Is anybody out there?
I was having a discussion with Reform Theology on my blog about my beliefs and he asked if there is anyone online that I knew of that resembles my understanding of the gospel. Here is my answer to Reform Theology and the question is still open. Is there anyone anywhere that has any public venue that preaches the gospel I contend for? The only ones I know of that have preached the gospel I contend for are listed below?
I do not know of anyone that believes or contends for the gospel I read in scripture. The best way to show a short version of what I believe is the gospel is my post “The gospel According to the gospel”
Here there are three basic nutshell points about our gospel:
- It was Abraham who was given the covenant of imputed righteousness, not those in the gospels. This was for Him and his descendants. Through Christ we are grafted into this imputed righteousness.
- Our gospel was first preached at Mt. Sinai, not in the gospels. The Old Testament saints had our gospel and either lived it or didn’t like believers today. Out gospel is nothing new.
- We are not saved, rather we have a hope of salvation. The New Testament teaches our God speaks things that are not as if they were and He does so in our gospel when it speaks of our salvation. Yet we know we have to endure, abide, remain in order to be saved. The church doesn’t understand this and makes up the three tenses of salvation when Paul clearly teaches, who hope for what he has?
That’s the nutshell of the gospel of Paul, Peter, John, Hebrews, Jesus, Jude etc. that I find in scripture. This nutshell doesn’t speak of the implications etc. but is meant to introduce you to the gospel.
If this is all true then you have to ask the question, why the cross? The answer is really fascinating.
Imagine what The Gospel According to the Gospel does with the debate over once saved always saved.
I would really like your opinion on what I have written. Let me know if you think I have represented the gospel properly and maybe there will be two of us.