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The Paul Rejectors

Many do not understand Paul


Paul Rejectors - Jesus and Paul at One  


To Silence the Paul-Rejecting Carnal Covenant Lovers: Proving
Jesus and Paul Were at One


by Tara Lang Chapman (Roman month of February 2011)


Introduction:

Just as it was prophesied for the last days, there are many false
prophets out there, and damned doctrines of devils abound. Those
who are not among the elect are easily deceived. Besides the
Catholics and Protestants with the deceiving "Christianity"
religion, there are also those in "Messianic Judaism" groups who
are deceiving and being deceived. They claim to come in the name
of Christ, just as those who follow some form of Christianity,
but are false prophets. They have various false doctrines. One
popular doctrine is the rejection of Paul. They claim that since
those in the false Christianity use Paul's letters to form a
license-to-sin doctrine, Paul (meaning "humble") must have been a
false prophet. They claim that his teachings contradict those of
Salvation's (Jesus'/Yeshua's). Peter warned about those who are
UNLEARNED (uneducated) who MISUNDERSTAND Paul and TWIST his words
to their own DESTRUCTION. Concerning those in Christianity, we
can understand this to mean that they misuse Paul's writings to
claim that the law has been "done away" and that one can be
"comfortable" in his or her salvation, believing that he or she
is keeping some of God's commandments and are doing what is right
in their own eyes and can justify what they do and that they will
still receive God's grace through Christ's sacrifice. But, now
there's another growing-in-popularity way that people are
misunderstanding Paul and twisting his words to their own
destruction. Except, it's not that they're really rejecting
Paul's words. They are rejecting Christ's teaching as well. (The
same goes for the Christianity people.) They think that Paul's
teachings contradict Christ's, but it's clear to us who have the
Spirit of Truth guiding us that Salvation and Humble were at one
with each other. The other apostles were also at one with Paul;
their teachings all agreed.

A teaching that I just recently heard was that Peter's second
epistle is now rejected. They claim it's not valid. Of course,
since they reject Paul, they must now reject Peter's second
letter, because it is in that letter that Peter warns of those
uneducated people who misunderstand and twist Paul's words. You
know, though, one can't stop there. The whole book of Acts of the
Apostles must then be rejected, because it discusses the acts of
the twelve original apostles, as well as Paul and other apostles.
It talks about how they accepted Paul as a brother in the Lord.
Luke authored Acts. Since Acts must be rejected, Luke can't be
trusted, so we should throw out Luke's gospel account, which is
vital to understand some of the things that are more mysterious
in Matthew's and Mark's gospel accounts (and not mentioned by
John). Luke was also the only one to record Salvation's genealogy
through his mother Mary.

There is also the claim that the Catholic Church is the one
responsible for canonizing our bible, and that is why Paul's
letters are there, and we should not trust them. Well, if that's
the case, we'd better reject the WHOLE THING. Reject all the
scriptures. What's with all the picking and choosing? The
Catholic Church had nothing to do with canonizing the Greek
Masoretic texts. John was the last one to add to what we have
now, when he added his three epistles and the Revelation of Jesus
Christ. There was always a remnant of true believers who
protected the scriptures through the wilderness period when the
Holy Roman Empire ruled. People hid in caves and other places and
copied out the texts, even while the State wanted to destroy all
the evidence. The State had their Latin Vulgate translation and
some added books, and the common people could not speak Latin, so
they could not prove whether the priests taught them the truth or
not.

Paul prophesied against the Catholic Church. He also taught many
things that are contrary to Catholic teachings. Why would the
Catholic Church go out of its way to include his teachings in
there, if they are indeed supposed to be added books that are not
in what these "Messianic Judaism" followers believe are the
original scriptures? Paul doesn't back up Catholic teaching
whatsoever, so what a stupid claim! The truth is, the whole
reason such people reject Paul is because they are pro-carnal
covenant, the old covenant with all its faults based on outward
show in the flesh. They want to be put under the curse of the old
covenant and be damned to have to keep everything in its letter,
including the carnal ordinances. The Catholic Church is also
carnal in its own fashion and also teaches a works-based
salvation and rituals of outward show.

What follows is true scriptural doctrine that proves that Jesus
and his original twelve apostles were very much ONE with Paul, so
if we reject Paul's teachings, then we also reject Salvation's.


*The new covenant is NOT a renewal of the old covenant:

This is a good place to start, since the main reason
Paul-rejectors reject him is because they have taken hold onto a
false doctrine that there is no new covenant, but rather
Salvation renewed the old covenant. The scriptures are CLEAR on
this, and who with God's Spirit united with his or her man spirit
truly would want the old carnal covenant renewed? No way! Only
carnal individuals would want such a thing so that there's a way
they can falsely appear more righteous to others with their
carnal outer shows. The carnal mind cannot please Heavenly
Father.


