Quotes and Notes for the Day
UNDERSTANDING THE AGES III
(The Curse of Covenant Theology)
Basically there are two ways (methods) of interpreting the Word of God, among Bible believers. Namely, Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism. Now there will be modifications of each, but basically they are the the two philosophies. Covenant Theology is one that is based on covenant (promise). Followers of this method start with a wrong premises and therefore they get to a wrong conclusion. If you start with a wrong foundation, the building turns out to be crooked and there is no way to make it straight.
They begin with the assumption that everything in the Scripture begins with two covenants that God made with Adam. ” God made a covenant with Adam” they say, that “ he would keep the garden, and tend it and so forth, and eat the fruit but not of this one tree. And if he obeyed God he would have eternal life.” and this was called a covenant of law, and a covenant of works. The law being very simple and the work, very simple, ‘ keep the garden, and don’t eat the fruit of that one tree’.
And if Adam would have done that, (we don’t know how long he was supposed to do that, and we don’t know how long Adam have obeyed God a few weeks, or months or even a year), God promised him eternal life. But Adam disobeyed God, and they say ” then He instituted the Covenant of grace, and now Adam will be saved by grace.” Now, this all sounds very nice to the Covenant people, but there is one problem, you can’t find it in the Word of God. The Basic fallacy of this theology is that, its adherents hardly know the rapture from the revelation.
And they say, ‘”from that time of the institution of the Covenant of grace until the present time, and until the Lord comes we are under the Covenant of grace, and when the Lord comes it is going to be all over“. and they tell us that ” He is not coming till after the tribulation” (hardly know the rapture from the revelation). They assume that after the fall of Adam it is all one continuous line of truth to the end, and that God never told man anything different.” And in fact they tell us that, ” Noah is saved by believing in Jesus Christ”, Looking forward to the Cross.
The fact of the matter being that neither Noah nor Adam, knew anything Jesus Christ, the Son of God, (the Messiah ), that He was going to die on the Cross and be resurrected and go back to heaven. There is no record in the Scripture that Noah ever knew about that. In Hebrew 11:7 we read, ” By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith“. Yes Noah believed God, not in Jesus Christ, that there is going to be flood and he built an arch as God commanded him, and he was saved from the judgment of the flood.
Please bear in mind that Adam, Noah and all the Old Testament saints were saved like everyone of the human race, who ever was and will be saved, on the basis of what Jesus Christ did!! Noah, Adam and all the Old Testament saints did not understand it.
Every apostate Church of Christendom including, the main line denominations (Roman Catholicism, the Orthodox Churches, practically , most all of evangelicals , and through one form or another a great deal of fundamentalists are adherents of this theology. Now what they do with the Bible is this, that they take the Word of God literally, and when they come to prophecies concerning Israel , and particularly to the 2nd advent (the second coming of Christ) in order to fit in their theology they spiritualize it.
They see the world situation, and the rejection of Israel by God because of the rejection of her Messiah, and they see no hope for Israel, and at the same time they know that God must fulfill those prophecies in the Old Testament that he made specifically for Israel, Now in order for that to happen then they call the Church “spiritual Israel ” and apply those promises directly to the Church and create confusion. As far as they are concerned God is done away with the Jew (Israel). How can anyone who reads with open mind the book of Romans chapters Nine, Ten, and Eleven come up to that conclusion is beyond our imagination.
to be continued…………………………………….
From The Staff of The Peoples Gospel Hour
The Bible reveals two ways which people are following to get into heaven. One way, the true way, is God’s way. God’s way into heaven is the way of peace and truth and righteousness. It is the only way approved of God. This way centers in the Lord Jesus Christ who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). The Bible declares that there is another way. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).
There are so many popular ways today filled with lost multitudes all over the land, such as the way of morality, the way of respectability, the way of religion, the way of churchianity, the way of baptism, the way of christening, the way of confirmation, the way of penance, the way of confession, the way of “doing the best I can”, the way of self, the way of education, the way of philosophy, the way of false isms and cults that crowd the street. Little wonder then when we speak to people about the way of salvation, that so many have asked, “How can I know which is the true way? There are so many different ideas and so many religions.”
But there is ONE difference between God’s way of salvation and man’s way, and that difference is found in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. You will notice that man leaves Christ out of the center of his way. You will discover that the modern false cults and isms demote Christ to a mere man and add something to what He has already done for your salvation and mine. We become children of God through a supernatural birth. Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus also said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7)
“May the Lord bless you, and make you a blessing!” – The PGH Staff