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 STUFF PART 1

I am immensely delighted and very grateful to be part of CNN iReport International Community, which is a platform to share the news that matters most to the Community in particular and the entire peoples of the world in general.  Without sounding immodest, I hope it will not be presumptuous of me to state I am regarded as the World Foremost Visionary, Natural Theologian, Scholar and an Academic Expert in Christology, especially in the studies of the tenet of the #New Covenant of Grace. Most importantly, to actualize the said mission, I carried out a Research Project that spans over a decade, which beams a Search light into both the Old and New Testament Bible that Smashwords has published into eBooks.  For general overview, kindly read #Smashwords Interview with Paul Omo Umane.

Simply put, my stuff is very simple.  It is a non-fictional story that is my Divine Assignment on the planet earth, which is to enthrone the undiluted Tenet of the #New Covenant of Grace that the Lord Jesus Christ lived and died in order to reconcile man back to his Creator, the Almighty God.  It is geared towards steering the entire Humanity, especially the Israelis and the Palestinians, off the precipice of disaster in the Lake of Fire that burns with sulfur and brimstones.

Among others, I shall present excerpts that are coiled out from my Research Project Reports that are addressed to the #Papacy and the #Hierarchy of the Christendom, i.e., all Spiritual Leaders of the various Denominations in the Body of Christ.  Of course, they are also endorsed to the laity for their information and precautionary measure in order to avoid disaster that the Lord Jesus Christ christens “The Awful Horror”, in the Lake of Fire that burns with sulfur and brimstone.  Specifically, the Chapters and subtitles to be presented are, THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE RESEARCH PROJECT PART ONE, TWO and THREE, which deals with the Old Testament Bible under the auspices of the Old Covenant of Promise.  Conversely, in #The GODHEAD & HUMANITY (Total Freedom from Spiritual Enslavement), Volumes 1 – 3 that delves into the New Testament Bible otherwise known as the New Covenant of Grace, the Chapters/Subchapters to be presented are: THE BIG PICTURE OF THE NEW COVENANT OF GRACE PART ONE, TWO, THE HIGH PRIEST CAIAPHAS’ CHARGES AGAINST THE CHRIST PART ONE, TWO, SAUL THE APOSTLE OF JUDAISM, THE BIGGER PICTURE OF THE NEW COVENANT OF GRACE and THE RESEARCH PROJECT HYPOTHESIS ONE (A).

The Project assumptions; hypothesis; methodology; model and findings are:

  1. Assumptions: a) The Jewish Scribe employed by the then Great Roman Empire to compile the old scrolls and the inspired writings of the notable true, as against false Apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ purposely expunged some books from the Moratoria List. In some cases, muddled-up the compilation of the document presently known and called the Holy Bible in order to meet the dictates of the then power-that-be in Rome; b) The Puritans were right when they accused Professor Arias Montano who edited The Antwerp Polyglot Bible (1516 – 72) of heresy; c) When the peoples of the world must have learnt to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as the Messiah, the Son of God, they would have automatically ceased from their labor and enter into eternal rest, which is only available in Christ Jesus.  By that, we mean the peoples of the entire world would have ceased from labor of the series of ritual sacrifices they embark upon year in and year out in quest of accessing the Almighty God!
  2. Hypothesis: a) Providing a Resolution to the conflict between the Noahic and Abrahamic covenants on one hand and the New Covenant of Grace shall be highly beneficial to the entire humanity, especially the peoples in the Middle East Region; (b) Humanity shall achieve the much desired seeming elusive peace and harmony in the universe; (c) The soared relationships among the various genders, we mean, men, women, boys and girls, which emanates from the operation of the Patriarchy System would be cemented; (d) It will engender rapid spiritual growth that will in turn bring about the socio-economic development and or transformation of the economies of the various nations of the world.

iii.        Methodology: The method we adopted in arriving at our reports, findings and recommendations is the case study and or empirical evidence format, which is digging deep into secondary data.  Therefore, some of the sources we relied on are: a) The Good News Bible with Deuterocanonical Books/Apocrypha, Today’s English Version, Printed by The Bible Society of Nigeria, Lagos, b) The Encyclopedia of the Great Popes through History, c) The Lion Concise Bible Encyclopedia, d) Chambers 20th Century Dictionary, e) The CONSTITUTIONS AND CANONS ECCLESIASTICAL (Made in the year 1603, and amended in the year 1865), to which are added THE THIRTY-NINE ARTICLES OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND etc, f) Who is this Allah by G.J.O. Moshay, g) Isaiah’s Prophesy, Light for All Mankind, Volume1; published by WATCHTOWER BIBLE AND TRACK SOCIETY OF NEW YORK USA INC, h) Federal Republic of Nigeria National Gender Policy, i) The Spiritual Insight, Dimension of the Godhead, Man and Eternity by Paul Omo Umane, j) The Report of Caiaphas to the Sanhedrin Concerning the Execution of Jesus, k) The Report of Caiaphas to the Sanhedrin Concerning the Resurrection of Jesus, l) WATCHTOWER of Feb. 15, 2006, Edition, m) An article christened, Are you an under shepherd or a hireling by Sandy Simpson dated 5/6/10 and n)    The Wikipedia: The History of the Knights Templars.

  1. Model: The good news is that one of the foremost Nigerian novelists of international repute, Professor Chinua Achibe in his award-winning novel titled: Things Fall Apart made a very profound statement, which he credited to Aneke the Bird. The mouthpiece of the bird, Chinua Achibe the novelist, wrote his client avowed since men had learnt to shoot without missing that she too has learnt to fly without perching.  You cannot do better than agree with us to say good and excellent talk!  However, subsequent events have proved the Award-winning Novelist, the said mouthpiece of the bird, very wrong.   The bird through the renowned author woefully failed to recognize that man is created in the image and likeness of the Almighty God and to that extent; he has the creative or innate ability or innovativeness of his Creator in him. The assertion becomes imperative because Aneke the bird, as we said before, woefully failed to realize that man, who is endowed with the wisdom of God, could device an accurate means of shooting any object on motion with some degree of precision. Those being the case, Aneke the bird and indeed her representative need to go back to the drawing board! Most importantly, too, we wish to acknowledge the naked truth that it is a globally accepted axiom that there is hardly any scientific breakthrough, be it in the physical, social and or spiritual sphere or domain that is not attributable to data collation. It includes a very careful process of planning, analyzing and the use of other resources to achieve the set objective(s).   We equally herein acknowledge the fact that even the world well known Athenian Commonwealth, the then Great Roman Empire, we mean, the renown successful military expeditions of the primeval armies owed great tribute to the deployment of some, if not all of the aforementioned techniques.   In the circumstance, therefore, empirical or case study approach, became best suited to our peculiar situation arising from the space of time and places covered in the Research Project that culminated into this Research Reports, Findings and Recommendations.  You will bear us out there was no way we could have been able to conveniently cover all areas and peoples of the universe who are knowledgeable enough to respond to the issues at stake so as to appropriately respond to the questionnaires.  Again, we leave you to image the cost of such a venture than estimated!

… To be continued in PAUL OMO UMANE STUFF PART 2