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XXVIII. THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD without the law of Moses attested by that law and the prophets, is sometimes styled "the wisdom of God in a mystery," or secret, which was kept secret during the times of the ages, but through the apostles was made manifest, and by the Scriptures of the prophets made known to all nations for the obedience of faith; sometimes it is styled "the mystery of the Christ," "the mystery of the gospel," "the word of God, the mystery which hath been hid from the ages and generations, but now is made manifest to His saints," "the mystery of godliness," and "the mystery of the Deity and of the Father, and of Christ" and so forth. It was styled "a mystery" because it was so long impenetrably hid, that the prophets who uttered oracles concerning it, and the angels themselves, could not see into it.
[Proof: Rom. 16:25-26; 1 Cor. 2:7; Eph. 3:3; Col. 1:25-26; 2:2; 4:3; 1 Tim. 3:16; 1 Peter 1:9-12]

XXIX. "THE FELLOWSHIP of the mystery of the Christ" is expressive of the truth that "God is no respecter of persons: but in every nation, he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted of Him. "It teaches that Gentiles should be fellow heirs with Jews, and of the same body with them, and partakers of His promise concerning the Christ through the gospel; that is, that Jews and Gentiles, by the obedience of faith, should attain to one new manhood before God, and be equally eligible as heirs to the possession of the kingdom.
[Proof: Acts 10:34; Eph. 2:15; 3:6; 1 Cor. 1:9; Phil. 3:10; 1 John 1:3,6,7]

XXX. THE GOSPEL of the kingdom was preached to Abraham, to the tribes in the wilderness, and to Judah by Jesus, before his crucifixion; it was afterwards preached by the apostles, in his name, for the first time on the succeeding Pentecost. "In his name" is a phrase indicative of something peculiar in their preaching of the gospel of the kingdom, compared with the Christ' s. That peculiarity consisted in their inviting all who believed the glad tidings of the kingdom to become heirs of it by repenting and being immersed into the name of Jesus as "the Christ," who was to be raised up to sit on David's throne, for the remission of their past sins. In announcing this new way of justification they preached "the mystery of the Gospel" for the first time on Pentecost; and some years after, Peter preached '"the fellowship of the mystery of the Gospel" to Gentiles at the house of Cornelius.
[Proof: Matt. 4:23; 24:14; Acts 2:38-39; 10:34-43; Gal. 3:8; Heb. 4:2]

XXXI. WHEN Jews believed the Gospel of the kingdom, that Jesus of Nazareth was the Christ destined to occupy the throne thereof, that he died for sins, and rose again for the justification of the believers of that Gospel, and were immersed into the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, they did not cease to be Jews, but became "Israelites indeed," "Jews who are such inwardly," "Jews who, in saying they are Jews, do not lie," and so forth; and when Gentiles or men of other nations did the same things, they did not continue to be Gentiles, but became Israelites in every particular, save that of the accident of natural birth, "fellow citizens with the saints of Judah" -- that is, by "the adoption which pertains to Israel."
[Proof: Rom. 2:28-29; 9:4-8; Eph. 2:11-22; Rev. 2:9; 3:9]

XXXII. THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD as a system of means for making believers of the Gospel of the Kingdom righteous, is based upon the death and resurrection of the Messiah. "Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins." This is witnessed by the law of Moses and the prophets. "In sacrifice and offering, and burnt offerings and offering for sin, which were offered by that law, Yahweh had no pleasure," for "it was not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins." Therefore it was necessary that one not born of the will of man, or of the lust of the flesh, but of God, should become a sin offering -- that one "who knew no sin should be made sin" for believers of the Gospel that he might "bear their sins in his own body to the tree" that by putting him on "they might be made the righteousness of God in him." No son of Adam had ever appeared among men capable of fulfilling this necessity but Jesus the Christ. The Messiah must, therefore, needs have suffered and risen again from the dead. In pouring out his life-blood unto death as the offering for sin ("for the life of the flesh is in the blood itself," and "it is the blood that maketh a covering for the life," or soul -- Lev. 17:11) he poured it out as the life-blood or ritual principle of the covenant or will God made with Abraham concerning himself and his seed of all classes thereof, which, as the Mosaic had then "waxed old," and was about soon to "vanish away" in about forty years after, is styled the "NEW" or "SECOND" covenant, testament, or will, though typically confirmed 430 years before the law was added; but, by the death of the Messiah, then newly or for the first time brought into force; by the which will initiated, vitalized, and consecrated by the sacrifice of the Messiah's body, they who are called to the kingdom are sanctified or made holy.
[Proof: Heb. 9:22; 10:4-14]

