What Really Is The Gospel of Christ?

The general concensus as to what the gospel (of) Christ is,is that the gospel (of) Christ is the gospel “about” Christ. Other words, most people believe that what Jesus Christ taught, and preached, and what He taught His disciples, who later became apostles (ones sent)to teach and preach, was a message that was about Himself. However, by His own admission,the gospel of Christ contained a “message,” that He received from His Father,(John 12:49-50;8:38-42;14:24; 17:7-8) and it was “of”Jesus Christ, and not “about” Him. His message was “about” the kingdom of God. Jesus’s message contained more infornation than just about what He did. It is the good news of the kingdom of God, it is the good news of God’s purpose, it is the good news if why we were born, it is the good news of Christ dying for our sins,it is the good news of what God is doing – reproducing after His kind, and the good news of the fact that He is molding, shaping, and creating us in His image.Contained in that message is the whys, the hows, and the whats to how He is accomplishng it. There is scriptural proof that the gospel of Christ contained a message; a message that He “heard” from His Father,and proclaimed to mankind. He was prophesied to deliver that message (Malachi 3:1).
Contrary to popular belief, Christ is not the gospel, though His role is extremely important, and the role He plays, then and now, is central to Christianity. The true message of Christ has been hidden, or more accurately spoken, suppressed from the majority of mankind. The reason being is that Satan has “deceived the whole world,” (Revelation 12:9), through his ministers who “transform themselves into ministers of righteousness,” (ICorinthians 11:13-15).
There is only one true gospel. There are many false ones. Many teach a “gospel of properity,” others portend a “gospel of grace,” still others adhere to and teach a “gospel of salvation,” but is that what Jesus and His disciples taught? There is strong warning in your Bible, which is the authority on the subject, about teaching “another gospel.” Notice the apostle Paul’s strong admonition: “I marvel that you 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 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 you have received, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:6-9. Has mainsream Christianity taken heed to that warning? You be the judge.
The gospel of Christ is about what Christ preached, what He “said,” rather than about what He “did.”
Mark’s account gives us a clear statement about what Christ preached: “Now after that John was put in prison Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God and saying,”The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:14-15). Which gospel is made reference to? The gospel “of the kingdom of God,” (verae 14). In Mark 1:1, Mark makes reference to this message. He was inspired to write, “The beginning of the gospel of Christ,” which was about THE KINGDOM OF GOD. The crutical point here is that one must “believe” THE, the definitive gospel of Christ, and not another, which would constitute believing a substitute gospel.
The Bible makes many references,in both Testaments, Old and New to the “good news,” or gospel of the kingdom being proclaimed.Here are a few of them: Galatians 3:8: gospel was preached to Abraham (See Genesis 12:3); Psalm 67:4, where it says that God shall “…govern the nations upon earth.” Isaiah 9:6,7, where it is stated that the “increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgement and with justice from henceforth even forever.”
Notice Acts 3:21, “God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began” until the “restitution of all things.”
Paul preached the gospel of the kingdom of God to the Gentiles: “And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of thee months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God” Acts 19:8).”And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came unto him, preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Chrust…” (Acts 28:30:31). There is a difference between preaching about the kingdom of God, and preaching about Jesus Christ.
How about the apostle Peter, what did he preach? Notice: “For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 1:11).
Notice that Luke,records what Jesus told His disciples to preach, “Then He called His twelve disciples together…And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God… “(Luke 9:1-2).
Finally,
Jesus proclaimed in the Olivet Prophesy: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:14).
That means that there will be a proclaiming of the true gospel clear up until the end time, when the entire world will witness the most wonderfully marvellous occurance ever – the Second Coming of Christ, in all His glory.
The question now is: “Just What Is The Kingdom Of God? That will have to wait for another time.
Bye for now friends

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I graduated from South Oak Cliff H.S. I joined the United States Air Force after high school. Worked in the Pentagon as an Admin Specialist, after which I worked for the United States Postal Service. I was accepted to attend college at East Texas Baptist, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. I am an ordained minister (House of God Inc. , Cincinnati, Ohio). My official title is Bishop. I have a degree of nobility (Doctor of Divinity) from The Christian College of Theology USA. My wife and I founded True Light Church of God in April 2006, where I currently serve as Sr.Pastor.

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