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One Or Two Gospels In The New Testament?

Discussion in 'Bible Study Forum' started by Terral, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. Terral

    Terral New Member

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    Greetings to All: This thread is dedicated to comparing the differences between the ‘Gospel of the Kingdom’ and our ‘Word of the Cross’ gospel message of today. My hypothesis is that God gathers members to the Prophetic Kingdom ‘Bride’ (John 3:29) through the first gospel described below and members to the Mystery ‘Body of Christ’ (Ephesians 4:12 = that’s us) through Paul’s “my gospel” #2. Gospel #1 is the Gospel of Water, while Gospel #2 below is the Gospel of Blood.-------------------------- This is NOT our gospel for today. Nobody has been saved by this Gospel message for almost 2000 years. Elijah will begin preaching this Gospel of the Kingdom, when he returns to restore ‘all things’ (Matthew 17:10-11) as the “prophet” of Acts 3:19-26.-------------------------- I. Gospel of the Kingdom (Matthew 4:23 , Matthew 9:35, Matthew 24:14, Acts 8:12). Gospel to the Circumcised. Galatians 2:7. 1. The good news that the ‘kingdom of heaven’ is ‘at hand’ (Matthew 3:2, Matthew 4:17, Matthew 10:7). i.e., ‘preaching the kingdom.’ Acts 20:25. 2. According to Prophecy; seen by the OT Prophets. Isaiah 40:3, Malachi 3:1. 3. Obtain eternal life by keeping the commandments. Matthew 19:16-17. 4. Water baptism (during confession) for the ‘forgiveness of sins.’ Mark 1:4, Acts 2:38. (John’s Baptism; Acts 19:3; name of the Father; John 1:6, John 1:33, Matthew 28:19.) 5. Baptism in the ‘name of the Lord Jesus’ (Acts 8:16, Acts 19:5), ‘name of the Son’ (Matthew 28:19) 6. Receive the Spirit through the baptism in the ‘name of the Holy Spirit’ (Matthew 28:19) through the laying of hands (Acts 8:17, Acts 19:6). 7. Justified by ‘works and not by faith alone.’ James 2:20-24. 8. Kingdom disciples are under Mosaic Law (Matthew 5:18, James 2:10). -------------------------- Below is our gospel for today that many believe is the ‘only’ gospel of the New Testament with inclusions from Gospel #1. This gospel message was revealed to Paul (Galatians 1:11-12) AFTER his conversion in Acts 9 and is “according to the revelation of THE MYSTERY” (Romans 16:25). -------------------------- II. Paul’s “my gospel” (Romans 2:16, Romans 16:25, etc.). Gospel to the Uncircumcised. Galatians 2:7. 1. The gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:24. 2. According to the revelation of the Mystery; NOT seen by the OT prophets. Romans 16:25. 3. Saved by God’s grace through faith APART from works. Ephesians 2:8-9. 4. Sins forgiven through the redemption IN Christ (Romans 3:24) and His shed blood (Ephesians 1:7). 5. Our ‘one baptism’ (Ephesians 4:5) is done by the ‘one Spirit’ (Ephesians 4:4) into the ‘one body’ (1 Corinthians 12:13), which is into “Christ’s body.” 1 Corinthians 12:27. 6. We receive the Spirit when hearing (Romans 10:17*) and believing (Ephesians 1:13-14) Paul’s Gospel by ‘hearing with faith*.’ Galatians 3:2.7. We are justified by faith apart from works. Romans 4:4-6. 8. We are under grace and not under law. Romans 6:14. --------------------------- Do you see just one gospel in the New Testament or these two totally separate gospel messages for gathering the Kingdom Bride (#1) and Mystery Body (#2)? Good Luck in the debate, In Christ Jesus, Terral
  2. oldertim

    oldertim New Member

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    Hi,Much confusion has entered the Christian community over the term gospel. Gospel means simply account, story, testimony, or something like that. Paul's gospel is just one of those.Each of the New Testament gospel writers wrote a gospel, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, along with the general epistles, Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1,2,3 John, and Jude. If you read deeply and carefully, there is no conflict between them.A problem arises when one takes a verse or two out of context. Much of the differences between denominations can be traced to taking a verse, or a teaching out of context, and making a religion out of that verse or teaching.God Bless,Oldertim