*The Gospel

*It has Chinese version in the back.

The word “gospel” in Greek is euaggelion which means good tidings or glad tidings – good news; it occurs about 77 times in the New Testament. It can be briefly defined as the glad tidings of salvation through Jesus Christ.  The good news has to do with the Kingdom of God of which Jesus Christ, the Messiah, is the founder. To set up the Kingdom of God, God became Man in the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ who is the Savior of the world, died for sinners on the cross in order to procure salvation and eternal life for believers. Jesus Christ rose from the dead to accomplish the redemption. He ascended into heaven sitting at the right hand of God... To consummate the Kingdom of God, Jesus Christ is coming again to reign with the saints forever and ever. The good news is the truth that sinners who cannot save themselves, simply by believing in Jesus Christ they can be saved and become the children of God to inherit the Kingdom of God.

1.  The beginning of the Gospel.

Mar 1:1, “The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”

Note: The Gospel begins with Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the beginning of the Gospel. There is no Gospel outside of Jesus Christ. There is no Gospel in any other religion. For all religions teach you have to do good in order to be saved. It is like telling a drowning person you have to be careful not to fall into water, or you should have learned how to swim in the first place. No one can save himself, and no one is good enough to go to heaven. The Gospel of Jesus Christ tells the good news what Jesus Christ has done for you. When Jesus Christ was born, hope was born so that sinners may be saved and have eternal life in heaven.

2.   The poor have the Gospel preached to them.

Mat 11:5, “The blind receive sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the Gospel preached to them.” Note: The poor have the Gospel preached to them. Because of greed and corrupt practices of Wall Street operators, bankers, mortgage and insurance and big firm executives, millions of the people in the world have lost their jobs and homes and become poor. The workers earn so little because executives make too much.

3.  Jesus was...proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom.

Mat 4:23, “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.”

Note: The Kingdom of Jesus Christ is not of this world. The Gospel of the Kingdom is not worldly, but heavenly.

4.   This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in the whole world.

Mat 24:14, “This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.”

Note: The end of the world will come only when the Gospel of the Kingdom is preached in the whole world. My websites are intended to reach all races, peoples and nations of the whole world by the Internet with the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ absolutely free; as of August 20, 2013 we have already reached 112 nations of visitors.

5.   Jesus preached the Gospel of God.

Mar 1:14, “Now after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of God.”

Note: The Gospel of Jesus Christ originated from God, not from man.

6.   Repent and believe in the Gospel.

Mar 1:15, “And saying: The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel.”

Note: Why you and I have to repent? Because we have sinned. The good reason for men to repent and believe in the Gospel is the fact that the Kingdom of God is at hand. To be saved you do not depend on good deeds; all you need to do is to repent of your sins and believe in the Lord Jesus as your Savior.

Sin is a universal malady. Man by nature is sinful. The prostitution scandal committed by secret service men testifies to the fallacy and folly of secret clearance given by defense department and White House. No sinner can have secret clearance. Given a chance, every sinner sins. A sinner is not dependable. How can a sinner give clearance to another sinner? How can an evil man give clearance to another evil man? How can a corrupt institution give clearance to anyone? Those who give others clearance are not cleared from sin and freed from evil themselves.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is good news and simple as ABC or 1,2,3.

(A). Although all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, but God loved sinners. Sinners cannot save themselves, for the wages of sin is death and so all have to die. You cannot save yourself, and no one can save you.

(B). God provided His Son Jesus Christ who came down from Heaven to be the Savior of the world. To redeem mankind Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, on the third day Jesus Christ rose from death in order to justify all who come to Him for salvation.

(C). All you need to do is to repent of your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. The moment you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit will enter into your heart and gives you a new life, the eternal life. For you are saved by the grace of God and through faith in Jesus Christ.

Will you do it now and believe in Jesus Christ so that you can be saved?

7.   The Gospel must first be preached to all the nations.

Mar 13:10, “The Gospel must first be preached to all the nations.”

