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  1. 1. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 1 Matthew, Mark, Luke And John -- Before The Cross... Proposition: The Scriptures teach that the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are a part of the New Testament. Affirm: Traditionalists Deny: Dan Billingsly
  2. 2. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 2 The Bible Time-Line... Old Testament End New Testament Genesis - Acts 2 - Rev. 22 MMLJ/BC 50 Christ Days Pentecost Today o-----o------o------o--> o----o----------------> Every character, covenant, command and promise! * The Bible is essentially covenant history * Old Testament: “past” covenant history * New Testament: “present” covenant history
  3. 3. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 3 How Shall We Interpret The Bible? Not by book, chapter and verse! Not by a verse here and there! By whole and complete covenants! To interpret by covenant, we must understand where each covenant “begins” and “ends”! Acts 2 - Revelation 22 is the whole and complete New Testament!
  4. 4. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 4 How Shall We Interpret The Bible? Not by an undivided concordance! Not by incorrect and unscriptural Bible helps! Not by sectarian and denominational commentaries, study outlines! Not by brotherhood error among churches of Christ!
  5. 5. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 5 How Shall We Interpret The Bible? By Covenant! By Text And Context! Which covenant was/is in force during each book, chapter and verse. Each covenant must be interpreted by the teaching within the same covenant. All New Testament doctrine is in the new covenant of Acts 2 through Rev. 22!
  6. 6. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 6 3 Covenant Ages:Must Not Mix-Combine Doctrine! Patriarchal Age Adam-Abraham Different covenants made with various families Genesis 1 thru Exodus 19 History Mosaical Age Moses-Christ One covenant made with one nation-Israel Exodus 20 - Matt. 27 Mk. 15 Lk. 23 Jn. 19 History New Testament Age Christ - Apostles to Today One New Covenant made with church Acts 2 - Revelation 22 Only covenant in force today! Mt 28 Mk 16 Lk 24 Jn 20 Acts 1
  7. 7. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 7 WHAT IS THE ISSUE? Not the inspiration of the Scriptures! Not the number of books in the Bible! Not the basic doctrine of the church! It is the 1486 AD Roman Catholic division of the books of the Bible into the Old and New Testaments. It is the moving of MMLJBC from the Old to the New Testament!
  8. 8. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 8 Deaver “Errs” With Every Argument On MMLJBC… 1. In MMLJBC, every word was authored by Jehovah for only Israel! 2. In MMLJBC, Jesus was sent as “last” O.T. “prophet to only Israel! 3. In MMLJBC, God spoke to only Israel through Jesus the “last prophet” of the O.T. -- the Messiah! Deaver “errs” - for MMLJBC was not for worldwide consumption!
  9. 9. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 9 “Traditionalists” demand to “pick and choose”... New Testament doctrine in MMLJBC! Do they have special and secret powers to interpret between Christ’s teaching of Old Testament law of Moses and New Testament doctrine in MMLJBC. Tell us, brethren, where in the Scriptures is the rule you use to separate between old and new covenant teaching in MMLJBC, and then “pick and choose” only inspired New Testament doctrine?
  10. 10. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 10 WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? Cannot live faithful Christian life! Disobedience to Christ! Ignorance of the New Testament! Creates enormous false doctrine! Accelerated growth of denominationalism! Caused millions to seek “justification” from sin by keeping the law of Moses. Caused millions to “fall from grace”!
  11. 11. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 11 Deaver “Errs” With Every Argument On MMLJBC… 1. In MMLJBC, Jesus was sent to only Old Testament Israel! 2. God said that Jesus would be an Old Testament prophet sent to Israel “like” Moses! 3. A “prophet” of the law of Moses!
  12. 12. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 12 Jesus Was “Born, Lived, And Taught” Under O.T. Law “The Lord was born under the law of Moses (Gal. 4:4)…He came to fulfill the law (Mt. 5:17). He lived according to the law, respected the law, fulfilled the law, and in his death nailed it to the cross. The Lord never at any time, or in any way, violated the Mosaic law.” Firm Found. Roy Deaver, p. 7, December 24, 1985
  13. 13. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 13 Mission Of Jesus Christ Under Two Different Covenants... Before the cross In MMLJBC Jesus was the Messiah-Savior of only Israel under the Old Testament law of Moses After the cross In Acts 2 - Rev. 22 Jesus is the Savior of the world under the New Testament law of Christ O------------------------o----------------------->
  14. 14. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 14 The Bible Is “Rightly Divided” By God How the Scriptures “rightly divide” the Bible: Patriarchal Age: Genesis 1 thru Exodus 19 Mosaical Age: Exodus 20 thru Jn. 19 ------------------------ 50 Day Period Between The Covenants: Mt. 28, Mk. 16, Lk. 24, Jn. 20-21, Acts 1 ------------------------ New Testament Age: Acts 2 thru Rev. 22
  15. 15. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 15 Christ Came Only To Old Testament Israel... “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins” (Matt. 1:21). “And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel” (Matt. 2:6).
  16. 16. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 16 Christ’s “Personal Ministry” In MMLJBC To Only O.T. Israel... For Old Testament Israel only (Mt. 15:24). Taught and worshipped in Jewish temple and synagogues (Mt. 13:54). Christ kept the “sabbath” (Lk. 4:16). Worshipped with “instrumental music” (Num. 10:10; Jn. 2:13-17). Commanded “animal” sacrifice (Mt.8:1-4). Kept “10 commandments (Mt. 19:16-20).
  17. 17. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 17 Scriptural And Historical Time Of MMLJBC... Old Testament “religion” of Israel. O.T. “faith, teaching, works of the law.” O.T. “worship” - temple, synagogue. O.T. “prayers” of Israel. O.T. “righteousness” of the law of Moses. O.T. examples, promises to Israel. O.T. “salvation” of the Jews only.
  18. 18. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 18 Christ Came Only To Old Testament Israel... “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matt. 10:5-6). “But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matt. 15:24). “Ye worship ye know not what, for salvation is of the Jews” (Jn. 4:22).
  19. 19. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 19 Jesus Was God’s Final Spokesman To Israel... Christ’s “words” in MMLJLJ not his New Testament revelation. They were God’s “words” of the law placed in the mind and mouth of Christ! “and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him” (Deut. 18:18). Jesus said nothing of his own N.T. “will” in MMLJBC! Spoke only God’s O.T. “will”!
  20. 20. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 20 Work Of O.T. “Messiah” Described In MMLJBC... Each O.T. “prophet” had specific revelation of the law of Moses…”the law and the prophets.” Moses, Isaiah, Daniel. John the baptist, “next-to-last” prophet. Jesus, “last prophet” sent to Israel. All revelation of O.T. “prophets” belonged to O.T. law of Moses. None belongs to New Testament.
  21. 21. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 21 If Roy Deaver Was Right, Then Jesus Taught Only The Law In MMLJBC! Under the penalty of sin and death, Jesus could only have preached the law of Moses while under the law of Moses in MMLJBC! Deut. 4:2: “Ye shall not add unto the word that I command you, neither shall ye diminish aught from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.”
  22. 22. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 22 Deaver “Errs” With Every Argument On MMLJBC… 1. Jesus was sent to only Old Testament Israel! 2. Jesus was the “last” Old Testament “prophet” that God sent to Israel!
  23. 23. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 23 Jesus Christ: the “last” O.T. “prophet” - MMLJBC... “ I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” (Deut. 18:15-18). Christ was the “last” Old Testament “prophet” -- the Messiah -- that God sent to Israel. His ministry to Israel is found in MMLJBC (Matt. 15:24).
  24. 24. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 24 Jesus Christ: the “last” Old Testament “prophet”... John 3:34: "For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him." John 4:34: "Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work."
  25. 25. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 25 How Did Jesus Describe His Teaching In MMLJBC... John 5:30: "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me." John 6:38: "For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me."
  26. 26. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 26 Jesus Christ: the “last” Old Testament “prophet”... John 7:16-17: "Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. 17If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." John 8:26: "I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him."
  27. 27. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 27 How Did Jesus Describe His Teaching In MMLJBC... John 8:28: "Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things." John 8:38: "I speak that which I have seen with my Father..."
  28. 28. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 28 Jesus Christ: the “last” Old Testament “prophet”... John 12:49-50: "For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 50And I know that hiscommandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak."
  29. 29. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 29 Jesus Christ: the “last” Old Testament “prophet”... John 14:10: "Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works." John 14:24: "He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me."
  30. 30. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 30 How Did Jesus Describe His Teaching In MMLJBC... John 15:15: "Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you." John 17:4: "I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do."
  31. 31. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 31 Jesus Christ: the “last” Old Testament “prophet”... John 17:8: "For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me." In MMLJBC, Christ spoke the Old Testament “will” of God in the law of Moses - not New Testament doctrine!
  32. 32. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 32 Jesus Christ The “Last” O.T. “Prophet” “ And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? 11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee” (Mt. 21:11). “ And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people”(Lk. 7:16).
