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What Is The True Gospel of Jesus Christ?

All men are sinners. “For all men have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God” [Romans 3:23]

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son [Jesus Christ], that whoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send his son [Jesus Christ] to condemn the world but that through Him [Jesus Christ] the world might be saved” [John 3: 16-17]

“He who believes in Him [Jesus Christ] is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the only begotten Son of God [Jesus Christ]” {John 3:18}

So essentially what this means is that over 1976+ years ago, God put his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for salvation/forgiveness of mankind’s sins. And on that Cross, Jesus Christ shed his holy blood (along with the water of life that gushed out of his side wound) in order to give us the “free gift” of *SALVATION* (forgiveness of sins, if we choose to receive that “free gift” in our hearts!) and the chance for everlasting life [eternity with God/Jesus Christ].

3 days later, Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead, just like he said he would do. There are SEVERAL eyewitness accounts, which record seeing Jesus AFTER he was resurrected from the dead. This would in fact PROVE that Jesus was the Son of God! And all these eyewitnesses were faced with martyrdom [death] FOR their eyewitness testimony, but not one of them recanted their faith (upon the threat of death)! NOT ONE

1 Corinthians 15:3-6
John 20:10-18
Matt 28:8-10
Luke 24:13-32
Luke 24:33-49
John 20:19-23
John 20:26-30
John 21:1-14
Matt 28:16-20
Luke 24:50-52
Acts 1:9-11

40 days later, in front of several witnesses, Jesus Christ ascended up to heaven to be on the right hand throne of God [the heavenly Father] and won victory over “sin and death” [hell/the Devil].

In other words, when Jesus died for all of mankind’s sins on the cross over 1976+ years ago, he provided a way for mankind to achieve *eternal life*, AWAY from the confines of eternal death/the lake of fire. But God [the heavenly Father] said in his holy divine book, the bible, that the ONLY way a person could achieve *eternal life* is to BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, pray for forgiveness of sins, acknowledge that they’re a sinner, accept Jesus Christ into their hearts as Lord & Savior, REPENT of their sins, become baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and CONTINUE to obey the Lord throughout their day to day lives. So it’s a 7-part process.

Basically, when you become a Christian/”Saved”, you acknowledge that you’re a sinner in God’s eyes and that you NEED forgiveness of your sins. You thank Jesus Christ for his *free gift* of salvation on the cross, you pray for forgiveness of your sins, you accept Jesus as your personal Lord & Savior (God Almighty in the flesh), you REPENT of your sins, you become baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and then you “pick up your cross and follow him”.

That means to leave the old life behind. For example, if you used to drink a lot before accepting Jesus Christ in your heart, that means you give up drinking. If you used to be addicted to sex, drugs, pornography, etc., that means you give those things up and don’t do/partake of them anymore. [But don’t worry, because if God created the Earth & the Heavens, he can certainly help people overcome their addictions or things that draw people away from God!]

When you truly accept Jesus Christ into your heart, pray for forgiveness of your sins, allow him to become Lord & Savior, repent of your sins AND become baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, your spirit is renewed in Christ and you start a New Life in Him. Therefore, you must separate yourselves from ALL worldly/sinful things (drinking, drugs, partying, greed, lust, pride, addiction(s), love of money, etc.). What this means is that, in order to become friends with God, you must become enemies of the world.

“Adulterers and Adulteresses, don’t you know that friendship with the world is enmity [hatred] toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God” [James 4:4]

Meaning, you must separate yourselves from the “ungodly pursuits” (money, self, globalism/“many-paths-to-enlightenment”-movement, pleasure) of the world and seek after the “pursuits” of Jesus (such as humility, servitude to God instead of self, kindness/forgiveness towards others, pleasure in serving God’s will).

But in order to live a true Christian life, we must first know the bible. If you don’t know the bible for yourself, the Devil (working through various people) will try to turn you on to “false doctrines” (the ones I talked about in my previous post) and will try to do everything in his power (even working through people close to you, like your own friends, family and even coworkers, for instance) to try to get you to lose your faith in Jesus Christ!

Jesus commands us to become baptized. When we get baptized, we receive the free *gift* of the Holy Spirit (which in turn, gives us the gift of spiritual discernment and/or conviction of sins). It is also represents the “ceremonial washing away of sins”.

“He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned” [Mark 16:16]

Because we now live in such a dark, depraved, fallen world, there’s many lost and restless souls out there, who feel like their life has no meaning or that try to fill their hearts with things other than God.

