the kingdom of God is not only a future kingdom that will come when Christ returns, but if Jesus lives in you and He is your King today, the kingdom of God is now. People are able to be made wise unto salvation, get hearing and faith by His Word. The Bible says “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”, and that’s exactly what I did. And all along we have to prove all things, testing the spirits, marking and avoiding those with divisive doctrine. Romans is the revelation of the finished work of Jesus Christ and his offer of eternal life to all that believe. First, understand and accept that you are a sinner……, Second, acknowledge Jesus Christ died on the cross for you……, Fourth, accept Jesus Christ into your heart and life……. Paul and Silas could have told the jailer anything when he asked them, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”. Phil. Jennie says: “so that the gentiles could be included in the kingdom of the Messiah that was promised to israel.” The gospel of Jesus Christ is the good news that eternal life with the only true God is available. it surpass all knowledge. “Grace Pastors” verses ???? This was NOT the case prior when the only way a person could receive the promise of the Messianic kingdom was to become a Jewish proselyte and be blessed through blessing Israel. 😀. No one can undo God’s permanent, eternal Holy seal. To mankind, Received by believing upon But not all faith is justifying faith! For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. When Christians fail to see the difference in the gospel message revealed to the apostle Paul from other gospels in the Bible, then what the church preaches becomes an uncertain sound and causes confusion. [12] But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. In other words the gospel is the tradition. What does the grace of God look like? You have already made it known that you have not believed, because you think the gift that gives righteousness, the gift that justifies is temporal. Ephesians 1:13-14: He baptized with water, but Jesus would be the one that would baptize with the Holy Spirit (the Living Water). x. Jack, I am very thankful to the Lord, to learn from men such as you, Tom, Bruce, and others, very appreciative for your stand for truth. I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes… (Rms 1:16). Bishop Patrick, welcome and thanks for your comment. Faith plus nothing! By all means, use it any way you would like. I inadvertently truncated verse 19. BUT because of Jesus finished work I am forever a saint in the eyes of God no matter what. “Working out your salvation” means discovering who you are in Christ, taking risks for Jesus, and ministering in his power and authority. I was being facieest and dont know how to spell it , but it not work so good on a blog with out the voice inflexions. Remember the light which is Jesus must be shared with all and it is your sacred duty to impart the teachings of Jesus with all who hunger for it….. its not about what we do but what Jesus did for us !!!!!!!!! I am not against grace and not on the side on law. maybe a language problem? Please note well that eventually the kingdom was no longer offered to Israel and now there is only the gospel Paul preached by which we are saved. [14] Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; the Holy Spirit couldn’t live IN anyone until after Jesus died on the cross for our forgiveness of sin and was resurrected for our justification. !” May God show you His True and Awesome And, if so, how would eternal life ever be eternal? So I thought I’d ask him this question. Phil, Promise Keepers swept through churchianity for a few years and was gone. 1 Cor 1:30-31, 6. The emphasis must always be on Jesus Christ and Him crucified. What verse says it is impossible to follow Jesus? I find I do better if I keep my mind on eating well. One must be justified if he is to be sanctified. The word “pervert”, metastrepho, means, according to Vine’s Expository Dictionary, to transform into something of an opposite character”. Happily, this is not true. Joel says he’s doing it not just to be healthier but to ‘honor God’s law’. There seems so little taught about the Bema and rewards – or loss of them. But there are some of you that believe not. Then there is the constant ‘pointing of the finger’ by judgmental Christians who see it their place to accuse others of fault, not recognising their own need to forgive. Curtis, please send professor Muthingi’s contact information to our ExP e-mail so that we can forward to Patrick. Enter your email address to subscribe to ExPreacherMan and receive notifications of new posts by email. Stu – I missed your post above mine, which didn’t seem to be there earlier, but may have. Why should you be any different?? It’s either never talked about by those that were taught by him, or those that followed him held his positions. We learn How Great it is to have been Lifted up Forever in Him! Regarding the verse in luke 9v62 I believe a follower of Jesus is a disciple of Jesus. God !!! Luke 2:10-11: [13] Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: The gospel has been preached by men, who do not fear and tremble, but use wisdom of men’s words when they preach it. Thank you for the strong warnings about the assurance killer known as Lordship “Salvation,” a.k.a., Lordship Faith, or Lordship Probation. This idea that there are different gospels is unscriptural. He died so that we might live, he was wounded that we might be healed, and he was cursed so that we might be blessed. Of course the Gospel of grace. But it is wrong. If they even give you a verse it’s always taken out of context. The simplistic of physical things could cause depression from Lyme disease to a UTI and both are hard to detect unless they are specifically tested for. It’s my belief biblical tongues is no longer valid but won’t say positively. