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But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

-Romans 4:5

Eternal Lives Matter

Written by Jamie Pantastico

On September 28, 2020

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Eternal Lives Matter

 

The whole purpose of the Bible is to bring lost mankind to the knowledge of salvation.

All that matters to God is the salvation of mankind. And that should be all that matters to Christians!

But most never share their faith. Not even once.

“Eternal Lives Matter”

None will escape Judgement. As believers, we know this truth.

Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all (lost and saved) that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.’

John 5:28-29

‘It is a fearful and terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God [ judgment and wrath].’

Hebrews 10:31

 

So we must share the gospel at all costs. Because that’s ALL that God wants and He is pleading with us to share this message this amazing message of salvation.

2 Corinthians 5:20

‘So we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us; we plead with you on behalf of Christ to be reconciled to God.’

 

The Apostle Peter’s Last Word’s

It’s important to note that these are the very last words that the apostle Peter would write. And that most of Paul’s epistles have already been written and are circulating among the small house Churches.

II Peter 3:15

“And account (or take note/understand) that the long-suffering of our Lord is salvation; (the whole reason Scripture, is to bring lost humanity to a knowledge of salvation) even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;”

Now verse 16.

II Peter 3:16a

“As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; (what things is Peter referring too? Salvation! How to be saved, and how we are to know we’re saved. So Peter says, ‘That Paul is speaking of these things’) in which are some things hard to be understood,…(Paul’s message was new and hard to comprehend after all for 1500 years God had no dealings with the Gentile world. But now, Paul’s message was salvation for both Jew and Gentile apart from the law and temple worship. Nevertheless Peter is admonishing his readers to go to Paul for salvation.)

Finishing up verse 16.

II Peter 3:16b

“…in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, (or twisting what was revealed to Paul) as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.”

 

Wow! Just Wow. Peter makes it so clear that God cares firstly and above all, about the salvation of mankind. And admonishes his readers to find the message of salvation in Paul letters!!!

 

Thank you for reading.

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Jamie Pantastico

Mesa Bible Study

Faith, Sine Qua Non

“What is Not Properly Understood can “Not” be Properly Applied”

 

What Saith the Scripture?

Most problems in interpreting Bible passages arise from neglecting a passage’s context. The guiding principle of sound interpretation is to take a passage literally. Not maintaining this discipline, interpretation becomes loose and the passage can mean almost anything. The result is erroneous made up ridiculous interpretations. 

Secondly, is to read a passage in-time. The Bible is a progressive revelation. God’s plan of salvation for mankind wasn’t revealed all-at-once to Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Isaiah or any of the other old testament prophets. Not even Peter and the eleven were given the full counsel of God. The Lord revealed to each of the aforementioned what they needed at their particular time in Biblical history. Interpretation that denies that Scripture is progressive is an erroneous interpretation. 

To be good bible students one must maintain a literal, grammatical and historical (in-time) hermeneutic. There has been much to much of mans theology governing Scripture when it is God’s Word alone that reigns over theology. 

Below are set of guides to help readers maintain a literal, grammatical and historical (in-time) interpretation of Scripture.

 

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Who's writing?

Identify the author of the book and passage.

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Who is the author writing too?

Who is the audience? Yes, all Scripture is for us but not all of Scripture is directed to us our salvation and doctrine (how to live our daily lives). To say all of Scripture is, is erroneous interpretation.

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When was the Book or Passage written?

This is necessary to identify the time and historical context.

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What were the circumstances when it was written? (what was going on)

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What was going on before and after it was written?

What happen before and after the particular Book or Passage you’re reading?

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What is the HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF THE VERSE?

Where does the Bible verse fit in Biblical history. Use the answers from the list of these questions to identify the “historical context”.

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Are there other passages that the Author has written to help expand on the verse your reading?

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Utilize the full counsel of God to illuminate the passage

All of Scripture fits perfectly.

 

The Good News

salvation

Salvation is a FREE GIFT from God. You don’t have to do anything but believe by faith that God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead 3 days later.

THE GOOD NEWS

SALVATION

Salvation is a FREE GIFT from God. SALVATION IS BY FAITH ALONE & FAITH IS BELIEVING WHAT GOD SAYS.

  1. God declares all mankind sinners and we all fall short of Glory of God. Romans 3:23
  2. The payment for our sin is death. Romans 6:23
  3. But God…because he loved you so much sent His own Son, Jesus Christ, to die in your place, for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead three days later. 1 Cor 15:1-42cor 5:21

All God asks is that you believe by faith alone in 1, 2, & 3. That you’re a sinner, separated from God but God sent his Son to die for your sins, was buried & rose again 3 days later.

that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 10:9

Do You Believe?

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