The results of Christians ignoring the mystery revealed to Paul are devastating. The purpose for the body of Christ is to be working together in the same mind towards the same goal. The outcome of centuries of Seminaries, Bible colleges and pastors teaching men only to defend their position instead of letting the BIBLE have free course has created the fractured, bickering and prideful condition of the church today. Sure they say they are Bible believers, but they have been taught how to interpret the Bible through the filter of their tradition. The result is the ignorance of the manifold wisdom of God. The manifold wisdom of God that Christians are ignorant of was shown in the mystery revealed to Paul. This is how God used Satan himself to bring about the age of grace where everyone can be saved by grace alone. Jesus NEVER taught salvation by grace alone while he waked this earth. Jesus revealed this message after his resurrection to the apostle of the Gentiles.
And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: Eph. 3:9-11
Instead of the church teaching the manifold wisdom of God to principalities and powers in heavenly places, the church is ignorant of this wisdom and how God brought it about. Our pride, arrogance, and tradition has blinded us to the CLEAR teaching of God’s word and keeps us bound by the tradition each pastor learns from the previous. You know…..They CAN’T all be right! Every denomination CAN’T be right! So who is? Well the one you are a member of, of course. Wrong! Actually the words in scripture are right. Of course you hear this all the time. The difference? We teach EVERY VERSE. Your pastor, and SS teacher teach the ones that support their tradition and ignore the ones that don’t. If you don’t think this is true you are naive indeed. I challenge you to study the doctrine of the denominations you believe to be wrong. What you will find is they have verses to prove what they believe just like you do. How do you not know this? Well, that’s the point. One of our purposes is to be educating the principalities and powers in heavenly places. What the church is doing to proving our pride and arrogance to them every day. We ignore clear verses to hold our tradition. I’m teaching a series on the Gentile exceptions. From the calling of Abraham to the calling of the apostle Paul ANY Gentile dealt with is an exception to the rule that God is dealing solely with ISRAEL. This INCLUDES Jesus’ earthly ministry. When I explain the Biblical FACT that Jesus had NO ministry to Gentiles during his earthly ministry people run as fast as they can to one of the exceptions to call Jesus a liar. Jesus said he didn’t but today Christians don’t seem to mind ignoring those clear verses to run to the woman at the well or the centurion so they can hold to their tradition. So what about God’s manifold wisdom? Christians DON’T KNOW IT. Christians are oblivious to God’s manifold wisdom by which God made Satan look like a fool.
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 1 Cor. 2:7-8
God’s manifold wisdom (The mystery revealed to Paul) is untaught, unpreached, unheard, unsung, and any other “un” word you can make up. The manifold wisdom of God is never taught in the vast majority of churches today because of the Allegorical interpretation of scripture found in EVERY denomination today. So sad that the mystery which reveals the manifold wisdom of God is NEVER taught to make room for your tradition. Let me make this as clear as I know how. If you believe that Jesus was speaking to you in the Gospels, then you believe the allegorical interpretation of scripture. Why? Because Jesus said he wasn’t. Jesus DOES have a ministry to Gentiles. You find this ministry in Paul’s books alone. Paul DID NOT continue where Jesus and the 12 left off. Why? Because he says so. Please take your nose out of that theology book and read the words the only apostle sent to you in scripture left you, and then choose to believe them, not ANYONE else. Why? Because Jesus gave Paul his message and ministry after his earthly ministry to Israel was done. If you mix these two separate and distinct ministries you are only left with confusion.
Steve Schoenberger is a student of the Bible and the teacher at Abundant Grace Bible Fellowship, A Mid-Acts Dispensational Bible church teaching the Bible rightly divided according the the revelation of the mystery delivered to the Apostle Paul