Jeremiah prophesied:

Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that 1 will make a new
covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah...
(Jer. 31:31).

The author of Hebrews quoted Jeremiah's prophecy in Hebrews 8:8.

(Tara goes on to prove the word "new" from the Hebrew #2319 in
Strong Concordance of the Bible, means just that "new:- fresh,
new thing - Keith Hunt)

However, a person could have saved him or herself the time and
effort of looking up the Hebrew word used in Jeremiah's new
covenant prophecy and simply have understood the meaning by
reading the CONTEXT of his prophecy. Let's look at verses 31-34
of Jeremiah chapter 31:

     Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that I will make a new
     covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of
     Judah:
     Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers
     in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of
     the land of Egypt, which my covenant they brake, although I
     was an husband unto them, saith Jehovah: But this shall be
     the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel;
     After those days, saith Jehovah, I will put my law in their
     inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be
     their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach
     no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother,
     saying, Know Jehovah: for they shall all know me, from the
     least of them unto the greatest of them, saith Jehovah: for
     I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin
     no more.

See what a difference it can make when you read the CONTEXT of a
passage? There it is, clear as crystal: NOT ACCORDING TO THE
COVENANT ... There is no renewal of the old covenant. It says
plain as day, "NOTACCORDING to that covenant. It says that the
NEW covenant involved putting God's law in people's mind and
writing it in their hearts. 
Was that part of the deal with the old carnal (fleshly) covenant?
NO! It was not. BEFORE the old Mosaic covenant, there were people
who served God without the law. They served in spirit. They had
the Spirit of God working with them, teaching them truth. AFTER
the law was added, the carnal covenant began. This was to be used
as a schoolteacher to prepare people for the coming of Christ and
the new covenant. God ultimately wanted to show that the carnal
covenant, the adding of a law in written form, has with it great
FAULT. It is NOT GOOD. During the time the old covenant reigned,
NOT MANY people had God's Spirit working within them. People
designated for special purposes, like the kings and prophets and
priests had the Spirit of God working within them. We can read
the books that were written during the reign of the old covenant,
and we can see that those with God's Spirit understood the BIGGER
PICTURE. They had faith in the coming Anointed One. They
understood that God desired obedience to righteousness and a
circumcised heart and did not delight in the sacrifices of
animals or any other carnal ordinances. (Study Psa. 40:6;
51:16-17; 1 Sam. 15:22; Isa. 1:11; Hos. 6:6; Mic. 6:6-8; Prov.
31:3; Matt. 9:13; Mark 12:33; Deut. 10:16; Jer. 4:4; John 4:24;
Heb. 9:8-10.)
I suggest my study about the old covenant's carnal showings found
here: hhtp://www.endtimecog.net/articles/carnalcovenant.html

When the new covenant was instituted, a way was made for a
widespread commission for people to be baptized (the one initial
carnal ordinance at the entering of the new covenant) and receive
the Holy Spirit. This Spirit writes the law of God on a person's
HEART, and the person meditates on the Word in his MIND, night
and day, continually. There is no need of any carnal things that
supposedly remind a person to keep God's law or to indicate you
are Godly. Such carnal things fall severely short of helping a
person, and with the Helper, the Spirit of God, one then doesn't
have need of the things of the flesh, unless he or she wants the
praise of men, because God already knows the person's heart and
already sees his or her actions, so those carnal ordinances mean
nothing to God, but they may get the praise of men.

Now, some may say, "But Jeremiah's prophecy of the new covenant
is not yet fulfilled. Not everyone knows the Eternal, as the
scripture says people will under the new covenant." My answer to
this, I'll quote what I said to someone else:

"About the prophecy in Jeremiah and whether this has been
fulfilled. It's been partially fulfilled already. This is no
different than numerous other prophecies. When the Spirit of God
caused the apostles to speak so that all the different people of
different languages heard them speak in their own languages,
Peter realized it was a fulfillment of what the prophet Joel
said. Read Acts 2:16-21. It's a direct quote from the second
chapter of Joel. Anyway, notice the part about the wonders in
heaven above, blood and fire and vapors of smoke. Well, none of
that was happening then, but we know it will at the end of this
age. PART of the prophecy had a first fulfillment then on that
Pentecost.

Another example is our Lord's prophecy of the destruction of the
temple. Some of the things in Matt. 24 were fulfilled about forty
years later, but most of it will have its final fulfillment at
the end of this age. He talked about signs in the heavens and so
on, which didn't happen in 70 A.D. And conceming the temple, it
was destroyed. ..for the most part but he said that there would
not be left one stone upon another, and nearly 2,000 years later
we still have a wall of the temple left (the "'Wailing Wall').
One of these days, though, it's all going to come down. The
prophecy will be completely fulfilled."


