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Table of Contents for the Book
New Wine for the End Times
Philip B. Brown ( www.newwine.org )
The New Wine System is all about interpreting the Bible like ancient Jews would have done. Israel will rule the nations when the Messiah comes. And we are grafted into Israel. New Wine for the End Times is an in-depth 628-page book that covers all the Scriptural arguments for the New Wine System. The Introduction, the Table of Contents, and each chapter of the book can be read here online. The First Chapter is "The New Wine System in a Nutshell." Read it as see if this makes sense to you as a new way to interpret Scripture. It's an interpretation of Scripture that's in the context of the Old Testament Jewish culture and beliefs.
"Scripture is to be interpreted as literally as is reasonable, with careful consideration for context, allowing for symbolism only where symbolism is obvious, with the culture of the ancient Jews of primary importance. It's my hope that every student of Scripture will read this book prayerfully, letting the inerrancy of Scripture be the final word.
0.1) Was the Pearl
of Great Price (Matthew 13:45-46) really a free gift?
0.2) The Prodigal Son
0.3) Election and Free-Will in the New Wine System
0.4) A Summary of the New Wine System
0.5) Bridging the Doctrine of Catholics and Protestants
Part One: The Road to Being Born Again
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). The Greek word used here for “way” means road. Salvation is a journey of righteousness to complete sanctification. It’s a path that we must take. But this journey does not end when we die. The journey can continue throughout the millennium.
Paul says we must “work out our salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil 2:12). But God does the greater work in us (verse 13).
What is the definition of salvation? We are saved as long as we are on the road that leads to complete sanctification. We will be given eternal life at the end of the journey. However, if we were to harden our hearts so that we no longer hear Christ’s voice (Heb. 3:7, 15, 4:7), then we would forfeit salvation and no longer be saved.
We were saved (reconciled) at the cross because Jesus paid the price for our salvation. Christ was a ransom for everyone. Christ’s atonement is unlimited. Everyone became Christ’s sheep at the cross because Christ died for everyone. But most of Christ’s sheep are still lost. We are all Christ’s sheep, even those who are still lost, unless we harden our hearts to the point of not hearing Christ’s voice. We must have faith in God, and salvation is credited to us as righteousness. This is a gradual process as faith in God grows.
Everyone must eventually put their faith in Jesus Christ in order to be forgiven of their sins and to begin their journey of righteousness. The important point to remember is that the road towards holiness does not end at death, but can continue through the millennium. Death is not the end of the journey. The final judgment is not until a thousand years after the resurrection.
1.1) A Quick
Introduction to the New Wine System
1.2) The Resurrection Verses
1.3) Christian Universalist Verses Solved
1.4) Putting it all Together
1.5) The Rest of the Dead
1.6) A Perfect Plan of Salvation from a Perfect God
1.7) The Dichotomy of Verses about Salvation
1.8) The Word “Saint”, as it’s Used in This Book
1.9) The Saints Walk as Jesus Walked
1.10) Ancient Jewish Thought
1.11) Righteous Gentiles
1.12) Election vs. Free-Will Solved
1.13) Salvation is a Journey
1.14) The Millennium as an Alternative to Purgatory
1.15) What Does it Mean to be Sold Out for Christ?
1.16) Is this Salvation by Works?
1.17) The Watering Down of Christ’s Teaching
1.18) How Does All This Affect Missions?
1.19) Profess Your Faith in Jesus Christ Now
2.1) Death from
the Ancient Jewish Perspective
2.2) Hades and Gehenna
2.3) The Gates of Hell (Hades) Shall Not Prevail
2.4) The Intermediate State in the Old Testament
2.5) Absence from the body is presence with the Lord
2.6) Today, you will be with me in Paradise
2.7) The Souls Under the Altar
2.8) Elijah and Moses
2.9) The Angelic Host in Heaven
2.10) The Captives are Set Free
2.11) The Earth Gives Birth to the Dead
2.12) Not the God of the Dead but the God of the Living
2.13) The Wise Group: Souls under the Altar
2.14) The Foolish Group: Jesus Preaches to Dead Guys
2.15) The Wicked Group: The Parable of Lazarus
2.16) Where Are The Saints?
2.17) What Is Paradise Anyway?
3.1) Born Again as
3.2) Catholic Born Again and Catholic Salvation
3.3) Born Again with Believer’s Immersion Baptism
3.4) The Second Adam and the Removal of the Original Sin
3.5) Born Again in the Old Testament
3.6) Entering the Kingdom and Inheriting the Kingdom
3.7) A Survey of Verses About Entering and Inheriting the Kingdom
3.8) The Woman About to Give Birth
3.9) The Firstborn from the Dead
3.10) Out of Egypt I Called My Son
3.11) Resurrection on the Third Day, in Old Testament Scripture
3.12) Living the Life of an Heir
3.13) What Does It Mean To Literally Enter the Kingdom?
