This Gospel

1 Corinthians 15:2 By THIS GOSPEL you are saved, IF you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed IN VAIN.

There is only ONE Gospel and ONE God and only ONE way to Him: Jesus Christ. I’m coming to the conclusion that the local church may be the largest mission field in the World. People believe what they perceive is the Good News of the Gospel, but most people I’ve ever talked to have a form of the Gospel but not the genuine Truth.

EXAMPLES

They have prayed a sinner’s prayer and think at the pronouncement of those words they have flipped the switch to guarantee them a seat at the marriage supper of the Lamb. They then proceed to live the same un-sanctified, sin filled lives, confident that the easy grace they purchased through a “sinner’s prayer,” (which is not in the Bible) has them covered. No repentance, no passion for Christ and His Word, no life turned toward holiness, no life lived that reflects the heart of Christ, NO salvation.

They hear “Jesus loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.” Throughout eternity, yes. But here and now it may not be your idea of a wonderful plan for your life if your name is Paul, Job, Peter, Joseph, or really any of the 12 Apostles! Christianity becomes about finding and walking the “WONDERFUL” path of the wonderful life. No repentance, no passion for Christ and His Word, no life turned toward holiness, no life lived that reflects the heart of Christ, NO salvation.

Comes to Jesus because He wants you to prosper in every area of your life. Increase in riches, job, children, possessions etc. All the wonderful things God should be doing for you to make your life prosperous becomes the goal. No repentance, no passion for Christ and His Word, no life turned toward holiness, no life lived that reflects the heart of Christ, NO salvation.
You have a God shaped hole in your heart and you need Jesus to have the contentment you were made for. Another gospel that is centered on man and his perceived needs. It ends like the rest. No repentance, no passion for Christ and His Word, no life turned toward holiness, no life lived that reflects the heart of Christ, NO salvation.

And many more false gospels.

Here is what the Gospel is for:

1 Peter 3:18 Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.

John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

Let me see if I can do a quote I recently heard justice. If when you die you get to go to heaven, and in heaven you get every good thing you ever wanted; food you love in abundance, access to family and friends that have gone before you, a great house in the temperature and environment you long for, you get everything you ever wanted, BUT you don’t get to see God’s face. Would you do it? Does that appeal to you? If it does, it only proves you’re more in love with God’s STUFF than with the LORD Himself. That should concern you greatly.

And, it should show you that you’ve most likely bought into a FALSE gospel.
No repentance, no passion for Christ and His Word, no life turned toward holiness, no life lived that reflects the heart of Christ, NO salvation.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures.

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