In those days it meant “to fill.” In other words, God told Adam and Noah to “Be fruitful, and multiply, and FILL the earth,” not “refill” it. The vast majority of those of Israel rejected Him even though their own scriptures told of Him and foretold the exact time of His arrival. What we have to remember about the KJV is that it was inspired by a King who had a shaky grasp on the English throne and he had to produce something to appease/distract the populace. Rightly dividing the word of truth. Got quite a "list" building, IF you wish to "know"}. I do have some questions for you. But, I will depart from agreement on your concept of division, especially when it comes to God’s plan for the church vs. God’s plan for Israel. Let me answer your questions with a question: By what method were those who were counted as righteous who died before the cross saved? As Paul said in Romans 2, the works of the law are written upon the hearts of the Gentiles. I agree with you. If this ministry has blessed your life … *From spoude; to use speed, i.e. Sold ur house ? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love (phileo) thee. For further studies on Dispensational teachings: Is There a Prophetic Gap or Antichrist in Daniel's 70 Weeks? Another thing, people who say we need to follow Jesus in his earthly ministry, have probably barely skimmed over his teachings and life, and if your love for Christ is genuine, please go study his life and see how impossible is to do what you so boldly assert to be the right way. While we have one word for “love” in English, the Greek language has several words for “love.” Two of them are used in these three verses. I can see how Paul used a word that he, and the people that knew him were familiar with. I read some of the comments and I saw your position on the phrase not being a good fit for dividing scripture, because New Testament wasn’t there yet. “Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phoenicia, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.”. Nd no, I do not subscribe to the seven years of tribulation in what some call “the 70th week of Daniel’s 70 weeks”. But, the context of what Paul wrote in Colossians 2 wasn't that it was the law that was nailed to the cross, but our sins as He born them upon Himself. Is the KJV the only "only one inspired version"? Paul actually admonished his readers for saying that they were "followers of Paul", I believe that admonishment applies to us today as well. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness - 2 Timothy 3:16. Tony Muse (author) from Texas, USA on December 30, 2018: Am I "correcting the Bible"? It is not as complicated as it sounds though. *From spoude; to use speed, i.e. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”, “For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. If you never looked at the Greek in these 3 verses, you would be missing a deeper meaning. God is taking the kingdom from the leaders that were supposed to receive him, because they knew the scriptures, and he will give it to the peculiar people, the harlots and the prostitutes that believed... not gentiles! To have the true Word of God, there is only one way to rightly cut it. 32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. Therefore, they have improperly interpreted the Bible (and even made their own Bible), through the eyes of one who is trying to prove Jesus is not God. (i.e. They needed to repent of rejecting Christ and accept Him as their Messiah. Thank you may you also have a blessed day. Tony I would suggest looking back thru the great points she made and reanalyzing these details before coming up with final answer conclusions about these subjects. Abraham, and all those who were saved before the cross were saved by grace trough faith just like we are today. We must work diligently with the text in order to rightly handle “the word of truth” (2 Tim. Conscience 3.Human Government 4.Promise 5. Only they were saved on the hope of the coming Messiah’s sacrifice, we are saved because of His sacrifice. Wonderful article. #3. David O'steen from Hope Bible Church proves that in his serie on rightly dividing on youtube from the Bible. None of this Grace took effect until the sins of the Whole world was paid to our Righteous God, by the sacrifice made by Christ Jesus our, Awesome teaching.i tell ppl. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit. Tony Muse (author) from Texas, USA on January 21, 2019: Hi Woodrow, except for the fact that the original Greek did not use the word "dividing", but orthomounta. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. The phrase “rightly dividing the Word of truth” has been given a meaning Paul didn’t originally intend. This pastor used the rightly dividing scripture to also say you can wrongly divide. But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. Romans 9:6 But it is not as though the word of God has failed. God). Paul was not prophesying to some future time when the entire nation of Israel would be reconciled to God. God visited Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Even though we are unfaithful, Christ is faithful and that He cannot deny us if we live in Him. There are thousands of words in the Englsih Bible that don't have the same meaning in the Greek and Hebrew. Tony Muse (author) from Texas, USA on September 19, 2019: I only asked that because there was a person named J A Jones that was commenting asking basically the same things that you have been asking. God had to give them mercy and grace time and time again both before and under the law. But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him!". Strangely, some who claim to “rightly divide the word of truth” really have no solid understanding of what “the word of truth” even is in the context of the verse they claim to be following (2 Timothy 2:15). Because some flawed human king (Constantine) back in 300 or so AD who said God gave him a vision to murder in the name of Jesus says so? Even Paul warned against saying that we are followers of him, Peter or Apollos. Yes, we have gone from law to grace, but only in our understanding of God's plan of salvation. Christ’s death was prophesied long before Christ arrived in multiple places, do you honestly think that Satan didn’t know what was going to happen? Here are a few other examples of literary styles the Bible uses, with definitions and verses: Simile: A figure of speech that directly compares two different things, usually using the words like/as. This verse speaks of the Jews that were scattered, the Jews that believed and suffered for their faith at the hand of Religious Jews, Jews that were leading the masses away from Jesus! I recommend any word-for-word translation. There are a lot of Christians today preaching the gospel out of context and feel they have it right. No one will take that away from me, nor should they you! I would agree that the gospels are more of the ending of the Old Testament in regards to the law. In Paul's time, the only scripture would have been the old testament. Not a jot or tiddle will fall out of the law til all things be fulfilled... Paul says these things about the body of Christ: Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth. I read your thoughts and all the comments thereafter and there is one question I would like to pose: Why would there ever be a statement in the Bible, that would ask that the readership divide it's ultimate teachings? Jeremiah 31:31 refers to the new covenant, read Hosea 2. One word that is incorrectly defined is “replenish.” This word is used in both (Gen 1:28) and (Gen 9:1) when God told both Adam and Noah respectively, to “replenish” the Earth. This is the same symbolism that Peter saw in his rooftop vision when he was shown that the Gospel was to go the Gentiles as well. If a verse seems unclear, interpret in light of a more clear verse. We are not to follow Christ and His teachings? (16) He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest (agapao) thou me? If they do not make precise cuts, the project will be ruined. Paul tells us in Romans 11 that gentile believers have been grafted into the remnant of Israel that still remained in the root, which is Christ. You get to Acts 11 and the gospel is still ONLY for the Jews. amen. When Jesus died he removed the curse of the law, he became a curse for us. #5. Jesus didn't come to destroy the law, but to fulfill. I knew the Bible did not need to be 'divided' but could not explain why (except my Bible translation says 'rightly handled' which makes much more sense of what Paul is trying to say). "Rightly dividing the word of truth" does not mean dissecting God's Word like a cadaver. Study* to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. You may want to rethink that stand on the red verses black letters. What is going on in the book of Galatians? The King James was transliterated from the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek manuscripts just like "other versions" were that call of the devil. Additionally, I will cling to every red letter in my Bible more tightly that every other black word in the Bible combined. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”, “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Yes, many Dispensationalists ignore the fact that we are to follow Christ and not Paul. For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. My comment was intended to be in the context of rebuttal against those who claim that the gospels were not written to or for the church. 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