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Re: The Gospel Of Christ

November 13 2016 at 10:44 PM
Michael  (Login tong2012)


Response to The Gospel Of Christ

 
The “gospel of Christ.”

The “gospel of Christ” is simply the “teaching or revelation of Christ” concerning God’s Plan of salvation. Naturally, the “gospel of Christ” is “good news” to those who desire to be saved from the “wages of sin.”


Man needs salvation.

All men are sinners. The Bible tells us that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23). The Bible also tells us that “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 6:23).


Christ’s sole mission on earth?

The Bible teaches that God sent Jesus to save His people from their sins (Matt. 1:21). Jesus said that God sent him into the world that through him the world might be saved (John 3:17). Jesus also said that whoever believes in him shall not perish but shall have everlasting life (John 3:16). Jesus further said that he who believes in him is not condemned but he who does not believe in him is condemned already (John 3:18).


God sent Christ to be propitiation for sins.

In order that people may be saved from their sins and receive God’s gift of eternal life, “God sent His son to be propitiation for our sins” (1 John 2:2; 4:10), by his blood, through faith (Rom. 3:25).

The Bible tells us that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Rom. 5:8). Having now been justified by his blood, we will be saved from wrath through him (Rom. 5:9). And having been reconciled to God through his death, we shall be saved by his life (Rom. 5:10).


Necessity for Christ to die for sinners.

According to the law, almost all things are purged with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission (Heb. 9:22). Therefore, it is only through the blood of Christ that our conscience is purged of dead works to serve the living God (Heb. 9:14). In other words, it is only through the blood of Christ that we receive redemption and forgiveness of sin.


The gospel of Christ is God’s power to salvation for everyone who believes.

Apostle wrote: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith” (Rom. 1:16-17).

The reason why the gospel of Christ is God’s power to salvation for everyone who believes is because the righteousness of God is revealed therein. Therefore, a so-called gospel that does not reveal the “righteousness of God” is not God’s power to salvation for everyone who believes such gospel.


The “righteousness of God” concerning sin and sinners revealed by the gospel of Christ.

In Matt. 5:17, Jesus said: “Do not think that I came to destroy the law and the prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.”

Jesus was not referring to the Law of Moses, as most people are made to believe. We must remember that God sent Jesus into the world that the world through him might be saved (John 3:17).

Saved from what? Apostle Matthew wrote that Jesus will save God’s people from their sins (Matt. 1:21).

Therefore, the mission of Jesus is to save God’s people from their sin. However, in order to do that, Jesus has to fulfill a law.

What is this law that Jesus was referring to? Since Jesus has to fulfill this law in order to accomplish his mission, then this law must have something to do with sin and the sinner.

What is this law called? This law is called the “righteousness of God.”

The Law states: “The soul that sins, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him” (Ezek. 18:20).

In another verse, the Law says, “The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers; every man shall be put to death for his own sin” (Deut. 24:16).

How important is this law? Jesus said, “For assuredly I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled” (Matt. 5:18).


Christ creates in himself the “one new man.” in order to fulfill his mission of saving people from their sin in conformity with the “righteousness of God.”

In order for Jesus to fulfill his mission of saving people from their sin in conformity with God’s righteousness, Jesus had to create in himself “one new man” (Eph. 2:15),“that he might “reconcile” both Jews and Gentiles to God in “one body” through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity” (Eph. 2:16).

This “one new man” is composed of Christ as the ”head” and the “church” as his “body” (Col. 1:18).

Apostle Paul wrote: “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit” (Rom. 8:2-4).

For He made him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in him” (2 Cor. 5:21).

This means that Christ, as “head” of the “one new man,” can die for the sins of his “body” in conformity with the “righteousness” of God.


Christ puts God’s Plan of Salvation into effect.

To “fulfill all righteousness,” Jesus had himself baptized by John (Matt. 3:15), not to have his sins forgiven, but to establish himself as “head of his body,” the “church.”

Next, Jesus “built his church” (Matt. 16:18), and God gave him to be” head” over all things to the “church,” which is his” body” (Eph. 1:22-23).


Christ is the savior of the church, his body.

The Bible tells us that Christ is the “savior of the body” (Eph. 5:23). Apostle Paul says it is the “church” that Christ “purchased” with his own blood (Acts 20:28).


Redemption, forgiveness of sins and reconciliation to God found only inside Christ’s body or church.

Apostle Paul also tells us that the kingdom of the Son of His love or the “church,” is “in whom” we have “redemption” through his blood, the “forgiveness” of sins (Col. 1:12-14). The “body” or “church” is “in whom” Jews and Greeks are “reconciled” to God through the cross (Eph. 2:16).


