Hot off the presses!


Nothing new here

The Word of God became flesh and dwelt amongst men.  He was obedient to the Father even unto death.  Now raised to life and ascended into heaven, sitting at the right hand of God the Father.  With such a great testimony of how God redeemed mankind from their sins, what was the message that was being spread as fast as they could?  What message was so hot off the presses, they made haste to spread this good news?

Concerning us gentiles, did the delivery boys look for new sources to proclaim the gospel?  Did they sit down with eye witnesses to give an account of all they knew and could gather concerning what took place?  Or was that done latter so the believers in the message, hot off the presses, could have a better account of the events they believed.  Don’t we call these the four gospels?

So if the delivery boys with the greatest news to come to mankind didn’t travel with the four gospels hot off the presses as a testimony to what had taken place, what did these men deliver to those who heard their message.  It was old articles and from dusty old news that these boys were peddling.  Nothing new and pristine was commended to the people to put their trust in, but the old and stuffy.

Peter after speaking to the gentiles by giving a short paragraph of an eye witness account, whips out the old news print at the household of Cornelius.  He doesn’t quote anything from Mathew, Mark, Luke, John or even Jesus Himself.  Instead he invokes all the old news about what we consider a New Testament exclusive teaching.  He said all the old news already testified that everyone who believes in the messiah would receive forgiveness of sins.

All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”[1]

In fact the news these delivery boys were tasked to spread was so old and common, this old news print lying around concerning what they had to say was read every weekend.  It was as if they didn’t have a fresh Sabbath morning paper, so they read the old stuff lying around instead.

The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath.[2]

Now we today who have fresh news at our fingertips at any moment of the day toss aside this old news as Old Testament.  Who wants that?  We reject it because who wants to get our hands dirty from the ink of the Law from this old print.  But it was not rejected by the delivery boys.  Instead when standing before kings we learn the old printed stuff even the Law agrees with the gospel.

However, I admit that I worship the God of our fathers as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that agrees with the Law and that is written in the Prophets,[3]

Who was prompting these delivery boys to carry around old news print to proclaim what is hot off the presses?  What newspaper editor would want that kind of news circulation?

Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey him–[4]

It was our eternal God who had commanded the revelation of Jesus Christ to come through the writings of the old news.  Not through something new hot off the presses.

Here at The Gospel According to the Gospel I advocate that we have a gospel that was first preached at Mt. Sinai as testified by our New Testament.  It further testifies that the message and hope of Jesus was found not only in the prophets but the Law of Moses.  I like to say, we put our hope in the faith of the Law not the Law of the faith.  Law of the faith is works and faith of the Law is our gospel of grace that all the prophets testify to. 

I advocate that we the church have wandered into many an error in our understanding of our gospel since we have made the assumption that grace started at the cross and not in the books of Moses.  See what the New Testament teaches about our gospel, that the church refuses to believe.  Please check out Uncommon Belief to see what our gospel really says.  After going there and reading you will conclude that I have not said anything beyond what the prophets and Moses said.

But I have had God’s help to this very day, and so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen–[5]


[1] Acts10:43

[2] Acts 13:27

[3] Acts 24:14

[4] Romans 16:25-26

[5] Acts 26:22

One thought on “Hot off the presses!

  1. Amen! The Old Testament remains the ‘schoolmaster’ for the New. We do not have two Bibles. We have ONE Word…with a BEGINNING (Old Testament) and an ENDING (New Testament). And the Word cannot be separated. The New is clearly the fulness or finishing of the Old. One CANNOT know the New unless first KNOWING the Old.

    I am delighted to encounter such wisdom concerning the Gospel. I began my blog for the purpose of sharing the ‘pearls’ given me from God….which are generally not appreciated by many. God has taught me through the Word…that the fall of man is purposed by God. His plans are perfect. He is soveriegn and has never given His authority to another…especially not to ‘the most subtle deceiver’ at the Tree of Knowledge. Too, He has shown me this week…that the ‘fullness of the Gentiles’ is the RESTORATION of the ‘remnant’ who are concluded in unbelief ‘to this very day.’ As the two witnesses, Moses and Elias, preach the Gospel of the Kingdom to the spiritually deaf and blind remnant (Rev.11) of Israel for three and a half years…and afterwards are killed and resurrect after three days and ascend upwards….immediately the spiritual sight and hearing is restored to the remnant who CHOOSE to ‘give glory to God.’ This event is the fulness of the Matthew 24 scripture which prophesies..’The gospel of the kingdom shall be preached as a witness to ALL nations..then the end will come.’ We can send every preacher from all across the globe to preach 24-7 to the remnant of Israel…and they still will have not HEARD the Gospel which Christ preached, ‘Repent, the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’

    Again, so very refreshing to read and ‘hear’ wisdom from God concerning the Old Testament Gospel. Amen and Amen!

    Carolyn

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