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"My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.

6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began." (1 Cor. 2)

The Foolish Man's Guide To Confounding The Wise:

Want To Know the Most Efficient And Scriptural Way To Confound The Wise, Replacement Theologians And Jewish Wannabes That Replace The Plain Sense Of Scripture With Nonsense, And Blur The Lines Of Distinction Between That Which Applies To the Church And That Which Applies To The Body Of Christ?

Then I Have The Answer Fer Ya.

Stay Tuned For The Chart And The Movie That Will Make This Even Easier To Understand.

It Starts With A Set Of Scriptures That I Have Used Often.

Pay Special Attention To What I Underline.

Underlining: Used On Repeated Phrases Or Concepts In The Scriptures I Am Using.

The Key Verses:

"I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: "The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. 27 And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins." 28 As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies on your account; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, 29 for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable. 30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, 31 so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy as a result of God's mercy to you. 32 For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.

33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! 34 "Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?"  (Romans 11)

These Scriptures Can Be Categorized This Way:

1) Hardening And Partial Blindness Of The Chosen People, Israel

'Israel has experienced a hardening in part ...' (Romans 11)

2) Time Of The Gentiles:

The Following Scriptures Show The Delay of The Program For Israel While the Body Of Christ Is Introduced.

'until the full number of the Gentiles has come in ....' (Romans 11)

3) All Given Opportunity:

'For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all. ... ' (Romans 11)

4) All Israel Shall Be Saved:

'all Israel will be saved...this is my covenant with them WHEN I take away their sins...' (Romans 11)

If You Followed These Four Points It Would Be Enough And Would Supercede The Five Points Of Calvinism, I Expound Down Below If You Have The Time.

Are You Still Here?

1) Hardening And Partial Blindness Of The Chosen People, Israel

'Israel has experienced a hardening in part ...' (Romans 11)

'because they broke my covenant'(Jeremiah 31)

'Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct, O house of Israel!' (Ezekiel 36)

'Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life'(Acts 13:46ff)

'But God found fault with the people and said:' (Hebrews 8)

The Hardening Of Israel Is Not Irresistable Seeing That It Is Temporary, Partial And Jews Today Are Coming To Messiah.

2) Time Of The Gentiles:

The Following Scriptures Show The Delay of The Program For Israel While the Body Of Christ, Consisting Of Individual Members Is Introduced.

'until the full number of the Gentiles has come in ....' (Romans 11)

'we now turn to the Gentiles' (Acts 13:46b)

'Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles UNTIL the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled' (Luke 21)

Corporate Election: 'I Will Have Mercy On Whom I Will Have Mercy'. God's Mercy Toward The Gentiles.

Possible Irresistable Election On A Few, (Apostle Paul) But It Does Not Follow That All Choosing Is Individual And Irresistable And The Rest Are Irresistably Damned.

All Gentiles Are Not Saved As Israel Will Be 'In That Day.'

3) All Given Opportunity:

'For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all. ... ' (Romans 11)

Total Depravity Leading To Unlimited Atonment (Not Limited Atonment).

It Follows Here That Binding 'All Men Over To Disobedience' Is 'So That', 'He May Have Mercy On Them All.'

What Purpose Would It Be To Prove Universal Sinfulness Only To Irresistably Choose Some?

"For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again." (2 Corinthians 5)

"In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead." (Acts 17)

"This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, 23 for (Because) all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished-- 26 he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus. 27 Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith. 28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law. 29 Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too." (Romans 3)

4) All Israel Shall Be Saved:

'all Israel will be saved...this is my covenant with them WHEN I take away their sins...' (Romans 11)

If This Covenant Was To Gentiles As Well, Then The Irresistable Grace Shown Toward Israel In the End, Would Have Been Shown Toward Us, But We Do Not Hear, 'All Gentiles Will Be Saved.'

