Throwing out the baby with the bath water

Many believers in the Christian world have been sold a bill of goods that gives unsuspecting believers an unfounded confidence of eternal security, when the whole of scripture does not teach this.

One of the cornerstone texts of scripture that the “once saved always saved” crowd uses to prove their positions is found in Ephesians chapter two.

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,[1]

It is taught and believed by many a believer that since we are now in the present tense raised with Christ Jesus and seated with Him in the heavenly realms, we are there positionally and can not be removed.  We assume that our sitting in heavenly realms with Christ guarantees this continuing position.

We toss out as irrelevant that scripture which talks of this same privilege as we abuse what it teaches.  Although we would never say of the unbeliever they share in the heavenly in Ephesians chapter two we do of this abused portion of scripture.  We toss aside this warning in scripture as for the unbeliever only or as some have said, to show as the impossible contrast of what a believer could never do.

It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.[2]

Can anyone tell me of any unbeliever who after having been enlightened and rejecting Christ tasted of the heavenly gift?  Are we to assume this same unbeliever shared in the Holy Spirit too?  Not withstanding they tasted also of the goodness of God’s word and the power of the coming age.  This is a tall order to fill for real believers who are diligently seeking God and yet some of us “once saved always saved” crowd ignore this text as pertaining for the fake Christian who leaves the faith and is exposed as an unbeliever.

It is ridiculous to the faith and sensibilities of common sense to what the text is speaking of to say this text is speaking of the unbeliever.  It is speaking of some who has tasted of the heavenly gift, the same heavenly position spoken of in Ephesians.  In fact the verses in Hebrews go beyond what is hoped in by the “once saved always saved crowd” by talking of sharing in the Holy Spirit and the power of the age to come.  The Holy Spirit is clearly teaching through faith we hae a conditional position in Christ based on our obedience.

The key word is IF.  The same IF that Jesus spoke of and the same IF Paul spoke of.  The same remaining is need that Jesus spoke of and the same remaining is needed that Paul spoke of.  Yet we toss out the baby with the bath water because it doesn’t fit our doctrine and we think we are obeying the word of God.  With such notions that ignores the word of God how does one know they are not the ones who haven’t already fallen away?

Scripture takes away all of our excuses for apathy when it teaches that only IF we remain in Christ to the end do we actually share in Christ.  Until then we have a hope of salvation. 

We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.[3]

To learn more about what scripture teaches about our hope of salvation held out in the gospel and other teachings defended by The Gospel According to the Gospel please go to “Uncommon Belief” to learn more.

[1] Ephesians 2:6

[2] Hebrews 6:4-6

[3] Hebrews 3:14

Did Jesus teach a man can loose his salvation?

In the twelfth chapter of Luke we find Jesus sharing about a servant and the two choices he can make after he has been left by his master.  Jesus contrasts the good servant, based on the decision to be watchful and obedient to his Master’s wishes, and his reward and the servant same servant who decided he was not going to be watchful and didn’t obey the commands of his Lord.

I want to set the stage by saying this servants is a believer.  We do not have the contrast of two different men, rather the contrast of two different possible choices in life the servant can take and the consequences that follow. 

Jesus taught that the servant when he decided to obey his Master was blessed.

It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns.[1]

Our Lord then contrast this with the same servant not being watchful of His coming, and not doing as he was tasked to do.  This unwise decision of the servant will lead him to a positional change.  Not meaning going to the end of the line or a place of lesser glory but going as a disobedient believer to the assigned place of unbelievers.

In church doctrine we make a big deal of our position in Christ.  We boast of our position in the heavenly places that we find in Ephesians chapter two.  From this we somehow extract that we have an immutable position in Christ and are eternally secure.  But Christ has a servant that was not doing as he aught and now has to suffer a severe punishment and go the way of the unbeliever. 

The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.[2]

Jesus did not teach His servant was an unbeliever, He taught His servant had two choices that lay before him.  One that led to blessings in the Master’s house and one that led to being punished along with the unbeliever.  Nor is this to be taken as receiving Christ or rejecting Christ for the servant is already in the Master’s house and in charge no less while the Master was away.  He taught that His servant had a change of heart.