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. And unfortunately and sadly droves of young follow this band and their brand of twisted gospel of works. That leaves 117 references to grace in … [25] Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. Words matter. Those few words of kindness are precious to me; I shall think of you as our Pearl, she of great price’ 🙂, Kenneth Groenewald They only refer to Paul’s writings when they need to actually find how to be saved today, WHICH IS NOT IN JESUS MINISTRY TO ISRAEL. Exactly where did you get this 90%/10% calculation? This is very different from repent and be baptized for the remission of sins. I was reminded in reading 1 Corinthians again last night, that after all the things they were doing, the divisions, the carnality, they needed reminded of the gospel that they were saved by, not the one that others were preaching that was minus a resurrection. Its His Great Christmas Present (1 Cor 15:10, NKJV). After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time. Yes, those who believe in salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone will always be accused of licentiousness. Paul was a learned man who spoke many languages, but he said this in 1 Cor 14 and it is something anyone who says they speak in tongues should ask themselves, and realize it’s what God’s Word requires of them: 14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth but my understanding is unfruitful. eg “go into all the world, preach the gospel make disciples” etc. In Acts 16 when Paul is addressing the Phillippian jailer and is asked “what must I do to be saved?”…Paul answers “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved, you and your household”. We recommend this excellent new book, Aged around 8 years, I had read in my tiny KJV Matt 24:7 that there would be earthquakes in divers places. 3 Reasons Why the Gospel of Grace is the True Gospel. what has really captured my attention is that ,the gospel of grace is not based on works or doctrines but in Christ Jesus our Lord.He himself became the atoning sacrifice for our sinfulness.Glory be to God. 2 Cor 10:12-13. Yes. I am sure if you had a child get bitten a rattler you would take them to the hospital, instead of claiming Luke 10:19 or Mark 16:17-18, as being for us personally now. You are saved by saying yes to Jesus taking charge of your life. Do you realize that He has done it all? 🙂. The last verse of the Bible summarizes the message from Genesis to Revelation: “The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all” (Revelation 22:21). The gospel, or good news, of the Kingdom is the message that Jesus urges us to believe today. maybe its a typo ? The gospels and early Acts period are a foretaste of the Kingdom promise made to Israel (all the world here could only benefit by coming through the blessing of God’s chosen people, Israel)…they were set aside (postponed) during this age of Grace/mystery revealed only through Paul, who called it “my gospel” for a good reason because it was NOT exactly the same as that of the other apostles. This Body is now open to all believers without partiality, Jew and Gentile alike. I couldn’t agree with you more and I pray that more people start realizing this before it is too late. Look at these verses: John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. The reason I allowed this one is to show just how illogical your reasoning is. I like the translation of Shepherd; and my favorite quote “they smell like sheep” :). The Gospel of the Kingdom , The Gospel of Grace are not the same program , don’t believe me , study for yourself asking for wisdom and understanding. Thank you for being faithful to the Word. – 1 John 4:10, Curtis, Romans 7 is one of my favorites. 6:23)--not faith and something you do like baptism or faith and speaking in tongues or faith and going to a Oneness church, etc. The only foundation is Christ Jesus. It is very evident that Grace preachers preach 90% truth and 10% error. Please for your sake, for your family if you have one, stop right now and just spend some time with Him in His Word and ask Him to show you what is the gospel. What context is that in, is it for the gospel. thou hast the words of eternal life. As long as we are all willing to stand on God’s Word and do HIS will, God will teach us through our failures, and those lessons will not fail. We desire to warn , mark and expose those who would take away the Power of the Shed Blood of Jesus to set souls free to be who they are In Christ Jesus and to be an Original Voice and not a copy of the latest Trend teacher’s twisted gospel message. Mark 16:15: And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. As a result, we can conclude that Paul would NOT have had the mentality of Romans 7:14-28 before his conversion. We are so cleansed in the inside that the Holy Spirit can indwell us (no such privilege for the OT saints) and God can embrace us and have a intimate fellowship with us. We’re all doing so on this web site. is that these other NT writers are cursed (Gal 1:8) and they are a house divided. He warned believers