So, yes, some of that prophecy that Jeremiah gave is not
fulfilled yet. But, there's no doubt that it has had a partial
fulfillment, for all those in the church have the law written on
their hearts and minds, and Christ did die and was risen again to
sit as High Priest. There's no doubt in my mind that I'm under a
"new covenant. "

Those who enter the Church of God, the Body of Christ, by
repenting, being baptized, and having hands laid on them for
begettal of the Holy Spirit, are led in Truth, and they indeed
have no need of telling each other to know Jehovah. They all do
know their Father and their Lord Salvation. During the time that
the Kingdom of God reigns on this earth, under the reign of the
Spirit Sons of God--Christ and those of his brethren in the first
resurrection, all those in the physical lineage of Israel will be
gathered to the holy land, and they will have the Spirit of God
poured out upon them, and they will be led by the Spirit Sons of
God, while at the same time the Enemy and the other devils are
locked away for 1,000 years so that they cannot tempt and deceive
mankind. Men in Israel will know Jehovah. Jehovah (the Firstborn,
our Lord Salvation, and we his brethren born in the first
resurrection) will LIVE AMONG them, AND they will all will have
been begotten with the Spirit themselves. Then eventually, all
the nations will know Jehovah. The entire earth will be filled
with the knowledge of the Eternal One. Praise God! But, for now,
we are in the summer age, the Church age. The prophecy is
partially fulfilled, for those of us who are in the Church have
our Father's law in our inward parts and written on our hearts.
We are Spirit-led.

The Lord said at the "Lord's Supper" or "Last Supper," which was
both an old covenant and new covenant Passover, a transition, the
ONLY time Passover was to institute both old covenant and new
covenant symbols: ...For this is my blood of the NEW TESTAMENT,
which is shed for many for the remission of sins (Matt. 26:28).
He commanded us to eat the bread and drink the wine every year at
Passover in remembrance of him, our new covenant Passover Lamb.
The bread symbolizes his body broken for us, and the wine
symbolizes the blood he shed for us. The NEW COVENANT Passover is
NOT ACCORDING TO the old covenant Passover. The symbols of the
old covenant Passover were roasted lamb, unleavened bread, and
bitter herbs. THEY ARE DIFFERENT! The NEW COVENANT Passover is
NOT a renewal of the Old Covenant Passover. So says the Lordl
Paul understood the Lord just fine. Why do carnal covenant lovers
not understand the Lord? Study I Cor. 11:17-34.

Carnal covenant lovers tend to keep the Passover on the wrong day
of the month (15th instead of what the bible teaches as the 14th
of the first day of the month), just as the Pharisees of Jesus'
day did, and they tend to keep an old covenant Passover or the
Lord's Supper--a mix of old covenant and new covenant symbols.


*Both Salvation (Jesus/Yeshua) and Paul taught we should care for
praise from God and not from men:


Let's get a sample of Salvation's words, and then we'll get a
sample of Paul's, and then you judge.

Salvation's:

Take heed thatye do notyour alms before men, to be seen of them:
otherwise ye have no reward ofyour Father which is in heaven.
Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet
before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the
streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily 1 say unto you,
They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy
left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be
in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall
reward thee openly. And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as
the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the
synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be
seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But
thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou
hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and
thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do:
for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what
things ye have need of, before ye ask him (Matt. 6:1-7).

Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, Saying,
The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses'seat: All therefore
whatsoever they bidyou observe, that observe and do; but do notye
after their works: for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy
burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's
shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of
their fingers. But all their works they do for to be seen of men:
they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of
their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the
chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and
to be called of men, Rabbi,Rabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi: for
one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And
call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father,
which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your
Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be
your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased;
and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. But woe unto
you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the
kingdom of heaven against men. for ye neither go in yourselves,
neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Woe unto you,
scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses,
and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive
the greater damnation. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte,
and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell
than yourselves. Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say,
Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever
shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! Ye fools
and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that
sanctifieth the gold? And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it
is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it,
he is guilty. Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the
gift, or the altar that sanetifieth the gift? Whoso therefore
shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things
thereon. And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and
by him that dwelleth therein. And he that shall swear by heaven,
sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe
of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier
matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to
have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides,
which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Woe unto you,
scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside
of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of
extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that
which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may
be clean also. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear
beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and
of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous
unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Woe
unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the
tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the
righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we
would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the
prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are
the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then
the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of
vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Wherefore,
behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and
some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye
scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the
earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of
Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and
the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come
upon this generation (Matt. 23:1-36).