4.1) Seven Major
Problems of Scripture Solved
4.2) The Elect are Those Who Inherit the Kingdom
4.3) Problem Solved: Election (Israel) vs. Free Will
4.4) The Sovereignty of God and Election
4.5) Problem Solved: The Gospel of Jesus VS. The Gospel of Paul
4.6) Problem Solved: The Seemingly Harsh God of the Old Testament
4.7) Problem Solved: Failure to Lead Our Loved Ones to Christ
4.8) Every Knee Will Bow
4.9) Problem Solved: Exposing Our Sins at the Judgment Seat of Christ
4.10) Problem Solved: Why does Paul Excommunicate Sinners?
4.11) A Close Look at John 3:16, in Context
4.12) Concluding Thoughts for Part One of This Book
Part Two: The Wise, the Foolish, and the Wicked
As we mature in Christ, we are advancing down the road of righteousness. This is the process of “working out our salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12). The important point to remember is that the road of righteousness does not have to end at death. Death is not have to end one’s journey to holiness. The journey can continue through the millennium. The final judgment is not until the end of the millennium.
If this is true, then there must be three types of people in the grave. The wise are those who [agape] love Christ, and walk as Jesus walked (1 John 2:9), to overcome sin, before they die. The foolish are those who are still on the road of righteousness when they die. Some have not yet professed their faith in Christ. They are Christ’s lost sheep. But even Christ’s lost sheep can hear his voice. The wicked are those who have hardened their hearts and no longer hear Christ’s voice.
The purpose of Part Two of this book is to show these three types using Old Testament and New Testament Scripture about the resurrection. Three types can be seen in Daniel 12. By interpreting Matthew 24-25 in the context of Daniel 12, we can see the wise, the foolish, and the wicked in the Olivetti Discourse parables of Christ. Three types of people in the grave can also be confirmed by the way the Lamb’s Book of Life operates. And three types of people can be seen in the grave way back in Isaiah 26. This is the earliest text of the resurrection, which says the earth will give birth to her dead.
We will also be studying the book of Hebrews. The central theme of Hebrews is that it "is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they then fall away, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt" (Hebrews 6:4-6 ESV). This then, is a warning to foolish (immature) Christians from turning against Christ and becoming wicked. You can forfeit your salvation. And if you do, you can't get it back again.
Dispensationalism, and the New Wine System
5.2) Preterist and Futurist Views of the Olivetti Discourse
5.3) Two Generations
5.4) The Unknown Day and Hour
5.5) The Wise or Wicked Servant
5.6) Watch and Be Ready
5.7) Thief in the Night Symbolism
5.8) The Ten Virgins; Five are Wise and Five are Foolish
5.9) The Parable of the Talents
5.10) The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats
6.1) Three Types
of People in John 5:16-30
6.2) The Rest of the Dead in Revelation 20:4-6
6.3) The Earth Will Give Birth To Her Dead
6.4) The Bride of Christ and the Parable of the Wedding Banquet
6.5) Paul Talks about the Resurrection
6.6) Consistent Use of the Terms: Wise, Foolish and Wicked
6.7) The Wide Gate that Few Find and the Narrow Gate of Destruction
6.8) The Punishment of the Wicked
the Holy Spirit
7.2) Eyes to See and Ears to Hear
7.3) The Unpardonable Sin, and the Book of Life, in the Old Testament
7.4) The Book of Life in Revelation
7.5) Verb Tense in Revelation 13:8 and 17:8
7.6) Will All Unbelievers Take the Mark?
7.7) More on the Unpardonable Sin
7.8) Taking the Mark of the Beast is the Unpardonable Sin
7.9) The Unpardonable Sin in the Age to Come
7.10) Some to Everlasting Condemnation
8.1) The Theme and
Audience of Hebrews
8.2) Hebrews 1 - A Literal Messianic Age
8.3) Hebrews 3 – Hearing God’s Voice and Hardening Your Heart.
8.4) Hebrews 4 – Entering God’s Rest
8.5) God’s Rest in the Millennium
8.6) Hebrews 5 – The Order of
8.7) Hebrews 6 – The Unpardonable Sin
8.8) Hebrews 9:27 – Are we Appointed to Die Once?
