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Two Gospels

Name: Roger S

comments:  Hello sir, I am a person who has listened to you tracks and read brochures, which i gotten through isaiah 58 broad cast on you tube. I would like tosay i would love to hear more of your preaching or even downlaod them from your website. I am from a pentacostal back ground and believe in the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

but today i have a question for you. On one of your tracks you talk about a siming contradiction with ephesians 2:8-9 were you explain that its the law

but i really want us to look at these scriptures. cause to me james is preaching a completly different doctrine than that of Paul. and not just out of the book of james, but also in acts were James tells Paul to go cleanse him self for telling jews to not get circumscised.

the scriptures are james 2:17-24 and romans 4:2-12 also i am looking at

romans 4:5 were it says aperson with out works is still justified by faith. lastly to comment on acts 21:17-25

this really bothers me. cause Paul did teach many times that if you justify yourself with the law you have made Christ of no effect. Paul did preach no circumscision, but circumscison of the heart.

its if the jewish Christians still carried on doing the the laws, the feasts the sabaths etc , which Paul said was a shaddow pointing to Christ. I see 2 doctrines here one to the jews and one to the gentiles. but if Paul had the Holy Spirit why would James ask hm to go to the temple and be purified? james was still preaching jewish customs when Paul said Hey jews or greeks there is no difference any more we are united by the same spirit.

I need your help on this,

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You answered your own question, Roger.  There were two gospels.  Paul acknowledged that reality in Galatians.  He called them “the gospel of the circumcision” and the gospel of the uncircumcision”.  Paul taught the gentiles that they were justified without the works of the law, but he did not teach the jews that doctrine.  On the contrary, he told the Gentiles that whoever was circumcised was duty-bound to keep the whole law (Galatians, again).  That is why Paul, being Jewish, submitted to James’ request that he carry out some works of the law when Paul was among the Jewish believers in Jerusalem.

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and last question, is the ten commandments the old covenant? and if it is, were the ten done away with to make way for the new? i would love to hear your opnion on that as well.

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The holy ghost writes the law of God on our hearts, the same law that God gave to Moses.  None of God’s commandments were destroyed, including the ten commandments.  They were all established as being of God by being written by the Spirit on our hearts when we received the Spirit.

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thanks and God Bless and my address is xxxxxxxxxx

if you have more tracks i would love to hear them or any sermons

i have come out of babylon, christ and christianity, keys of the kingdom, the true sabbath, speaking in tongues/baptism of the holy Ghost. a few more cant think of them now thanks again God Bless

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Thank you, Brother Roger.  Stay in touch!

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www.GoingtoJesus.com
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Philippians Online

Hey Pastor John,

I noticed that the new translation of Philippians refers to Jesus as “the master”. When I referred to the KJV, and the Good News I noted it wasn’t used in either. I also know it wouldn’t have been used in NIV either.  SO I wondered what made you use that term? Was it the greek word used in  those greek bibles? Jesus is rarely called the master in most translations, I don’t think, so I was interested to know.  I must say I like the use of ‘master’.

Jenny

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Hi Jenny.

A root meaning of the Greek word “kurios” (usually translated as “lord”) is “owner”.  In Paul’s world, slaveowners were called “master”, and I believe that is the characteristic of Jesus that he was trying to convey.  Most often, when modern translations have “servant” or “serve” in the NT, the Greek word is actually “slave”.  Paul was a slave of the Master, Jesus Christ, and he was not shy about saying so.

Pastor John

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Coming Out

http://www.goingtojesus.com/site/php/christorchristianity.html

I read with interest the article “Christ and Christianity.”

I am happy to inform you that I love reading your writings, particularly that concerning “Coming out of Christianity”.  It makes sense on the basis of what you have mentioned, for after I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, after a very short while, I began to change and see vividly that it is not true Christianity in the Churches, it is a showy business. It is excellent to be a servant and disciple of Jesus, but do I have to remain outside a church all my life? I already have left the church whatsoever, and do not attend a church.Please I need your advice. Also I would appreciate it if you would provide me with a copy of your “Why I Left Christianity”.

Thank you and Jesus bless you.

Sincerely in Jesus name,

A. S. M.

July 18, 2010

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Dear Friend:

Your sincere question, “Do I have to remain outside a church all my life?” suggests that you still do not fully understand that the Church is an evil institution. Those who really see Christianity for what it is say instead, “Praise God!  He has delivered me from church religion!”

My advice to you is the same as the advice I have given to others:  If you have heard the call of Jesus to come out of the Babylon of Christianity, you are doing just fine where you are.  Stay close to Jesus, and he will put you together with others who are of like mind and heart.

Doing the will of God and pleasing Him is far simpler than you know, but you will find it out if you continue following after what is right in His sight!

God bless you and yours.
Pastor John

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Name: linda m.

comments: why does your woman wear pant like men do. i like to know if they are realy apostolic.

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Hi Sister Linda.

If you can tell me which one of these women is wearing men’s clothing, I will make sure she understand that she cannot do that and please God.

If you are condemning these holy women for wearing women’s pants, you need to re-think your “apostolic” position.  Women’s pants are made for women, and men’s pants are made for men.  A woman who wears pants is not wearing men’s clothing if she is wearing pants made for women.  I would look silly wearing women’s pants, and a women would look silly in a pair of pants made for men.

Jesus said for us not to judge “according to the appearance”.  Your teachers might want to consider that warning from the Master.

If you listen to me, you will be a happier saint, and you will please God better. We love you in the Lord.

