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I did not write this, but only sharing this as I do not remember where I found this.

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are actually supplements of each other as they all give an eyewitness account of Christ in his birth, life, death and resurrection. The four gospels are that of what Christ actually spoke in his teachings, works and preparation of his disciples. The rest of the books, except Revelation which is warnings to the Church of conduct and things which must come to be before Christ returns for his bride, are more about moral standings and our conduct in obedience to the faith which is Christ Jesus as we choose to believe his teachings and that of his work that he instructed all of us to continue in as he prepares all of us before sending us out as he did his disciples. Acts brings us into that of Christ's resurrection and ascending as now Jesus has fulfilled his purpose of God and now sends down the Holy Spirit to teach us and send us out into the world according to Gods commission at the end of Matthews writing.

Matthew - In the first verse announces the fulfillment of Israel hope in the coming of Christ. The book of Matthew is a natural bridge between the OT and NT as it describes the person and the works of Israel's Messianic King. Matthew's structure is revealed in the phrase "It is finished" which is used to conclude the five key discourses of the book IE: the Sermon on the Mount, instruction of the disciples, parables of the Kingdom, terms of discipleship and the Olivet Discourse. Mathew can be outlined as, the presentation of the Christ, the proclamation of the Christ, the power of the Christ, the progressive rejection of the Christ, the preparation of the Christ's Disciples, the presentation and rejection of the Christ and the proof of the Christ. At the cross all is finished for that of the purpose of the Christ.

Mark - In the first verse it centers on the purpose and mission of the Son of God as Jesus being a servant and redeemer of men. Mark directed his words to a more Gentile audience that knew little about OT theology. Mark wrote as a topical narrative of Christ's teachings and works. Mark passes over the birth and early years of Christ and begins with the events that immediately precede that of the fulfillment of Gods Spirit in Christ as he was baptized by John for the purpose of Gods ministry through him up unto the time of the cross as Christ prepared his Disciples within all his teachings so they would be prepared to take what Christ taught them out into the world even though they did lack certain understanding. Mark is outlined in the presentation of the servant, the opposition of the servant, the instruction of the servant, and the resurrection of the servant.

Luke - Luke clearly states his purpose in verse one "to write unto thee in order, that thou mightiest know the certainty of those things wherein thou hast been instructed". Luke wanted to create an accurate chronological and comprehensive account of the unique life of Christ to strengthen the faith of the Gentile believers and stimulate saving faith among the non-believers. Luke also had another purpose in his writings and that was to show that Christ was not only divine, but also human. Luke portrays Christ in his fullest humanity by devoting more of his writing to Christ's feelings and humanity than any other Gospel. Luke chronologically: the introduction of the Son of man, the ministry of the Son of man, the rejection of the Son of man and the Crucifixion and Resurrection of the Son of man.

John - The key to John's gospel is to believe that Christ is the Son of God. John writes his gospel for the specific purpose of bringing people to a spiritual life through belief in the person and the works of Christ. John selected the signs he used for the specific purpose of creating intellectual, "that you might believe", and spiritual "that believing ye might have life", conviction about the Son of God. The key verb in John is "believe" and requires knowledge and capability to choose. John's gospel serves as a supplement to the other three gospels. The five basic sections of this gospel are, the incarnation of the Son of God, the presentation of the Son of God, the opposition to the Son of God and the Crucifixion and Resurrection of the Son of God.
 
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Hello for_his_glory.
I am jeremiah (lower case "j" please :) )
This is very good. Thanks for sharing.
Many believers are not aware that the Scripture, the Old and New Testaments were written by God the Holy Spirit TO and FOR believers in Covenant with God ONLY.
If you were to read it in this context you might come to the knowledge of the truth.
Briefly, Messiah was Promised to the children of Israel and to Israel He came. THAT is the gospel (good news), God has kept His Promise to His people Israel:

Deuteronomy 18:15 (KJV)
15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

Jesus bar Joseph was born to Hebrew parents and hails from the tribe of Judah. He is THEIR Messiah, not the world's.

John 1:31 (KJV)
31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

He is a "Jewish" Messiah. God has no Covenant with the world. None.

The gospel Jesus Christ sent His eleven disciples to herald was to the children of Israel scattered across the then-known world and as such God needed to get His three-word gospel message to THEM: A Promise Fulfilled.

I hope you consider this. I have provided Scriptural support.
 

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You wrote:
He is a "Jewish" Messiah. God has no Covenant with the world. None.

Within the context of your post, yes. However, God did make a universal covenant with humanity and its sign can be seen through a sprinkler, but more often than not after a good rain. With this covenant, there are seven universal laws all men will be judged on.

God bless.
 

