Jan Lilleby


 ​​​​ Come on now – grow up! Show some​​ knowledge in the Word of God, and get started with a right division so you can understand it.​​ IMAGE: Jesus and Nicodemus.

In 63-64 CE our apostle Paul, the ONLY apostle to us Gentiles, came up with a revelation. The​​ (new)​​ stewardship of the Grace of God. Or as we often call it, The Church Dispensation.​​ It had been hidden when the ministry of Jesus on earth was happening, and the entire time of Acts, 28-62 CE.​​ It was hidden from before God created the world.​​ God dealt only​​ with Israel in times before He​​ revealed His Grace Gospel to Paul.

That new arrangement given by Christ via Paul’s ministry, was hidden and a mystery when Jesus talked with Nicodemus telling him that he needed to be ‘born again’ ​​ - John 3:1-5, NASB,


“1​​ Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews;​​ 

2​​ this​​ man​​ came​​ to Jesus by​​ night​​ and​​ said​​ to Him, "Rabbi, we​​ know​​ that You have​​ come​​ from​​ God​​ as a​​ teacher; for​​ no​​ one​​ can​​ do​​ these​​ signs​​ that You​​ do​​ unless​​ *​​ God​​ is with him."​​ 


3​​ Jesus​​ answered​​ and​​ said​​ to him,​​ "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless * one is born again he cannot * see the kingdom of God."​​ 


4​​ Nicodemus​​ said​​ to Him,​​ "How​​ can​​ a​​ man​​ be​​ born​​ when he is​​ old? He​​ cannot​​ *​​ enter​​ a​​ second​​ time​​ into his​​ mother's​​ womb​​ and be​​ born, can he?"​​ 


5​​ Jesus​​ answered,​​ "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless * one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot * enter into the kingdom of God.


Mat. 15:24​​ tells us that Jesus was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. He did not talk to Gentiles; and He had no special message to serve them. This was reserved for a later minister of God, namely Paul.


If preachers and pastors today go on persisting on having people ‘born again’ – that is an outright heresy.




Because Paul came to us Gentiles with a​​ whole different Doctrine of Faith,​​ and the Law of Moses was at the same time revealed as ABOLISHED.​​ Eph. 2:14-16​​ are​​ clear on that.


We find that Jesus had taken with Him the Law and had it killed on the​​ cross. However, it was hidden from​​ the apostles throughout Acts​​ era. But, as I pointed out,​​ revealed to Paul​​ in 63-64 CE as he sat in jail in Rome.


Let’s read it:


“14​​ For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups​​ (Jews and Gentiles) -​​ ​​ into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall,​​ 

15​​ by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace,​​ 


16​​ and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.


By killing the Law and its ordinances Christ CREATED the ‘One new man’ – the Body of Christ, for which He is the Head. The Church is an arrangement which was CREATED, and not at all born.


What’s more now: This ‘One new man’ – the Church as given by Paul, has already been seated with Christ in heaven up above, and given all SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS with Him. We are​​ hidden with Christ in God,​​ says​​ Col. 3:1-4.


So how can anyone in his right mind go on saying that this Church must be ‘born again’?


We are​​ already​​ brought​​ over into the​​ …kingdom of His dear Son…Col. 1:13.


But Nicodemus was told that he had to be born again to be able to see the kingdom of God. ​​ Can you see the vast difference here?​​ Jesus spoke of the promised earthly Kingdom of God in Israel, and in which He would sit on David’s throne and rule as king over the house of Jacob….Gabriel’s prophecy to Mary when he came to tell her of becoming the mother of Jesus the Messiah of God,​​ Luke 1:31-33.


Never must we use anything told in the four Gospels as if it is valid as Doctrine of Faith to the Church! You would be guilty of bringing heresy from your eventual pulpit.


Doctrine of Faith for the ‘One new man’ – the Church, can only be found in Ephesians and Colossians. God made it easy for us Gentiles. We don’t have to learn any Tora laws, we don’t have​​ to meet in the temple;​​ and no keeping of holidays, New Moon calendar adjustments, Sabbaths, Passover, Pentecost, food ordinances…you name it.​​ Col. 2:13-17​​ is crystal clear: God and Christ took all of this away, and blotted it out.​​ These things were just​​ foreshadows​​ of what was to come.


Can you now see with your eyes the big difference?


JESUS: ​​ “Unless you are born again you cannot see the kingdom of God”.


PAUL IN 63-64 CE:​​ “He brought us into the kingdom of His dear Son”.​​ 





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