There are many ‘gospels’ being preached in the churches today that cannot Save! This article helps Christians to determine if the ‘gospel’ they have believed is the ONE True Gospel or one of many false gospels.
Characteristics of the One True Gospel
Firstly, there is ONLY One True Gospel that is able to save people from spending eternity in Hell – and that is the Apostle’ Paul’s Gospel that he referred to as “My Gospel”.
The key characteristics about Paul’s Gospel are these:
- Paul’s Gospel contains a “mystery”. Every truly born-again Christian should understand what this “mystery” is and be able to share it with others.
Sadly, most Christians today don’t want to even talk about this requirement. Instead, they believe their ‘preferred gospel’ rather than look for the ONE True Gospel.
- Paul’s Gospel MUST be “obeyed”.
All modern ‘gospels’ require people to hear and believe that they are Saved. Nothing else is required except maybe water baptism (Mark 16:16) Therefore, such preaching omits the need for any “obedience” to the One True Gospel, making such Christians “disobedient” towards God.
Most modern false gospels also condemn the need for any “works” being necessary to secure Salvation. Such claims are a lie if we use the Bible as our reference.
The Mystery of the ONE True Gospel Explained:
“Now to him that is of power to STABLISH YOU ACCORDING TO MY GOSPEL, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of THE MYSTERY, which was kept secret since the world began,” (Romans 16:25)
“And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL" (Ephesians 6:19)
Christians today have NOT OBEYED the One True Gospel
"But THEY [today’s Christians] HAVE NOT ALL OBEYED THE GOSPEL. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?" (Romans 10:16)
"For the time is come that JUDGMENT must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us [who are truly born-again], WHAT SHALL THE END BE OF THEM [the disobedient rebellious Christians in today’s churches] THAT OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL OF GOD?" (1 Peter 4:17)
God to Judge Christians according to the ONE True Gospel
"In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ ACCORDING TO MY GOSPEL." (Romans 2:16)
A Question from a ‘Once Saved, Always Saved’ Christian:
The question was asked whether “works” are necessary for Salvation, or “faith alone”?
The response is that the Apostle Paul states clearly in his letter to the Ephesians:
"For we are his workmanship, CREATED in Christ Jesus UNTO GOOD WORKS, which God hath before ordained THAT WE SHOULD WALK IN THEM" (Ephesians 2:10)
This statement is very clear that we have been “created to perform good works” at the ‘New Birth‘ (John 3:3-8). These “works” that we do are evidence to both God in Heaven and to others on the Earth. This evidence should confirm that each individual Christian is truly a “son of God” (1 John 3:1-2), who has been “…begotten through Paul’s Gospel”as evident by the “WORKS” they perform on behalf of God:
"For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU THROUGH THE GOSPEL [that is termed 'My Gospel']." (1 Corinthians 4:15)
“Faith without WORKS” is Dead Faith (James 2:26)
To confirm the need for “good works” being necessary for (Final) Salvation, Jesus said:
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, THE WORKS THAT I DO SHALL HE DO ALSO; and GREATER WORKS than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father." (John 14:12)
The “works” that Jesus did are stated by Him in a message to John the Baptist who was being held in prison:
"Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, TO THE POOR, THE GOSPEL IS PREACHED." (Luke 7:22)
Please note that MOST (if not all) Christians today fail to “PREACH the ONE True Gospel to the poor”, which is the primary requirement by God that ALL Christians must perform!
If Christians refuse to “PREACH the Gospel to the poor”, how will they be able to do the required “works” that Christ did and that should follow on from “growing in faith” and in “growing in grace“?
"We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your FAITH GROWETH exceedingly," (2 Thessalonians 1:3 and Matt 21:21)
"But GROW IN GRACE, and in the KNOWLEDGE of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen." (2 Peter 3:18)
"And they went forth, and preached [Paul’s Gospel] everywhere, the Lord working with them, and CONFIRMING THE WORD WITH SIGNS FOLLOWING. Amen." (Mark 16:20)
“Preaching the Gospel to the Poor” is vital for Final Salvation
The list below identifies Christ’s “basic works” mentioned above that He expects All Christians to perform. These have been extracted from Luke 7:22:
- The BLIND TO SEE again;
- The LAME ARE ABLE TO WALK,
- The LEPERS (or anyone who is sick) ARE CLEANSED,
- The DEAF HEAR AGAIN,
- The DEAD ARE RAISED TO LIFE AGAIN.
It is impossible for Christians to perform the “works” listed above unless they first preach the Gospel to the poor! This means preaching the ONE True Gospel and not the fake gospels being promoted today.
The basis of my claims about the One True Gospel
I have attended some 100 churches over the past 30-years and endeavored to interact with as many pastors and people in ministry as I can. Only a handful of people have bothered to interact with me. There has been ONLY ONE PASTOR who has accepted the Gospel of Initial and Final Salvation and actively promotes it. As for the others, they probably rejected it because it would make them unpopular. They are also fearful that members of their congregation would leave their church.
The churches I have attended were associated with the following denominations:
- Anglican (or Episcopalian)
- Uniting Church of Australia
- Church of Christ
- Seventh Day Adventist (SDA)
- Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW)
- Messianic Christian
Naturally, churches such as the Roman Catholic and Orthodox religions embrace the need for an earthly priesthood that Christ did away with at His death. Christ achieved this by becoming every Christian’s High Priest in Heaven, who cannot be accessed through any earthly priest associated with a priesthood (Heb 7:25).
Therefore, those who attend such churches cannot have eternal life with Christ, because the ‘Orthodox ‘gospel’ is “another gospel” (2 Cor 11:4; Gal 1:6).
Your choice is to discuss this matter or remain silent
If you attend one of the above listed churches and you have doubts about anything claimed here, please add a Comment below. This is because Jesus wants Christians to be either HOT [strongly agree] or COLD [strongly disagree] regarding what has been claimed above.
For those Christians who prefer to remain SILENT rather than agreeing or disagreeing with the claims, such people are indicating they are “LUKEWARM” about this matter:
“I [Jesus] know thy works, that thou art neither COLD nor HOT: I would thou wert COLD or HOT. 16 So then because thou art LUKEWARM, and neither cold nor hot, I will SPUE THEE OUT OF MY MOUTH.” (Rev 3:15-16)
Therefore, please be decisive in this matter of what is the ONE True Gospel that can bring you into Heaven at your death.
If you believe in the FALSE Once Saved, Always Saved gospel that doesn’t require anything more from you other than “believe on the Son of God”, then this cannot save you from Hell.
You can go to another article that explains the Eight Stages of Biblical Salvation — also known as Initial and Final Salvation.
Alternatively, you can watch a YouTube video presentation that explains the Eight Stages of Initial and Final Salvation below. This presentation represents the ONE True Gospel that can Save Christians if fully implemented.