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Summary of the Christianity Revealed in the Bible.
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ALL NATIONS shall be blessed in Abraham and his seed.
ABRAHAM and his seed (the Christ) shall possess the Holy Land for ever.
ABRAHAM having died, must therefore be raised up from the dead, to live for ever, and possess the Holy Land.
ABRAHAM'S SEED (the Christ) dying, must also rise from the dead to deathlessness; and departing from the earth must return to possess the Holy Land for ever, which likewise necessitates the final expulsion of the Gentiles from that country.
Abraham's seed (the Christ) shall be Melchisedeck King of Jerusalem.
THE HIGH PRIEST and King of Jerusalem shall possess the gate of his enemies. and having triumphed over the kings who held in captivity his brethren and their goods, shall bring forth bread and wine when the passover shall be fulfilled in the kingdom of God, and shall then and there, as priest of the Most High, bless Abraham and his seed, who shall give him tithes of all.
"THE SEED OF ABRAHAM" is not only a singular, but a multitudinous Christ; they that are the Christ's at his coming--and afterwards the twelve tribes of Israel who walk in the steps of his faith; and the many nations joined to the Lord in the day when he dwells in Zion, are all comprehended in this phrase.
THE EVERLASTING POSSESSION of the Holy Land by Abraham, by the Christ, by them that are the Christ's, and by the twelve tribes grafted into their own olive tree again, was covenanted and typically confirmed 430 years before the night of the exodus from Egypt and the promulgation of the Mosaic Law. The commencement of the everlasting possession, of course, was to begin at some time subsequently to the bringing that typically confirmed covenant into force.
THE LAW OF MOSES was an additional covenant, imposed upon the twelve Tribes because of transgressions, until the seed of the Christ should come, to whom the promise of the everlasting possession of the Holy Land was made.
CIRCUMCISION outward in the flesh was a token or sign of the covenant betwixt GOD and ABRAHAM; and a mark or seal of the righteousness counted to him because of his believing the promise that he should be the father of many nations, which should be blessed in him when as yet, being an old man and his wife past bearing, he had no child. Hence, it was a sign "that all nations should be blessed in him," and a seal of his faith in that Gospel--circumcised flesh significative of previously circumcised heart and ears in regard to the truth of God. The cutting off of the flesh of faithful Abraham memorialized "the putting off the body of the sins of his flesh." when his faith in the promises of God was counted to him for remission of sins. But multitudes of Israelites and Mohammedans are circumcised who have no faith. This is not true circumcision; for "that is not true circumcision which is outward in the flesh; but circumcision is that of the heart, in spirit and not in letter" of the law. A heart affectionately believing the gospel of the kingdom, or "the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus the Christ" (Acts 8:12), and putting on the Christ by being immersed into him (Gal. 3:27), being thus in the Christ who, like Abraham, had the sign of the covenant in the flesh, and the righteousness thereof in his heart, such an one "is circumcised with the circumcision made without hands in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of the Christ, having been buried with him in the baptism by which also ye are raised up with him through the faith of the energy of God who raised him from among the dead;"--Therefore the Apostle says to the saints at Philippi, "We are the circumcision, who worship God in spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and put no confidence in the flesh."
THE SEED OF ABRAHAM, or the Christ, "the Shepherd and Stone of Israel," was to descend from the tribe of Judah, from which the Sovereignty should not permanently depart, because the Shiloh should come, to whom shall be the gathering of the peoples: and from the God of Jacob. Judah, the mother-tribe of Messiah, and God his Father was the prediction of Jacob. The Son of God and of Judah was also to come of David, and therefore of some female "of his house and lineage."
SON OF GOD, and of David, called Messiah in the Hebrew,
Christ in the Greek, and Anointed in the English,
is to sit upon the throne of David, and to govern the kingdom
for "a season and a time," or 1,000 years.
THE THRONE AND KINGDOM of David in Jerusalem and the Holy
Land, are the throne and kingdom of Yahweh and the king enthroned
there, is Yahweh's viceroy over Israel and their tributaries.