Note: The Gospel is preached to all the nations by evangelists and missionaries; by individual Christians in personal evangelism; and by printed matter, radio, TV, DVD, movies, the Internet, etc.

8.   Preach the Gospel to all creation.

Mar 16:15, “And He (Christ) said to them: Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation.”

Note: All Christians must obey the command of Jesus Christ: Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all human beings. Creation means the sum or aggregate of all human beings – the human race.

9.   He anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor.

Luk 4:18, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me (Christ), because He anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed.”

Note: This is the manifesto of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in one verse. Jesus Christ came to preach the Gospel to the poor, for that reason not many rich and powerful people are saved. The rich and powerful people trust money and power and enjoy the pleasure of sin more than ordinary people.

10.  Testify solemnly the Gospel of the grace of God.

Act 20:24, “But I (Paul) do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the Gospel of the grace of God.”

Note: The Gospel is the grace of God. If it is grace, you cannot earn it, and you and I do not deserve it.

11.  I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the Gospel of His Son.

Rom 1:9, “For God, whom I (Paul) serve in my spirit in the preaching of the Gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you.”

Note: Jesus Christ is the Son of God; the Gospel of His Son is the Gospel of Christ.

12.  I am not ashamed of the Gospel.

Rom 1:16. “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”

Note: Paul was not ashamed of the Gospel. No Christian is ashamed of the Gospel. For the Gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes in Christ. There are people who think they are intellectual and they feel ashamed to believe in creation, they think evolution is respectable. Evolution is the greatest scientific myth, a sham. Jesus Christ teaches and confirms the creation of man by God. Do not claim to be a Christian if you reject the teaching of Christ by believing in evolution. We believe in God Almighty who is the Creator of the universe and mankind. We believe in Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.

13.  I have fully preached the Gospel of Christ.

Rom 15:19, “In the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I (Paul) have fully preached the Gospel of Christ.”

Note: To fully preach the Gospel of Christ it must be preached in the power of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit came to testify for Jesus Christ. The Gospel of the grace of God is the Gospel of Christ.

14.  Who is able to establish you according to my Gospel.

Rom 16:25, “Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my Gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past.”

Note: The Gospel which Apostle Paul preached was according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past. This does not mean the Gospel of Paul. There is only one Gospel which is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Christ was not discovered by men, but revealed by God.

15.  We endure all things so that we will cause no hindrance to the Gospel of Christ.

1Cr 9:12, “If others share the right over you, do we not more? Nevertheless, we did not use this right, but we endure all things so that we will cause no hindrance to the Gospel of Christ.”

Note: The true servants of Christ must endure all things so that will cause no hindrance to the Gospel of Christ. Those who use preaching the Gospel to get rich are not the servants of Christ.

16.  I do all things for the sake of the Gospel.

1Cr 9:23, “I do all things for the sake of the Gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it.”

Note: For the sake of Gospel, believers must be willing to do all things, to endure hardship even persecution. This is the hallmark of a true preacher: doing all things for the sake of the Gospel. False preachers do for the sake of money, fame, power, etc.

17.  See the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ. 

2Cr 4:4, “In whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”

Note: The god of this world (the devil) has blinded the minds of unbelievers no matter how intelligent they are. When you are born again, you see the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ. Spiritual enlightenment does not depend on human mental ability. The Gospel of Christ is not according to man.

18.  There are some…who want to distort the Gospel of Christ.

Gal 1:6-7,“I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the Gospel of Christ.”

Note: A different gospel is an attempt to distort the Gospel of Christ, just like counterfeit money distorts genuine money, and falsehood distorts the truth. A famous black preacher admitted he believed and preached social gospel, but social gospel and others such as political gospel (liberation theology), prosperity gospel (capitalistic gospel), possibility gospel, positive thinking gospel, etc. are not based on the Word of God, they are false gospels because they distort the Gospel of Christ.

