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Christianity Under Fire

The Apostle Paul
Study In Acts
Jesus In Genesis
Behemoth, Leviathan And Dragons, Oh My!
The Foolish Man's Guide To Confounding The Wise
A Defense of Individual Election unto Salvation & Critique of Absolute Corporate Election?
Group Think Or Whosoever Will Pt. 3
Paul's Purpose At Athens: Becoming All Things To All People
Personhood And Free Will
Scriptures Calvinist's Misinterpret
Resistance Is Futile!
You're a Hopeless Replacement Theologian If You:
Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
You Know You're a Preterist if: Part 2
Are You Thankful For What You Have?
Top Ten Signs You Are a Fundamentalist Christian?
Getting Involved With Coffeehouse Ministry
A Few of My Projects
Next Subject
A Year in the Life
Maxwell's Musings
Is the Church, 'The Elect'?
Pope Apologizes For Telling the Truth
Catholic Catechism Paves the Way For Evolution
You Are A Hopeless Liberal If You:
Clean Slate
Three Column Chart
Ultra Dispensationalism: Scriptural or Not?
Group Think or Whosoever Will?
Chronological Chart of New Testament
You Might Be A Closet Dispie If:
Body of Christ versus Israel
The Mark of the Beast: Is it Literal?
You Know You're A Preterist If:
You Know You're a Preterist if: Part Three
The Comings of Christ: The How, When and Where
Groupthink and Cliques in the Church
Focus on the Family or on God
Cult Aware
Open Door Fellowship OR Come As We Are Ministries?
Transubstantiation or Unsubstantiated: If The Plain Sense Makes Sense...
DaVinci Code: Was Christ's Divinity and the Bible invented at the Council of Nicea?
Plain Sense Interpretation/P'shat: Christs Comings
Isaiah 53: Human Sacrifice?
Isaiah 53: Christ Has Risen!!
Who Hath Believed Our Report?
Isaiah 53: Christ Our Passover Lamb
Isaiah 53: Messianic Prophecies Refuted?
Chart comparing Israel to Messiah
Isaiah 53: The Suffering Messiah
Bible Chart: Does the Bible conflict on Salvation Messages?
Christs Coming and Time Gaps
Got Charts!
Are There Two Programs?
When Did the Church Begin?
When Did the Church Begin Pt. 2
Is America Cursed?
How and Why Christianity is Under Fire
Was Mary a Perpetual Virgin?
Tribulation or Jacob's Trouble?
Jewish Wannabes and the Holidays
Christmas Under Fire: When Christians Attack
Is Celebrating Christmas Scriptural?
Was Iraq a Just War?
Category 7: The End of the World
If It Believes, Then Waddles and Quacks like a Christian it is a....
Why Homosexuality Should Be Confronted and Exposed
The Doctrine Of Eternal Security-Can You Lose Your Salvation?
Does the Soul Sleep?
Did Jews Kill Jesus?...Hear What Some Jews Have to Say
Some Unscriptural Teachings of the Catholic Church
Arguments That Catholics Use
Pantribulationism: Are There Two Programs Going On?
Before and After
Pantribulationism: What A Day That Will Be!!!!
Definite Article Theology: The Way
Pantribulationism: Extrabiblical Nonsense
My Old Ship, the USS Shreveport Assisting Hurricane Victims
Pantribulationism: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Trinity of God and Trichotomy of man: Definite Article Theology
Definite Article Theology
Pantribulationism: Blessed Hope and Glorious Appearing
Pantribulationism: The Departure
Pantribulationism: It will all pan out in the end
Straining Out Gnats, Majoring on the Minors
Jewish Wannabes and Eschaholics
When Jewish Wannabes Attack What They Don't Understand
How Jewish Wannabes Attack and How to Identify Them
Historical Method and Homosexuality
If the Plain Sense Makes Sense: Christ's Coming
If the Plain Sense Makes Sense: Evolution
The Silliness of Jack Chick
Inspirational and Patriotic Songs
Communism and Islam -vs- the Faith of America's Founding Fathers
Bridging the Generation Gap
Wrongly Dividing the Word of Truth
Let's Worship the Lord
Faith Under Fire Television Show and Website
Faith Under Fire/Do We Worship the Same God?
Arrogant or Convinced?
Warning Signs of Dispensationalism?
Good News: How To Fight Terrorism
Prophecies Yet To Be Fulfilled: Zechariah 12:10-14
Are You Happy?
When Jewish Wannabes Attack the Bible
Why Jewish Wannabes Attack
The Masters List
You're A Hopeless ....
Preterism Versus Dispensationalism
What's Love Got To Do With It?
When Jewish Wannabes Attack!
Preterism and Calvinism?
Who Do Men Say That I Am?
Signs You Are Doing Something Right
Ivory Tower Theologians and more about me
Satan the Counterfeiter
Saved By Race or By Grace?
Wanna Know Some Secrets?
Distortions of the Resurrection
Apostles Today?
Message and Ministry of Paul compared to the twelve
Maxwell House...Good For Your Desktop
The Feminization of Christianity
Absurd World Views
Religion versus Relationship
The Mysteries Revealed
Replacement Theology
How did the Tribes and Books get Lost?
Catholics, Cliques and Cults
New Age Movement
Should Christians Observe the Sabbath?
The Power of One
Be Thankful
Group Think and the Jew
You Must Be Born Again!!
Tribute to a Friend
Who's That Babe in the Manger: Does it matter
President Bush and the Movie: Unbreakable
Having a Form of Godliness
The Natural Supernatural Connection
Spiritually Challenged Skeptics
Speaking or Praying to the Dead
Eternally Insecure?
The Preterist's False Hope
Apostolic Succession Catholic Style
Predestination or Free Will
The Foolish Confounding the Wise
About Me
Scripture Twisting: Reading into the text
Scripture Twisting: The Figurative Fallacy
So Deep A Child Could Understand
The Apostle Paul
About Us
Requirements For Messiah
Small Groups or the Purpose Driven Church?
Mile High Ministries or Miles Apart Ministries
The Omnipresence and Incarnation of God
Is Jesus the Messiah?
Extrabiblical Nonsense
Blank Page
Is Baptism necessary for Salvation?
Focus on the Family?
Motherhood, Fatherhood or Discipleship?
The Watchtower and Jehovah's Witnesses
What is Love
That They May Be One
Suffering Servant
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What Was This Man's Mission?