But suppose the servant says to himself, ‘My master is taking a long time in coming,’ and he then begins to beat the menservants and maidservants and to eat and drink and get drunk.[3]

The Master’s servant does a little reasoning with himself.  He rationalizes what he can gain for himself.  This servant went from doing what was good to doing what was wrong and now he will be assigned with the unbelievers.  This sounds a lot like what we find in the book of Ezekiel.  In my post “The way of the Lord is not just” we discover that the righteous man who turns to wickedness will have none of his former righteousness remembered.  We now see this same teaching coming from the Lord of our salvation.

So is it that this wicked servant lost his salvation?  Is Jesus teaching that believers can loose their salvation?  He certainly lost his position.  He went from being assigned with the believers and being responsible for his Master’s house to the unbelievers, even though he most certainly was a believer in his master.  So did he loose his salvation?  Can we loose our salvation?  Can we loose our position in Christ and find ourselves assigned with the unbelievers, even though we sit in the heavenly realms with our Master?

Here at The Gospel According to the Gospel we contend for the faith by believing faith is being sure of what we hope for.  We contend for the faith by teaching that no man hopes for what he already has.  We contend for the faith by teaching we have a hope held out in the gospel, which is our hope of salvation ready to be given to us when Christ returns as taught in scripture.  At “Uncommon Belief” you can see these teachings with supporting scriptures which gives confidence that this servant did not loose his salvation.  He destroyed, by his disobedience, his relationship with his master that was willing to put him in charge of all His possessions.  Jesus wasn’t teaching a believing servant can loose their salvation, instead He was teaching what our New Testament has always been teaching.  That we need to abide with Him to the end in obedience in order to make our hope sure.

Some in church teach once saved always saved and would reject this notion.  Others preach it is a heresy to teach that we have to be good to go to heaven.  But here we see a servant who went from doing good to doing bad and from a position of authority in his master’s house to being assigned with the unbelievers in punishment.  Which goes along with what we find taught in Ezekial, as I already mentioned.

What are we willing to risk for our hearers?  What are we willing to risk for ourselves?  Do we ignore this word from Christ as not to offend our doctrine?  Do we do mental gymnastics to conclude that Jesus wasn’t teaching this even though it is what the prophet of God has already said?  Do we now say that was Old Testament and we live under the New Testament, only to ignore this teaching in both Testaments?  What are you willing to risk?  If our teaching is wrong, it is only the souls of men that are at stake.

[1] Luke 12:43

[2] Luke 12:46

[3] Luke 12:45

Are you ready to cry Uncle?

Here at The Gospel According to the Gospel I spend much time trying to persuade believers that their gospel didn’t start in the book of Matthew.  Instead it started with Abraham and was preached at Mt. Sinai as Hebrews teaches.  It is my hope that all will come to the understanding that those from Abraham on had the hope of salvation just as we find preached in our New Testament gospel.  So here is more proof from the New Testament to prove this.

Mary, when she went to see Elisabeth praised God for what He was doing.  She praised Him because God was acting in the remembrance of His mercy that He had spoken to Abraham.  Mary saw the birth of the savior as a fulfillment of the promise of mercy God made with our father Abraham.  Wonderfully this promise was for Abraham and all his seed forever!  Praise God!

For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.  And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.  He hath showed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.  He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.  He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.  He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.[1]

We also have Zacharias who prophesied of what God was doing with the coming of the savior.  Is it irony only that he saw this event the same as Mary, or did God actually announce the gospel in advance to Abraham as scripture teaches?  I am going with scripture on this one.  I say not only did God announce to Abraham our gospel He swore to Abraham He would perform this mercy.  Now Zacharias speaking by the Holy Spirit makes a testimony of this fact again, for us to gain understanding of this truth in our gospel.

To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,[2]

The first sermon after the Holy Ghost came upon the church brought up again this same fact.  So again we have scripture saying this promise of Christ was given as a covenant to Abraham.

Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.  Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.[3]

No wonder Jesus said Abraham rejoiced at he thought of seeing His day.  Abraham knew what mercies God would give through His covenant that He swore to Abraham.

Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.[4]

So are we going to change our profession of faith and our understanding of our gospel?  Are we finally going to admit our gospel was preached and hoped in and believed in long before the book of Matthew?  Are your now ready to cry uncle, and confess that we do not believe in a New Testament gospel, but one promised to Abraham?  Let’s not resist the Holy Spirit who made it abundantly clear our gospel starts with the oath God swore to our father Abraham.  Cry Uncle!

[1] Luke 1:49-55

[2] Luke 1:72-73

[3] Acts 3:25-26

[4] John 8:56

Satan’s embedded ecumenical message in today’s gospel

There are two different views on the purpose of the ecumenical movement based upon two different levels of ecumenicalism.