8.9) Hebrews 10 – The Unpardonable Sin - Again
8.10) Hebrews 11 – Salvation is by Faith
8.11) Hebrews 12 – Living Holy Lives
8.12) Paul Summarizes Hebrews
8.13) What is Faith?
8.14) Concluding Thoughts for Part Two of This Book
Part Three: God’s Revelation
A good way to study God’s plan of salvation is to study the seven redemptive covenants between God and Man. The covenants show a progressive plan of redemption that includes everyone from all nations, and all generations. They begin with the covenant given to Noah, right after the flood. The covenants are relationships. The covenants between God and Man can be compared with our covenantal relationship with our parents. We are born into the relationship with our heavenly Father. Any of the covenants, however, can be rejected and broken.
This can be seen in the covenants, and is confirmed in Romans. Paul teaches that those who have little revelation about God can at least see God in the Creation. This corresponds to the covenant with Noah, which is about seeing God in the Creation. Those who do not respond to God’s revelation in the Creation by faith will have “no excuse” at the judgment. But with simple faith in the Creator, people can still be on the journey of righteousness. Those who reject God’s free gift of salvation are the wicked and will be condemned.
God's revelations about Himself began in the Creation. This is called General Revelation. Then it progressed into Special Revelation through the Old and New Testament prophets. Some people are given more revelation about God than others. We must respond to God’s revelations by faith. As we are given more, our responsibility to respond by faith increases. To those who are given little, little is expected. To those who are given much, much is required.
This study of the progressive nature of God's revelation shows us that God's redemptive plan is for everybody. Everybody has some degree of revelation from God. God expects those who are given more revelation to lead others to God's righteousness. Those who are given the most revelation are the firstfruits of the harvest in God's redemptive plan for everybody.
Calvinism teaches just the opposite. Calvinism teaches that God's plan of salvation is only for an elected few. So after we have learned about God's redemptive plan for everyone, as a progressive series of revelations, we will look at the problems with Calvinism.
1:16-21 No Excuse at the Judgment
10.2) Romans 1:21 – 1:25 The Wise, the Foolish, and the Wicked
10.3) Romans 2:1 – 2:16 Do not Judge the Foolish
10.4) Romans 4: Salvation is by Faith
10.5) Romans 5: Reconciliation and Justification
Part Four: God’s Grace
Part Four of this book is all about Law vs. Grace. Not everyone who says "Lord, Lord" will inherit the kingdom, but only those who do the "will" of the Father (Mat 7:21). This "will" is talking about the overall purpose that God has for us. We find God's purpose ("will") and do it out of love for the Father. We help our neighbors because the Father's love is in us. This became possible under the New Covenant because of the permanent indwelling of the Holy Spirit, which did not happen in Old Testament times. God is love. As our love and God's love come into harmony, Christ is "in" us and we are "in" Christ because of a common purpose. This is God's grace. We are favored by God in that we have a new way of living, where God lives in us and through us.
God's grace causes our focus to get off of ourselves and onto others, and onto the Father's purpose in our lives. As that happens, we completely, one hundred percent, overcome all sinful habits in our lives. But if you are looking at self, feeling guilty about not measuring up, or if you are trying to overcome by self-effort, then it becomes all about self and not about God's purpose. Doing so keeps you under the law and not knowing the true freedom of God's grace. Without that true freedom, we would fall back into the bondage of sinful habits. This then, literally fulfills the law and the prophets. We literally become able to obey the law perfectly, whereas that was not possible without God's love in us and flowing from us as we work in our God-given purpose.
This is nothing new. A similar doctrine is known as lordship salvation. But free grace advocates have opposed lordship salvation because it seems to add a requirement to salvation other than faith in Christ. But the New Wine System shows us that the wise live the life of "lordship salvation" without saying that those who don't won't be saved. The wise will enter the narrow gate to inherit the kingdom. But the foolish can still enter through the wide gate and eventually be saved by God's grace (way of life) during the millennium.
