what is the true gospel of grace

Many scriptures bear this out. For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. What do I mean? Well, believe it or not, I was aged between 3-4 years old when God’s Grace was first made known to me. To say humanity was purchased is to reframe our liberation in the language of enslavement. But it is wrong. We know we’re not picking up snakes and would go get anti-venom if we get bitten by one. Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Oh brother… they won’t read the Word, they won’t share the Word, but they’ll tell you what it means, and the people love to have it so…, The gospel of salvation has been so corrupted and twisted from the clear and simple message of the finality of Christ’s finished saving work. I find it absurd when the gospel of Jesus Christ is narrowed down to particular aspects of the Kingdom of heaven. The Gospel in Ten Words If this is correct, what do we do with Samson and some of the Corinthians (I Cor. :)[Unquote] There are many people, many audiences, many needs, many hurts, etc, but there is only one body, one Spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all (Eph 4:4) and only one gospel – which is the gospel of Jesus Christ. You hit the nail on the head! He says that they are not fit (useful) for the kingdom of God. :)….if you love Jesus you will understand the gospel of grace. Do you believe that God wants to spend eternity with you in heaven? This promise was to be an earthly kingdom with Christ as the King on His throne in Jerusalem…a prophecy and promise that will still be fulfilled to Israel when the dispensation of Grace is ended and the Church/Body of Christ are raptured out. Ben, I’ve already told you my position on this. The false gospel … God doesn’t make sense sometimes. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. You made the statement, “Believers can live in the ‘far country’ if they so choose, but ultimately the call of home leads us back to Him.”. We have discussed among us (a group of Christian friends) how we believe the very thing you mentioned, that this reformed thinking will indeed be part of the end time apostasy. it surpass all knowledge. When we believe in Christ to save, we are no longer under condemnation for ANY sin – then why this breast beating to induce self condemnation and repentance for Justification. but the indwelling Holy Spirit is of course, what happened at pentacost… in acts 2, peter quotes joel, talks about Jesus’ death and resurrection, and when they ask him what they should do he tells them to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus for the forgiveness of sins so they could also receive the promised Holy Spirit. Hi Lisa, God ‘s grace is out of this world in origin, it comes free to us fromthe Heart of. 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? A breath of fresh air and a reminder that we should constantly review the Biblical basics of Salvation by Grace alone, through Faith alone in Christ alone! I figured if I couldn’t measure up I needed to get out and do my own thing. Joh 6:56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. Joh 6:54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. Its still a language it’s simply no one else understand the REAL language that man is speaking. Jennie says: “so that the gentiles could be included in the kingdom of the Messiah that was promised to israel.” Able to light up our paths, give us wisdom, counsel, understanding, knowledge of Him. Sadly, today I hear many of the Calvinist and lordship salvation persuasion- many of them fellow Southern Baptists- in the same way mocking those who believe that salvation is through simply believing the Gospel of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 God forbid. 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23 and others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Curtis and holly: Some of the LS’er and Calvinist persuasion will say that Paul’s wrestling with sin in Romans 7 was BEFORE he “repented of his sins” and “made” Christ his Lord and Savior. I read about half of the comments and not one touched on where Jesus told his disciples.to take up their cross and follow him…. These are biblically “tongues”. Many people have commented today and other times about how the Christian world has been inundated with the false “gospel” of Lordship “Salvation.” It comes from every corner of “Christianity”—from the pulpits, from popular books, from radio and television, from the blogs, from biased commentaries and biased Bible versions and from “Christian” music. Joh 6:55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. are all workers of miracles? How to share E2R, Copyright © 2020 I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. ARE THEY COUNTING ON THEIR MANY WONDERFUL WORKS? To us and to you! Neither can we. I am not against grace and not on the side on law. As kGod to bring you His Joy of this salvation to your mind and let your mind 8:4 So that the righteousness of the Law should be fulfilled in us not walking according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. Romans 10:15: And how shall they preach, except they be sent? “The Naked Gospel”: Just Another False Gospel of Works, Lordship Salvation’s J.D. 2 Cor 11:3-4 – But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the SIMPLICITY that is in Christ. In emphasizing “do, do, do”, I believe they distract people from trusting in the “done” as your professor/instructor said it. