** (Psalms 119:11) I have ‘hidden’ = Your Word = in my heart, = so that I = might ‘not sin’ = against You [Lord].
Thanks, In Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 2:7.