Exposing Your True Genealogy

Do you know your bloodline? Do you take pride in your genealogy? Does genealogy have significance in God’s program today ? Are you better than a Gentile if you are a Jew?

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People take pride in their race,and that’s why  “Racism” still divides the world. It is common that an individual is identified in families, tongues, land and nation. And as days passes by it develops unto more deeper form. One is distinguished by his color, beliefs, health, social status, profession, practices, and many other standards of man. Some of you may only trace on both parents, some on your colonizers or early settlers in your land.Some can go back as far as they say concerning their ancestors.However, for those who take pride in genealogy that concerns spiritual things(for e.g.Landmarkism for some baptist, black Jews and other Jews, and many others), you will be surprised that what you are fighting for does no give you any worth if the scripture will speak to you. We will trace our genealogy without any bias of religious affinities. Let’s not trace with a PAUSE, but let’s trace with a CAUSE-to find out why Paul wrote to us of the vanity of contending because of genealogies. The words used are “avoid” and “neither give heed”.

Tit 3:9  But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

1Ti 1:4  Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

If it is important, we will not be told these things. But let us find out.

 

Tracing with a Pause

In the book of Matthew, we were given the genealogies of the Messiah when He came in the flesh. It’s from Abraham to David, from David until the carrying away into Babylon, and then unto Christ (Mt.1:7). And maybe some of you have a family tree of your own, both of your mother-side and father-side. None of you, or only few, may have gone so far to trace backward unto 4th-5th fore parents, or even beyond. Leaders like kings and emperors could have a record of their lineage and ancestors. And some may just conclude they were from royal or spiritual bloodline. But I’d like to say that you are just tracing with a pause.

If you take pride of your nationality as an American, Australian, Canadian, Chinese, British, and many other countries where you came from-you are tracing with a pause if you stopped there.

If you are taking pride because you are a descendant of Abraham (either you are Ishmaelite or Israelites ), then you are tracing with a pause.

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If you are a Jew who take pride because you are a descendant of Noah through Shem (and not through Japheth and Ham), then you are tracing with a pause.

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Why? Because Abraham, nor Noah, were not the first man in the earth. You can go beyond them because it can be traced.

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You have to trace back to Adam.

And concerning genealogy from the lineage that goes back to Adam,

We have one kind of flesh

1Co 15:39  All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.

We have one kind of blood

Act 17:26  And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

We live, move have our being,

Act 17:28-29  For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.

and yes, we are all called as His offspring

 

Two Genealogy

If you will trace your genealogy, you will be led back to Adam. All people regardless of race, family, tongues, country, color-all descended from Adam.

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A proof that those IN ADAM are fighting with each other-in a family, brother fight against his brother. That is just within a small unit of a society, how much more if you go beyond back to 5th generation or to tribes?

1Co 15:50  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

And if we will only be connected to the flesh, tracing our genealogy gives us only shame and death. And that is the purpose of Christ’s coming, He is our only choice to rearrange our genealogy. Look at this comparison.

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 in 2

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Your genealogy must be uprooted and be connected to Christ. God can do this for those who believe in His Son as the Lord of their life.

 Jews or Gentiles?

It seems that the main  race that is commonly mentioned in the Scripture are Jews and Gentiles, or Circumcise and Uncircumcised. Since your connection in the flesh cannot inherit the kingdom of God, what warrant do you have to claim that you have a genealogy that gives you a higher rate or ranking before God? Therefore; Jews or Gentiles are no longer significant. Here are some reasons why.

Before, Jews have advantage over Gentiles (Rm.3:1-2). Not only that the oracles of God were given unto them, salvation is also of them (Jn.4:22). But in the body of Christ in this age of grace, Paul the apostle shared to us what was revealed by Christ unto Him(1 Co.14:37). God no longer looks on a person whether he is a Jew or a Gentile. Peter understood this already.

Act 10:34  Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

God is the God of Jews and Gentiles

Rom 3:29  Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:

Before, a Gentile has no God (Eph.2:11-12)

 

Circumcision avails nothing but a new creature

“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.”(Gal.6:15

 

God is calling out Jews and Gentiles

Rom 9:24  Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

 

Jews and Gentiles are both under sin, all have sinned

Rom 3:9  What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

 

The Lord is rich to all who call on His name

ROM 10:12

For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.”

 

Jews and Gentiles in One Body

1Co 12:13  For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

 

Jews and Gentiles both have access to the Father

Eph 2:18  For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

 

And we go so much more even unto Gender and social rank

GAL 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”

COL 3:11 “Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.”

 

The middle wall of partition was broken

Eph 2:14  For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

 

The enmity has been abolished

Eph 2:15  Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

 

And beside,His People and My People were clarified

Before,Israel is the only “My people” and His people (Mt.2:6) but now no longer.

Rom 9:25  As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.

 2Co 6:16  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

 

Paul has many to boast concerning confidence in the flesh (Php.3:4-6). But he did not dwell in that. Instead he says contrary to claiming confidence in flesh

Php 3:3  For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

 

That’s why there is foolishness in striving about genealogies which only minister questions.

Tit 3:9  But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

1Ti 1:4  Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

This is why genealogy have no significance today in the eyes of God if it concerns favor,salvation and service. In human standard, its always part of basis.Although, those who are having light on this topic are already open-minded.

