THE SIMPLICITY OF THE GOSPEL: THE HERESIES OF SATAN
There is no Gospel preached that mixes in ANYTHING man does, could do, must do but confess belief in Jesus Christ
as Lord and Savior according to the Gospel and if it does, is another Gospel (* ie: using "repentance", one facet
of which is a CHANGE OF MIND about our sinful nature, produced by Godly sorrow for sin, accomplished by the Holy Spirit convicting
ministry through the Gospel received, and demanding ACTIONS that show such repentance as a CONDITION of salvation is false
), or any act we must do, not do, or do perfectly, BUT BELIEVE! is another Gospel; that God condemns.
" I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
The full biblical definition of repentance is a
change of mind that results in a change of action. This begins NOT as a condition we must satisfy by our doing this or not
doing that which we did before we were saved,(sinning!) but IS the result of receiving a saving faith to believe who Jesus
is (Acts 2:36 ) and what He has done and being convicted of our sinful nature and that we are lost sinners bound for Hell,
that our walk in Christ, after we believe, exemplifies, as a change in our behavior (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:19-21;
James 2:14-26), and fruits the Holy Spirit provides through us, (Matt. 3:8) as proof of repentance. Galatians 5:22-26
We are justified IN CHRIST, not ourselves nor in our progress in
being made Holy (Sanctification)
"21 But now the righteousness of God without
the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith
of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
23 For all have sinned, and
come short of the glory of God;
24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ
25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness
for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness:
that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus."
salvation REQUIRES PROOF! by man's keeping of any law, a Sabbath (Being in Christ is our Sabbath rest in this day of
grace. It is, IN CHRIST, everyday (See John 5:17). He finished our redemption. He is Lord of the Sabbath. (Matt.12:8) We
rest in Christ above (Hebrews 10:12); not by us keeping law nor ordinances (Hebrews 4:1,9-11; Col.2:14, 16-17 ); nor will
we neglect, nor reject, His salvation rest (Hebrews 2:3) or by receiving a Baptism, speaking in tongues, not anything but
by Christ alone.
In Rom.14:5 Paul makes clear we are free to keep a Sabbath day but never to impose it on another as Law nor proof
of salvation Gal.5:13-15. In Christ, everyday IS a rest in Him.
BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH GOD GIVES
Salvation is of God by His grace alone through
faith God gives to believe in Christ alone.
Ephesians 2:8-9 "For it is by grace you have been saved, through
faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast."
" But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted
6 Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputes righteousness
7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin."
"And if by grace, then is it no more of works:
otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work." Romans
SALVATION IS IN CHRIST AND SO IS THE SECURITY OF A BELIEVER
God says those that believe on
Jesus Christ receive "everlasting life". God means it! No such thing as "conditionally saved "
Eph.1:3 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in
heavenly places in Christ:"
Eph.1:5 "Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ
to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,"
Eph.1:7; "In whom we have redemption through
his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;"
Eph.1:13-14 " In whom ye also
trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were
sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise,14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession,
unto the praise of his glory."
Eph.4:30 "And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed
unto the day of redemption.
1"My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any
man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous" 1 John 2:1
"For God so
loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life".
John 10:27-29 "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give
unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which
gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
THE DESTINY OF THE LOST
What does it mean to "PERISH"? It means
the body of flesh and bones ceases to exist but the soul and spirit of man which was made to last forever, continues into
eternity in some bodily form, in a conscious state referred to as the "second death", in a place apart from God
called "The Lake Of Fire" where Satan, his demons, and the false prophet and beast reside. John 5:22, 26-29; Revelation
THE SECOND DEATH IS A LIVING DEATH!
" And many of them that sleep in the dust of
the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt." Daniel 12:2
"And these shall go away into everlasting
punishment: but the righteous into life eternal."
"But the fearful, and unbelieving,
and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in
the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelation 21:8 (Read Verses 11-15)
And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming
fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished
with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; 2 Th. 1:7-9
the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged
every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death." Rev.
SINNERS CALL TO LIFE
"Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and
to our God, for he will freely pardon" Isaiah 55:6-7
"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the
word of God." Romans 10:17
"But as we were allowed of God to be put in
trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts." 1 Thessalonians 2:4
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes,
to the Jew first and also to the Greek." Romans 1:16
God has ordained that we in our faithful evangelism
would be the means by which He would save His own whom the Father has given Him.
To be faithful to Him is the
purpose in the fulfillment of His sovereign plan, to be an instrument that He can use, to be a vessel unto honor, fit for
the Master's use. Rom.12:1 To be obedient because that brings, of course, blessings, and eternal rewards as well.
he said to them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15
Today is the day of
salvation. Let's raise the dead! Let's unearth their gravestone... in Christ and by His Gospel. John 5:25
MY PRAYER FOR YOU
Father, in the Holy name of our
Lord Jesus Christ, I pray for a great anointing of the Gospel that your beloved Saint proclaims to the world. That it be blessed
to move the lost in ways that you desire as well as pierce the hardened heart of those who will reject it, thereby putting
them on notice that you have spoken to them through their ministry, by the Holy Spirit. A TRUMPETS CALL!
In Jesus name I pray.
Chaim, Least of
Brethren, Servant of All