It is there
The Gospel of Jesus Christ was given to us in the New Testament. There is no other saving Gospel. None.
There are many fabricated false gospels that claim to be from Jesus. But, if it does not jive with Scripture, agree with what Jesus taught… then it is “another gospel“, and it is counted not worthy by God. It is “anathema” (defined at gotquestions.org).
See: Galatians 1:8–9, or haram and herem: Numbers 21:2–3; Joshua 6:17.
In the Scriptures …(OT and NT)
It is there we learn of Jesus. It is there we learn of our need of Him. It is there we learn to repent and accept Him as our Lord and Savior. If we do so choose to accept His gift of salvation – we then begin a new life of total belief in Him, following what Jesus taught.
The Gospel is chock-full of beliefs which are “deserving full acceptance and approval” (See: Holding to beliefs “deserving full acceptance and approval. Following only Jesus – our beliefs as Christians are “the things [the doctrine, the precepts, the admonitions, the sum of my ministry] which you have heard me teach….”
2 Timothy 2:1-2
So you, my son, be strong [constantly strengthened] and empowered in the grace that is [to be found only] in Christ Jesus. 2 The things [the doctrine, the precepts, the admonitions, the sum of my ministry] which you have heard me teach [a]in the presence of many witnesses, entrust [as a treasure] to reliable and faithful men who will also be capable and qualified to teach others.
“The things” of Christian belief are: “the doctrine, the precepts, the admonitions, the sum of [Paul’s] ministry” (2 Timothy 2:1-2). When we hear them preached or taught, or when we personally read them… THEY are the goal of our learning. We learn as we study them and the rest of Scripture.
“Study to show yourself approved”
“Study and do your best to present yourself to God approved, a workman [tested by trial] who has no reason to be ashamed, accurately handling and skillfully teaching the word of truth.” – 2 Timothy 2:15
These are just two of the biblical beliefs “deserving full acceptance and approval”
1. Jesus saves sinners who turn from their sin (“repent”) and follow Him and Him alone.
And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and take up his cross daily [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me]. – Luke 9:23
Synopsis: Wish it, deny your self, take up your cross daily, follow Me – believing in Me, conforming, enduring.
2. God saves for all eternity those who truly believe in His Name.
This is absolutely His will
God saves for all eternity those who truly believe in His Name. That is a sure thing. We know this is absolutely His will.
However, to “Believe” means: Those who repent, accept Jesus as Lord, and continue-on in this faith by following Him (do His will) – those who’s heart is 100% given over to Him.
for all eternity
those who truly believe in His Name.
– Source: We know the will of God in this
Believing in Jesus is NOT just: “Yes I believe. I accept you Jesus.” Real, true New Testament type “believe” is much, much more. To get saved you must believe in His Name – as the Greek term means it. I’ll repeat that:
to “Believe” means:
Those who repent,
accept Jesus as Lord,
in this faith
by following Him (do His will)
– those who’s heart is 100% given over to Him.
You cannot serve Jesus – plus another. Serving two masters does not work. It will not work for you, and it will not work with God. Trust in Jesus. Turn from sin, and follow Him and Him alone.
The Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Paul
Holding to beliefs “deserving full acceptance and approval
Being 100% given-over to Jesus
Want it – to know it… God’s message to us
Jesus Only Always For All Times
Being 100% given-over to Jesus
We know the will of God in this
Is yours a sound doctrine that Jesus will approve?
The Great Water Down of Jesus’ Message to us all
Accepting Jesus – Plus Some Other
The Chutzpah of Wannabe Christians
From merriam-webster.com: meaning “agree,” as in “that doesn’t jive with my memory of what happened.”
Jive vs. Jibe
People began confusing jive and jibe almost immediately after jive entered our language in the late 1920s. In particular, jive is often used as a variant for the sense of jibe meaning “agree,” as in “that doesn’t jive with my memory of what happened.” This use of jive, although increasingly common, is widely considered to be an error. Jibe, however, is accepted as a variant spelling of an entirely different word, which is gibe (“to utter taunting words”).
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