Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The 28ers "coming" and "appearing" teaching.

The 28ers make a big to do about Paul using the word "coming" in his Acts epistles and "appearing" in his post Acts epistles. They say that it is two different things. They believe that the "coming" of 1 Cor. 15 and 1 Thes. 4 is found in Exod. 19 and 24 (nonsense), but that the "appearing" is the new post Acts 28 hope of the believer. There is a ton of different problems with that.

1.) No one can prove that 1 Thessalonians is an Acts epistle. The KJB has it in the order with the post Acts epistles.

2.) 1 Corinthians 15:51 and 1 Thessalonians 4:15 says that the "coming" is a "mystery" "by the word of the Lord". A mystery by the word of the Lord in 1 Corinthians and 1 Thessalonians cannot be found in the Old Testament. The 28er thinks that because Paul says that a "saying" will be "fulfilled" about victory over death (1 Cor. 15:54-55) they think that negates "mystery" "by the word of the Lord".

3.) Philippians 3:20-21 is obviously talking about "looking for" Christ's coming and it is obviously talking about the same thing as 1 Cor. 15:38-58. You cannot "look for" Christ's "appearing" if you did not even know He was "coming"! The coming and appearing are the same thing.

Now if all that is not enough, I wonder what the 28ers would make of this.....

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

James 5:
[7] Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
[8] Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

Here is the good one......

1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

That is enough Bible to really make the 28ers feel stupid. Is Peter teaching the Acts 28 hope and is James teaching the pre-Acts 28 hope? Oh, but John refers to an appearing and a coming as the same thing!

The 28ers do not have a verse to stand on to suggest that the "coming" and "appearing" are different.

As my Pastor says, the 28ers need to quit reading the Berean Expositor and start reading the Bible. (though a few of them are honest, but this "appearing" and "coming teaching is an obvious blunder)

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