A brother in the Lord asked if I would discuss dispensationalism and Zechariah 14 with a blogger who owns a bible prophecy website. I gladly accepted the inviation and will provide to the reader the discussion as it occurred.. I have changed the web site owners name to “Brother” for the sake of his privacy, and each of my responses are italicized and indented for clarity sake.
If you truly want to follow the Person of Jesus, you would pay attention to the Holy Spirit, which leads us into all truth, and you would gravitate towards the truths of the statements of the apostles of Jesus, who told us that we ought to:
- to “exercise discernment” (Heb 5:14),
- to “try the spirits” (1 John 4:1),
- to “give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine” (1 Timothy 4:13),
- to “meditate” and carefully think about the Word of God (1 Timothy 4:15),
- to “study to show thyself approved unto God” (2 Timothy 2:15),
- to demonstrate your honour as you “search out a matter” (Prov 25:2),
- to show your nobility as you “search the scriptures daily” (Acts 17:11), and
- to “grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).
I agree wholeheartedly with the above statements, – I am unsure why you are bringing these items up, unless you feel I am in need of correction, of which, if that is the intent, I accept the rebuke. (I would appreciate a specific issue that I need to address.)
If you are going to do all of that, there are quite a few concepts our Saviour wants you to get, such as the ten commandments,
Are you obedient to the ten commandments?
Search the scriptures Brother. The New Testament tells me that Jesus has all authority in heaven and earth, and I need to pay attention to Him. If He tells me to obey the ten commandments, I will seek to. Show me in the new testament all ten commandments. It is a very interesting study! (A bit frustrating if you are looking for all ten commandments, though!)
BTW, the ten commandments are not concepts, they are commandments!
and a lot more!
What else, other than the ten commandments, do you see as being a “concept” that Jesus wants me to get? I need to know, in order to follow them.
I am curious what you consider to be the authoritative source for your life? Are the ten commandments enough? What about the sacrificial system and the ceremonial cleansing? Must I follow the commands of the Old Testament to be right with God?
If you don’t follow those, you cannot live in peace with your fellow man, and if you love God, and if you love your neighbor, you will follow them a lot more easily.
I am not sure your intent in saying the above? If I love God and my neighbor, I am following all the commandments.
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
(what do you mean by “a lot more easily”?)
Please note, I still have trouble, because I don’t like defrauding my fellow man with paper money, but what can I do when they demand it?!
I am not sure what you are referring to? Are you defrauding someone? What can you do? You need to obey Jesus!
Please visit next time as we continue to discuss issues that arise between my dispensational friend and myself.
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