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WGOD Radio, with Dr. Paul W. Esposito is produced by Stauros Ministries of Merritt Island, Fl. We teach the New Testament verse by verse through a daily, 15 minute radio broadcast and podcast.
 

Today we look at the dead church, and this warning from the Lord:

"Therefore if you will not watch...I will come upon you like a thief." (3:3)

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It's not always the devil that causes sickness in people. Find out more today on Gospelstudy!

And I gave her time so that she might repent, and she does not wish to repent of her sexual immorality. (Rev 2:21)

Behold, I am casting her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, if they do not repent of her works. (Rev 2:22)

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Today we turn our focus to the Corrupt Church of Thyatira. 

And once again, we see the deception being taught that sexual immorality is ok! 

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Part 2 of our look at real, genuine doctrine, as opposed to the Doctrine of Balaam, and the Doctrine of the Nicolaitans.

THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST

"Everyone who transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ, this one has both the Father and the Son. (2John 1:9) If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house, and do not greet him; (2John 1:10)

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  What is it about bible prophecy, and specifically the rapture, that makes highly respected men of God be dishonest not tell the truth ?

This is one of the most bewildering things for me.

I was perusing though a Bible today that I received from Through the Bible with J. Vernon McGee ministries, and this was what I found, in his outline for 2 Thessalonians: Under the heading “Day of the Lord.”

This is the phrase which occurs in 2:2 (incorrectly translated “the day of Christ” in the Authorized Version.)

Oh really?

The Greek translators looked at the phrase Hemera tou Christou, and translated it correctly.

But, let’s give Mr McGee, and his Doctorate in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he based his opinion from the study notes of Dr. C.I. Scofield, who made this false statement concerning the very same text:

“The theme of Second Thessalonians is unfortunately obscured by a mistranslation in the Authorized Version of 2 Thess 2:2, where “day of Christ” is at hand. This should be “day of the Lord.”

Surely both of these men, Doctors of Theology, knew that 86% of every Greek manuscript in existence read Day of Christ, and only a scant few read Day of the Lord?

This was not a mistranslation! This was a textual variant!!

But these men have let their view of Bible prophecy and dispensations cloud their judgment, and influence them to make the erroneous accusation that the King James Version Bible translators mistranslated the text, as they accuse them of.

My conclusion is this: I find it quite strange and very bizarre that men of God are in such a tizzy to make the Bible say what they want it to say, that they will even lie not tell the truth to accomplish their means.

That might sound harsh, but once again, what do you do with this statement:

“This phrase Day of Christ is incorrectly translated in the Authorized Version.”

People trust Dr. Scofield, as they do Dr. McGee, and believe everything that they say.

Once again this proves how that relying on Study Bibles, or another person’s notes, can lead to believing things in the Bible, or the revealed plan and/or purpose of God, that are not true.

Always let the Holy Spirit be your teacher.

Now we did not receive the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, in order that we might know the things freely given to us by God.” (1Cor 2:12)

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It's beyond me--I am left scratching my head. (Also, check out the Scofield 1917 Study Bible, and read his erroneous notes introducing 2 Thessalonians)

Understanding this text is simple--the words have obvious, plain meanings to them.

"Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. "Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming."

My point of contention is this. The teaching that the person taken, is taken in judgment, and the person that is left behind, is left behind in blessing.

Now don't get me wrong. People may interpret this text this way if they choose to, but after looking at what the underlying Greek words mean, it leads me to a solid understanding.

But first, this note from Dr. Charles Ryrie: "The ones taken will be taken to judgment and death. The ones left will be left to enter the blessings of the Millennial kingdom."

Many others interpret this phrase the same way.

I want to look at this text, and see if I can find the "blessings" for those left behind, according to this theologian.

But let's look at these 2 Greek words behind this text, and see what they mean.

The word for taken is the word Paralambano. The word means "to receive near." Same word used by Christ, in John 14:3, "I will come again, and receive you unto Myself."

Paralambano is to receive to one's side.

The other word is Aphiemi. This word means:

1. To disregard

2. To abandon

3. To divorce

4. To leave behind

5. To forsake.

I believe that the word of God is saying, from seeking to understand the original language, that the person that is "taken," is a direct result of John 14:3, and Bible prophecy being fulfilled, as the Lord returns for His saints. Also, the one that is left, as the Greek word suggests, has been "left behind," and abandoned.

This is a great study! I highly recommend it!

God bless

Paul E.

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Today we look at real, genuine doctrine, as opposed to the Doctrine of Balaam, and the Doctrine of the Nicolaitans.

THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST

"Everyone who transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ, this one has both the Father and the Son. (2John 1:9) If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house, and do not greet him; (2John 1:10)

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What was the Doctrine of Balaam, or the Doctrine of the Nicolaitians?

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of my brothers and sisters in Christ! 

God Bless you all!

Paul Esposito

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Who was Antipas? How did he drum up the courage to walk into a bronze kettle, to be burned alive? Join us today for Gospelstudy!

Today we look at the Lord's message to the Pastor of the Church at Pergamos.

​"I know your works, and where you live, where Satan's throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith in the days in which Antipas was My faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells." (Rev 2:14)

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