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The great commission of the Church is to preach the gospel. God our Savior said, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned" (Mark 16:15-16). Believing the gospel will save you. Not believing the gospel will damn you. The Apostle Paul declares that the only power of God unto salvation is the gospel of Christ. He said, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth" (Romans 1:16). If the gospel saves every one that believes it, and no one is saved apart from it, then it’s vital to our souls that we know the gospel.
It's crucial that we understand the gospel of Christ and believe on Him according to the truth of God. There is only one gospel that saves, but there are many false gospels that will damn our souls if we believe them. John said, "As ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists" (1 John 2:18). Many so-called churches come in the name of Christ with many good works claiming to be messengers of the LORD, but they are not. They teach things that are contrary to God's holy word, and they omit the gospel, therefore they are antichrist. Beware of false teachers!
What is the gospel? If the gospel is the power of God to everyone that believes, we need to know it, we should want to believe it, and we have to be saved by it.
Here are two things clearly stated from the word of God about the gospel:
The Gospel is Good News
The Gospel is the good news of salvation accomplished. It’s not good advice. It’s not a prescription or set of instructions for people to live a better life. It’s the declaration of what God alone has fully accomplished by the glorious person and finished work of His dear Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
"And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life" (1 John 5:11-12).
The Lord Jesus did not merely make salvation possible, nor is it a mere offer. Christ fully accomplished the salvation of all that believe, and we believe by the power of God's grace! Faith is the gift of God when we hear the gospel of our salvation. In Christ we trust, after we hear the word of truth, the gospel of our salvation, and after we are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise (Ephesians 1:13).
The Gospel is All of God
Nothing in the gospel is of man or by man. Salvation from start to finish is the work of God’s grace alone. Paul identified himself as an apostle, “not of men, neither by men, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead" (Galatians 1:1). He was sent by God to proclaim the good news that God has saved His people! "Salvation is of the LORD," in its totality (Jonah 2:9). It is performed and accomplished by all three Persons of the Holy Trinity. It’s all of God. The gospel emphatically declares...
If any part of this gospel is denied or omitted in the message your church teaches, then they are antichrist. If you believe a message that denies the gospel of God, then you are antichrist! Be warned: just as sure as the gospel of Christ saves everyone who believes it, the false gospel of antichrist damns everyone who believes it.
Believe the gospel of God's sovereign grace in Christ. Trust the Savior and spread the good news!