The Gospel of Grace, Conclusion. Mt. He had no authority to save us from our sins. The Gospel is the good news of what Jesus did to redeem his people (his birth, life, death, and resurrection) and inaugurate the kingdom of God and the new creation (1 Cor. Believing in Jesus means believing He was the Son sent by the Father to die for the sins of the people. He didn’t say much about baptism, claiming the Lord hadn’t sent him to baptize but to preach the gospel (1 Cor. The latter is the present testimony of God among the Gentiles while Jerusalem is trodden down of the Gentiles. This diagram shows the contrast between the gospel of salvation and the gospel of the kingdom. It comes from the Greek word charis, which in the Biblical context is defined as âthe merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues.â. 3), but to Paul. We’ve also been given the authority to become the very children of God (John 1:12-13) and heirs with Christ in His inheritance (Romans 8:17). There is no proclamation to the world of Christ as King, with Divine authority and power while the people of Israel are not a nation. Remember, he was talking to the crowd on the Temple Mount during their observance of the Feast of Pentecost. Sign up for our free daily newsletter. It will be preached by the two witnesses (Revelation 11:3-12) and the 144,000 … Peter didn’t speak of the blood because the Jews already understood the idea of shedding innocent blood for the remission of sins. 1:4, Rev. by the cross of Christ,] the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.' In his answer to their question, âBrothers, what shall we do?â Peter did not invoke the Law or their traditions, nor did he set forth any other preconditions. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spiritâ (Acts 2:36-38). WHAT THE GOSPEL REQUIRES All the gospel requires from us is repentance and faith. 21). For the Age of Grace centered around the bestowal of grace, symbolized by peace, joy, and material blessings, all tokens of people’s faith in Jesus. It is crucial to distinct between two cultures because getting saved and living as disciples are totally different. Let’s join the conversation. They needed to change their minds and understand that all those animals they sacrificed were but a temporary substitute for the sacrifice the Messiah made on their behalf, and while the blood of animals had set temporarily aside the peoples’ sins, the blood of Jesus washed them clean forever (Hebrews 10:1-4, 11-14). When Paul preached the gospel of the grace of God, Peter’s gospel of the kingdom to Israel was limited to the circumcision. Since prosperity gospel teaches on doing for God to do, there is no grace thus no faith in this false gospel. In the New Jerusalem, the incredible home our Lord has been preparing for us, the Church will be enjoying the first chapter of our eternal life with Him, hidden away like a bride in her bridal chamber. The word “grace” appears 170 times in the English translation of the Bible, 37 of them in the Old Testament. It actually amazes me that to say that there is a difference is considered a “heresy”. The rulers of the Jews, those responsible for the nation rejected the testimony in all its phases ; they crucified the Lord Jesus, and persecuted His apostles. 3:1-2) Prophecies of a Messianic King appear throughout the Old Testament and many in the Jewish leadership saw John’s arrival on the scene as their fulfillment. i. Therefore, this side of the debate has had plenty of time to access the doctrinal composition of the Gospel of the Kingdom (Matt. All right we’ll be comparing the difference between the salvation message of the Gospel of the Kingdom that we have in these little Jewish epistles, and the Gospel of Grace we have in Paul’s epistles. 12). Using the principle of asking and answering the questions, WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, AND TO WHOM, do you know the differences between the Gospel of the Kingdom, which was given only to the Jews, and the Gospel of Grace, which was given to both Jew and Gentile? Untold thousands of innocent animals had shed their blood in the previous two millennia to set the sins of the people aside and stay the hand of judgment against them. 2:8-9), for the purpose of demonstrating the manifold wisdom of God to the heavenly beings (Ephes. Gospel of Grace vs Gospel of the Kingdom. While it can bring about a change in behavior, none is necessary to fulfill the meaning of the word. This is the message Jesus conveyed: “From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand’” (Matt. Of the remaining 133, only four are contained in the gospels and they all refer to the Lord Jesus (Luke 2:40, John 1:14, 16, 17). A quick intro and overview of our ministry and this website, plus some best-of articles and Q&A. Immediately