The Gospel is not about Baptism or Calling on Jesus or Repentance unto Salvation
And this is the scripture that hallmarks our study here:
2 Corinthians 4:3,4 KJB.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
MOST DO NOT KNOW THE GOSPEL
Why did John MacArthur (I use Johnny MAC because he is probably the most popular so-called pastor in America among
the so called devout serious conservative Christians) tell us that the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross is NOT important in doctrine? Any guesses why Johnny Mac said people could be saved even if they took the Mark of The Beast?
And why do so many love Johnny MAC? I have had hate mail from his followers when I called him out:
I received a question yesterday that really got me fired up and needed to share.
Question: “Have you done a study about what it means to repent? Am I incorrect for changing my mind regarding the term, in that, it’s incorrect to define it as “being sorry for my sins” in order to receive forgiveness from God
When I searched the phrase “repent of your sins” with the app “Blue Letter Bible” it does not appear AT ALL…”
You are absolutely correct in your first question – assertion:
“Am I incorrect for changing my mind regarding the term, in that, it’s incorrect to define it as “being sorry for my sins” in order to receive forgiveness from God?”
In reference to your following quote,
“I’m questioning this because of a conversation I’m having with a man – (Assembly of God church) If he holds to the gospel of “Repent of your sins, believe and receive Jesus as your savior” etc. and I don’t believe the same, then I really cannot go. Right?”
I have to agree with you. I had several “disturbing” years of experience with the AOG (ASSEMBLIES OF GOD) folks. They are NAR, KINGDOM BUILDERS, and throw in several other major issues including now mostly gnostic.
The GOSPEL given to Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV is clear. We don’t add anything else onto this.
Repentance means deeply saddened, crushed, broken, regretful desiring change, unable to rise to high ideals, to mourn, contrition >Oxford English Dictionary page 2495. The Etymology of contrition is:
c. 1300, contrycyun, contricioun, “brokenness of spirit for having given offense, deep sorrow for sin or guilt with the purpose of not sinning again,” from Old French contriciun “contrition, remorse;
a break, breach” (Modern French contrition) and directly from Late Latin contritionem (nominative contritio) “grief, contrition,” noun of action from past-participle stem of conterere, literally “to grind” (see contrite). The modern sense is a figurative use in Christianity. The word was sometimes used in Middle English in the literal Latin sense “a crushing” (mid-14c.).
Now. Of course, when the Holy Spirit convicts of our sin we are repentant. But Paul never puts this in the GOSPEL but rather what moved us to BELIEF > SALVATION. And once we believed Jesus died on the cross for our sins according to the scriptures, that He was buried, and He rose from the dead the 3rd day according to the scriptures WE ARE SAVED. 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJB.
A CONTRITE heart – Godly sorrow = Repentance is how the Holy Spirit brings us to Jesus and to BELIEVE. For a person to say they repent is nothing more than attrition (I’m sorry for what I did – like the kid said when he was caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Contrition is Godly true sorrow that breaks us. Thus can only come by the Holy Spirit.
Here’s the proof:
Paul discusses repentance in
2 Corinthians 7 KJB. SPECIFICALLY:For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.
9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.
10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
to (prep.)Old English to “in the direction of, for the purpose of,
Middle English bileven, from Old English belyfan “to have faith or confidence” (in a person), earlier geleafa (Mercian), gelefa (Northumbrian), gelyfan (West Saxon), from Proto-Germanic *ga-laubjan “to believe,” perhaps literally “hold dear (or valuable, or satisfactory), to love” (source also of Old Saxon gilobian “believe,” Dutch geloven, Old High German gilouben, German glauben), ultimately a compound based on PIE root *leubh- “to care, desire, love” (see belief).
The meaning “be persuaded of the truth of” (a doctrine, system, religion, etc.) is from mid-13c.; the meaning “credit upon the grounds of authority or testimony without complete demonstration, accept as true” is from early 14c. The general sense of “be of the opinion, think” is from c. 1300. Related: Believed (formerly occasionally beleft); believing.