YAHWEH'S throne and kingdom, with dominion over all nations
throughout all generations, are covenanted or guaranteed to a
man of the house of David, styled the Anointed of Yahweh,
Yahweh's Fellow, the Lamp of David, and Yahweh's Name.
YAHWEH'S throne and kingdom of Israel
were not to exist uninterruptedly
in the Holy Land from their foundation to the last generation
of mankind; they were to be "overturned," and the power
of Israel scattered by their enemies until the times of the Gentile
powers shall expire, and he shall come in the name of Yahweh,
"whose right they are" by covenant with his fathers,
ABRAHAM and DAVID.
THE ERA introduced by the epochal ending of the times of
the Gentiles is "the Regeneration, when the Son of Man shall
sit upon the throne of his glory"; the restoration of the
kingdom again to Israel; the time of the restitution of all things
pertaining to Israel; the building again of the tabernacle of
David, the giving of the Kingdom of God to a nation bringing forth
the fruits thereof--and so forth.
THE ERA of the restoration of Yahweh's throne and kingdom
of Israel in the Holy Land is the beginning of "the Day of
Christ," or, "the day of vengeance" upon the enemies
of Israel and the Saints; and the "acceptable year of the
Lord" for the approved. Gentilism in all its civil and ecclesiastical
manifestations will be abolished; and all things Jewish compatible
with the sacrificial and sacerdotal attributes of Jesus of Nazareth,
restored. From this epoch David shall never want a Son to sit
upon the throne of the house of Israel, nor the priests, the Levites,
a man before Yahweh, to do sacrifice continually.
BECAUSE he hath poured out his soul unto death,
therefore, he shall divide the spoil with the mighty"--hence,
David's immortal Son, who is to be king for Yahweh over Israel
and the nations, ascends Yahweh's throne in Jerusalem at some
time subsequently to his resurrection from the dead--"God
would raise up the Christ to sit upon David's throne."
THE KINGDOM OF YAHWEH, the kingdom of David, the kingdom
of the Christ, the kingdom of Israel, and the kingdom of heaven,
are all one and the same kingdom, consisting of the united twelve
tribes under David II, as "their prince for ever," established
in the Holy Land, which will then be PARADISE IN EDEN.
WHEN the God of Heaven shall set up this kingdom again, the
priests and rulers thereof will be as the KING OF THE JEWS himself,
deathless and glorious; while the twelve tribes of Israel, the
subjects of the kingdom, though blessed in Abraham and
his seed, with other peoples, will still have lives terminable
THE MESSIAH was to be the Messenger of the Abrahamic covenant,
bearing a message to the children of Israel, therein announcing
peace to them through himself. when he should be established "LORD
OF ALL" upon the throne of DAVID.
WHEN he bore God's message of peace to Judah, he came not
to bring the peace, but to preach it.
THE bringing of the BLESSEDNESS OF ABRAHAM upon Israel
and the nations, through the restoration of Yahweh's throne in
Jerusalem and the Holy Land; and the promotion of obedient believers
taken from among Israel and the Gentiles upon the principle of
faith in the things covenanted to Abraham and David, to a share
with "the Christ," in the "power, the riches, and
wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing,"
of the coming dispensation is the subject matter of the
Gospel. Hence the message of peace to Israel is styled "the
gospel or glad tidings of the kingdom of God;" "the
hope proclaimed in the word of the truth of the Gospel,"
"the hope of the Gospel" "the hope of the promise
made of God to the fathers", "the hope of Israel,"
and so forth.
TO INHERIT the kingdom of God is not to be a mortal subject
of it, but to possess the glory, honor, power, riches, immortality,
and blessedness of it as a priest and a king thereof.
"IN MESSIAH'S DAY the righteous shall flourish."
Hence the kingdom of Yahweh and of His Anointed will be righteousness,
peace, and joy; therefore the unrighteous, the fearful, and the
unbelieving, cannot inherit it. A man is naturally unholy, and
cannot make himself righteous; and as God has concluded all, both
Jews and Gentiles, under sin, whose wages is death, they must,
without respect of person, be justified, or "made
righteous," that grace may reign in them through righteousness
unto eternal life in the kingdom of God.
