Again, the one who believes “hath” or has, or possesses now, everlasting life. That is why Pauls’ letters are so different, from the rest of the New Testament, they are about the mystery of grace. He is my Heaven! That’s is no gospel. This Body is now open to all believers without partiality, Jew and Gentile alike. God’s true Israel will once again have the opportunity to be saved into the Kingdom on earth. It refers to physical life. The Gospel is missing. It’s The Eternal life of God, They mix it with the Law, and that isn’t the Gospel at all. 2nd the traditons apostle Paul referred to were the contents of the gospel of God’s grace. But he who restrains his lips is wise. No, every mountain, every gorge and crevasse, low places shall be made high and every mountain shall be made low and no man will tell his brother “Know God!” 1:27. In so doing, you will help him avoid the negative consequences of continuing in that sin, which ultimately may lead to his physical death. It is somewhat comforting to realise that I am not the only one getting it in the neck! Believe that because of what Jesus has done, you are forgiven, you have been clothed with his righteousness, and you have been adopted into his family. It will be an honor and a privilege to share Gods love for you viwe. In emphasizing “do, do, do”, I believe they distract people from trusting in the “done” as your professor/instructor said it. John1God has given us this 1 gospel, anythin else is a lie, of tryin 2 create a man made religion. Good news does not have bad news included in it. Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. The gospel has been preached by men, who do not fear and tremble, but use wisdom of men’s words when they preach it. That leaves 117 references to grace in … Their doctrine crumbles cause they have made their foundation themselves and their “good works”. Although the principle of rightly dividing the Bible applies to the whole book, Paul was actually saying we need to read the law and the prophets to see what the reveal about Jesus – which is what Jesus said in Luke 24:44. Joh 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? In other words, you don’t have to do something more to possess eternal life if you already possess eternal life. In Him!! 4. yourself. all men are invited to be a part of the body of Christ! [14] But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. You either going to see Him as a saviour or as example. Eph 2:7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. holly, maybe this “rebelliousness” could be the start of a change for the good: it could be the start of his fans actually looking into the word of God and rightly dividing it. Yes, and Abraham Jesus blood father was being distinctively an Iraqi. Create a website or blog at He has sermons and media on his page, and additional sermons (about 600 I think) on a link under sermons that goes to ‘’ (warning – this is a site that allows anyone to upload sermons from the bad to the good, it is a business, not a source, so just go for Tom Cucuzza’s sermon). The Jesus as the Evangelical church knows loves us, has forgiven us, and asks us to follow Him and His teachings and He gives us the Holy Spirit to help us. Alan, as you know, it is not possible to lose your salvation – either through sin or from “losing your faith.”. Answer: The gospel message is the good news of God’s grace, so it is important to know what grace is and to constantly seek to get a better view of what grace does in our lives. “The True Treasure of the Church is the most holy gospel of the glory and the grace of God. Simple isn’t ‘stinted’, quite the opposite, it is ‘bountiful’. But Jesus of course knew it would be this way at the end. Thanks for bringing both the verse and concept contained therein to light. What about when Jesus refers to the gospel of the kingdom (Matt 24:14)? I clearly understand the gospel of grace as it relates to God the father who has always been a GRACIOUS GOD. Grace: The Power of the Gospel The Gospel is the most basic, foundational message of the New Testament, yet it’s the most misunderstood. Free grace is a Christian soteriological view teaching that anyone can receive eternal life the moment they believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God (John 20:31). Compromise of the truth = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. John 6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I can’t remember off hand if you have a Wiki listing of the Hall of Shame preachers on Osteen. Simply put, when a person understands their need for a Savior, and trusts in Jesus Christ, believing that He paid for their sins on the cross and came back from the dead, that person is saved. 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? Grace is a Person, the beautiful Person of our Lord Jesus Christ. Italian, Spanish, English, etc. I haven’t been coming here very long, and I think this is about the fourth time that the Lord has confirmed what He has been directing me to all on my own. And because an encounter with Him is so glorious, so liberating, and so powerful in changing precious lives, the enemy has thrown up so many controversies and misconceptions around the gospel of grace. My philosophy — stay away from those web sites which do not understand and honor God’s salvation by Grace through faith in Jesus alone. If we are saved that moment, then there is nothing else for us to do to be saved. See our “Difficult Verses” section for a discussion of Matthew 7:21-23. I truly appreciate your encouragement. They heard Jesus proclaim grace on the night he rose from the dead. Joh 6:59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. 