Preaching An Unchanging Gospel
- A CHARGE MADE TO TIMOTHY:
Timothy 4:1-2 = "I charge thee therefore
before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick
and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; preach the word;
be instant in season, out of season,; reprove, rebuke, exhort
with all longsuffering and doctrine."
- A WARNING ISSUED TO THE GALATIANS:
1:6-9 = "I marvel that ye are so soon removed
from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another
gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble
you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we,
or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than
that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As
we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other
gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."
- THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST SHOULD
BE PROCLAIMED WITHOUT RESERVATION (SHAME):
1:16-18 = "For I am not ashamed of the gospel
of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone
that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For
therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith:
as it is written, the just shall live by faith. For the wrath
of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness
of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;"
- WHAT DOES THE PREACHING OF AN UNCHANGING
- PREACHING CHRISTS AUTHORITY:
3:22-23 = "For Moses truly said unto the
fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you
of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things
whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass,
that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be
destroyed from among the people."
28:18-20 = "And Jesus came and spake unto
them, saying, all power is given unto me in heaven and in
earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy
Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have
commanded you: and, Lo, I am with you always, even unto the
end of the world. Amen."
- PREACH CHRISTS CHURCH:
16:18 = "And I say unto thee, that thou
art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and
the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
Corinthians 12:20 = "But now are they many
members, yet but one body."
4:3-4 = "Endeavouring to keep the unity
of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and
one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling."
- PREACH ONLY THE GOSPEL TERMS OF PARDON:
- Faith in Christ. John
8:24 = I said therefore unto you, that
ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am
he, ye shall die in your sins."
- Repentance. Luke
24:47 = "And that repentance and remission
of sins should be preached in his name among all nations,
beginning at Jerusalem." Acts
17:30 = "And the times of this ignorance
God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent."
- Confession. Romans
10:9-10 = "If thou shalt confess with thy
mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that
God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For
with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with
the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
- Baptism. Mark
16:16 = "He that believeth and is baptized
shall be saved." Acts
22:16 = "And now why tarriest thou? Arise,
and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name
of the Lord."
- PREACH CHRISTIAN UNITY:
- Christ prayed for it. John
17:20-21 = "Neither pray I for these alone,
but for them also which shall believe on me through their
word; that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me,
and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world
may believe that thou hast sent me."
- Paul pleaded for it. I
Corinthians 1:10 = "Now I beseech you,
brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all
speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among
you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same
mind and in the same judgment."
2:2-3 = "Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like
minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one
mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but
in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves."
- Paul gave the foundation of gospel unity
in Ephesians: [Read Ephesians
- PREACH HOLY LIVING:
12:1 = "I beseech you therefore brethren,
by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto god, which is your reasonable
2:11-12 = "For the grace of God that bringeth
salvation hath appeared to all men. Teaching us that denying
ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously,
and godly, in this present world."
- THERE MUST BE A RETURN TO THE PREACHING OF
THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST FREE FROM THE CHANGES OF MAN.
- Paul said "
That in the
later times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed
to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils: Speaking lies
in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats,
which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of
them which believe and know the truth."
- Paul also implied that the soundness of
a unchanged gospel would be changed to please men.
Timothy 4:3-4 = "For the time will come
when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their
own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching
ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth,
and shall be turned unto fables."
- THERE IS NO ESCAPING THE ORIGINAL UNCHANGED
- This unchanged gospel was spoken unto us
by Gods Son (Hebrews
- This unchanged gospel is that which is
is upholding all things by the word of his
- This unchanged gospel is "For
ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven."
- This unchanged gospel is the power of salvation
- This unchanged gospel is that by which
man will be judged (John
- THE CONCLUSION: Hebrews
2:1-4 = "Therefore we ought to give the more
earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any
time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels
was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received
a just recompence of reward; how shall we escape, if we neglect
so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by
the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders,
and with divers miracles, and gifts of the holy Ghost, according
to his own will?"
- WILL YOU FOLLOW THE UNCHANGED GOSPEL OR THE
CHANGED GOSPEL OF LIBERAL MINDED MAN?
- AS IN THE QUESTION OF THE SONG: WHAT SHALL
YOUR ANSWER BE?
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