Christ’s invitation.

Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. I am the door. If anyone “enters” by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture” (John 10:7,9).


The body or church of Christ is important to salvation.

In Acts 2:47, Apostle Peter says the Lord” added” to the church daily those who were “being” saved” contrary to the popular belief that the Lord adds to the church those that have “already” been saved.

In view of the foregoing, we can say with certainty that a so-called gospel that says the church is not important to salvation is false.

A so-called gospel that says that all one needs to do is accept Jesus as “Lord and personal savior” in order to have a “personal relationship” with him and be saved is definitely false.

People say that Christ is the savior, not the “church.” Well, that’s true. However, one cannot be saved by Christ through his blood, unless one becomes “one new man” with Christ inside his “body,” the “church.” Christ cannot die for anyone in violation of God’s righteousness concerning sin and the sinner.

ME:

You said "The Bible teaches that God sent Jesus to save His people from their sins (Matt. 1:21)".

Who do you say are "His people" that Jesus was to saved? Are they Jew or Gentiles? Are "His people" sinners, whom Jesus was to save from their sins? Does Jesus know who they are? Who are they?

You said "Jesus said that God sent him into the world that through him the world might be saved (John 3:17)".

Who you you say the "world" refer to? All of man or not?

You said "In Matt. 5:17, Jesus said: “Do not think that I came to destroy the law and the prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.” Jesus was not referring to the Law of Moses, as most people are made to believe".

Mt.5:17-20
17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.

If you read the verses before v.17, it would seem to his listeners, that He was teaching something new from the law and the prophets. This is where Jesus' statement in v. 17 was coming from. What Jesus meant when He said here that He came to fulfill the law, is that He has come to fulfill all the commandments in the law, not destroy them by what He now teaches them. Also, He told them this, in view of those who breaks even one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so (v.18), such as are the Pharisees and scribes. He said they will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven, them who breaks even one of the least of the commandments in the Law.

So, Jesus is not talking of any specific law that He will fulfill here, but speaks of all the commandments in the Law, even the least of all the commandments.

And so, I will hold my comments on the rest of all that you say in your post, after this part, and hear what you have to say at this point.


