Thursday, November 13, 2008

What is the Gospel ?

What Is the Gospel?

What is the gospel? Knowing the answer to this question is vital if one is to receive salvation and have a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ, ... - 31k - Similar pages

To begin with, I don't know of ANYBODY who knows everything there is to know about the Bible no matter how many Ph., D's and Doctorates he/she has. But all relatively 'normal' human beings who profess to be followers and believers of Jesus Christ -- [and I have seen people who have a very small I.Q.'s and very young children] know the basics of the GOSPEL [and are SAVED] and strive to learn more our whole lives thru. As I have said many times, 'you have to put money in the bank before you can withdraw some... duh' You have to put the good stuff [the bible/ pure scripture] in your head if you want to summon it up latter to share with others and also defend your Faith in Jesus!

The basics of the "Gospel" are: that Jesus Christ came to earth and was born of a virgin, without sin, perfect, suffered a horrible death on the cross for all mankind's sins, was buried, and then was resurrected 3 days latter. That is the long and short of it. The True Gospel comes ONLY from God's Word-- the Bible, and NO WHERE ELSE! There is a nasty curse attached to those who would spread a FALSE GOSPEL! If we make simple, innocent errors [before Christian maturity--lack of proper knowledge], we will be corrected in God's love. Therefore we need to remain humble and 'innocent as doves' while continually seeking first the Gospel knowledge. And that takes some work. In a lazy, fat, spoiled, selfish society-- that may be a real challenge for many... lol.

I gave a talk at an AWANA group in church last night and those kids, in their early teens and below were smart and knowledgeable! I could see the desire in their eyes and pride that they had studied hard and long to "be approved" in God's eyes" and another credit to them is that they are fed the KJV ! Reason: Too many adults in the U.S. are functionally illiterate, or worse, and how can they understand old King James English written about 1610-1611, if they don't even have a 5th grade understanding?? Yet the leaders and helpers at AWANA scrifice their time and effort [and sometimes 'burn-out'] to help these kids learn the Bible lessons, etc. The reason I know reading I.Q. levels is because I taught English [and ESL] to adults and had to have special training and certification at the Kenosha Literary Council. I just love teaching hungry people ! It's not another notch in my belt-- but it sure gives me a personal, secret warm feeling in my heart to help others make something of themselves!

LOL, I also like to carry a few pocket bibles in my pockets when I go out --to give away free to people I may meet at the VA and any where else. BTW, they are somewhat 'bullet proof" too.

There is a good deal of research- able info in the upper article I attached and I hope that some of you will TAKE THE TIME TO JUST SIT DOWN IN A COMFORTABLE CHAIR TO LOOK UP SOME OF THE CITED SCRIPTURES... that will make you very happy about your [eternal] future-- no matter what comes down the human/ earthy pike. It will also equip YOU to share this important gift with others. According to Jesus, this should be our MAIN WORK on earth! Jesus alsoforetold that the path leadingto everlastinglife would be cramped and narrow-- but wide and spacious is the path leading to DESTRUCTION. Ah, yes, we all have "choices" in life. That is the 'polictically correct' way of putting it now days.... Ha! That kind of language makes me sick, but I thought I would throw it in this post for kicks... lol.
More latter of this subject.

Disabled Vietnam Vet: 68-70.



a corgi said...

totally agree Tom, that our main purpose here on earth is to spread the good news (which is what the word gospel means) of Jesus coming and dying for our sins; like someone said the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19) was not a suggestion, but a command of what we are to do. I like how you carry pocket Bibles to have to hand out as you minister to others :)


Janie said...

My youngest son is a minister, 32 years old. He is very Bible smart but still has a lot to learn. Sunday nights he will be teaching on the life of Jesus. Wishing you a great rest of the week. Janie

krissy knox said...

Tom, I'll be back to leave a comment. I'm very tired!