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Red Letter Questions - Week 4

SPEAKER: Pastor Charlie Riley
October 23, 2021

October 23, 2021

1. In Matthew 24:34 it states, “I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass away from the scene until these things have taken place.” This is following his description of the last days. Similar verses include Matthew 16:28, Luke 9:27, and Mark 9:1. But surely, that generation and several others have passed away and these things have not yet come. What am I missing?

Matthew 16:28
Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”

Matthew 16:28
Matthew 17 The Mount of Transfiguration
Luke 9:27
Luke 9:28-36 Mount of Transfiguration
Mark 9:1
Mark 9:2-13 Mount of Transfiguration

Matthew 24:34
Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.

Mount of Olives Discourse
“This Generation”
Condition Gospel
False Messiah and False Christ Matthew 24:5,11
Wars and Rumors of War Matthew 24:6-7
Ethnic Group against Ethnic Group Matthew 24:7
Kingdom Against Kingdom Matthew 24:7
Famines Matthew 24:7
Persecution/Martyrdom Matthew 24:9
Earthquakes Matthew 24:7
Cosmic Phenomena Matthew 24:29
King Jesus Returns Matthew 24:30-31

Matthew 24:32-35 (Luke 21:29-33)
“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

2. In Matthew 12:31: Jesus says” that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is an unforgivable sin.” What exactly is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?

Matthew 12:31 (Mark 3:22-30, Luke 12:10)
“Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.

Was Jesus Saying?
Not All Sins Can Be forgiven?
Jesus Did Not Die For All Sin?
Forgiveness Is Not For Everyone?
Certain Sin’s The blood of Jesus Is Incapable of Cleansing?

Blaspheme, What Is It?
Blaspheme – “to spek evil of; defame; or revile”

In “Context” It Was Attributing The
Working of the Holy Spirit To The Devil

Can A Christian Do It?

1 Timothy 1:12-13
12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, 13 although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

Harsh words or Actions Done In Ignorance or Unbelief
Can Always Be forgiven

Romans 1:26-32
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

Jesus Was Not Saying!
Not All Sins Can Be forgiven?
Forgiveness Is Not For Everyone?
Certain Sin’s The blood of Jesus Is Incapable of Cleansing
IMO – Your Conscience Is The Key

3. It’d be really nice and very helpful if you stop broadcasting on 102.3 “The River” this is a !@#$%#$^ rock station take your religious !@#@^! somewhere else. Stop shoving it down others throats. Thanks. You’re really annoying

4. Has Jesus completely done away with the Old Covenant or do we still need to follow the Torrah, with Christ simply being the mediator between us and the Father?

Matthew 5:17
17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.

Romans 3:19-24
19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

Galatians 3:10-14
10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.” 11 But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.” 12 Yet the law is not of faith, but “the man who does them shall live by them.”
13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Hebrews 10:1
For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect.

Hebrews 10:8-10
8 Previously saying, “Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings, andofferings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in them” (which are offered according to the law), 9 then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second. 10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

5. Why do you think the Gospels don’t say anything about Jesus’ life between age 2ish and age 12?

Did Jesus Actually start his ministry when he was 12 preaching in the temple when marry and Joseph left him in Jerusalem? Or when would it have really have started?

Numbers 4:1-3
Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: 2 “Take a census of the sons of Kohath from among the children of Levi, by their families, by their fathers’ house, 3 from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tabernacle of meeting.

The following are from the footnotes Numbers 4:3 NET Bible.
The second census of Levites now will focus on those between 30 and 50 years of age, those who were actually in service. These are the working Levites. The duties here will be more specific for each of the families. The Kohathites, although part of the ordinary ministry of Levites, were a special group chosen to handle the most holy furnishings. J. Milgrom shows three aspects of their service: (1) skilled labor (מְלָאכָה, melaʾkhah) or “work,” (2) physical labor (עֲבֹדָה, ʿavodah) or “service,” and (3) assisting the priests (שָׁרֵת, sharet) or “ministering”

6. John 14:2 “In my father’s house are many mansions. Question: Jesus went to prepoare a place for all believers. Do we each get our own mansions? Are we married in Heaven? I would find my own mansion quite lonely. Perhaps our earthly family will be together in one mansion?

John 14:1-2 NKJV
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, [b]I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

Oikia (oy-kee’-ah)
A House
– an inhabited edifice, a dwelling
– The inmates of a house, the family
– Property, wealth, goods

2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?

In My Father’s house are many rooms; if that were not so, I would have told you, because I am going there to prepare a place for you.