GOD'S ONLY GOSPEL
- ONLY ONE GOD, ONLY ONE JESUS, ONLY ONE GOSPEL -
"...addicted...to the ministry of the saints.…For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ."
(1 Cor. 16:15; Eph. 4:12)
“…we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved…”
Grace and peace to all who love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity and in truth, and who believe and rejoice in His name according to the Scriptures. We trust you are well, and that you continue to believe, judge by, and have great joy in, God’s one and only Gospel which alone contains His Testimony that must be believed in, of the Person and Work of His dear Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
The following is excerpted from my book ‘That’s Just Your Opinion!’:
A profession of faith which does not embrace all of the doctrines of the Gospel is a profession not motivated by the Spirit of Truth but simply a work of the flesh which Scripture calls, heresy.
The list of what are called, the works of the flesh, which appears in chapter 5 verse 20 of Paul's Letter to the Galatians, shows clearly that heresies are something which are a work of the flesh. A product of man. Something which, "...lusteth against the Spirit..." (Galatians 5:17). A work of the flesh is something which is always at enmity with the Truth of the Spirit of God. This list, which the apostle sent to the Galatians concerning the works of the flesh, includes within it the sins of, "Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred..." (see Galatians 5:20). Those who commit such things, "...shall not inherit the Kingdom of God" (Galatians 5:21 cf. Titus 3:10,11). Those who commit heresy will also not inherit the Kingdom of God. To commit heresy is to engage in and express, 'A SELF-WILLED OPINION WHICH IS SUBSTITUTED IN PLACE OF SUBMISSION TO THE TRUTH'. "Such erroneous opinions are frequently the outcome of personal preference or the prospect of advantage, see 2 Peter 2:1, where the word 'destruction' signifies leading to ruin." The word, heresies, also means, 'bad principles and tenets, relating to doctrine, which are subversive of the fundamentals of the Gospel and the Christian Faith; and are the produce of a man's own invention, and the matter of his choice, without any foundation in the Word of God; and these are works of the flesh, for they spring from a corrupt and carnal mind, and are propagated with carnal views, as popular applause, worldly advantage, and indulging the lusts of the flesh'". Underpinning the Faith of every true Christian is the Rock, the true Christ of the Gospel of God. Those who hold to false gospels are like those who have built their house upon sand for their natural faith cannot support the weight of their vain hopes. "A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself" (Titus 3:10,11cf. 2 Timothy 4:3,4). The Christian is one who has been made subject to the Gospel of God by the grace of God through the gift of Faith. By this means the now saved man has submitted himself unto the obedience of God's Gospel only and thus is forever freed from any self-willed opinion spawned by his natural faith which seeks to lust against the Spirit and His Truth and usurp the place of the gift of Faith which comes from God.
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When a person professes to be a Christian they are professing "...SUBJECTION unto the Gospel of Christ..." (2 Corinthians 9:13). But there can be no subjection unto the Gospel of Christ when one's love is for another christ of a gospel which is not God's. There is absolutely nothing whatsoever in the Scriptures that would lead a man to rightly consider himself saved based on his view of what the Gospel is. Quite the contrary. A man's view comes from his faith, and that which comes from a man's faith is called heresy in the Scriptures, and the man a heretic who, clearly, will not inherit the Kingdom of God, for he is subverted, or perverted, and thus condemned of himself. Those who hold to the tenets of false gospels believe they do have a strong Scriptural foundation, but in reality no false teaching, however much it is sincerely believed, has any foundation in Truth. The confusion lies in an utterly flawed understanding of what the Scriptures are truly saying for they do not have the gift of Faith with which to believe them.
