WGOD Radio: All Truth, All the Time.
WGOD Radio, with Dr. Paul W. Esposito is produced by Stauros Ministries of Merritt Island, Fl. We teach the New Testament verse by verse through a daily, 15 minute radio broadcast and podcast.
 

Today we focus on Romans 11:22 "Behold the kindness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity, but towards you, goodness, IF you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off."

How does this text square with the eternal security of the believer?

Join us today for Gospelstudy as we address that question.

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Wow, some coincidence, huh? Look at all those "ones"!

Today, in program 111, we look at Romans 11:11, and the text, "Have they (Israel) stumbled that they should fall? God forbid! But through their fall, salvation has come to the Gentiles."

And once again, we find this law in Scripture, that God causes bad to turn out for good, for those who belong to Him!

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Today we look at the "Spirit of Stupor." Don't miss this broadcast!

Just as it is written: "God has given them a spirit of stupor, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear, down to this very day." (Rom 11:8)

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"Israel has not obtained what it seeks. but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded." Join us today for Gospelstudy as we consider this verse, and God's plan for the nation of Israel.

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Today we look at the what God has to say about "Replacement Theology," and the notion that the Church has replaced Israel in God's plan for the ages.

"God has not cast away His people, who he 'foreknew'.

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"So then, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (10:17)

Join us today for Gospelstudy!

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Fire Insurance?

Not possible for the soul seeking salvation and eternal life.

"No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me should draw Him." (John 6:44)

Join us today for Gospelstudy as we continue our study in Romans, and confessing with our mouths, and believing with our hearts.

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"Christ is the end of the LAW FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS"

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"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that:

God raised Him from the dead!

You will be saved."

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Paul said of the Jews, they "have a zeal for God but not according to knowledge." Join us today for Gospelstudy as we dig into this text!

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Today we conclude our look at the Doctrine of Revelation by looking at the Lukewarm Church.

To be lukewarm is to have a lifestyle of halfheartedness.

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Today we start to wind up this teaching in the Doctrine of Revelation, and focus on Rev 3:14

"And to the messenger of the church in Laodicea write, 'These things says the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the beginning of the creation of God: (Rev 3:14)
Today we look at these statements, revealing to us the nature of the Son of God:

The Amen

The Faithful and True Witness

The Beginning of the creation of God.

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How well do you know the Word? 

Did you know that the Holy Spirit uses the Word of God to expose lies?

Join us today for the Gospelstudy podcast.

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Today we continue our study of Rev 3:10, "I will keep you out of the hour of trial...to TRY those who dwell on the earth..."

Like the old saying, try me, or try it you'll like it." What will happen when the Lord 'tries' you?

Will He like it?

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"Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing that's about to come upon the whole world." (Rev 3:10)

The question is, have you kept the word, or command, of His "perseverance"?

Join us today for Gospelstudy as we dig deep into the word of God!

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Today we look at an open door, and a closed door--Rev 3:7 " Behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it." Join us today for the Gospelstudy Podcast!

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Today we look at one of the most controversial conditional promises ever spoken in the Bible: "To him who overcomes will be clothed in white garments, and by no means shall I erase his name from the Book of Life." (Rev 3:5)

Join us today for Gospelstudy as we look into this statement.

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Today we look at the dead church, and this warning from the Lord:

"Therefore if you will not watch...I will come upon you like a thief." (3:3)

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It's not always the devil that causes sickness in people. Find out more today on Gospelstudy!

And I gave her time so that she might repent, and she does not wish to repent of her sexual immorality. (Rev 2:21)

Behold, I am casting her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, if they do not repent of her works. (Rev 2:22)

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Today we turn our focus to the Corrupt Church of Thyatira. 

And once again, we see the deception being taught that sexual immorality is ok! 

Join us today for Gospelstudy!

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Part 2 of our look at real, genuine doctrine, as opposed to the Doctrine of Balaam, and the Doctrine of the Nicolaitans.

THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST

"Everyone who transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ, this one has both the Father and the Son. (2John 1:9) If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house, and do not greet him; (2John 1:10)

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  What is it about bible prophecy, and specifically the rapture, that makes highly respected men of God be dishonest not tell the truth ?

This is one of the most bewildering things for me.