  33. 33. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 33 Jesus Christ The “Last” O.T. “Prophet” “And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people” (Lk. 24:19). All through MMLJBC Jesus spoke the Old Testament “words” of God placed in his mouth! He did not reveal his own N.T. “will”!
  34. 34. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 34 How Did Jesus Describe His Teaching In MMLJBC... “ Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem (Lk. 13:33). “Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet” (Jn. 7:40).
  35. 35. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 35 Jesus - The Law Of Moses In MMLJBC... “And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord” (Lk. 2:22). “We have found him, of whom Moses in the law and the prophets did write, Jesus the son of Joseph” (Jn. 1:45).
  36. 36. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 36 Christ’s Direct Command For Teaching In MMLJBC... In MMLJBC, Christ commanded his disciples to preach only to the Jews in the Old Testament “house of Israel”! “The twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Mt. 10:5-6).
  37. 37. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 37 Jesus - The Law Of Moses In MMLJBC... “For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. 47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?” (Jn. 5:46). “See thou tell no man; but go thy way, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them” (Mt. 8:4).
  38. 38. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 38 Deaver “Errs” With Every Argument On MMLJBC… 1. Jesus was sent to only Old Testament Israel! 2. Jesus was the “last” Old Testament “prophet” that God sent to Israel!
  39. 39. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 39 What About The “Past Tense” In John 3:16? “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Many think this passage refers to the cross, but Jn. 3:16 is in the “past tense”! The cross was 3 years in the future at the time of John 3:16! “Everlasting life” for Jews only was the Old Testament Messiah’s gift in MMLJBC for believing children of God in Israel!
  40. 40. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 40 “For God So Loved Israel” Deuteronomy 7:8: “The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people.” 1 Kings 10:9: “Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever…”
  41. 41. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 41 The “World” Of Israel... The Old Testament “world” of Israel. Mark 14:9:“Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.” “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
  42. 42. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 42 O.T. Promise Of “Everlasting Life” Through Jesus/Messiah In MMLJBC John 3:36: “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 5:24: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
  43. 43. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 43 John 6:27: “Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you…” John 6:40: “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6:47: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” O.T. Promise Of “Everlasting Life” Through Jesus/Messiah In MMLJBC
  44. 44. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 44 God’s “Foreordained” Old/New Covenant Plan 1 Cor. 2:7:“...ordained before the world…” Ephesians 1:4-5: “…he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world. Having predestinated us…his will.” 2 Tim. 1:9: “…given us in Christ Jesus before the world began…” 1 Pet. 1:20: “With…the precious blood of Christ…who was foreordained before the foundation of the world.”
  45. 45. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 45 Dub McClish “Falsified” Roy Deaver “Falsified” “McClish falsified Billingsly’s contention on the alien’s amenability…” Billingsly- McClish Debate. “(Roy) Deaver falsified Bale’s amenability doctrine…” Bales’-Deaver Debate. Moral Law, The Law Of Christ, and the Marriage, Divorce And Remarriage Issue by Mac Deaver
  46. 46. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 46 Mac Deaver “Implied” And “Anticipatory” Doctrine... Two new doctrines now being preached by “traditional” brethren. “Implied doctrine” - not specifically revealed by Christ in the New Testament. Roman Catholic “implied” doctrine - “infant baptism” (Acts 10). “Anticipatory doctrine” Old Testament “prophecies” in MMLJBC that speaks clearly of New Testament doctrine.
  47. 47. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 47 Why Would Christ Reveal N.T. Doctrine In MMLJBC? No one could understand or remember. No one could believe. No one could obey. No one could practice. No one could teach others. No one was or could become a Christian. Why would Christ mix clear revelation with mysterious “parables” - “prophecies”?
  48. 48. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 48 In MMLJBC...Christ Was Not A New Testament Christian! Jesus was an Old Testament “Israelite” not a New Testament “Christian.” Jesus was an Old Testament “prophet” not a New Testament “evangelist.” Jesus preached the Old Testament “Mosiaical gospel,” not the New Testament “gospel.” Jesus never produced one Christian! Jesus never “added” one soul to his church!
  49. 49. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 49 MMLJBC... Bible consists of several different covenants and covenant ages... 1. Patriarchal age: covenants with individuals and families... 2. Mosaical age:covenant with only Old Testament Israel 3. New Testament age: Christ’s new covenant with only the church...
  50. 50. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 50 Why Were MMLJBC Written? 1. Not to describe the “beginning” of the New Testament age. To describe the “end” of the Old Testament Mosaical age and God’s old covenant with Israel. To bring a “written end” to the 1500 year old O.T. law of Moses so Jews could accept New Testament “gospel” of Christ.
  51. 51. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 51 When Were MMLJBC “Purposed”? The Godhead did not foreordain, promise, purpose, reveal/record his New Testament “will” during his lifetime in MMLJBC. MMLJBC were predestined, planned, purposed and recorded in heaven “before the foundation of the world.” (Eph.1:3-5). “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began” (Titus 1:2).
  52. 52. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 52 When Were MMLJBC “Purposed”? “…but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began” (2 Tim. 1:9). “Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you” (1 Pet. 1:20). “…which God ordained before the world unto our glory” (1 Cor. 2:7-8).
  53. 53. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 53 When Did The Old Testament “End”? Not with the book of Malachi, for the Jews, with heaven’s approval, continued to practice the old covenant, its religion, temple worship and animal sacrifices for 450 years after Malachi. The Scriptures teach that the old Mosaical age and law of Moses “ended” at the cross and death of Christ.
  54. 54. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 54 When Did The Old Testament “End”? Matt. 5:17-18: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” Matt. 7:28-29: “And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”
  55. 55. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 55 When Did The Old Testament “End”? Luke 24:44-47: “44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. 45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
  56. 56. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 56 When Did The Old Testament “End”? Acts 21:20-21: “And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law: 21 And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.”
  57. 57. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 57 When Did The Old Testament “End”? Romans 3:20-22: “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference.”
  58. 58. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 58 When Did The Old Testament “End”? Romans 10:1-4: “1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. 2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
  59. 59. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 59 When Did The Old Testament “End”? Galatians 2:16: “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.”
  60. 60. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 60 When Did The Old Testament “End”? Phillipians 3:8-9: “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.”
  61. 61. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 61 When Did The Old Testament “End”? Hebrews 8:6-7: “6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:”
  62. 62. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 62 When Did The Old Testament “End”? Romans 10:4: “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.” Romans 7:4: “Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ…” Colossians 2:14: “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross.”
  63. 63. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 63 When Did The Old Testament “End”? Heb. 9:16-17: “For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.” 2 Cor. 3:13-14: “…to the end of that which is abolished…”
  64. 64. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 64 When Did The Old Testament “End”? Hebrews 10:9-10: “Then said he, Lo, I am come to do thy will , O God. He taketh away the first that he may establish the second. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”
  65. 65. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 65 When Did The Old Testament “End”? Acts 15:24: “Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment.”
  66. 66. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 66 The Scriptures Teach The Bible is “rightly divided” into separate covenants and covenant ages. Each covenant must be interpreted by what it teaches, not by what another covenant teaches! Old Covenant teaching of the law of Moses between Exodus 20 and John 19 is never New Testament doctrine!
  67. 67. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 67 When Were MMLJBC Written? Most agree about 55-65 AD. This means that this O.T. information was not preached during the book of Acts. This means that MMLJBC was not a part of Christ’s New Testament “gospel.” This means that MMLJBC was not a part of Christ’s New Testament “faith” during the first 35 years of N.T. “history.”
  68. 68. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 68 The Scriptures Teach If a doctrine or teaching is not revealed, recorded and printed in the New Testament of Acts 2 through Revelation 22, it is not New Testament doctrine. New Testament “scriptures” do not produce/create human “traditions”! Human “traditions” deny and blaspheme the New Testament of Christ! They produce denominational sectarianism!
  69. 69. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 69 The Most Misunderstood “Page” In The Bible... 1st time in history, in 1486 AD the Roman Catholic church inserted a New Testament “title page” between the books of Malachi and Matthew to “divide” between the Old and New Testaments. This false “title page” denies/contradicts teaching in the “apostles doctrine” and really “wrongly divides” between the Old and New Testaments.