Man either believes with his own faith, which the Bible calls heresy, or with the gift of Faith given by God for belief of the Truth. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO MIDDLE GROUND! A man either believes with his own faith to his own destruction, or with the gift of Faith from God to his salvation. Man cannot be saved by any works of the flesh. This includes his believing with his own natural faith, for with his natural faith man can never savingly believe the Gospel of God. If he could, salvation would be by the work of man and not by the gift of God. It is abundantly evident that in giving the gift of Faith to His people God demonstrates the absolute necessity of it, and that none can be saved without it. Moreover, man by his own faith could never savingly believe the truth but only ever deny it. This, in and of itself, is absolute and conclusive evidence that a man can never be saved by his own faith, consisting predominantly of fallacious views and opinions, but only by that which embraces the whole Gospel of God: the gift of Faith which comes from God. This is why any error one believes in, when it comes to the Gospel of God, is proof positive that a person is not believing with the Faith of God but with their own corrupt faith. "He that believeth (the Gospel) ...shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned" (Mark 16:16). To savingly believe the Gospel of God one must be given the gift of Faith from God. To not believe the Gospel of God is to not have the gift of Faith. ■
The following is an excerpt from ‘That’s Just Your Opinion!’:
The Philippian jailer asked, "...Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" (Acts 16:30). Here it is! The question people argue about the world over. You are about to hear from the Holy Word of God as to exactly what the answer to this age old question is. "And they said, BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND THOU SHALT BE SAVED....and they spake unto him the Word of the Lord..." (Acts 16:31, 32). In other words, they told him 'Believe this, that we are about to tell you, and you will be saved', which is to simultaneously say, 'If you do not believe what we are about to tell you, you will not/cannot be saved'. The jailer was not left to his own thoughts as to Who Jesus was and what He had done to save, He was immediately informed of the Gospel of Christ. The blind man who was given sight by Jesus was asked by the Lord: "...Dost thou believe on the Son of God? He answered and said, 'Who is He, lord, that I might believe on Him?' And Jesus said unto Him, Thou hast both seen Him, and it is He that talketh with thee. And he said, 'Lord, I believe'. And he worshipped Him" (John 9:35-38). Notice here the wise response to the question, 'Dost thou believe on the Son of God', by the formerly blind man. He did not simply say, 'Yes, I do believe', knowing full well that he did not know Who the Son of God was. Only after being told that Jesus is the Son of God, was the man able to believe on Him. Only after being told Who the Son of God was did the man begin to believe and worship Him. Prior to being informed, the man did not know who the Son of God was.
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After the truth was revealed to Him the man promptly believed that the One Who stood before him was the Son of God and that no other could be, for how could more than one person be the Son of God. How could more than one Gospel be the Gospel of God? Needless to say, if the man had ever believed in any of the charlatans who claimed to be the Lord he would have immediately turned his back on them, after the Lord had not only restored the man's physical sight but also opened his spiritual eyes. To believe on the True Jesus Christ is to be truly saved. But what is it to truly believe on the Lord Jesus Christ? Everyone says, 'I believe in Jesus', from the Arminian to the Mormon to the Roman Catholic to the Calvinist and to the casual church attendee, but is it enough to simply know His name and a few general truths concerning Him. Is it enough to say, 'I love Him', whilst knowing little to nothing about Him and therefore being open to believe false teachings concerning Him? Thinking, 'Well I know there is a God, that there is a Jesus and I believe in Him. Heaven couldn't be about doctrinal details. God would not be so pedantic as to not permit a person's entering Heaven simply because they were not aware of certain doctrines or did not believe them to be God's Truth, but rather believed in false teaching about Him'. That is how the world thinks. That is man's idea of salvation and not God's. The world, to its eternal detriment, places far more emphasis on how a person lived their lives on earth than on what they believed. God's saving a man is about His revealing His glorious Gospel to him and providing him with the gift of Faith with which to believe it. Believing the Gospel is all about believing the Truth about God and His Son, and rejecting the lies about Him. Salvation is believing the Gospel of God and believing the Gospel of God is to be saved. The Lord Jesus may be heard, exclusively, in the preaching of the true Word of the Lord. This Word of the Lord, spoken in response to the jailer's question, 'What must I do to be saved?', is none other than the Gospel of the Lord for where else would the Truth of Who Jesus Christ is, what He has done and for whom He has done it, reside than in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Evidence for the