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. Grace is closely related to God’s benevolence, love, and mercy. However, if I find someone caught in an error, I have this huge desire to try and help them see the Truth while praying urgently lest Jesus come and catch them out of fellowship! Galatians 1:7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. I wonder if it were made more of, it may induce believers to be more faithful and alert to The Word? Rolling around on the ground laughing hysterically, barking like dogs and everything else doesn’t glorify His Gospel or the spread of it which was that gifts purpose. This gospel is built, not on a doctrine or a theology, but on Jesus Christ himself: The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. It sets forth the cross of Christ as the abrupt, violent end of all that you are by nature, and raises you to … What’s so special about Christ’s right hand? Thank you Tom and ExP for teaching and confirming God’s living Word to me. Not trying to nitpick, but the whole title of bishop and him being from Uganda triggered a status flag with me. It is sad about the disability that he lives with, but, that does not change the fact that his doctrine is to be examined just like everyone else. probably a movie or television movie)….will generate that 10-fold. Daniel, welcome and thanks for your comment. I heard T.L. Wow! Context and content…. John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. This post was adapted from content in chapter 1 of How People Change by Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp. His death ransomed us, so that we might be free. Is the fear coming from the enemy, does he cause the anxiety disorder. 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. Most Calvinists say if you don’t perform you never had it. The gospel is not just good news for the sinner. * We believe in salvation through Jesus Christ by confession in faith. You have not obeyed the gospel. I have prayed for you. The true gospel of grace is a power that fulfills the law. False Gospels. They usually reference the verse about needing someone to interpret…once again, a real language! are all teachers? And like Jack said, it is a good exercise to frequently review these basics that I never deviate from its beautiful simplicity by even one-hundredth of a degree. It was not the Corinthians feet (or legs) that were causing them to walk as men, anymore than it is the feet of those who preach the gospel that makes them preach the gospel. It is shocking that so many sincere people are unaware of the fact that “grace” and “obedience” are not enemies. Please read the booklet “The Permanence of Salvation” by Dr. Tom Cucuzza, linked below: Hi everyone. It’s no wonder not more “lost” people aren’t interested in the Church, all they see is a bunch of finger-pointing, judgmental people telling them they need to “do, do, do”. Let’s take the second criticism first. That was settled once and for all the moment he first believed. But I think that when more and more people in his mega arena church start being Bereans then they will become more and more of a thorn in his side. If Methodism teaches that persistence in sin can lead to loss of eternal life (through apostasy, or for any other reason), they believe a different John 3:16 than I do. Born without limbs. let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. I am just trying to understand depression, as the whole world lies in the hands of the wicked one. 12 It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to … 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. every failure has some kind of connection of failure to see who we are in Christ Jesus. Please pray and ask Him to help you. 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. Oh, my heart saddens to see this and know that this complication of God’s Word hinders the lost soul from knowing that God truly loves them and all they have to do is believe and trust Him as their Savior. a. Enter your email address to subscribe to ExPreacherMan and receive notifications of new posts by email. Put another way, if trusting in Christ “did the job” then the job is done! Paul taught: believers NOW are in the Body of Christ and will be caught up into heavenly realm and NOT inherit the earthly kingdom as promised to Israel. I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Wow I read but occasionaly fell asleep as I did.All I can say is “Grace come to me by vissions in dreams”.I saw a tokolooshe that by spirit lives with me become vissible as I sang a hymn about Christ be the Lord who calm the storm and anchor me through storms.Amen I feel saved.My phone which was under my pillow has let me recieve the Lord’s grace through the gospel that was on/active on internet page!Alleluya may God’s name be glorified through Jesus my God!Amen. Baptism unites one with Christ in His burial and resurrection to new life ( … ______________________________________________________________________________________. As you already are. Joh 6:54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. Isn’t it after we believe that Jesus Christ comes to live in our hearts by faith (Eph 3:17; Rom 8:9)? ), Submission doesn’t mean what you think it means, 6 awesome things that will happen when Christ returns. Lordship salvationists however, teach that you must be ‘totally’ surrendered to the lordship of Jesus Christ in order to validate that your faith is ‘genuine saving faith’. He talked about Catholics being Christian (well not if they haven’t ever believed the truth but instead believe a works based religion). Tom does so through the pulpit of his church, through radio broadcasts, through his writing of articles and book, through conference speaking, through blogging and through personal evangelism. @ the age of 15 years, I put my trust in Christ. And all along we have to prove all things, testing the spirits, marking and avoiding those with divisive doctrine. John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned:… Available at his site. Two were womanizers. Jesus is the only way to the Father. As always! This is clearly brought out in chapter 2-. That he might start again with the gospel. So when Paul refers to the gospel of grace in Acts 20, he means exactly the same thing as when he and others refer to the gospel of Christ or the gospel of God or the gospel of his Son or the gospel of peace in other places. I’m not sure what all I believed when I came to Jesus to ask him to save me. 5:1-2; Eph. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I MORE: 5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a PHARISEE; 6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, BLAMELESS. Our Perseverance? 11:3! Posted on August 11, 2010 by Paul Ellis // 104 Comments. “Paul was not the only one with a revelation of grace…” No, but this is also not the same as the distinct GOSPEL of the grace of God given specifically to the apostle Paul. While there is only one true gospel, each of these descriptions focuses on a different aspect of the same message. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. if Paul being successful in making Jesus AS Lord and Savoir of his life it should say “wretched man I WAS” because if anyone could crank out the christian life it would be Paul a Pharisee of Pharisees. together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, Rebecca, cudos to you!! But the Gospel of the grace of God in Christ, which is the power of God unto salvation, demands the death, burial and resurrection of you, the sinner, in Christ. However, we’re not equipped to diagnose or make recommendations for treating medical or psychological conditions at ExPreacherMan. Ask yourself, what exactly did you believe? This was the sixty-second of Martin Luther’s ninety-five theses of 1517 . The Bible promises God will bless believers immensely, but the main blessing of the true gospel is a restored relationship with God through Jesus Christ for God’s glory, not our earthly comforts. God bless us, everyone. How much more and for how much longer? U ARE NOT ALONE. Now aged 67yrs, 68yrs in September, I have come to realise Clinical Depression is the ‘thorn’in my side that pierces through one of my bubbles of hot air pride. What is it saying? But, this is impossible, since they have never been saved. How far does the grace of God go? Who is the King? 2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Revelation 21:6: And he said unto me, It is done. 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. See also Acts 28:30-31. Exactly where did you get this 90%/10% calculation? The Jews who chose to believe saw Christ as the Messiah King in expectation of the promised Messianic “earthly” kingdom. God’s Promise or Let the implications of this statement reach your heart--there was another gospel being preached in Paul's day. Hosler entitled “Attaching Personal Righteousness to the Back-side of the Gospel’s Requirements”. At Pentecost the disciples were filled with the (Acts 2) Holy Spirit; however, the mystery Christ revealed to apostle Paul was not until after the final rejection of Messiah by Israel and occurred in Acts 9. In Eph. First of all there is only one true gospel, while there are many false gospels. John G. Yes, this was excellent! Matt Rogers, Aspire: Volume One, 96. From all appearances, these men were truly saved, but they were bringing shame to the name of the Lord and to the body of Christ. 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. Stu, this is the last of your comments that we will be posting. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. My concern is that if we started dividing the NT epistles into “this guy understood grace” and “this guy didn’t understand grace,” we find ourselves on very thin ice. He gave a talk using Revelation 20 and made it sound like believers were under the judgements mentioned in it. Ben, we were those things. Thanks for your comment. I think “born of water” refers to a woman’s water breaking when she gives birth, which would be common to all people. 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. Luke 2:10-11: True faith brings a change, etc etc. Be Transformed by reading and taking heed of There are other instances in the Bible in which believers did not finish their lives well: Ananias and Sapphira, both of whom were killed for lying publicly to Peter and to the Holy Spirit—Acts 5; King Solomon, who drifted into idolatry at the end of his life; Lot, a backslider most of his adult life, yet Peter declared him in 2 Peter 2:7 to be just (a believer); Noah, a great man of faith, but whose last recorded act was to get drunk on wine. I dug around in my Strong’s dictionary yesterday because of this discussion. 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. But not all faith is justifying faith! The doctrine is still true. If you are uncertain you have accepted the true gospel… Of the remaining 133, only four are contained in the gospels and they all refer to the Lord Jesus (Luke 2:40, John 1:14, 16, 17). I was reading my Bible when I came across John 6:37 Where Jesus says ” He that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. The word “gospel” literally means “good news.” That promotes this, put your hand on the bible and tell me you never get sick or weaker with age…. I pray that the spirit confirms this within you. There’s only one way- by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. no sin can take you anywhere once you believe that Jesus loves for you. living on earth in the Kingdom of Israel, ruled by Christ in Jerusalem are two different INHERITANCES? There are believers that use their liberty as a license. You know I am not perfect; ok lets call a spade a spade, I am a sinner and I don’t need to persuade you of this, but it is the desire of my heart to walk in the Holy Spirit, and I am constrained from sinning by love of Christ; (where is that verse?) It is also his life and work the very example of his living and teaching. This is a discipleship passage, that speaks to the commitment required for discipleship. Both Arminians and Calvinists have tampered with the gospel. Today I have been quickened about the Simplicity that is in Christ. 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