It is interesting that Paul went to the Jews
first, "It was necessary that the word of God should first have been
spoken to you (Israel): but seeing ye put it from you, and judge
yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the
Gentiles." (Acts 13)

He seems to start the first three chapters of Romans out the same

In the first chapter he is saying 'to the Jew first and then to the
Greek' and after showing the sinfulness of all he says, 'For all
have sinned and fall short of the glory of God', in chapter three.

This is so God could, 'conclude ALL in unbelief that He might have
mercy on ALL.' (Romans 11:32)

It seems that God was showing through Paul that Jews were no better
than Gentiles and both needed to be saved by Grace.

Many groups out there religious/secular still need to come to the
realization that they are saved by God's Grace through faith.
(Ephesians 2:8)

Originally God had intended the Gentiles to be blessed through

The Woman at the well understood that 'salvation is of the Jews'
(John 4)

In one of the chapters you are looking at it says, "For so hath the
Lord commanded us", saying, 'I have set thee to be a light of the
Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the
earth.' 48 And when the GENTILES heard this, they were glad, and
glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to
eternal life believed." (Acts 13)

But what does God do if Israel doesn't want to be a light and in
fact rejects Messiah.

Enter Plan B, which God really knew about all along, but wasn't
revealed until the N.T. (Colossians 1)

"Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God
which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; 26 Even the
mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but NOW
is made manifest to his saints: 27 To whom God would make known what
is the riches of the glory of this mystery AMONG THE GENTILES; which
is Christ in you, the hope of glory:" (Colossians 1)

And speaking of grace, Paul seemed to be the ultimate example of
grace. This guy wasn't just apathetic toward the gospel, he was
violently opposed to it, which would qualify him to finally say in
Romans, "For if, when we were ENEMIES, we were reconciled to God by
the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved
by his life. 11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our
Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement."
(Romans 5)

We can do nothing to be saved but believe.

In the case of Paul, God went so far as knocking him off his ass to
get him to pay attention.

Some people, even religious people still think it is by their own
human actions that they gain approval of God or even salvation.

"for he is a chosen VESSEL unto me, to bear my name before the
16 for I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's
sake." (Acts)

Why was Paul chosen to be a vessel to bear God's name to the

Part of it may be:

"What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power
known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted
to destruction: 23 And that he might make known the riches of his
glory on the VESSELS OF MERCY, which he had afore prepared unto
glory, 24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but

Also Paul was a Hebrew of the tribe of Benjamin but was also a Roman
Citizen, so he was created to bear God's name to 'Gentiles' and
to 'Israel'

Being a Jew and a Roman Citizen he was two become One and could
reach both groups.

14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down
the middle wall of partition between us; 15 Having abolished in his
flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in
ordinances; for to make in himself OF TWAIN ONE NEW MAN, so making
peace; 16 And that he might reconcile both unto God IN ONE BODY by
the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: 17 And came and preached
peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. 18 For
through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. 19
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but
fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And
are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus
Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21 In whom all the
building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the
Lord: 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. (Ephesians 2)

B.J. Max