Lessons designed to promote the integrity of scripture and church!

I Corinthians 3:11“For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is    JESUS CHRIST  

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In our last lesson, we noted the general presumptions of premillennialism; and we noted that one of the most important founding principles of this false doctrine was that God failed to establish the kingdom because the Jews stopped him by putting His Son to death.

The underlying danger of this premise and the number one reason this false doctrine has to be refuted is that it calls into question the very righteousness of God!

Can God fail? Certainly not!!!

Whether or not it is an intended effect or side-effect of this doctrine, it calls into question God’s integrity. Can God then do what He says?

I am sure that beyond a shadow of a doubt that the fact that God cannot lie has been preached from the pulpits of premillennialist churches (and accurately so!).

Titus 1:1-2Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness, 2 in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began”  

Hebrews 6:13-20For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, 14 saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16 For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. 17 Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.

19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”

How then, can they, in turn claim that God failed to keep His word???

Why trust anything He says then?

Think about this line of thought, if in fact we cannot trust anything God says:

First, God promised that through the Seed of Abraham all men would be blessed – Genesis 12:3.

Second, through the prophet Isaiah, God would remind His people that not only would this Seed restore the tribes of Jacob, but also be a light to the Gentiles, which would then include all men – Isaiah 49:6 (here the Seed is referred to as the Great Servant of God – both Messianic terms).

Third, The Gospel would be preached first to the Jews starting in Acts 2 on the day of Pentecost, which would fulfill the first part of Isaiah’s prophecy for the Jews that obeyed. Then in Acts 10:4, Cornelius would be a memorial for God of the promise He has made in the beginning to Abraham.

Fourth, with the conversion of Cornelius and his household, we have the promised infusion of all men as servants of God without respect or difference!

Galatians 3:16Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.”

Galatians 3:26-29For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

If in fact we cannot trust God, how can we trust the salvation promised by God for the Jew or Gentile?

There is an undisputable fact that God promised He would give the descendant of David an everlasting kingdom (2 Samuel 7:12-17). The promise of the One Who would be this King is made again to Mary prior to His coming in the flesh:

Luke 1:32-33He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.””

And the Apostles of Jesus the Christ had no misunderstanding concerning the existence of this kingdom or its King fulfilling God’s word:

Romans 1:1-5Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God 2 which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, 3 concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, 4 and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. 5 Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name”

Colossians 1:13-14He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.”

Did you notice that not only could you trust that we have been translated into the kingdom of His Son, in existence, but could also trust along with it, the redemption also promised!!!

So, what is the value of God’s word?

John 17:17Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.”


God’s Integrity Cannot Be Challenged!

Fact #1: God was in control of all the events concerning Jesus’ death, burial, resurrection, and coronation!!!