Mark 11:27 -12:17 A Question Of Authority – Who’s In Charge?

Vineyard

Corrupt rulers and teachers depend upon ignorant adoring groupies in order to maintain their private empire; The Vineyard; The leaders weren’t ignorant, they were rebels; The common people didn’t reject Jesus; Trying to convict Christ of treason; God’s kingdom doesn’t begin with a violent tax revolt.

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Concerning Souls

There are 857 reference to the word “Soul” in the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures. Here’s what we learn:

1. They move – Genesis 1:20
2. They breathe – Joshua 10:40
3. They die – Ezekiel 18:20
4. Both man and animals are souls – Genesis 1:20 and 2:7
5. Soul is the RESULT of the union of the body and the breath – Genesis 2:7
6. The soul is never associated with immortality in Scripture

Search and see and you will find that Scripture and Plato never agree!

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Mark 10:46-11:26 Mercy For The Blind, A Meek King, Fruit Out Of Season, Lenient Rulers

Tyndale

A Blind man cries for mercy; Hannibal rode on elephants, Presidents ride in limos, Christ rode on a colt; The Colt and the Cursed Fig Tree are connected lessons; God wants fruit out of season; The Ass is the instrument of service and peace; the White Horse is the instrument of war; There are two phases of God’s Kingdom: First, it begins peacefully; A short war comes later; Commerce, Ezekiel 28, and the Temple; Lenient rulers in God’s kingdom.

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Coming up in the next audio: Mark 10:46-11:26

1. A Blind man cries for mercy.
2. Hannibal rode on elephants, Presidents ride in limos, Christ was on a colt.
3. The Colt and the Cursed Fig Tree are connected lessons.
4. God wants fruit out of season.
5. The Ass is the instrument of service and peace; the White Horse is the instrument of war.
6. There are two phases of God’s Kingdom: First, it begins peacefully. A short war comes later.
7. Commerce, Ezekiel 28, and the Temple.
8. Lenient rulers in God’s kingdom.

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Mark 10:32-45 God’s Government Officials and Human Government Officials Contrasted

Distinguishing the different aspects of the sufferings of Christ; The Son of Man vs. Scribes and Pharisees; The Apostles vs. World Leaders; Ministering, Slaving, and Giving.

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Mark 10:1-31 Marriage, Family and Property Under God’s Government

Are all marriages “divine arrangements”? God’s government eliminates delinquent moms and dads; Child support; The Jubilee.

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Coming up in our next Mark audio: Mark 10:1-31

Marriage, Family and Property under God’s Government

1. Are all marriages a “God joining together” today?
2. Can the divorce laws our Lord spoke about be applied today?
3. The little children and the rich man aren’t isolated incidents out of context – verses 1-31 are CONNECTED and teach us the basic foundation of God’s government: Marriage, Family and Property.
4. Was the Rich man asked to sell everything? or only certain things?
5. How jubilee and Acts 2-3 are essential in understanding the Lord’s interaction with the rich young ruler.

Context and flow is essential in Bible study!

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Mark 9:30-50 – Humble Leaders, Submissive Subjects, and Gehenna

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The history and meaning of Gehenna.

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Dan, If You Teach There’s No “Hell” You’ll Ruin Your Ministry!

When I first came to understand the truth about “hell” and death from the Scriptures (1999) I was with CR Stam’s “grace” movement. The President of the Berean Bible Society, Paul Sadler, solemnly warned me that if I taught the truth about hell I would “ruin my ministry.”

What did he mean by that? He meant that if I taught the truth I couldn’t find a job as a Pastor or in a Para-Church organization where I got paid a salary, neither would I be invited to speak at the “Grace” conferences, and I certainly wouldn’t move-up the ranks of celebrity “Pastors” and get a “prime time” speaker’s slot at the conferences. That’s the definition of “ministry” in the eyes of “church-men” – money, prestige, and position.

Not once did this man-of-the-cloth make a Scriptural appeal to me, instead he appealed to a higher authority, the true arbitrator of all doctrinal matters: Money, Influence, Position, and Prestige.

Guess what? I still have a ministry. I don’t have a 401k or a salary, no religious boards set their seal of approval on me, nobody calls me “Pastor” or “Reverend”, and nobody honors me with the chief place at banquets – but I still have a ministry.

The truth is anyone can have a ministry. Do you have a Bible? Do you love God? Do you want to tell others about God? Then study the book and teach it. There’s your ministry.

You don’t “go into” the ministry, it “comes out” of you! Paul described the ministry as follows:

“And even if I am being poured out upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.”

That’s ministry! Christ and people are worth the sacrifice!

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Coming Up In Our Next Audio: Mark 9:30-50 – Humble Leaders, Submissive Subjects, and Gehenna.

The Schofield Reference Bible calls this passage our Lord’s “Solemn Warning About Hell.” Yet in the notes Mr. Schofield calls it gehenna! Imagine that! Those folks were “hell” men so they import it into the Scripture! Schofield’s note demonstrates how the subject of “hell” messes with your mind.

Did you ever hear someone say that Hell was the Lord’s favorite topic? This is one of the sickest things ever said in the history of the world. Most Christians actually believe that the Lord’s favorite topic was the torture of men, women, and children in orthodox hell! Theologians teach that when we “get to heaven” one of the greatest pleasures of the redeemed will be the ability to watch the torment of the damned! That God Himself will blow the fire on the damned for eternity!

Think about this: These people actually believe that when “believers” become “perfect” in heaven that they will no longer abhor suffering – NO! They will LOVE it!

This “Jesus” whose favorite subject is torture is an evil man! He’s an impostor. He’s not the Jesus of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

The truth is this: The Lord never once talked about orthodox hell – not one time! In this audio we tackle orthodoxy’s twisting of Mark 9:44.

Here’s what a 20th Century Christian celebrity said about those of us who don’t believe in eternal conscious torment:

“When your flesh begins to sizzle and fry and burn on the hot grids of hell you’ll know that I spoke the truth.” Dr. MR Dehaan.

Faith in Jesus Christ is not enough for the orthodox men like Dehaan. Saving faith to the orthodox is to “believe in hell.” Belief in orthodox hell and salvation by works go hand in hand.

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