THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM Part 4 of 4


“THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM …”   Part 4 of 4

THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH of the book of Matthew

 

SUMMARY:

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN DOCTRINE

1.    Christ’s sermon on the mount gave Israel an impossible set of rules to keep (Matt 5-7). 

2.    But if they would continu-ously believe (believeth) that Christ was continuously (ongoing) fulfilling the law perfectly on their behalf + the ongoing sacrifice of animal blood for their remission of their past sins, they would go to Abraham’s bosom upon death, and then be taken to heaven after the cross.

 

KINGDOM OF GOD DOCTRINE

1.    Now today, we also have been given an impossible set of rules to keep (Rom 3:23).

2.    However, believing once only, that Christ perfectly fulfilled the law on our behalf + his once only sacrifice of his perfect blood for the redemption of sins, we are immediately and spiritually born straight into the kingdom of God, and upon death, or with the rapture, we are taken physically into heaven. However, Christians being in Christ, are already there in heaven – spiritually speaking.

 

The following Table shows:

1.   Entry into heaven has always been by sinless works

2.   Atonement for sins, remission or redemption, has always been by blood

 

 

Old Testament

Christ on earth

kingdom of heaven

 

Christ in heaven

kingdom of God

The Test

Old Testament law  

 

 

Israel failed

 

Old Testament law

Sermon on the Mount law

 

Israel failed

Old Testament law

Sermon on the Mount law

 

The whole world fails

 

Remedy

The ‘perfect work’ of animals without blemish

 

plus

 

Imperfect animal blood

for remission of past sins

Christ’s ongoing fulfilling of sinless works

 

plus

 

Imperfect animal blood

for remission of sins past

(Rom 3:25)

 

Christ’s fulfilled sinless works

 

plus

 

Christ’s perfect blood

for redemption of sins

(Col 1:14)

 

Destination

Abraham’s bosom

 

Abraham’s bosom

heaven

 

Salvation

Loss of salvation

Loss of salvation

 

Eternal security

guaranteed

 

 

Like the Bible, all of Matthew is 100% correct history, and all parts can be used for devotional and spiritual purposes, however Matthew’s gospel is not God’s doctrine for the Christian.

What!?

But isn’t the Book of Matthew in the New Testament? Yes

Isn’t the Book of Matthew about Jesus Christ? Yes

Doesn’t Matthew have the Lord’s prayer in it? Yes

Doesn’t Matthew teach us how to live the right way as Christians? No. Paul does in Romans to Philemon!

The kingdom of God’s commandments with Paul are different from the Sermon on the Mount rules.

Doesn’t Matthew have The Sermon on the Mount in it? Yes

Doesn’t Matthew show us how to be like, and follow, Jesus? It does, but we follow Paul as he follows Christ!

 

 

Answer: As stated, all of the gospel of Matthew may have spiritual parallels for the Christian, but it’s not God’s instructions and doctrine for the Christian or the unsaved, as these are to be found in Paul’s writings to the churches, Timothy and Titus.

 

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Harley Hitchcock

Tuesday 10th August 2021


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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