This post is for the continuation of a discussion and a rebuke that evolved from this thread with AVBibleBeliever:
You gave a biblically sound testimony of salvation but then you promote a different gospel which is not of God but men. While you don’t mention repentance in your testimony, there’s evidence of it, which leads me to believe that you were saved the Bible’s way but discipled another way.
You’ve been taught wrong and it’s heresy. The 4 Gospels are for the New Testament Church, which includes all believers, Jew and Gentile.
John the Baptist’s Baptism is a Christian Baptism. All of the apostles received John’s Baptism and were the first Christians and elders of the New Testament Church.
Jesus Christ didn’t come to re-establish his Kingdom, he came as a shepherd to save us from our sins. The Gospel (there’s only one despite Ruckmanism and others) was first preached to the Jews and then the Gentiles.
If your way was correct the Lord would have included them in the Old Testament the doctrines you guys promote in the Apocrypha!
Because you folks believe in the universal invisible church like the papists and her harlots, y’all have had to redefine the biblical meaning of church, body, kingdom and baptism for example.
ALL man-made religions include works as part of salvation. Those who apply works to salvation in any time are accursed; as the Holy Spirit had written in the first chapter of Galatians.
The angel in the first chapter of Matthew told Joseph that Jesus (meaning Savior) was coming to save his people from their sins. Jesus was not coming to throw off Herod or Caesar and establish an earthly kingdom. In fact, he later refused such a request in the sixth chapter of John when he fled the 5,000 men that he had just fed because they wanted to make him King. How many times is Christ referred to as a Shepherd in the book of Matthew?
The law and the prophets were until John. The church age began with John. John the Baptist came to baptize and preach. Repent not only means expressing sorrow, it means to change one’s mind from sin to righteousness. You cannot have repentance without faith and faith without repentance. They are two sides of the same coin. Following repentance and faith, a new convert’s first public expression of obedience to Jesus Christ is to be baptized. Jesus’ first public act during his earthly ministry was also baptism. Note here also that all of the apostles and first members of the First Baptist Church of Jerusalem were baptized by John the Baptist (Acts 1). This was a Christian, New Testament Church that Jesus Christ himself started on the shores of Galilee, in full operation long before Pentecost.
A New Testament Church is local and visible assembly of called out believers covenanted together to fulfill the Great Commission. Save for the minds of the harlot churches and those deceived by them, there is no universal, invisible church. The lost sheep in the parable of Matthew 18 hath need to be physically present with the flock, not wandering around the invisible body.
If Jesus Christ offered an earthly kingdom when did he? When was he rejected? By whom?
If the four Gospels are for the Jews, why then aren’t they in the Old Testament?
Well, in post #273 you gave your answer. But it’s wrong and not supported by a proper reading of the Bible. My rebuke can be found throughout the preceding paragraphs.
Seeing you guys post these heresies makes me angry. I have lived through the damage it has done to folks. Wise up!