Eph 3 :21 Unto him be glory in the Church
by Christ Jesus throughout all ages
World Without End Amen

 

 

John P. Crandell

Just as the Jews allowed the veil of Moses, the old mosaic law, to blind them of the truth of our redemption in Christ so also most of the churches today also allows the physical things in life to blind them from the spiritual reality...

 

The End of the World has Already Happened

Proving to Mr. Bacalso that the real church is the Body of believers —
and was around since the beginning of time

I want for the listeners to know that Mr. Bacalso believes Matthew 28:20 is specifically speaking to the Roman Catholic church in which Christ is promising to be with them, the Roman Catholic Church, “even until the end of the world.”

Last time, I proved to Mr. Bacalso that “the end of the world” has already happened. “How did you prove ‘the end of the world’ has happen,” you might ask. I proved, “the end of the world,” has happen by showing how the original audience read the scriptures, which is called audience relevance, by going back to the original text which for them was Greek.

Let me illustrate for you by reading from both the KJV and even the NKJV but best yet how about we just see what the Greek word means for “WORLD” which is #165 in your concordance.

Mat 28:20  Teaching1321 them846 to observe5083 all things3956 whatsoever3745 I have commanded1781 you:5213 and,2532 lo,2400 I1473 am1510 with3326 you5216 always,3956, 2250 even unto2193 the3588 end4930 of the3588 world.165 Amen.281

G165

αἰών

aiōn

ahee-ohn'

From the same as G104; properly an age; by extension perpetuity (also past); by implication the world; specifically (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future): - age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Compare G5550.

Matthew 28:20 (NKJV) “teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

If you can see, when looking into your concordance, you can understand that the Greek word, in #165, is none other then “AGE” in which we are told it will come to an end when reading it from Matthew 28:20 but if we were to read Ephesians 3:21, which is where I personally get the name of my website which is at www.worldwithoutend.info, we can see with a concordance that “World Without End” is also using Greek #165.

Eph 3:21  Unto him846 be glory1391 in1722 the3588 church1577 by1722 Christ5547 Jesus2424 throughout1519 all3956 ages,1074 world without end.165, 165 Amen.281

G165

αἰών

aiōn

ahee-ohn'

From the same as G104; properly an age; by extension perpetuity (also past); by implication the world; specifically (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future): - age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Compare G5550. 

Coming to the conclusion, when using a concordance, the Greek word in both Matthew 28:20 and Ephesians 3:21 are one and the same. The only difference between both verses is that one is said to come to an end while the other is said to never end.

Back to Mr. Bacalso

Mr. Bacalso, as you know, believes that only the truth is being taught within the Roman Catholic Church as you might of heard the last time we debating upon this verse where he was trying to move the audience from the past into the present, so the only way any true Catholic defender has been able to affirm that they are the one and only true Church is by reading other books outside the Scriptures.

Once someone steps outside the scriptures to defend their faith it is then that a red flag should be raised and caution should be taken.

Even though the last time I proved, without a doubt, that the end of the world of Matthew 28:20 has been fulfilled; now Mr. B wants of me to show other verses that affirms that “the body of believers” is the one and only true church that has been shared all throughout scriptures.

A verse that I would use, to confirm when the church was built, is Ephesians 2:20 and is understood when reading a few verses before and even after it to grasp the context. Let us begin from Ephesians 2:14 and finish off at Ephesians 3:6:

Eph. 2:14For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, 15having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, 16and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. 17And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. 18For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

19Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

Eph. 3:1For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles— 2if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you, 3how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already, 4by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ), 5which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets: 6that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel,[1]

You can see, from Ephesians 2:20, the gospel has always been going out since the beginning of time. The gospel has traveled through time by the prophets of the Old Mosaic Law and the apostles who were bringing forth the New Covenant which we are living within today and it was Christ who was, and is still to this day, the foundation that they were building upon. It is Christ who is contained in them, both the prophets and apostles, as the foundation on which the church, of all true believers, is built. Christ “…is the foundation of the covenant of grace."[2]

But Mr. Bacalso might share that “salvation is found no other way but through the Catholic Church” and even one Catholic book says:

(Q) “Are all obligated to belong to the Catholic Church to be saved?”[3] (A) “All are obligated to belong to the Catholic Church in order to be saved.”[4]

If we read from another Roman Catholic book, which was purchases at SM in the Catholic book store, by Father Ben Carreonon, in his book entitled “PANDO NINYO SASAGUTIN” from an 8th Edition in 1988, we are able to read about salvation on page 174 where Father Ben Carreon taught or assured that Jesus Christ died neither for the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) nor for the Catholic Church. He said that the Catholic Church teaches: Some people in the Roman Catholic Church are never saved.

No sect or religion could monopolize heaven. Although the Catholic doctrine teaches that the Catholic Church was designated by Christ “yet this does not mean only the Catholic Church will be saved.”

He said further that “there are good people in other sects, people who are true holy and faithful to God.”

Even on page 133 of paragraph two, Father Ben Carreonon shows that the word “world” in Matthew 28:20 is meant for “age” just as I have affirmed to Mr. B, the last time I have spoken with him.

Pg. 133 paragraph 2 “…Katapusan ng mga panahon” “end of the age”

Salvation Sought in the O.T.

In Genesis 17:15-21 we are given a physical type of a spiritual reality where the seed of Abraham, as you can see that it says seed and not seeds, would be none other then Christ which we are seeing it’s fulfillment when reading it once again from Galatians 3:16:

16Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.[5]

Some might say that “Abraham was under the law” but if we read Galatians 3:19 we can understand that the law “…was added because of transgression till the seed should come…” plus Abraham was not yet under the law for the law was not yet established but it was through faith and faith alone which made Abraham right in the sight of God.