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Jesus bar Joseph was born to Hebrew parents and hails from the tribe of Judah. He is THEIR Messiah, not the world's.
By what you stated here this would mean all Gentiles are doomed and are none of Jesus. This comes against what scripture says. The twelve were called to preach the Gospel to the Jews and Paul being a Jew by birth, but yet a Roman citizen, was called to preach to the Gentiles.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. 27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. 28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. 29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: 30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. 31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
(Speaking about the Gentiles)

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
Acts 22:21 And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.
(These two vs. are speaking about Paul's commission to the Gentiles)
 

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By what you stated here this would mean all Gentiles are doomed and are none of Jesus. This comes against what scripture says. The twelve were called to preach the Gospel to the Jews and Paul being a Jew by birth, but yet a Roman citizen, was called to preach to the Gentiles.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. 27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. 28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. 29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: 30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. 31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
(Speaking about the Gentiles)

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
Acts 22:21 And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.
(These two vs. are speaking about Paul's commission to the Gentiles)
Wait a minute. I did not say 'all Gentiles' are doomed. As a matter of Biblical truth Rahab, the great-great-great-great-great grandmother of Jesus/Yeshua was Gentile. Besides that, at the Tabernacle there were Gentile proselytes that had their own place near the Tabernacle, and Peter says that Gentiles have been granted "repentance" [unto life] and I hold that Gentiles are also included in the fold - now, and eternally. There are also passages in the OT that say Gentiles will be included in the Covenant with Abraham and God - which is the context in which Peter says "God is not a respecter of persons" (Acts 10:34), but other than that statemen t with regard to Gentiles as a whole God IS a respecter of persons (Gen. 4:4-5).

There is no "apostle of the "Jews" or an apostle of the Gentiles. When Jesus was on the planet He sent the 12 to the "Lost sheep of the House of Israel," and later, the eleven were sent to the four cardinal points of the compass to herald to the "Jews" who were scattered throughout the then-known world, for as the Promise of Deliverer like unto Moses and Israel's KINSMAN-Redeemer came and went, these Hebrews in these various countries/nations/territories all over the place were still Covenant awaiting THEIR Redeemer and this is TO WHOM and WHY Jesus sent out the eleven before He ascended. It's a disappointment they didn't leave on this mission for at least 8 years after Jesus ascended for they were STILL in Jerusalem, and although God sent persecution to dis-lodge them from home (Acts 8:1) when they finally went it was to the Hebrews in these far-away places that needed to hear His Gospel/good new, and that gospel was a three-word gospel: A Promise Fulfilled - God has kept His Promise to their forefathers and the Patriarchs to whom the Promise was made.

The so-called "Great Commission" (Matthew 28:19) is not a commission given to ALL Christians. This command was given specifically to the twelve, and later the eleven - not every Christian who Christ saves. So, while we are there let me just add this proof: (but I will not take responses from others except you as this thread is not about the "commission" and I don't want it to go in other directions if members question or challenge me - but they should not if they understand the following...)

Matthew 28:18-19 (KJV)
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

First, verse 16 and 17 is one appearance, and verses 18-20 is another appearance (but that is neither here nor there...
In verse 19, Jesus is emphatic. He says, "
Go ye..." in which Jesus is speaking to the eleven. In English He is saying, "You [eleven] go..." (and go to my brethren scattered throughout the then-known world due to the Diaspora, the captivity - first the Northern [Ten] Kingdoms by the Assyrians, then later, the Southern [Two] Kingdoms of the Babylonians. This scattering of His people was to be remedied by sending His eleven disciples to them where they lived because the kingdom was still a Promise awaiting fulfillment by God:

Acts 1:6 (KJV)
6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

Jesus' reply:

Acts 1:7-8 (KJV)
7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

He said this from the Mount of Olives. These are the cardinal points of a compass: From the Mount, Jerusalem is West, Judaea is South, Samaria is North, and the 'uttermost parts of the earth' is East - towards Assyria, Babylon, and the Orient - and East is the direction the children of Israel were taken captive. But some did escape and went into the other direction.
 

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Wait a minute. I did not say 'all Gentiles' are doomed. As a matter of Biblical truth Rahab, the great-great-great-great-great grandmother of Jesus/Yeshua was Gentile. Besides that, at the Tabernacle there were Gentile proselytes that had their own place near the Tabernacle, and Peter says that Gentiles have been granted "repentance" [unto life] and I hold that Gentiles are also included in the fold - now, and eternally. There are also passages in the OT that say Gentiles will be included in the Covenant with Abraham and God - which is the context in which Peter says "God is not a respecter of persons" (Acts 10:34), but other than that statemen t with regard to Gentiles as a whole God IS a respecter of persons (Gen. 4:4-5).

