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QUESTION: “WHY CAN’T CHRISTIANS GET THEIR DOCTRINE OUT OF THE BOOK OF ACTS?

ANSWER: “WHICH DOCTRINE DO YOU WANT? THERE’S A FEW DOZEN?

EXPLANATION:
I mean in true ignorance, Christians just stumble into the Book of Acts with the wide eyed innocence akin to a little child in a lolly shop.

LITTLE KIDS IN THE BOOK OF ACTS SAY THE FOLLOWING …
“It must be all Christian doctrine because it’s in the New Testament!”
“Pick a box – who do you like James, Peter, Paul, Philip?””
“Mmmm! I like smorgasbords!”
“Bob your head into the barrel and get an apple in your mouth”
“It’s lucky dip time!”
“I just love the alphabet and alphabet soup!”
“What will I be gobbling up today?”

WHAT’S THE ORDER AGAIN?
Healed, believe, deliverance, miracles then signs and wonders, receive, water baptism, get the Holy Ghost before water baptism or after, Holy Ghost just falls on you, or the reverse, John’s or Peter’s water baptism, tongues then prophesying,

I MEAN IT’S A REGULAR CIRCUS …
as to who is doing what, to whom, where, how, when and why, and for what purpose, and before or after this that and the other, without a pattern or formula.

I MEAN ….
there’s water baptisms; power with the Holy Ghost; speaking in other tongues; the events of Joel; wonders in the heaven; signs on earth; common possessions; daily temple worship for the saints; healings; deliverances; the sick being healed with the apostles’ shadows; God’s Spirit on all flesh; repenting; being converted; bodily translations; miracles; signs and wonders; palsied healed; the water baptized receiving the Holy Ghost; castings out of devils; water baptism after believing; eyesight healed; water baptism to receive the Holy Ghost; dead people raised; apostle refusing unclean food; miraculous escapes from prison; cripples being healed; saints emphasizing abstinence from pollutions of idols, fornication, things strangled and from blood; an apostle gets circumcised; the Holy Ghost falling on the hearers of preaching; Jews being baptized; water baptism to get the Holy Ghost, to then speak in tongues and then prophesy; handkerchiefs healing the sick and casting out devils; virgin daughters who prophesy; Jews having evil spirits cast out; an apostle undergoing purification and head shorn ….