  70. 70. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 70 The Most Misunderstood “Page” In The Bible... HARDING GRADUATE SCHOOL OF RELIGION: “The sort of information I understood you to be looking for is likely to be found in the set: T.D. Darlow and H.F. Moule, Historical Catalogue Of Printed Editions Of Holy Scripture. It appears that the Gutenburg Bible (1455 AD) did not have a ‘title page.’ Our copies of the Sinaiticus (4th century) and Alexandrus (5th century) manuscripts do not have a New Testament ‘title page.’” Jack P. Lewis, Professor of Bible
  71. 71. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 71 The Most Misunderstood “Page” In The Bible... BIBLIOTECA APOSTOLICA VATICANA Vatican City, Rome, Italy: “With regard to when the “title page” was inserted between 1 Maccabees and the beginning of St. Matthew’s gospel, I call your attention to p. 421, of The Cambridge History Of The Bible, Vol. 3, it states: “In 1486 Pruss of Strassburg printed the first Bible with a ‘title page.’ ”Reverend W.J. Sheehan
  72. 72. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 72 The Most Misunderstood “Page” In The Bible... BRITISH MUSEUM, LIBRARY DEPT. OF MANUSCRIPTS: “The oldest manuscripts of the Greek Bible were not produced with such a ‘title page’ at the beginning of St. Matthew’s gospel as we find in our modern printed editions.” Dr. Scot McKendrick
  73. 73. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 73 The Most Misunderstood “Page” In The Bible... AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY: “The first printed edition of the Bible was a copy of the Latin Vulgate printed about 1455 AD by Johan Guttenberg…The first known example of a ‘title page’ is the 1486 edition of the Bible in Latin published by Pruss of Strassburg which carried the words ‘textus biblie.’” Erroll F. Rhodes, Assistant Director
  74. 74. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 74 The Most Misunderstood “Page” In The Bible... OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY “The first ‘Title Page’ to the Bible was added in 1486 to a Latin Bible published by Pruss of Strassburg…The authority for its insertion was that of the printer. Second, there were no title sheets in the oldest and best manuscripts. The first known examples of an entire Bible in book form come from around AD 350 (and included the Apocrypha in the Old Testament like 1st and 2nd Macabees, Tobit, Judith, and additional books in the New Testament like the Epistle of Barnabus, Shepherd of Hermas, and Teaching of the Twelve Apostles.)” Curt Niccum, Professor of Bible
  75. 75. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 75 Christ’s “Prophecy” Of The Lord’s Supper In MMLJBC In MMLJBC, Jesus ate the “last” passover feast ever celebrated in Israel (Mt. 26:26). At that time he “prophesied” of the coming N.T. “Lord’s supper” (Lk. 22:18). “Lord’s supper” remembers the “death of Christ” -- he had not died in Matt. 26 -- therefore Matt. 26 was not N.T. doctrine! First observance of the “Lord’s supper” was in Acts 2.
  76. 76. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 76 Jesus Christ The “Last” Old Testament “Prophet”... Foretold (Isa. 52:7; Neh. 1:15). Anointed (Is.61:1; Lk.4:18). Revealed God (Mt. 11:27). Declared - Law (Jn. 8:26-28). Prophesied (Mt. 24:3-35; Jn. 3:5). Faithful Israelite (Lk. 4:43).
  77. 77. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 77 Jesus - The Law Of Moses In MMLJBC... “These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. 45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures” (Lk.. 24:44).
  78. 78. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 78 When Did The New Testament “Age” Begin? “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name beginning at Jerusalem” (Lk. 24:47). This means that the New Testament age did not begin in Matthew1, Mark 1, Luke 1 or John 1! According to the Scriptures, the New Testament age and revelation of New Testament doctrine began in Acts 2!
  79. 79. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 79 What Did Jesus Teach In Luke 16:16? Luke 16:16: “The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. 17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.” Matt. 11:13: “For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.” After John, Jesus said... Matt. 5:14: “…one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass, till all be fulfilled.”
  80. 80. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 80 What Did Jesus Teach In Luke 16:16? Jesus taught that until John, all Israel had was the Old Testament “prophecy” of the law and the prophets -- but they did not understand these old covenant “prophecies.” However, with the coming of John the baptizer God began to “fulfill” his “end time” teaching and prophecies concerning the demise and “end” of Israel. Jesus did not teach that the Old Testament law of Moses “ended” with the coming of John!
  81. 81. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 81 The Old Testament “Prophecies” Of Christ... All Old Testament “prophecies” of Christ in MMLJBC, the “last” old covenant “prophet” in Israel, must be interpreted like all other Old Testament “prophecies” and “prophets.” “Prophecy” of the New Birth (Jn. 3:5-7). “Prophecy” of the church (Mt. 16:18). Old Testament “prophecy” is never New Testament “doctrine”! Only N.T. fulfillment is New Testament doctrine!
  82. 82. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 82 The Old Testament “Parables” Of Christ... Parables were for only the “last generation” of Jews in Israel…”This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled” (Mt. 24:34). Parables were spoken “to” and “about” Israel…”And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them” (Mt. 21:45).
  83. 83. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 83 The Old Testament “Parables” Of Christ... Christ did not intend for that “last generation” in Israel to understand his “parables.” “…to know the mysteries of the kingdom…to them it is not given” (Mt. 13:11). “Parables” of Christ spoken to the sin and fate of Israel, prophecies of the nature of the new covenant “kingdom” -- not to the revelation of N.T. doctrine!
  84. 84. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 84 “Purpose” Of Christ’s O.T. Parables- Prophecies... If the “purpose” of the parables was to reveal New Testament doctrine, why would Christians need to study the “mysteries” of the parables in MMLJBC -- when the clear and complete revelation of all “mysteries” in the parables is now revealed in Acts 2 through Revelation 22?
  85. 85. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 85 Scriptural And Historical Time Of MMLJBC... Old Testament “religion” of Israel. O.T. “faith, teaching, works of the law.” O.T. “worship” - temple, synagogue. O.T. “prayers” of Israel. O.T. “righteousness” of the law of Moses. O.T. examples, promises to Israel. O.T. “salvation” of the Jews only.
  86. 86. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 86 Not One Quote From MMLJBC In Acts 2-Rev. 22 In revealing New Testament “doctrine” in Acts 2 through Revelation 22, neither Christ, the Holy Spirit nor the apostles quoted one verse of his teaching from MMLJBC as his revelation of New Testament doctrine. Not one quote!!!
  87. 87. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 87 Four Different “Gospels” Revealed In The Bible... Old Testament “Patriarchal gospel” that God preached to Abraham (Gen. 12; Gal. 3:8). Old Testament “Mosaical gospel” that John, Jesus and their Jewish disciples preached to Israel in MMLJBC (Lk. 4:16- 21).
  88. 88. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 88 Four Different “Gospels” Revealed In The Bible... New Testament “gospel” of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ preached by apostles in Acts 2 thru Rev. 22 (1 Cor. 15:1-4; Rom. 1:16-18). The false Jewish “gospel” preached by Jewish Christians to newly converted Gentiles (Acts 15:5-6, 24). “…to whom we gave no such commandment.”
  89. 89. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 89 O.T. Age/Doctrine Of The Law Of Moses In MMLJBC MMLJBC describe “last” 33 years of O.T. age, not the “beginning” of N.T. age. Describe Jesus “sent” as O.T. Savior of only the “lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Lk. 19:10; Mt. 15:24). Jesus declared more than 100 times that he was teaching the O.T. law of Moses in MMLJBC. Not once - N.T. doctrine!
  90. 90. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 90 O.T. Age/Doctrine Of The Law Of Moses In MMLJBC Jesus never addressed his teaching of the old covenant law of Moses to non-Jews! Jesus never addressed his teaching in MMLJBC to New Testament “Christians.” Jesus was an O.T. Israelite, not a N.T. Christian. Jesus was a member of the O.T. “kingdom” of Israel -- not N.T. “kingdom.”
  91. 91. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 91 O.T. Age/Doctrine Of The Law Of Moses In MMLJBC Jesus was an O.T. “prophet” -- not a N.T. “evangelist.” Jesus teaching in MMLJBC “restored” unfaithful O.T. Jews back to God under the law, he never saved “alien sinners.” Jesus preached only the O.T. “gospel” to Israel, he did not preach N.T. “gospel.”
  92. 92. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 92 O.T. Age/Doctrine Of The Law Of Moses In MMLJBC In MMLJBC, Jesus preached only the O.T. “plan of salvation” for unfaithful Jews (Mt. 19:16-20), he never preached the N.T. “plan of salvation” to alien sinners from “all nations” (Acts 2). In MMLJBC Jesus quotes the O.T. law of Moses hundreds of times in harmonizing his teaching with the law.
  93. 93. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 93 O.T. Age/Doctrine Of The Law Of Moses In MMLJBC Before the cross! Old Testament “Words” of Christ Teaching the law of Moses in MMLJBC Harmonizes with all the law in Ex. 20- Jn.19 After the cross! New Testament “Words” of Christ Revealing and teaching N.T. doctrine in Acts 2 - Revelation 22 Does not harmonize with the law!
  94. 94. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 94 O.T. Age/Doctrine Of The Law Of Moses In MMLJBC Before the cross Christ’s promise to disciples… Holy Spirit will “...guide you into all truth…” (Jn. 16:13) After the cross Acts 2/Pentecost “…they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak…” Acts 2:3, 8)
  95. 95. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 95 O.T. Age/Doctrine Of The Law Of Moses In MMLJBC Before the cross... Old Testament MMLJBC... Parables Prophecies New Birth New Kingdom Mystery! After the cross… New Testament Acts 2 - Rev. 22 “How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery…when you read ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ” Eph. 3:3-4).
