• By John Hicks

There is only One...

There is only One God, One Gospel, and only One People. The Kingdom of Heaven (or God) is not a tiered hierachy when it comes to the message and purpose of God’s plan of redemption for His people. Jesus brought it all full circle from the garden to the cross and it is through Him and Him alone. This applies to everyone who has been born of a man and a woman. The ground at the cross is level regardless of one's genetic heritage. Period… Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God. Romans 2:4-11 Scripture is constant with that message and Paul emphasized this at great lengths. People attempt to chop scripture up into convenient segments in order to differentiate between one created people from another. This was never God's intention so it should not be something that we ever should try to pass as truth. What we know as fact today is that the remission of sins is only through the blood of Jesus Christ and by this path alone is admission into God's family possible regardless of anyone’s DNA. For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Matthew 26:28 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; Romans 3:24-25 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. Hebrews 9:22 There are no divisions within this reality. We are not saved by Abraham's blood but we become children of Abraham through Jesus' blood. Realistically though we become born again as God's children. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:26-29. In Romans there is also the grafting scenario. I tell people I do not identify with "Replacement theology" or whatever other label that is out there. Instead I believe in what scripture tells us about grafting (graff..). I guess it could be called "Graffed theology" but it is biblical. For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree? For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. Romans 11:16-27 <- NOTE: this also shows that “Once Saved Always Saved” (preservation of the saints, etc) is a false doctrine. Either way, this is the fulfilment of what God started with Israel and completed through His Son Jesus Christ. Israel was the mechanism to bring "THE SEED" into the world to save the world and to bring all who would come to Him to Him... Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. Romans 9:6-8. God’s plan of reconciliation started in the Garden and was fulfilled on the cross. Note: God would rather none to perish and thus He spared not His Son in order to provide the only true path into heaven. There are not two doors in, only one! There is only one Gospel for one people and that is for those who will submit to Him through His Son Jesus Christ! If anyone is so hung up on genetics then they must consider what the litmus test is within the gene pool that dictates who exactly is the physical seed of Abraham??? At what genetic percentage is this determined? You will be hard pressed to find anyone with 100% lineage back to Abraham especially due to the genetic intermingling that in fact has occurred over the centuries. Even if there was to focus on this would be in opposition with scriptures. Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. 1 Timothy 1:4 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. Titus 3:9. There is only One God, One Gospel, One Door, and only One People. Narrow indeed is the way therein and few there be that find it, regardless of one's pedigree...

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