It was reported (Oct 18, 2010) the birthplace of prosperity gospel, Crystal Cathedral, filed for bankruptcy. Apparently, the false gospel had no power to save its cathedral from bankruptcy. The possibility thinking or positive thinking had neither power over its debt nor influence over its creditors. Offering to church is not a path to prosperity or an investment that will bring wealth as some false teachers preach. They only make prosperity gospel preachers rich. Those who preach material blessings above spiritual blessings are false prophets and false preachers. As the Bible says, the love of money is the root of all evil. False gospel cannot stand the test of time, only the Gospel of Jesus Christ is powerful to save those who believe and it is eternal because God is eternal.

On Easter Sunday April 8, 2012I met a white couple from Tasmania, Australia, at a church. I told them many American churches have apostatized and some preachers preached the false gospel called prosperity gospel. The American values are money, power and sex. I explained that false preachers preached that if you give money to their church or ministry, God will open up heaven and pour down blessings on you and make you rich – how it is contrary to the teaching of Jesus Christ. You follow Jesus Christ not with a goal of getting rich; if you are rich, give your money to the poor. I also told them, the Crystal Cathedral, the American center of prosperity gospel, has gone bankrupt. The Christian lady asked, “Is it true?” When I reaffirmed, she spontaneously said: “Amen!” It suddenly dawned on me, Christians everywhere, no matter what national or racial background, who believe in the one true faith, who love the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible as the Word of God, all have common aspirations and same feelings about spiritual things. All condemn heresy and false gospels.

When you mix faith, fame, family and fortune, they form an explosive situation. The prosperity gospel is toxic and it has stained and ruined quite a few well-known individuals who were “anointed” to advance and enrich themselves displayed in shameless lavish lifestyle. Those who employ all kinds of secular technologies and formats to attract audience are bound to fail. Just as all fads will lose their charms. Fancy slogans are not the Gospel truths. The members of the Church of Jesus Christ increase by the power of the Holy Spirit as it was done at the early church. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, it does not depend on the charm and charisma and craft of any individual. It is a great suspect when a preacher becomes a millionaire. In the first place, the idea of spiritual empire is un-Scriptural. It is wrong and immoral for a charismatic preacher to raise funds everywhere in the name of Christ or the Gospel to build business centers for the benefits of his off-springs or descendants as legacy or inheritance. Donations are for the cause of Christ, not individuals. For the church is not a family business or family fortune of anyone. As Gamaliel said, “And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it—lest you even be found to fight against God."(Act 5:38-39) If the work of Crystal Cathedral is of men, it will come to nothing as it is happening. Time has told the truth. Prosperity gospel is definitely a false gospel.

"I need more help from you. If you are a tither, become a double-tither. If you are not a tither, become a tither. This ministry has earned your trust. This ministry has earned your help.” This sounds like Oral Roberts some years ago who disgracefully begged for money with the pretext of having a “vision” from Jesus. This kind of appeal is un-Biblical; over the years some American preachers have dishonored the Lord. Remember the preacher who had his picture taken at a studio with a fake facade of the Great Wall and proclaimed he was preaching the Gospel in China and therefore asking for money?

How in the world using "Biblical" money management would get a church into debts of more than $43 million? The Bible says, “Owe no one anything.” (Rom 13:8)  NIV translates, “Let no debt remain outstanding.” Apostle Paul said, “Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.” (Phl 4:11-12) Unlike Paul, some American infamous preachers only know how to live in lavish lifestyle. “Tough times never last. Tough people do." Let us see how tough people last and do without begging for money in the name of Jesus Christ? If you give money to support a false church or false preachers, you do not lay up treasures in heaven, you only waste your money to make false preachers rich. The fact that the church which preaches the prosperity gospel was filling for bankruptcy proves the fallacy of the prosperity gospel. The prosperity gospel is a false gospel.

