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What to study and what to avoid
to better understand your Bible

Study the Bible itself, not books about the Bible if it's really the Bible you want to understand. The KJV is the best commentary on Scripture you will ever find.

2Timothy 2:15. Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2Timothy 2:16. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

Paul is writing about the Bible in verse 15, and discussions on his Gospel of the Grace of God without the use of right division verse 16. For a better understanding of the use of  right division check out Miles Coverdale's formula below! Without right division, the Scriptures are truly veiled! It is very easy to see if your church uses right division, do they start the church the body of Christ at Pentecost? If they do, they are not using right division!


Miles Coverdale 1488 to1569

It shall greatly help you to understand Scripture,

if you mark not only what is spoken or written but,

of whom or to whom with what words at what time,

where to what intent, and with what circumstances,

consider what goes before and what follows after.

Miles Coverdale, was the first man to complete translating the entire Bible into the English language. While the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is an accurate record of events and sayings of men, we must remember: All Scripture is for me. But it is not all addressed to me nor is it all written about me.


William R Newell- 1868 to1956

"You can judge any man's preaching or teaching by this rule:­ Is he Pauline? Does his doctrine start and finish according to those statements of Christian doctrine uttered by the Apostle Paul? No matter how wonderful a man may seem in his gifts and apparent consecration:­ if his Gospel is not Pauline, it is not the Gospel; and we might as well get our minds settled at once as to that."

Romans 11:13. For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:

Galatians 1:8. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

Galatians 1:9. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.


Paul tells the Corinthians

1Corinthians 4:1. Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards, of the mysteries of God.

1Corinthians 4:2. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

Are you familiar with Paul's mystery gospel of Jesus Christ? If you are not, please allow me to explain. Here Paul writes of a mystery that was hid in God, from the foundation of the world, that God would save the Gentiles apart from the nation of Israel in his thirteen books or letters; Romans through Philemon. The gospel of Jesus Christ that Paul preached was a secret hid in the mind of God, since the world began. The Lord Jesus Christ communicated this mystery to the apostle Paul by revelation. The apostle Paul made this mystery  known to the entire world; in his 13 books or letters.

In Romans 16:25, Paul calls this mystery the preaching of Jesus Christ, he also calls it my gospel. In 2Corinthians 4:3-4, Paul explains, that if our gospel be hid it is hid to them that are lost, then in verse 4 Paul tells us why we would be lost. Christ's mystery gospel is, this whole body of truth written to and for us by the apostle Paul. Paul alone received this gospel of the grace of God, he wrote it down for us in thirteen books or letters, Romans through Philemon. Make no mistake about it, Paul's gospel of the grace of God is completely different from the gospel preached by Christ and the twelve, after Christ's earthly ministry there was a dispensational change.

Christ and the twelve preached under the law. Paul's preaching is without the law. Paul and his helpers preached under the pure grace of God without the law. You should understand that both messages are from the Lord Jesus Christ, but the message preached by Christ and the twelve was for the Jews only under the law. Paul's message is of the pure grace of God, it my friend is for both Jews and Gentiles alike, there is no difference, it is the only valid message for salvation for the entire world today. Paul is a chosen vessel unto God, hear ye him!

Look again at Acts 9:15, It very clearly says, Paul has the only message of salvation for the entire world today. 1Corinthians 15:2 says that we are saved by Paul's gospel. Christ absolutely said, Paul is a chosen vessel unto me! I'm sorry, but I can find no Scripture that gives us permission to disrespect the apostle Paul or any one else that God chooses to lead us. Think about that: 1Corinthians 11:1 God said, follow Paul as Paul follows Christ, why Paul? God said, Paul is a chosen vessel unto me, hear ye him.


Paul's basic gospel of Jesus Christ
according to the revelation of the mystery

1Corinthians 15:1. Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

1Corinthians 15:2. By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

1Corinthians 15:3. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

1Corinthians 15:4. And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Okay!----- How do you believe in vain?  Very simply, by believing, that the gospel that was preached by Christ and the Twelve is for your salvation, instead of Paul's gospel of the grace of God, or that these two gospels can be mixed. That, my friend is believing in vain.


IF Paul's Gospel Is Hid

2Corinthians 4:3. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost;

2Corinthians 4:4. In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

We are saved when we believe the gospel, which is Christ's finished work on the cross. Christ died for all of our sins, He was buried then after three nights and three days in the heart of the earth God raised Him from the dead. He spent forty days here on earth teaching the twelve, the gospel of the kingdom He returned to the Father's right hand, where he makes intercession for us day and night. Christ gave the nation of Israel a one year extension of mercy to bear fruit. At the end of that year, the Jews stoned Stephen, and lost their headship status.