I was perusing though a Bible today that I received from Through the Bible with J. Vernon McGee ministries, and this was what I found, in his outline for 2 Thessalonians: Under the heading “Day of the Lord.”

This is the phrase which occurs in 2:2 (incorrectly translated “the day of Christ” in the Authorized Version.)

Oh really?

The Greek translators looked at the phrase Hemera tou Christou, and translated it correctly.

But, let’s give Mr McGee, and his Doctorate in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he based his opinion from the study notes of Dr. C.I. Scofield, who made this false statement concerning the very same text:

“The theme of Second Thessalonians is unfortunately obscured by a mistranslation in the Authorized Version of 2 Thess 2:2, where “day of Christ” is at hand. This should be “day of the Lord.”

Surely both of these men, Doctors of Theology, knew that 86% of every Greek manuscript in existence read Day of Christ, and only a scant few read Day of the Lord?

This was not a mistranslation! This was a textual variant!!

But these men have let their view of Bible prophecy and dispensations cloud their judgment, and influence them to make the erroneous accusation that the King James Version Bible translators mistranslated the text, as they accuse them of.

My conclusion is this: I find it quite strange and very bizarre that men of God are in such a tizzy to make the Bible say what they want it to say, that they will even lie not tell the truth to accomplish their means.

That might sound harsh, but once again, what do you do with this statement:

“This phrase Day of Christ is incorrectly translated in the Authorized Version.”

People trust Dr. Scofield, as they do Dr. McGee, and believe everything that they say.

Once again this proves how that relying on Study Bibles, or another person’s notes, can lead to believing things in the Bible, or the revealed plan and/or purpose of God, that are not true.

Always let the Holy Spirit be your teacher.

Now we did not receive the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, in order that we might know the things freely given to us by God.” (1Cor 2:12)

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It's beyond me--I am left scratching my head. (Also, check out the Scofield 1917 Study Bible, and read his erroneous notes introducing 2 Thessalonians)

Understanding this text is simple--the words have obvious, plain meanings to them.

"Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. "Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming."

My point of contention is this. The teaching that the person taken, is taken in judgment, and the person that is left behind, is left behind in blessing.

Now don't get me wrong. People may interpret this text this way if they choose to, but after looking at what the underlying Greek words mean, it leads me to a solid understanding.

But first, this note from Dr. Charles Ryrie: "The ones taken will be taken to judgment and death. The ones left will be left to enter the blessings of the Millennial kingdom."

Many others interpret this phrase the same way.

I want to look at this text, and see if I can find the "blessings" for those left behind, according to this theologian.

But let's look at these 2 Greek words behind this text, and see what they mean.

The word for taken is the word Paralambano. The word means "to receive near." Same word used by Christ, in John 14:3, "I will come again, and receive you unto Myself."

Paralambano is to receive to one's side.

The other word is Aphiemi. This word means:

1. To disregard

2. To abandon

3. To divorce

4. To leave behind

5. To forsake.

I believe that the word of God is saying, from seeking to understand the original language, that the person that is "taken," is a direct result of John 14:3, and Bible prophecy being fulfilled, as the Lord returns for His saints. Also, the one that is left, as the Greek word suggests, has been "left behind," and abandoned.

This is a great study! I highly recommend it!

God bless

Paul E.

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Today we look at real, genuine doctrine, as opposed to the Doctrine of Balaam, and the Doctrine of the Nicolaitans.

THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST

"Everyone who transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ, this one has both the Father and the Son. (2John 1:9) If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house, and do not greet him; (2John 1:10)

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What was the Doctrine of Balaam, or the Doctrine of the Nicolaitians?

Find out today on Gospelstudy!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of my brothers and sisters in Christ! 

God Bless you all!

Paul Esposito

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Who was Antipas? How did he drum up the courage to walk into a bronze kettle, to be burned alive? Join us today for Gospelstudy!

Today we look at the Lord's message to the Pastor of the Church at Pergamos.

​"I know your works, and where you live, where Satan's throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith in the days in which Antipas was My faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells." (Rev 2:14)

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"He who overcomes shall in no way be harmed by the second death." (Rev 2:11)

What is the "second death?" Find out today on Gospelstudy!

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Today we continue our study in Revelation 2, and the persecuted Church of Smyrna.

"Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you may be tested."

