Dispensationalism III - Lesson 7

  1. JOHN THE BAPTIST (Luke 16:16) (Continued)
    1. His Message (Continued)
      1. The Baptism of Repentance (Continued)
        1. A baptism that offered remission of sins (Mark 1:4; Luke 3:3; Acts 2:38)
          1. Twelve scriptural references to remission, remit, remitted (Matthew 26:28; Mark 1:4; Luke 1:77; Luke 3:3; Luke 24:47; John 20:23(2); Acts 2:38; Acts 10:43; Romans 3:25; Hebrews 9:22; Hebrews 10:18)
          2. Meaning of remission
            1. Literally means to send back
            2. To refrain from exacting payment
            3. To refrain from inflicting punishment
            4. To put off; to postpone
          3. Some biblical uses of remission
            1. Benefit of the Old Testament sacrifices (Hebrews 9:22)
            2. Covering of Old Testament sins (Romans 3:25 with Hebrews 9:15)
            3. To be blotted out in the future (Acts 3:19; Romans 11:26-27; Jeremiah 50:20)
          4. This led to a knowledge of salvation (Luke 1:77; see John 1:7, 29-30; Acts 13:23-25)
        2. NOTE: The baptism of repentance for the remission of sins was not an act, which brought salvation.  It was given to Israel as preparation for the coming of the King and His kingdom.  Israel had rebelled against the Lord and was not ready for the coming kingdom.  John preached a way for them to prepare for the kingdom.  They were to repent and then be baptized for the remission of sins.  In this, God would refrain from exacting payment for their sins.  This would lead them to the knowledge of salvation through faith in the Messiah when He arrived (see Mark 1:14-15).
      2. The Coming of Christ
        1. One to come after John (Luke 3:15-18; Mark 1:1-3)
        2. He will baptize with the Holy Ghost (Luke 3:16; Acts 1:4-7)
        3. The Lamb of God who takes away sin (John 1:29-36)

                            The Gospel of the Kingdom

  1. THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM
    1. The Preachers of the Kingdom Gospel
      1. John the Baptist (Matthew 3:1-2)
      2. Jesus (Matthew 4:17; Luke 4:40-44; Luke 8:1; Romans 15:8)
      3. The Twelve (Luke 9:1-2)
      4. The Seventy (Luke 10:1, 9)
    2. The Nature of the Kingdom
      1. God’s will accomplished on earth as in heaven (Matthew 6:9-13)
      2. An earthly rule of Jesus Christ (Matthew 20:20-23; Luke 21:27-32)
      3. The apostles exalted to thrones (Matthew 19:27-28; Luke 22:28-30)
      4. The unfaithful Jews excluded from the kingdom (Matthew 8:10-12; Luke 13:28-29)
    3. The Message of the Kingdom
      1. To Israel only (Matthew 10:5-8; Matthew 15:24; Romans 15:8)
      2. That the kingdom is at hand (Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17; Matthew 10:7)
      3. The baptism of repentance (Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:4; Acts 2:38; Acts 13:23-25; Acts 19:4-5)
        1. Preceded by repentance (Matthew 3:7-11)
        2. Accompanied by confession (Matthew 3:6; Mark 1:5)
        3. Followed by remission (Mark 1:4; Luke 3:3)
        4. Leading to faith in Christ (Matthew 3:11; Acts 19:3-5)
        5. Changed when God turned to the Gentiles (Acts 10:44-48; Acts 16:30-33)
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 26:17

He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.