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The Gospel in a Few Words

From: Greg
To: The Path of Truth
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 1:27 PM
Subject: I Have A Question

Hi, besides telling me that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the Good News, which I personally know it is, can you please tell me in few words what exactly is His gospel? Thank you.

Blessings,

Greg

From: Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk
To: Greg
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 7:07 AM
Subject: Re: I Have A Question

What does The Good News mean to you, Greg? And is it good news for only some people, or for all? 

What exactly is the Lord Jesus Christ’s Gospel in a few words? The apostle Paul summed it up:

“For the love of Christ compels us, having concluded this: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, so that they who live should live no longer for themselves, but for the One Who died for them and rose again” (2 Corinthians 5:14-15 EMTV).

Paul and Victor

www.ThePathofTruth.com

From: Greg
To: Paul Cohen
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: I Have A Question

Good question. I believe the Gospel is Good News that is available for all, and many believe it, but not many that believe truly understand what is, which when they do, it separates the wheat from the tares. Your question to me: “What does the Good News mean to me?” shouldn’t be asked, for the Good News is not based upon what I think it is, or what you think it is; rather it is what it is. And the Gospel of Jesus Christ is this: His exhortation to mankind to repent and keep His law of righteousness, which is something we do by grace through faith in Him. 

But “the church” (the many), which differs from “His Church” (the few) have forsaken His gospel that have redefined grace, which brings them to believe they’re something they’re not.

The bottom line is His gospel teaches us to cease from doing those sins of the flesh in 1 Cor. 6:9-10, Gal. 5:19-21, that whoever does these sins will not inherit the kingdom of God. But what does “the church” teach?  They teach it’s impossible, neither required to cease from those sins of the flesh; that one says the Sinner’s Prayer then His blood metaphorically clothes them with His blood, that supposedly represents their holiness for them, even though they continue to sin, because they believe it’s not possible to cease from doing those sins. 

On the other hand “His Church” is His faith, His elect, the few, that have and do and teach the truth; they are doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving their own selves. These are them, that have truly repented from the sins, having ceased from doing them. 

God is: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

In Christ,

Greg

From: Paul and Victor
To: Greg
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2016 7:09 AM
Subject: Re[3]: I Have A Question

“And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, ‘You are not far from the Kingdom of God’” (Mark 12:34 ESV).

Do Christians Sin?

Jesus Christ Is God 

The Good News (Did you actually realize this was a link and read it?)

Paul and Victor

From: Greg
To: Paul Cohen
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2016 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: Re[3]: I Have A Question

I didn’t it before because all I wanted then was your simple answer to what the Gospel of Jesus Christ is without having to read that whole article. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is simple, and it can be summed in five to seven words: 

“Repent and keep the law of righteousness” (7 words), or  “Go, and sin no more” (5 words).

In Christ,

Greg

From: Paul and Victor
To: Greg
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 6:56 AM
Subject: Re[5]: I Have A Question

Read the article, Greg. We gave it to you because it has important news from the Lord for you.  

By your stance expressed in the first sentence of your letter, you have condemned every servant of the Lord mentioned in the Scriptures and the words they used. Therefore, you have no idea what the Gospel is; nobody does until they have experienced it for themselves, and no matter what you claim or believe, your words are a dead giveaway of one yet dead in his sins.

You are in Christ, all right, but which one is the question – not to us, but to you. In your sly wisdom, you try to lay a snare for us by your question, all the while zealously ready to spring the trap; this is the fruit of a liar and hypocrite, particularly worshiping another Jesus and Gospel.

“For if, indeed, the one coming proclaims another Jesus, whom we have not proclaimed, or if you receive another spirit, which you did not receive, or another gospel, which you never accepted, you might well endure these ” (2 Corinthians 11:4 MKJV).

You have come near the True Gospel and THE Lord Jesus Christ, but have passed right on by in your own wisdom.  

Paul and Victor

From: Greg
To: Paul Cohen
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: Re[5]: I Have A Question

I don’t understand, as I only made that first reply comment telling you that I wanted you to tell me in few words what the Gospel of Jesus Christ is, instead of having to read that entire article, which by the way, I ended up reading. Why you said what you did, I have no idea? 

Could it be that you misunderstood what I was saying, or maybe not? If you’re saying that do not agree that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is His exhortation to mankind to repent and keep His law of righteousness then I understand why you responded in the way you did, which then I say to you, repent and do His gospel.

In Christ,

Greg 

From: Paul and Victor
To: Greg
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 7:10 AM
Subject: Re[7]: I Have A Question

The command or “exhortation” to repent, as you put it, is not in itself the Gospel. Exhortation to keep the Law of righteousness is also a call or notice of requirement of God, not the revelation or provision of how repentance is to be accomplished by those dead in sin; it is not the Good News. 

It should take no more than rational thinking to know the difference between a notice of Law and the notice of provision of how that Law is fulfilled.  No need for spiritual revelation and understanding needed there. The only way you could answer as you do is if you are yet in your sins, otherwise you wouldn’t express such error in your cocky righteousness. Here’s not the what, but the part you’re missing – the how:

Romans 7:14-25 MKJV
(14)  For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin.
(15)  For that which I do, I know not. For what I desire, that I do not do; but what I hate, that I do.
(16)  If then I do that which I do not desire, I consent to the law that it is good.
(17)  But now it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me.
(18)  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwells no good thing. For to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good I do not find.
(19)  For I do not do the good that I desire; but the evil which I do not will, that I do.
(20)  But if I do what I do not desire, it is no more I working it out, but sin dwelling in me.
(21)  I find then a law: when I will to do the right, evil is present with me.
(22)  For I delight in the Law of God according to the inward man;
(23)  but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin being in my members.
(24)  O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
(25)  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then with the mind I myself serve the Law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.