XXXIII. BUT if the Messiah must needs have suffered to bring into force the sanctifying covenant, he must of necessity also have arisen from the dead, for an unresurrected Christ would have been unprofitable for the purposes of Yahweh. God's system of righteousness would have been incomplete and inefficient; repentance, remission of sins, and eternal life in the name of the Christ would have been impossible; faith in the gospel of the kingdom and in Jesus as the SON OF GOD and David, and therefore rightful Sovereign thereof, would have been vain; resurrection and kingdom there would be none; in short, the promises of God would fail, and all mankind would perish.
[Proof: Psa. 30:9; 1 Cor. 15:14-19]

XXXIV. THE DEATH, burial, resurrection, ascent to the Father, and assumption into heaven of the Christ, are the "FACTS" of the Gospel's mystery, and that he died for the sins, and rose again for the justification. sanctification. and redemption of believers in the covenants of promise and the NAME of the true MESSIAH, is the signification or doctrine of the facts. That Jesus of Nazareth is that Messiah has been attested of God according to the testimony of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John; so that it is the truth, that Jesus is the Son of God and of David, who has been raised up to sit upon their throne in Jerusalem as High Priest and King of Israel, and that he died for sins according to the prophets, was buried, and rose again from the dead, for the justification of the faithful.
[Proof: Rom. 4:25; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; John 20:17; Acts 1:11; 1 Cor. 1:30]

XXXV. THE NAME by which the Deity wills to be known is neither God nor Lord, but YAHWEH or YAH, commonly pronounced Jehovah and Jah, -- "Extol him that rideth upon the heavens by His name Yah" (Psa. 68:4). He was not known to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob by this name; they knew him by the name, AIL SHADDAI -- the strength of the powerful ones. The memorial He ordained as the basis of His name is Ehyeh asher Ehyer. I WILL BE who I WILL BE; not as in the English version, "I am that I am;" I who speak to thee, Moses, WILL BE manifested in the seed or nature of Abraham. When the Eternal Creator should be thus manifested, the flesh-manifestation would be the Christ, Messiah, or YAHWEH-NAME. This name was incipiently manifested four years before the Vulgar Era, and was called by divine command, by the Hebrew name YASHUA, he who shall be, the Saviour, rendered into Greek Yai-sous, or Jesus. This incipient manifestation of Elohim, was "perfected" on the third day after crucifixion, and taken up again into glory forty days after being "made perfect." The proximate manifestation of the YAHWEH-NAME is the development, during the times of the Gentiles, of "a people for the name" by the "obedience of faith," and the perfecting of this doctrinal and ecclesial manifestation, in the subjects thereof, being made like to what Jesus Christ now after their emergence from their graves: "the manifestation of the sons of the Deity," at the near and thief -like advent of CHRIST THE KING. These all constitute the one YAHWEH ELOHIM, or Christ and his brethren, "the Saints;" as saith Moses, "Hear, O Israel, YAHWEH (He who shall be) our ELOHIM (Mighty ones) is ONE YAHWEH." The ultimate, complete, and final manifestation of the YAHWEH-NAME is the development, during the thousand years ensuing upon the end of the times of the Gentiles, of an intelligent, faithful and righteous multitude, which shall attain to perfection at the end thereof -- "the Deity, the Father of all, over all, through all, and in all men." "The name of Jesus Christ" is a phrase summarily expressive of the things which make up the Scripture character styled JESUS. "The name of Yahweh, saith Isaiah, "cometh from afar." The prophetic and apostolic testimony concerning the Christ, or Messiah (in English, the ANOINTED ONE) is the exposition of this name, because Christ is "Deity manifested in flesh." To "believe on his name" is to believe intelligently that testimony concerning the Christ, and that Jesus is he. "The blood of Jesus Christ, Son of God, cleanseth from all sin;" and he is the covering for sins, through faith in his blood, for the remission of sins that are past. This sin-cleansing quality makes the name of Jesus the Christ purifying to all the believers of the gospel of the kingdom upon whom it is Scripturally named.
[Proof: Exod. 3:13-15; 6:2-3; Isa. 7:14; 9:6-7; 30:27-28; Jer. 23:6; Luke 1:31; 13:32; John 20:17; Heb. 2:10; 5:9; John 17:5, 24; Acts 1:3, 11; 1 Tim. 3:16; Acts 15:14; John 5:29; Rom. 1:5; 8;19, 23; 14:10, 12; 1 Cor. 15:28; Eph. 4:6; Rev. 21:3; Rom. 3:25; 1 John 1:7; 2:2]