So once you become a true believer in Jesus Christ, you must “go out and make disciples [more believers in Jesus] among all nations” [Matthew 28:19]

God can’t let ANY sin into his heavenly kingdom. That’s why, if a person doesn’t accept Jesus Christ into their hearts by the end of their lives, that God can’t admit them into what the New Testament calls the heavenly city of “New Jerusalem” [Revelation chapters 21-22!] . They are “spiritually unclean” and God is a holy, divine, PURE God. When we accept Jesus Christ into our hearts AND get full-water-immersion baptized in his great, heavenly name, we are “made spiritually clean” in God’s eyes.

But if we reject Jesus Christ/do not acknowledge Him before our deaths in this life, then God [Jesus Christ] is going to judge us for each and every single sin we’ve ever committed over the TOTALITY of our LIFETIMES and send us to hell (whose fires will eventually be merged into the lake of fire), NO EXCEPTIONS, ***PERIOD!***

So PLEASE, people! Get right with Jesus TODAY! Time is running out.

Pray the following prayer:

“Lord Jesus, I’m a sinner. I pray to you for forgiveness of my sins and I pray for you to become my Lord & Savior. Please give me a new heart and a new mind. Please don’t let me fall victim to the “Apostasy”[doctrines other than what Jesus taught] going on in the Christian Church AND in the secular world today. And also, don’t ALLOW me to believe the world’s LIE that you aren’t God or that you’re not the ONLY way to salvation/heaven! Amen”.

And then get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ since Jesus commands it in Mark 16:16 “He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned”

And then you be rest assured that Jesus will NEVER blot out your name from The Book of Life talked about in Philippians 4:3 (his *record book* of faithful followers) and that you’ll get to live with Jesus forever in eternity!

And I know eternity is sort’ve scary to think about for some folks, as in “what would living FOREVER be like? Yikes!” but for those of us who get to enter eternity with God, we will enter “New Jerusalem” with glorified bodies (meaning, bodies that are “perfect” in God’s site: so I can only assume that to mean no wrinkles or age spots, or walking canes or glasses/contacts, or anything else that one would deem “imperfect”).

Oh and guys, trust me. There IS no “hidden catch” to salvation. You ask Jesus to come into your heart, you pray for forgiveness of your sins, you repent of (turn completely away from) your sins, you get FULL-WATER baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, you CONTINUE to obey the Lord in your lives……you’re saved…….and you no longer have to worry about being sent to the “fire that never quenches” (aka the fires of hell that MERGE INTO the lake of fire will become the “fire that never quenches”, which Jesus Christ describes as the “weeping and gnashing of teeth”, etc.)

One last thing I wanted to mention here real quick is that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Salvation. Meaning, no other person, principle or creed is needed. JUST Jesus Christ alone! For Jesus said in John 14:6….

“I am the way, the truth and the light. No-one comes to the Father [Everlasting Life/Paradise] except by Me [Jesus Christ]” John 14:6

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” Acts 4:12

So Who Is Jesus Christ And What Is All The Big Fuss About?

So who is Jesus Christ and what is all the big fuss about?

Over 2,000+ years ago, in the city of Bethlehem, a virgin named Mary (who was highly esteemed by God), conceived a child by means of the Holy Spirit of God and gave birth to a son and that son’s name was Immanuel/Yeshua/Jesus.

And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lordis with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end” – Luke 1:26-33

33 years later, Jesus was torchured and sent to be executed, in order to pay the penalty for all the sins of mankind.

And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. 46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost” – Luke 23: 44-46

“Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification” – Romans 4:25

This is known as “salvation”. The *gift* of  salvation/eternal life is a “free gift” from God, for all whom believe in Jesus Christ, get baptized in Jesus’s name, ask for forgiveness of their sins, repent of their sins (that means, give them up and stop doing them), have faith in/TRUST Jesus Christ and that LIVE for Jesus Christ in their day to day lives. In other words, Jesus died for all of mankind, in order to save us from God’s wrath & to give us the free gift of salvation and eternal life with him someday.

3 days later after he died from being crucified and was placed in a tomb with a huge stone rolled over it (with a Roman guard placed right outside the tomb), Jesus was resurrected. His linen cloth was there in the tomb where his body had once laid but he was no longer:

Luke 24:1-9 states, “Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: and as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. And they remembered his words, and returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest”

He then appeared to his apostles later on after his resurrection, showing them (specifically Thomas) the holes in his hands/wrists and feet.