The first level of ecumenicalism is those of like faith coming together and building bridges of outreach to each other.  This can be those with similar doctrines such as the Assemblies of God and the Four Square churches.  However it can be a bridge that connects historical antagonist such as the Protestant and Catholic faiths.

The second level of ecumenicalism is building a bridge between two completely different faiths such as the Christian and the Muslim, the Buddhist and even the Wiccan.

Now for the different types of purposes:

Firstly some would advocate that within the body of Christ we need to embrace the ecumenical movement to prove that the father has sent His Son.

I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.[1]

Secondly some say the ecumenical movement’s purpose is to bring all religions of the world into unity in preparation for the one world religion that will worship the antichrist.  Christian, Buddhism, Hinduism, Muslim, Wiccan, Satanism and all the rest will be subject to worship the beast or be killed.

He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.[2]

Of course many Christians are expecting a great falling away during those days when ones life will be on the line if one does not accept the one world ecumenical movement and worship the image of the beast.

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;[3]

With this in mind, many believers are resistant to any encroachment of the ecumenical movement upon their denomination.  But even with the effort of the diligent saints to resist such a merging of faiths, Satan has had his way with the church, even those which resist the ecumenical movement with veracity. 

Most churches willingly and unwilling are moving towards the one world religion which will embrace the antichrist and worship his image.  Even though most churches consider themselves outside of this camp, they are fully in this camp.  Satan has cleverly manipulated the message of the church to remove us from the uniqueness of our gospel and its universal application.  When we leave what makes our gospel unique and its universal application, we have embraced an ecumenical message that blends us together with other religions.

When we in the church preach messages on being a better person, what is unique about that to our faith?  How about overcoming anger or better marriages?  Does not these things appeal to the message of the other faiths as well?  How about our sermons on living a more abundant, prosperous life?  Do we think the other religions don’t have this same desire or message?  I suppose we think the other religions of the world have never spoken of living a life full of joy either?  When we preach so called Christian psychology messages from the pulpit, we are preaching humanism and man’s wisdom.  Find that in Paul’s gospel.

What is our gospel in the simplest form that makes our Christian message unique and universal in its application?  When you hear a message from the pulpit, ask yourself if you can find this preached in any of Paul’s letters.  If not look in Peter’s, maybe John’s, not there either, try Jude.  My point is we boast of having the complete gospel of God to mankind, yet many believers don’t hear messages we can find preached in scripture.  We can find snippets preaching, meaning “Biblical Application” but not one actual teaching in an Epistle to validate much of what is said behind the pulpit now days.

So called “Biblical Application” is a slippery slope.  Especially when we can not find that message preached in our gospel.  For instance, I have a friend who jokingly says the way to become wise is to have many wives.  It worked for Solomon.  But can this “Biblical Application” be found to be preached in any New Testament writings?  No it is not, but many saints never ask such questions of cleverly assembled messages with lots of wit and humor. 

Think I go too far?  Think I am being to simplistic when I ask if you can find that message preached in scripture, without “Biblical Application”?  I am sure many of us would think Sunday mornings pretty dull if we only preached what we can see preached in scripture.  I know of a dull drum kind of a guy who is worst than I in this opinion, if you can believe it.

Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.  By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.[4]

We have his word which he has preached not only to us but the whole world.  So why do we insist that we can preach other than what he preached, as if we have some special revelation, insight or gospel.  As if Paul’s letters are lacking without such insight from us.  Paul was such a stickler on his gospel he gave the following warning.

But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!  As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned![5]

For erring on the side of what Paul has taught us I will be the simpleton who lacks all understanding and creativity.  But I can guarantee you that I will have a gospel message that is unique and has universal application. 

However, if we preach ecumenical messages we are an ecumenical church, whether we want to believe it or not.  If we have lost what has made our message to the world unique we are preachers of the new one world religion with our blended messages.  So go ahead and call yourselves His, but it is Satan you have bought into.

[1] John 17:23

[2] Revelations 13:15

[3] 2 Thessalonians 2:3

[4] I Corinthians 15:1-2

[5] Galatians 1:8-9

Christ redeemed me, He redeemed me not

There is a teaching in part of Christendom that teaches that some men are predestined for God’s grace and the rest of men are predestined for God’s wrath.  This is a nice thought if you are one of those men who are predestined for grace. 