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time. Although I believe Methodists are in error for not believing in eternal security, I am not willing to consign John and Charles Wesley and their followers to the flames of perdition. I do not want to be the bearer of bad news here, but Patrick seems to be a charismatic/pentecostal pastor in Uganda. Eph 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, Were you justified in His name by His Spirit? I discovered that the Strong’s Gk572 means a singleness of thought, the sincerity of mental honesty. Copyright Policy Jeff Durbin from Apologia Church shares the most important message you will ever hear.More at apologiaradio.com. It’s true that it is not about my performance or obedience but it is all about Jesus Christ, You know one mentioned to me that Joel has been very favorable as of late to Muslims, and so this may be a two-fer. Because God loves you, He gave His only Son to pay for your sin. Joh 6:64 But there are some of you that believe not. 3. law keeping (turn from sins) ( Log Out /  I’m always wary of anyone that ends up on Oprah, or with Rick Warren, or gets all of celebrity “Christianity” talking about that person. This section brings together gospel topics, gospel Q&A and every truth related to the gospel. Doesn’t this verse mean that there is more to the gospel than recieving God’s grace? one of his books really helped me but I have since moved on. 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. We are not suggesting that any should sin that grace might abound. The gospel is not just good news for the sinner. “For IF you live according to the flesh, you WILL DIE; but IF by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you WILL LIVE. Please see also 2 Cor. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I have said the sinners prayer in so many ways to make sure I got all the stuff in I thought was needed. I used to think that the great “falling away” that Paul talks about was going to be a departure from Christianity. Thank you Tom and ExP for teaching and confirming God’s living Word to me. It sounds like Jesus. It’s The Eternal life of God, He was having to learn the life lesson that just as Jesus saves us from Hell, He is also our Everyday Savior! You can basically dismiss any scripture that doesn’t sit well with you. He bought our release papers. The consensus seems to be that one can hardly attend a church in which LS does not pop up in some form at some time. When my mother left the cult in the late 1970s I was gradually able to break away from that false gospel and wholeheartedly embrace the true Free Grace Gospel which Herbert Armstrong had constantly mocked and ridiculed. “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. Paul is not addressing pagans here because he considers them to be his brothers and sisters and we know that he is not referencing physical death because everyone eventually dies irrespective of how they their lives. They often mock and scoff at the One True Gospel of Grace (that a person is saved by God’s grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone) derisively referring to it as “greasy grace” and “easy believism” and frequently claim that Jesus “did His part” but that “you have to do yours to maintain your salvation.” Please note that while a Christian continues to have free will over his actions, he no longer has the ability to influence WHERE he will spend eternity. (Look up John 10:14) They were never His in the first place. What a tragedy they cling to these lies. Millions can testify that when they quit trying to earn salvation, but simply put their faith in Christ, they were born again. Right now, I do not speak another language, either by learning, or even if was still for today, the Word is clear, for it was the ‘lesser’ of gifts and not the one to seek. The Lord’s chastening of Christians also negates the teaching of lordship salvation, for it shows it is imposssible in this life to live a life of sinless perfection. You said, though, that the only downside is that they will live a sanctified life. We have seen Calvinism and Lordship in many different churches and we don’t think actually that Arminians are too far from Lordship as basically it’s perseverance of the person vs. being kept by the Lord, so it seems both of those schools of thought have made God a liar (I John 5:9-13). The true gospel draws from us a sense of being children of God, being One with God and so with each other and all humanity. Don’t forget the “gospel of Christ” (Rom 15:19), the “gospel of your salvation” (Eph 1:13), the “gospel of peace” (Eph 6:15), the “glorious gospel of the blessed God” (1 Tim 1:11), and the “eternal gospel” (Rev 14:6). So it is with salvation by grace. Secure Forever! Promise keepers is pretty much gone, but even that concept was very law-based. Some believe that all you need to do is literally "believe" in Christ Jesus and you will be saved. However, it is inaccurate to say the same thing of the unbeliever. He promises eternal life to anyone who believes in Jesus as Savior. The passage in James 5 reminds me also of a similar one regarding Timothy, who we know very well was saved (as in eternal life), and so we are not considering eternal life with this admonition using the word ‘saved’, but deliverance (save) of a physical kind from consequences of not abiding in His doctrine. (3) The gospel of the kingdom (Matt. No question, it’s in the present tense. While I agree with you that only the shed blood of Christ sufficiently atones for our sins, we seem to differ in whether cognitive assent is sufficient or whether our inward belief must be manifested by our outward actions – or “obedience” – if you will. Joel says he’s doing it not just to be healthier but to ‘honor God’s law’. So, what do you think this passage means Ben? 