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"I know your works, your tribulation, and your poverty (but you are rich)." Isn't it funny! This Persecuted Church thinks they're poor, and the Lukewarm Church things they're rich! Join us today for Gospelstudy as we look at the Persecuted Church!

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Today we continue our study of the Doctrine of Revelation. We will look at the Lord's remedy for this common ailment, leaving one's first love.

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Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. (Rev 2:4) Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the first works; but if not, I am coming to you quickly and I will remove your lampstand out of its place, unless you repent. (Rev 2:5)

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Today we continue looking at the great theology and doctrine found in the first 3 chapters of the Book of Revelation.

Today on Gospelstudy we consider this statement spoken by our Lord: 

"Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love." (Rev 2:4)

Join us today for Gospelstudy as we examine what this means.

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"I know your works, and your labor, and your endurance, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you tested those who say that they are apostles and they are not, and you found them to be false; (Rev 2:2)

How did the church test those who said they were apostles? Find out today on Gospelstudy!

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Jesus said, I have the keys to:

1. Death

2. Hell

Keys turn locks. They can unlock a door to let people out, and they can lock a door to keep people in.

Join us today for Gospelstudy as we consider both options!

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Today we look at what really happens to a person when they run face to face into the Son of Man, the Lord Jesus Christ!

Also, we'll look at what it means, a "sharp, two-edged sword proceeded out of His mouth." 

Join us today on Gospelstudy!

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"I, John, your brother and partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and endurance in Christ Jesus, came to be on the Isle of Patmos, ON ACCOUNT OF:

1. The Word of God

2. The Testimony of Jesus Christ

That's funny-just like it is now!

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Today we look at Revelation 1:8--"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "He who is, and He who was, and He who is to come, The Almighty."

Interesting that even God the Father calls Jesus Christ the Son of God, "God"! Find out more on the Gospelstudy podcast!

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Today we look at Rev 1:5 and this greeting, "Grace and peace...from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the FIRSTBORN from the dead."

We're looking at the word Prototokos today and what it truly means--firstborn!

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Today we look at Jesus Christ, the "Faithful Witness."

Faithful witness to what?

Find out the answer to that today on Gospelstudy!

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Today we look at Revelation 1:1-4, especially the greeting given by the Lord, " He who is, and who was, and who is to come." There's more to this phrase than meets the eye!

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Today we look at the righteousness of faith, and the Stone of stumbling.

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Today we consider 2 vessels--

Vessels of honor, and vessels of wrath prepared for destruction.

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What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God?

God forbid!

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"Jacob I've loved, but Esau I've hated."

Did God really mean what He said there, or is hate just a figure of speech or something?

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What is the purpose of God, when it relates to salvation?

Today we look at the Greek word for purpose, Prothesis, and other places in the New Testament where it's used (Eph 1:11, 2 Tim 1:9)

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Today we look again at the "Purpose of God according to election."

Thank God the purpose of God according to election includes saving your soul, and adding your name to the Book of Life (that is, if you have responded in faith to His calling)

God is absolutely sovereign, as He works His will among us.

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What is the purpose of God according to election? Find out a little more today on Gospelstudy!

"(for the children not yet being born, nor having done anything good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls)..." (Rom 9:11)

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Today we kick off chapter 9 of Romans, and get an inside look at the heart of the Apostle Paul, and his unceasing pain over the state of Israel.

Join us starting tonight as we study this controversial topic--the sovereignty of God.

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If God is FOR us, who can be against us?

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Firstborn

The Greek word is Prototokos. What does it mean?

Why is Jesus called the Firstborn, or Prototokos?

Find out today on Gospelstudy!

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Foreknew

Predestined

Called

Justified

Glorified

All in the past! All glory to our God and Father!

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(8:28) And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (8:29) Because whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers.

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"And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God..."

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Today we look at "suffering," and this odd conditional promise:

"Heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ, IF we suffer together with Him."

What did Paul mean by that?

Found out today on the Gospelstudy Podcast!

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Today we look at the Lord's "closed-door"policy, and the promise that the time is coming when no one else will be allowed into His kingdom, though many will want, and try, to get in.

(Luke 13:24) “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, because many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able."

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Today we wrap this up, with a terrifying look at what will happen in the 3rd Temple when it is rebuilt, and what happens to everyone on the face of the earth who refuses the "love of the truth."

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The Rebuilt 3rd Temple is standing in Jerusalem

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The son of perdition.