FIFTY DOCTRINAL STANCES IN THE BOOK OF ACTS
1. “Let’s get back to the early Acts church” (Acts 1:8)
2. “Baptised with Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:4)
3. “Baptised with power” (Acts 1:8)
4. “Speaking with other tongues” (Acts 2:4)
5. “Wow! We’re living in the days of Joel!” (Acts 2:16)
6. “The pouring out of God’s spirit upon all flesh” (Acts 2:17)
7. “Sons and daughters shall prophesy and old men dreaming dreams” (Acts 2:17)
8. “Wonders in the heaven, signs in the earth below” (Acts 2:19)
9. “Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and receive the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:38)
10. “Wonders and signs were done by the apostles” (Acts 2:43)
11. “All things in common” (Acts 2:44)
12. “Sold their possessions and goods as every man had need” (Acts 2:45)
13. “Continuing daily in the temple” (Acts 2:46: 3:1)
14. “In the name of Jesus Christ rise up and walk” and he did. (Acts 3:6)
15. “Repent and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
16. “Turning everyone away from their iniquities” (Acts 3:26)
17. “They brought the sick into the streets for Peter’s shadow” (Acts 5:15)
18. “Being healed on unclean spirits” (Acts 5:16)
19. “Apostles put in prison and the being translated to preach in the streets” (Acts 5:25)
20. “Stephen full of faith and power did great wonders and miracles” (Acts 6:18)
21. “Philip doing miracles – casting out unclean spirits, healing the palsied and the lame” (Acts 8:13)
22. “Peter and John praying for some those baptized in the name of Jesus Christ to receive the Holy Ghost” (Acts 8:14-17)
23. “Philip baptizes believing eunuch” (Acts 8:38)
24. “Philip translated to Azotus” (Acts 8:39-40)
25. “Saul’s sight healed, water baptized and receives the Holy Ghost” (Acts 9:17-18)
26. “Peter heals palsied man of eight years” (Acts 9:33)
27. “Peter raises dead Tabitha” (Acts 9:40)
28. “Peter refuses unclean food” (Acts 10:14)
29. “Peter says ‘In every nation, he that feareth God and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him’” (Acts 10:35)
30. “Peter, while preaching to Gentiles, that whosoever believeth in God shall receive remission of sins, has the Holy Ghost fall on them which heard him, then they start speaking in tongues, and then they get water baptized in the name of the Lord” (Acts 10:42-48)
31. “Men see angel in house that talks to them” (Acts 11:13)
32. “Peter speaks to the men at Joppa and the Holy Ghost falls on them” (Acts 11:15)
33. “Agabus prophesizes and great dearth in the world” (Acts 11:28)
34. “Peter miraculously gets out of prison” (Acts 12:6-16)
35. “The Lord commanded Paul and Silas to be the light to the Gentiles” (Acts 13:47)
36. “Paul at Lystra heals a crippled man from birth” (Acts 14:10)
37. “James the leader of the Jerusalem church says to abstain from pollutions of idols, fornication, things strangled and from blood.” (Acts 15:20, 29)
38. “Paul circumcised Timothy because of the Jews” (Acts 16:3)
39. “Paul baptizes Lydia and her household” (Acts 16:15)
40. “Paul baptizes the jailer after he believes” (Acts 16:31-33)
41. “Paul says he goes to the Gentiles” (Acts 18:6)
42. “Paul baptizes Crispus chief ruler of the synagogue” (Acts 18:8)
43. “Apollos the Jew knowing only the baptism of John” (Acts 18:25)
44. “Paul baptizes men, who had only been baptized to John, in the name of the Lord Jesus, lays on them, the Holy Ghost comes on them, they speak in tongues and prophesy.” (Acts 19:6)
45. “Paul does special miracles to sick with handkerchiefs and aprons for diseases and evil spirits” (Acts 19:12)
46. “Paul casts out Sceva’s sons, the vagabond Jew, the evil spirit” (Acts 19:16)
47. “Paul raises Eutychus from dead) (Acts 20:9)
48. “Philip the evangelist has four virgin daughters who prophesy” (Acts 21:9)
49. “Paul girdled by Agabus with the future” (Acts 21:11)
50. “Paul undergoes purification” (Acts 21:16)

I MEAN
it’s a pot pouri, an alphabet spaghetti soup, a regular mish-mash of all sorts of doctrine, events, places, times, different apostles doing whatever the Lord commands – here, there and everywhere, without an identifiable pattern or formula.

HERE IS THE ORDER:

1. Christ ministered unto the Jews, the circumcision
2. Peter ministered unto the Jews, the circumcision
3. Paul ministers unto the Gentiles
4. Paul stops water baptisms

Paul the Christian says to follow him and his gospel … as he follows Christ the pork abstaining, temple attending, Sabbath worshipping Jew who fully endorses animal blood for the remission of past sins.

Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God. Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: Rom 15:7-8

But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me (Paul), as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter; Gal 2:7

“…from henceforth, I (Paul) will go unto the Gentiles” (Acts 18:6)

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 Corinthians 1:17

BUT LETS GET REAL CLEAR, ANY CHRISTIAN WHO WOULD GET THEIR DOCTRINE OUT OF THE BOOK OF ACTS, AS THE SAYING GOES, NEEDS THEIR HEAD READ!

 Paul’s gospel is bone dry and crispy brittle with not a drop of water within 100 miles, pre- or post- salvation to the Gentile (Acts 3:14), as contained in his 14 books of the New Testament.

 

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Harley Hitchcock

Wednesday 22nd December 2021

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