The following is an updated information:

Crystal Cathedral was the center of a false gospel called prosperity gospel. Preachers of prosperity gospel are false preachers. The fact that the Crystal Cathedral has gone bankrupt is a de facto and actual proof that prosperity gospel they preach is a false gospel. Prosperity gospel does not bring prosperity even to the Crystal Cathedral, much less to its followers. The church is not a family business or private enterprise or a spiritual empire to enrich family members. The fact Crystal Cathedral had fired three relatives of the megachurch’s founder tells something is structurally and seriously wrong with the church from the start. The church of Jesus Christ does not belong to the sons and daughters, sons-in-law or daughters-in-law, relatives and friends of any preacher or pastor, directors or producers, elders or deacons, etc. The Crystal Cathedral has sold its church to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange tells you the monolithic Roman Catholic Church is very rich.

There are ways to determine if a preacher is false preacher or not:

(A). 1Ti 6:3-5,“If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, he is conceited and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.”

Note: If a preacher preaches a false gospel, he must be a false preacher, unsound in doctrine. No one who is untrue to the Word of God is a servant of Christ. Prosperity gospel is a false gospel; and there are many other false gospels such as political gospel, social gospel, feminist gospel, racial gospel, capitalistic gospel, possibility thinking gospel, positive thinking gospel, etc.

(B). 1Ti 3:2-5,“A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?)”

Note: What is required of a bishop is required of all preachers. If a preacher is greedy for money, a lover of money, he is a false preacher.

(C). Gal 5:19-21,“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Note: If a preacher commits adultery or homosexuality, he is a false preacher.

(D). 1Th 2:3-7,“For our exhortation did not come from error or uncleanness, nor was it in deceit. But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts. For neither at any time did we use flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak for covetousness--God is witness. Nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, when we might have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children.”

Note: If a preacher is abusive, oppressive, deceitful, and seeks glory from men and mistreats people, he is a false preacher. Some years ago in Orange County, California, a preacher had his picture taken at a studio with a mockup background of the Great Wall and he made a televised appeal by asking for donation because he was preaching in China. That was a deceitful act. A true servant of Christ cannot be deceitful.

1Pe 5:2-3,“Tend the flock of God that is your charge, not by constraint but willingly, not for shameful gain but eagerly, not as domineering over those in your charge but being examples to the flock.

NoteThe Scripture cited above spells out the required character, conduct, and attitude of every preacher or pastor.

Act 20:24, “But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the Gospel of the grace of God.”

Note: Regarding the article written by Franklin Graham (July 22, 2012), some comment is needed.

(A). It is not appropriate to say “Jesus is a model on how to the church should respond to HIV/AIDS.” In the first place Jesus is not a model of this and a model of that. Jesus is the Lord, the Savior of the world. Jesus came into the world “to save sinners,” which was the primary; “to heal the sick” was secondary. The commandment that Jesus Christ gave to the apostles and all believers as He ascended to heaven, Mar 16:15-16, “And He said to them: Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.”

The supreme responsibility of the Church of Jesus Christ is to proclaim the Gospel to every creature, not to do social work, or anything else. It is fine and good if the Lord leads a person to do the work of charity or responding to the needs of those who suffer HIV/AIDS and other illness. It does not mean the universal Church of Jesus Christ has to respond when one man has a social agenda, etc. Once I heard a Chinese pastor was so proud in announcing he was back from 3-month training in social work in Denmark. Social work is not preaching the Gospel. The ministry of the Gospel is not social work, it is spiritual work in reaching sinners and winning souls with the Gospel of salvation.

(B). It is not appropriate to compare HIV/AIDS with leprosy in Bible times. In the first place no one knew exactly how a person got leprosy in Bible times, not necessarily caused by one’s own behavior. Today how to get HIV/AIDS is very clear and well known. You can get HIV/AIDS by your own conduct. HIV/AIDS can be contracted through blood, body fluids, sexual intercourse, dirty needles, etc. If you do not commit sexual promiscuity or have sex with one infected with HIV/AIDS, or through contaminated blood transfusion, etc. you will never have HIV/AIDS. If you are a homosexual, drug addict, and perform sexual immorality, etc. your chances of getting HIV/AIDS are very high. Once I watched a TV interview, a young white woman maintained her virginity a long time until one day she had sex with a man the first time and she got AIDS. It was heart-breaking. This information is free and does not cost anything. Young and unmarried people should abstain from sex, married couple should be faithful and do not commit extramarital affair. Clean and moral conduct is the best prevention of HIV/AIDS, and you do not need to go to a university or hospital for this instruction.