JESUS exhorteth those he came to invite to repentance, "to
seek first the kingdom of God, and God's righteousness." He placed
the kingdom of God first in the sentence, because "the righteousness
of God" is only for the justification of those who believe
His truth concerning His promised kingdom. Hence, in recording
the justification of the Samaritans, it is stated that "they
believed the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name
of Jesus the Christ, and were immersed both men and women."
THE PHRASE "the righteousness of God" is expressive
of that system of means whereby sinners who are subjected
to it become righteous in heart and state. It is
contained in the gospel of the kingdom, and makes that gospel
"the power of God for salvation to everyone that believeth."
He that does as the Samaritans did, is himself made "the
righteousness of God in the Christ," "whom God hath
made unto the justified wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification,
THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD without the law of Moses attested
by that law and the prophets, is sometimes styled "the wisdom
of God in a mystery," or secret, which was kept secret during
the times of the ages, but through the apostles was made manifest,
and by the Scriptures of the prophets made known to all nations
for the obedience of faith; sometimes it is styled "the
mystery of the Christ," "the mystery of the gospel,"
"the word of God, the mystery which hath been hid from the
ages and generations, but now is made manifest to His saints,"
"the mystery of godliness," and "the mystery of
the Deity and of the Father, and of Christ" and so forth.
It was styled "a mystery" because it was so long
impenetrably hid, that the prophets who uttered oracles concerning
it, and the angels themselves, could not see into it.
"THE FELLOWSHIP of the mystery of the Christ"
is expressive of the truth that "God is no respecter of persons:
but in every nation, he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness,
is accepted of Him. "It teaches that Gentiles should
be fellow heirs with Jews, and of the same body with them, and
partakers of His promise concerning the Christ through the
gospel; that is, that Jews and Gentiles, by the obedience
of faith, should attain to one new manhood before God, and be
equally eligible as heirs to the possession of the kingdom.
THE GOSPEL of the kingdom was preached to Abraham, to the
tribes in the wilderness, and to Judah by Jesus, before his crucifixion;
it was afterwards preached by the apostles, in his name,
for the first time on the succeeding Pentecost. "In his
name" is a phrase indicative of something peculiar in
their preaching of the gospel of the kingdom, compared with the
Christ' s. That peculiarity consisted in their inviting all who
believed the glad tidings of the kingdom to become heirs of it
by repenting and being immersed into the name of Jesus
as "the Christ," who was to be raised up to sit
on David's throne, for the remission of their past sins.
In announcing this new way of justification they preached "the
mystery of the Gospel" for the first time on Pentecost; and
some years after, Peter preached '"the fellowship of the
mystery of the Gospel" to Gentiles at the house of Cornelius.
WHEN Jews believed the Gospel of the kingdom, that Jesus
of Nazareth was the Christ destined to occupy the throne thereof,
that he died for sins, and rose again for the justification of
the believers of that Gospel, and were immersed into the name
of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, they did not cease
to be Jews, but became "Israelites indeed," "Jews
who are such inwardly," "Jews who, in saying they are
Jews, do not lie," and so forth; and when Gentiles or men
of other nations did the same things, they did not continue
to be Gentiles, but became Israelites in every particular,
save that of the accident of natural birth, "fellow citizens
with the saints of Judah" -- that is, by "the adoption
which pertains to Israel."
THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD as a system of means for making
believers of the Gospel of the Kingdom righteous, is based upon
the death and resurrection of the Messiah. "Without the shedding
of blood there is no remission of sins." This is witnessed
by the law of Moses and the prophets. "In sacrifice and offering,
and burnt offerings and offering for sin, which were offered by
that law, Yahweh had no pleasure," for "it was not possible
that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins."
