The Literal (Thru the) Bible with Apostles and Prophets

Preface:  The Literal sungrist3in1

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Apostles and Prophets, thru the Bible.  This is real Literal Bible, unlike the false Literal Bible claims of Scofield and his followers. Why is it real literal?  Because it is based on the ASPI version of the Bible in II Peter 1:20,21:

“…knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”

Literal Bible comes from first an outline of all the OT quotes in the NT, rearranged in the most probable historical order in which God the Holy Spirit gave them, then Genesis thru Malachi given 12 subject headings that matches the content of that NT and OT Bible content as The Living God, Righteousness of God and Man, Consistency of the Bible…Gospel in the Old Testament…What happened to Israel as the chosen people of God…New King of the New Israel…and The Living God wants Others to Live.

A Prayer for the people called Southern Baptist:  Please deliver your people in the SBC (Southern Baptist Convention) from the grasp of Satan and the lie of Scofield, a false claim of a philosophy and theology of rapture, dispensationalism, and millennium as literal Bible.

Do not be fooled by the new lie called “conservative resurgence” among the “wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch”, for it is only conservative of their own theology not the real Literal Bible, and conservative in that it preserves a great lie of Satan to replace Bible truth.  These feud mentalists of the fundamentalists that did the warfare and takeover of the SBC under the false pretense of Literal Bible, in the process destroying much better Christian brethren than themselves, now are striving:  (1) To gain doctrinal control with Scofield philosophy; (2) to preserve the political control of their 10 year plan for warfare and takeover of the Convention; (3) to ease their own conscience of what they have done to the SBC people, to the Word of God, to reputations and careers they have destroyed under false pretense, and most importantly to the damage they continue to do through Jeffress, Lifeway books, and other DTS graduates with their new Study Bibles promoting once again the Scofield notes on eschatology, and salvation.

Since this is a major step of the great apostasy called the Falling Away, the trend can not be reversed, so we must look for a solution in the same Bible that told us of the 5 stages of the Falling Away in II Timothy 4:3,4.  The solution is given before these two verses:

” Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.”  (II Timothy 4:2)

You can bet that these Scofield mites like termites in the SBC woodwork are going to continue in season and out of season to spread these false doctrines of Scofield, likewise in the nature of contending for the faith once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 3), the WORD of truth and real literal Bible must be preached in season and out of season.  This is the only cure for a few in the SBC as the majority with controlling leaders are too far entrenched with their positions of status and power.  The LITERAL BIBLE is offered here to “correct, rebuke, and encourage”; and that continues the prayer above for the SBC people.

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Eternal Life in I John

Surely as we would see Eternal Life in I John, we would also see the Security of the Believer in I John; and in doing so it would become apparent from the Word of God itself the relationship between the Security of the Believer, Faith, and Faith Contending.  Why is Faith Contending necessary?  Because some who claim to be Christians are liars, and the truth is not in them, not in their spirits.

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  1. Eternal Life in I John 2:13.

Note where this is approximately half way in the epistle of I John as if to divide it in two parts, and that helps to stress another interesting aspect of I John in that unlike Paul’s epistles those addressed are mentioned shortly before this beginning of an eternal life emphasis, in I John 2:12-14- “I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake. I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning.  I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one.  I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.  I have written unto you fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning.  I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.”  (I John 2:12-14  KJV) * 

Little children have two characteristics:  (1) Their sins are forgiven in the name of Jesus; and (2) They have known the Father.  Young men addressed have three characteristics:  (1) They have overcome the wicked One, Satan, mentioned twice; (2) They are strong; and (3) The Word of God abides in them.  Fathers, the elders, have the single characteristic repeated twice that they have “known him that is from the beginning”.  We naturally take that to mean that these are first Christians that knew Jesus Himself.

So there is little doubt as to who the epistle of I John is addressed to:  (1) It is addressed to many Christians who knew Jesus at the same time that the Apostles knew Jesus; (2) It is addressed to their young men that have the Word of God abiding in themselves, being strong in the Lord and having overcome Satan; and (3) It is addressed to little children below the age of youth who have reached the age of accountability having come to know God the Father personally and having been forgiven of their sins.

Now with this background of who John wants to feel secure about their salvation of eternal life, we come to the first usage in I John of Eternal Life-“Let that therefore abide in you which ye have heard from the beginning.  If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.  And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.  “ (I John 2:24,13  KJV)

Also the point is made here by the Apostle John has been emphasized previously from the epistles of Paul:  that is, that eternal life is conditional.  Notice the conditional “if”, “if that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you…”  See that, it must remain!  What you heard from the beginning, and this is especially to those Fathers who heard Jesus for themselves, must remain in you, and that is when you receive security and eternal life.