And it came to pass, that he went through the cornfields on the
Sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the
ears of corn. And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do
they on the Sabbath day that which is not lawful? And he said
unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need,
and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him? How he went
into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest,
and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the
priests, and gave also to them which were with him? And he said
unto them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the
Sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath
(Mark 2:23-28).

If a man on the Sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of
Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have
made a man every whit whole on the Sabbath day? (John 7:23).

Paul's:

For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if
thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made
uncircumcision. Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the
righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted
for circumcision? And shall not uncircumcision which is by
nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and
circumcision dost transgress the law? For he is not a Jew, which
is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward
in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and
circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the
letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. (Rom. 2:25-29).

But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we
were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not
[in] the oldness of the letter (Rom. 7:6).

God does not look on the outer appearance of man (1 Sam. 6:17),
but on the heart. And if one has a heart toward God, he or she
will be obeying the Ten Commandments, but he or she will not be
concerned about the outward show that SUPPOSEDLY symbolizes being
Godly or supposedly helps one remember to obey God. We get our
praise from God, not man.

Today people are still like the Pharisees. Since they have not
been converted by receiving the Holy Spirit that will circumcise
their hearts, they focus on outward show to appear Godly before
men, but how are we as men supposed to know whether they are
really righteous or not? We don't know everything going on in
their thoughts. God knows, though. Many such people have shown
their bad fruit, so there's no telling how bad it really is on
the inside. But God knows. And He doesn't give any notice to
whether their penile foreskins are cut and whether they are
wearing scripture verses on their forehead and hands and fringes
in their garments. GOD DOES NOT LOOK ON THE OUTWARD APPEARANCE!
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE TO HIM, WHEN THAT IS NOT HOW HE
JUDGES? YOU MAY HAVE AN UNCLEAN, UNCIRCUMCISED HEART AND STILL
WEAR THOSE INTHE-FLESH OUTER THINGS. THE ONLY PEOPLE YOU WILL
FOOL ARE MEN (THOUGH NOT ALL MEN). YOU WILL NOT FOOL GOD. ON THE
OTHER HAND, IF YOU ARE CIRCUMCISED IN THE HEART, IF YOU DO
POSSESS GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT, THEN YOU DON'T NEED THOSE OUTER
THINGS.

Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the
keeping of the commandments of God (1 Cor. 7:19).


*Both Salvation and Paul taught that people should keep the law
in its spirit, not in the letter:

Salvation (Jesus/Yeshua):

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall
worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh
such to worship him (John 4:23).

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt
not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the
judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his
brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and
whosoever shall say to his brother, Roca, shall be in danger of
the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in
danger of hell fire (Matt. 5:21-22).

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt
not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh
on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her
already in his heart (Matt. 5:28).

It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him
give her a writing of divorcement: But I say unto you, That
whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of
fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall
marry her that is divorced committeth adultery (Matt. 5:31-32).

Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time,
Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord
throe oaths: But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by
heaven; for it is God's throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his
footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great
King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst
not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be,
Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of
evil (Matt. 5:33-37).

Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a
tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil:
but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him
the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take
away thy coat, let him have thy Bloke also. And whosoever shall
compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that
asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou
away. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your
enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate
you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute
you (Matt. 5:39-44).

And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? Do not ye
yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth
into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? But those
things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart;
and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil
thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false
witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man:
but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man (Matt.
15:16-20).

Paul:

For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and
rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh
(Phil. 3:3).

He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant--not of
the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the
Spirit gives life (2 Cor. 3:6).

But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we
were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not
[in] the oldness of the letter (Rom. 7:6).

For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor
uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love (Gal. 5:6).
[This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil
the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit,
and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one
to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But
if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the
works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery,
fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft,
hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the
which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past,
that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of
God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have
crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in
the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit (Gal. 5:16-25).

For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a
change also of the law (Heb. 7:12). There's a new priesthood, new
temple, new sacrifices, new reminder, new seal of the covenant,
etc. NEW and BETTER. Man has two choices to try to do what is
right: the animal (flesh) way or the God (spirit) way. In order
to please God, it is necessary to choose the God way.


*Both Salvation and Paul taught that the true new covenant temple
of God is a believer's body:

Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in
three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six
years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in
three days? But he spake of the temple of his body (John 2:19).

Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that
God's Spirit lives in you? (1 Cor. 3:16)

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost
[which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
(1 Cor. 6:19)

What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For
we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will
live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and
they will be my people. " (2 Cor. 6:16)

Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as
saith the prophet, Heaven [is J my throne, and earth [is] my
footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what
[is] the place of my rest? (Acts 7:48-49) [written by Luke]


*Both Salvation and Paul taught that we are servants to whom we
obey, whether righteousness or sin:

Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever
committeth sin is the servant of sin ('John 8:34).

