LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures...1Cor. 15:3-4...That is THE GOSPEL!


Blogger Kenneth said...

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November 15, 2005 11:07 AM

Blogger Joe said...

You are singing my song, brother. There are so many "Not Christ Crucified" sermons running around it is scary!

Thanks for the good words!

November 16, 2005 6:36 AM

Blogger forgiven said...

It makes you wonder why do people water it down ,when you think about no one would ever do that for a good person ,much less a wicked one. But He did it for all . Thanks bluecollar

November 16, 2005 12:42 PM

Blogger Antonio said...

Yes this is the gospel message that Paul preached. But you did not complete "Paul's" gospel message! Romans 15:3ff has three coordinate clauses spearated by "kai"s.

You forgot that he appeared to him and him and them, and finally Paul.

Another thought.

I was a Catholic before I was born-again.

I believed the statements by Paul in 1 Cor 15:3ff!

Was I saved? No. For although I believed the gospel message, I was not trusting in Christ alone for eternal life.

The acts of the Passion and resurrection which are described in the gospel message of Paul contained in 1 Cor 15:3ff (excluding the appearing part) are the essential acts by which Jesus can guarantee eternal life.

It is quite logically demonstrable that someone (as I did) could believe the gospel yet not trust in Jesus ALONE for eternal life (to the exclusion of works, rituals, ordinances, or any other consideration).

So many Christian sects, denominations, and cults, believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again from the dead. This is the facts exclaimed by many corners of "Christendom"! Yet this does not preclude them from trusting in their works, etc. for their either present or ultimate salvation.

My Free Grace Theology Blog


November 18, 2005 6:23 PM

Blogger Antonio said...

I want to make a statement so that I am not misunderstood. I preach the message of Christ's death and resurrection. I also preach a lot of other things concerning Christ to the potential convert.

Yet I point them to faith in Christ for eternal life as the intermediate agency which brings the immediate and present possession of eternal life.

My Free Grace Theology Blog


November 18, 2005 6:27 PM

Blogger bluecollar said...


"If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.
And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple." Luke 14:26-27

Antonio, tell me where in these verses that Jesus says "Oh that's okay, as long as you believe in me you don't have to pay any attention to what I just said.You are saved any way- just believe." Where in the Bible are we taught that the call to salvation and the call to discipleship can be separated? Any hermeneutic that suggests that we should seperate the two claims of Christ on the christian is herecy. What is faith to you, mere mental assent? The way Paul defined faith was by enduring scourgings and fastings and watchings and nakedness, yes he even went to his death for his faith in Christ. What about the loss of friends and the fact he had no house to call his own. He had few possessions other than parchments and a cloak.

That is how I would define faith.

The last time you visited my blog, you misrepresented my whole belief system and it would appear that you are nothing more than a broken record. Why do you travel around the blogosphere with Zane Hodges book in the corner of your comment? If you come to my blog again please leave the picture of that book off. I do not want it on my blog.

You are a man who would rather showcase your large vocabulary than the cross of Christ. You say much without saying anything at all-many words but nothing said.

I believe you to be an antinomian. I believe when Zane Hodges wrote that book to refute MacArthur's book "THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS" that he was actually coming against a work that was sorely needed in the church. I read that book in 1994 and could not find a thing wrong with it.

You and your ilk are what is wrong in christianity today.

Again, come to my blog with that picture on it again and I will dump your comment and not think a second time about it.

November 19, 2005 12:22 AM

Blogger Jonathan Moorhead said...

Now that's classic!

November 20, 2005 2:12 PM

Blogger bluecollar said...

Is that bad or good?

November 20, 2005 11:05 PM

Blogger Jonathan Moorhead said...

Bluecollar, I'm on your team brother!

November 27, 2005 9:03 PM


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