Lordship Salvation Side of the Debate
13.2) The Free Grace Side of the Debate
13.3) Dispensationalism, as it Relates to Free Grace Theology
13.4) Inheriting the Kingdom According to Hodges
13.5) A Slightly Different Definition for Grace
15.1) A Complementary
View of Law and Grace
15.2) Romans 2:13-29: Outward Obedience to the Law
15.3) Romans 3:1-9: The Need for the Law
15.4) Romans 3:10-26: Works of the Law
15.5) Romans 3:27-31: Apart From the Law, There Can Be No Boasting
15.6) Romans 4:1-12: Abraham Credited With Righteousness
15.7) Romans 4:13-18: God's Purpose for Abraham's Life
15.8) Romans 4:19-25: Faith and Works Go Hand-In-Hand
15.9) Romans 5:1-11: Peace, Suffering, and Enemies of God Reconciled
15.10) Romans 5:12 - 5:16: Christ is the Last Adam
15.11) Romans 5:17 - 6:3: Two Gifts; Reconciliation and Righteousness
15.12) Romans 6:4-7: No Longer in Bondage to Sin
15.13) Romans 6:8-14: Sin Should Not Have Dominion Over Us
15.14) Romans 6:15-23: Slaves to Sin or Slaves to Righteousness
15.15) Romans 7:1-6: The Covenant of Marriage as an Example
15.16) Romans 7:7-13: The Law is Holy
15.17) Romans 7:14-23: The Struggle To Stay Under Grace
15.18) Romans 7:24-25: Jesus Christ Delivers Us From Sin's Bondage
15.19) Romans 8:1-4: No Condemnation
15.20) Romans 8:5-14: We Set Our Minds On the Works of God
15.21) Romans 8:15-18: The Spirit Tells Us we are Heirs
15.22) Romans 8:19-25: The Creation Waits for God's Heirs
15.23) Romans 8:26-28: The Holy Spirit Prays For the Saints (Heirs)
15.24) Romans 8:29-30: The Heirs were Predestined
15.25) Romans 8:31-39: The Heirs are More Than Conquerors
1: Only One Gospel
16.2) Galatians 2: Paul's Authority
16.3) Galatians 3: Only One Seed
16.4) Galatians 4: Abraham Has Two Types of Children; Two Mothers
16.5) Galatians 5: Those with Fruit of the Spirit will Inherit the Kingdom
16.6) Galatians 6: Learning to Walk by the Spirit
Part Five: New Wine Eschatology
This New Wine System requires that the Church must be Israel. Gentile believers are grafted into Israel. Thus, the Church is Israel, both Jew and Gentile. The New Wine System does not work unless the Church is Israel.
At the same time, the millennial reign of Christ must exist. Christ’s millennial reign is the climax of God’s redemptive plan. It’s during this time that all people from every nation, tribe, people, and language, from all generations, will have the opportunity to profess their faith in Christ, and to mature in Christ.
The nations, during the millennium, will need kings and priests who will have already become Sons of God to lead them down the path of Christ towards eternal life. Thus, it’s not Jews who reign in the millennium. The Elect is the true Israel. The true Church is the true Israel. Therefore, the Elect reign in the millennium.
17.2) New Wine Premillennialism
17.3) The Covenants As Seen By Dispensationalists
17.4) Who Will Dwell in Heaven During the Millennium?
17.5) Where will Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob Dwell?
17.6) The Pre-Millennial Appearing of the New Jerusalem
17.7) The Pre-Tribulation Appearing of the New Jerusalem
17.8) Death During the Millennium
17.9) The Day of the Lord is a Thousand Years
18.1) The Vine Effectively
18.2) The Pre-Tribulation Rapture is Also Disproven
18.3) Scripture Verses for the Church being Israel
18.4) Old Testament Prophecy Fulfilled In the Church
18.5) The Historic Premillennialist's View of a Spiritual Israel
18.6) God’s Promises to Abraham, Literally Fulfilled in the Church
18.7) The First Part of the Promise: A Holy Nation
18.8) The Second Part: A Huge Number of Descendants
18.9) The Third Part of the Promise: The Land of Israel
The Foundation of Peace
19.2) Heaven is Up, Sheol (Hades) is Down
19.3) The Seven Heavens
19.4) The New Jerusalem Comes Down From Heaven
19.5) The Seven Days of Creation
19.6) Did Angels Seed the Earth?
19.7) Life Did Not Evolve
19.8) The Two Stories of the Creation
19.9) Will God Destroy the Universe and the Earth?
19.10) The New Heavens and the New Earth
Temple According to Amillennialists
20.2) A Historic Premillennialist’s Objection to Ezekiel’s Temple
20.3) Jews on the Seat of Moses Coming to Christ
20.4) Is The Law Abolished?
20.5) Does Grace Continue Into the Millennial Reign?
20.6) Animal Sacrifice Will be Needed
20.7) The Temple is Built During the Week of the Covenant
Part Six: The Book of Revelation
The New Wine System presented in this book is a study of God’s redemptive plan for the ages. God’s redemptive plan is accomplished at the cross, but climaxes when Christ returns. Thus, eschatology is the key to understanding God’s redemptive plan. For this reason, we need to take a look at Revelation to see some of the details as to how the New Wine System is to be accomplished.