  96. 96. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 96 Other Ancient “Gospels” The Aquarian Gospel Gospel of Mary Magdeliene Gospel of Nicodemas Gospel of Philip, Thomas Lost Gospel of “Q” As with all 14 books of the Roman Catholic Apocrypha -- all other “gospels” and early writings totally rejected because they do not harmonize with N.T.
  97. 97. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 97 LAW AND GRACE... Old Testament “Law” of Moses taught by Christ in MMLJBC mentions “law” hundreds of times. Christ never used the word “grace” in MMLJBC New Testament “Grace” mentioned eighty- three times by Christ, Holy Spirit and apostles in Acts 2 - Rev. 22! 0 83
  98. 98. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 98 What About The “Sermon On The Mount”? Old Testament Law Of Moses “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I command him” (Deut. 18:18). Christ was that Old Testament prophet in MMLJBC!!!
  99. 99. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 99 Doctrines Within The “Sermon On The Mount” Christ came to Israel not to destroy the “law and the prophets,” but to “fulfill.” “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” (Mt. 5:17-18).
  100. 100. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 100 Doctrines Within The “Sermon On The Mount” Christ warned the Jews against breaking the commandments in the law of Moses (Mt. 5:19). Christ commanded the Jews to bring their “gifts” of the law to the altar in the temple (Mt. 5:24). “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father…in heaven is perfect” (Mt. 5:48).
  101. 101. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 101 Doctrines Within The “Sermon On The Mount” “Our Father which art in heaven…Thy kingdom come, thy will be done as it is in heaven” (Mt. 6:9). “Therefore, all things whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye also unto them, for this is the law and the prophets” (Mt. 7:12).
  102. 102. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 102 The “Nouns” And “Pronouns” In MMLJBC... Words like “you, your,man, men, we, us, who, whosoever, them, their (and all other nouns and pronouns in MMLJBC) always referred to Old Testament Jews of Israel. They never refer to “Christians.” “Let your light so shine…may see your good works, and glorify your Father in heaven” (Mt. 5:16).
  103. 103. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 103 What About The “Sermon On The Mount”? “Therefore, all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do you even also to them, for this is the law and the prophets” (Mt. 7:12). “…the will of my Father in heaven” (Mt. 7:21).
  104. 104. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 104 The “All Things” Of Matthew 28:20... “Teaching them to observe “all things” whatsoever I have commanded you…” “All things” taught in MMLJBC? “All things” taught during forty days Christ was with...disciples after his resurrection? “…being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:2-3).
  105. 105. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 105 Acts 2 - Rev. 22 -- The “Perfect” And “Complete” New Testament... Col. 4:12: “…that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.” 1 Cor. 13:10: “But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.” Col. 1:28: “Whom we preach, warning every man…that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.”
  106. 106. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 106 Acts 2 - Rev. 22 -- The “Perfect” And “Complete” New Testament... Rom. 12:2: “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Eph. 6:6: “Not with eye service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.”
  107. 107. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 107 Acts 2 - Rev. 22 -- The “Perfect” And “Complete” New Testament... 2 Tim. 3:17: “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”
  108. 108. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 108 Acts 2 - Rev. 22 -- The “Perfect” And “Complete” New Testament... James 1:25: “But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”
  109. 109. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 109 Teaching Of Moses… Of Christ - MMLJBC Moses: “…man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live” (Deut. 8:3). Christ: “But he answered and said, it is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4).
  110. 110. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 110 Teaching Of Moses… Of Christ In MMLJBC Moses: “…because he hath found some (sexual) uncleanness in her, then let him give her a bill of divorcement…” (Deut. 24:1). Christ: “Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication…”
  111. 111. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 111 Teaching Of Moses… Of Christ In MMLJBC Moses: “Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honor thy father and thy mother” (Ex.20:12-17). “…thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the Lord” (Lev. 19:18). Christ: “If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments…Which?”
  112. 112. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 112 Teaching Of Moses… Of Christ In MMLJBC Christ: Continued...“Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness against they neighbor, Honor thy father and thy mother” (Matt. 19:17-19).
  113. 113. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 113 Teaching Of Moses… Of Christ In MMLJBC Moses: “…thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the Lord” (Lev. 19:18). Christ: “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” (Matt. 19:19).
  114. 114. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 114 When Did False “Rabbinical Traditions” Arise In Israel? Moses, in 1500 BC did not have to deal with false “rabbinical traditions.” Rabbi “teaching class” arose in Israel the Babylonian captivity (circa 600-550 BC). Christ, had to deal with the “rabbis” and their false “traditions” (circa 33-30 BC). Christ dealt with the rabbis (Matt. 15:1-14).
  115. 115. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 115 In MMLJBC...Christ Dealt With - False “Traditions” Of The Rabbis! Christ: “But he answered them and said unto them, Why do you ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition…Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect, by your tradition…But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrine the commandments of men” (Mt. 15:1-14).
  116. 116. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 116 Today’s “Traditions” On Matthew 19 Among Churches Of Christ... “Tradition” not “Truth” -- the cause of our present controversy! “Tradition” always contradicts divine “truth”! “Tradition” teaches that Matthew 19 is New Testament doctrine. “Truth” teaches that Matthew 19 is Old Testament doctrine.
  117. 117. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 117 Today’s “Traditions” On Matthew 19 Among Churches Of Christ... 1. Before baptism, alien sinners, non- covenant persons, are accountable to ALL New Testament teaching. 2. God has revealed different laws on marriage in the Old and New Testaments. 3. Moses gave one law for divorce and remarriage in Deuteronomy 24, and Christ gave a different law in Matthew 19.
  118. 118. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 118 Today’s “Traditions” On Matthew 19 Among Churches Of Christ... 4. Moses commanded divorce for many different “causes,” Christ gave only one “cause” in the New Testament. 5. ““Whosoever” in Matthew 19:9 includes everyone in this New Testament age, both alien sinners and Christians. 6. Divorce does not end a marriage for both the “guilty” and “innocent”parties.
  119. 119. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 119 Today’s “Traditions” On Matthew 19 Among Churches Of Christ... 7. Today, all who divorce for reasons other than “fornication,” must return to their first spouse or live without marriage. 8. God joins “adulterers” in “adulterous marriages.” 9. There are “legal” state marriages and “spiritual” marriages made by God.
  120. 120. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 120 Today’s “Traditions” On Matthew 19 Among Churches Of Christ... 10. Baptism does not wash away “sinful relationships.” 11. New Testament “repentance” demands “restitution.” 12. Alien sinners in second marriages must divorce and leave present spouse and children and return to first family before baptism.
  121. 121. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 121 Today’s “Traditions” On Matthew 19 Among Churches Of Christ... 13. In MMLJBC, Jesus condemned - law of Moses not - false rabbinical “traditions.” 14. Alien sinners are accountable to a New Covenant “church ordinance.” 15. Alien sinners are accountable to Matthew 19:3-12 but not Matthew 19:16- 22.
  122. 122. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 122 How Shall Christians “Follow” Christ Today? Not like he commanded his old covenant disciples in MMLJBC (Matt. 19:21). Not Jesus’ Old Testament “faith, religion, life, teaching in MMLJBC (Matt. 12:15). Today, we must follow Christ as “apostles’ doctrine” taught 1st century church (1 Cor. 11:1; 4:16; Eph. 5:1; Phil. 3:17; 1Thess. 1:6, 2:14; 1 Pet. 3:13).
  123. 123. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 123 ALIEN SINNERS Are Not Accountable To New Testament Law For Divorce/Marriage All alien sinners amenable to God’s universal moral law for marriage (Gen. 2:22-25; Heb. 13:4). During O.T. age, Gentiles not accountable to Mosaical law for divorce/marriage. During the N.T. age, aliens of the world are not amenable to Christ’s law for the church (Eph. 5).
  124. 124. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 124 Does Baptism “Wash Away…” All Sinful Relationships? YES!!! Romans 6:12-18!!! New birth, new life, all old things have passed away (2 Cor. 5:17-18; Titus 3:5). N.T. “baptism” is for the remission of all alien sins (Lk. 24:47; Acts 2:38; 3:19; 10:43). We are “saved by grace” not by “restitution” (Eph. 1:6-7; 6:24; 1 Cor. 6:9-11). Ever seen a “traditional” preacher ask for financial “restitution” before baptism on Sunday?
  125. 125. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 125 RESTITUTION? Does God require...before baptism of alien? Must alien who has missed 40 years of “giving” -- make up $100,000 before baptism? Must alien in 2nd marriage -- go back to first spouse before baptism? NO!!! New Testament “gospel” requires “repentance” not “restitution,” for Christ made restitution at the cross (Heb. 9:28; 1 Pet. 2:24).
