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    The Gospel of Gods Grace !

    Paul said that he preached the Gospel of the grace of God per acts 20:

    24But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

    Yes, The elect are saved by Grace eph 2:

    5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved

    8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

    Note that in both scriptures, Paul writes that the elect are saved by Grace and not by Faith

    Many have corrupted salvation by Grace, by taking the reference to Faith in vs 8 and making it a condition of grace and salvation..but that is grave and serious error..

    Eph 2 5 and 2 8 are the same truth, except vs 8 adds expansion to the definition or meaning of being saved by Grace.

    That is, that Faith is inclusive in the Truth of being saved by Grace. The Gift of God is salvation by grace through faith..

    The Faith and the Grace are the gift of God..Together they package salvation by grace through Faith..

    The Faith is included in that it is the receptive valve and the realization of the salvation we have in and through Jesus Christ..

    rom 5 17

    For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.



    So Grace furnishes the Faith to believe, as it is written, that the elect believe by Grace acts 18:

    27And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace:

    So in essence, being saved by grace per eph 2 5 is inclusive of being saved by Grace through Faith eph 2 8..It [ salvation by grace through faith] is the Gift of God..
    "... I have my own private opinion that there is no such a thing as
    preaching Christ and him crucified, unless you preach what now-a-days is
    called Calvinism. I have my own ideas, and those I always state boldly. It is
    a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else."

    Charles Spurgeon !

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    Preaching Christ Crucified !

    1 cor 1:23

    But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

    2:2

    For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

    Preaching Christ crucified means, That He was put to death for the sins of His church, the elect of God. He having had their sins imputed to Him, as their surety and covenant head..

    He being made a sin offering for the Israel of God 2 cor 5:

    21For he hath made him to be sin for us [the church], who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

    For Jesus Christ did not come to save all people from their sins, but His People Matt 1:

    21And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

    Not all Jewish people, but His people or sheep from amongst the Jews and gentiles, the wide scope of the seed of Abraham, for it is written, in thee shall all nations be blessed..

    You cant preach christ and him crucified without naming specifically for whom He was crucified, and it was not for all mankind to include the devils seed or offspring..
    "... I have my own private opinion that there is no such a thing as
    preaching Christ and him crucified, unless you preach what now-a-days is
    called Calvinism. I have my own ideas, and those I always state boldly. It is
    a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else."

    Charles Spurgeon !

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    Jesus Preached the Gospel of Election !

    All that the Father giveth Me shall come unto me..

    Jn 6:

    37All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

    Amen, Jesus Himself taught election and special redemption in these very words..

    It is very evident from this portion of the Word of God, that the Love Gift of the Father is not all humanity..This is corroborated in Jn 17..

    We find throughout the whole chapter of Jn 17 who these special people people are who the Father gave unto the Son..They are those given to Jesus Christ out of the world per jn 17:6

    I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

    In another place Jesus is saying I will declare thy name to my brethren per heb 2:12

    Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.

    Those that have been singled out of the world, not because of their own freewill, repenting and believing, or doing and working, or anything that man does or think. They have been set apart by the Sovereign, electing, and discriminating eternal purpose of God, from everlasting..

    They have been under Gods everlasting purpose of mercy from everlasting to everlasting ps 103:

    17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

    Notice, this mercy is not for all mankind, but for those who Fear Him..

    And fearing Him is not a condition of this mercy, but as a result of it..for none feared God from everlasting of themselves..

    So this speaks to eternal election in their Head, the Lord Jesus Christ whom is from everlasting..
    "... I have my own private opinion that there is no such a thing as
    preaching Christ and him crucified, unless you preach what now-a-days is
    called Calvinism. I have my own ideas, and those I always state boldly. It is
    a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else."

    Charles Spurgeon !

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    God says that their is a special people He calls, which is a remnant according to the election of grace, predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son [ their elder brother], and its them so predestined that He calls, Justifies, and glorifies, so who can lay anything to the charge of Gods elect ?
    "... I have my own private opinion that there is no such a thing as
    preaching Christ and him crucified, unless you preach what now-a-days is
    called Calvinism. I have my own ideas, and those I always state boldly. It is
    a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else."

    Charles Spurgeon !

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    Preaching The Whole Counsel of God

    Acts 20:

    27For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

    27For I never shrank or kept back or fell short from declaring to you the whole purpose and plan and counsel of God

    27For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.

    Paul wrote this in the context of Preaching the gospel of Gods Grace vs


    24But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

    25And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.

    Notice the words in vs 27 Hesitate, shrank, and shunned..

    These words are used because Paul was not scared to preach the difficult doctrines of the Gospel which He knew Men by nature would cavil, reject and criticize and contradict..

    Gospel Truths like election and reprobation and Gods Sovereignty therein, i.e

    rom 9:

    11Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God's purpose in election might stand: 12not by works but by him who calls—she was told, "The older will serve the younger."[d] 13Just as it is written: "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."[e]

    14What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! 15For he says to Moses,

    "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy,
    and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion."[f] 16It does not, therefore, depend on man's desire or effort, but on God's mercy.

