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    How the Gospel Interprets the Bible

    The whole Bible is about Jesus Christ and his Gospel. In the Old Testament we see God bringing forth a people and a nation from whom the savior of the world would come. God chose Patriarchs, prophets and others to reveal his plan of salvation. The Old Testament saints were saved and justified by faith in God's promise of a savior.

    "Abraham believed God and it was counted unto him for righteousness" Romans 4:3.

    There is a thread that runs through the Old Testament concerning God's promise of a savior. Many of the Jews looked forward to seeing God's promise of a savior, but died without ever seeing it become a reality, Hebrews 11:39. They were saved and justified by faith. They looked forward to seeing the savior. We look back. It is much easier to look back than it is to look forward. We have the whole revelation of Jesus Christ and his Gospel in the New Testament.

    God's promise of a savior becomes a reality in the New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

    "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior, which is Christ the Lord" Luke 2:11.

    The long awaited savior finally arrives, but not many knew who he was, nor did they know what his purpose was, John 1:12. The apostles knew who he was, 1 John 1:1-4. But even some of them did not know what his purpose was until the day of Pentecost. Acts chapter 2 is the big reveal. For the very first time the Gospel comes into the world in the power of the Holy Spirit. The lowly disciples are transformed into powerful preachers of the Gospel, Acts 4:18-20. Pentecost gave birth to the New Testament church. Nothing is the same after Pentecost. The apostles went everywhere preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thousands and thousands of Jews are born again by the word of God (the Gospel) 1 Peter 1:23 and become witnesses for Christ and his Gospel.

    WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?

    The Gospel is that work that Jesus did in our name and on our behalf that justifies the ungodly, Romans 4:5 and reconciles us and the world unto God, 2 Corinthians 5:18, 19. In the Gospel Jesus comes into the world as God's new Adam and our new humanity, 2 Corinthians 5:17. His mission is to do for us that which we cannot do for ourselves. By his righteous sinless life he offers to God the Father a life of perfect obedience according to his Holy Law. Jesus is the end and the fulfillment of God's law, Romans 10:4.

    That was not enough. Something had to be done about our sins and the sins of the whole world,

    "For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him" 2 Corinthians 5:21.

    In Jesus Christ we have been justified, sanctified and redeemed, 1 Corinthians 1:30. We now stand before God as holy and complete in Jesus Christ, Colossians 2:10. If the Bible is read in the light of this historical Gospel of Jesus Christ it will make sense. If you try to add your religion to the Bible, it will not make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Pate View Post
    The whole Bible is about Jesus Christ and his Gospel. In the Old Testament we see God bringing forth a people and a nation from whom the savior of the world would come. God chose Patriarchs, prophets and others to reveal his plan of salvation. The Old Testament saints were saved and justified by faith in God's promise of a savior.

    "Abraham believed God and it was counted unto him for righteousness" Romans 4:3.

    There is a thread that runs through the Old Testament concerning God's promise of a savior. Many of the Jews looked forward to seeing God's promise of a savior, but died without ever seeing it become a reality, Hebrews 11:39. They were saved and justified by faith. They looked forward to seeing the savior. We look back. It is much easier to look back than it is to look forward. We have the whole revelation of Jesus Christ and his Gospel in the New Testament.

    God's promise of a savior becomes a reality in the New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

    "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior, which is Christ the Lord" Luke 2:11.

    The long awaited savior finally arrives, but not many knew who he was, nor did they know what his purpose was, John 1:12. The apostles knew who he was, 1 John 1:1-4. But even some of them did not know what his purpose was until the day of Pentecost. Acts chapter 2 is the big reveal. For the very first time the Gospel comes into the world in the power of the Holy Spirit. The lowly disciples are transformed into powerful preachers of the Gospel, Acts 4:18-20. Pentecost gave birth to the New Testament church. Nothing is the same after Pentecost. The apostles went everywhere preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thousands and thousands of Jews are born again by the word of God (the Gospel) 1 Peter 1:23 and become witnesses for Christ and his Gospel.

    WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?

    The Gospel is that work that Jesus did in our name and on our behalf that justifies the ungodly, Romans 4:5 and reconciles us and the world unto God, 2 Corinthians 5:18, 19. In the Gospel Jesus comes into the world as God's new Adam and our new humanity, 2 Corinthians 5:17. His mission is to do for us that which we cannot do for ourselves. By his righteous sinless life he offers to God the Father a life of perfect obedience according to his Holy Law. Jesus is the end and the fulfillment of God's law, Romans 10:4.

    That was not enough. Something had to be done about our sins and the sins of the whole world,

    "For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him" 2 Corinthians 5:21.

    In Jesus Christ we have been justified, sanctified and redeemed, 1 Corinthians 1:30. We now stand before God as holy and complete in Jesus Christ, Colossians 2:10. If the Bible is read in the light of this historical Gospel of Jesus Christ it will make sense. If you try to add your religion to the Bible, it will not make sense.

    The sole purpose of the Bible is to reveal Jesus Christ and his Gospel. It is not a Christian Torah. Those that hear and believe the Gospel are born again by the word of God, 1 Peter 1:23, which is the Gospel. Christianity is the only religion that is spiritual. All other religions are of the law and the flesh. In the Gospel we are complete "In Christ" Colossians 2:10 and have been reconciled to God, 2 Corinthians 5:18. We now stand before God's holy court as justified, sanctified, and redeemed by Jesus Christ. What the religious are trying to do by the works of the law and religion, is already ours in Jesus Christ.

    "And has (past tense) raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Jesus Christ" Ephesians 2:6.

    God sees all that believe in his Son as perfect and complete in Jesus Christ. No religion needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Pate View Post
    Those that hear and believe the Gospel are born again by the word of God, 1 Peter 1:23
    What is the Greek word for born?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie View Post
    What is the Greek word for born?
    Strong's, word G313. To beget or bear again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Pate View Post
    Strong's, word G313. To beget or bear again.
    So beget and born are the same Greek word.

    Which do you think comes first, conception or birth?

    Has anyone been born who wasn't first conceived?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie View Post
    So beget and born are the same Greek word.

    Which do you think comes first, conception or birth?

    Has anyone been born who wasn't first conceived?
    How is it possible to be born without being conceived. Christians are born again by the word of God, 1Peter 1:23, which is the Gospel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Pate View Post
    How is it possible to be born without being conceived. Christians are born again by the word of God, 1Peter 1:23, which is the Gospel.
    Was Moses a Christian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie View Post
    Was Moses a Christian?

    All of the Old Testament saints that believed in God's promise of a savior were justified by faith, Romans 4:1-5. Just like we are justified by faith.

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    So you are saying Moses was a Christian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie View Post
    So you are saying Moses was a Christian?

    If you were an Old Testament saint and you believed that God was going to give you a savior, I suppose that would make you a Christian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Pate View Post
    If you were an Old Testament saint and you believed that God was going to give you a savior, I suppose that would make you a Christian.
    "Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, all ate the same spiritual food and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ." (1 Corinthians 10:1-4)

    Was this a different Christ, an OT Christ?

    Or is Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie View Post
    "Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, all ate the same spiritual food and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ." (1 Corinthians 10:1-4)

    Was this a different Christ, an OT Christ?

    Or is Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever.

    They all believed God, just like Abraham, Romans 4:3. There is only one Christ.

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    The Old Testament are history and things concealed .... the New Testament are history and things revealed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Pate View Post
    They all believed God, just like Abraham, Romans 4:3. There is only one Christ.
    Are you saying Christ was the same in the OT as he is in the NT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie View Post
    Are you saying Christ was the same in the OT as he is in the NT?
    Jesus is the eternal Son of God. The first born of every creature, Colossians 1:15.

    "And he is before all things and by him all things consist" Colossians 1:17.

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