"Its fulfillment rests ultimately on the gracious 'I will' of Jehovah himself. It absolutely guarantees the salvation of the elect and includes no one else. It was to be made only with those who 'know the Lord,' according to Jer. 31:33-34." HISTORICAL DOUBTS CONCERNING ONE COVENANT OF GRACE

http://www.dtl.org/calvinism/article/wright/historical-3.htm

(Historical Doubts Concerning One Covenant Of Grace, Wright)

This Irresistable Dragging Of 'Jehovah himself', Is Of Believing Israel 'In That Day' And Not Of The Body Of Christ. This Is Precisely Where Mr. Wright And I Part Company.

'Therefore say to the house of Israel,...25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt.' (Ezekiel 36)

'when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them," declares the Lord. 33 "This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,... For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more" (Jeremiah 31)

This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord... 12 For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more." 13 By calling this covenant "new," he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear." (Hebrews 8)

"Likewise covenantalists treat any verse mentioning the word "covenant" as if it somehow implies their one eternal covenant construct, when it actually refers in the context to a specific historical covenant."

HISTORICAL DOUBTS CONCERNING ONE COVENANT OF GRACE

http://www.dtl.org/calvinism/article/wright/historical-3.htm

(Historical Doubts Concerning One Covenant Of Grace, Wright)

Mr. Wright Is Partly Right Here Because Though This Covenant Is Not Just Part Of The Bigger Covenant Of Grace, It Concerns Israel In The End, Not The Body Of Christ. The Promise Is To Israel Not The Body Of Christ. This Is Why It Is Expounded On In Hebrews (The Hebrew Believers), Not Ephesians.

This Covenant In The End Is Irresistable Toward Israel Because Messiah Actually Appears To Those That Pierced Him, The Jews. (Acts 2:36; 1 Thess. 2:14-16)

'10 "And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.' (Zechariah 12)

"1 "On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity.8 In the whole land," declares the Lord, "two-thirds will be struck down and perish; yet one-third will be left in it. 9 This third I will bring into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, 'They are my people,' and they will say, 'The Lord is our God." (Zechariah 13)

"4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south." (Zechariah 14)

'The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. 27 And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins' (Romans 11)

This Didn't Happen Right After The Cross Because Israel Rejected Messiah And Crucified Him And The Delay Was Put Into Effect. (Romans 11:25-32)

Verses Wrongly Used By Calvinists To Prove The Five Points Of Calvinism (TULIP) Can Be Superceded In The Previous Four Points I Mentioned.

10 "And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.' (Zechariah 12)

1 "On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity... I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, 'They are my people,' and they will say, 'The Lord is our God." (Zechariah 13)

"4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south." (Zechariah 14)

"The time is coming," declares the Lord, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them," declares the Lord. 33 "This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time," declares the Lord. "I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34 No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest," declares the Lord. "For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more." (Jeremiah 31)

"But God found fault with the people and said: "The time is coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. 9 It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not remain faithful to my covenant, and I turned away from them, declares the Lord. 10 This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 11 No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. 12 For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more." 13 By calling this covenant "new," he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear." (Hebrews 8)

"How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. 24 They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. 25 "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea." (Luke 21:20-24)

"Therefore say to the house of Israel, 'This is what the Sovereign Lord says: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone. 23 I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Sovereign Lord, when I show myself holy through you before their eyes. 24 "'For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land.

25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 28 You will live in the land I gave your forefathers; you will be my people, and I will be your God. 29 I will save you from all your uncleanness. ...32 I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign Lord. Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct, O house of Israel! 33 "'This is what the Sovereign Lord says: On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt." (Ezekiel 36)

"Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: "We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles. 47 For this is what the Lord has commanded us: "'I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'" 48 When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed. 49 The word of the Lord spread through the whole region. 50 But the Jews incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region. 51 So they shook the dust from their feet in protest against them and went to Iconium. 52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit." (Acts 13:46ff)

Understanding And Following This Grid Will Enable The Student Of The Word To Refute The Replacement Theologians That Want To Replace The Plain Sense Of Scripture With Nonsense And the Israel With The Church Or Some Other Entity.

Believe It Or Not This 'Replacement Theology' Has Infected Most of Christendom.

"For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.

33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! 34 "Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?" (Romans 11)

Bj Maxwell

05/05/2007

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