Know ye not, that to whom ye yieldyourselves servants to obey,
his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death,
or of obedience unto righteousness? (Rom. 6:16)

We need to obey the law of God in the spiritual intent, meaning
we need to choose life in everything. There was no written law
given at the beginning, but the law in a written form with
statutes that applied for the physical nation of Israel at that
time was added at the institution of the old covenant. A code of
law in its letter is ever-evolving, based on increase of
knowledge. For example, there is a statute in the law of Moses
for a railing around the roof of people's homes, because they had
flat roofs to which they walked up to and did things upon,
including sleeping in the summer. This statute obviously doesn't
apply to us, but their are plenty of safety regulations that
could be written in the letter of the law today. As a matter of
fact, the U.S. does add statutes all the time. It become very
burdensome, though, because it restricts LIBERTY. The best
government is a republic, when people rule themselves under God
in liberty. That requires a people to follow the law of God in
its spiritual intent. If we commit credit card fraud, we have
transgressed the 8th commandment, even though the law of Moses
doesn't contain such a statute. It has statutes commanding no
burglary, no robbery, and no moving the boundaries of a
neighbor's property, no destruction of another person's property,
etc. There is nothing in the law of Moses about credit cards or
identity theft. There are also Wherefore then [serveth] the law?
It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come
to whom the promise was made; [and it was] ordained by angels in
the hand of a mediator (Gal. 3:19)

For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed
when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to
Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of
Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come
(Rom. 5:13,14).

The law itself even states that the fringe in the borders of the
garments were to be used as REMINDERS to keep the law, NOT that
they were part of the Ten Commandments themselves. READ it in
Numbers 15:38-39 and Deut. 22:12. What is the new covenant
reminder, the Helper to keep the commandments?

Is it not the Spirit of God dwelling within us? Throughout the
old covenant scriptures, it is reiterated that animal sacrifices
were not what pleased God but rather obedience. READ it: Psalm
40:6; Psalm 51:16-17; I Samuel 15:22; Isaiah 1:11; Hosea 6:6;
Micah 6:6-8; Proverbs 21:3. It's repeated in the new covenant
scriptures. Read Matt. 9:13 and Mark 12:33. The animal sacrifices
were also written in the law of Moses, but again, they were NOT
part of the Ten Commandments themselves. They were what you had
to do if you transgressed the commandments. Tithes went to the
Levitical priesthood under the old covenant. Those who do God's
work to spread the gospel and those member of the Church body who
are poor are to receive our tithes under the old covenant. There
is no Levitical priesthood. Now, there WAS a short time where
both covenants overlapped, because the temple still stood for
several years after Christ's death, and so people could still
take vows, sacrifice animals, pay tithes to the Levitical
priests, etc. It was not a sin to do so, and Paul taught this as
well. He taught that people could do these things if they so
chose, BUT it was NOT REQUIRED under the new covenant. There is a
big difference between it being okay and it being required for
salvation.

Keeping God's law IS a requirement for eternal life. No one who
does not circumcise their hearts and walk in the Spirit will
receive grace, and so they will not inherit eternal life. But,
all the old covenant ordinances are not part of this and are not
required.

Penile circumcision was a TOKENISIGN of entering the old
covenant. The old covenant was a CARNAL .......
("ACCORDING-TO-THE-FLESH") covenant based on outer APPEARANCE. It
involved God saving the PHYSICAL nation of Israel from PHYSICAL
bondage to Egypt. To enter the new covenant, water baptism and
the laying on of hands is done for the begettal of the Holy Seed
of God which circumcises the person's heart. Heart circumcision
by the Holy Spirit is the TOKENISIGN of the new covenant. The new
covenant is a SPIRITUAL (ACCORDING TO THE HEART AND MIND)
covenant based on the HEART. It involves God saving the SPIRITUAL
nation of Israel (which does not discriminate according to
physical bloodline) from SPIRITUAL bondage to sin. Penile
circumcision was only CHOSEN under the old covenant by those
physically gentile. Those of physical Israelite lineage had NO
CHOICE in the matter. (Also keep in mind, women do not even have
penises to circumcise.) Israelite males were circumcised as
infants. They could just as easily grow up to choose not to be
Godly as they could choose to be Godly. Nevertheless, they'll
always bear the mark in the flesh. IT MEANS NOTHING TO GOD IN
HEAVEN.
He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut
off, shall not enter into the congregation of Jehovah (Deut.
23:1).
An alien living among you who wants to celebrate Jehovah's
Passover must have all the males in his household circumcised;
then he may take part like one born in the land. No uncircumcised
male may eat of it (Ex. 12:48).