Chapter 21 explores why it’s important to read Revelation and take it to heart. We also look at the overall theme of Revelation. It’s the only book in the Bible that offers a blessing for reading it, and taking it to heart.
Then, Chapter 22 looks at the Signs of the Times. What evidence do we have that we are the generation that will see the appearance of Christ, the events in Revelation, and then the time when Christ sets up his earthly kingdom.
Chapter 23 explores the Mystery God. This thread of teaching in Scripture can help us understand why the New Wine System is only now being understood.
Chapter 24 is about the Greatest Revival of all time. People are fearful of reading Revelation because it’s about the greatest tribulation of all time. So they miss the revival that is also in Revelation. This revival will happen during the first half of the seven-year period of Christ's return.
22.1) The Sign of Full Preterism
22.2) The Seals of the Scroll are Broken
22.3) The Four Horses – Superpowers of the End Times
22.4) The Four Beasts – Four Kingdoms that Control Israel
22.5) Two Generations, Separated by the Desolation of Jerusalem
22.6) The Fifth Seal – Martyrs Bring the Gospel to Every Nation
Part Seven: Christian Perfection by Grace and Works (Booklet)
Part Seven of this book is also published separately in a smaller booklet. The first six parts of New Wine for the End Times have endeavored to look at every aspect of Scripture that has a bearing on the New Wine System. Once we understand what Christ really meant by the wise, the foolish, and the wicked, we learn that we must overcome all our sinful habits if we are really to know Christ and be his disciple.
In light of the New Wine System presented in this book, much of what Christ said about the Kingdom of Heaven takes on new meaning. If there are three intermediate states in the grave, then we can no longer water down the holiness verses, saying that holiness is not required for eternal life. If we want to inherit the kingdom, we must take holiness very seriously.
1 John 2:3-6 NIV We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. (4) The man who says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (5) But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: (6) Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.
We overcome sin by grace because it's impossible to completely overcome sin without the Holy Spirit dwelling in us. We overcome sin by works because as we do the works that Christ commands us to do, the Holy Spirit fills us, enabling us to do the will of the Father. When God has filled us, we cannot sin because God is in us and God cannot sin. But we can still yield to temptations because all sins are habitual. The Holy Spirit backs off when we yield to temptations. But we can repent and ask the Holy Spirit to fill us again. So we must again focus on the works the Father has commanded us to do and again be filled with the Holy Spirit. As we get immersed in the works of God, sin no longer has control over us, and we can become completely sanctified, overcoming all our sinful habits.
1.1) The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-16)
1.2) The Purpose of Christ’s Reign on Earth (Matthew 5:17-18)
1.3) What We Think is Who We Are (Matthew 5: 19-37)
1.4) Love Your Enemies (Matthew 5:38-47)
1.5) Be Perfect as the Heavenly Father is Perfect (Matthew 5:48)
1.6) Seek Treasures in Heaven (Matthew 6)
1.7) Judging Others (Matthew 7:1-12)
1.8) The Narrow Gate (Matthew 7:13-23)
1.9) Build Your House on the Rock (Matthew 7:24-29)
2.1) John’s Authority as One Who Lived With Christ
(1 John 1:1-4)
2.2) Qualifications for Those Who Know Christ (1 John 1:5 – 2:17)
2.3) Qualifications for Antichrists (Gnostics of that Day) (1 John 2:18–25)
2.4) Hope of Christ’s Return; Purifying Ourselves as a Response (1 John 2:26 – 3:9)
2.5) Purity Comes as We Love One Another (1 John 3:10 – 3:24)
2.6) Tests for False Prophets (1 John 4:1 – 4:6)
2.7) Tests for False Prophets (1 John 4:7 – 4:21)
2.8) Those with Faith in Christ to Overcome Sin are not Antichrists (1 John 5:1-11)
2.9) The Wise, the Foolish, and the Wicked (1 John 5:12-21)
4.1) The Crown of Life is Given to Those Who Endure
4.2) The Church (Israel) are Firstfruits of the Harvest
4.3) Don’t be Talkers of the Word; be Dowers of the Word
4.4) Faith Without Works is Dead
4.5) Teachers Receive a Heavier Judgment
I think right now relatively few have really found the narrow gate of holiness. As Jesus said, “Those who find it are few” (Matthew 7:14). But during the great tribulation, there will be a countless number, from every nation, tribe, people, and language who will come out of the great tribulation (Revelation 7:14) and stand before the throne. For those who realize the pre-tribulation rapture is a false doctrine, but are wrestling with a fear of going through the great tribulation, I would emphasize seeking God's holiness.
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