(The overall purpose of this blog is to explain the differences between true Biblical faith and man-made religious Christianity. It is intended for people who have been involved in religion for any length of time. For those who are new to the Gospel, go instead to www.TrueGospelOfJesusChrist.org; it is just the pure Gospel as the Apostles originally taught it.)
The Gospel is simply the good news of what God has done for you. Here is the complete Gospel of Jesus Christ:
- Forgiven: All sins of all people for all time were forgiven and forgotten on the Cross of Jesus Christ. Only the eternal and unforgivable sin of unbelief was not forgiven on the Cross. Therefore, the issue of forgiveness was fully resolved 2,000 years ago.
- Saved Through Faith: All are forgiven but not all are saved because salvation is more than forgiveness. Only when that last sin of unbelief is turned to faith in Jesus Christ does God remove your old sinful nature and replace it with a brand new, clean heart.
- Born Again: Now a “clean vessel,” the Spirit of Jesus Christ has a place in you to live. As He comes to (literally) live in you, His presence makes you fully and forever righteous in your new, born again heart because Jesus joins as one with you in your spirit. In other words, you are righteous because the Righteous One lives in you and you possess eternal life because Eternal Life now dwells in your new heart. Being “born again” and being “saved” are the very same thing; you are baptized into Christ by the Holy Spirit.
- Living By Faith: You still “live” in the same mortal “tent” (your physical body) as you did before you became a believer, and it is still dead because of sin. Your physical body awaits a future redemption. But, for this very reason you live by faith because you cannot live a righteous life by your own human strength. As you follow in faith the inner life of Jesus Christ, He will live out His righteous life in you and do His good works through you. You are the hands, feet and mouth by which Jesus does His work in the world today.
These verses will be helpful in understanding this blog.
All Sins Forgiven: Mark 3: 28; John 1:29; Acts 13:38; Romans 5:10a; 2 Corinthians 5:19; Colossians 1:20; Colossians 2:13; Hebrews 8:12; Hebrews 9:22,26; Hebrews 10:12,17,18; Hebrew 2:9; Hebrews 7:27; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 John 2:2,12.
Believers Receive a New, Clean Heart: Ezekiel 11:19; Ezekiel 36:25; John 3:3,7; Acts 11:9; Romans 6:1-2,6,7,11,14,17-18,22; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Galatians 5:24; Titus 3:5; 1 John 1:9b; 1 Peter 2:24a.
God Makes Believers Righteous in Their Born Again Heart: Ezekiel 36:26; Romans 5:17,19; Romans 6:18; Romans 8:10b; 1 Corinthians 6:16-17; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:4; Ephesians 4:24; Hebrews 10:14; 1 Peter 1:23; 2 Peter 1:4; 1 John 3:9.
Jesus Lives in You (Literally) as His Holy Spirit: John 14:20,23; Romans 5:5b; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 6:17,19; 2 Corinthians 13:5; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 1:23; Ephesians 3:19b; Ephesians 5:30; Colossians 1:27; 2 Timothy 1:14a; 1 John 4:15-16.
Believers Still Live in a Not-Yet-Redeemed Body: Romans 8:10; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 3:3; Romans 8:23b; 2 Corinthians 4:7; 2 Corinthians 5:1-4.