GOD HAS CHANGED THE GOALPOSTS?

Unlike the Judaism Religion or dispensation of the Old Covenant of Promise that is closed circuit Religion, after the Almighty God Jesus Christ’s resurrection, He flung the Door of Salvation wide open and re-commissioned the Disciples. Accordingly, the Good News Bible records, “Then he said to them, ‘these are the very things I told about while I was still with you; everything written about me in the Law of Moses, the writings of the prophets, and the Psalms had to come true.’ Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, ‘this is what is written: the Messiah must suffer and must rise from death three days later, and in his name the message about repentance and the forgiveness of sins must be preached to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And I myself will send you what my Father has promised (which Abraham, Jacob/Israel etc could not receive). But you must wait in the city until the power from above (The Almighty God Holy Spirit) comes down upon you.” Luke 24: 44-49.
In line with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’s above injunction and having finished the issue of where the Papacy did have it wrong, I shall now proceed to examine the issue of where the Christendom missed it and I shall begin with my spiritual Jerusalem, Church of God Mission Int’l. In a study in our Sunday School Manual of July-December, 2015, at page 68 titled, THE UNCHANGING TRUTH: The Word of God: we have, “The Christian faith can be compared to a superstructure that experiences all forms of pressure from within and without, all to test the strength of its foundation. Jesus is the solid rock on which this faith is built and firmly anchored. He is the word, and the unchanging truth of God (Jn. 14:6). The articles of Christian faith are simple and apply to all ages. Many have undermined this simplicity, and attempted to ‘adjust’ it to fit into what they term modernization. This has brought a lot of pressure to bear on the church with massive efforts into activities that play down, pollute, or abolish certain scriptural truths. Deceivers and satanic agents have been unleashed on the church for this assignment. However, the fact remains that God’s word is unchanging, immutable and eternal. It is to be accepted, believed and acted upon by every child of God. The purpose of this study is to enjoin all believers to hold fast to the profession of our faith as originally delivered to us in His Word.” No doubt, the Word of God “was instituted by divine authority” and unlike the era of the Old Covenant of Promise, in the dispensation of the New Covenant of Grace, Jesus the Christ is the solid rock on which faith is built and firmly anchored. However, can it also be correct to state the Word of God is immutable and or unchangeable? As birthed by religion, the interpretation rendered in the manual is similar to the records under the aegis of the Old Covenant of Promise, which was the “facts and truths” to the path of Eternal Salvation, as it were. It simply reads, “The LORD said to Abram, ‘Leave your country … You also must agree to keep the covenant with me, both you and your descendants in future generation. You and your descendants must all agree to circumcise every male among you. From now on you must circumcise every baby boy when he is eight days old, including slaves born in your homes and slaves bought from foreigners. This will show that there is a covenant between you and me. Each one must be circumcised, and this will be a physical sign to show that my covenant with you is everlasting. Any male who has not been circumcised will no longer be considered one of my people, because he has not kept the covenant with me.’” Genesis 12: 1-3; 17: 9-14. Not knowing the “facts and truths” enshrined in the Old Covenant of Promise had given way to the New Covenant of Promise, contrary to the immutability theory, the Great Apostle Peter found himself in a dilemma. “The next day, as they were on their way and coming near Joppa, Peter went up on the roof of the house about noon in order to pray. He became hungry and wanted something to eat; while the food was being prepared, he had a vision. He saw heaven opened and something coming down that looked like a large sheet being lowered by its four corners to the earth. In it were all kinds of animals, reptiles, and wild birds (Gentiles). A voice said to him, ‘Get up, Peter; kill and eat!’ But Peter said, ‘certainly not, Lord! I have never eaten anything ritually unclean or defiled.’ The voice spoke to him again, ‘Do not consider anything unclean that God has declared clean.’ This happened three times, and then the thing was taken back up into heaven. … While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit came down on all those who were listening to his message. The Jewish believers who had come from Joppa with Peter were amazed that God had poured out his gift of the Holy Spirit on the Gentiles also. For they heard them speaking in strange tongues and praising God’s greatness. Peter spoke up. ‘These people have received the Holy Spirit, just as we also did. Can anyone, then, stop them from being baptized with water?’ So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay with them for a few days.” Acts10: 9-48. Another Apostle of all times, the Great Apostle Paul who the Lord Jesus Christ graciously removed the veil that hitherto covered his eye in his exposition declares, “Freedom is what we have – Christ has set us free! Stand, then, as free people, and do not allow yourselves to become slaves again (to the Abrahamic covenant and the Law of Moses). Listen! I, Paul, tell you that if you allow yourselves to be circumcised, it means that Christ is of no use to you at all. Once more I warn any man who allows himself to be circumcised that he is obliged to obey the whole Law. Those of you who try to be put right with God by obeying the Law have cut yourselves off from Christ. You are outside God’s grace. … The people (Apostle James as recorded in Galatians 2: 11-14 and his modern day counterparts) who are trying to force you to be circumcised are the ones who want to show off and boast about external matters. They do it, however, only so that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. … As for me, however, I will boast only about the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ; for by means of his cross the world is dead to me, and I am dead to the world. It does not matter at all whether or not one is circumcised, what does matter is being a new creature (born-again by accepting Jesus Christ as one’s Lord and Personal Savior). As for those who follow this rule in their lives, may peace and mercy be with them – with them and with all God’s people!” Galatians 5: 1-4; 6: 11-16.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
(i) Until a veil fell off Peter’s eyes and not knowing that the Almighty God had changed both in “facts and truths” of the path to Salvation for the entire humanity, he blindly argued with the Almighty God that as a born Jew he had never eaten anything ritually unclean or defiled.
(ii) (ii) Blinded by what he perceived as the “facts and truths”, which the Almighty God under the old dispensation bequeathed to Abraham, Moses and the descendants, Peter, like some Christians in the contemporary Christendom simply wanted to be holier than the Holy Spirit by arguing with the Almighty God!
(iii) In fact and truth, it is an open secret that under the Old Covenant of Promise, except the Gentiles that became Proselyte-Jews where “Outside the commonwealth of Israel”. Therefore by Peter relying on the annulled Old Covenant of Promise and the Law of Moses, he was simply saying the Gentiles that constituted the bulk of sinners the Christ came to redeem were not fit and proper to receive Eternal Salvation. Later, the Apostle Paul writing about the Great men of faith, which included Abraham and his descendants until the advent of the Lord Jesus Christ and using the then “facts and truths” of the Almighty God, avows, “What a record all of these have won by their faith! Yet they did not receive what God has promised (Holy Spirit), because God had decided on an even better plan for us. His purpose was that only in company with us (Christians in union with the Christ) would they (the Judaic-Jews and unbelievers) be made perfect.” Hebrews 11: 39 -40.
(iv) In very clear term, the Apostle Paul once again writes, “But before the time of faith (the Tenet of the New Covenant of Grace) came, the Law kept us all (the Jews: the Gentile having been outside the commonwealth of Israel) locked up as prisoners until this coming faith should be revealed. And so the Law was in charge of us until Christ came, in order that we might then be put right with God through faith. Now that the time for faith is here, the Law is no longer in charge of us. It is through faith that all of you are God’s sons in union with Christ Jesus … So there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles, between slaves and free men, between men and women; you are all one in union Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are the descendants of Abraham and will receive what God has promised.” Galatians 3: 23 -29. Relying on the adduced facts and truths, can it be absolutely correct to speculate that the “facts” about the Almighty God may change but the “truths” are immutable and or unchangeable? Your opinion and or comments please.