    17For the Scripture says to Pharaoh: "I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."[g] 18Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.

    19One of you will say to me: "Then why does God still blame us? For who resists his will?" 20But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? "Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, 'Why did you make me like this?'

    "[h] 21Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?

    22What if God, choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath—prepared for destruction?

    23What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory—


    The fact of the matter is this, One cannot preach the Gospel if they are not preaching all the counsel of God, even those portions that the natural man cannot believe or accept..

    Thats God not only, before the world began, selected a multitude that no man can number to inherit Glory, but that God also selected a multitude of people, perhaps even larger, to inherit shame and eternal destruction..

    That God has not only appointed some to obtain salvation but some to wrath..

    1 thess 5:9

    For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

    You see that ? Paul says, God has not appointed us to wrath, meaning in contrast to others He has appointed to wrath..which are the vessels of wrath..
    "... I have my own private opinion that there is no such a thing as
    preaching Christ and him crucified, unless you preach what now-a-days is
    called Calvinism. I have my own ideas, and those I always state boldly. It is
    a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else."

    Charles Spurgeon !

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    what does preaching the gospel consist of?

    that you are of the elect and others are not?
    a voice crying in the wilderness :chrysost:

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    Another Facet of Gospel Preaching !

    Matt 28:


    19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

    20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

    Many use this passage to derive a formula for water baptism, but thats not my intention..

    But I do know that teaching is prominent in this passage, and the Triunity of the Godhead is set forth, and for that it has soteriological significance..

    The disciples were sent to teach, to instruct in doctrine..

    One of the Main proponents in salvation doctrine, is that salvation is a joint contrivance of all the sacred persons in the Godhead, according to ancient arrangement of the everlasting covenant.

    The Father planned it [ salvation] in this covenant, The Son, The Word Made flesh, engaged to execute it, and the Holy Ghost engaged to render it effectual to all the heirs of promise..Heb 1:

    14Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

    Knowledge of this everlasting covenant is imperative for God Honoring Gospel preaching..

    And God shews this covenant to all the heirs of salvation

    ps 25:

    14The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.


    2 sam 23:5

    Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow.

    Peter opens up one of His Epistls with the Triunity in Salvation 1 pet 1:


    1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

    2Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

    "... I have my own private opinion that there is no such a thing as
    preaching Christ and him crucified, unless you preach what now-a-days is
    called Calvinism. I have my own ideas, and those I always state boldly. It is
    a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else."

    Charles Spurgeon !

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    Eternal Union a Gospel Truth cont

    The Eternal Union of Jesus Christ and His People is Made manifest in time. Jesus Christ as the Living Head of His members was Prophet, King, and Priest unto God in their behalf.. We too, by His redeeming death and blood, are in time made unto God priest and kings per rev 1:

    5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

    6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

    We the elect, did not make ourselves kings and priests unto God, not our freewill, or our choice did this or determined this, but this is a spiritual blessing bestowed upon us according to having been chosen in Christ before the foundation..eph 1:

    3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

    4According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

    Again Jesus Christ made us [ the elect] unto Kings and Priests:

    rev 5:


    9And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
    10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

    Now the word made both here and rev 1 6 is the greek word:

    poieō which means:
    with the names of things made, to produce, construct, form, fashion
    Amen Jesus Christ through His blood work authors, ,produces, forms us, the elect into what we are, Kings and Priest as He himself is..so its only befitting that the members be images of the Head..

    The word made also means:
    to be the authors of, the cause
    Hence, through His blood, He is the Author, the cause of our Faith..
    Certainly a priest of God has Faith in God..
    This is because of an Eternal Union the elect had in Jesus Christ before the world began, this is a Gospel Truth..
    "... I have my own private opinion that there is no such a thing as
    preaching Christ and him crucified, unless you preach what now-a-days is
    called Calvinism. I have my own ideas, and those I always state boldly. It is
    a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else."

    Charles Spurgeon !

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    The Gospel promise to abraham !

    oft times when one is asked to define the gospel of Jesus Christ, they get as a response 1 cor 15:

    1Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;


    2By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

    3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

    4And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

    Which of course is a scriptural component of the True Gospel, though not understood by most who reference it..

    But here too is another important component of the Gospel message, and thats the same gospel as preached by God to Abraham:

    Gal 3:

    8And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

    The promise God gave Abraham " In you shall all the nations be blessed" was the gospel of Jesus Christ:

    Gen 12:

    3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

    acts 3:

    25Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

    Notice here in the above scripture, peter calls it a covenant and in gal 3:8 its [the promise] is called the gospel..

    Now this gospel was preached to Abraham, and given to him to believe, not only before the actual time accomplishments of Jesus Christ, but also before the giving of the law on mt sinai..for we read in romans 4:

    11And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:


    12And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.

    13For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

    14For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:

    15Because the law worketh wrath
    : for where no law is, there is no transgression.