Please feel free to contact me any time.

Pastor John

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Pastor John,

Just for thought…now back in the day, were there even pants??  Wasn’t the primary men’s clothing the robes, or gowns?

Melissa C.

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Hi Melissa:

That’s correct.  Pants are actually a modern development in style, whether men’s or women’s pants.  Civilized garb in the ancient world was clothing such as Roman togas.  Incidentally, the difference between robes worn by men and robes worn by women was small, much like the difference now between men and women’s pants.

jdc

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The Mind of Christ

Pastor John,

I just had to write you my heart is about to explode with thoughts and feelings.  I was listening to the CD “God’s right and I’m wrong”.  wow!  I LOVE ALL THESE FEELINGS!!!  I loved how you were talking about being perfection and how we have a wrong idea about it.  You said being perfect is relative to where you are now and what you know now.  John, that was something I know you have said before, but this time, it just went deep.  I think it is because for the first time in my life I feel like I am learning the mind of Christ.  It is like you are free — free to live, free to make mistakes (not sin but make mistakes) and live and learn God.  My heart is exploding!

On that CD, Darren is singing “Come On With Me”.  That is best way to put what I feel — an invitation to go with Him.  Also the other day, Paul and I were driving down the road and we saw a man on a motorcycle.  He looked like [our former pastor].  We looked at each other and had the same thoughts and feelings of thankfulness.  I was thanking God for sending you in 2001 to SAVE US.  I was thinking, “Where would we be?” and then I looked at my children and cried.  We are finally in a place to learn and live, and I am so Thankful.  I was trying to describe this to Ellen P. and she kept saying she could not fully understand what we were saying (because she had never been under the religious bondage and oppression that we once were under), but it was real for us.  But God sent you so that we could learn how to live. I feel like I am just starting to live and learn my Father. Thank you for all you have done for us.

Jammie

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Jesus said that the truth would set free those who follow him.  You are just one of many examples of being liberated.  I heard an old meeting CD yesterday from 1973, in which my father was preaching and warning some people that when they gathered for meetings, they were only “looking for a place to shout”.  He said, “shouting isn’t serving God; that’s God serving you!”  Serving God begins when we leave a meeting, not when we get there. The blessings He gives when we meet are Him serving us His bread of life.  Let’s eat together, and then go out and serve Him and others!

Pastor John

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The Louisville Weekend

John,

I have thought about this past weekend all day long.  I have so many scenes burned into my memory.  I am so thankful I was able to go to Louisville. Saturday night was not of this world, and Sunday was more of the same.  I don’t think my eyes were dry all morning.  I really don’t know how to describe it.  That actually happened too.  I was talking to the man at work who has the holy Ghost that I have been talking to on and off for the last few months, and really couldn’t get it out in any kind of way that he could understand.  I told him that it was the most clean and holy thing I think I have ever experienced.  He started in with the “Be careful of what you’re feeling” speech, and “How do you know that was God?”

I tried to explain it to him the best I could, but he was already building a wall between us.  He changed the conversation to the book of Revelation and started trying to explain that this country is Babylon, and it is going to fall and all that yuk.  Thankfully, someone walked up and our conversation ended.  It is very sad to me how many of God’s people will do that when you talk about real life and freedom in the Spirit.  I hope the Lord will tear down the wall he has put up between us.  I really like him.  He is a gentle man with a good heart.  I believe that christianity has made him the way he is.  This experience today makes me hate that thing even more.

Thank you John, for loving the truth like you do.  It is great encouragement for us.  If you can love it that much, we can also.  If you can be consumed by the Spirit to that extent, so can we.

Darren

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Dream from the Lord

Dear Bro. John:

The following chorus came in a sweet, sweet dream from the Lord.  I wish I could remember the tune, but all that I can tell you is that it was heavenly.  We were sitting in a room, some of us at tables, and some in booths.  I was sitting with some others in a booth across from you.  Suddenly, the young people started singing this beautiful chorus and it was floating through the air.  Their voices were like angels – – soft, sweet, innocent and crystal-clear.  With my eyes closed, I lifted up my face toward heaven and was feeling this song, as gentle as the wind, blowing across my face.  It was a beautiful, sweet, pure feeling.  These are the words I heard being sung:

Watching ancient habits

Is teaching us all the time

Watching ancient habits

Is drinking from the Vine

When Jesus makes us happy

All things are made whole

Watching ancient habits

Reaches deep down in the soul!

In Webster’s the word “habit” is described as “condition, character, usual manner of  behavior.”  We have spoken of God as the “Ancient of days”, but I wasn’t sure how the word “ancient” was used in other scriptures, so I looked up a few for better understanding:

With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.” Job 12:12

I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.” Psalm 77:5

Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.” Proverbs 22:28

All of this reminded me of the sweet meetings in L’ville this past July 4th weekend.  How the young people were “watching” the wonderful godly behavior of those old saints who traveled and testified of experiences and a life of holiness that can be lived by those who trust in the Lord.  Old saints whose hearts have been established and who love to testify of how Jesus has been there for every circumstance in their lives – – living testimonies that the young ones saw and heard from “ancients” who have stayed on the “old paths” where Jeremiah said: “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls . . . .

After reading some in Jeremiah, it also struck me how fearful it is if we cause a little one to stumble. What are they learning by watching us, and what is God seeing?

Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?
Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.” Jeremiah 23: 23,24

God help us to walk humbly and righteously with Him and live so that young hearts can sing their songs as in that dream!

Sandy 🙂

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