Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Mr. Brian Kelson does not think that Galatians 3:28 is talking about the body of Christ. 

His comments in red, mine in green. --Eli "Hoss" Caldwell

Sorry Eli, once any teacher writes that Gals.3:28 is the BOC when Paul says they were Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise given to Abraham, that is the Land, and Gals.4 says they were looking for that heavenly Jerusalem, then it is of little value to discuss such Scriptures with one who reads into the passage the things desired.

1.) Galatians 3:28 is the body of Christ.
[26] For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
[27] For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
[28] There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
[29] And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.  

That sounds like the body of Christ to me, Jew and Gentile all baptized into Christ--His death, burial, and resurrection. Just like the other Acts epistles that teach the same thing.

Galatians 2:
[16] Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

[20] I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 

Romans 6:
[1] What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
[2] God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
[3] Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
[4] Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
[5] For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
[6] Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
[7] For he that is dead is freed from sin.

Romans 12:
[4] For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
[5] So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

1 Corinthians 6:
[15] Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
[16] What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
[17] But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

1 Corinthians 10:
[16] The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
[17] For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

1 Corinthians 12:
[12] For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
[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.
[14] For the body is not one member, but many.

[27] Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular

But Mr. Kelson says that these people are not the body of Christ. He must not use a Authorized King James Version, for mine actually says "body of Christ".

2.) Mr. Kelson says that Galatians 3 states that they inherit the land given to Israel--where did it say that at?

Paul says they were Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise given to Abraham, that is the Land, and Gals.4 says they were looking for that heavenly Jerusalem

Mr. Kelson has changed the word of God to fit his doctrine. Look at what Galatians 3 actually says about the blessing that the Galatians get.

 Galatians 3:
[6] Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
[7] Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
(all those of faith are the children of Abraham, Mr. Kelson must not be of faith)[8] And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. (Romans 11:11 tells us that we (the church) are blessed through Israel's fall. Therefore we are blessed through Abraham--his fall. Mr. Kelson must disagree) [9] So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. (There's where Mr. Kelson has choked. Mr. Kelson says that this blessing is the land given to Abraham....let's see if he is right.)[10] For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
[11] But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
[12] And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
[13] Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
[14] That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
(Ah ha! Mr. Kelson is wrong again. No land of Israel in the context, the blessings is receiving the Spirit upon the hearing of faith. Mr. Kelson seemingly has not read all of Galatians chapter 3 before. 

His next point is that "Gals.4 says they were looking for that heavenly Jerusalem"....who isn't? The body of Christ spends eternity with it's Head and the Head is going to be in the New Jerusalem. 2 Timothy 2:12 and 1 Corinthians 6:2-3 says that we will reign with Christ and 1 Thessalonians 4:17 says we will ever be with the Lord, how can we do that if we are not in the New Jerusalem with Him?

But Mr. Kelson also took Galatians 4 out of context, he quoted an allegory as literal doctrine. 

Galatians 4:
[22] For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
[23] But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
[24] Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
[25] For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
[26] But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
[27] For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
[28] Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
[29] But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
[30] Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
[31] So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free. 

In this ALLEGORY (unwise to try and establish a doctrine based on a figurative passage):

Hagar = the old covenant, the earthly Jerusalem in bondage
Ishmael = those born after the flesh
Sarah = the new covenant, the heavenly Jerusalem which is free
Isaac = those born after the Spirit
“mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, WHICH IS AGAR”
“But Jerusalem, which is above is free, WHICH IS THE MOTHER OF US ALL” (i.e. Sarah)
Paul is not saying that the heavenly Jerusalem is our mother. He is saying that Sarah, who represents the Jerusalem which is above, is our mother. Abraham is “the father of us all” (Rom. 4:16). Abraham is said to be our father in the spiritual sense that we receive righteousness from God by faith as he did. Sarah, Abraham’s wife, is our mother in the spiritual sense that her son, Isaac, represents those that are born after the Spirit. We are not under the new covenant but we are born after the Spirit like those who will be brought under the new covenant. 
Nice try Mr. Kelson. 


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