Who is the son of perdition?

Haven't we heard that name before?

Find out more today on the Gospelstudy podcast!

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The unveiling of the man of sin.

The Day of Christ will not come unless:

1. The Falling Away comes first

2. The Man of sin is "unveiled."

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"That Day will not come unless the Falling Away comes first..."

More on the falling away, and what that means, and when we'll see its ultimate fulfillment.

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1. The Falling Away comes first.

What is the falling away?

When will it happen?

Join us today for Gospelstudy, and we'll tackle this question.

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"The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God."

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"FOR as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God." (8:14)

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"Those that are in the flesh cannot please God." (8:8)

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Just some food for thought today…

 (13:13) And he works great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth before men. (13:14) And he deceives my own people who dwell on the earth by the signs which were given to him to do before the beast, saying to those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and came to life. (13:15) And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. (13:16) And he causes all, small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, that they should receive marks on their right hand, or on their foreheads, (13:17) and that no one may be able to buy or sell except he that has the mark, the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

 

For many years, students of the word of God have attempted to understand what this means, and what the “mark of the beast” is.

I believe that we are becoming very close to understanding this mystery.

Let me spin a modern scenario for you to contemplate:

Let’s take gay marriage, for instance.

It seems to me that people are infected, spiritually. There’s a strong move of a malevolent spirit running rampant in the United States, and around the world.

Gay Marriage.

This is how something like the mark of the beast could be implemented:

First off, I believe that according to Daniel 11:37, the Antichrist will be homosexual.

Secondly, remember that all those who take the mark of the beast are deceived into taking it!

(13:14) And he deceives my own people who dwell on the earth by the signs which were given to him to do before the beast, saying to those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and came to life.

 Ask yourself this question: How many people (self professed “Christians” included) would (could) be deceived by this: (Antichrist speaking...)

 “I am tired of all the homophobe Christians in society today. Homosexuals are people too, and they are worthy of equal rights—the same rights that everybody else are afforded.

"So today, as a sign of solidarity, I strongly encourage ALL PEOPLE, the young and old, the rich and poor, to show your solidarity for gay marriage, and take the mark of solidarity today!”

“And the mark of solidarity will be the rainbow!”

 (13:16) And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: (13:17) And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

 Notice the text says:

No one can buy or sell except he who:

“Has the mark, OR the name of the beast, OR the number of his name.”

 It’s not a stretch to see this taken to this extreme: (once again, antichrist speaking...)

 “We are serious about the LGBT community, and gay marriage. So serious, and so adamant about equal rights for all people everywhere, that not only will you be ostracized in the world community for not showing your solidarity, but that no one will be able to buy or sell anything, or conduct any commerce, without the rainbow mark, as a sign of solidarity.”

 There’s more to the rampant exponential rise of homosexuals in the country today then meets the eye.

 For those of you who know your Bible, we’ve seen this type of deviant behavior before:

 (19:1) The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth (19:2) and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant's house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.” (19:3) But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. (19:4) But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. (19:5) And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” (19:6) Lot went out to the men at the entrance, shut the door after him, (19:7) and said, “I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly. (19:8) Behold, I have two daughters who have not known any man. Let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please. Only do nothing to these men, for they have come under the shelter of my roof.” (19:9) But they said, “Stand back!” And they said, “This fellow came to sojourn, and he has become the judge! Now we will deal worse with you than with them.” Then they pressed hard against the man Lot, and drew near to break the door down. (19:10) But the men reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them and shut the door.  (ESV)

Brothers and sisters of God, see that no man deceive you.

Remember that people will not blindly take the mark—people are deceived into taking it!

Coming soon, the door will be shut once again (Luke 13:25), and this age will be over.

How many people do you know would take a mark and show their solidarity for this cause?

We can see the potential ease of this happening today, even without this Elijah-like character calling fire down out of heaven to validate his evil plan.

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(Romans 8:5) For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

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What is the "righteous requirement of the law?"

Find out today on Gospelstudy

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"For what was impossible for the law to do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh..."

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Today we look at 2 laws: The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus,

And the Law of Sin and Death.

Both are invisible, like the law of gravity, but real nevertheless.

(Romans 8:2) "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and of death."


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"There is therefore no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus." But the verse goes on, if you have a genuine Bible:

"...who do NOT walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit."

