Salvation is not about us. Berean Literal Bible For I make known to you, brothers, the gospel having been preached by me, that it is not according to man. Savoring God for his mercy is the end. Evangelism is not social work/justice or political involvement. It is the greatest thing you can participate in for the rest of your life. The “God Is Love Only” Gospel. He does not say, “Christ became a servant in order that the Gentiles might receive mercy.” He does not say that. * 48 So be perfect, * just as your heavenly Father is perfect. The gospel is not a way to get people to heaven; it is a way to get people to God. Paul is saying that if you want to really change, you must let the Gospel teach you - that is to train, discipline, coach you - over a period of time. Its message is the power of God for salvation, so I would like to encourage you if you have not given your life entirely over to the control of Christ and the spread of His gospel, that you would do so right now. Don’t preach mercy to sinners as the aim of the gospel ultimately. The gospel is good news when we understand that we do not (and cannot) earn our salvation; the work of redemption and justification is complete, having been finished on the cross (John 19:30). God loves a cheerful giver, thus there is no formula for how much each Christian should give (2 Corinthians 9:7). Anything that does not lead and reveal salvation (Jesus Christ) is not the gospel. I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ and defend our Faith as we see attack after attack on true Christians. In Jesus name. First, we often find the phrase “the gospel of God.”. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. It’s greater than any position you could accept at a company, greater than any cure to an illness one could create. He says, “Christ became a servant in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for receiving mercy from God.” The ultimate aim of the gospel is God — God glorified for his mercy. Nor do you … It’s an important distinction. “For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your … Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. It’s a magnificent thing. Apart from Christ, we were so sinful, so wicked, so rebellious that Scripture called us children of disobedience. I heard his very words. One very common way to answer that question is by simply repeating the words of John 3:16. The gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not. Nowhere does Jesus Christ say that the gospel is about Him coming to die for our sins! Galatians 2:4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: It is not ultimately that you might have mercy. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you” (1 Peter 1:3–4). Mercy is a means, not an end. That’s the result of the gospel rather than the gospel itself.” Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) The gospel, its results, and its implications must be carefully related to each other— neither confused nor separated. At one time this was the only message I believed in, but later on I realized that it's lacking in depth and power. Do not the pagans do the same? The Lord is with you.” 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. Anything that does not tell you that Jesus Christ finished all the works on the cross and it is Him that you need is not the gospel. 3:24). If we don't want God above all things, we have not been converted by the gospel.” ― John Piper, God Is the Gospel: … “The gospel is for non-Christians. The basics of the gospel message might be presented like this: God is perfect and holy and He requires nothing less than His own perfection. Jesus is the propitiation for our sins (1 John 2:2). The gospel is good news when we understand that we do not (and cannot) earn our salvation; the work of redemption and justification is complete, having been finished on the cross (John 19:30). But not one of these common sentiments is the true "good news" message that Jesus Christ brought! 3:1-3) and are renewed (Col. 1:6). And these signs, if not the miraculous gifts, always attend the preaching of the gospel, unless it be in vain: neither are the extraordinary operations of the Holy Ghost ever wholly withheld, where the gospel is preached with power, and men are alive to God. Which best represents the problem with the comment? We certainly benefit from it, and it is a fine thing, it is a wonderful thing. The prosperity gospel doesn’t share this same reverence and joy because it only persuades of a temporal comfort and worldly happiness. King James Version (KJV). God is dead, but not all that many people seem to have turned up for the funeral. Here’s the whole story: The one and only God, who is holy, made us in his image to know him (Gen. 1:26-28). With much assurance - Literally, with full assurance, and much of it: the Spirit bearing witness by shedding the love of God abroad in your hearts, which is the highest testimony that can be given. 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