• Welcome to Christian Forums
  1. Welcome to Christian Forums, a forum to discuss Christianity in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to be able to join in fellowship with Christians all over the world.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

  2. The forums in the Christian Congregations category are now open only to Christian members. Please review our current Faith Groups list for information on which faith groups are considered to be Christian faiths. Christian members please remember to read the Statement of Purpose threads for each forum within Christian Congregations before posting in the forum.
  3. Please note there is a new rule regarding the posting of videos. It reads, "Post a summary of the videos you post . An exception can be made for music videos.". Unless you are simply sharing music, please post a summary, or the gist, of the video you wish to share.
  4. There have been some changes in the Life Stages section involving the following forums: Roaring 20s, Terrific Thirties, Fabulous Forties, and Golden Eagles. They are changed to Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, and Golden Eagles will have a slight change.
  5. CF Staff, Angels and Ambassadors; ask that you join us in praying for the world in this difficult time, asking our Holy Father to stop the spread of the virus, and for healing of all affected.
  6. We are no longer allowing posts or threads that deny the existence of Covid-19. Members have lost loved ones to this virus and are grieving. As a Christian site, we do not need to add to the pain of the loss by allowing posts that deny the existence of the virus that killed their loved one. Future post denying the Covid-19 existence, calling it a hoax, will be addressed via the warning system.

Which other verses contain the gospel succinctly?

Discussion in 'Christian Scriptures' started by friend of, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. friend of

    friend of Well-Known Member Supporter

    +2,573
    Canada
    Non-Denom
    Private
    We teamed up with Faith Counseling. Can they help you today?
  2. Faith Alone 1 Cor 15:1-4

    Faith Alone 1 Cor 15:1-4 Active Member

    426
    +229
    Zimbabwe
    Christian
    Single

    1 Cor 15:1-4 is the correct one , Romans 10:9-13 can be used too but people quoting this verse put everything on confessing with your mouth , and forgot that it's written here believe from your hearth aswell.

    You can say that Lord Jesus Christ is God but you can be still lost . Even devils know that Jesus is God but they are not saved . James 2:19

    Moreover not everybody who say that Jesus is God is saved , by just speaking about him you don't get saved you need to believe from hearth and accept him as free gift .
    Matthew 7:22-23

    Looks who is speaking these words , these people were probably preachers or teachers because they knew how to fight against devils and they were preaching , but they probably were preaching some kind of prosperity gospel or were selling prophecy packages for 99$ and were thinking that they did many wonderful works for him .
     
  3. Eryk

    Eryk Well-Known Member Supporter

    +2,349
    United States
    Protestant
    Single
    US-Democrat
    The Gospel is also in the Words of Institution: Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:15-20; and 1 Cor 11:23-26

    Matthew 26:27-28
    Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins."
     
  4. gadar perets

    gadar perets Messianic Hebrew

    +1,026
    United States
    Unitarian
    Single
    US-Others
  5. Danthemailman

    Danthemailman Well-Known Member

    +1,594
    United States
    Christian
    Married
    I've heard people interpret Romans 10:9,10 as if we believe today but are still lost then confess next week and are finally saved next week, which is false.

    I understand confessing with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believing in our heart that God raised Him from the dead, not as two separate steps to salvation but chronologically together. Romans 10:8 - But what does it say? "THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, in your mouth and in your heart" (together) that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, (notice the reverse order from verse 9-10) - that if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Confess/believe; believe/confess.

    1 Corinthians 12:3 - Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except BY the Holy Spirit. There is divine influence or direct operation of the Holy Spirit in the heart of a person when confessing Jesus as Lord. This confession is not just a simple acknowledgment that Jesus is the Lord (even the demons believe that), but is a deep personal conviction, without reservation, that Jesus is that person's Lord and Savior. So simply believing in our head (and not in our heart) that God raised Him from the dead does not result in righteousness and simply giving lip service to the words "Jesus is Lord" not by the Holy Spirit is not unto salvation.

