Originally posted by jmdewey60
reply to post by EnochWasRight
Nothing you are saying is in the Bible. Do you have supporting verses? Yes.
this man, who was handed over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you executed by nailing him to a cross at the hands of Gentiles.
Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery
that had been kept secret for long ages,
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22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through
him in your midst, as you yourselves know— 23 this Jesus,[d] delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and
killed by the hands of lawless men. 24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. 25 For
David says concerning him,
“‘I saw the Lord always before me,
for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken;
26 therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced;
my flesh also will dwell in hope.
27 For you will not abandon my soul to Hades,
or let your Holy One see corruption.
28 You have made known to me the paths of life;
you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’
Quoting the entire context outlines the fact that God had a purpose greater than those he outwits. This is a process of conquering sin and death.
It's not just for the Hebrew people, but for the entire world. I miss what you are implying here. God is good, clearly. The same God in the OT is
the same in the NT. It is mankind that has changed by the leading in wilderness. The Age of the Father (first 2000 years) is that of hardship and
strength. The Age of the Son (2000 years) is that of developing leadership. The Son is not with the Father yet. He is the Lord of the Earth on his
own. Psalms represents the lament of the Son in the wilderness. The kings of Israel are his trials. The Prophets point the way toward the future.
The Age of the Holy Spirit (2000) years represents the lessons learned and the raising of the people. The final Age is God and Son together with
Spirit on Earth.
You cannot simply say that the Lord of the OT is not the Lord of the NT. He is rising to new life in the wilderness. This is all of us. If you
condemn the process, you condemn yourself. We have all been here many times. We are the ones in the past, present and then future.