Today we'll look at the implications of that statement.

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Once again, we look at this spiritual "law," that when I wish to do the right thing, that evil is present (right there with me.)

Also, Paul says, "I myself with the mind serve (doulos) the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin." (7:25)

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"Therefore I find this law, that when I wish to do the right thing, evil is right there with me."

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"For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, NOTHING GOOD DWELLS." (7:18)

Man is a 3 part being: Body, Soul, and Spirit

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"For sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, DECEIVED ME, and by it, killed me."

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Rev 13 says, "he deceives those who dwell on the earth by the signs that were granted him to do."

The False Prophet will be the most notorious agent of God this world's ever seen, to separate the wheat from the tares, the believers from the unbelievers.

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Part 1 of a 2 part study, looking at Revelation 13:11

We are focusing on 8 characteristics of the False Prophet.

To be continued...

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Once again, today's text shows us that we have been "released from the law."

And we are now slaves, as if handcuffed to Him, Righteousness!

4 Therefore, my brothers, you also were put to death to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead, so that we might bear fruit to God. 5 For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions aroused through the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death. 6 But now we were released from the law, having died in that to which we were held fast, so that we should serve as slaves in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.

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Today we continue our look in Romans, and we are confronted once again by the Spirit, "You are slaves to whom you obey.(6:16)

Romans 7:1-3
1 Or do you not know, brothers (for I speak to those knowing the law), that the law has jurisdiction over a man as long as he lives? 2 For the woman who is under a man has been bound by law to the living husband. But if the husband should die, she is released from the law of the husband. 3 So then, while the husband is living, she will be called an adulteress if she becomes married to a different husband; but if her husband should die, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress, having become married to a different husband.

This text is teaching that the Law's purpose is to lead us to the cross.

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Free and Slave.

Romans 6:16 tells us that we are slaves to whom we obey, whether sin resulting in death, or obedience resulting in righteousness.

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Matthew 26:69 records the following conversation:

"Now Peter sat outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came to him, saying, "You also were with Jesus of Galilee." (Matt 26:69)
But he denied it before them all, saying, "I do not know what you are saying." (Matt 26:70)

Now right before this, the Lord had told Peter that he was going to deny three times that he knew Him. This was the first instance--verse 70.

The second time is in verse 71.

"And when he had gone out to the gateway, another girl saw him and said to them there, "This man was with Jesus the Nazarene." (Matt 26:71)
But again he denied with an oath, "I do not know the Man!" (Matt 26:72)

In other words, Peter raised up his right hand (with his left hand on the Torah?) and said, "I do hereby swear, that I do NOT know Jesus Christ!"

Goodness gracious!

Friends, I highly recommend that you do not try this at home!

That's 2 denials down, 1 more to go--verse 73

"And after a little while, those standing by came up and said to Peter, "Surely you also are one of them, for your accent gives you away." (Matt 26:73)
Then he began to curse and swear, saying, "I do not know the Man!" And immediately a rooster crowed. (Matt 26:74)
And Peter remembered the word of Jesus which He said to him, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times." And going out, he wept bitterly." (Matt 26:75)

So I was pondering: was Peter's sin all that much different than Judas's?

Personally, I think not.

But their responses certainly were!

"Now I rejoice, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led to repentance; for you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. (2Cor 7:9)
For godly sorrow brings about repentance leading to salvation, without regret; but worldly sorrow brings about death." (2Cor 7:10)

You see, there's 2 types of sorrow in this world--godly sorrow, which Peter evidenced, and worldly sorrow, which Judas evidenced.

There's not that much difference between the sin of these two men. The difference was in their responses to their sin, and ultimately, their repentance!

How about you?

Have you committed some terrible sin that you feel the Lord won't forgive you of?

I'm here to tell you today, that that feeling of condemnation you might have, comes from the devil, and not from the Lord!

Godly sorrow leads to REPENTANCE, which, I recommend, you do immediately!

If you find yourself in this position, and you feel that I'm talking to you, it's the Holy Spirit talking to you, and He wants to restore you, and restore your fellowship with the Trinity, just like Peter.

Come back home today.