  126. 126. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 126 The Apostles’ Doctrine… In Acts 2 - Revelation 22... John 16:12-15: “…guide you (apostles) into all truth…” Matthew 16:18: “…upon this rock I will build my church…and I will give unto you the keys of the kingom…” Mark 16:19-20: “And they (apostles) went forth and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.” Acts 1:2: “…after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles.”
  127. 127. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 127 The Apostles’ Doctrine… In Acts 2 - Revelation 22... Acts 2:42: “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine…” Acts 4:12:“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 15:24: “Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment.”
  128. 128. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 128 The Apostles’ Doctrine… In Acts 2 - Revelation 22... Romans 16:25-26: “Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, And the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret since the world began, But is now made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith.”
  129. 129. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 129 The Apostles’ Doctrine… In Acts 2 - Revelation 22... Galatians 1:16: “To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen: immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood.” Ephesian 3:3-5: “How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery…Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit.”
  130. 130. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 130 The Apostles’ Doctrine… In Acts 2 - Revelation 22... Hebrews 2:1-4: “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation: which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him: God also bearing witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will.”
  131. 131. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 131 The Apostles’ Doctrine… In Acts 2 - Revelation 22... Jude 3, 17: “Brethren, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith with was once delivered to the saints…remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
  132. 132. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 132 The Apostles’ Doctrine… In Acts 2 - Revelation 22... 1 Cor. 1:1-16: “1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, andhim crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
  133. 133. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 133 The Apostles’ Doctrine… In Acts 2 - Revelation 22... 6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
  134. 134. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 134 The Apostles’ Doctrine… In Acts 2 - Revelation 22... 9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
  135. 135. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 135 The Apostles’ Doctrine… In Acts 2 - Revelation 22... 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
  136. 136. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 136 The Apostles’ Doctrine… In Acts 2 - Revelation 22... 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
  137. 137. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 137 4 Different Gospels 1. Patriarchal “gospel” (Gen. 12; Gal.3:8). 2. Mosaical “gospel”(Mk.1:1-15;Lk.4:16). 3. New Testament “gospel” of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ (1 Cor. 15:1-4). False Jewish “gospel” of the Pharisees (Acts 15:5-6; Gal. 1:6-8).
  138. 138. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 138 Matthew, Mark, Luke And John -- Before The Cross... Proposition: The Scriptures teach that the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are a part of the Old Testament. Affirm: Dan Billingsly Deny: Mac Deaver
  139. 139. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 139 God’s “Foreordained” Old/New Covenant Plan 1 Cor. 2:7:“...ordained before the world…” Ephesians 1:4-5: “…he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world. Having predestinated us…his will.” 2 Tim. 1:9: “…given us in Christ Jesus before the world began…” 1 Pet. 1:20: “With…the precious blood of Christ…who was foreordained before the foundation of the world.”
  140. 140. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 140 Three Covenant Ages In The Bible... Bible consists of several different covenants and covenant ages... 1. Patriarchal age: covenants with individuals and families 2. Mosaical age:covenant with only Old Testament Israel 3. New Testament age: Christ’s new covenant with only the church...
  141. 141. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 141 20 The Bible Time-Line... Old Testament End New Testament Genesis - Acts 2 - Rev. 22 MMLJBC 50 Christ Days Church Today o-----o------o------o--> o o-----------------> Every character, covenant, command and promise! * The Bible is essentially covenant history * Old Testament: “past” covenant history * New Testament: “present” covenant history
  142. 142. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 142 MMLJBC... Bible consists of several different covenants and covenant ages... 1. Patriarchal age: covenants with individuals and families... 2. Mosaical age:covenant with only Old Testament Israel. MMLJBC describe the “end” of the Old Testament Mosacial age. 3. New Testament age: Christ’s new covenant with only the church...
  143. 143. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 143 When Did The Old And New Covenants Begin And End? Patriarchal Age: Genesis 1 thru Exodus 19. Mosaical Age: Exodus 20 thru Matt. 27, Mark 15, Luke 23 and John 19. 50 Days Between Old/New Testaments Matt. 28, Mk. 16, Lk. 24, Jn. 20, 21, Acts 1 New Testament of Jesus Christ: Acts 2 thru Revelation 22
  144. 144. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 144 What The Scriptures Teach About Marriage, Divorce, (Re)Marriage All men and women are accountable to God’s universal and moral law for MDR set forth in Genesis 2:24-25. No sin “in the beginning” -- therefore, no divorce or (re)marriage law set forth in Gen. 2. God’s law for divorce and (re)marriage has only been given and revealed in covenant law. Only Old or New covenant children of God are accountable to covenant law. Alien sinners are “dead in sin” (Eph. 2:1-4) and not subject to righteousness of covenant law.
  145. 145. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 145 Is Everything Jesus Taught In Matt. 19 N.T. Doctrine? Is everything that Jesus taught in MMLJBC New Testament doctrine? Is everything that Jesus taught in Matthew 19 New Testament doctrine? Matt. 19:16-17: “…Good Master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life…keep the commandments.”
  146. 146. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 146 Churches Of Christ Will Not Give - From MMLJBC... Sabbath to Seventh Day Adventists! Instrumental Music to Methodists! Thief on the cross to Baptists…as New Testament doctrine… But some among churches of Christ insist that they have the right to take marriage, divorce and remarriage law from Matthew 19:3-12 as New Testament doctrine.
  147. 147. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 147 Why Would Christ Reveal N.T. Doctrine In MMLJBC? No one could understand. No one could believe. No one could obey. No one could practice. No one could teach others. No one was or could become a Christian. Why would Christ mix clear revelation with mysterious “parables” - “prophecies”?
  148. 148. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 148 We Must Interpret Matthew 19:3-12 Just As 19:16-22! Matthew 19:3-22 was all a part of the Old Testament law of Moses. Contains only the teaching and commands of the Old Testament law of Moses. By what law of interpretation does Deaver take Matthew 19:3-12 as N.T. doctrine and reject 19:16-22?
  149. 149. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 149 Matthew 19:3-12... “3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? 4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
  150. 150. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 150 Matthew 19:3-12... “7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? 8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. 9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.”
  151. 151. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 151 Matthew 19:3-22... “16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. 18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
  152. 152. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 152 Matthew 19:3-22... “20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? 21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.” Has Deaver sold all of his possessions?
  153. 153. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 153 Spiritual Sword Lectureships Of 1992… Traditionalists taught that Matthew 19:3- 12 refers to Deuteronomy 24:1-4! “In the passage in Matthew 19, as we have seen, the Jews referred to the words of Moses taken from Deuteronomy 24:1- 4.” What The Scriptures Teach Regarding Marriaqe, Divorce And Remarriage, Alan Highers, p. 30.
  154. 154. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 154 Spiritual Sword Lectureships Of 1992… 1. In MMLJBC, did Jesus contrast his teaching of New Testament doctrine with the law of Moses? “Jesus is not contrasting Himself to Moses in the Sermon On The Mount…What Jesus did was to contrast Pharasiac interpretations of the Law and the Prophets to his full understanding of Old Testament teaching.” The Biblical Definition Of Divorce, Edwin S. Jones, pp. 261- 262.
  155. 155. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 155 Spiritual Sword Lectureships Of 1992… 1. In MMLJBC, did Jesus CONTRAST new covenant doctrine with Moses old covenant teaching? “Jesus did not come to argue with the law of Moses, deny it, or tear it down. He came to bring it to is completion (Matt. 5:17). Evidently, a part of His work on earth was to explain the law as God would have it to be understood and observed…Jesus took some points from Moses’
  156. 156. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 156 Spiritual Sword Lectureships Of 1992… “commandments, gave the fullness of them, and explained how the traditions his people had observed, often missed the original point.” Key Scriptures: Matthew 5:31-32, Andy Kiser, pp. 320-321. In MMLJBC, Jesus contrasted the true law of Moses with the false rabbinical “traditions” of his day!
  157. 157. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 157 Spiritual Sword Lectureships Of 1992… “The paragraphing of the ASV has Jesus introducing a thought with ‘You have heard…but I say unto you,’ five times (Matt. 5:21-48). Because of the conjunction ‘but,’ some say Jesus was contrasting the law of Moses with the principles that were to be found in his new law, the New Testament, that would govern his church. “Some of these five occurances do include passages from the Old Testamentl…However,
  158. 158. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 158 Spiritual Sword Lectureships Of 1992… “there are two other statements to notice. When he quoted ‘Thou shalt not kill’…he added the rabbinical ‘tradition’ that had been attached to that command which was, ‘and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgement. Therefore, we conclude that Jesus was taking issue not with the law of Moses but with the traditional teaching and pracitices of the Jewish leaders He mentioned in Matthew 5:20.
