Dear Fellow Believer,
In response to a letter sent to me April 13, 2000.
I would like to help you, but it may not be the way you think I should. I have been a teacher/partor for 16 years and the Lord through His Holy Word (King James Bible) has taught me many things. Pleuse allow me an elder to you show you some of these things. As you reud this please consider what is said and read the scriptures. I am going to give you questions and then Bible answers. Not my opinions, but the scripture answers.
Questions are Highlighted in Green and answers are in Blue
1. Who is (Gentiles, not Jews) Apostle?
Romans 11 : 13
2. Who was first given the Gospel of Christ?
I Timothy 1: 15-16, Galatains 1: 11-12----------- Apostle Paul
3. What is the Gospel of Christ given to Paul?
I Corinthians 15: 1-4
4. What is the Gospel that Peter in Acts 2:38 preaches?
Galatians 2: 7
Gospel of Circumcision-----Peter
Repentance &Water Baptism-Gift of the Holy Ghost
(Peter's Gospel taught to him in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.)
Gospel of Uncircumcision---Paul
5. What Gospel is hid to them that are lost?
II Corinthians 4:3-4 Our(Pau1 the writer)
Again read Galatians 1 :ll-12, I Corinthians 15:l-4
6. What Gospel saves men today? Romans 1:15-1 6 Gospel of Christ
Peter preaches Gospel of God, Jesus Christ Son of God.
Paul preaches, Gospel of Christ, I Corinthians 15: 1-4.
7. Why were people baptized with water in Acts 2:38?
Mark 16:16 (Is baptized-----salvation)
Mark 16:17 Did signs follow you when were baptized?
Peter 3:20-21 (Saved by water, baptism doth also save us)
Then didn't Peter preach that water baptism saved who he preached to?
8. Who did Peter preach to?
Acts 2:22 Men of Israel, Acts 2:36 House of Israel
9. Isn't the so-called Great Commission Matthew 28:19?
But what about Matthew 28:20, " teach them (those baptized) to observe all things whatsoeverI have commanded you. "
Are religions doing what Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John taught?
For instance: Matthew 10:5-6, "Go not into the way of the Gentiles".
Matthew 10:7-9 why send a letter asking for $900 if Matthew 10:9 is to be followed.
Why preach Matthew 5:5, "meek shall inherit the earth", if you believe in the
"catch up " in I Thessalonians 4:13-18.
Can you claim the forgiveness of Ephesians 1: 7, Colossians 2: 14, Colossians 2:13, if you have
not forgiven everyone according to Matthew 6: 14-15.
Check the words of Matthew 6:14-15 with Ephesians 4:32 "Hath" is already done.
Can you claim forgiveness in Ephesians 1: 7, Colossians 1:14, Colossians 2:13, while
confession of sins is being preached in I John I : 9.
Docsn't I John 2: 18 tell you when this Book is written for. ''It is the Last Time" We are not in
the Last Time for we are not in the Tribulation. I John as Hebrews, James, I &
2Peter, 1,2 & 3 John, Jude, and Revelation are written for the people of
the Tribulation and the 1000 year millenium Kingdom. Just as the Old Testament was
written about the children of old, about creation, flood, choosing of Isreal through
Abraham, the delivery of Israel, (example), the giving of the law and the prophets all to
Israel, God's chosen people. Can we as Gentiles claim the doctrine given to and for Israel?
10. Does the Apostle Paul tell us to follow him? I Corinthians 4:16, I Corinthians 11:1
11. Does the Apostle Paul tell the young pastor-evangelist Timothy to consider what he
says? II Timothy 2:7-8
12. Does the Apostle Paul tell Timothy to "rightly divide the word of truth" II Timothy
2:15 How come most religions will not do this? II Thessalonians 2:7 Mystery of Inequity.
13.Don't most people today believe they should follow the red letter of the Lord?
14. But what about Matthew 10:39 vs I Thessalonians 4:16, "we which are alive" in
I Thessalonians 4:16, Paul says we don't have to die.
15. Matthew 15:22-26 is where Jesus tells who he is sent to doesn't it?
Doesn't it also call anyone who is not of the House of Israel a dog? Matthew 15:26
16. What must we do today for Eternal Life?
According to the red words Matthew 19:16-21 The red words, Matthew 19:17, "none good".
Paul's words revealed to him by Christ, Romans 3:21. "But now without the law". The red
words, Matthew 19:21, "sell all that you have". Paul's words revealed to him by Christ,
Philippians 3:15, "already perfect". Romans 3:23, Gift of God, Eternal Life. Then Paul had new
revelation as in Galatians 1:11-12.
These are just a few differences that are to be considered. If you will not consider these facts, God will hold you accountable for His Word
One last thing. Is there a day in your life, a moment in time, when you trusted the fact that God had saved you by the Faith of the Lord Jesus Christ on His Cross? Christ by HIS FAITH died for your sins, went to hell for you, Acts 2:25-32 and was raised for you justification, Romans 4:25. Can you trust that God will not impute your trespasses unto you, II Corinthians 5:19 and that you are forgiven all trespasses. Colossians 2:13 without your works, Ephesians 2:8-9, without your confession of sins. I John 1:9 which is a last day confession.
Please read these verses:
Ephesians 1:7------Colossians 1:14
Colossians 2:13-17-------Acts 7:48 Temples----Acts 17:24
Ephesians 1:13-14 Sealed
Romans 8:28-39, Eternal Security
I Corinthians 1:17-18, Paul sent not to baptize
1 Corinthians 2:1-16, Mystery revealed to Paul by the Spirit
Acts 26:16-18, Paul sent unto the Gentiles
John 13:20, Receive whosoever is sent unto you
If you would like to talk to me I would love to sit down and discuss the scriptures with you.
Please remember that the letter you sent me in association with the Baptist doctrine of Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16 and so on was not in keeping of Matthew 10:9, stepping out on faith.
Pastor Jerry Sanders