Luke 24: 33-40And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, 34 saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. 35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.

36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. 37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. 38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? 39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. 40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet”

40 days later, he ascended up to heaven to be on the right hand throne of God, the Heavenly Father.

And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven” – Acts 6: 9-11

There are SEVERAL non-Christian accounts which support this:

http://factreal.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/jesus-resurrection-proven-by-early-non-christian-writers/

And what were Jesus’s divine commands to mankind? Well, IN ADDITION to the 10 commandments (which Jesus Christ EXPANDED ON in the Sermon on the Mount, New Testament, book of Matthew, chapters 5-7), he taught the following: 

“I [Jesus Christ] am the way, the truth and the light. No-one comes to the father [God the Heavenly Father/Salvation] except by me” John 14:6

“That whoever believes in Him [Jesus Christ] should not perish but have everlasting life” [John 3:15] (KJV, Gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 15).

“For God [the Heavenly Father] so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him [Jesus Christ] should not perish but have everlasting life”
[John 3:16]

“For God [the Heavenly Father] did not send His Son [Jesus Christ] into the world to condemn the world, but that through him [Jesus Christ], the world might be saved” [John 3:17]

“He who believes in Him [Jesus Christ] is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” [John 3:18]

“He who believes and is baptized is saved but he who does not believe will be condemned” [Mark 16:16]

“For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed” [John 3:20]

“But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God” [John 3:21]

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in the Father [God], believe also in me [Jesus Christ, Son of God]” [John 14:1]

“In my Father’s [God the Heavenly Father’s] house [heaven/Paradise] are many mansions. If it were not so, I [Jesus Christ] would not have told you. I go to prepare a place for you so that where I am, you may be also” John [14:2-3]

“Ask for anything you want from the Father [God, the Heavenly Father], using my name [Jesus Christ], and it shall be given you” [John 14:13-14]

“If you love me [Jesus Christ], you will keep my commandments. And you shall be granted the Holy Spirit, who shall abide with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him”
[John 14:15-17]

“If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me [Jesus Christ] before it hated you. If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. Because you do not belong in the world, but I have chosen you out of the world – therefore, the world hates you” [John 18:18-19]

“If I [Jesus Christ] had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. Whoever hates me [Jesus Christ, the holy Son] hates my Father also [God, the heavenly father]” [John 15:22-23]

“Have you believed because you have seen me? [Jesus talking to Thomas, the doubter] Blessed are those who have not seen me and yet have come to believe” [John 20:29]

“Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God” [James 4:4]

“For all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God” [Romans 3:23]

“Realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, materialistic, hedonistic, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God…” [2 Timothy 3:1-4]

“For when they shall say, Peace and Security; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape”. [1 Thessalonians 5:3]

“And again I [Jesus Christ] say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” [Matthew 19:24]

SERMON ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs in the kingdom of heaven” [Matthew 5:3]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” [Matthew 5:4]

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” [Matthew 5:5]

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled” [Matthew 5:6]

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” [Matthew 5:7]

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” [Matthew 5:8]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” [Matthew 5:9]

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” [Matthew 5:10]

“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake” [Matthew 5:11]

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders is in danger of judgment’. – But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without cause shall be in danger of judgment” [Matthew 5:21-22]

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery’. – But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart” [Matthew 5:27-28]

“Judge not, lest ye be judged” [Matthew 7:1]

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. – For everyone who ask receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened”
[Matthew 7:7-8]

“Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asked for a fish, will give him a serpent?” [Matthew 7:9]

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” [Matthew 7:10]

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it” [Matthew 7:13]

“Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life [Jesus/heaven], and there are few who find it” [Matthew 7:14]

“Not everyone who says to Me ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my father in heaven” [Matthew 7:21]

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[NOTE: For Further Reading on Jesus’s Sermon on The Mount (his most famous sermon), read the gospel of Matthew, chapters 5-7. Also check out the entirety of the Old AND New Testament as well, for the quoted teachings up above only cover about 1/3 of Jesus’s teachings to mankind!!!!! Also please remember that Jesus Christ made “pre-flesh” appearances in Old Testament…..Nebuchadnezzar’s “furnace” and also the “angel of the Lord” that helped Joshua in battle, amongst many other times].