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  • John T. Polk II 10:27 am on 2017-03-10 Permalink | Reply
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    3-10-2017 The Cross Of Christ, Not Circumcision 

    “As many as desire to make a good showing in the flesh, these would compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ” (Galatians 6:12 NKJV).  There are people who preach religious practices from Moses just to avoid being persecuted for following Christ. God required fleshly circumcision from Abraham through Moses, but now has changed to a new covenant. “Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing. And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law” (Galatians 5:2-3 NKJV). Keeping Moses Law, whether 10 Commandments or circumcision, makes Jews, not Christians! “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anytshing, but a new creation” (Galatians 6:15 NKJV).  “If righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain” (Galatians 2:21 NKJV).

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • Eugene Adkins 8:08 pm on 2017-02-20 Permalink | Reply
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    Sunday is not the Christian Sabbath 

    Millions of people in Christendom are completely unaware of the fact that they are not amenable the 10 commandments. The lack of knowledge and understanding goes even to the extent that many of these individuals confuse the first of day of the week with the seventh day of the week by referring to it as the “Christian Sabbath.” But ignorance does not change reality, and reality says that the first day of the week is not referred to as the “Christian Sabbath” in any single verse of the New Testament.

    The seventh day Sabbath had a purpose for the children of Israel (Deuteronomy 5: 2-4, 12, 15) and that purpose came to an end when the Law of Moses was replaced with the Law of Christ (Galatians 3:11, 24-25; Hebrews 8:6-7). The rest for God’s people under the New Covenant is not a single day of the week – it is the laborious induced hope of a continual reward of rest in the heavenly presence of God (Hebrews 4:8-11).

    Go ahead and enjoy some physical rest. There is nothing wrong with resting in and of itself. But when it comes to resting (or worship) there is no need to confuse others when it comes to the relationship of the 10 commandments and the New Covenant by referring to the first day of the week as any sort of “Sabbath” other than a personal one that is not bound as a commandment upon the church as a whole by God (Romans 14:5-6).

    Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”” (Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV)

     
    • docmgphillips 1:15 pm on 2017-02-21 Permalink | Reply

      It never fails to amaze me that even among us, there is a tendency to cling to the OT. How can we not see the truth?

      • Eugene Adkins 6:27 am on 2017-02-23 Permalink | Reply

        As a kid, I remember being taught Sunday was the day of rest. I don’t think I was being taught this maliciously. I think it was taught in order to place an emphasis on the importance of recognizing God in worship every Sunday … hence that “natural” connection/association between the Christian treating/recognizing/remembering the first day of the week like the Jew remembered the Sabbath.

        Because of that, I don’t think it’s so much about clinging to the OT as it about looking for ways to make an impression on people’s minds.

        While I think something obviously needs to be done to try and get people (even within the church) to understand the importance of worship on a consistent basis (instead of the once every other week, or worse), I don’t think the way to do it is by making the first day of the week something that it is not. Two wrongs do not make a right.

  • John T. Polk II 1:13 pm on 2016-02-02 Permalink | Reply
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    2-2–2016 Moses Proves Jesus 

    Jesus told Jews in His day: “For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” (John 5:46-47 NKJV). (1) “And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD” (Exodus 24:4 NKJV). This was more than 10 Commandments. The original writings of Moses’ had been copied, but Jesus had complete confidence in those copies. (2) “The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear” (Deuteronomy 18:15 NKJV). Moses’ prophecy was specifically fulfilled only in Jesus Christ. (3) Teaching that the Old Testament is only myths and fables denies the truthfulness of Jesus Christ! The Devil denies the Word of God!

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • John T. Polk II 12:29 pm on 2016-01-15 Permalink | Reply
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    1-11-2016 Can Moses Save 

    Jesus was asked: “‘Which is the first commandment of all?’ Jesus answered him, ‘The first of all the commandments is: “Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one. And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” There is no other commandment greater than these'” (Mark 12:28-31 NKJV). No one has ever received authority to raise any other of Moses’ commandments over and above these first two. The 10 Commandments do not include these two, and therefore, cannot save anyone, then or now. Keeping Moses’ 10 Commandments today is to reject Jesus Christ, for He said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments” (John 14:15 NKJV). Jesus, not Moses, saves today.

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • John T. Polk II 9:07 pm on 2015-04-01 Permalink | Reply
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    3-31-2015 Who's “Killing Jesus?” #2 – Keepers of Moses' Law 

    Saul was told “Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.’ (Acts 22:16 NKJV), “and he arose and was baptized” (Acts 9:18 NKJV). He wrote, “I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain” (Galatians 2:21 NKJV). John said, “For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17 NKJV). People who claim to be saved by keeping the Law of Moses, including the 10 Commandments, are, in effect, ignoring Jesus’ death, which removed the Law of Moses so that He could teach: “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16 NKJV).

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • John T. Polk II 2:37 pm on 2015-03-07 Permalink | Reply
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    3-4-2015    Can Moses’ Law Save Today? 

    God’s Word plainly shows no law before Jesus Christ’s Law was intended to save. “For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law. But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe” (Galatians 3:21-22 NKJV). The Law of Moses can save no one today, for “if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain” (Galatians 2:21 NKJV). To keep the Law of Moses today, severs one from obedience to Christ. “You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace” (Galatians 5:4 NKJV). It is either Moses or Christ, but not both! The Gospel saves, not 10 commandments!

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
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