The Denouemente' or untying is used by the author for
Explanation and Instruction. This section runs from John
19:31 to Revelation 20:15. While the climax has already
taken place, it is not always clear as to how we came to
that point. This can be due to length, language or
difficult syntax. However, we believe the Bible to be
very fluid and easily understood if context is
respected. This section includes: the burial and
resurrection of JESUS, the sending of the apostles, the
church age, the rapture of the church, missionaries to
the Jews and Gentiles, GOD'S teaching on all matters
spiritual for New Testament believers, the judgemnt seat
of CHRIST, the Kingdom age and the great, white throne
judgement. We believe the book of Acts is a little book
of sermons. If memory serves, no less than 23 times does
the Apostle Paul recount what has already happened, with
chapter 26 being especially noteworthy. So, we have
explanation and good evidence for the LORD'S saving
This section also includes a new thing on the earth,
that being the church, the body of CHRIST. The most
unique characteristic of the church is the permanent
indwelling of the HOLY SPIRIT in believers, with others
being: universality, members being both Jew and Gentile
and the speciality of the rapture. Then, instruction
follows throughout the New Testament letters regarding
waiting on the LORD'S return, living a spirit-filled
life, discerning evil spirits, Christian living,
marriage and family life and witnessing to the world.
References to the church end at Revelation 3:22 after
the final epistles have been written. Often, the
epistles to the seven churches in Revelation are omitted
in New Testament surveys.
We realize many place the birth of the church somewhere
besides Pentecost but we would argue that this is very
poor scholarship. However, we will entertain any
question or comment.
Our first quote mentions the completeness of the LORD'S
perview and the finality, rest and duality of our world.
We believe the writer is reflecting back to the
judgement of good and evil grounded in knowledge. All
this is uniquely true today and will be so until the
LORD does that great makeover in the future.
The second quote gives clear instruction regarding
evangelism and we would argue that Jewish missions
cannot be ignored.
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