Not because God’s justice had not been totally resolved where their sins were concerned, but because they had rejected the one who resolved that justice. They had rejected the one who died having already paid for their sins. The sin issue has been resolved in its entirety. The gift of salvation has been purchased for all. To accept Paul’s gospel, one must believe that Christ resolved the issue of their sins in the mind of the one to whom the payment for their sins was made.
To believe this good news is to be reconciled in your mind, not in God’s. His mind has already been reconciled in that he has counted his son to be sin for the entire human race. At the point of a person’s belief, that individual is joined to Christ, thus having Christ’s righteousness freely imputed to their account. God could not have had Paul state it any more clearly than he has. It is religious individuals that are not reconciled to that fact in their minds.
With the earthly program God has with Israel being set aside, during this age of grace, no nationality enjoys special favor in the eyes of God; all must come alike to God today. God did not lift up the gentiles, who had been without God, and put them on an equal or higher plain, that belonged to Israel. He concluded Israel in unbelief, as he had previously concluded the gentiles in unbelief, both of them down on the same level, so that he might have mercy on all, and that is where it is today.
What makes Paul's good news unique and distinct? According to the secret that was revealed to Paul, Jesus Christ gave himself a ransom for all mankind: Jew and Gentile, not just MANY. It is man who needs to be reconciled to God, not the other way around. God is already reconciled to us, where our sins are concerned. Who are the "many" spoken of here? Israel! Israel's sins were going to "be blotted out"; the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of Jesus, at his second coming. He was going to be their High Priest and King, sitting on the throne of David, ruling and reigning over the nation Israel. God raised him up in order for him to sit on that throne.
Had the leadership of Israel repented in Acts 3, it would have started the next events on the prophetic calendar, namely the time of Jacob's trouble; followed by the second coming of Christ. This is what Jesus Christ meant when he said he gave Peter the "keys" to the Kingdom. Peter had the ability to "unlock" and "open the door" to the Kingdom, he proclaimed the message they had to believe. However, an open door does no good if no one walks through it, and that is exactly what happened. The leadership of the Nation did not walk through it The Pharisees sat in Moses' seat as the authority over the Nation. The kingdom program did not happen, but it certainly will in a day yet future, when God resumes the kingdom program, and sets Israel at the forefront again.
The saving good news for today; the dispensation of the grace of God, the good news that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world, was buried and God raised him up the third day (raised for our justification). It is no longer an issue for forgiveness of sins; the issue is what will we believe? What will those that have been told this good news that sin is no longer an issue with God, what will they believe about their sins no longer being an issue with God almighty. If one is going to bed on their knees in the evening, asking God to forgive the sins that they are supposed to be believing are no longer an issue, because Christ took care of them, what are they saying they believe about what Christ accomplished for them?
Post by Balkaneros on Mar 20, 2013 17:40:12 GMT -5
Jesus was killed because he was working/conspiring against Rome and the Jewish institutions period.
What makes him an example is that he wouldn't stop no matter what, bribery money/power life.. etc.. he didn't sell his honor even though they were nailing him to the cross. This has little to do with us or trying to save us (cause only we can save ourselves - this is what Jesus said), he was committed to himself because of his love for himself (life). If he sold his soul to Rome and the jews a man like him wouldn't be able to live himself.
"The loss of national identity is the greatest defeat a nation can know, and it is inevitable under the contemporary form of colonization."
rex362: vlachs simply Romanized illyrians.....so hold your head up high and know that your a product/offspring of the ancients (all people alive are remnants of the ancient)
Nov 13, 2022 18:41:24 GMT -5
rex362-: I want my chechen a$$ owned by Zelensky and Pyrros BADLY, plz own me like your PERSONAL FUQ TOY
Nov 28, 2022 7:46:54 GMT -5
rex362: dignity ? who you ?? ahhahaaaah
Nov 28, 2022 12:52:50 GMT -5
rex362: you stop being vlacho-greko.....( 0h you did that already,years ago )
Nov 28, 2022 13:21:47 GMT -5
Rusyn: albos hav no honor. go back to mongolia
Nov 28, 2022 13:25:49 GMT -5
rex362: bulgarian junk
Nov 28, 2022 14:36:56 GMT -5
rex362: Goal ⚽ ⚽ ⚽ ⚽ 🇦🇱Shaqiri - 🇷🇸 Serbia 3-2
Dec 3, 2022 14:51:32 GMT -5
Rusyn: lmao too bad that Shaqiri guy have nothing to do with Albania. he lives in Switzerland and his origin is from Kosovar Albanians, Kosovo is part of Serbia, so yeah Swiss Albo-Serb beaten ordinary Serbs
Dec 3, 2022 16:28:12 GMT -5
Emperor AAdmin: Sorry Rexxy, that is just a win for Swiss. Plain and simple. Where certain players origins are from ... who cares... it was all for swiss colors my friend...I am afraid noone is connecting Albanians to this game in any shape or form hahahaha
Dec 4, 2022 20:42:53 GMT -5
Rusyn: Who knows, maybe they think Switzerland is part of Albania also
Dec 5, 2022 0:52:38 GMT -5