The new covenant Passover has its own symbols. Christ is our new
covenant Lamb. Laws like those quoted above discriminated against
people based on their FLESH. The new covenant does NOT. It's VERY
CLEAR-CUT!

Do you not understand that a person could be circumcised in the
flesh and CHOOSE to serve sin? Do you not understand also that
another person could not be circumcised in the flesh yet CHOOSE
serve righteousness? And if the person can choose righteousness
while having the penis uncut, WHAT WOULD BE THE POINT IN GOD'S
EYES OF HAVING IT CUT, WHEN HE DOESN'T JUDGE THE FLESH? Do you
not understand that he set up the carnal covenant to FORESHADOW
something better? Are you BLIND? If you are blind, then you have
no sin. But, if you are like a Pharisee and claim not to be
blind, your sin remains (John 9:39-41). To teach that new
covenant righteousness includes penile circumcision is INCORRECT.
It has NOTHING to do with TRUE CONVERSION. It's just a way a
person can glory in the flesh and receive praise from men.
Salvation was UNFIT to be an old covenant sacrifice. He had just
been beaten badly before he was sacrificed, which made him
SEVERELY BLEMISHED in his flesh. The old covenant Passover
sacrifice required a lamb without blemish. The new covenant
Passover sacrifice was blemished badly on the outside, but he was
PERFECT at heart. He wasn't sacrificed for his perfection in the
flesh. He was sacrificed for his perfection in the spirit.

The new covenant, God's ideal covenant involves an adult who can
make a CHOICE to serve righteousness or sin. It does NOT involve
infants having their penises cut. That does NOT enter them into
the new covenant. It can only enter them into the old carnal
covenant that had GREAT FAULT. It's the same principle as the
Protestants having it correct that an adult must make a choice to
be baptized. Catholics do not have it right and institute some
infant christening that will NOT save that baby. Obedience is a
CHOICE a mature adult must make.

The old covenant was DELIBERATELY set up first to show that it
would not work, that it would not bring the entire world under
voluntary obedience to God's righteousness. The new covenant was
set up to make available a great host of firstfruits who will
rise in the first resurrection with Spiritual bodies, just like
the Firstborn Son of God, and they will then reign on the earth
and guide the repentant physical nation of Israel (all 12 tribes)
to be the proper example to the nations. This first phase of
several thousand years is to show the FAULT in man governing
himself without God. The next phase comes to show how much better
a world it is with God reigning. That is how God has chosen to do
things. Set up the wrong way first, then set up the right way,
then let people CHOOSE. Now, which do YOU choose between the old
covenant and new covenant?

I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were
not able [to bear it], neither yet now are ye able (I Cor. 3:2).

Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to
understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and
drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept
upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and
there a little: For with stammering lips and another tongue will
he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest
wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the
refreshing: yet they would not hear. But the word of Jehovah was
unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon
line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that
they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and
taken (Isa. 28:9-13).


*Paul said to follow him as he followed Christ and to not exalt
him as anything special:

Be ye followers of me, even as 1 also [am] of Christ (1
Cor.11:1).

Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus
Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no
divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in
the same mind and in the same judgment. For it hath been declared
unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of
Chloe, that there are contentions among you. Now this I say, that
every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of
Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified
for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God
that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; Lest any
should say that I had baptized in mine own name. And I baptized
also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I
baptized any other. For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to
preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of
Christ should be made of none effect (1 Cor. 1:10-17).

Paul started out zealous in the Jewish traditions:


For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the
Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church
of God, and wasted it: And profited in the Jews'religion above
many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous
of the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who
separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the
heathen; immediately 1 conferred not with flesh and blood (Gal.
1:13-15).

You can read about Paul's background when his name was Saul. Read
about him in the book of Acts chapters 7-9. He was the same in
mind as those who sought the Lord's death and killed some true
members of the new Church, until he was converted. (The only
words we can find in the book of Acts on Paul "putting Christians
to death" is in Acts 26: "....shut up in prison. Having received
authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to
death, I gave my voice against them." Paul spoke against them,
but it does not say he was DIRECTLY giving the command to put
them to death. In 1 Cor.15:9 "least of the apostels, because I
persecuted the church of God" And Eph. 3:8, "Unto me, who am less
than least of the saints..." Paul was NOT the one to directly
GIVE THE ORDER to put Christians to death, but he voice or gave
vote along with the others that some should be so judged - worthy
of death. So we need to be carefull in understanding when we say
"Paul killed Christians" - Paul PERSECUTED Christinas bringing
them to the chains of the prison, and he was part of voicing with
others that some should die, but there is no proof he was the one
to give the order that they die - Keith Hunt)

Then he started speaking out against such people. He was a very
faithful servant to our Lord. He gave Father's Firstborn all the
reverence he deserves and set people straight when they started
dividing the brethren to go after other leaders, even when people
named him as the leader. His new name "Paul" truly fit him, for
"humble" he indeed was. He never exalted himself. He never sought
a following after him with strange doctrines. He always pointed
people to the Firstborn, to our Lord Salvation the Anointed.


