The word gospel is misused by many Christians. And why do many christians misuse this word? Many think everything in the bible is the gospel. What gospel (good news) did Jesus bring and preach during His ministry? What exactly was His Gospel. And was there or is there any other true gospel? I can only think of two gospels. The Gospel of the Kingdom of God and the Gospel of Grace. Please provide scripture to support your answer.
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BuffaloGal1960-I believe that the Gospel of the Kingdom is one of the important ones. The Books you mentioned I'm sure give clear exapmles of gospels that Jesus taught but mentioned by apostles. Thanks
1Cr 9:12rather than hinder the gospel of Christ.
2Cr 2:12 to Troas to preach the gospel of Chris
2Cr 9:13 confession of the gospel of Christ,
2Cr 10:14 the gospel of Christ.
2Cr 10:14 with the gospel of Christ.
Gal 1:7gospel of Christ.
Point made and many,many thanks. God bless
Abby- Thank you , I believe Luke 10:27 is very helpful.
wow a DR. -and an ugh lawyer too-that and $5 will get you a cup of coffee anywhere- are we supposed to bow down to you now? your scripture from dr.eric1:1 , I guess, cant seem to find it in the real bible.
gospels? there is only one.
eric- The Good News may be "old news" however it is vital to our christian faith. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is as important today as it was almost 2000 years ago. And clearly will remain important until His second coming.
People who make it more important than love in their hearts. The written word that is. Are imbeciles and miss the meaning of the Gospel. Like people who are all about gifts at Christmas. Wrong on one Gospel. Can God only say one word?
Eric- I'm not clear on the point you're trying make. Could you explain it in another way. Thanks.
A dichotomous mindset results in something that is anything but clear or trustworthy.
True dat Planks.
But the heart works differently, you should try it.
Eric- I'm sure if Jesus Christ wanted us to focus ONLY on love, then clearly He would have said so. The Gospel of Jesus Christ reveals far more than JUST love. And I would rather have the Holy Spirit than a doctorate any time.
I think Eric you are trying to show humility in comparison. I don't think you are so wrong. Ie.. Jesus was/ is the LIVING bread that came down from heaven..
I am happier this Sunday morning because the problem in this question just hit me. "Exactly" is not a term of faith or spirit or the Word. So the question cannot be answered in the Word. There is no "Abacus" from God. So the word exactly.....
Eric- I could remove the word exactly, but would it change the question any. The point I'm asking would remain the same, I would think. Thanks
grace--- removing it would not change a thing
No!! Grace and Celafoe it is critical to thought. We are constantly dealing with science/math/logic. A Christian must stay clear of this mixing. Exact is a term owned by mathematicians. It is not a God term. You really screw things up with it.
Eric- If what you say is true then the word needs to be removed from the following verse: De15:2, De 15:3, Ne 5:7, Ne 5:10, Ne 5:11, Ps 89:22, 2Ki 15:20, 2 Ki 23:35, Isa 58:3 and Lu 3:13. (KJV)
I agree completely, Eric. Many make the Bible into "God," but God didn't intend for it to be so. He wants relationships with us like the little children have with Him... loving unconditionally and innocently. It is the essence of His Word. :-)
Grace, you just made my point. Do all those verses say the same thing? No. Do they say "Exactly" the same thing? No. Is faith a personal relationship or not? Notice no one is called a Bibleician.
Separating the written word from our living it out is like separating our cure from the medicine that cured us - it didn't just happen. We can make a distinction between reading the Bible & living it out - but if set either aside we have nothing.
I get this. Because I do not get this. I read it exactly what I am supposed to read.
A lot of love is unbiblical. The Bible is our recipe for living a fruit-filled life in Christ. If I love sex, should I indulge to my hearts content. If I love stealing and hate to work, should I go around stealing things. Love is an excuse to
dianne- eric has no desire to understand there are over 20 different kinds of love, some of which are pure evil. he prefers his corrupted single version.
he thinks we are legalistic because we wont accept his liberal false beliefs
Hi Diana, I run the love test through here; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. If it fits then it is love. If it does not then we are just using the word love to describe something else. My son does not really "hate" cooked vegetables but he says it.
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what does any of this have to do with the good news that Jesus brought, tha twe are now able to enter the Kingdom of God?
celafoe- You took the words right out of my mouth.
AP: So "Good News" to u means "There's a mansion that's been prepared by JESUS for us IF we obey?" If so, that too. But "Good News" is GRACE! If we love HIM w/a "pure heart" & live AFTER ACTS "He will rem our sins no more!"
suzettenaples- Many thanks for your answer. And I sure the list can go much longer. Blessings
celafoe- I have mentioned in my question the the Gospel of the Kingdom, the Gospel of grace , but clearly I missed The Gospel of Jesu Christ as mentioned in Romans 15:25. But did Jesus highlight the Gospel of the Kingdom? Thanks.
nowhere in the bible are the "gospels" referenced. There is only ONE gospel, the gospel of Jesus Christ.. All the things mentioned are a part of that singular gospel
celafoe- please correct me if I'm wrong. Mark 1:15 States: and saying. The time is fulfilled and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the gospel. Also read Matt: 24:14. Am I taking this out of context. Thanks celafoe.
yes, that is what I was saying, there is one gospel, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It includes all that you have mentioned. repent and believe in it is the only way to enter the Kingdom. tell me if I misunderstood the ??
celafoe- To be honest I'm not sure who might be misunderstanding. My thought are that the Gospel of the Kingdom is included but is hightlighted in His ministry. Read Acts 20: 24 it mention in words:" the gospel of the grace of God." too. Let me know
the gospel of the Kingdom IS the Gospel of Jesus Christ, The only way to enter the Kingdom IS the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They are one and the same. There is but one Gospel.
celafoe- Matt: 4:23 also clearls states " the gospel of the Kingdom". I am asking you, what would be the purpose of the kingdom and grace to stand out the most as gospels above (it seem) other parts of His teaching. Help me here. Thanks
I would have to say because entering the Kingdom is the desired end result of His ministry and the only way to do so is through His Grace-- accepting the payment He made for our sins, thereby cleansing us from all unrighteousness.
celafoe- I agree, I think this is where Matthew 6:33 would fit in perfectly. Thanks
agreed, blessings to you my brother
Oscarlites- Much of the Old Testament did describe Jesus. Not His name (Jesus) but what His actions and words would be. Thank you
starsofeight- Great insight and I thank you for your answer.