"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
The apostles preached Jesus Christ and also preached his Gospel. Knowledge about Jesus Christ will not save anybody, but people will be saved by obeying the Gospel that Jesus Christ preached. Jesus Christ will take vengeance in flaming fire, on them that obey not the gospel (2 Thessalonians 1:8).
Jesus Christ gives his disciples power and authority over the devils and to heal diseases. Gospel is for eternal life and healing is for a sign. Signs follow them that believe the power and authority of God. Eternal life is given to those, who believe and obey the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Bible says that Jesus Christ is the only Author of the gospel. Isaiah prophesied that the Holy Ghost has anointed Jesus Christ, who was sent from heaven, to preach the gospel. Isaiah 61:1 says "The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,..." Here, the prophesy is that Jesus Christ is the only one person, who was anointed and sent to preach the good tidings, which is the gospel. Jesus proclaimed to Jews from Luke 4:18 that it is he, who will preach the gospel. It says, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted,.." Jesus Christ did preach the Gospel when he was a man and what he has preached is recorded in the Bible. Matthew 4:23 says: "And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, ..." Mark 1 says: "14) Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15) And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." Jesus Christ sent his disciples to preach the gospel even before he was crucified. Luke 9:6 says: "... they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere." So, Jesus Christ did preach the gospel, taught his disciples to preach the gospel and send them also to preach the same gospel that he has preached. If any of us preach the gospel, we must also preach the same gospel.
Jesus Christ says: "Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." What Jesus Christ has commanded to his disciples must be preached to all, for them to observe, that is to do them. "Hebrews 2:2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;" Again, we cannot neglect what Jesus Christ has preached and escape the punishment. So, we must regard his preachings, then we have to obey him. "2 Thessalonians 1:7 .. when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; 10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints,..." His gospel is what he has preached and it must be obeyed. If we do not obey it, the very Jesus Christ, we think that we love most, when he comes to judge the world, he will take vengeance on the disobedient people,
"Acts 5:42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ." They taught 'his gospel' and also preached 'Jesus Christ'. "I Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ ... 2 Corinthians 2:12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, ..." Again we see that the disciples were preaching "Jesus Christ' as well as preaching what Jesus Christ preached as "the gospel." We also must preach Jesus Christ and his gospel that he preached. The gospel is the good news that tells us how can we inherit the kingdom of God. Jesus Christ preached that good news, and called it as the gospel. "2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ." Here, we see that the devil cheat the people of God through subtlety, that is deceiving them as a traitor. Somehow the deceiver has convinced the church to preach "Jesus Christ" and call it as the gospel, but not to preach the gospel. Believing everything what Jesus Christ has done will not take us to heaven, but if we do what Jesus Christ told us to do to inherit heaven, will take us to heaven. What he told us to do, or what he has preached is the gospel. The churches preach all about Jesus Christ and call it as the gospel, but they do not preach the gospel that Jesus Christ preached for our salvation. They tell us to believe the story of Jesus to go to heaven. This is a trick and deception of the devil. But the church do not realize this. The true gospel is not preached in Christian churches. Further, they found so many other gospels also. There is no gospel for prosperity, healing of sickness, etc,. Signs are not to be preached, but to demonstrate. We must preach what Jesus Christ has preached as the gospel. All other gospels are another gospels or false gospels.
Two lessons and one video are in these links. Please, you may listen to them. "Gospel", "Commandments", "Gospel Video." Thank you.
God Bless You