Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?”
He said to them, “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’
“But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’
“Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’
“But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’ (NIV)
There are two kinds of people in this world. Are you one of them?
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ (NIV)
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I notice you have this post tagged as Dispensationalism. That is interesting because It is absolutely vital that this last portion of pseudo scripture you quote (NIV)…is understood in context to the Dispensation it is aplicable to, as Doctrine.
It does not refer to Savlation in the same way that St Paul preached it under his Dispensation of grace. This scripture is refering to Jews, and the salvation it specifies is to being found worthy to enter Christ’s Earthly Kingdom… which is a completely different type of salvation to what St Pauls Gospel is about for us gentiles.
Christ’s Kingdom Gospel is conditional upon works.
*”Do”* is the condition.
Whereas St Pauls is by grace without works. (Eph2vs7,8)
Christ says “Not everyone who calls me Lord will enter the kingdom”
Yet this must be Clearly distinguished from St Paul’s ‘Good news’…. “For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved” (Rom 10vs13).
These distictions clearly show the Doctrinal differences between Christs kingdom dispensation Gospel, from St Pauls Age of Grace dispensation Gospel.
The two Gospels are absolutely incompatible with each other.
One is with works.
The other is Free…without works.
One has to do with entering Christs earthly Kingdom.
The other has to do with individual Salvation from sin and a Heavenly reward.
Christ’s Gospel does not have the cross… It talks of God’s kingdom being at hand.
St Pauls Gospel is Christs work on the Cross for our sins…and his Resurection as evidence for his victory.
Good comment Tim, some things for me to consider there. Thank you.
Tim, I tagged the post ‘Dispensationalism’ because I predicted in advance that you would leave a comment explaining the difference between Christ’s Kingdom Gospel and Paul’s Gospel of Grace!
I’m a True Prophet. 😉
Tim, here’s what I think about the plausibility of your doctrines (the four that I can think of right now) over which we have “doctrinal disputes”.
I think Creationism is quite plausible.
I think Dispensationalism is moderately plausible.
I think Dualism is hardly plausible.
I think KJVism is utterly implausible.
You’ve put considerable time and effort into arguing for these doctrines. Thank you, I appreciate it.
I think Dualism is utterly implausible.
I think Monism is utterly implausible.