XXXVI. WHEN a woman is united to a man according to law, his name becomes hers; and in acquiring that new name, she acquires all that it legally imports; so, also, when a believer of the "things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus the Christ" is united to Jesus according to "the law of faith," the name of the Christ becomes his; and he becomes by the adoption a son of the Eternal Father and a brother of Jesus Christ (Christadelphos); and in that act by which the Christ-Name is named upon the believer, he acquires a right to all it Scripturally imports.
[Proof: Luke 24:47; John 1:12-13; 20:31, 17; Acts 2:38; 4:12; 10:43; 13:26, 38-39; 1 John 2:12]

XXXVII. REPENTANCE, remission of sins, sonship to God, confraternity with Christ, and immortality, are offered to devout believers of the Gospel of the kingdom, whose faith leads them into the NAME of Jesus the Christ.
[Proof: See XXXVI for references]

XXXVIII. THE SUBSTRATUM of repentance is a disposition of mind, such as was in Abraham, resulting from the understanding of "the word of the kingdom," and the full persuasion that what God has promised therein, He is able also, and will perform.
[Proof: Luke 1:17; 3:3; Rom. 4:3, 18, 20-21]

XXXIX. THE ABRAHAMIC disposition of mind resulting from faith in "the exceeding great and precious promises of God," that is, "the divine nature" thus created in a man, is granted to him for repentance in the name of Jesus the Christ.
[Proof: Acts 2:38; 5:31; 11:18; 1 Peter 1:3-4]

XL. IMMORTALITY is deathlessness. God only has a nature in which the death principle never existed. Incorruptibility and life constitute immortality; so that immortality may be defined as life manifested through an incorruptible body. A diamond is incorruptible, but not living; therefore, it is not immortal. Paganism defines immortality to be a particle of divine effluence in all men, hereditarily transmitted, and having personality and consciousness after death! The Scriptures, however, reveal no such conceit. The immortality they bring to light is, "life and incorruptibility through the gospel ;" or "eternal life through the Christ Name." Immortality is promised only to those who are justified by the name of Jesus; and, being justified, walk worthy of the name. In being introduced "into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit," a right-minded believer of the truth obtains to the tree of life, and to an entrance through the gates into the city," or kingdom of God.

XLI. IMMORTALITY is an investment imposed by divine power upon certain who come forth from their graves; and who, on judicial inspection afterwards, are accounted worthy of glory and honor in the Kingdom of the Deity then about to be set up. In this, the resurrection-epoch and era of Israel's regeneration, the earthy bodies from the grave, to wit, the bodies of Christ's accepted brethren, together with the living of the same class who are contemporary with the crisis, are clothed with incorruption or spirit from heaven, which, in the twinkling of an eye, transforms them into spirit, and makes them consubstantial with the corporeal nature of the Father and the Son.
[Proof: John 5:28-29; Luke 20:35-36; Rom. 14:9, 12; 1 Cor. 15:44-49, 51, 54; 2 Cor. 5:1-11; Gal. 6:7-8; Phil. 3:20-21; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; James 3:2]

XLII. JESUS said that the Gospel of the kingdom he preached before his crucifixion should be preached in all the habitable subject to Rome, for a testimony to all the nations thereof: and that he that believed it, and should be immersed, should be saved through his NAME. This condition of salvation has never been modified or repealed since it was decreed. It is therefore in full force to this day. Paul was saved from his past sins, and obtained a right to eternal life and the kingdom, by believing that Gospel and being immersed; and being an honest and earnest man he preached to others the faith he had confessed and obeyed, and pronounced a curse upon all, whether angels or men, who taught otherwise than he.
[Proof: Matt. 24:14; 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; Luke 24:47; Acts 22:16; Gal. 1:6-9, 23]

XLIII. BELIEVERS of the Gospel Jesus preached are justified by faith, THROUGH HIS NAME; that is, their Abrahamic faith and disposition are counted to them for repentance and the remission of sins, in the act of putting on the name of Jesus the Christ, which is the same "as putting on the Christ." Paul says to such, "In Christ Jesus ye are all children of God through the faith. FOR AS MANY AS HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED INTO THE CHRIST HAVE PUT ON THE CHRIST, AND IF YE BE THE CHRIST' S then are ye Abraham' s seed, and heirs according to the promise." Hence, the evidence of man's being the Christ's, by faith, is his being scriptually baptized into him.
[Proof: Rom. 5:1; 6:3-5; 1 Cor. 6:11; Gal. 3:26-29]

