The Gospel Of Jesus
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
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
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.
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