*Paul's prophecies are at one with Salvation's and the other
apostles:

Paul gave proper prophecies regarding the seventh trumpet and
resurrection of the dead, the apostasy that was to come with
Satan being revealed in the form of the Roman/Babylonian popes,
the state of falling away in the latter days, etc. A sampling:
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come,
except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be
revealed, the son ofperdition; Who opposeth and exafeth himself
above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he
as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is
God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I toldyou
these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be
revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already
work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of
the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord
shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy
with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is
after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying
wonders, And with all deceivableness of'unrighteousness in them
that perish; because they received not the love of the truth,
that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them
strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all
might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in
unrighteousness (2 Thess. 2:3-12).

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning
them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which
have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which
are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not
prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend
from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and
with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together
with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so
shall we ever be with the Lord (1 Thess. 4:13-17).

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God, neither Both corruption inherit incorruptibn.
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we
shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at
the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall
be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed (I Cor.
15:50-52).

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters,
proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers,
incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors,
heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Having a form ofgodliness, but denying the power thereof from
such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into
houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away
with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the
knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood
Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds,
reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no
further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as
theirs also was. But thou host fully known my doctrine, manner of
life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at
Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them
all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in
Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers
shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But
continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been
assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from
a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to
make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ
Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for
instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect,
thoroughly furnished unto all good works (2 T im. 3).

The OT prophets, Salvation, and Peter and John gave prophecies
that are one with Paul's. Paul wrote before Salvation gave John
the Revelation, and yet John's prophecies of the Babylon Whore to
rise up was already hinted at from Paul when he talked of the man
of sin being revealed, defiling his own body (his temple) by
blasphemy saying he is God. The RCC popes allow themselves to be
called Holy Father and Pope (Italian for papa/father), which are
only names for God the Father in heaven.

Much more can be said, but those who still don't believe at this
point will not believe if even Salvation appeared before them and
told them himself. The law, the prophets, the gospels, and Paul's
letters, etc. are readily available for study, so there is no
excuse. Those with hardened hearts who are carnal will refuse to
believe even if there were miracles, just as the carnal Jews
rejected our Savior 2,000 years ago. "Messianic Judaism" is
really just Judaism with WORDS claiming the acceptance of
Salvation as the new covenant Lamb of God. It's lip service, but
their hearts are far from him, for their actions show they love
the carnal covenant of outer show rather than to receive the
Spirit of God and be converted--be circumcised in the heart. I've
witnessed over the years the huge difference between those who
are truly converted and those who believe they are to follow
every word of the old covenant (which is impossible, especially
with no man-built temple, etc.). The latter are very confused and
unstable.

Those who are converted NOW with the spirit of God circumcising
their hearts will be resurrected to be the spiritual Sons of God
to reign in the Kingdom of God for 1,000 years on this earth.
Those who are zealous for the ways of God (like Paul was when he
was Saul) but are yet carnal, who are Israelites in the flesh,
will be gathered back to the holy land, and they will be guided
by the Sons of God to build the third temple. They will do animal
sacrifices again. They will ultimately get what they want, but
the difference is, is that they will have the Spirit of God
poured upon them so that they can finally see as God sees.
They'll finally understand the difference between the new
covenant and the old. They'll see that is why they will still, at
that time, be dwelling in temples of flesh, whereas those who are
converted now will have been resurrected with spiritual bodies.
See, the Messianic Judaism followers MISS certain scriptures in
the prophets. It's much like the people in Salvation's day. They
understood certain prophecies of the coming Kingdom of God on
earth, but they thought Salvation would be setting it up THEN.
They did not understand other prophecies. They did not understand
that he was to come the first time to die for sins and institute
a new covenant, and then he'd come back a second time to set up
his Father's Kingdom, along with the other saints in the first
resurrection. The House of Judah (as a whole) MISSED the bigger
picture. Now the House of Israel (as a whole) is MISSING the
bigger picture. They see certain prophecies about the gathering
of the physical tribes of Israel and new children being born in
the Kingdom, etc. But, they MISS that the Kingdom will be under
the reign of many SPIRITUAL kings and priests, not just Christ.
They just do NOT UNDERSTAND. So, it will be they and certain
Protestants and others who repent during the great time of
trouble who will then make the exodus to the holy land and will
come under the reign of the Sons of God. With the direction of
the Spiritual Sons of God, they will become the example nation
they were meant to be under the old covenant, except the time in
the future will be successful in bringing the entire earth
voluntarily under the reign of God, whereas the time under the
old covenant, they failed. They failed because they were carnal.
They didn't have circumcised hearts. They were not led by God's
Spirit, and so they fell back into sin. And so it is today as
well.