If you knew what the Gospel is, then why were you asking us, especially when His Gospel is evidently preached throughout this website? And if you red the article about the Good News, then why aren’t you rejoicing, in hearty agreement that there’s more to the Gospel than you’ve heard or known? 

Because you’re a liar, Greg, walking in your own righteousness and proud of it. 

“But when Jesus heard, He said to them, The ones who are whole do not need a physician, but the ones who are sick. But go and learn what this is, I will have mercy and not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Matthew 9:12-13 MKJV).

Paul and Victor

From: Greg
To: Paul Cohen
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 9:13 AM
Subject: Re: Re[7]: I Have A Question

What I said is the truth and is of Him; it’s what scripture teaches, which is by the Holy Spirit. What you believe about His gospel is really His testimony (life, death, burial, resurrection, ascension), which is not His gospel, but the church has made it His gospel. 

His testimony is one thing, but His gospel is another, which is His cry (exhortation) to mankind to repent and keep the law of righteousness, which is that work we do via His testimony. The law of righteousness is who He is: (Jeremiah 23:6) “…and this is His name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” He is the personification of the law, and the proof that we love Him is by keeping His commandments (Jn. 14:15; 1 Jn. 2:1-6), which is love: (2 John 1:6) “And this is love, that we walk after His commandments….”

The Ten Commandments is the law (of righteousness), which is how He loved the world, but it had been forsaken and replaced by doctrines that come of men (Mk. 7:1-13). 

The law of righteousness (the law) is by and of Him, which has never been removed, which is what He requires and expects of us to keep because of His cross, which is one aspect of His testimony. What we need to realize is there’s the the law of ordinances, which are of the law of righteousness, and He took out them of the way, nailing them to His cross. So then, there is the law (of righteousness) and the law (of ordinances). The testimony of Jesus Christ is what should influence the sinners heart to godly sorrow (opposed to worldly sorrow) to repentance to salvation not to be repented of; that henceforth we should not serve sin. And the proof that one is born again of the Holy Spirit is if they have truly died to themselves, having ceased from doing those sins of the flesh, as scripture says,

(1 John 2:6) “He that saith he abides in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.”

(1 John 3:6) “Whosoever abides in Him sins not: whosoever sins hath not seen Him, neither known Him.”

(1 John 5:18) “We know that whosoever is born of God sins not; but he that is begotten of God keeps himself, and that wicked one touches him not.”

In Christ,

Greg

P.S. “If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes” (Mk. 9:23).

From: Paul and Victor
To: Greg
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 6:52 AM
Subject: Re[9]: I Have A Question

You have no idea what we’re talking about, Greg. You can’t hear a word we’re saying. Why is that? 

“We are of God. He who knows God hears us. The one who is not of God does not hear us. From this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error” (1 John 4:6 MKJV).

You neither know the Lord Jesus Christ nor His testimony. You’re a blind idolater, taking His Name in vain, in love with yourself and the sound of your own voice. You know nothing of God’s love or the keeping of His commandments. You’re a lawless son of iniquity, walking in your own righteousness. 

“Jesus said to them, If you were blind, you would have no sin. But now you say, We see. Therefore your sin remains” (John 9:41 MKJV).

You’ve merely traded in your base sins for the finer, yet more deadly, ones. Worst of all, you’ve done so in the Name of the Lord. Whether a dirty pig or a washed clean pig, a pig is a pig.

Paul and Victor

From: Greg
To: Paul Cohen
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 8:43 AM
Subject: Re: Re[9]: I Have A Question

In time past I lived by the old man, and sinned, breaking His law of righteousness. But now that I’ve come to Christ to confess and repent of my sin to receive the Holy Spirit to be born again, I have ceased from doing those sins of the flesh. Now I keep His law of righteousness. I am a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, are things are become new, amen!  Since I no longer give into doing those sins of the flesh, why then do you say those things about me, for I have ceased from doing those sins of the flesh? Do you still sin?

In Christ,

Greg

From: Paul and Victor
To: Greg
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 8:30 AM
Subject: Re[11]: I Have A Question

Neither was Saul of Tarsus doing those sins of the flesh, Greg, and he persecuted the Lord Jesus Christ, for which reason he called himself the chief of sinners (1 Timothy 1:15). 

Paul even declared that as touching the Law, as a believing-in-God Pharisee he was blameless:

Philippians 3:4-6 MKJV
(4)  Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other thinks that he has reason to trust in the flesh, I more.
(5)  I was circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews. As regards the Law, I was a Pharisee;
(6)  concerning zeal, persecuting the church; regarding the righteousness in the Law, blameless.

You are also coming against the Lord, walking in your own righteousness and resisting the Holy Spirit.  

“I am Jesus Whom you persecute. It is hard for you to kick against the goads” (Acts 9:5 MKJV).

Paul and Victor

From: Greg
To: Paul Cohen
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: Re[11]: I Have A Question

Tell me, how am I coming against the Lord Jesus Christ since I have confessed my sins (with godly sorrow) to works of repentance to salvation not to be repented of; to be born again of the Holy Spirit? Who are you to tell me that I’m coming against the Lord, having done these things? 

From: Paul Cohen
To: Greg
Cc: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 7:20 AM
Subject: Re[13]: I Have A Question

How was Saul of Tarsus coming against the Lord Jesus Christ?

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