Paul preached Christ at Damascus “that He is the Son of God” (Acts ix. There’s no power in Heaven or on Earth that can do anything to change that (John 10:27-30, Romans 8:38-39). For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Cor. Copyright © 2020. They had no way to salvation. To be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ is to recognize His authority to do what He came to do and promised to do (to save us from our sins). The Gospel. This ministry of grace was not committed to the twelve apostles, whom the Lord sent to preach the kingdom (Acts i. Only Jesus had that authority (Mark 2:6-12). His teachings made the Bible clear and easy to understand, and impacted millions of lives. However, I have taken the liberty to edit some remarks which are not related to the issue. However, a gospel culture leads to choose to live the way Jesus lived. Jesus did not come to merely give us a ticket to Heaven. 15, 16). To repent actually means to change our mind about something. 3:10-11). As it’s used in the New Testament, grace is clearly a word that is meant for the Church. Much has been written about the different approaches taken by Peter and Paul in presenting the Gospel of Grace to their audiences.Â The Bible makes it clear Peter believed in salvation by grace.Â In Acts 15:11 he said, “We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we (Jews) are saved, just as they (Gentiles) are.”Â But some claim that Peter didn’t mention having our sins forgiven by the Lord’s sacrifice but instead preached a message of repentance and baptism. It means we believe He has such authority and has exercised it on our behalf. A servant acting in the name of his master had the authority of the master himself. The main similarity between the two messages exists in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ (Eph 1:10). It’s a totally different message of good news. The best way to view our articles and Q&A. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. The Gospel of Grace, A New Race of Human…Commentary on Ephesians, Pt. Then Peter told them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Somewhere in our past, legalistic preachers began teaching that repentance means to change our behavior, and without a change in behavior there was no repentance. 1:4, Rev. His wife Samantha maintains this site as well as their missionary outreaches. We’re saved only by His grace, through faith (Ephes. But why did the Original Kingdom Gospel come in second place with respect to that honored title of the "Gospel of Jesus Christ?" ii. (It amazes me that some of the same preachers who preach this also lead their congregations in singing âJust As I Amâ while issuing an altar call.). âLet all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.â, When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, âBrothers, what shall we do?â, Peter replied, âRepent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. It can be used to establish one’s rank or authority, and to convert a request into a command. 12). That leaves 117 references to grace in the various Epistles. But this good news of the gospel of the kingdom is not the same as the gospel of the grace of God. From that time on and forever we’ll always be with Him, joint heirs with Him in the inheritance His father has given Him (Psalm 2:8). See the difference between the work of God and the work for God. 31), as “King of kings and Lord of lords” (Rev. iv. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God (1 Peter 1 :18-21). Personal updates from Samantha. All the sins of our life have been forgiven (Colossians 2:13-14) and we’ve been invested with the Holy Spirit as a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance (Ephes. I John 1:1 – 1:9. Comparing Kingdom and Grace Doctrines. The difference between the good news concerning the Kingdom and the good news concerning the Grace of God may be briefly stated thus:In the Gospel of the Kingdom the Lord Jesus is proclaimed as the seed of David, the Man raised up and Anointed by God to reign over the people of Israel and over the Gentiles (Rom. xv. The Lord will assume His rightful place as King of the whole Earth, and the Kingdom Age will begin. Join Our Christian Penpals and Take The Salvation Bible Quiz ---Rob on 5/12/10 The word "bifurcate" means "to divide into two branches or parts," and some brethren also have divided the gospel … 5:17). In the case of Peter’s audience the Jews had to change their minds about what it takes to be saved. Like this post? 6. The gospel of the kingdom is the news that there is freedom from our slavery to sin if we will repent and turn to God (Romans 6:18–19). 