  159. 159. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 159 Spiritual Sword Lectureships Of 1992… “’Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees,’” Key Scriptures: Matthew 5:31-32, Andy Kizer, pp. 319.320.
  160. 160. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 160 Spiritual Sword Lectureship Of 1992... Theodore Mueller Albert Barnes John Shelly Spong Judson R. Landis Gail Portney Landis Keith Melville R.C.H. Lenski A.T. Robertson F.F. Bruce Alfred Plummer SPIRITUAL SWORD - 1992 QUOTES: CATHOLICS ANGLICANS METHODISTS PENTECOSTALS PRESBYTERIANS ADVENTISTS Billy Graham Judith Wallenstein Sandra Blakeslee Philip Shaff George Weinberg Don Clark W.F. Kenkel G. Kittel W.E. Vine F.W. Grosheide
  161. 161. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 161 Spiritual Sword Lectureship Of 1992... “Deuternomy 24:1-4 deserves special attention not only because of its significant contribution to Jesus’ discussion with the Pharisees concerning divorce in Matthew 19, but because its true meaning has been obscured by older translations.” The Biblical Definition Of Divorce, Edwin S. Jones, p. 255.
  162. 162. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 162 Matthew 19:3-12... “Is it lawful…” “Lawful” used more than 60 times in MMLJBC, and it always referred to the Old Testament law of Moses! Never referred to New Testament! Comparison of what was “lawful” in the law of Moses in both Deut. 24 and Matt. 19.
  163. 163. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 163 Matthew 19:3-12... “For every cause…taught by the rabbis…” Only “one cause” in the law of Moses, Deut. 24:1-4 “ervah dabar” (some uncleanness, sexual immorality)! Christ defined the “cause” for divorce in Matthew 19 as “fornication”!
  164. 164. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 164 Christ Condemned All Rabbinical “Traditions”... Christ condemned all 1st century Jewish “rabbinical traditions” about the law (Matt. 15:1-15). Christ also condemns all of today’s 21st century brotherhood, Protestant and Roman Catholic doctrinal “traditions.” There is simply no inspired truth in human tradition! (Col. 2:8).
  165. 165. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 165 “Except For Fornication” Matthew 19:9... Strong’s Definition, p. 91: “ervah, from 6168, nudity, nakedness, shame, unclean(ness), make bare, discover, make naked, spreadself, uncover.” Fornication: “4202, porneia, 4203, harlotry, adultery, incest, unlawful lust in either sex.” Moses and Christ taught same thing!
  166. 166. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 166 “Except For Fornication…” Moses and Christ both taught there was only “one cause” -- sexual uncleanness --for divorce in Israel! Christ defined the phrase “ervah dabar” in Deut. 24 as “fornication.” Moses and Christ gave only “one cause” for divorce in the old Mosaical covenant. No difference today - Mt. 19 abolished!!!
  167. 167. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 167 “Uncleanness” In The New Testament... Romans 1:24: sexual lusts 2 Cor. 12:21: fornication Galatians 5:19: adultery Ephesians 4:19: fornication Colossians 3:5: fornication The evidence of the context and definition of the use of “ervah dabar” in Deuteronomy 24 as “sexual immorality” if overwhelming!
  168. 168. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 168 “Ye have heard it said…” Christ did not contrast Old and New Covenant laws. Christ contrasted -- more than 100 times -- the “true” law of Moses with the “false” rabbinical “traditions” of his time in Israel. Christ always quoted the law or the “tradition” on which the rabbinical “tradition” was based when facing his rabbinical enemies in Israel.
  169. 169. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 169 “And...But...For...Verily I say unto you…” This phrase used more than 100 times by Christ before the cross. Always referred to the Jews under the Old Testament law of Moses. Examples: Matt. 5:19-26; 16:18; 24:34. Never referred to New Testament law!
  170. 170. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 170 “Whosoever…” Moses: “Whosoever he be of the children of Israel” (Lev. 20:2). Christ: “…whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in heart” (Matt. 5:28). Words “covet” and “lust” have same definition in both Old / New Testaments.
  171. 171. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 171 “Whosoever…” Matt. 5:41 Context of passage always describes Jewish behavior under the law of Moses. V. 17 “…not come to destroy the law…” V. 18 “not one jot or tittle shall pass from…law” V. 21, 27 “…thou shalt not kill…” V. 31 “…give her a writing of divorcement…” V. 38, 40 “…if any man shall sue thee at the law…”
  172. 172. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 172 “Whosoever marrieth her that is put away-unlawfully...” Jesus taught in Matthew 19 that “whosoever” in Israel that put away their wife UNLAWFULLY-that is according to the “causes” set forth in the false rabbinical “traditions- and marries another -- committed adultery -- because he transgressed the true law of Moses for Israel.
  173. 173. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 173 Old Testament Law Of Moses... The Old Testament law of Moses to which Matthew 19 belonged… Never applied to anyone except the Jews of Old Testament children of Israel! No one today is accountable to the law of Moses for it was “nailed to the cross” Col. 2:14, “abolished, “taken away” 2 Cor. 3:7, 13, 16.
  174. 174. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 174 “Living In Adultery”… “Adulterous Marriages”... Neither phrase in the Scriptures! Concept not expressed in the Scriptures! Marriage is never adultery, adultery is never marriage. Husband cannot commit “adultery” with his own wife. God does not join two homosexuals together in marriage. In Mt. 5 and 19, Jesus taught that unlawfully divorced Jews committed “adultery” against their own marriage covenants.
  175. 175. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 175 “Adultery” Defined... “…voluntary sexual intercourse between a married man and woman not his wife, or between a married woman and a man not her husband.” Webster’s, p. 19 “…to have intercourse with another’s wife…” Thayer’s Greek - English Lexicon, #3429, p. 417 Hebrew “na’ph” for adultery as a woman that breaketh wedlock, Strong’s, 5003, p. 75 Jesus: adultery broke not made marriage covenant!
  176. 176. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 176 “Adultery” Defined... Scriptures include “lust” and “covenant” breaker as “adultery. In Matthew 5:31-32, Jesus call “lust” -- adultery! In Matthew 19:9, Jesus defined “adultery” as breaking the marriage covenant. In Jeremiah 3, God accused Israel of “adultery” because she broke the marriage covenant-God! Real issue in Matthew 19 was unfaithfulness to marriage covenant -- not unlawful sex.
  177. 177. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 177 ”Traditionalists” Don’t Practice What They Preach! Question for Deaver: “Have you ever persuaded one in - “adulterous marriage” to divorce before they were baptized?” Has Maxie Boren, Johnny Ramsey, Earl Edwards or any “traditionalist - ever persuaded one -- before baptism -- to divorce their present spouse and promise to live the celibate life as a Christian!
  178. 178. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 178 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 1. Jesus was born, circumcised, lived, taught and died under the authority of the Old Testament law of Moses (Gal. 4:4-5). Jesus had no N.T. “authority” in MMLJBC! 2. By covenant, Jesus was an O.T. “Israelite” -- not a N.T. “Christian.” 3. By covenant, Jesus was an O.T. “prophet,” a minister of the “circumcision” (Rom. 15:8).
  179. 179. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 179 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 4. Jesus came to “fulfill” all prophecies and promises God made to Israel in the law of Moses (Mt.5:17-18). 5. Jesus declared hundreds of times that his teaching in MMLJBC was the O.T. law of Moses and prophets (Matt. 7:12). 6. Jesus was sent only to the “house of Israel (Matt. 15:24).
  180. 180. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 180 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 7. Every doctrine, prophecy or parable Jesus taught in MMLJBC was taken directly from the earlier revelation of the “law of Moses/writing of the prophets”: A. Jesus quoted Moses 40 times! B. Hundreds of examples of Jesus teaching the law of Moses in MMLJBC!
  181. 181. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 181 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 8. John and Jesus came in MMLJBC to “restore” unfaithful Jews, not “save” alien sinners/the world (Isa. 49:6; Mt.17:9-13). 9. Jesus contrasted the “truth” of the O.T. law of Moses with the false rabbinical “traditions” of the rabbis (Mt. 15:1-9). 10. Jesus believed in the law of Moses and practiced Jew’s religion!
  182. 182. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 182 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 11. In MMLJBC, Jesus observed the Old Testament “sabbath” (Mk. 2:7-8). 12. Jesus commanded that “animal blood sacrifice” be made according to the law of Moses (Matt. 8:1-4). 13. Jesus “offered” tithes (Matt. 23:23). 14. Jesus preached Old Testament “plan of salvation” for Jews only (Mt. 19:16-22).
  183. 183. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 183 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 15. Jesus preached Old Testament Mosaical “gospel” that the Messiah had come and the new covenant age and kingdom was “at hand” (Mk. 1:1-15). 16. Jesus preached only old covenant “belief” in the Messiah and “faith” in God, and the law of Moses as the law required (Matt. 9:22).
