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Rom. 1:16. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek
The gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.
The modern gospel offers Christ as a "better life", a "fix problems", a "fill gaps", a "proportion of wealth" not as the source of justice we need to avoid being condemned to hell.
This modern gospel says Christ "died on the cross of Calvary to buy happiness." Ie "accept Christ (ask him into your heart) and you will have joy, peace and happiness durable (will be" blessed, prosperous and victorious in everything "). However, this is not the gospel. It is not the truth, not what the Word of God, the truth is Christ.
The true gospel is our salvation, because in Him we receive the righteousness of God (Romans 1:16-17). The gospel is not about happiness, is about justice.
For our sins, we are condemned to death (both physical death as the second death, the lake of fire). For the wages of sin is death. Romans 6:23.
Proverbs 11:4-8, Riches profit not on the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: But the sinners will be trapped in their sin. When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes, and the expectation of the wicked will perish. The righteous is delivered out of trouble: but the wicked comes in his stead.
The true Gospel says: "We have violated the law, but Christ paid our penalty, died on the cross and suffered the wrath of God for me and ustred, for our sins."
Want to be saved? Then, you need justice and there is only one way to get it. (Acts 20.21) You must repent of their sins and put their faith in Christ Jesus.
(Rom 3.21-22) If you do this, God declared "fair" because Christ paid your fine.
This wide variety of modern gospel (of happiness) and true (the justice of God.)
The modern gospel (with its hook of happiness) produces "believers" without repentance. But there is no salvation without repentance (Proverbs 28:13), because without repentance never reached the mercy of God. This is not to repeat a word of invitation is to repent.
Acts 17:31-32, But God, having overlooked the times of this ignorance, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day when he will judge the world with justice by Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.
Salvation, then, is like a 2-sided coin: You must repent of their sins (confessing and leaving them) to put your faith in Christ Jesus. If you have not repented of their sins will perish in them.
If anyone preaches a gospel that is not justice using something that has nothing to do with our injustice revealed by the Law as a mirror reveals the dirt one will "believers" who never repented. (1 Cor 15.1-2) They are not saved because they "believed in vain," thought without having repented.
(Mat 7.22) will be like those who say: 'Lord, Lord ...", those who prophesy in the name of God ... cast out demons ... and even work miracles. (Mat 7.23) but no salvation. They believed in vain.
Have you truly believed in God and not for nothing? Are you listening and learning the true gospel? How are you preaching today? What we need to preach the gospel? Are they saved you and yours? Many people have died being deceived to believe to be right before the Lord!. These are dangerous days, days where we need to be filled with God and His Word to discern in His Light, which is what we are learning and transmitting. Please be filled with the word of GOD! Do not let yourself be fooled!
God guides us in truth and love.
God bless you,
Jenny and Hugo G.
- Bible Reina Valera 1960.