24:14). For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. Paul’s first apostolic mission as sent out by the Holy Ghost is recorded in Acts xiii. At the time of our departure the Gospel of Grace will see its fulfillment and the pause between the 69th and 70th Weeks of Daniel will come to an end. Our gospel is Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead. << The Gospel of the Kingdom Vs. 19)â “God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself,” and as the Sin- offering for us (sinners). All rights reserved. “When these things were ended” (Acts xix. And the gospel of the kingdom wll be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. And finally Peter promised them the Holy Spirit. xi. SO, WHICH GOSPEL IN MARK 16? xix. It sounds like the same gospel to me. As there is a great difference between “the Gospel of the kingdom” and “the Gospel of the Grace of God,” there is a great difference between the Gospel of 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 and “the Mystery of the Gospel,” Paul’s “my Gospel” for which Paul suffered as a criminal. –Dave Reese ) xxv. He is referring to the gospel of the kingdom being preached during the tribulation. The idea that Peter and Paul taught different gospels is not supported in Scripture. Grace thru Faith is a 501(c)3 non-profit. We must know the difference between what the gospel requires and what the gospel produces. We’ll use Peter’s first public message after the Ascension as an example. One is passive; the other is active, with a goal of taking possession, as Joshua was instructed. Soon he’ll descend into the upper atmosphere and with the voice of the archangel and the trumpet call of God, He’ll call us up to His side (1 Thes. The Gospel Of The Kingdom In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” (Matt. He is not saying that the gospel of grace will be preached around the world prior to the rapture. 5. The papists, who hold that they are one doctrine only, but herein differing: that the law is more dark, the gospel more plain; the former more hard to fulfill, the latter more easy; that is as the root of a tree, this as the body and branches. Download our eBooks to read on your computers, phone, tablet, or eReader. The Holy Spirit was not given to anyone until the Lord’s atoning sacrifice had been perfected in His victory over death (John 7:37-39, John 20:19-23) . The Gospel committed to the Church among the Gentiles is concerning “Christ no more known after the flesh,” i.e., as the seed of David and as the King of Israel (2 Cor. He is the author of all the teachings here, and all materials are available free of charge! Consequently as a nation they were cast out (though not “cast away forever”), Jerusalem was destroyed, and testimony to Christ Jesus as the King, as an official testimony from God was ended. Although grace makes this offer available to anyone who will receive it, Jesus warned that it would be very difficult to enter His kingdom and few would do so (Matthew 7:14). He was both Lord and Christ. iii. 12). 4, and his discourse declares the first principles of Christianity ; the Sonship of Christ, forgiveness of sins and justification by faith, and the issueâeternal life (vers. The kingdom which John the Baptist proclaimed as at hand was the kingdom foretold by Daniel the prophet (chap. v. 16), but as a Divine Person (ver. ii. They needed to know that this God had made a way for them to be saved from the penalty of their sins, and that way was the blood shed by the Lord Jesus for the remission of their sins. Paul’s gospel, called the gospel of grace or the gospel of the uncircumcision, was preached to the Gentiles under grace. “There are some who maintain that there can be only one Gospel. This is the difference between the Gospel of Salvation and the Gospel of the Kingdom. Please remember that although these two men certainly had their differences in the flesh, when they preached or wrote about the Gospel they were both under the inspiration of the same Holy Spirit, who cannot contradict Himself. 16, 17 is fulfilled ; when the Jews are restored to their land and are again become a nation, then the Gospel of the Kingdom will again be preached by a Jewish ministry, a revived Apostleship, according to Matt. xii. (Matthew 24:14) Many Christians believe that the gospel of grace must be preached in all the world to all nations before the second coming of Christ will materialise. Were 2 âmalefactorsâ plus 2 âthievesâ Crucified with Jesus? Second, the gospel of the kingdom necessarily includes the gospel of the cross. That leaves 117 references to grace i… 11), and the grace of God is manifested to those who were “without God in the world” (Eph. You need to rightly divide scripture (2 Tim 2:15) to see the difference between the gospel of the kingdom and the gospel of the grace of God (Acts 20:24-25, Gal 2:7-8). I think that there are a number of obstacles that keep people from understanding the difference between dispensations. J. D., Edinburgh. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility (Ephes. A Bible Study by Jack Kelley Part 1. This is mostly for the benefit of those who insist that the gospel of the kingdom is the message that we are to preach today and that there is no difference between it and the gospel of Jesus Christ that is all about His death, burial, and resurrection. 4:23, 9:35, etc.) Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. The former was preached to the Jews and in association with Jerusalem. 6-12). While there are many details to discuss about this kingdom gospel that Jesus preached, the big detail that I want to point out is that this kingdom gospel was under the administration of the Law of Moses. The Book of Acts contains 10 appearances, and 2 others can be found in the Book of Revelation (Rev. 12). Prosperity gospel has neither grace nor salvation thus leads only to hell. 6:19-20, 2 Cor. They also explain why the NT writers can call “the gospel of the cross” the gospel even while retaining the term for the whole complex of good news. Listen to our Bible studies now from your browser. Peter said it’s believing in Jesus that brings forgiveness. Then the Times of the Gentiles will end, the creation will be restored to its original splendor. The gospel that is preached works grace only, though the law may be a hammer to break the heart and prepare the way to faith and repentance. Remember, the vast majority of church people in Christendom still do not understand the difference between the Gospel of the Kingdom, which Jesus and the Twelve preached to Israel, and the Gospel of the Grace of God, which is preached to us Gentiles. 5:12-21). The New Jerusalem will descend out of Heaven to take its place as the source of light for the world (Rev. For about one hundred years there have been some denominational writers who pretend to see some great differences between "gospel" and "doctrine." “For God hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin : that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (ver. Whether Jew or Gentile, here’s what the Gospel of Grace means to us. All of them were Jews and many of them were well versed in their scriptures. 20). The kingdom gospel has no eternal security while it is the hope of the gospel of grace. 1-3, to set His King upon His holy hill of Zion and to execute judgment upon His enemies (Psa. Christ is declared to be the Head of a New Creation and the Head of the Church which is His Body. 22:21) where they essentially open and close the book. From His perspective we’re already seated with Christ in the heavenly realms, in order that in ages yet to come He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus (Ephes. 1:21-22). When 1 Thess. 7:  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. and the VAST differences between the New Testament Gospel of Water VERSUS the doctrinal precepts teaching Paul s Word of The Cross (1Cor. By saying the Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world again the Lord provided us with another confirmation that the Age of Grace will have ended and Daniel’s 70th Week will have begun. Only one saves now in the dispensation of grace until the fulness of the Gentiles come in (Rom 11:25). xiv. Of course we should spread the gospel of grace as much as we can, but that is not what Jesus Christ was prophesying in Matthew 24. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:26-28). John the Baptizer, Jesus, and the Twelve proclaimed the gospel of the kingdom, not the gospel of the grace of God (Acts 20.24). In contrast, they say Paul emphasized the redeeming power of the Lord’s blood, shed on the cross. He simply said, âRepent, be baptized, and receive the Holy Spirit.â To his Jewish listeners these few words carried the full impact of the Gospel of Grace. xv. 33, 39, 46). All Q&A from Jackâs Ask a Bible Teacher, Browse, sort & search all Bible Study resources, The Gospel of the Kingdom Vs. The law and its entire works cannot be mixed with grace … According to my concordance, the Greek phrase translated âin the name ofâ invokes every thought or feeling that is aroused in the mind by mentioning, hearing, or remembering the name being referenced. 15:3-4). 4:17; see also Mark 1:15). The Gospel Jesus preached is called the "Kingdom Gospel," so people do recognize that there is a difference between these two Gospels. 44) : “The God of heaven shall set up a kingdom.” This kingdom is the literal and yet future reign of Christ over the earth when He “shall sit upon the throne of His glory” (Matt. They needed to learn that there is a God and they were sinners destined for His judgment. ... 