Old Covenant Sign in the Flesh:

And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall
be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you (Gen. 17:11).

New Covenant Sign in the Spirit:

In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made
without hands, inputting off the body of the sins of the flesh by
the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein
also ye are risen with [him] through the faith of the operation
of God, who hath raised him from the dead (Col. 2:11-12)

The like figure whereunto [even] baptism doth also now save us
(not the putting awav of the filth of the flesh, but the answer
of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection ofdesus
Christ (1 Pet. 3:21). (The Spirit of God is given to those after
water baptism and the laying on of hands by a begotten son of
God.)

That is to say, not mute by a law based on the flesh, but by the
power of a life without end (Heb. 7:16 BBE). Not by a law based
on flesh, but by the power of a life without end. YES! The
difference between law (knowledge of good and evil) and eternal
life, like from the very beginning in the garden!

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH, YOU MUST FIND A SPIRIT-BEGOTTEN
SON OF GOD AND BE BAPTIZED AND HAVE HANDS LAID UPON YOU SO THAT
YOU CAN RECEIVE THE SIGN OF THE NEW COVENANT, NAMELY THE SPIRIT
OF GOD, WHICH WILL BE YOUR HELPER TO KEEP THE LAW OF GOD. IT WILL
BE THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH THAT WILL LEAD YOU INTO ALL TRUTH, IF YOU
ARE WILLING TO REMAIN HUMBLE AND GROW IN GRACE AND KNOWLEDGE. YOU
MUST STUDY, SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES, PROVE ALL THINGS. WITH THE
SPIRIT OF GOD WITHIN YOU (NOT OUTSIDE OF YOU, CALLING YOU, BUT
ACTUALLY WITHIN YOU), IF YOU DO YOUR WORK, THEN YOU WILL
UNDERSTAND THE SCRIPTURES, AND YOU WILL BE LED INTO TRUTH. IF THE
SPIRIT IS TALKING TO YOU, IF FATHER IS CALLING YOU NOW, THEN DO
WHAT IT TAKES TO BE CONCEIVED WITH HIS SEED. OTHERWISE, YOU WILL
CONTINUE IN YOUR CARNAL WAYS OF MISUNDERSTANDING.

I recommend my study "Old Covenant Carnal Showing" ---
www.endtimecog.net/articles/carnal covenant.html

..........

Note:

It is SHOCKING to SOME "Jewish Roots" amd Messianic" group people
to hear it said that the NEW covenant ***CHANGES*** SOME OF THE
LAWS OF MOSES, and also ***ABOLISHES*** SOME OF THE LAWS OF
MOSES!!

Jesus on divorce and re-married took us back to the BEGINNING -
"from the beginning it was not so" - Under Moses divorse could be
for just about anything like you did not like the way your wife
cooked the breakfast. This subject is covered fully in my in-
depth study on Divorce and Re-marriage.

Christian fighting in wars is completly ABOLISHED under the New
covenant - see my study on "Christians and Warfare" - it was
allowed under Moses.

There has been a CHANGE in the TITHING LAW AND THE PRIESTHOOD LAW
under the New covenant - see Hebrews chapter 7.

Only worshipping God at Jerusalem, especially the killing of the
Passover lamb has been completely ABOLISHED! See John 4.

The way and symbols of the Passover Lamb celebration has been
nearly FULLY CHANGED under the New covenant.

The type of "slavery" under Moses has been FULLY ABOLISHED.

Polygamy allowed under Moses has been ABOLISHED under the New
covenant.

Selling oneself to another for debts owned or as under slavery,
and putting a hole in the slaves ear if he was willing to serve
his master forever, has been FULLY ABOLISHED under the New
covenant.

ALL Temple rites of animal sacrifices, priesthood rites and even
a physical Temple, have ALL BEEN ABOLISHED after 70 A.D.

Circumcision of the flesh is ABOLISHED under the New covenant.

Matthew 4:4 is still in the Bible - you need to study my studies
called "Living by every word of God - HOW?" ON MY WEBSITE!!!

Going back to live "Jewish Roots" or "Messianic Christianity" is
NOT WHERE IT'S AT - THOSE TWO SECT HAVE MANY THINGS BACKWARDS AND
UPSIDE DOWN AND INSIDE OUT! OVERALL THEY AS AS FALSE AS THE ROMAN
CATHOLIC AND PROTESANT'S RELIGION - THEY ARE BLIND LEADERS OF THE
BLIND WHO SHALL ALL FALL INTO THE DITCH!

Keith Hunt


 
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