Therefore it was necessary that one not born of the will of man,
or of the lust of the flesh, but of God, should become a sin offering--that
one "who knew no sin should be made sin" for believers
of the Gospel that he might "bear their sins in his own
body to the tree" that by putting him on "they
might be made the righteousness of God in him." No son of
Adam had ever appeared among men capable of fulfilling this necessity
but Jesus the Christ. The Messiah must, therefore, needs have
suffered and risen again from the dead. In pouring out his life-blood
unto death as the offering for sin ("for the life of the
flesh is in the blood itself," and "it is the blood
that maketh a covering for the life," or soul--Lev. 17:11)
he poured it out as the life-blood or ritual principle of the
covenant or will God made with Abraham concerning himself and
his seed of all classes thereof, which, as the Mosaic had then
"waxed old," and was about soon to "vanish
away" in about forty years after, is styled the
"NEW" or "SECOND"covenant, testament, or will, though
typically confirmed 430 years before the law was added;
but, by the death of the Messiah, then newly or for the first
time brought into force; by the which will initiated, vitalized,
and consecrated by the sacrifice of the Messiah's body,
they who are called to the kingdom are sanctified or made holy.
PROOF: Heb.9:22; 10:4-14.
BUT if the Messiah must needs have suffered to bring into
force the sanctifying covenant, he must of necessity also have
arisen from the dead, for an unresurrected Christ would have been
unprofitable for the purposes of Yahweh. God's system of righteousness
would have been incomplete and inefficient; repentance, remission
of sins, and eternal life in the name of the Christ would have
been impossible; faith in the gospel of the kingdom and in Jesus
as the SON OF GOD and David, and therefore rightful Sovereign
thereof, would have been vain; resurrection and kingdom there
would be none; in short, the promises of
God would fail, and all mankind would perish.
THE DEATH, burial, resurrection, ascent to the Father,
and assumption into heaven of the Christ, are the "FACTS"
of the Gospel's mystery, and that he died for the sins, and rose
again for the justification. sanctification. and redemption of
believers in the covenants of promise and the NAME of the true
MESSIAH, is the signification or doctrine of the facts. That Jesus
of Nazareth is that Messiah has been attested of God according
to the testimony of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John; so that it
is the truth, that Jesus is the Son of God and of David, who has
been raised up to sit upon their throne in Jerusalem as
High Priest and King of Israel, and that he died for sins according
to the prophets, was buried, and rose again from the dead, for
the justification of the faithful.
THE NAME by which the Deity wills to be known is neither
God nor Lord, but YAHWEH or YAH, commonly pronounced
Jehovah and Jah,--"Extol him that rideth upon
the heavens by His name Yah" (Psa. 68:4). He was not known
to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob by this name; they knew him by the
name, AIL SHADDAI--the strength of the powerful ones. The
memorial He ordained as the basis of His name is Ehyeh
asher Ehyer. I WILL BE who I WILL BE; not as in the English
version, "I am that I am;" I who speak to thee, Moses,
WILL BE manifested in the seed or nature of Abraham. When the
Eternal Creator should be thus manifested, the flesh-manifestation
would be the Christ, Messiah, or YAHWEH-NAME. This name was incipiently
manifested four years before the Vulgar Era, and was called
by divine command, by the Hebrew name YASHUA, he who shall
be, the Saviour, rendered into Greek Yai-sous, or Jesus.
This incipient manifestation of Elohim, was "perfected"
on the third day after crucifixion, and taken up again into
glory forty days after being "made perfect." The
proximate manifestation of the YAHWEH-NAME is the development,
during the times of the Gentiles, of "a people for the
name" by the "obedience of faith," and the
perfecting of this doctrinal and ecclesial manifestation,
in the subjects thereof, being made like to what Jesus Christ
now after their emergence from their graves: "the manifestation
of the sons of the Deity," at the near and thief -like advent
of CHRIST THE KING. These all constitute the one YAHWEH ELOHIM,
or Christ and his brethren, "the Saints;" as
saith Moses, "Hear, O Israel, YAHWEH (He who shall be)
our ELOHIM (Mighty ones) is ONE YAHWEH." The ultimate,
complete, and final manifestation of the YAHWEH-NAME is
the development, during the thousand years ensuing upon the end
of the times of the Gentiles, of an intelligent, faithful and
righteous multitude, which shall attain to perfection at the end
thereof--"the Deity, the Father of all, over all, through
all, and in all men." "The name of Jesus Christ"
is a phrase summarily expressive of the things which make up the
Scripture character styled JESUS. "The name of Yahweh,. saith
Isaiah, "cometh from afar." The prophetic and apostolic
testimony concerning the Christ, or Messiah (in English, the ANOINTED
ONE) is the exposition of this name, because Christ is "Deity
manifested in flesh." To "believe on his name"
is to believe intelligently that testimony concerning the Christ,
and that Jesus is he. "The blood of Jesus Christ,
Son of God, cleanseth from all sin;" and he is the covering
for sins, through faith in his blood, for the remission of
sins that are past. This sin-cleansing quality makes the name
of Jesus the Christ purifying to all the believers of the gospel
of the kingdom upon whom it is Scripturally named.