(C). It is dangerous to cite politicians as model Christians as if they were God’s appointed or represent the cause of Jesus Christ because there are many American politicians who are warmongers, liars, corrupt and greedy officials, supremacists and racists, and children of darkness. Many politicians want God to be on their side but they are not on God’s side. Too many politicians use Christ and the Gospel to advance or strengthen their political position and power. It is bad to mix politics with religion because politics is inherently corrupt. Political leaders who support and legalize same-sex marriage and homosexuality are not compatible with Christianity. Political gospel, social gospel and prosperity gospel are NOT the true Gospel. The treachery is for the Church to stress the physical above the spiritual, the material over the moral.

(D). It is wrong to say “no matter what they have done in life, God still loves them and He will forgive them.” Jesus says, Luk 13:5,“I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” There is no automatic forgiveness because God is love. To receive forgiveness of sins, sinners need to repent and believe in Jesus Christ. Mat 11:20,“Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent.” Mar 1:15,“And saying: The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel.” Act 2:38,“Peter said to them: Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

19.  The truth of the Gospel would remain.

Gal 2:5, “But we did not yield in subjection to them for even an hour, so that the truth of the Gospel would remain with you.”

Note: The truth of the Gospel cannot yield in subject to anyone. We must be straightforward about the truth of the Gospel because the truth of the Gospel would remain forever. Cf. Gal 2:14.

20.  The Gospel of your salvation.

Eph 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 the Holy Spirit of promise.”

Note: The Gospel of your salvation is the message of truth, you must listen.

At the early Church there was a great debate at Antioch as to what Gentile non-Jewish Christians should do because some false teachers came down from Judea and taught Gentile Christians must be circumcised according to the custom of Moses or they would not be saved. Paul and Barnabas went up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders concerning this issue. A sect of the Pharisees said it was necessary to circumcise them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses. The apostles and the elders came together to look into this matter. The first council in Jerusalem took place to settle the matter. Peter stood up and said, Act 15:10-11,“Now therefore why do you put God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear? But we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are.”

Note: There is no distinction as to how a Jewish or Gentile believer is saved. We are all saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Eph 2:8,“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.” However, there is a distinction as to how a Jewish Christian or a Gentile Christian should conduct himself. James said, Act 15:19-20,“Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles, but that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood.”

The apostles and the brethren who were elders sent a letter to Gentile Christians saying, Act 15:25-29,“It seemed good to us, having become of one mind, to select men to send to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore we have sent Judas and Silas, who themselves will also report the same things by word of mouth. For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these essentials: that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication; if you keep yourselves free from such things, you will do well. Farewell.” At that time, the Apostles and Elders proclaimed the Gospel of Jesus Christ by word of mouth. The New Testament was not written yet. The Apostles made it clear Gentile Christians do not need to be circumcised or keep the Sabbath. The ceremonial Law of Moses was no longer required, but the moral law as repeated in the New Testament remains. However, the essentials for all believers whether Jewish or Gentile to observe are to abstain from:

(1).    eating things sacrificed to idols

(2).    eating blood

(3).    eating meat of strangled animals

(4).    fornication

Christians must be free from eating blood, free from eating food sacrificed to idols and worship of idols, free from eating food from strangled animals, and free from committing sexual immorality (including homosexuality and divorce). In other words, Christians are forbidden to eat blood, food sacrificed to idols or worship of idols, food from strangled animals, and fornication. Chinese Christians must pay particular attention because the Chinese custom of eating blood, worshiping ancestors and idols, and eating food sacrificed to idols. The leader of Taiwan Ma Ying-jeou has publicly committed idolatry by worshiping idols, I do not know whether he has stopped doing it or not. No one has the right to claim to be a Christian and worship idols at the same time just like no woman has the right to marry two men at the same time. Worshiping idols is a great sin against the living God. Mr. Ma Ying-jeou must come clean: if Ma Ying-jeou claims to be a Christian, he cannot worship idols. If he wants to worship idols, he cannot claim to be a Christian. That is fair. That is religious freedom. There is no hangky-pangky in being a Christian.

