Many today have a romantic idea that the Jews will get into heaven, because they were born Jews, which is wrong! Paul had to deal with this attitude too.
People from England, Australia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Canada, U.S.A and the House of Judah and Israel etc, will not get into heaven because of their genealogy or their nationality. Some people who call themselves Christians will also not enter into heaven as Jesus will not know them (Matthew 7:21-22).
The only nation or genealogy that will go into heaven is the one that has been totally translated by the faith of God, though a personal act of repentance and the blood of Jesus. The “All” that the Bible refers to as those that will be saved is the “All” who have met the Biblical requirements of salvation and definitely not a nation one is born in.
Here is a paraphrased section of one of Paul’s letter to Titus
An interpretation of Titus 1:1-16.
Paul had to deal with “super apostles – Judaizers” in his day as they were trying to draw people back under the Law of the Moses and away from a living experience with God through Christ.
Please open your Bible and read it in conjunction with my interpenetration.
Titus 1:1 to 16
1:1 I Paul a special chosen one of God who has full discernment of matters you are facing, come to you as a slave to serve you by bringing good teaching.
1:2 Your God has made an eternal agreement before the world was formed and it will come to pass. This is a certainty.
1:3 As God knew beforehand that a problem would come to pass in your Church, thus he decreed that I come with authority to fix it; you may think I am egotistical, but I must teach you to be aware.
1:4 We have the grace and peace of God the Father because we have the common faith in Jesus but I am saying hello as your father in the faith and I want you to know I respect you.
1:5 I have apostolic authority to appoint you because I do not have enough time to do all the things I wanted to do, therefore you have by bequest, the same apostolic authority and mandate to appoint suitable people into leadership.
1:6 If anyone is blameless, husband of one wife, or vices versa having believing children, not accused of loose behaviour, or disobedient.
1:7 For an elder, bishop or pastor must not be continuing in the sins of an unbeliever but be transformed into a steward of God’s goods. He must not be ambitious at the expense of others, he must not be full of passion trying to take advantage of weaker vessels, not given to wine, not quarrelsome, not greedy for ill gain; 8 he must be above reproach being hospitable, a lover of God’s good things, discreet, just, holy, temperate, 9 defending the faithful Word according to sound doctrine, that he may be able to teach, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and to convict those who dispute our teaching.
1:10 For there are indeed many unruly, un-subdued, insubordinate and disobedient men who claim to be Christians using vain senseless words, who mischievously whisper lies and go about aiming to mislead and seduce new believers who have found freedom in Christ only to place the old weight of the Law on their shoulders.
1:11 These insubordinate and disobedient men must be stopped by you by putting something over the mouth, figuratively silencing them, muzzling them, as it is necessary, before they subvert you by overthrowing my teaching for their own hidden agenda, for their own dishonourable profit, if they achieve this, the whole family of God will suffer in your church.
1:12 It is not only I Paul that is saying that the Cretans have a predisposition to telling big stories laced with untruths. One of their own, Epimenides who they regard highly, has called themselves liars. This evil action by these dangerous, fat bellied men is causing distress upon another’s reputation by speaking idle words.
1:13 As I have explained you have hard evidence, which is a true record and testimony from their report about themselves. Now you have to convict them convincing them by making it clear their faults, proving conclusively that their thoughts pattern is faulty. Do it quickly communicating the urgency of the command and instruction so that you can bring them into line with the faith in God, thus demonstrating to the Church correct teaching.
1:14 Do not take notice or listen to precepts of man, which are trying to pull you away from God by factious stories of events or supernatural beings that have no foundation.
1:15 The Jewish Christians who claim to understand what is clean are in error when they come to you and ask you to follow the Old Law regarding your salvation and other issues about what is obedience to God as their minds are fused, defiled and blinded to the new covenant and its relationship to the Old Law.
1:16 They say they know God, but their actions do not match the grace of God as they rely on the works of the Law as an illusion to try and please God. Their disobedience by not believing in the power of Jesus’ blood, to set the captives free is an abominable act.
If we understand this passage we will see it is still happening today. Christian are being pulled back under the Law!
Paul was saying that a man needs to receive Christ and then he is justified before God by what Christ did, and then man WANTS to obey God in a realm of love.
The Judaizers say that a man needs to receive Christ and then MUST keep the Law of God to be justified.
By Dr. Ian Traill
The vision the Lord gave me about twelve years ago was that there would be an International Music Festival in Changsha in the football stadium. People from all over the world would come and play and sing. It would run as a competition but that would not be its main aim. The aim would to introduce the Gospel to the people in song.
The stadium was full of 20 or 30,000 young Chinese students listening to groups of singers performing Christian songs. There would be no preaching as we would think, but the music would do its job with the help of the mighty Holy Spirit.
While this is going on many Chinese home churches would move through the crowd and look for fish that were ready to be caught.
This would be just be the first of many Music festivals held in other cities in China.
Please pray as the Holy Spirit leads.
Dr. Ian Traill
Hello Friends, Supporters, Pastors and Church Leaders,
We have Children English training schools in many places all over China now with thousands of Kids. Some learn other subjects too.
We are looking for some native speaking English Christians volunteers (that is to say English is the first language spoken) to come to China in July 2017 for 1 to 3 weeks, teaching English in our home training schools to Primary and Middle school Kids. You may come just for one week or more if available. Starting time will be after the 3rd of July.
All cost to get here and accommodation needs to be met by you, but in some cases we may have some accommodation. Plus you may not want to live in local conditions.
BUT, please before you say yes, please consider these points.
Can you be part of a team and be subject to the leadership for your own safety? Plus for smooth communication with the Chinese teachers.
Can you work with another person, for example everyone will have a Chinese teacher working with you in a buddy system.
Can you teach a song?
Can you teach some reading? etc
Can you work to a timetable? If needed to change your plans can you communicate this desire with the leaders before doing so?
Can you work six days? 2 to 4 hours a day as per your fitness and health.
Can you dress modestly?
If you believe that body piercing and tattooing is acceptable, please do not request to help, although if you are remorseful about getting tattoos and you have removed all the piercing from noses, cheeks, eyes and etc; feel free to offer. It is the condition of the heart attitude that is important.We are trying to protect the impressionable children here. In this culture these things are related to the underworld.
We would also like to see your pastor’s endorsement.
Can you greet the children with a smile?
A simple Christian board games and activities that Children in Australian Sunday School play, would be good to consider.
You are welcome to bring some Aussie souvenirs and stickers to give to your students, if you feel led to.
We are trying to develop a library of English resources;
If you have room in your bags or that you could carry another case. If you could bring some Children’s Bibles stories that will be helpful. We may be able to organize a case of books sent to you to bring.
Application should be made to Dr. Ian Traill, this can be done through our contact page on this site.
Please note that you will need to have medical and travel health insurance including luggage protection.
We would need to write a letter of invitation for you to come and have a vacation with us, so that you could apply for your visa.
Bless you in Jesus’ name