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. 1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. probably a movie or television movie)….will generate that 10-fold. We love souls and choose to study and search scripture on our own even what we read on this blog to see if it be so. The false gospel that the false teachers brought in added good works to faith in Christ. Jesus Christ is the only person who is anointed to preach the true gospel . An ongoing prayer in our church is that the Lord would show us how we can use our resources in the most effective way to reach as many as we can with the time remaining before the Rapture. In the epistles, the gospel of grace was taught by Paul, that Christ became our substitute by His death. – 1 John 4:10, Curtis, Romans 7 is one of my favorites. That is the very foundation of the gospel and of true grace preaching. I also was mixed between Justification and Sanctification they must remain separate or the Word of God contradict’s itself and muddies up THE Gospel and turns it into A Gospel. You go to Hebrews 5, have you really looked to the context of this entire book? Eph 2:5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), It’s able to keep us from sinning if we hide it in our hearts. There are many who claim they believe one is saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone and almost always seem to add the word “but” to it. I am so much blessed that I have found your website. [15] Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. There is only one gospel in the Bible and that is the gospel which was known to Paul as the gospel of grace: I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace. Jesus’ message is also called “the gospel of Jesus Christ” (Mark 1:1), “the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24), “the gospel of God” (Romans 1:1), “the glorious gospel” (2 Corinthians 4:4, King James Version), “the gospel of your salvation” (Ephesians 1:13) and “the gospel of peace” (Ephesians 6:15). Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Let me ask you a question Ben: Do you still sin? the kingdom has never stopped being offered to israel… Jesus tore down the dividing walls and the good news is for everyone. If you are trying to justify yourself by your own works, you have not understood the gospel I am afraid. 1 Cor 3:18-19. 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. 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. There is a great article by J.O. 5:1-2; Eph. We are as righteous as Jesus is because God gives us His very own righteousness. I need a yes or no answer, and I shall ask no more questions. I am a privileged man to be able to share the truth of the gospel through the many avenues the Lord has opened up for me. I was listening to a lecture yesterday and my instructor, Dr. H.L. Ezekiel 18:27-28 gives the flip side: [27] Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”. Eph 2:6 and raised us up (UP!!!) Mostly it makes me sad that the enemy enjoys mocking Jesus as He loses out at our failure to win inheritance rewards to work with Him in the Kingdom and eternity. Paul, you are an intelligent person. Wow! There are so many hirelings out there, blown about by every wind of doctrine, it’s tragic. His Word strengthens me, and sustains me in these hard times as the Holy Spirit brings it to my remembrance. She doubtfully agreed ‘one day’ but I insisted ‘soon’ in our lifetime. I am just trying to understand depression, as the whole world lies in the hands of the wicked one. As an example, look at this: John Piper and his staff wrote, “We mean that the saints will and must persevere in the obedience which comes from faith. maybe a language problem? Universal truth is not measured in mass appeal. What I would suggest to you if I may is put aside all teachers and opinions and ask God for His opinion through His Holy Word of Truth concerning the Simplicity of the Gospel in the shed blood of Jesus His Burial and Resurrection for our sin payment. It is not that only Paul “understood grace” , it is that only Paul was given the hidden (mystery) wisdom that grace comes from the cross and resurrection of Christ, to all whom believe it. who shall deliver me from the body of this death? To know the Gospel of Grace one must embrace the sacrifice of our Lord and Saviour Jesus, it is through this act of self sacrifice, something we hold dear today, it is considered the greatest gift one man could do for another, to lay down his life! 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