WHEN, a woman is united to a man according to law, his
name becomes hers; and in acquiring that new name, she acquires
all that it legally imports; so, also, when a believer of the
"things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus
the Christ" is united to Jesus according to "the law
of faith," the name of the Christ becomes his; and he becomes
by the adoption a son of the Eternal Father and
a brother of Jesus Christ (Christadelphos); and in that
act by which the Christ-Name is named upon the believer, he acquires
a right to all it Scripturally imports.
REPENTANCE, remission of sins, sonship to God, confraternity
with Christ, and immortality, are offered to devout believers
of the Gospel of the kingdom, whose faith leads them into the
NAME of Jesus the Christ.
THE SUBSTRATUM of repentance is a disposition of mind,
such as was in Abraham, resulting from the understanding of "the
word of the kingdom," and the full persuasion that what God
has promised therein, He is able also, and will perform.
THE ABRAHAMIC disposition of mind resulting from faith
in "the exceeding great and precious promises of God,"
that is, "the divine nature" thus created in a man,
is granted to him for repentance in the name of Jesus the Christ.
IMMORTALITY is deathlessness. God only has a nature in which
the death principle never existed. Incorruptibility
and life constitute immortality; so that immortality may be defined
as life manifested through an incorruptible body. A diamond
is incorruptible, but not living; therefore, it is not immortal.
Paganism defines immortality to be a particle of divine effluence
in all men, hereditarily transmitted, and having personality and
consciousness after death! The Scriptures, however, reveal no
such conceit. The immortality they bring to light is, "life
and incorruptibility through the gospel ;" or "eternal
life through the Christ Name." Immortality is promised only
to those who are justified by the name of Jesus; and, being justified,
walk worthy of the name. In being introduced "into
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,"
a right-minded believer of the truth obtains to the tree of life,
and to an entrance through the gates into the city," or kingdom
IMMORTALITY is an investment imposed by divine power upon
certain who come forth from their graves; and who, on judicial
inspection afterwards, are accounted worthy of glory and honor
in the Kingdom of the Deity then about to be set up. In this,
the resurrection-epoch and era of Israel's regeneration, the earthy
bodies from the grave, to wit, the bodies of Christ's accepted
brethren, together with the living of the same class who are contemporary
with the crisis, are clothed with incorruption or spirit from
heaven, which, in the twinkling of an eye, transforms them into
spirit, and makes them consubstantial with the corporeal nature
of the Father and the Son.
JESUS said that the Gospel of the kingdom he preached before
his crucifixion should be preached in all the habitable subject
to Rome, for a testimony to all the nations thereof: and that
he that believed it, and should be immersed, should be saved through
his NAME. This condition of salvation has never been modified
or repealed since it was decreed. It is therefore in full force
to this day. Paul was saved from his past sins, and obtained a
right to eternal life and the kingdom, by believing that Gospel
and being immersed; and being an honest and earnest man he preached
to others the faith he had confessed and obeyed, and pronounced
a curse upon all, whether angels or men, who taught otherwise
BELIEVERS of the Gospel Jesus preached are justified by
faith, THROUGH HIS NAME; that is, their Abrahamic faith
and disposition are counted to them for repentance and the remission
of sins, in the act of putting on the name of Jesus
the Christ, which is the same "as putting on the Christ."