    16Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

    17(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

    Now, what God promised Abraham corresponds with what God accomplished through Jesus Christ, which is the fulfillment of the promise to abraham..acts 13:


    32And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers [ Abraham],

    33God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children [children of promise, both jew and gentile], in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

    Hence, the New testament dispensation is a continuum of Gods faithful dealing with the promise He made to Abraham in the OT gen 12:

    3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

    This promise has nothing to do with the law of moses..

    From the above perspective. the gentiles also are the seed of Abraham, and the seed of Abraham is Israel, not Israel of the flesh, but Israel of promise..
    Last edited by beloved57; July 30th, 2010 at 07:31 AM.
    "... I have my own private opinion that there is no such a thing as
    preaching Christ and him crucified, unless you preach what now-a-days is
    called Calvinism. I have my own ideas, and those I always state boldly. It is
    a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else."

    Charles Spurgeon !

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    slain from the foundation !

    rev 13:

    8And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world

    Look at these words here inspired by the Holy Ghost through His servant John " The lamb slain from the foundation of the world"

    This scripture tells us that Jesus Christ blood was shed decretive from the foundation, and actually when Christ died upon the cross in time. The question is, is there any difference in Gods perspective, which is eternal, as to when to declare them not guilty for whom Christ was slain for their sins and in their stead.

    That Christ was the lamb slain from before the foundation shows that God in precreation, eternity, did impute the sins of the elect world unto Christ Judicially. Therefore decreatively received by imputation the sins of the elect [ the many brethren] before all creation, and this of course makes certain of the elects existence in time, in order to commit the sins that had been laid upon Jesus Christ. The Father gave all the election of grace unto the Son before the foundation of the world [ see jn 17:2 & heb 2:13]

    and so this inevitably meant their existence in time to display His saving grace, this made certain the lives of the elect in time, certain in our natural state..

    Paul speaks to this in acts 17:

    26And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation..

    The very fact that Christ came out of heaven to die for sins, is proof positive, that in a real decretive sense, our sins [ the elect] had been imputed unto Him already, again He was slain from the foundation of the world..

    This is a Gospel Truth in the lines of 2 tim 1:

    9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
    "... I have my own private opinion that there is no such a thing as
    preaching Christ and him crucified, unless you preach what now-a-days is
    called Calvinism. I have my own ideas, and those I always state boldly. It is
    a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else."

    Charles Spurgeon !

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    Quote Originally Posted by penofareadywriter View Post
    Feel better now?
    God loves B57 more than everybody else.
    Jesus saves completely. http://www.climatedepot.com/ http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

    Titus 1

    For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths must be stopped

    Ephesians 5

    11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick M View Post
    God loves B57 more than everybody else.
    God Loves His elect and hates the reprobate..So what about Jesus christ being slain from the foundation, I see you by passed a comment on that !
    "... I have my own private opinion that there is no such a thing as
    preaching Christ and him crucified, unless you preach what now-a-days is
    called Calvinism. I have my own ideas, and those I always state boldly. It is
    a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else."

    Charles Spurgeon !

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    I have no comment on your corruption, aside from mockery.
    Jesus saves completely. http://www.climatedepot.com/ http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

    Titus 1

    For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths must be stopped

    Ephesians 5

    11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick M View Post
    I have no comment on your corruption, aside from mockery.
    See ya at the Judgment..
    "... I have my own private opinion that there is no such a thing as
    preaching Christ and him crucified, unless you preach what now-a-days is
    called Calvinism. I have my own ideas, and those I always state boldly. It is
    a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else."

    Charles Spurgeon !

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    Bringing life and immortality to light through the gospel

    2 tim 1:8-10


    8Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

    9Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

    10But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

    Paul says that the preaching of the gospel is life unto life and death unto death 2 cor 2:

    16To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?

    What does it mean, life unto life ? That is all that the Father elected, the Son died for and rose, The Holy Ghost sent by and for the Son quickens to life jn 6:

    63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life

    The spirit quickens to life all those the Son redeemed from death through His blood, and the gospel calls these quickened ones to belief in their redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ, and in this way the gospel brings to light immortality and life. Spiritual life proceeds the fruits of it, such as faith, repentance or good works. This is one of the purposes of the Gospel, to make manifest those who have been made recipients of or given eternal life..

    Jn 3:

    36He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him

    He that is believing on the Son, hath been quickened, and hath eternal life..

    Believing in the Son therefore makes manifest that Jesus on your behalf abolished death, all death, even spiritual death..only spiritual death blinds the mind from believing in christ..2 cor 4:


    3But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

    4In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not

    But this cannot be True of the ones whom Jesus through His death, destroyed the works of the devil for..1 jn 3:8

    For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

    Now,if one dies lost in unbelief, its obvious that Jesus Christ did not abolish death and the works of the devil for them.., and consequently, the gospel, instead of bringing immortality and life to light, brings forth condemnation and death..
    "... I have my own private opinion that there is no such a thing as
    preaching Christ and him crucified, unless you preach what now-a-days is
    called Calvinism. I have my own ideas, and those I always state boldly. It is
    a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else."

    Charles Spurgeon !

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