Christ reached down from heaven and saved Saul of Tarsus. Saul was going to Damascus to arrest and to imprison members of the Little Flock. Instead Saul was given a new message of salvation for the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. For the dispensation of the Grace of God, Saul is called Paul. Paul's new message or gospel is for both Jew and Gentile alike. Believe Paul's gospel of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery. This mystery was kept secret since the world began. Paul was given a new gospel, because the old gospel was to and for the Jews only, and it was being set aside and put on hold by God to await the tribulation.


Believe It Or Not
Water Baptism Has Ceased

In 1Corinthians 1:17. For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

2Timothy 2:15. Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2Timothy 2:16. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

I added this section because I just spoke with a lady who just can not give up (her water baptism). Did you see what Paul said about water baptism in 1Corinthians 1:17. Paul said that water baptism with wisdom of words makes the cross of Christ of none effect. So what was the purpose of water baptism any way? It was to prepare a 'man' for the priesthood not a woman. You can not claim something that never was yours. Please read 2Timothy 2:15 a couple more times. You just can not read and claim some one else's mail.

You should understand that before the cross water baptism was to temporary wash away sin in until the Lord Jesus's blood was shed to perminantly wash away sin of those that believe. Brothers and Sisters in Christ I can not find any place in Scripture where women are water baptized. I would really appreciate book chapter and verse. The Holy Spirit baptizes all believers into the body of Christ but He does not use hands nor water. Therefore, I am afraid that she is claiming something that was never offered to women, and even now, it is no longer valid for men.

1Corinthians 12:13. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

Please understand, that with the ministry of the apostle Paul, water baptism ceased. We no longer need a temporary cleansing of sin our sins are washed in Christ's shed blood, that is why Paul said, that water baptism with wisdom of words makes the cross of Christ of none effect. Don't forget:

Romans 11:13. For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:


The mystery is revealed

The Lord Jesus Christ revealed the mystery gospel of the grace of God to the apostle Paul alone, it was a secret hid in the mind of God, since the world began. God tells us, this secret can only be found in Scripture written by Paul! That is why Paul calls this secret gospel my gospel.  My friend, Paul received his gospel from the risen and glorified Lord Jesus Christ in heaven by revelation. Paul said, that he got nothing from men.

Romans 16:25.  Now to Him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

Romans 16:26. But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandments of the everlasting God,made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

Romans 16:25 tells us that, we are stablished by Paul's gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul tells us, this gospel had been kept secret, hid in the mind of God since the world began. But, now it is made known to the entire world by the apostle Paul. My friend the gospel that Christ and the twelve preached had been prophesied by the mouth of all of God's holy prophets since the world began. Christ did not allude to the gospel of the grace of God when He walked here on earth. Only Paul received this gospel. When we believe Paul's Gospel, we are saved, then we are baptized by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ without a drop of water.

God made the church the body of Christ stewards of the mysteries of Christ. My friend very clearly, God said, to faithfully proclaim Paul's gospel of Jesus Christ which is according to the revelation of the mystery, apart from the law of Moses. Because Paul's message is the only gospel for the entire world today. According to Galatians 1:8-9, my Bible says, preach no other gospel. If we preach another gospel, God said, let him be accursed!

Galatians 1:8. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

Galatians 1:9. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

I wonder why all Bible scholars-today do not seem to understand these two verses! On the other hand if Paul's gospel is hid from them, we quickly find the answer in 2Corinthians 4:4 telling us why they do not understand.

2Corinthians 4:3. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost;

2Corinthians 4:4. In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.


Christ Had To First Suffer And Die

John 12:24, Christ said, that He had to die be buried and be raised again, after three nights and three days, then return to the Father, before he could accommodate the Gentiles. 1Corinthians 15:1-4 says, Christ died, was buried and arose again from the dead after three nights and three days in the heart of the earth. He returned to the Father after 40 days teaching the twelve. He reached down and save Saul of Tarsus and sent him to the Gentiles, kings and the children of Israel. In Matthew 15:24 the Lord Jesus tells us that He came only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. He had to die be buried and raise again before He could bring salvation to this lost world.

Matthew 15:24. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

John 12:24. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

Here Jesus is speaking of his own death burial and resurrection to bring salvation to the Gentiles.


The intrest In 1Corinthians 13:10 started my bible studies

1Corinthians 13:10. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part will be done away.

At first I thought 1Corinthians 13:10, was speaking of the Lord Jesus Himself, because, He alone is perfect, but my friend His completed Word, is that which is perfect here, that Paul is speaking of. God's Word that had been kept secret, hid in the mind of God since the foundation of the world. With the completion of 2Timothy, that which is perfect was fully come. Therefore, that which is in part is gone. That which is in part, is the gospel of the kingdom, the sign gifts, and the law, now they are gone.

Paul's mystery gospel is unsearchable in all of the other Scriptures. When the Lord Jesus Christ walked on earth, He never spoke of that which is perfect. Therefore He gave that which is perfect to the apostle Paul alone from heaven. That which is perfect is for the whole world, Jews and Gentiles alike because, now in God's sight there is no difference. The Lord Jesus Christ saved Saul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus, outside of the nation of Israel. Christ chose Saul, also known as Paul, to be our example for everlasting life, look at, 1Timothy.