  184. 184. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 184 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 17. Jesus never used the word “Christian” in MMLJBC, he never produced one New Testament “child of God,” he never worshiped with the new covenant church. 18. Jesus taught and practiced John’s old covenant “baptism for the remission of sins” in the “restoration” of unfaithful Jews in Israel (Jn. 4:1-2).
  185. 185. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 185 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 19. Jesus taught Old Testament salvation for Jews by the “works of the law” (Matt. 19:16-22). 20. Jesus was a perfect example of a Jew, an Israelite living according to the law of Moses, not an example of one living the “perfect” Christian life. In fact, Jesus was not a N.T. “Christian.”
  186. 186. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 186 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 21. While Jesus spoke Old Testament “prophecies” and “parables” depicting the then-soon-to-come New Testament age, he never revealed New Testament doctrine before the cross (Matt.13:10-17). 22. Jesus condemned the “traditional causes” for divorce taught by the rabbis (Matt. 19:3).
  187. 187. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 187 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 23. Jesus never used the word “grace” in MMLJBC. 24. Jesus teaches in Galatians 2:16-17 that a Christian cannot be “justified” by keeping the Old Testament law of Moses in this New Testament age. Any attempt to do so will cause the Christian to “fall from grace” (Gal. 5:4).
  188. 188. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 188 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 25. Jesus taught the same Old Testament law of Moses for marriage, divorce and marriage in Matthew 19 that Moses taught in Deuteronomy 24:1-4. Both God and Moses prophesied that Jesus, as the Messiah, would teach the law just as they had originally revealed the law in the Mosaical covenant.
  189. 189. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 189 Moses’ Old Testament Use of “ervah dabar”... Leviticus 18:6: “… uncover...nakedness…” “…to have intercourse…compare to 1 Cor. 5:1 where fornication is defined…” F.C. Commentary, Vol. 1, p. 598. Leviticus 18:20: “…thou shalt not lie carnally with they neighbor’s wife…” Leviticus 20:11: “the man that lieth with his father’s wife-uncovered nakedness…” “Sexual intercourse…” Keil-Delitzsch,
  190. 190. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 190 What Kind Of “Divorce” Did God “Hate” - Malachi 2:16? “And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.” Spoken to unfaithful temple priests in Israel who had violated the law by divorcing the Jewish wives of their youth to marry alien Gentiles! God hated many things in Israel: proud look, lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, false witness that speaketh lies (Pro. 6:16-19). None of this applies today in this N.T. age!
  191. 191. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 191 SPIRITUAL SWORD Lectureship of 1992... “God had not made divorce lawful ‘for every cause…’” p. 421 “Prior to Christ’s earthly ministry, a rabbi named Hillel (70 BC - 10 AD) had greatly influenced the Jews in accepting divorce for ‘every cause…’” p. 421 After Jesus denied their “every cause” doctrine, he marked the “one cause”
  192. 192. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 192 SPIRITUAL SWORD Lectureship of 1992... Contemporary rabbi Shammai, taught truth about Deuteronomy 24, only “one cause” - fornication - for divorce in the law of Moses… p. 423 Christ’s teaching on MDR was neither new doctrine or remodeling of old. In complete harmony with Genesis 2:24 and Deut. 24:1-4…p. 423
  193. 193. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 193 SPIRITUAL SWORD Lectureship of 1992... Jesus explained the phrase, “…because he hath found some uncleanness in her,” to be referring to fornication…p. 423 Could divorce be granted without “stoning”? Yes, for God said “And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorcement (Jer. 3:8)…p. 425
  194. 194. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 194 SPIRITUAL SWORD Lectureship of 1992... The law did not necessarily demand that a fornicator be stoned or divorced. Many cases found where fornicators not stoned, i.e., Hosea and Gomer, woman taken in adultery (Jn. 8). Jews interpreted Leviticus 20:10 to be applicable only when people caught in the very act with eyewitnesses p. 426
  195. 195. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 195 “Adulterers” In Israel Not Always “Stoned”… All in Israel not “stoned” for sexual immorality (Lev. 19:20-22). Numbers 5:11-31 shows not all “adulterers” were “stoned.” Gideon not “stoned” (Judges 8). David and Bathsheba were not “stoned” 2 Sam., chapters 11, 12. “Adulterous” woman in John 8 not “stoned.” “Stoning” required two eyewitnesses (Deut. 17:6).
  196. 196. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 196 “Stone” King David??? “And David was greatly distressed for the people spake of stoning him…” (1 Sam. 30:6). King David was not above the law or beyond the reach of the people of Israel! The argument that the Old Testament law of Moses always required the “stoning” of adulterers because the Hebrew phrase “ervah dabar” cannot mean sexual immorality -- is not only misleading but contradicts the Scriptures!
  197. 197. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 197 SPIRITUAL SWORD Lectureship of 1992... Numbers 5:11-31, test of “bitter waters” proves that not all “adulterers” were stoned. Adulteress woman could bear her iniquity and reproach among the people of Israel. Adultery or fornication must not be rejected as meaning of ‘uncleanness” in Deut. 24, p. 426-427. May One Divorce Without A Cause? Tommy Hicks,Jr.
  198. 198. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 198 Redefine The Word… Change The Doctrine... “Traditionalists” can only reach their conclusions by redefining biblical terms and changing the original doctrine. Mac Deaver, “Now, the New Testament definition of ‘wife’ under the operative law of Christ is not the same as the definition of wife under the operative law of Moses. The positive law of Christ has changed the definition somewhat (cf. Deut 24-Mt. 19).
  199. 199. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 199 Redefine The Word… Change The Doctrine... “The woman divorced under the law of Deut. 24:1-4 was no longer the actual wife of the man who divorced her. A woman divorced under the law of Christ (Matt. 19:9) not for fornication is still the actual wife of the man who legally divorced her.” SS Lectureship, Chapter 17, pp. 274-275.
  200. 200. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 200 Strong’s Hebrew - Greek Definition Of Wife... Hebrew “wife” Deut. 24, #802, woman, wife. Greek “wife” Matt. 19, #1135, woman, wife. Christ did not change the definiation of husband, wife, marriage, divorce! “Traditionalists,” to support their doctrine, must altar or change their definitions.
  201. 201. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 201 “Traditionalists” Have Redefined… Husband: actual, legal, scriptural Wife: actual, legal, scriptural Marriage: actual, legal, scriptural Divorce: actual, legal, scriptural (Re)marriage: actual, legal, scriptural These definitions are not found in the Scriptures!
  202. 202. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 202 Mac Deaver’s “Handcuff Theory”... “For example, in Matthew 19:9, the woman divorced for fornication cannot remarry. If she remarries that is called adultery. Even though her new alliance is a legal marriage, it is according to the Scripture only legal adultery. It is so because she violated the law of the husband (Rom. 7:1-4)…If that person does remarry, the “remarriage” is only adultery and not because of any existing current scriptural spouse but because the law of the husband(under which the woman had...
  203. 203. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 203 Mac Deaver’s “Handcuff Theory”... “...lived for a while with her scriptural husband) is still operative. It is right here that we see why a having-been-put-away fornicator cannot scripturally remarry someone. The law of the husband is still operative. This having-been-put- away fornicator is “shut up” to a life of celibacy at least until the death of the scriptural mate. The having-been-put-away fornicator is still “handcuffed” to the law of the husband even though he or she is no longer ‘handcuffed’ in a scriptural marriage…”SS Lectures 1992, p. 276
  204. 204. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 204 Matthew, Mark, Luke And John -- Before The Cross... Proposition: The Scriptures teach that the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are a part of the Old Testament. Affirm: Dan Billingsly Deny: Mac Deaver
  205. 205. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 205 God’s “Foreordained” Old/New Covenant Plan 1 Cor. 2:7:“...ordained before the world…” Ephesians 1:4-5: “…he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world. Having predestinated us…his will.” 2 Tim. 1:9: “…given us in Christ Jesus before the world began…” 1 Pet. 1:20: “With…the precious blood of Christ…who was foreordained before the foundation of the world.”
  206. 206. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 206 Three Covenant Ages In The Bible... Bible consists of several different covenants and covenant ages... 1. Patriarchal age: covenants with individuals and families 2. Mosaical age:covenant with only Old Testament Israel 3. New Testament age: Christ’s new covenant with only the church...
  207. 207. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 207 20 The Bible Time-Line... Old Testament End New Testament Genesis - Acts 2 - Rev. 22 MMLJBC 50 Christ Days Church Today o-----o------o------o--> o o-----------------> Every character, covenant, command and promise! * The Bible is essentially covenant history * Old Testament: “past” covenant history * New Testament: “present” covenant history
  208. 208. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 208 MMLJBC... Bible consists of several different covenants and covenant ages... 1. Patriarchal age: covenants with individuals and families... 2. Mosaical age:covenant with only Old Testament Israel. MMLJBC describe the “end” of the Old Testament Mosacial age. 3. New Testament age: Christ’s new covenant with only the church...