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Paul Omo Umane is a Non-Violet Activist, an Academic Expert on Christology and Consultant #Uniting Humanity Mastermind under the auspices of Cross of Calvary Foundation – CCFN Inc. The Group is also a very unique MOVEMENT that AIMS to enthrone the undiluted tenets of the New Covenant of Grace the Lord Jesus Christ enunciates where BORN-AGAIN Christians and all interested parties are eligible to enlist. Paul, for strategic reasons, operates the Mastermind to actively assist all BORN-AGAIN Christian Leaders in Position of Authorities in political, religious, royal and business sectors of the society in the Globe. He wants to assist them because Research has shown the Leaders are increasingly becoming overwhelmed with the various acts of catastrophic violence bordering on terrorism throughout the world, which places too much demand on their time at work to clarify and prioritize their focus. The Mastermind is greatly equipped to render Consultancy Services to her CLIENTS to enable her POSITIVELY impact them on how to win over the so-called terrorists that were driven into extremism by the superimposition of BAD Politicking over RELIGION. Finally, Paul operates Consultancy Services so as to equip the Clients with the right INFORMATION and Sound KNOWLEDGE that will enable them effortlessly deprogram and re-configure the mindsets of our Fellow-humans that are now tagged terrorists. I mean some of our Fellow-humanity that is constrained to take to arms, in the first instance, due to undue interplay of Politics over Religion, which teaches them to believe head or tail they lose in the game of chess calls LIFE.

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