19What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator. [6]

Romans 4:9Does this blessedness then come upon the circumcised only, or upon the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness.[7]

“(Note: What stands out clearly in this promise-viz., the fact that the expressions “seed of Abraham” (people of Israel) and “land of Canaan” are not exhausted in the physical Israel and earthly Canaan, but are to be understood spiritually, Israel and Canaan acquiring the typical significance of the people of God and land of the Lord - is still further expanded by the prophets, and most distinctly expressed in the New Testament by Christ and the apostles. This scriptural and spiritual interpretation of the Old Testament is entirely overlooked by those who, like Auberlen, restrict all the promises of God and the prophetic proclamations of salvation to the physical Israel, and reduce the application of them to the “Israel after the spirit,” i.e., to believing Christendom, to a mere accommodation.)”[8]

“If therefore the appointment of Moriah as the scene of the sacrifice of Isaac, and the offering of a ram in his stead, were primarily only typical in relation to the significance and intent of the Old Testament institution of sacrifice; this type already pointed to the antitype to appear in the future, when the eternal love of the heavenly Father would perform what it had demanded of Abraham; that is to say, when God would not spare His only Son, but give Him up to the real death, which Isaac suffered only in spirit, that we also might die with Christ spiritually, and rise with Him to everlasting life (Rom_8:32; Rom_6:5, etc.).”[9] 

Exo 12:22  And ye shall take3947 a bunch92 of hyssop,231 and dip2881 it in the blood1818 that834 is in the basin,5592 and strike5060, 413 the lintel4947 and the two8147 side posts4201 with4480 the blood1818 that834 is in the basin;5592 and none3808, 376 of you859 shall go out3318 at the door4480, 6607 of his house1004 until5704 the morning.1242

Exodus 12:22 symbolizes the three nails when Jesus was upon on the cross and His blood which was pored out which covers our sins, symbolically speaking that is, and from the statement of Eph. 1:7 we are granted the forgiveness of sin through His blood. 

In Exodus 16:15 MANNA “…seems to have been created for the present occasion, and, like Him whom it typified, to have been the only thing of the kind, the only bread from heaven, which God ever gave to preserve the life of man, as Christ is the true bread that came down from heaven, and was given for the life of the world. See John 6:31-58.”

Christ says :

Joh 6:35  And1161 Jesus2424 said2036 unto them,846 I1473 am1510 the3588 bread740 of life:2222 he that cometh2064 to4314 me3165 shall never3364 hunger;3983 and2532 he that believeth4100 on1519 me1691 shall never3364, 4455 thirst.1372

The people in Moses’ time, though they were freely receiving bread, called Manna, to feed them they would still be hungry the next day. But, Christ who is the true bread, sent by the Father, says that you will never hunger again for it is Christ who is the bread and it is His life which is given to us. Also in Romans 5 we can read that it is His own righteousness that is also given to us for it is not us who makes us right before the Father but it is Christ which comes to show you that we are forever perfect in the site of the Father when we have the righteousness of Christ.

Closing Comments 

Just as the Jews allowed the veil of Moses, the old mosaic law, to blind them of the truth of our redemption in Christ so also most of the churches today also allows the physical things in life to blind them from the spiritual reality which we have in Christ today under the New Covenant…total access to the throne of God where we can cry out Abba Father.

Rom 8:15  For1063 ye have not3756 received2983 the spirit4151 of bondage1397 again3825 to1519 fear;5401 but235 ye have received2983 the Spirit4151 of adoption,5206 whereby1722, 3739 we cry,2896 Abba,5 Father.3962

As Paul confirms, “…the law was not against the promises, but was designed to reveal our sin, and prepare us for redemption through faith in Christ. Once that faith was revealed, the law has served it’s purpose:”[10]

Galatians 3:21Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law. 22But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. 23But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. 24Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.[11]

“…there is no indication of an end to the New Covenant, but instead the declaration that it is everlasting.”[12] There is never any mention of another age after the New Covenant because the work Christ has set out to accomplished has been completed in Himself when He has shared through the apostles Paul, in Ephesians 3 where the Mystery of the gospel was none other then bring forth the Gentiles and the Jews all into one body which is the body of Christ.

Eph. 3:3how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already, 4by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ), 5which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets: 6that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel, 7of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power.[13]

And now, in our age, the promise in Jeremiah has been fulfilled which Hebrews confirms…

Jeremiah 31:34No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”[14]

Hebrews 8:11None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. 12“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” 13In that He says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.[15]


[1]The Holy Bible, New King James Version, (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 1982.

[2] John Gill’s Commentary from Ephesiqans

[3] Question & Answers Catholic Catechism (Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church) by Fr. M. Guzman page 41 © 1995

[4] Ibid.

[5]The Holy Bible, New King James Version, (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 1982.

[6]The Holy Bible, New King James Version, (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 1982.

[7]The Holy Bible, New King James Version, (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 1982.

[8] Keil & Delitzsch Commentary of the O.T. Genesis 17:15-21

[9] Keil & Delitzsch Commentary of the O.T. Genesis 22:15-19

[10] Behind the Veil of Moses  by, Brian L. Martin pg. 132

[11]The Holy Bible, New King James Version, (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 1982.

[12] Behind the Veil of Moses  by, Brian L. Martin pg. 132

[13]The Holy Bible, New King James Version, (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 1982.

[14]The Holy Bible, New King James Version, (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 1982.

[15]The Holy Bible, New King James Version, (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 1982.

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