of those who would corrupt the simplicity that is in Christ. Something people need to keep in mind: Because there are those who abuse a doctrine found in Scripture is no reason to reject the doctrine. Joel became popular because he had this positive, never quit approach to life. (matt 24:30-31). by David Wilkerson Let me give you the heart of the true grace message: It is not a permissive gospel but one that teaches holiness! Definition of Grace. ARE THEY COUNTING ON THEIR MANY WONDERFUL WORKS? Another was an embezzler. I can very much relate to your illustration of trying to hold back an avalanche with a snow shovel. We seek to be faithful to God’s word here, and to encourage our readers to study scripture so that they will be better equipped to defend the gospel. The false gospel of grace can't stand up to the law...it breaks the law. I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Many scriptures bear this out. Upon belief in Jesus, he is born from above (born again) into God’s eternal family, never to be unborn, just as you cannot be unborn from your natural earthly family. “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,”. Change ). God bless you all this week. 11:3! PS though things here might not be going 5:1-2; Eph. It is not based on good works we do, but on God's grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9). I admit that I am a sinner. Statement of faith , Warning False doctrine You have not obeyed the gospel. Alan, as you know, it is not possible to lose your salvation – either through sin or from “losing your faith.”. We just need to believe that through Christ we already have everything we need to get the job done (Eph 1:3, 2 Pet 1:3). From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. The earthly kingdom will be established eventually and the Body of Christ will rule with Christ over it. All I see is “repent for the Kingdom is at hand”. One cannot have both eternal life, and be sealed by the Holy Spirit, while being at risk of losing his eternal life. The Arminians believe you must perform and be faithful to keep it. Keep reading and you will come across Paul telling the Romans about “my gospel” before warning the Corinthians to hold firm to the gospel that “I preached to you.”. It means loosed and set free! Matt 7: 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. This speaks to false prophets who inwardly are ravening wolves. Can somebody get saved without somebody preaching the gospel to them can you get saved by preaching it to yourself. They will help you investigate God's work in the last days and welcome the second coming of Jesus Christ. Thanks for bringing both the verse and concept contained therein to light. in acts 3, he tells people about Jesus and His resurrection and to repent and turn to God… in acts 4, he is telling people that salvation is found in no one else… hope that was helpful 😉. This is a discipleship passage, that speaks to the commitment required for discipleship. Curtis, the roots go back worse and worse. 2.1-8. Click the book for a link to Amazon.com. do all interpret? Unfortunately, works as proof of salvation, and life change as Christian testimony are still the mainstay. “Works” pastors maybe? His discipline is always redemptive in nature and for our good. Power to you brother! A follower is a disciple. Just like to add on to what you have shared – For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. My view is that we should filter all scripture through Jesus. Your claim sees Him more like an example, and if you are to follow him and do what He did, then do not stop half way, dare also to die and resurrect on the third day…. Why is it so hard for folks to believe the words of the pages and not force them to mean the same thing as something else? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Grace is closely related to God’s benevolence, love, and mercy. 15 which is Paul’s preaching of the truth of Christ’s resurrection. Recently, there was a documentary on TV, I think called ” The Gospel according to Bill McCartney.” As expected, it failed to show the simplicity of the gospel that secures our eternal life. Paul chastised the spiritually immature church of Corinth for their lack of order, and lack of understanding in what they were doing. No question, it’s in the present tense. On the link to Tom Cucuzza’s ‘stack’ above there are also a lot of things you can print out if you have the availability. Every word in the Bible is inspired by God. This is again repeated in John 3:36. We must have Christ’s righteousness (imputed perfection) in order to have eternal life. I have come to him meaning it. I grew up in church and because I fell short of “doing” everything I was told to do, I became overwhelmed with shame. The Internet address is http://www.dbc.edu. Romans 10:3 The two groups, Arminians and Calvinists, both have their eyes on their own works. Neither can we. Therefore, any message that adds to faith alone in Christ alone, is a false, counterfeit message that cannot save. BTW, can any1 tell me where to find a church in Auckland that teaches the Gospel of grace? It has always amazed me how many speak of “tongues” without knowing the biblical gift of tongues vs what we see in the Pentecostal and charismatic movements. It is based on God’s promise, not our performance. I can say I’m married to the Lord or have become a slave of righteousness because I have freely yielded to the love of God. 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