But does it really mean that Jesus came and died for some men and not others?  Did Jesus die only for those who were predestined for His grace?  Why would He die for those of whom He knows He has predestined for wrath?  What would the point be?  They would never be eligible for His grace anyway if He died for them, since they were predestined for damnation and destruction.

It is a shame so many “believers” use this doctrine to comfort themselves in their “eternal security” when our gospel puts out a hope for all mankind.  Not just those of us who think we are part of the predestined group of God’s elect.

So who is called?  Of those called, do they all respond?  If they are called would not the irresistible grace doctrine of predestination kick in and force all men who are called to respond positively to Christ?  Scripture teaches many are called but few are chosen.

For many are called, but few are chosen.[1]

Did Jesus also die for the many that were called and never chosen?  Does scripture teaches that Christ takes away the sin of only those predestined for grace?  Why would God take away the sin of those predestined for His wrath?  If He took away their sins wouldn’t they too have God’s grace?

Scripture testifies that Jesus takes away not only the sins of the saints, but of the whole world.  The work of Christ is so complete, He took away the sins of every man, woman and child.  He was the atoning sacrifice for all sin.  He is the savior of the world.

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.[2]

We in Christendom think Jesus only takes away the sins of those who accept Christ.  That is only after you accept Jesus as your savior.  So is it that He died for you but His sacrifice is not sufficient to forgive your sins unless you become a believer?  Or is it that His sacrifice is sufficient to take away your sins even before you believed?  Is He the savior that takes away the sins of the world or is He not?

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.[3]

Scripture testifies that it was the purpose of God to send His Son to die for the sins of the world that He might be the savior of the world, by taking away the sins of the world.  Isn’t this the truth we find in our gospel?  Now that the sins of the whole world have been taken away, we now can doubt Christ and His sacrifice or believe it.  Then believing, we walk in the light of His truth, that our sins were forgiven, that God has given His grace to all mankind.

I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.[4]

The truth sadly is that even as the savior of the world who takes away the sins of the world, the world still rejects His redeeming grace that He has lavished on us all.

The lost reject Him by their unbelief and disobedience to His word.  Christ is their savior taking away their sins, because He died for them, yet rejected by them through their disobedience and faithlessness. 

If the lost who had all the grace given to them as we do to us will die in their sins for disobedience and faithlessness, how much more a believer who now has nothing over the lost concerning God’s redeeming grace, who walks in disobedience and faithlessness?  Kinda gives a new urgency to what James said, doesn’t it?

But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?[5]

It takes more than just saying you believe in Jesus.  It takes your life.  There is no distinction between what the lost have received from their savior who took away their sins than that of the believer who has the same grace.  That is until we are no longer faithless believers and disobedient disciples.   That is until we truly become transformed by being born again of the Spirit.

Now as born again believers who have had our sins taken away, even while we were yet enemies of God, through the work of the cross by our Savior, let us as redeemed men now look to His salvation to come to us at His return.

So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.[6]

[1] Matthew 22:14

[2] John 1:29

[3] John 3:16-17

[4] John 12:46

[5] James 2:20

[6] Hebrews 9:28

I do believe, I do believe, I do believe, I do believe!

In order to better state the purpose of The Gospel According to the Gospel I have added a statement of belief page called Uncommon Belief.  It is my hope and purpose to help people see the gospel of scripture as taught in our New Testament scriptures.

My Book The Gospel According to the Gospel and my postings are dedicated to proving what I have written below.  So every time you read one of my postings you will see evidence of one or more of these statements of belief.

