Hyperdispensationalism | Mid-Acts Dispensationalism
Intro with the Bible's dispensations
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Does Galatians 2:7 affirm there are two gospels? Did Paul preach a different gospel than Peter? Consequences of the grace dispensational movement are given.
Notice is given to some irrefutable facts that fly in the face of Grace Dispensationalism.
- The fact that Paul preached the kingdom to the Ephesians (Acts 20:25) and yet wrote about the church as the body of Christ (Eph. 1:22, 23). The kingdom = the church = the body of Christ.
- Paul identified that we are transferred into the kingdom (Col. 1:13). He also wrote that the church is the body of Christ Col. 1:18, 24. The kingdom of the Son = the church = the body of Christ.
- Paul "now" preaches "the faith" which he "once" tried to destroy (Gal. 1:22, 23). This faith was held by the churches of Judea. Paul's faith that he preached = the faith that the Jewish Christian believed!
- The Gospels (at least Mark, Luke, and John) were written after the church began with a Gentile audience in mind or these qualifying statements are rendered redundant (see Mk. 7:3; Lk. 23:51; Jn. 6:4; 19:40).
- The mystery of the gospel was not given to Paul "alone," but to all the apostles (Eph. 3:5).
- Apollos came to Ephesus and preached to the Jews (Acts 18:24-26). He needed to be instructed in the way of God more accurately. When he desired to go to Achaia, the brethren at Ephesus wrote exhorting the disciples to receive him. The Christians at Ephesus obviously approved his preaching. When he arrived in Achaia, he greatly helped those who believed through grace (Acts 18:27). How? he vigorously refuted the Jews publically showing from the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ (Acts 18:28). What is the conclusion: The believers through grace were benefited from a preacher who vigorously addressed the Jews. Neither the disciples at Ephesus or Corinth saw two different gospels!
- Paul wrote that he and Apollos were ministers in the same field and that Paul had planted while Apollos had watered (1 Cor. 3:5-9). What is the conclusion? Neither Paul nor Apollos understood there were two different gospels but both preached the same thing. They didn't know there were two different kinds of churches for they worked in the same "field" and "building." They were one.
- If Paul's gospel were in content different from the other apostles, then why did he try to join the church at Jerusalem and then did join, going in and coming out (Acts 9:26-s8)?
- Paul baptized some disciples at Ephesus in "the name of the Lord" (Acts 19:4, 5). Luke who wrote this book defined that baptism "in the name of the Lord" is found in "water immersion" (Acts 10:47, 48). Therefore the Ephesians were baptized with water and not the Holy Spirit (cf. Eph. 5:26, with the washing of water by the word). Since there is only "one baptism" (Eph. 4:5), water baptism is that ONE BAPTISM.
Two lessons about HOPE in an acrostic approach. Hope is the anchor of the soul that ascends into the immovable Presence of God (Heb. 6:18-20). What does this mean to us today as we face trials of uncertainty, fear, death, separation, etc.?