21.  Fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the Gospel.

Eph 3:6, “That the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the Gospel.”

Note: Both the Jewish and Gentile believers are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body of Christ, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the Gospel.

22.  The Gospel of peace.

Eph 6:15, “And having shod your feet with the preparation of the Gospel of peace.”

Note: The Gospel of peace brings sinners to have peace with God and peace in them. There are warmongering Western leaders who claim to be Christians, but they are liars and killers who are children of the devil. The Gospel of peace makes men to have peace with God and to have peace with men.

American presidents had killed millions and millions of innocent peoples around the world since the end of World War II in pursuit of absolute military supremacy and world domination. Except President Richard Nixon who sought a just and lasting peace for the world.

23.  The mystery of the Gospel.

Eph 6:19, “And pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the Gospel.”

Note: The mystery of the Gospel is Jesus Christ, God who became Man, died for sinners and rose from the dead so that believers may inherit the Kingdom of God – things so wonderful even angels long to look into.

24.  The defense and confirmation of the Gospel.

Phl 1:7, “For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the Gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me.”

Note: Believers defend the truth of the Gospel by the Sword of the Lord and confirm the power of God in their lives.  

25.  Conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ.

Phl 1:27, “Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the Gospel.”

Note: Believers must conduct themselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ. To do so Christians need to stand firm in one spirit and with one mind striving together for the faith of the Gospel. Preachers who love money and power and pleasure and the world are not worthy to be servants of Christ.

26.  The word of truth, the Gospel.

Col 1:5, “Because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the Gospel.”

Note: The Gospel is the word of truth, worthy of all acceptance. There are so many false teachings in the world that deceive people. Not all religions lead to God. There is only one way to God that is through Jesus Christ. There is hope laid up in heaven for all believers.

27.  The hope of the Gospel.

Col 1:23, “If indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the Gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.”

Note: The hope of the Gospel is that not only believers are saved from their sins, they hope for glory, honor and immortality.

28.  Dealing out retribution to those who… do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus.

2Th 1:8, “Dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus.”

Note: Those who do not know God and those who do not obey the Gospel of Christ will receive retribution and eternal punishment. There is an outcome for those who reject the Gospel.

29.  In suffering for the Gospel.

2Ti 1:8, “Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the Gospel according to the power of God.”

Note: Believers are not ashamed of the glorious Gospel of God and they willingly participate in suffering for the Gospel.

There are many forms of false gospel. The most common form of false gospel sounds like this: “Come believe in Jesus, God will bless you and your family and you will have peace and happiness; you will prosper with good health, good fortune and everything will go well with you.” This is contrary to what the Bible teaches, 

1Cr 15:19, “If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.” If you become a believer all because you want only to get benefits in this life, you are the most pitiful among all men. We believe in Christ not because we want material blessings in this life, we believe in Christ because we know we are sinners and will go to Hell. The Lord died for us so that we may have eternal life in heaven. I know a Chinese girl who said, “I have metal depression, I cannot take care of myself; since I am a believer, all of you must love me and take care of me to provide for my needs – free food, free lodging, free clothing, etc.” This useless young woman wants something for nothing who is unfit for this life and will not have the life to come because she has a false motive in joining the church. Many join a church because they expect assistance and earthly benefits from the church. Some Chinese students go to church in America to get a free meal and make friends. Some use church as a business connection, etc. Some churches are human organizations that attract followers for ulterior motive. Some White people went to China to establish family churches for political reasons and unspiritual agenda. Do you want to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? This is what Jesus says, 

Luk 14:27, “Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.” The Crystal Cathedral of Robert Shuler in Orange County, California, was the center of prosperity gospel for many years. At last the Crystal Cathedral went bankrupt and was sold to the Roman Catholic Church. The fact that Crystal Cathedral went bankrupt proved the prosperity gospel preached by Robert Shuler is a false gospel. 