  1. The New Testament teaches, believers in Jesus Christ are not saved and have a hope of salvation.
  2. The New Testament teaches, faith is hoping for what we do not yet have.
  3. The New Testament teaches, into this hope we were saved.
  4. The New Testament teaches, no one hopes for what he has.
  5. The New Testament teaches, believers will be given their salvation when Christ returns.
  6. The New Testament teaches, believers need to remain in Christ in order to be saved at His coming.
  7. The New Testament teaches, believers waiting for their salvation can turn away from the faith that would have saved them.
  8. The New Testament teaches, God speaks things that are not as if they were in our gospel when it says we have been saved.
  9. The New Testament teaches, our gospel wasn’t first preached in the book of Matthew.
  10. The New Testament teaches, that our gospel we put our hope in for salvation was first preached at Mt. Sinai.
  11. The New Testament teaches, believers are credited righteousness.
  12. The New Testament teaches, believers will be given righteousness when Christ returns.
  13. The New Testament teaches, that our credited righteousness is nothing more than what God credited Abraham.
  14. The New Testament teaches, that it wasn’t through the cross that God introduced credited righteousness since this was done through Abraham.
  15. The New Testament teaches, that through Christ we share in the credited righteousness that God gave Abraham.
  16. The New Testament teaches, that the credited righteousness that was given to Abraham was for him and his descendants. 
  17. The New Testament teaches, we become Abraham’s descendants when we put our hope in Christ.
  18. The New Testament teaches the sign of credited righteousness in the Old Covenant is circumcision.
  19. The New Testament teaches the sign of the credited righteousness in the New Covenant is the deposit of the Holy Spirit.
  20. The New Testament teaches, we are eternally secure when Christ returns to give us our salvation.
  21. The New Testament teaches, that we did not go to plan “B” when Adam sinned.  We have been on plan “A” and forever will be on plan “A”.
  22. The New Testament teaches, there is a faith found in the Law.
  23. The New Testament teaches, those who put their hope in the faith found in the Law were credited the righteousness that God gave Abraham.
  24. The New Testament teaches, those who put their hope in the Law of the faith, reject God’s righteousness that comes by faith.

We have a very Jewish Gospel

I read a post on Henry’s web site called “Do the Jews need Jesus Christ for salvation?” that shows how bad the understanding of our gospel has gotten in large mainstream churches.  I commented on his post the following material since my response to his post is at the heart of The Gospel According to the Gospel.  Please feel free to read other of Henry’s material.  I do not give out such a referral lightly.

I read your post and I was taken back by what you had said about this teaching.  What stuck out to me was, “the gospel was given to non-Jews only.”  For anyone to say or believe this leads me to believe they do not understand their own gospel.

Who do these men think had the gospel preached to them?  The writers of Hebrews understood the gospel to have already been preached to the Jews at Mt. Sinai.

(Heb 4:2 NIV)  For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith.

And again,

(Heb 4:6 NIV)  It still remains that some will enter that rest, and those who formerly had the gospel preached to them did not go in, because of their disobedience.

The disciples recognized our gospel from the Law of Moses and the prophets when they saw Jesus.

(John 1:45 NIV)  Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote–Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

Jesus Himself said,

(Luke 24:44 NIV)  He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”

And again,

(Luke 24:27 NIV)  And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

This is not even all the verses in our New Testament that speaks of our gospel, the testimony of Jesus Christ, found in the Law of Moses.  How can anyone say, “The gospel was given to non-Jews only?”  According to the testimony of our New Testament, the Jews were the first ones to receive our gospel.

Even Abraham their and our father had the gospel foretold to him. 

(Gal 3:8 NIV)  The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”

If we do not think Abraham understood the gospel we have today, if we don’t think he understood through whom we have our hope, listen to Jesus’ testimony of the gospel announced in advance to Abraham.

(John 8:56 NIV)  Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.”

Abraham not only saw Jesus’ day that we now get to look back to and yet look forward too, he had received the benefit of the hope of one who believes the gospel message.

(Rom 4:3 NIV)  What does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

Not only was Abraham credit a righteousness by faith, which most Christians think is an New Testament phenomena only, our gospel further testifies,

(Rom 4:11 NIV)  And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So then, he is the father of all who believe but have not been circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them.

And now through Christ, we gentiles don’t simply get to have a gospel that “was given to non-Jews only”, instead we get to share in this very Jewish gospel.  We get to share in the gospel announced in advance to Abraham, which he saw Jesus, and the righteousness that comes by faith.

(Gal 3:14 NIV)  He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is now our sign or the seal of righteousness that we have under our better promises that even Moses wrote about and we get to share in this Abrahamic blessing

(Eph 1:13 NIV)  And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,

In fact I would say our gospel is very Jewish and only for Abraham’s descendants.  That is why we believers in Christ are now Abraham’s children.  If you are not identified as Abraham’s child you do not participate in this very Jewish gospel.

(Heb 2:14-16 NIV)  Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death–that is, the devil– and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.  For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants.

It is so amazing to me how the church has so perverted our gospel and where it is to be found and to whom it was promised.  No wonder what is preached in many pulpits regarding our gospel of salvation is not found in scripture.  How much more our hope of salvation

It is long past the time we need to get the facts concerning our gospel and understand we have been grafted into a Jewish gospel.