    Amen! The word "believe" can describe mere mental assent belief, as in James 2:19, or also include "trust and reliance" in Christ for salvation, as in Acts 16:31. In James 2:19, the demons believe "mental assent" that "there is one God" but they do not believe/entrust their spiritual well being to Christ; have faith/reliance upon Christ for salvation. Their trust and reliance is in Satan, as demonstrated by their rebellion in heaven and continuous evil works.

    Amen! Jesus NEVER knew these unbelievers who were trusting in their works for salvation.

    You don't have to watch TBN very long to find such people.
     
  6. Apex

    Apex Radical Centrist & Ethicist

    824
    +398
    United States
    Christian
    Married
    Jesus told his disciples what the good news was before it even happened.

    Mark 8:31
    And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again.

    Mark 9:31b
    The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.

    Mark 10:33-34, 45
    See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.

    Four elements occur in each passion prediction: (1) the Son of Man (2) will be killed and (3) after three days (4) he will rise.

    Mark 10:45 explains why this must happen: ...to give his life as a ransom for many.

    The Greek word for ransom is used 19 times in the Septuagint, it is used in the context of the redemption of the firstborn (Numbers 3:12; 18:15-16) and of a forfeit life (Exodus 21:30; 30:12). This latter instance is related to the notion of giving as recompense 'life for life' (Leviticus 24:18 and Deuteronomy 19:21). We should note especially that it is used in connection with freeing slaves (Leviticus 19:20; 25:51-52) and redeeming land (Leviticus 25:26).

    Ransom from what? I believe Mark concludes that Jesus' death would be the ransom from God's wrath we all deserve as guilty sinners.

    That's good news to sinners!
     
  7. Ron Gurley

    Ron Gurley What U See is What U Get!

    +1,014
    United States
    Non-Denom
    Single
    US-Republican
    Summary of the "gospel"?:

    Jesus the Christ, the God-Man, Son of God, Son of Man, THE Divine Messiah, TRUE Man, TRUE God, (many names/titles) etc...

    has come down / was sent down from the heavenly realms to earth to SAVE Man from eternal spiritual death (separation from God).

    GOOD NEWS! GLAD TIDINGS!


    "the gospel" >used only in the NT!<...Greek 2098...euaggelion...
    as the Messianic rank of Jesus was proved by his words, his deeds, and his death,
    the narrative of the sayings, deeds, death, and resurrection of Jesus the Christ
    came to be called the "gospel" or "glad tidings".

    Mark 1:14-15 (NASB)...Jesus Preaches in Galilee
    Now after John (the Baptizer) had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the "gospel of God",and saying,
    “The time (prophecy) is fulfilled, and
    the "kingdom of God" (Jesus) is AT HAND; (Jesus the Divine Messaiah has COME!)
    Repent (turn to God) AND BELIEVE in the (this?) "gospel".”

    Jesus was the personification of the "Kingdom of God".

    Luke 17:21...nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the "kingdom of God" is (standing) in your midst.”

    GOSPEL of the KINGDOM / GOSPEL of GOD

    Matthew 4:23 (NASB) (see also Matthew 9:15; Matthew 24:14)
    ... [ Ministry in Galilee /synagogues + Prophecy of the end of the ages]
    Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and
    proclaiming "the gospel of the kingdom", and
    healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.

    Ephesians 1:13..In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth,
    the gospel of your salvation — having also believed, you were sealed in Him with (God) the Holy Spirit of promise,

    1 Timothy 1:11...according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  8. Danthemailman

    Danthemailman Well-Known Member

    +1,594
    United States
    Christian
    Married
    Do you see a distinction between the "gospel of the Kingdom" (Matthew 9:35) that Jesus preached and the "gospel of the grace of God?" (Acts 20:24) that Paul preached? I've heard people make a distinction between the two, then receive rebuke and told there is only one gospel.
     