 The only difference now is if you are a believer or an unbeliever, in Christ or not in Christ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Exposing Your True Genealogy

  1. This view is so antibiblical its not even funny. If there is nothing to genealogy, why are we given Christ’s genealogy? Why does it matter that he is “of the seed of David?” If everyone is just supposed to drop concerns of genealogy, why not him first? Why not lead by example?

    Now, as to this:
    “Rom 9:25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.”

    What the KJV is calling “Osee” is of course Hosea. Have you read Hosea? I think not.

    Hosea is about how the 10 tribes of Israel will be scattered among the nations and lost. God will say to the 10 tribes of Israel “You are not my people” and this will cause them to be lost. But at the end, comfort is announced, that someday God will say to those “who were not my people, you are my people” and they will be brought back. This doesn’t apply to the Gentiles en masse except inasmuch as the Gentiles have the blood of the lost 10 tribes in their genetic makeup. Read Hosea if you don’t believe me. Be a Borean. The Boreans were more fair minded than those in Thesalonica, why? Because they checked up on Paul’s usage of the OT. That’s what the story is about, they searched the Scriptures (the OT) daily to see if those things Paul said were really so. It is not heresy to double-check Paul’s OT-based arguments.

    As for this:
    “1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.”

    In Greek, the same word is used to mean both “kingdom” and “sovereignty.” “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the sovereignty of God”–I should hope not! But let’s take the word as truly meaning “kingdom.” Why does Paul say this? Because he has grown weary of waiting for the kingdom of God to come, and therefore decides willynilly that it will never come in this world but that it is something you go to after death. What all the prophets looked forward to, the kingdom of God coming down to earth, he says, not, can’t happen, it can only be something after death. Note that this is also a denial of the resurrection of the flesh. Paul is really teaching the Gnostic idea of spiritual resurrection in 1 Cor 15.

    • Is Paul anti-biblical for writing these words to the believers?
      (1Ti 1:4) Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

      (Tit 3:9) But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

      By the way if you are looking for things just for fun it’s not here. This is not intended to entertain anybody. You can feel bad about anything that you think against your understanding and you’re free here to express yourself.

      Have I derided the genealogy of Christ? Not so.

      In fact I just scratched the bottom concerning what Paul is teaching the members of the body of Christ because there are still more. And Paul the apostle, an Hebrew of Hebrew (Php.3:5) and a Pharisee, is the one telling the believers in the body with the words I quoted above
      (neither give heed to…endless genealogies
      Avoid…genealogies)
      The genealogy of the Lord Jesus Christ is very important and by tracing not with a pause, as most of you are doing, brings you back to an identification in Christ u. And one’s identification in Christ is very important. God is dealing nowadays regardless of whether you are a Jew or Gentile. I don’t mean that He forget Israel but that His covenant with them at the Old Testament is not happening in this church age. You should know that God in some point of time deals with individual ,Israel and with the church which is His body. Trying to mix His program and enforcing it in this church’s period leads many of you to a mess.

      I have read the book of Hosea and will continue to read it. But I can see you are reading into it for what it does not say. For you even have in your mind a different understanding of what Paul is teaching. You missed verse 24 of Rm.9. Where did you get the idea that it is not the Gentiles? Are you better than Paul who wrote in most of his written epistles about “not my people” who becomes “my people” to misinterpret it to refer not to “Gentiles”? I can see that you are unaware of God’s revelation to Paul.

      That’s one good thing with the Bereans (Acts 17:10-11), but the scripture is not all about Old testament and the revelation given to him was a mystery-some truths were hid in God and before Israel came in view and even before the foundation of the world . What was written by Paul was the commandment of the Lord and he was given further revelations.
      1Co 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

      Sad to say many falls on verse 38…Because Paul was given further revelation by the Lord and many cannot understand those things according to the revelation of mystery and not prophesy (Eph.3:3, 9, 5:32; Col.1:26-27). You’ve misunderstood the scripture and even added something to it by reading what Paul didn’t mean. He hasn’t grown weary on waiting , and Paul does not even meant it to be from a Gnostic idea.

      This is not intended to make anybody funny. But if you feel bad about this view I hope someday you’ll remember to reconsider and study it in the light of rightly dividing the scripture (2 Tim.2:15)God’s program for this age is not about Israel but about the church, where Jews and Gentiles have no distinction in His sight, though in some Jews and people like you it still mean so much. Well not for me. And if you cannot understand what I am pointing out seeing you are so hide-bound in your tradition, I hope someday God will enlighten you. I cannot blame you for not understanding what I am saying because you have different understanding. I can see why Paul the apostle got difficulty convincing his fellow countrymen for their unbelief during his time.

      It is not that God change His covenant with Israel, it is only in abeyance and not His program or not the economy today.”All the Bible is FOR us but not all is TO us.” I wish you know what ‘to be biblical’ means in order for you to understand what is ‘unbiblical’. Not because you see it in the Bible makes it biblical already. You have to see if it is your mail. You will confuse yourself if you don’t know God’s program for the church and mean that it is the same with God’s program for Israel. The reason I traced the genealogy in flesh and blood and showed you that one’s identification with Adam doesn’t saved him but one’s identification in Christ.

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