30.  Having an eternal Gospel to preach to those who live on the earth.

Rev 14:6, “And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal Gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people.”

Note: The Gospel of Christ is eternal because the Word of God is eternal.

You do not need to study theology in order to understand the Gospel. This is the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a nutshell:

(A).    God loves you even though you are a sinner unlovable and unworthy. We are all sinners and have come short the glory of God. The wages of sin is death, that is why we all will die. We cannot save ourselves. No one is good enough to go to heaven. No man or angel can save sinners.

(B).   God sent His Son Jesus Christ to the world to save sinners. How did Christ save sinners? Jesus Christ died on the cross for sinners, the Godly for the ungodly in order to atone and redeem us from our sins. Jesus rose again from death for our justification. To be justified means to be counted righteous before God, because the unrighteous cannot enter the Kingdom of God.

(C).    What can you do to be saved? Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior; believe in your heart that He is the Son of God. Repent of your sins and confess with your mouth that you are a believer of Jesus. Ask the Holy Spirit to enter into your heart to give you a new life, the eternal life which is the gift of God by grace through faith.

March 16, 2017

Willie Wong
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福音

在希腊福音单词是euaggelion,这意味着好消息或福音 - 好消息。它在新约发生大约77次。它可以简单地定义为通过耶稣基督救恩的喜讯。好消息是要与神的国有关,其中耶稣,弥赛亚,是创始人。为要建立天国,上帝耶稣基督成为人。耶稣基督是救世主,为罪人死在十字架上,以拯救和获得信徒永生。耶稣基督从死里复活,以完成赎。他登上天堂坐在神的右边... 要完善天国,耶稣基督即将再与圣统治,直到永远。好消息是罪人不能救自己的真理,只要们相信耶稣基督可以得救,成为神的儿女继承神的国。

1。福音的起头  
马可福音1:1 子, ,
:福音始于耶稣基督。在耶稣基督之外没有福音。当耶稣基督诞生,希望诞生了,使罪人得救,有可能永生在天堂。

2。穷人有福音传给他们
马太福音11:5 见, 走, 净, 见。 活, 们。
:穷人有福音传给他们。由于华尔街管理人员和营商,银行家,房地产抵押,保险和大公司经理的贪婪和贪污行为,世界上千百万的人失去工作和家园,成为穷人。工人的收入这么少,因为管理人员收入太多。

3。耶稣走遍... 天国的福音
马太福音4:23 利, 人, 音, 症。

4。这天国的福音要传遍整个世界
马太福音24:14 音, 下, 证, 到。

在天国的福音传遍天下后,世界的末期才来到

5。耶稣宣传神的福音
马可福音 1:14 后, 利,

6悔改信福音
马可福音 1:15说,日 了,神 了。 改, 音。
:人悔改信福音的好理由是,上帝的国近了 得救不依赖于善行, 所有您需要做的是忏悔你的罪恶, 和相信主耶稣为你的救主。

7。福音必须先传给万民
13:10
:有传教士传福音给所有的国家,有基督徒个人布道福音,和通过印刷品,广播,电视,DVD,电影,互联网,等等。

8。传福音给所有受造的
马可福音16:15他(基督)对他们说, 去, 听。(
:所有的基督徒都必须遵守耶稣基督的命令,走世界,传福音给所有人类。凡受造 是全人类总和 - 人类。

