There are several articles on my blog that explain in detail what the Bible says the Apostle Paul’s Gospel represents – which I term, Initial and Final Salvation.
The questions and answers (below) aim to quickly clarify what the differences are between the Apostle Paul’s Gospel (a.k.a. ‘My Gospel‘) and the other gospels about today that are unable to save a soul from Hell.
*Simply click on the question below to read the answer.If you have any further queries, feel free to ask me a question here.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is because Christ will use Paul’s Gospel to judge each Christian to determine if they have met the requirements necessary to be ‘Saved’ and for entry into Heaven.
"In the day [Rev 20:11-15] when God shall judge the secrets of [Christian] men by Jesus Christ ACCORDING TO MY GOSPEL." (Romans 2:16)
"But THEY [i.e. today's Christians] HAVE NOT ALL OBEYED THE [one, true] GOSPEL. For Esaias [Isaiah 53:1] saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?" (Romans 10:16)
The Apostle Paul’s Gospel requires the gospel of Jesus Christ (Ephesian 2:8-9) to first being preached (Initial Salvation) followed by “works” based upon “faith” (James 2:26) that produces spiritual “fruit” unto God (John 15:1-9) for spiritually mature Christians (John 14:12; Matt 21:21 ). All "good works" represent Final Salvation. No "fruit" produced by the Christian means NO Salvation - John 15:1-2, 6.
Every "race" has both a Start and a Finish line. So it is with Salvation. It is not a sprint "race', but a long distance, cross-country trek where a map (Bible) and compass (Holy Spirit) guidance are necessary to reach the 'Finish' line.
Initial Salvation is by faith and grace alone (no works) however Final Salvation requires "works" that produce "fruit" from the "labourers" in God's kingdom:
"For WE ARE LABOURERS together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building." (1 Corinthians 3:9)
No. Stages 1 (Initial) through to Stage 5 (the “Child in Christ”) are mandatory for Salvation – as Jesus said, “Suffer the little children to come unto Me (Matt 19:14). As Christians are required to bring forth MUCH spiritual “fruit” unto God the Father (John 15:5), “little children” can only produce so much. The more (spiritually) mature the Christian is, the more spiritual “fruit” he or she is expected to produce for God.
At one’s death—or at the Rapture. If the Gospel we have believed is the One True Gospel (the Apostle Paul’s Gospel) and the Christian has met the requirements of that Gospel (much "fruit" produced through "works") — he or she will be in Christ’s presence after their death. On the contrary, if Christians have believed one of the many false gospels, this means they go to Hell at their death to await the Great White Throne Judgment (Rev 20:11-15).
Yes. There are many forms of sin that Christians must OVERCOME. For instance, Jesus said to lust (sexually) after a person of the opposite sex is the same as having committed adultery with them (Matt 5:28). Another one is hating another person is equated to having murdered that person (1 John 3:15). Any Christian who accommodates sin in their life is “walking in the flesh” and NOT “walking in the Spirit”. Such Christians DO NOT have Salvation with Christ (Rom 8:1, 8:5-6 and Galatians 5:18-21).
The Apostle Paul states in Ephesians 2:10 that Christians are “...created to do good works” through the New Birth (John 3:3-8). If Christians are NOT spiritually “born-again” and are therefore incapable of undertaking the “good works” that produce the required spiritual “fruit” unto God – this means they become “fruitless trees in God’s kingdom” (Luke 13:6-9) or a “fruitless branch” grafted into Jesus (John 15:1-8). This means they have NO Salvation (John 15:6).
Jesus Christ says this about the "works" required to produce "fruit" unto God the Father:
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, THE WORKS that I do shall he [or she] do also; and GREATER WORKS THAN THESE SHALL HE DO; because I go unto my Father.” (John 14:12)
“Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: 5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. 6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.” (Matt 11:4-6)