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The Gospel Of Jesus Christ
Salvation and the church

 

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is that God, Jesus Christ, The Son of God (Father, Son, Holy Ghost, one God) came here in the flesh, as a human (fully man and still fully God) and died for our sins and rose from the dead to show that He truly is the Lord God and Risen Savior. All who believe on Jesus are covered by His blood and forgiven of all sins and have eternal life.

Romans 10:9-10 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." --Notice the big "L" for "Lord." This means God.

Some people question if Jesus is God. Keeping in mind what Romans said about God having raised Jesus' body, read this: John 2:19 "Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."

Jesus told the people that He would raise His body up. So when you read these scriptures together, you can see that Jesus is God. There is other scripture that supports this too.

One truly must believe the full Gospel and believe on the true Jesus Christ to be saved. And one must not believe on anything or anyone else. If a person believes on anything more, then in fact that person is not fully believing on Jesus Christ.

There is no special place to go have your sins purged. So out goes Catholicism. There is no such thing as going to another planet and being your own god or the wife of a god. So out goes Mormonism. If you are not believing on the true Jesus Christ then you are not truly saved. If you are not fully believing on the true Jesus, then you are not truly saved. The true Gospel is such a simple Gospel, that some people want to add to it. God has a strong warning against doing such and God tells us to mark and avoid anyone who comes teaching a different Gospel.

The Church: The church is made up of all true believers, no matter what church building (if any) a person goes to. Just going to a church building does not make you part of the true church. Not going to a church building does not mean you are not a part of the true church. The true church is made up of people, not wood and bricks.

Jesus Christ is the head of the true church, not Peter, as Catholicism teaches. Peter knew the truth of who Jesus was/is, which is what Jesus was talking about, when Jesus said that He would build His church on that rock. The rock Jesus was speaking of was the truth of who Jesus is. And considering that Jesus is the truth, He was speaking of Himself, the truth, the way, and the light. John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

Most churches (wood and brick churches) are in great error in that they knowingly allow people who are rejecting Jesus Christ to attend their church services. 1st Cor. Ch 5 tells churches to put the wicked out from among them. And that was Paul talking, a man who admitted to still sinning, while not wanting to. There is a difference between Christians struggling with sin and a rejecter of Jesus Christ living in sin. Scripture also says that we are not to forsake the gathering of the saints (true believers). A true gathering, whether in or out of a church building, of the saints is not going to include rejecters of Christ. That would simply be called a gathering of people, not a gathering of the saints. --Something to think about.





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 Debra J.M. Smith