  209. 209. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 209 When Did The Old And New Covenants Begin And End? Patriarchal Age: Genesis 1 thru Exodus 19. Mosaical Age: Exodus 20 thru Matt. 27, Mark 15, Luke 23 and John 19. 50 Days Between Old/New Testaments Matt. 28, Mk. 16, Lk. 24, Jn. 20, 21, Acts 1 New Testament of Jesus Christ: Acts 2 thru Revelation 22
  210. 210. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 210 What The Scriptures Teach About Marriage, Divorce, (Re)Marriage All men and women are accountable to God’s universal and moral law for marriage set forth in Genesis 2:24-25. No sin “in the beginning” -- therefore, no divorce or (re)marriage law set forth in Gen. 2. God’s law for divorce and (re)marriage has only been given and revealed in covenant law. Only Old or New covenant children of God are accountable to covenant law. Alien sinners are “dead in sin” (Eph. 2:1-4) and not subject to righteousness of covenant law.
  211. 211. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 211 Is Everything Jesus Taught In Matt. 19 N.T. Doctrine? Is everything that Jesus taught in MMLJBC New Testament doctrine? Is everything that Jesus taught in Matthew 19 New Testament doctrine? Matt. 19:16-17: “…Good Master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life…keep the commandments.”
  212. 212. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 212 Churches Of Christ Will Not Give - From MMLJBC... Sabbath to Seventh Day Adventists! Instrumental Music to Methodists! Thief on the cross to Baptists…as New Testament doctrine… But some among churches of Christ insist that they have the right to take marriage, divorce and remarriage law from Matthew 19:3-12 as New Testament doctrine.
  213. 213. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 213 Why Would Christ Reveal N.T. Doctrine In MMLJBC? No one could understand. No one could believe. No one could obey. No one could practice. No one could teach others. No one was or could become a Christian. Why would Christ mix clear revelation with mysterious “parables” - “prophecies”?
  214. 214. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 214 We Must Interpret Matthew 19:3-12 Just As 19:16-22! Matthew 19:3-22 was and is a part of the Old Testament law of Moses. Contains only the teaching and commands of the Old Testament law of Moses. By what law of interpretation does Deaver take Matthew 19:3-12 as N.T. doctrine and reject 19:16-22?
  215. 215. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 215 Matthew 19:3-12... “3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? 4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
  216. 216. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 216 Matthew 19:3-12... “7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? 8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. 9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.”
  217. 217. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 217 Matthew 19:3-22... “16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. 18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
  218. 218. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 218 Matthew 19:3-22... “20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? 21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.” Has Deaver sold all of his possessions?
  219. 219. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 219 Spiritual Sword Lectureships Of 1992… Traditionalists teach that Matthew 19:3-12 refers to Deuteronomy 24:1-4! “In the passage in Matthew 19, as we have seen, the Jews referred to the words of Moses taken from Deuteronomy 24:1- 4.” What The Scriptures Teach Regarding Marriaqe, Divorce And Remarriage, Alan Highers, p. 30.
  220. 220. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 220 Spiritual Sword Lectureships Of 1992… 1. In MMLJBC, did Jesus contrast his teaching of New Testament doctrine with the law of Moses? “Jesus is not contrasting Himself to Moses in the Sermon On The Mount…What Jesus did was to contrast Pharasiac interpretations of the Law and the Prophets to his full understanding of Old Testament teaching.” The Biblical Definition Of Divorce, Edwin S. Jones, pp. 261- 262.
  221. 221. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 221 Spiritual Sword Lectureships Of 1992… 1. In MMLJBC, did Jesus CONTRAST new covenant doctrine with Moses old covenant teaching? “Jesus did not come to argue with the law of Moses, deny it, or tear it down. He came to bring it to is completion (Matt. 5:17). Evidently, a part of His work on earth was to explain the law as God would have it to be understood and observed…Jesus took some points from Moses’
  222. 222. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 222 Spiritual Sword Lectureships Of 1992… “commandments, gave the fullness of them, and explained how the traditions his people had observed, often missed the original point.” Key Scriptures: Matthew 5:31-32, Andy Kiser, pp. 320-321. In MMLJBC, Jesus contrasted the true law of Moses with the false rabbinical “traditions” of his day!
  223. 223. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 223 Spiritual Sword Lectureships Of 1992… “The paragraphing of the ASV has Jesus introducing a thought with ‘You have heard…but I say unto you,’ five times (Matt. 5:21-48). Because of the conjunction ‘but,’ some say Jesus was contrasting the law of Moses with the principles that were to be found in his new law, the New Testament, that would govern his church. “Some of these five occurances do include passages from the Old Testament…However,
  224. 224. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 224 Spiritual Sword Lectureships Of 1992… “there are two other statements to notice. When he quoted ‘Thou shalt not kill’…he added the rabbinical ‘tradition’ that had been attached to that command which was, ‘and whosoever shll kill shall be in danger of the judgement. Therefore, we conclude that Jesus was taking issue not with the law of Moses but with the traditional teaching and pracitices of the Jewish leaders He mentioned in Matthew 5:20.
  225. 225. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 225 Spiritual Sword Lectureships Of 1992… “’Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees,’” Key Scriptures: Matthew 5:31-32, Andy Kizer, pp. 319.320.
  226. 226. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 226 Spiritual Sword Lectureship Of 1992... Theodore Mueller Albert Barnes John Shelly Spong Judson R. Landis Gail Portney Landis Keith Melville R.C.H. Lenski A.T. Robertson F.F. Bruce Alfred Plummer SPIRITUAL SWORD - 1992 QUOTES: CATHOLICS BAPTISTS METHODISTS PENTECOSTALS PRESBYTERIANS ADVENTISTS Billy Graham Judith Wallenstein Sandra Blakeslee Philip Shaff George Weinberg Don Clark W.F. Kenkel G. Kittel W.E. Vine F.W. Grosheide
  227. 227. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 227 Spiritual Sword Lectureship Of 1992... “Deuternomy 24:1-4 deserves special attention not only because of its significant contribution to Jesus’ discussion with the Pharisees concerning divorce in Matthew 19, but because its true meaning has been obscured by older translations.” The Biblical Definition Of Divorce, Edwin S. Jones, p. 255.
  228. 228. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 228 Matthew 19:3-12... “Is it lawful…” “Lawful” used more than 60 times in MMLJBC, and it always referred to the Old Testament law of Moses! Never referred to New Testament! Comparison of what was “lawful” in the law of Moses between Deut. 24 and Matt. 19.
  229. 229. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 229 Matthew 19:3-12... “For every cause…taught by the rabbis…” Only “one cause” in the law of Moses, Deut. 24:1-4 “ervah dabar” (some uncleanness, sexual immorality)! Christ defined the “cause” for divorce in Matthew 19 as “fornication”!
  230. 230. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 230 Christ Condemned All Rabbinical “Traditions”... Christ condemned all 1st century Jewish “rabbinical traditions” based on the law of Moses (Matt. 15:1-15). Christ also condemns all of today’s 21st century brotherhood, Protestant and Roman Catholic doctrinal “traditions.” There is simply no inspired truth in human tradition! (Col. 2:8).
  231. 231. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 231 “Except For Fornication” Matthew 19:9... Strong’s Definition, p. 91: “ervah, from 6168, nudity, nakedness, shame, unclean(ness), make bare, discover, make naked, spreadself, uncover.” Fornication: “4202, porneia, 4203, harlotry, adultery, incest, unlawful lust in either sex.” Moses and Christ taught same thing!
  232. 232. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 232 “Except For Fornication…” Moses and Christ both taught there was only “one cause” -- sexual uncleanness --for divorce in Israel! Christ defined the phrase “ervah dabar” in Deut. 24 as “fornication.” Moses and Christ gave only “one cause” for divorce in the old Mosaical covenant. No difference today - Mt. 19 abolished!!!
  233. 233. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 233 “Uncleanness” In The New Testament... Romans 1:24: sexual lusts 2 Cor. 12:21: fornication Galatians 5:19: adultery Ephesians 4:19: fornication Colossians 3:5: fornication The evidence of the context and definition of the use of “ervah dabar” in Deuteronomy 24 as “sexual immorality” if overwhelming!
  234. 234. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 234 “Ye have heard it said…” Christ did not contrast Old and New Covenant laws. Christ contrasted -- more than 100 times -- the “true” law of Moses with the “false” rabbinical “traditions” of his time in Israel. Christ always quoted the law or the “tradition” on which the rabbinical “tradition” was based when facing his rabbinical enemies in Israel.
  235. 235. Bible Studies by Dan Billingsly 235 “And...But...For...Verily I say unto you…” This phrase used more than 100 times by Christ before the cross. Always referred to the Jews under the Old Testament law of Moses. Examples: Matt. 5:19-26; 16:18; 24:34. Never referred to New Testament law!

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