There is no "apostle of the "Jews" or an apostle of the Gentiles. When Jesus was on the planet He sent the 12 to the "Lost sheep of the House of Israel," and later, the eleven were sent to the four cardinal points of the compass to herald to the "Jews" who were scattered throughout the then-known world, for as the Promise of Deliverer like unto Moses and Israel's KINSMAN-Redeemer came and went, these Hebrews in these various countries/nations/territories all over the place were still Covenant awaiting THEIR Redeemer and this is TO WHOM and WHY Jesus sent out the eleven before He ascended. It's a disappointment they didn't leave on this mission for at least 8 years after Jesus ascended for they were STILL in Jerusalem, and although God sent persecution to dis-lodge them from home (Acts 8:1) when they finally went it was to the Hebrews in these far-away places that needed to hear His Gospel/good new, and that gospel was a three-word gospel: A Promise Fulfilled - God has kept His Promise to their forefathers and the Patriarchs to whom the Promise was made.

The so-called "Great Commission" (Matthew 28:19) is not a commission given to ALL Christians. This command was given specifically to the twelve, and later the eleven - not every Christian who Christ saves. So, while we are there let me just add this proof: (but I will not take responses from others except you as this thread is not about the "commission" and I don't want it to go in other directions if members question or challenge me - but they should not if they understand the following...)

Matthew 28:18-19 (KJV)
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

First, verse 16 and 17 is one appearance, and verses 18-20 is another appearance (but that is neither here nor there...
In verse 19, Jesus is emphatic. He says, "
Go ye..." in which Jesus is speaking to the eleven. In English He is saying, "You [eleven] go..." (and go to my brethren scattered throughout the then-known world due to the Diaspora, the captivity - first the Northern [Ten] Kingdoms by the Assyrians, then later, the Southern [Two] Kingdoms of the Babylonians. This scattering of His people was to be remedied by sending His eleven disciples to them where they lived because the kingdom was still a Promise awaiting fulfillment by God:

Acts 1:6 (KJV)
6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

Jesus' reply:

Acts 1:7-8 (KJV)
7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

He said this from the Mount of Olives. These are the cardinal points of a compass: From the Mount, Jerusalem is West, Judaea is South, Samaria is North, and the 'uttermost parts of the earth' is East - towards Assyria, Babylon, and the Orient - and East is the direction the children of Israel were taken captive. But some did escape and went into the other direction.
Post # 2 you said, Jesus bar Joseph was born to Hebrew parents and hails from the tribe of Judah. He is THEIR Messiah, not the world's.

I'm sorry as I took that wrong by how you said this as it sounded like you meant that Jesus could have nothing to do with Gentiles. It's all good :)
 

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Post # 2 you said, Jesus bar Joseph was born to Hebrew parents and hails from the tribe of Judah. He is THEIR Messiah, not the world's.

I'm sorry as I took that wrong by how you said this as it sounded like you meant that Jesus could have nothing to do with Gentiles. It's all good :)
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Whew!
I thought I was gonna have problems.
Can I come out now?
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Actually this topic is not about the Apostles, but all about bringing us into a better relationship of knowing who Christ is and what He taught. In all reality Mark was a disciple of Peter and Luke a disciple of Paul. Even Paul was not a part of the twelve, but chosen by Christ at a later time.
 

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Post # 2 you said, Jesus bar Joseph was born to Hebrew parents and hails from the tribe of Judah. He is THEIR Messiah, not the world's.

I'm sorry as I took that wrong by how you said this as it sounded like you meant that Jesus could have nothing to do with Gentiles. It's all good :)
Jesus has nothing to do with those not named in the book of life of the lamb slain...
They are nothing to Him.
Their prayer is sin, Jesus as High Priest doesn't pray for them, and at a TIME when He should have IF atonement was to be extended to them.
The Lord knows them that are His.
But if the Holy Spirit is dwelling in you...
Here...
:coke
 

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Actually this topic is not about the Apostles, but all about bringing us into a better relationship of knowing who Christ is and what He taught. In all reality Mark was a disciple of Peter and Luke a disciple of Paul. Even Paul was not a part of the twelve, but chosen by Christ at a later time.
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Jesus has nothing to do with those not named in the book of life of the lamb slain...
They are nothing to Him.
Their prayer is sin, Jesus as High Priest doesn't pray for them, and at a TIME when He should have IF atonement was to be extended to them.
The Lord knows them that are His.
But if the Holy Spirit is dwelling in you...
Here...
:coke
I'll smile, but make mine a bottle of water :yes
 

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Ah, the Noahic Covenant.
Genesis 9:8-17 (KJV)
8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;
10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.
11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

This is a Covenant between God and Noah and 'with your seed after you'- and every living beast - and this Covenant has nothing to do with Salvation. And the seed which continued Covenant between God and Noah was Shem, from which eventually, Abraham was born and later, Messiah.

But the Covenant above has to do with never destroying the earth with water, not salvation - which allowed God to Promise to destroy it with fire after salvation has been applied by the Holy Spirit to God's Elect people, those names He wrote in the book of life of the lamb slain from [BEFORE] the foundation (creation) of the world.
But you're right. We can do this in another convenient thread. :agreed:topic
 
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