The King James Bible is the pure, inspired, preserved word of God, and the final authority in all matters of faith and practice (2 Tim. 3:16).
The key to understanding the Bible is to “rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15). To divide the word of truth is to recognize the clear divisions that God put in His word. All the Bible is truth; we are to divide truth from truth. All scripture is for us, but not all scripture is to or about us. The main division in the word of God is between “prophecy” and “mystery.” That which belongs to the prophetic earthly kingdom of Israel "spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began" (Acts 3:21) from the "revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began" (Romans 16:25).
In His earthly ministry Jesus Christ “came unto his own [Israel], and his own received him not” (John 1:11). After the cross, the Lord Jesus Christ gave the nation of Israel a one-year extension of mercy (Luke 13:6-10). But once again they did not believe and demonstrated their rejection of the Holy Spirit by stoning Stephen (Acts 7:51-60). Only a small remnant believed, Peter and the little flock (Luke 12:32), and was promised the kingdom (Matt. 21:43). Israel as a nation fell temporarily (Rom. 11:11, 12), and God postponed the prophesied millennial kingdom on Earth and inserted the dispensation of Grace and is forming the true Church, the Body of Christ.
In Acts 9, Christ began His heavenly ministry. Christ dramatically did something that was un-prophesied, He saved Saul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus, making him Paul the Apostle of the Gentiles (Rom. 11:13). The Lord Jesus made Paul the pattern and spokesman to the body of Christ to follow in this dispensation of grace (1 Cor. 4:16-17, 11:1; Eph. 3:1-4; Phil. 4:9; 1 Tim. 1:12-16).
Paul received the “mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God” (Eph. 3:9). God had kept secret His plan to call out a body of believers to inhabit the heavenly realm (2 Cor. 5:1; Eph. 1, 2:6, 2:15; Col. 1). Although all of the Bible is profitable, the body of doctrine for the Church, the Body of Christ, is found in Paul's thirteen letters: Romans to Philemon.
God plans is to populate both the Heaven and the Earth with people who will love, worship, and exalt the Lord Jesus Christ forever (Eph. 1:10). Christ has given the Body of Christ the ministry of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20) in this dispensation of Grace.
After the Church is raptured the Lord Jesus Christ will again resume His dealings with Israel and set up His kingdom on Earth (Matt. 24:31, Rom. 11:26). Please join our informal Bible study to find out “For what saith the scripture?” (Rom. 4:3). Everyone is most welcome.