Did Peter, James, or John Write Anything to
Under Covenant, neither Peter, James, nor John
ever wrote to the church-the body of Christ. It is said by some that they preached the same gospel Paul preached,
however the bible says to "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good." (1 Thessalonians 5:21). According to
the scriptures, and not man's tradition we find that Peter,
James, & John wrote doctrine exclusively to the twelve tribes of Israel. At that time, Gentiles could have only
been saved by blessing the nation Israel & obeying their “gospel of the kingdom” because salvation was of the Jews, (John 4:22) and is why they preached "the word to
none but unto the Jews only" (Acts 11:19). However, Israel as a nation fell after rejecting the Father, Son, and
Holy Ghost. God then turned his attention to the Gentiles, (other nations) and then used the apostle Paul to write
down and deliver unto us our instructions for salvation and daily living. Israel's gospel included faith
plus works for salvation, as opposed to Paul's
faith alone gospel of salvation. Please take a close look at
the following, and you decide who James, Peter, and John wrote to.
James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord
Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
Peter 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the
strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
Acts 11:19 Now they which were scattered abroad upon
the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word
to none but unto the Jews only. 1
3 John 1:7 Because that for his name's sake they went
forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.
Under Grace, the only apostle that wrote to
Gentiles is Paul. All thirteen of his letters were addressed to us. The doctrines for the church-the body of Christ
are found in Romans through Philemon. In this day and age, Jews that
desire to be saved can only be saved by obeying the Gentile gospel given to the apostle Paul
(faith alone in Christ alone 1 Corinthians 15:1-4).
Romans 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the
apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus
Christ for you Gentiles,
1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an
apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and
2 Timothy 1:11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an
apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
The reason none of the other apostles wrote to us is because
they did not preach Paul's "gospel of Christ". They were comissioned to confine their ministry to the circumcised
Jews only, and the proof is in Galatians 2.
Galatians 2:9 Paul speaking, "And when James, Cephas, and John,
who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands
of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision."
There are three applications we can apply from the verses of
our Bible: Historical, spiritual & doctrinal.
While we certainly can gain spiritually from all
passages of scripture, we can only find our doctrinal
instructions in the epistles of the apostle Paul, who the Lord appointed to be our apostle (2 Timothy
Why does much of Christendom believe that the letters of Peter
contain instructions written to them? This is something commonly taught among denominational religion but is a
FALSE teaching nonetheless.
Where did such a teaching come from? Most likely Roman
So did Peter ink instructions to the Jews, or to you a
Gentile? Examine carefully and decide for yourself.
1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the
Ask yourself this; If Peter is telling his recipients to have
their conversation honest AMONG the Gentiles, then obviously he's not writing TO "the Gentiles"
He is not writing TO the Gentiles but talking ABOUT the
The "your" in verse 12 is that chosen generation, that royal
priesthood, that holy nation of peculiar people found just three verses earlier in vs 9.
The apostle Paul spoke very candidly when he said in Galatians
"(For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the
apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)"
It is evident that Paul is our apostle and wrote the
instructions for today's church-the body of Christ.
The Lord chose him for us before he was even born
(Galatians 1:15) and we are to magnify Paul's office (Romans 11:13) but not Paul the man (Job
The only one worth magnifying is our Lord and saviour Jesus
Christ who is God in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16).
After hearing something taught wrong for so
long, the truth then becomes stranger than fiction.
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