  1. Eternal Life in I John 3:1-3. Here the words “eternal life” are not found; but the substance as first we find the assurance of being “sons of God” (I John 3:1) and then those who have this hope, which also reminds us of the Apostle Paul’s “Christ in you, the hope of glory”. Look at it closely and then a few comments will be made about it—“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God:  therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:  but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.”  (I John 3:1-3  KJV)   

You can see how I John comes behind the Gospel of John where the Apostle has made it clear that “as many as received him to them gave He power to become sons of God”.

*  The Hope assured us by Christ being inside us is the assurance that at the Second Coming we shall be like Him for we will see Him as He is.  The internal image of Christ in us becomes also an external image at the Second Coming.

*  Again a conditional statement about those who are secure in this hope are also those that purify themselves.  They purify themselves because Jesus is pure, and if the image is to reflect the pure Jesus, it must also be pure.

  1. Eternal Life in I John 3:14. Here while only the word “life” is used instead of “eternal life”, we know it is eternal life since this life is the opposite of death— “We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.”  (I John 3:14  KJV)
  2. Eternal Life in I John 3:15. Eternal life is negative here, letting us know that faith contending is also involved as certain practitioners of contentious faith are eliminated from the security of the believer by being murderers in that they hate Christian brothers— “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer; and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.” (I John 3:15  KJV) *  This theme of lack of respect for other Christians, the same as hate or the lack of love for Christian brothers, is not only in I John, but is an echo of what the Apostle James writes in the book of James— “But if ye  have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.”  (James 2:9  KJV) *  It is also significant that the words before I John 3:15, and introduction to murder and to I John 3:15 is a reference to Cain and Able, also a characteristic of those of contentious faith condensed with in the prime book on faith contending, Jude and Jude 11. “Woe unto them!  for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.”    (Jude 11  KJV) *  This is a good one verse summary of practitioners of contentious faith:  (1) They commit murder by hate because of lack of love of other Christian brothers; (2) They work greedily for personal gain in the ministry like Balaam; and (3) They like Core strive to identify themselves and their group as the real people of God.
  3. Eternal Life in I John 3:24. Once again this is the concept but not the words “eternal life” itself, or perhaps we should say this is the Security of the Believer again— “And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, be the Spirit which he hath given us.”  (I John 3:24  KJV) *  Notice “pneuma” for “Spirit” is capitalized here since it refers to the Holy Spirit. *  It provides the background for the spirits to be tested in the next verse which are human spirits and spirits of those who falsely claim to be Prophets and Apostles.
  4. Eternal Life in I John 5:11-13.

Three times eternal life is mentioned in these three verses as if having started on eternal life in the second chapter, it increases in intensity, and comes to a climax in this fifth chapter— “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life, and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.  These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God;  that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye  may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (I John 5:11-13  KJV)


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The Literal Bible

NOTE:  An announcement that THRU THE BIBLE and the original of Apostles and Prophets will now mostly be called THE LITERAL BIBLE.

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The progress in the outline so far to this date is shown below:



chp 1         Preface:  The Literal Bible.

chp 2         Apostles summarizes the NT, Prophets the OT.

chp 3         Seducing Spirit and Doctrines of Devils

chp 4         “Come and See”, The Gospel of John

chp 5          And it shall come to pass in the LAST DAYS says God…

chp 6         Bad Mathematical Hermeneutics

chp 7         The Apostle Paul, Chief editor of the New Testament

chp 8         THE GREATEST “DUE TIME”

chp 9          An Introduction to Good Bible Hermeneutics

chp 10        Bible Hermeneutics = Bible “Understanding”

chp 11        Apostle Paul and a Brief Outline of His II Timothy

chp 12        LEARN CHRIST!

chp 13        The Bible is Christ

chp 14        The Living God of the Living thru Christ (Top Topic #1)

chp 15        Righteousness of God and Man  (Top Topic #2)

chp 16        Catching on to the ASPI version of the Bible (Top Topic #3)

chp 17        Short history of the Hebrew nation

Chp 18       Our Heavenly Father Deals with us Through Christ. (TT #4)

Chp 19       Hebrew History II: Period of Beginnings (Genesis 1-12)

Chp 20       Who Will See God at the Great Resurrection?  (TT#5)

Chp 21      Hebrew History IIIa:  Introduction to the Genesis 12-50 Period

Chp 22      Hebrew History IV: The Fall to Abraham

Chp 23       Literal Bible on Wisdom of God and Man (Top topic #6)



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