phrase, "Word of the Lord", meaning the Gospel of the Lord is plentiful and, when comparing Scripture with Scripture, indubitable: "...the Word of the Gospel..." (Acts 15:7). "And they, when they had testified and preached the Word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the Gospel..." (Acts 8:25). "In Whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your salvation..." (Ephesians 1:13). "For the hope which is laid up for you in Heaven, whereof ye heard before in the Word of the Truth of the Gospel" (Colossians 1:5). "But the Word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the Word which by the Gospel is preached unto you" (1 Peter 1:25). "But they have not all obeyed the Gospel....So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God" (Romans 10:16,17). The apostle Paul also interchanges 'the preaching of the Gospel' with 'the preaching of the cross of Christ'. These both being one and the same thing: the Power of God to save: "For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel; not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God" (1 Corinthians 1:17,18 cf. Romans 1:16,17; 2 Corinthians 6:7). The apostle also states, a few verses on, "...we preach Christ crucified....unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the Power of God, and the Wisdom of God" (1 Corinthians 1:24). The words 'grace' and 'Gospel' are used interchangeably in Galatians 1:6. The Grace of Christ IS the Gospel of God (see also Acts 20:24). The preaching of Christ crucified, the preaching of the Cross, is the preaching of the Gospel of Christ is the Power of God unto Salvation. The Gospel of Christ is God's Instrument by which He delivers the Truth about Christ which is essential to a saving knowledge of Him. Since nothing else is mentioned in Scripture as the power of God unto salvation, we conclude that God saves in no other way than through Faith in the Gospel of His Dear Son. Believing, being saved, is a work of God. It cannot be done without the Grace of God and the gift of Faith which comes from God to believe the Gospel of God. It is an operation of the Spirit of God upon the heart of man: "It is the Spirit that quickeneth..." (John 6:63; cf. John 5:21; Romans 4:17). The word quickeneth here meaning to make alive, by spiritual power to arouse and invigorate.
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"Blessed is the man whom Thou choosest, and causest to approach unto Thee..." (Psalm 65:4), and, "Thy people shall be willing in the day of Thy Power..." (Psalm 110:3). Man can only be saved by the will, mercy and grace of God, and through this sole means he believes with the Faith of God given so that he will believe only the Gospel of God. ■
SINCERITY IS NOT SECURITY, AND CONVICTION WITHOUT TRUTH IS THE
HEART AND SOUL OF THE DECEIVED STATE.
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Whenever you encounter any religious group telling you to accept and believe something they are teaching or that is occurring in their meetings which they claim is of God, INDEPENDENTLY OF YOUR MINDS, take it as a clear warning from God to flee that group and never have anything more to do with it. God gave us our minds, and He expects us to use our minds before we accept anything being presented to us as truth. If our minds are not active we are in danger of becoming mere instruments, puppets if you will, of those whose minds are active.
Patience is steadfast endurance in the midst of persecution, and faith is the steady trust which never wavers.
To glorify the name of God is to praise Him for what He is and all He has accomplished. All shall come before God in worship because He alone is Holy.
The persecuted Church has always faced the temptation to compromise with worldliness and thus ease the tension of living in a hostile environment.
...God is more concerned with the fulfilment of His redemptive purposes than He is with satisfying our ideas of appropriate timing.
The rage that is often demonstrated by a non-believer upon hearing the true Gospel is often a result of his doubts and unanswered questions in his own mind concerning the gospel he does believe in.
As always, I look forward to hearing from you all, and pray that the gracious and loving Father, Who alone is Holy and Just, will continue to bless all His elect through His Mercy and Truth, and that you will continue to be edified and instructed by items available through this ministry. For God’s enemies, only one thing awaits: “Clouds and darkness are round about Him: righteousness and judgement are the habitation of His Throne. A fire goeth before Him, and burneth up His enemies round about” (Psa. 97:2,3). Our prayer to God for ourselves and for all His people is: “Order my steps in Thy Word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me” (Psa. 119:133). “Let all those that seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee: and let such as love Thy salvation say continually, Let God be MAGNIFIED” (Psa. 70:4). Thank you again for your prayers and support. “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the Word of His Grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified” (Acts 20:32).
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“Now unto the King Eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen” (1 Tim. 1:17). "Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing" (1 Peter 3:8,9).
“…Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen” (1 Pet. 5:14).
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