Have you ever noticed that wherever you find politics, something get’s poisoned? Sadly, all to often, truth is the first casualty.
That is what went down in the Book of Galatians. Paul was the first one who opened the eyes of his converts in Galatia to their freedom in Christ.
Pretty soon afterwards, along comes the gang of three: James, Peter and John to convert them to “Jesus plus something”. In this case, it was keeping the Old Testament Jewish law. Paul calls them out as being brain-dead – and consequently brain-chained. James, who was a “Christ doubter” and who tried to lead Jesus to his death, succeeded with Paul eventually. James was never a disciple and never an apostle. Jesus described him as a devil follower. With these qualifications, somehow James jumped the queue to be the first Church Pope and dictator.
In this Powercast , Michael and Don explore Paul’s antidote to the poison of religion. Enjoy it. And please share it with your friends and family!
All I can say is the people who don’t know the bible or church history shouldn’t be writing blog articles. Your facts are totally wrong. First it wasn’t James who we the first (supposed) pope. It was Peter. It was also to Peter that Jesus said, get behind me satan. However, you error in not knowing the scriptures that Jesus appeared personally and privately to Peter and later restored Peters call to be a fisher of men. Jesus restored peter- because that’s what the love of God does. Jesus himself Co is sion Peter to “feed his sheeo.” John 21:15-19 He doesn’t through people away as you suggest. Likewise it was Thomas who doubted…not James. Although one week later he repented and called Jesus, “my lord and my God.” John 20:24-29
Likewise it was not Peter, James and John who followed Paul to galatia to promote Judaistic legalism. ( Please read all of acts 15).
It was Jewish adherents but Peter, James and John had already decided declared that the gentiles did not have to keep the law and sent letters to the churches to that effect. They declared the apostles at Jerusalem did not send them. Verse 24.
Paul never was swayed by the argument for the law. He did stand up to Peter who backed down and agreed with paul.
Your obsession with trying to undermine the bible is so obvious that it is ridiculous. I suggest you actually read the bible before you try to interpret it to otbers, I have pointed out biblical facts-not opinion. I hope you are sincere enough to acknowledge the truth. Although I am pretty sure you will just delete this because it doesn’t say what you want it to.
James agreed with Peter in Acts 15: that The Gospel put no difference between the Jews and the Gentiles, purifying their hearts by faith. The Apostles and elders with the whole church concluded that we are all saved by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, PERIOD! There was a collective consensus, NOT a one man dominated direction from a bully. There is not a single verse in the bible that says James was the Head of the church. This is such a bunch of stupidity. James was one of the elders in the Acts 15 gathering who struck down the attempted perversion of the gospel by Legalistic Circumcisers, seeking to circumvent the only true Gospel. The early church acknowledged only one Head of the church, and that was obviously Jesus. Nowhere in the Epistles do they single out someone as being above the other leaders. They held steadfastly to the Headship of Christ. I think the stuff being said in this interview is fit for the Loony Bin! Don Bartlett is smoking Confusion Weed and convinced Mike Williams to join him. Sounds like a deluded “joint” venture.
Why preach the Gospel if it is just automatic for every person to be saved? Your logic is circular reasoning. Jesus said in Mark 16:17 Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every person. He who believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be damned. In John 1:12 it says, “He came unto his own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to THEM (the believing ones) gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.” There is a choice. Wake Up!
Correction: SOME of the stuff in this interview is good for the loony bin. Sorry. Just sandwich me between grace and peace, and no condemnation and no separation, and I will reign in life by ONE, Jesus Christ. Here is the truth: Love God with all your heart and do as you please. The realm without rules. Agape rules me.
Steve Highlander, you are so right. These two religious stooges who both have a root of bitterness 2 miles deep, do indeed remove comments that dare to correct them or question them. You can not teach stupid. They have isolated themselves, seeking their own desires and conform the scriptures to their desires, instead of conforming their devious desires to the scripture. So you have two self appointed sheriffs who have decided they are authorized to castigate all of Christianity. One appalling example is the way Mike Williams dishonored Norvel Hayes. He waited until after his death to post his visceral hatred toward him with such outlandish and childish accusations. He deemed Norvel’s correction of his homosexual choices as rejection, and fell into deep offence and therefore moved into a reactionary theology to justify his own iniquity. When Mike is confronted with this reality he takes it as persecution, and lives with a martyr complex and self pity. Mike looks for others to agree with his delusions, and has found Don the Kangaroo to feed and reinforce his rebellion. Birds of a feather flock together. Those birds would be called buzzards. Have i become your enemy because I have told you the truth? Seems to me like you are both limp wristed cowards who hide behind computers to attack other leaders. Why don’t you go and talk to Kenneth Copeland to his face? You won’t because you are spineless jellyfish. Paul withstood Peter to his face. Follow his example or please just shut up. Confusing how you coddle Steve Highlander who excoriated you in fine fashion.