Articles by Oscar Baker

By Oscar Baker
January 7th, 1970

Covenant and The Mystery #7. From Truth for Today Archives, Aug. 1964-July 1975, by Oscar M. Baker. Seven articles entitled, “Covenant and The Mystery” (From Vol. 22, #9, p..273)

Summary and Conclusion

It was not possible that Gentile believers could partake of the blessings of Israel, (as was the case from Acts 10 to 28) and be in the church of the dispensation of the mystery at the same time. This was made clear in Eph 2:12. That passage tells us when the Gentile believers were grafted into the olive tree and partook of Israel’s blessings, nevertheless they were without...

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By Oscar Baker
January 6th, 1970

Covenant and The Mystery #6. From Truth for Today Archives, Aug. 1964-July 1975, by Oscar M. Baker. Seven articles entitled, “Covenant and The Mystery” (From Vol. 22, #8, p. 269)

We have noted in Romans 11 that the Gentile believers are spoken of as wild olive branches that are grafted into the true olive tree, or Israel. We can better understand this picture if we go to Galatians where instead of the olive tree, we have Abraham, Gentiles finally can have a part in the promises made to Abraham. See the following:

Gal. 3:9 blessed with faithful Abraham. Gal. 3:14. that the...
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By Oscar Baker
January 5th, 1970

Covenant and The Mystery #5. From Truth for Today Archives, Aug. 1964-July 1975, by Oscar M. Baker. Seven articles entitled, “Covenant and The Mystery” (From Vol. 22, #7, p. 265)

The 11th chapter of Romans deserves a lot more space than we can give it here. But in the hope readers will carry on the study, we give a bare outline and leave it with you.

At the time of the writing of Romans, God had not cast away His People, Israel. The reason, a remnant believed. This is likened to the 7,000 men who had not bowed the knee to Baal in the time of Elijah.

The remnant had...

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By Oscar Baker
January 4th, 1970

Covenant and The Mystery #4. From Truth for Today Archives, Aug. 1964-July 1975, by Oscar M. Baker. Seven articles entitled, “Covenant and The Mystery” (From Vol. 22, #6, p. 261)

Our main ground for this series is the epistle of Paul to the Romans. It has to do with the dispensation of promise. So it naturally would have to do with the covenant, the old one, and also the new one which was made with the house of Israel and the house of Judah (Jer 31:31). No covenant was ever made with Gentiles.

The saints at Rome had to learn the promises were to and for the seed. And then...

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By Oscar Baker
January 3rd, 1970

Covenant and The Mystery #3. From Truth for Today Archives, Aug. 1964-July 1975, by Oscar M. Baker. Seven articles entitled, “Covenant and The Mystery” (From Vol. 22, #5, p. 257)

In the prophecies of Hosea and others, there is a hint of the present age, a two days in the which Israel will be out of God’s plan and purpose. But these prophecies do not tell of Israel being blest in these days. The salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles, no longer of the Jews.

But in the millennial times, there is a great deal to be said of the advantages of the Jews. They were first in...

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By Oscar Baker
January 2nd, 1970

Covenant and The Mystery #2. From Truth for Today Archives, Aug. 1964-July 1975, by Oscar M. Baker. Seven articles entitled, “Covenant and The Mystery” (from Vol. 22, #4, p. 253)

In 2 Cor. 3:6, Paul was still an able minister of the New Testament, not of the dispensation of the mystery yet. And now we open the epistle to the Romans, which undoubtedly was his last epistle before Ac 28:28. We look to see if there has been any change since 2 Cor 3:6. We find in Rom.1:16 that Paul is still preaching the gospel of Christ , to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. The Greek here, as in...

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By Oscar Baker
January 1st, 1970

Covenant and The Mystery #1. From Truth for Today Archives, Aug. 1964-July 1975, by Oscar M. Baker. There were seven articles entitled, “Covenant and The Mystery” (From Vol. 22, #3, p. 249)

We are told in Gal. 3 that at that time the covenant God made with Abraham back in Gen. 12 was in no way affected or annulled by the law which came 430 years after at Sinai. The epistle to the Romans has much to say about Abraham and the covenant and the law.

The question then that comes to mind is the relation of the covenant made to Abraham and the mystery. Did the mystery annul the...

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