The Gospel of the Kingdom of God
Summary of the Gospel, Origin of Religion, Personal Interpretation of Scriptures, Believing that Brings Eternal Life, the Holy Ghost, Water Baptism.
created all things and God is invisible, but
there is abundant evidence of God
in His creation. The evidence is seen and understood by everyone. (Romans
1:19-20) To say there is no God is to say, “I refuse the instruction and I am a
fool.” (Psalm 14:1, Proverbs 1:7)
God's Word Like Gravity
been instructed of God, let us examine the nature of the testimony of God’s
creation. It (the creation) is a true and constant witness. The laws of God, for
example gravity, that are found out and examined by science are
always found to be true and unchanging. If God tells no lies in his creation,
then all further communication from God would be of the same authority. Gravity
is not subject to man’s ideas or personal interpretation, but man is subject to
gravity. And God is not subject to man or man’s ideas but man is subject to God.
Gravity works by unchanging laws, which must be understood in truth by those who
are subject to it, if you want to remain uninjured. If a man thinks he can fly
and walks off the top of a ten story building, it could be said he had his own
personal interpretation of gravity.
God’s word in the Holy Bible is like gravity in that it also is not subject to personal interpretation, but has only one true meaning which was and is in the mind of the creator. The word of God came from God and the meaning or interpretation of the scriptures comes from God, a revelation of the mind of God. (Isaiah 55: 7-11)
“Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.”
2 Peter 1:20-21 RSV
“First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by the impulse of man, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.”
Origin of Religion, Man Made Religion
The word of truth came from God and you need the Spirit of God to understand the things of God. A religion is made when a man in his own mind imagines things about God. There are many religions in the world. Some religions have the Holy Bible (the word from God) but not having the truth revealed to them, the Bible becomes just fuel for their imagination, producing man made ideas about how to please and serve God. To trust in those religions for salvation and eternal life is worse than thinking you can defy gravity and would be like walking off the top of a ten story building. It is your responsibility to seek and find the truth about God and not be deceived by religion. You must honor God and his word above all religion and philosophy.
Revelation of Truth
The beginning of the revelation of truth is this: Jesus was the Son of God and Jesus came from God his Father. (St John 8:42,10:36) He came to earth to do the works of his Father (St John 5:36) and speak the words (commandments) that his Father had given him. (St John 12:49) Jesus came down from heaven (St John 6:38) and the words he spoke were from heaven and he brought a commandment from God and the keeping of that commandment brings everlasting life. (St John 12:49-50 also 1John 5:11) Jesus said, "If a man keep my saying, (obey me and keep my commandments) he shall never see death." (St John 8:51)
Promise of Eternal Life
promised eternal life if you would "keep my saying" (St John 8:51). Only God has
eternal life and if you want eternal life, you must get it from him, by pleasing
him. It was Jesus Christ, the Son of God, on the cross shedding his blood
that bought eternal life for you and me. The work on the cross was a work to
give us life. The work we do is to believe in and obey him. Jesus said ”God so
loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in
him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (St John 3:16)
Believing That Brings Eternal Life
God desires to make us His sons, (Romans 8:14-16) but the birth of a son of God is in the spirit. Jesus said, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (St John 3:3) And in 1 Corinthians15:50, It says, “Now this I say brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” And Jesus said, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” (St John 3:6) Jesus also said, “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” (St John 6:63)
Since Jesus was not from this world, but from heaven, and the life promised is not according to this world (being an eternal life) and because his words are spirit and life, then to believe in Jesus means to be after that Spirit and life and grace and truth which we receive from him. This is the believing that brings eternal life as promised in St John 3:16. And they that are after the Spirit mind the things of the Spirit (Romans 8:5) and they that are led by the Spirit of God they are the sons of God. (Romans 8:14)
The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of truth are all one Spirit (Ephesians 2:18 and Eph. 4:4) and is the Spirit of a son (Galatians 4:6) and testifies or witnesses of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (St John 15:26 & 16:13-15 & 1John 5:5-6) Jesus told the believers, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (St John 8:31-32) Jesus said, “If ye continue in my word” and by his word he promised the believers the Holy Spirit which they the believers received as recorded in Acts chapter two and in other places in the New Testament.
Promise of the Spirit
these scriptures for the promise of the Spirit:
Acts 1:4-5, Luke 24:49, St.John 14:16-17,26; St John 16:13, St John 15:26, Luke 11:13, St John 7:37-39
This experience which is not according to this world (world cannot receive; St John 14:17, only the believers can receive) is also accompanied by a supernatural sign, speaking in tongues, as Jesus said, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” (Mark16:17-18) As the other signs Jesus spoke of are supernatural, so speaking in tongues is supernatural. It would be no sign if it were a language learned by natural means.
In St John 1:11-12, it says, “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” And in Acts 1:8, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you.” You must receive this power to be a true son of God and you must receive it just the way it was received in the bible-not some other way that you imagine. The Apostle Paul said if you don't have the Spirit of Christ, then you don't belong to Christ. Romans 8:9 "But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his." This shows how important it is to receive this gift after you have believed on Jesus. See the article The Purpose of Pentecost.
Jesus died for our sins, and he was with and among the dead, then God raised him from the dead. This is what happens to us in baptism. We are buried with him by baptism into death. (Romans 6:4) Jesus died unto sin (Romans 6:10) and his death applied to us is that the body of sin is destroyed or killed that henceforth we should not serve sin. (Romans 6:6) Then like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4) being now alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Walking in this new life is like being raised from the dead; this is what it means to be “born again” and become a “new creature.” See the article Baptism
Believe Unto Righteousness
call on Jesus Christ, you must call on him as Lord (confess with your
mouth he is Lord) and believe that God raised him from the dead and that he also
raises us up from the dead. (Romans 10:9) If you believe and confess, then Jesus will
exert his Lordship over you; “For with the heart man believeth unto
righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans
10:10) Our speech (confession) and our believing must be according to the Gospel
which is written and was preached by the apostles. We believe knowing that man
believeth unto righteousness (Romans 10:10) and the just (justified or
righteous) shall live (now and forever) by faith (believing). (Romans 1:16-17)
believe unto righteousness and righteousness is a very real gift of life, in
power, revealed in the Gospel of Christ, which when believed and obeyed brings
forth fruit in you unto holiness (Romans 1:16-17 & 5:17 & 6:16,19) and the end
being eternal life (Romans 6:22-23).
Repent, confess your sins. The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses away sins. Receive the Holy Ghost. Be baptized in water. Lay hold on eternal life.
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