1Timothy 1:16. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

The Lord Jesus Christ sent Paul to Arabia for three years, where He taught him the gospel of the grace of God by revelation. Then He sent Paul to the Gentiles, kings and the children of Israel, with a new gospel. This gospel is that which is perfect because, it is the gospel of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery. This is that which was kept secret, hid in the mind of God since the world began, but now is made known to His saints by the apostle Paul. Please understand, Paul's gospel, is not the gospel of the kingdom!


Right Division

2Timothy 2:15. Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2Timothy 2:16. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

My friend, rightly dividing the word of truth is the most important thing here! God the Holy Spirit has designed His Word to be understood! You and I should know, the Holy Spirit is the author of all Scripture, not the individual writers, because they were God's pens. The Holy Spirit does not war against Himself there is no code. You must separate Paul's writings from the other writers, and rightly divide them, that way you can better understand who God is speaking to! You must also remember, Paul's writings are progressive. Such as:

In the beginning of Paul's ministry he said, he baptized maybe eight souls, he didn't remember if he baptized anymore. God must have shown him it was not necessary to water baptize members of the church the body of Christ, 1Corinthians 1:17 says,  for Christ sent me not to baptize. Now look at 1Corinthians 12:13 do you see why, Paul did not baptize, My friend the Holy Spirit is the baptizer for the church the body of Christ. Paul spoke in tongues, he heal the sick, etc. But after Acts 28:28 all sign gifts were removed, even from Paul.

Therefore, please be aware sign gifts today are not from the God of heaven!  Do you understand what I just said? Don't be fooled because, sign gifts for today are not from the God of heaven!


God Breathed

2Timothy 3:16. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Did you know that some folks still say ,that the writings of the Apostle Paul should not be in our Bibles? But, my friend, God does not agree with that at all! Please look at Acts 9:15, where God says, Paul is a chosen vessel into me, if God chose Paul, then how can we reject him? Please understand that there are absolutely no provisions for salvation for you and me written by any other Scripture writer. God gave them to the apostle Paul  alone! That does not mean that Paul saves us, because he does not. Paul teaches us, if we believe the gospel of the grace of God, 1Corinthians 15:1-4, we are saved.

You must understand that those who say Paul should be ban from God's Bible, please, reconsider, because there would be no provisions for salvation for neither Jew nor Gentile today? Therefore, the Lord Jesus said, Paul is a chosen vessel unto me. Paul is the key by which the door of salvation is opened to the Gentiles, and now to the Jews as well according to the revelation of the mystery, that had been kept secret, hid in the mind of God since the world began.


Christ Sent Paul To Both

Acts 9:13. Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

Acts 9:14. And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.

Now look what God said to Ananias when he spoke against Saul, Saul had come there to arrest him and put him in prison and most likely execute him.

Acts 9:15. But the Lord said unto Ananias, Go thy way: for Saul is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

Please, look closer at Acts 9:15! Here very clearly God tells Ananias, "Saul is a chosen vessel unto me". You must understand that, unto me means, that Paul represents the Lord Jesus Christ personally. My question is: wouldn't that indicate, the folks who say, Paul should not be in God's Bible, are themselves lost? If Paul's writings are not there, then the Gentiles would have no hope! Matthew 15:24 says Christ came only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. God is in control and the Apostle Paul's writings are in our Bibles to stay! Now pay close attention to these next two verses.

2Corinthians 4:3. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost;

2Corinthians 4:4. In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Did you see that?  If those things, Paul wrote are hid from you, "God said", you are lost! Notice verse four clearly tells you why! If those questionably so-called Christians, or so-called believers could possibly understand and take more serious Galatians 1:8-9 plus 2Corinthians 4:3-4, we could better teach God's Word to the hungry masses. I do not believe, you would do harm to Scripture, if you read 2Corinthians 4:3 this way: But if Paul's gospel is hid from you, you are lost.

It is very important to understand that is what Paul is saying here, because the gospel that Paul calls our gospel, is the gospel of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, it was kept secret, hid in God since the world began.


Conclusion

Thank you for reading this page. I pray this information has been a help to you in some way. I have enjoyed the research, and the verses continue to help me a great deal. Brothers and sisters in Christ so many questions are answered when we read the Scripture literally for ourselves. Personally I am partial to the KJV without pseudepigrapha. The other versions leave out, add to, and twist a lot of important things in God's Word that I will not try to deal with here. Follow the apostle Paul as he followed the Lord Jesus Christ.

1Corinthians 11:1. Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Some of the most important things to remember are covered in these next verses. You" "study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed. Again! You" "study!

2Timothy 2:15. Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2Timothy 2:16. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.


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