Paul says to such, "In Christ Jesus ye are all children of
God through the faith. FOR AS MANY AS HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED INTO
THE CHRIST HAVE PUT ON THE CHRIST, AND IF YE BE THE CHRIST' S
then are ye Abraham' s seed, and heirs according to the promise."
Hence, the evidence of man's being the Christ's, by faith, is
his being scriptually baptized into him.
THERE is but one way for a believer of "the things
concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus the Christ,"
to put him on, or to be invested with his name, and that is, by
immersion into his name. BAPTISM is for this specific purpose--namely,
for the introduction of devout believers of the truth into the
name of the Christ, that through it they may receive repentance
and the remission of sins, and a right to eternal life. From the
Day of Pentecost to the end of the Apostles' mission, there was
no such thing as an UNIMMERSED Christian, though there were many
who had passed through the water that were a disgrace to the name.
ROMISH AND PROTESTANT SECTARIANISM is not Christianity. The
aggregate of sects vaguely termed "the Church," or the
ecclesiastical system of Europe and America, is "the mother
of harlots and abominations of the earth." Their abominations
are "the harlots," styled "women," Rev. 14:4,
with whom the Christ's virgins are not defiled. Every system
or tradition that makes the Word of God of none effect is a harlot
abomination, and proceeds from the "carnal mind;"
that is, from the thinking of the flesh--ignorant of the
gospel of the kingdom and the obedience it requires. This is the
fountain and origin of all those heretical formulae which are
incorporated in the Romish and Protestant sects, which are all
of them "corrupters of the simplicity that is in the Christ."
As a whole, they are "the Apostasy" foretold by Daniel
and Paul. Their clerical and ministerial orders preach "another
Jesus," are animated by another Spirit, and proclaim
another gospel, than those ministered by the apostles.
Their "faith" is the credulity of excitement, or of
authority; their "Lord," the thing they call "the
Church"; their "baptism," an irrational and blasphemous
invention; and their "hope," the mere baseless fabric
of a vision. It is because of these abominations and their fruits,
the judgments of God are impending. The hand of God is manifestly
against them, as evidenced in Britain, Ireland, Italy, and Spain.
From such a system of defilement, then, it is imperative for every
man who would be saved to separate himself, even if he stand alone,
as it is written: "Come out from among them, and be ye separate,
saith the Lord, and tough not the unclean, and I will receive
you, and be a father unto you, and ye shall be my SONS AND DAUGHTERS,
saith the Lord Almighty."
THE WICKED shall be turned into SHEOL; all the Gentiles
that "forget God." The wicked are those "who know not God, and
obey not the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ." Of these there are
three classes: first, sinners that never heard of the one
true God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the gospel; and others who are
physically incapable of faith and obedience; second, those
who have come to an understanding of the gospel, but have rejected
it; and third, those who have obeyed it, but do not hold
fast the beginning of their confidence steadfast to the end, nor
walk according to its precepts, but after the flesh. The first
class dies and perishes as the beasts; the second also dies, but
comes forth from the grave again to encounter the burning indignation of
Christ, the Judge of the living and the dead, at his appearing and
kingdom; and the third also comes forth to be judged, and to
undergo,in condemnation, "a sorer punishment" in the
fiery indignation which shall devour the adversaries.
THE SPIRIT when sent was through "faithful men
able to teach others," to convince the world of sin, of
righteousness, and of judgment to come. Judgment is the
decision pronounced upon those who, after resurrection, appear
before the tribunal of Christ, consequent upon an inspection of
their claims to his favor; and by which the righteous shall be
justified, and the wicked condemned according to the standard of the
gospel Paul preached.
READER, search the Scriptures, as for hid treasure,
that you may be "taught of God"without which you cannot
scripturally come to the Christ (John 6:43-45). The Bereans
did so; they received the word with all readiness, opened and
searched the Scriptures daily to see whether the things spoken by
Paul were so; therefore, many of them believed (Acts 17:11, 22). GO AND DO THOU LIKEWISE.
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