9。他膏我要传福音给穷人
路加福音4:18
:这是耶稣基督的福音在一节经文宣言。

10证明神恩惠的福音  
使徒行传20:24我(保罗)
上帝恩典的福音就是基督的福音。

11我在他儿子福音上用心灵事奉
罗马书1:9 上, 神,
:耶稣基督是神的儿子,他儿子的福音是基督的福音。

12我不以福音为耻
罗马书1:16, “ 耻。 能, 的, 人, 人。
:保罗不福音为耻。没有基督的门徒福音为耻。福音是神的大能,为拯救一切相信基督的人

13到处传了基督的福音  
罗马书15:19 力, 力, 使 服。   冷, 古, 音。
:为了充分宣扬基督福音,必须用神迹奇事的能力。圣灵来为耶稣基督作证。上帝恩典的福音就是基督的福音。

14能根据我的福音坚固你们
罗马书16:25 音, 督, 秘,
:使徒保罗宣扬的福音是根据永古隐藏不言的奥秘。基督的福音是没发现,而是由上帝启示的。

15。我们凡事忍受免得基督的福音被阻隔
哥林多前书9:12 柄, 呢? 柄, 受, 隔。
:基督真正的仆人必须忍受一切事物,因此不会对基督的福音障碍。那些使用传福音致富不是基督的仆人。

16。我做的都是为了福音的缘故
哥林多前书9:23 的, 故, 处。
:为福音的缘故,信徒必须愿意做一切事情,吃苦甚至受迫害。

17不叫基督荣耀的福音光照着他们
哥林多后书4:4  人, 眼, 耀 们。 像。
(魔鬼)弄瞎了不信的人的心眼,不管多么聪明。当你重生,你看到基督荣耀福音的光。灵的启迪不依赖于人的力。基督的福音不是根据人。

18有些人搅扰你们, 要把基督的福音更改了
加拉太书1:6-7  的, 们, 了。
的福音,是企图歪曲了基督的福音,就像假币,扭曲真正的金钱,谎言歪曲事实真相。

19叫福音的真理仍存在

加拉太书2:5 夫, 们, 间。
:福音的真理能受任何人牵我们必须对福音真理直截了当,因为福音的真理永存。比照:加拉太书2:14

20叫你们得救的福音
以弗所书1:13 道, 音, 督, 他, 记。
叫你们得救的福音是真理的消息,您一定要听。

21借着福音,得以同为后嗣
以弗所书3:6, “ 里,借 音, 嗣, 体, 许。
:无论是犹太人和非犹太人信徒同为后嗣,同为基督身体的一体,并在基督耶稣同蒙福音的应许。

22平安的福音
以弗所书6:15 音, 穿 上,
平安的福音带罪人来与上帝和好,他们心里平安

23。福音的奥秘
以弗所书6:19 求, 使 才, 胆, 秘,

:福音的奥秘就是耶稣基督,上帝成为人,为罪人死,从死里复活,使信徒可以承受神的国 - 如此美妙的事情,连天使也愿意详细察看这些事

24辩明证实福音
腓立比书1:7 念, 的。 里, 中, 候,
:信徒捍卫福音的真理,并他们的生活确认上帝的力。

25行事为人与基督的福音相称
腓立比书1:27 称。 们, 里, 况, 志, 稳, 力。
:信徒必须行事为人与基督的福音相称。这样做基督徒要站立得稳, 同有一 个心志,

26福音真理的道
歌罗西书1:5 望。 的。
:福音是真理的,值得所有接受。为所有信徒有存在天上的盼望

27福音的
歌罗西书1:23 心, 固, 移, 的, 的。我
:福音的希望不仅是信徒从他们的罪孽得救,他们希望荣耀,尊贵和不朽。

28。要报应... 那不听从我主耶稣福音的人
帖撒罗尼迦后书1:8 神, 人。
:这些不认识上帝和那些不听从基督福音的人, 会得到报应和永恒的惩罚。那些拒绝福音的有果。

29为福音同受苦难
提摩太后书1:8 耻, 耻。 力, 难。
:信徒都不上帝光荣的福音为耻,他们愿意为福音同受苦难

30有永远的福音传给住在地上的人
启示录14:6 使 中, 人, 民。
:基督的福音是永恒的,因为神的话语是永恒的。

March 16, 2017

Willie Wong

Christian Faith: Home

http://wongwillie.synthasite.com/

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