11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
Paul says GODLY SORROW… TO REPENTANCE = THE HOLY SPIRIT GIVES US A CONTRITE HEART AND WE BELIEVE OUR SOURCE OF SALVATION
ALL RELIGION is of man’s creeds and doctrine which is nothing other than philosophy >man’s wisdom, pulled from the carnal mind which is enmity against God, which is vain imagination, deceit, and the tradition of man , rules of this world…BUT NOT after Christ. The Vatican has given the Protestant church CALVINISM and works based salvation. We do not need to be baptized or verbally repent or call on Jesus to be saved. We can Not lose our salvation.
Read Paul’s warning in Colossians 2:9 KJB
Colossians 2:8 KJV
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
This includes BAPTISTS, ASSEMBLY OF GOD, LUTHERAN, METHODIST, CATHOLIC, and all of the NON DENOMINATION EVANGELICAL CHURCHES IN EXISTENCE including the CHURCH OF SATAN.
To most it would seem shocking to include the church of Satan with a Baptist church. My son graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. His textbooks were not only heretical but blasphemous. I begged him to run out. He did not, but got deeper into Calvinism and a different gospel that basically renounced the cross and the finished work of Jesus Christ.
I’m not at liberty to discuss in this video the outcome of his own path.
In this dispensation of GRACE we are saved by GRACE through FAITH alone and not by WORKS lest any man should boast. EPHESIANS 2:8,9 KJB.
The Gospel as we know is BELIEVE > Jesus DIED on the Cross for our SINS according to the scriptures (key Matthew 26:28 KJB) was buried and rose again on the 3rd day according to the scriptures Corinthians15:1-4 KJB. This is perfectly harmonized with Matthew 26:28 KJB [FOR THIS IS MY BLOOD of the New Testament (covenant-contract-divine promise) FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS.
Now go and thoroughly study and meditate over Genesis chapters 15 and 17… stop there and then ask what happened in Chapter 16 in between the great promise of chapter 15 … Even though Abraham was a mess, a screw up in so many ways, God continued blessing him and promising him a unilateral SALVATION RIGHTEOUSNESS JUSTIFICATION based entirely on God’s promise and had nothing to do with Abraham. In the Abrahamic covenant God split the animal carcasses in halves meaning “if I break my promise with you, may I be hacked in pieces (study why the true meaning of testimony and the animal carcasses in a ceremony and its meaning).
The entire promise God made was Abraham was JUSTIFIED by God (saved) and counted RIGHTEOUS because Abraham BELIEVED…
Then in the most powerful display we see Jesus Christ (The image of the invisible God – Colossians 1:15 KJB) literally appear to Abraham with the 2 Angels before the Angels – Genesis Chapter 18 went to deliver Lot and his family out of Sodom and Gomorrah – Genesis chapter 19.
Another pagan belief of the Laodicean Church they received from the Vatican from the 2nd Century is TRINITY and not the Biblical Godhead.
This includes the false belief in a PREINCARNATE Jesus. Jesus Christ has existed for eternity past as the Image of the invisible God who is Spirit. Jesus Christ appeared in body FLESH several times in the Old Testament see my study:
COME MEET MY KINSMAN REDEEMER. Our Kinsman (Study the Book of Ruth in Detail) Redeemer JESUS CHRIST gave us his PERFECT display to Abraham regarding GRACE.Come Meet my Kinsman Redeemer (thethirdheaventraveler.com)
Paul makes a HUGE deal of this in Galatians Chapters 3. 4. & 5. (the Book of GRACE). I urge you to deeply study Galatians. We see clearly in Galatians 2:16 and 2:20 that it is the Faith OF Jesus Christ and NOT our feeble faith that saves us and sustains us in our daily growth in sanctification. Take a read of Galatians 2:16-21 KJB.
After this study we can look at the PUTRID ROTTEN PATHETIC DEPRAVED creeds and dogma of the Catholic Church Baptist Lutheran AOG, Evangelicals etc all church organizations in this Laodicean church age and see they want to double bind man into bondage of WORKS in order to make merchandise of them. See my studies on the Mega Church MEGA TRAP and double binding.
Only Godly sorrow (true repentance) given by the Holy Spirit to bring us to believe ON Jesus Christ As our Saviour based on 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJB is true Repentance. Any other form makes us like monkeys performing fake copying of the truth. No different than those pathetic babbling Pentecostals blabbering in tongues and fake healings.