The Simplicity of the Gospel concerning Jesus Christ and a rebuttal to those who defile God’s Covenant of Grace…
As a student of apologetics, I have debated an unfathomable conglomeration of beliefs, religions, sects, cults, over the years all of which violate foundational doctrine as provided mankind in both the Covenant of Law and the Covenant of Grace. Violators of the Covenant of Grace are flagrantly represented by the deception of Catholicism, Mormonism, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Gnostics, Pentecostalism, while some mainline denominations are now compromising with LGBTQ sexual sin, theistic evolution, in their ministry and administration staff.
The confusion and whoredom that represents Christianity today makes a mockery out of the simplicity of Messiah’s Gospel message and the Covenant of Grace established in the blood of Jesus Christ who is our ONLY Mediator for sin (Matthew 26:28; 1 Timothy 2:5).
For the record, God the Father has ordained the Gospel of Jesus Christ in simplicity and child-like pureness thereby providing forgiveness of sin and relationship with God, life in eternity, accessible to a wild-eyed teenager or a ninety-year-old man or woman on their death-bed. God the Father has ordained that “belief” is the KEY to righteousness – nothing more, nothing less. It is the one who “believes” with a sincere heart and confess with their mouth that Jesus Christ is God who died to pay their sin-debt and that He was resurrected for their justification that finds grace and mercy with God the Father and the receiving of the indwelling Holy Spirit as the Seal and Guarantor of relationship, forever (Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 1:13; John 10:28-30).
God the Father has told you that you can KNOW you are saved and secure in Him forever and He freely gives His Spirit to everyone who “believes” with a sincere heart that Jesus is God and it is the Holy Spirit that testifies with our Spirit that we can KNOW we are children of the Most High God, forever (Romans 8:16; John 10:28-30).
Catholics…the Catholic Church, those who promulgate the lies of the Catholic catechism, they have lied to you and placed you under a burden that Jesus never intended for your bear. You CAN KNOW that you are saved and secure in God forever by trusting-“believing” in Jesus Christ as your God. Catholics are manipulated into slavery to the Mass, the Sacraments, the Church, when these cannot provide salvation; the Mass is a doctrine of works and is the antithesis of grace and peace and love and joy in Jesus Christ as your Lord. Catholics, please don’t suffer under the doctrines of men who whore themselves to paganism and seek to continually sacrifice Christ anew in violation of Jesus’ suffering ONCE for sin (1 Peter 3:18; Romans 6:10; Hebrews 10)?
Baptismal waters cannot save you from sin. Human effort, philanthropy and goodness cannot save you from sin. Attending Church and consuming bread and wine cannot save you from sin. Trusting in a pastor, bishop, priest, pope, cardinal, teacher, cannot save you from sin. Confessing your sin to a man does not forgive sin or negate sins consequences. Speaking in a Tongue – ecstatic utterance cannot save you nor does it suggest that you are in relationship with God the Father. The ONLY outward sign that one is truly “born again” by the Spirit of God and has received the Gift of enteral life is a “changed life” reflecting God’s righteousness and obedience to His will that endures forever (Matthew 7:15-20).
It is ONLY by God’s grace (unmerited favor that cannot be earned through human effort) through faith (trusting-believing) that Jesus Christ is God who died for YOU to pay YOUR sin-debt and believing that Jesus was resurrected from the dead for your justification that imparts God’s forgiveness, grace, mercy and imputes the perfection of Jesus’ righteousness over your life (Romans 10:9-10) and imparts the beautiful indwelling Holy Spirit who methodically walks you through the process of sanctification as you prepare for service in the Kingdom of God, forever. YOU CAN KNOW YOU ARE A CHILD OF THE LIVING GOD!