Gospel is to obey the Commands of God

 

"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.

We declare

Jesus Christ tells his disciples to preach the gospel to every creature, that is to teach them to observe, all things whatsoever he has commanded them. Briefly, whatever he has commanded to observe (do, obey) in New Testament are: to Love, fear, and obey God; and not to harm anybody; but to help your brethren.

Explanation

The church must obey God's commandments. We do what he tells us to do in order to inherit eternal life. "Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 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. Amen." Jesus Christ told his disciples to teach all his commandments to obey. This recording of Matthew is recorded by Mark in this manner. "Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned." Here, Jesus Christ tells the same thing as to preach the gospel. Matthew recorded it saying to obey what Jesus Christ told them to do, and Mark recorded the same saying to preach the gospel. So, to teach his commandments to people to do them, is the same as to preach the gospel. "Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?" Here it says that the gospel must be obeyed and so gospel is a command, telling what to do. "2 Thessalonians 1:8 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;" Here it says that Jesus Christ will punish them with everlasting destruction, if we have not obeyed his gospel. Jesus Christ says that those who will do them will be saved and those who will not believe it to do them, will be damned.

We must love God. "Matthew 6:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. John 5:42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. John 16:27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me,..." We must fear God. "Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Luke 1:50 his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. Luke 12:4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him." We should not do harm to anybody. "Romans 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law." We must do good to all, specially the body of Christ. "Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin."

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