XLIV. THERE is but one way for a believer of "the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus the Christ," to put him on, or to be invested with his name, and that is, by immersion into his name. BAPTISM is for this specific purpose -- namely, for the introduction of devout believers of the truth into the name of the Christ, that through it they may receive repentance and the remission of sins, and a right to eternal life. From the Day of Pentecost to the end of the Apostles' mission, there was no such thing as an UNIMMERSED Christian, though there were many who had passed through the water that were a disgrace to the name.
[Proof: Acts 2:38; 8:12, 16; 10:48; 19:5; James 2:5; 1 Peter 3:21]

XLV. ROMISH AND PROTESTANT SECTARIANISM is not Christianity. The aggregate of sects vaguely termed "the Church," or the ecclesiastical system of Europe and America, is "the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth." Their abominations are "the harlots," styled "women," Rev. 14:4, with whom the Christ's virgins are not defiled. Every system or tradition that makes the Word of God of none effect is a harlot abomination, and proceeds from the "carnal mind;" that is, from the thinking of the flesh--ignorant of the gospel of the kingdom and the obedience it requires. This is the fountain and origin of all those heretical formulae which are incorporated in the Romish and Protestant sects, which are all of them "corrupters of the simplicity that is in the Christ." As a whole, they are "the Apostasy" foretold by Daniel and Paul. Their clerical and ministerial orders preach "another Jesus," are animated by another Spirit, and proclaim another gospel, than those ministered by the apostles. Their "faith" is the credulity of excitement, or of authority; their "Lord," the thing they call "the Church"; their "baptism," an irrational and blasphemous invention; and their "hope," the mere baseless fabric of a vision. It is because of these abominations and their fruits, the judgments of God are impending. The hand of God is manifestly against them, as evidenced in Britain, Ireland, Italy, and Spain. From such a system of defilement, then, it is imperative for every man who would be saved to separate himself, even if he stand alone, as it is written: "Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and tough not the unclean, and I will receive you, and be a father unto you, and ye shall be my SONS AND DAUGHTERS, saith the Lord Almighty."
[Proof: Matt. 15:6-9; Rom. 8:6-7; 2 Cor. 6:15-18; 11:1-4; 2 Thess. 2:3; Rev. 17:5]

XLVI. THE WICKED shall be turned into SHEOL; all the Gentiles that "forget God." The wicked are those "who know not God, and obey not the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ." Of these there are three classes: first, sinners that never heard of the one true God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the gospel; and others who are physically incapable of faith and obedience; second, those who have come to an understanding of the gospel, but have rejected it; and third, those who have obeyed it, but do not hold fast the beginning of their confidence steadfast to the end, nor walk according to its precepts, but after the flesh. The first class dies and perishes as the beasts; the second also dies, but comes forth from the grave again to encounter the burning indignation of Christ, the Judge of the living and the dead, at his appearing and kingdom; and the third also comes forth to be judged, and to undergo,in condemnation, "a sorer punishment" in the fiery indignation which shall devour the adversaries.
[Proof: Psa. 9:17; 11:6; 2 Thess. 1:8-9; Psa. 49:12, 20; Isa. 26:14; Eccl. 3:17-20; Acts 14:16; 17:30; John 5:29; Matt. 25:41, 46; Luke 13:28; 2 tim. 4:1; Heb. 2:2, 8; 10:27-29; Rom. 8:13; Gal. 6:7-8]

XLVII. THE SPIRIT when sent was through "faithful men able to teach others," to convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment to come. Judgment is the decision pronounced upon those who, after resurrection, appear before the tribunal of Christ, consequent upon an inspection of their claims to his favor; and by which the righteous shall be justified, and the wicked condemned according to the standard of the gospel Paul preached.
[Proof: John 16:8; Deut. 25:1; Eccl. 12:14; Matt. 12:36-37; Rom. 2:5, 12, 16; 1 Cor. 4:5]

LXVIII. READER, search the Scriptures, as for hid treasure, that you may be "taught of God" without which you cannot scripturally come to the Christ (John 6:43-45). The Bereans did so; they received the word with all readiness, opened and searched the Scriptures daily to see whether the things spoken by Paul were so; therefore, many of them believed (Acts 17:11, 22). GO AND DO THOU LIKEWISE. (next page)



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