God's waiting for you, with open arms! (Luke 15:20)

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The notion was quite amusing to me–that is, the notion of such an imaginary bumper sticker. But maybe it’s not all that funny after all.
Picture this:
“My child is an honor student at Sodom Elementary.”
Funny thought, but actually it’s not very humorous at all!
And yet, let me ask you the question:
Does your child attend Sodom Elementary?
Genesis chapter 19 makes the following observation:
Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. (Genesis 19:4 NKJV)
Where did the young learn this deviant behavior?
I would venture to say, at Sodom Elementary!
Here’s my warning to you today:
Sodom Elementary has now franchised, and is teaching its doctrine all over the world!
Children today at Sodom E are being taught that to be homosexual is perfectly acceptable–matter of fact, that people are born this way.
However God says,
Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting…” (Romans 1:24-28 NKJV)
God is trying to warn you today, this is the reward for graduating Sodom Elementary.
If you do not turn and repent of your sins, than you will die in your sins.
“…who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.” (Romans 1:32 NKJV)
There is a spiritual war going on for the souls of your children!
I just wanted to remind you of this!
Take your kids out of Sodom Elementary! This is a school that you do NOT want a diploma from!

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26 For this reason God gave them up to shameful lusts; for even their women exchanged the natural use for that which is contrary to nature, 27 and likewise also the men, having forsaken the natural use of the woman, were inflamed by their lust for one another, men with men, committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was fitting for their error.

This is the last part of a 3 part study. Please listen to the other 2 first.

There is more to homosexuals than meets the eye.

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There's more to homosexuals than meets the eye. Please listen to these 3 programs, in order.

Part 2 of 3.

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Part 1 of 3. Please don't miss any of these, and listen to them in order.

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Today we continue our study on the theme of serving someone:

For us, it's either sin, or righteousness.

"Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves as obedient slaves, you are slaves to whom you obey, whether of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?" (Rom 6:16)

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"For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not UNDER THE LAW but grace." (6:14)

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We continue our study in Romans 6 today, looking at the Apostle Paul compare Christ's death, burial and resurrection, with our baptism, and walking in newness of life.

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Today we look at the importance and significance of baptism, here in Romans 6:4, and a few other texts.

"Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death..."

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Today we look again at Paul's statement, "Shall we persist on sinning, so that grace may abound?"

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Shall we continue sinning, so that grace may abound??

Found out the Apostle Paul's opinion regarding that question (and practice!) today on Gospeludy!

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Today we look at how sin abounds, but the grace of God "superabounds!" Join us!

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Death reigned from Adam to Moses.

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God was in Christ, reconciling the world back to Himself.

"We rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we received the reconciliation." (Rom 5:11)

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God demonstrates His love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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Endurance brings experience, or approved character.

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Finally, we are back to podcasting again:

We are looking at 8 great truths in Romans 5:1-10

1. We are Justified (by faith)

2. We have access to God

     A. Through Jesus Christ

3. We Glory in tribulations, knowing it brinds endurance

4. Endurance brings Experience

In our next program, we will look at point 4 extensively.

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New programs coming this week! Thanks for your patience.

Paul E.

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1 Tim 2:5 reads, “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,  (6)  who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”

Pretty self-explanatory, if you ask me.

Not so with certain denominations.

You see, for certain denominations, all cannot mean all. Because if all means all, then you’ve got a problem—you lose the distinction between the elect and the non-elect, (as attributed to God), those whom God loves, and those whom God hates, like Esau (Malachi 1:3)

1 Tim 2:5—

“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,  (6)  who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”

I read this commentary today regarding this verse, and regarding the application of the word all:

“Contextually, the word ‘all’ refers to all kinds of people, not all people without distinction.”

Ok then, all does not mean all in the Bible, but all means all kinds of people.

Let’s see:

“For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God.” (Rom 3:23)

What then? Are we better than they?  Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin. (Rom 3:9)

 “They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one." (Rom 3:12)

“…Even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; (Rom 3:22) 

“Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.” (Rom 4:16) 

“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned;” (Rom 5:12) 

I believe the word of God speaks for itself.

You tell me. Does all mean all, or does all mean some?

Now back to 1 Tim 2:5-6

“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,  (6)  who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”

All means all.

“And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.” (Rev 22:17)

Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely!

God bless!

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"Many are called...but few are chosen."

This sermon is a look at the various ways a person responds to the "call" of God.

Preached 03/11/2012 at Island Community Church, in Merritt Island, Florida.

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