  9. Ron Gurley

    Ron Gurley What U See is What U Get!

    +1,014
    United States
    Non-Denom
    Single
    US-Republican
    John 1:14 [The "LOGOS" Made Flesh ]
    And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory,
    glory as of the "only begotten" (NOT MADE,ULTIMATE MAN) from the Father, full of grace and truth.

    Philippians 2: 1-11 (NASB)...Be Like Christ: the Kenosis (kenoo)...My comments in (parens)
    Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,
    who, although He existed in the form of God,
    did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, (held onto)
    but emptied Himself, (poured out His Deity WITHOUT loss or change in Deity)
    taking the form of a bond-servant, (serve not to be served)
    and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, (fully human)
    He humbled Himself by becoming obedient (to God the Father) to the point of death, even death on a cross.
    For this reason also, God (the Father) highly exalted Him, and
    bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,
    so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow,
    of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, (Sheol?)
    and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is LORD, to the glory of God the Father.
     
  10. friend of

    friend of Well-Known Member Supporter

    +2,573
    Canada
    Non-Denom
    Private
    John 11:25-26 kjv

    25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
    26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
     
  11. Soyeong

    Soyeong Well-Known Member

    +3,576
    Messianic
    Single
    Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

    Matthew 4:23 And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.
     
  12. birdetto

    birdetto New Member

    36
    +6
    Christian
    Married
    The gospel is the entire Bible.
     
  13. 1watchman

    1watchman Overseer Supporter

    +1,000
    Christian
    Married
    To learn the Gospel truth in revealing God, one must be willing to read the New Testament prayerfully to hear God speaking to one, and not just taking a verse and begin reasoning about it. Trust and faith and obedience to God and by His Word is essential to knowing God ---and that must be through His "...beloved Son". The overall reading of John 14 will give a full overview of salvation of our soul and a heavenly relationship with God ---IF one is willing to believe it.

    I often urge seekers to first read all of John 1, John 3; and all of the Gospels and the Epistle to Romans in the New Testament to see redemption truth. One of the most clear statements in summary for salvation is 1 Jn. 5:10-12. Serious seekers can then begin reading daily in the rest of the Bible
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2017
  14. hedrick

    hedrick Senior Veteran Supporter

    +8,314
    Presbyterian
    Single
    Yes. That doesn't mean that Act 20:24 or Paul are wrong. But Jesus used the term gospel in a specific way, summarized well by post 7. For him the Gospel was that he was bringing the Kingdom of God. He connected it with the OT, in saying "the time is fulfilled," because the prophets had all talked about a time in the future when God would establish his rule. That's what kingdom means. For Jesus, the kingdom is both present and future. In Mat 5, for example, he teaches how we live in the kingdom now. He speaks of giving up everything to enter it. Yet it's the seed growing secretly, because it's not currently God's rule over the entire earth. He spoke of a time in the future when it would be established fully.

    Paul speaks of the Kingdom in similar terms. He also speaks of good news and Gospel. But for him the Gospel seems to be more about proclaiming Christ than the Kingdom. Obviously these things are closely related, since in the Gospels Jesus is clear that his mission is to bring the Kingdom. But it still leads to a somewhat different focus, on salvation through Christ more than on the coming of the Kingdom.
     
  15. JackRT

    JackRT Well-Known Member Supporter

    +16,199
    Canada
    Unorthodox
    Married
    To me, the gospel does not speak of a religion about Jesus but rather to proclaims the religion of Jesus. I love the following:


    Micah 6:6 With what shall I come before the Lord, And bow myself before the High God? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, With calves a year old? 7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, Ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? 8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God.

    (emphasis my own)
     
  16. 1watchman

    1watchman Overseer Supporter

    +1,000
    Christian
    Married
    Yes, Micah 6:6-8 is a good thought to show a right spirit; and it was all they had then with their religion, for the Christ had not yet come, who the saints now know and can possess in that same right spirit walking with the Lord.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2017
Loading...