 
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  1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - INCquisitor on Nov 16, 2016, 3:36 PM
    1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - Michael on Nov 17, 2016, 12:13 AM
      1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - INCquisitor on Nov 18, 2016, 7:02 PM
        1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - Michael on Nov 20, 2016, 12:05 AM
          1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - INCquisitor on Nov 20, 2016, 7:41 AM
            1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - Michael on Nov 20, 2016, 10:07 AM
              1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - INCquisitor on Nov 20, 2016, 1:23 PM
                1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - Michael on Nov 21, 2016, 4:20 AM
                  1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - INCquisitor on Nov 22, 2016, 6:07 PM
                    1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - Michael on Nov 23, 2016, 8:14 AM
                      1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - INCquisitor on Nov 24, 2016, 10:38 AM
                      2. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - Michael on Nov 25, 2016, 7:03 AM
                      3. Anyone who desires to attain eternal life must heed the gospel of Christ. - INCquisitor on Feb 19, 2017, 12:12 PM
                      4. INCquisitor evades the arguments...can't refute. - Michael on Apr 15, 2017, 1:18 AM
          2. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - INCquisitor on Nov 20, 2016, 7:54 AM
            1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - Michael on Nov 20, 2016, 10:11 AM
              1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - INCquisitor on Nov 20, 2016, 1:27 PM
                1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - Michael on Nov 21, 2016, 4:25 AM
                  1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - INCquisitor on Nov 22, 2016, 6:14 PM
                    1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - Michael on Nov 23, 2016, 8:34 AM
                      1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - INCquisitor on Nov 24, 2016, 4:30 PM
                      2. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - Michael on Nov 25, 2016, 7:07 AM
                      3. Jesus was sent to save sinners (Matt. 1:21). - INCquisitor on Feb 19, 2017, 12:22 PM
                      4. Re: Jesus was sent to save sinners (Matt. 1:21). - Michael on Apr 18, 2017, 6:38 AM
                      5. Re: Jesus was sent to save sinners (Matt. 1:21). - INCquisitor on Apr 18, 2017, 4:12 PM
                      6. Re: Jesus was sent to save sinners (Matt. 1:21). - Michael on Apr 18, 2017, 9:55 PM
                      7. Re: Jesus was sent to save sinners (Matt. 1:21). - INCquisitor on May 18, 2017, 6:43 PM
                      8. Re: Jesus was sent to save sinners (Matt. 1:21). - Michael on May 19, 2017, 9:10 AM
                      9. Re: Jesus was sent to save sinners (Matt. 1:21). - INCquisitor on May 21, 2017, 5:08 PM
                      10. Re: Jesus was sent to save sinners (Matt. 1:21). - Michael on May 22, 2017, 9:14 AM
                      11. Re: Jesus was sent to save sinners (Matt. 1:21). - INCquisitor on May 22, 2017, 3:26 PM
                      12. Re: Jesus was sent to save sinners (Matt. 1:21). - Michael on May 22, 2017, 8:19 PM
          3. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - INCquisitor on Nov 20, 2016, 8:46 AM
            1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - Michael on Nov 20, 2016, 10:47 AM
              1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - INCquisitor on Nov 20, 2016, 3:54 PM
                1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - Michael on Nov 21, 2016, 5:22 AM
                  1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - INCquisitor on Nov 22, 2016, 7:04 PM
                    1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - Michael on Nov 23, 2016, 9:25 AM
                      1. Jesus did not come to destroy the prophets, that's true. - INCquisitor on Feb 19, 2017, 12:37 PM
                      2. Prophets is plural, so it is not just Ezekiel. - Tomas on Feb 25, 2017, 8:54 PM
                      3. Obviously, you do NOT know what Jesus was sent by God for. - INCquisitor on Mar 4, 2017, 3:36 PM
                      4. Sure, the main thing Jesus was sent by God for was to die for our sins, - Tomas on Mar 4, 2017, 7:24 PM
                      5. God did not send Jesus to "die for our sins." - INCquisitor on Mar 5, 2017, 12:18 PM
                      6. Romans 10:4 says "For Christ is the end of the law , so that there may be - Tomas on Mar 5, 2017, 4:00 PM
                      7. Paul was referring to rightousness of faith" (Rom. 10:6). - INCquiditor on Mar 6, 2017, 6:04 PM
                      8. Yes, faith is necessary for salvation. And Rom. 10:9 does specify two salvation - Tomas on Mar 7, 2017, 11:23 PM
                      9. You say, "That means we NEED to OBEY him." - INCquisitor on Mar 12, 2017, 5:24 AM
                      10. I obey Mt. 15:11 and Mark 7:15. That instruction permits us not to always wash - Tomas on Mar 12, 2017, 6:51 PM
                      11. If you MISINTERPRET Matt. 15:11 and Mark 7:15... - INCquisitor on Mar 14, 2017, 6:35 PM
                      12. I do not misinterpret Mt. 15:11 and Mark 7:15, you do. - Tomas on Mar 15, 2017, 6:44 AM
                      13. Matt. 15:11 and MNarrk 7:15 is NOT about eating with unwashed hands. - INCquiitor on Mar 16, 2017, 6:34 PM
                      14. It sure is. Look at the context. - Tomas on Mar 16, 2017, 10:28 PM
                      15. You are thinking beyond what is written Tomas. - INCquisitor on Apr 6, 2017, 5:58 PM
                      16. No, I am going by all that is written there. - Tomas on Apr 6, 2017, 10:17 PM
                      17. Jesus did not say, "with washed hands" either. - INCquisitor on Apr 8, 2017, 4:17 PM
                      18. Jesus was responding to criticism in Mt. 15:2 about them eating with unwashed hands. - Tomas on Apr 8, 2017, 8:24 PM
                      19. Re: Jesus was responding to criticism in Mt. 15:2 about them eating with unwashed hands. - INCquisitor on May 18, 2017, 6:49 PM
                      20. The issue Jesus reacted to was the tradition of washing hands. - Tomas on May 28, 2017, 1:25 AM
                      21. You are saying that Jeus LIED, aren't you? - INCquisitor on May 28, 2017, 4:27 PM
                      22. Jesus did not lie, of course. You just misunderstood what he said there. - Tomas on Jun 10, 2017, 9:29 PM
          4. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - INCquisitor on Nov 20, 2016, 9:21 AM
            1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - Michael on Nov 20, 2016, 11:00 AM
              1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - INCquisitor on Nov 22, 2016, 5:50 PM
                1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - Michael on Nov 23, 2016, 10:02 AM
                  1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - INCquisitor on Feb 19, 2017, 5:13 PM
                    1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - Michael on Apr 15, 2017, 1:49 AM
                      1. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - INCquisitor on Apr 16, 2017, 4:08 PM
                      2. Re: The Gospel Of Christ - Michael on Apr 17, 2017, 11:43 AM
                      3. The gospel you preach does NOT reveal the "righteousness of God." - INCquisitor on Apr 18, 2017, 4:16 PM
                      4. Re: The gospel you preach does NOT reveal the "righteousness of God." - Michael on Apr 18, 2017, 11:22 PM
     
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