21 - The Gospel of Kingdom vs The Gospel of Grace - Duration: 1:13:19. The Gospel of the Circumcision (the Jews’ “Gospel of the Kingdom;” Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17; Matthew 9:35), and the Gospel of the Uncircumcision (the Gentiles’ “Gospel of the Grace of God;” Acts 20:24; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4). 2), to reign over the house of Jacob (Luke i. 4:16-17) and carry us off to the place He has prepared for us in His father’s house (John 14:2-3). xv. Let me give you at least 3 reasons why folks don't or won't understand the distinction. Below are the six major issues of distinction between what Peter taught and what Paul taught. That is what we must believe for salvation. Let’s take a closer look at this opinion. “The Mystery hidden from ages and generations.” ), but was not completed because the nation did not obey the call to repentance.”. Being in Christ, we’ve become a new creation in God’s eyes. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. On the other hand, Paul didn’t speak of the need to repent because Gentiles didn’t need to change their mind about the way to salvation. Near the beginning of the Olivet Prophecy, Jesus Christ foretells that the good news of the coming Kingdom of God will be preached to the entire world: And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. When we look at the story of Israel, we can get the core meaning of a gospel culture that our ultimate salvation depends on faithful obedience to His words. 6. The difference between the Gospel of the Kingdom and the Gospel of Grace. In the Gospel of the Grace of God, the Lord Jesus is declared to be the Son of God, the Man in whom God came down to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself, that sinful men might be justified and sanctified, made fit for the presence of the glory of God (Col. i. Find & sort all our resources. 33). ii. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. Their Temple was called a house of blood because at times blood had flowed like a river from beneath the altar. 1:17), and spoke even less about repentance.Â From this some have concluded that Peter and Paul preached two different gospels. Gospel of the Kingdom (Mark 1:14) Gospel of Grace (Acts 20:24) Preaches the soon coming of the king and his kingdom (Matt 3:2) Preaches the grace of God for salvation (Rom 3:22-26) The king and kingdom was promised to the nation of Israel (Luke … 16)âthe time commonly spoken of as the Millennium. (Matt. 1:18) commonly referred to as the Gospel of the Grace of God (Acts 20:24). xxiv. Bifurcating the Gospel . 21) Paul began to write his epistles to the Gentiles, in which is committed to us the order for the Church of God among the Gentiles in separation from Jerusalem, and “the fullness of the blessing of the Gospel of Christ” (Rom. There is a huge difference. The Book of Acts contains 10 appearances, and 2 others can be found in the Book of Revelation (Rev. 22:21) where they essentially open and close the book. What are the differences between the way the Lord Jesus worked in the Age of Grace and the way Almighty God works in the Age of Kingdom? It is good news because we are unable to save ourselves, as all our works are tainted by sin and we are all guilty in Adam (Rom. (Ephesians 3:11). The Gospel of the Kingdom and the Gospel of Grace will have both found their fulfillment in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Adversaries. A Brief History Of The King James Bible (Av1611) On Inspiration, Preservation And Translation. But if that was the case, the phrase ârepent and be savedâ would require us to stop sinning before we could ask God to save us. To this end God has taken ownership of us and accepted responsibility for making us stand (1 Cor. Through the fall of Israel “salvation is come unto the Gentiles” (Rom. 2:6-7). Third, and more specifically, the gospel of the cross is the fountainhead of the gospel of the kingdom. Preaching the Gospel and Making Disciples. You do not find any reference to “the Gospel of the Kingdom… 19). The difference between the good news concerning the Kingdom and the good news concerning the Grace of God may be briefly stated thus:In the Gospel of the Kingdom the Lord Jesus is proclaimed as the seed of David, the Man raised up and Anointed by God to reign over the people of Israel and over the Gentiles (Rom. You can also download them to your computer, phone, or tablet. This is the Gospel of the Grace of God ; to be preached to Jew and Gentile alike as lost sinners while Jerusalem is desolate. No faith. But they are two totally different scenarios under the same Headship of the same God. Of the remaining 133, only four are contained in the gospels and they all refer to the Lord Jesus (Luke 2:40, John 1:14, 16, 17). He came to bring us much more: the Kingdom … 1. They had been taught that obedience to the law is what makes one righteous and that was wrong. Jesus was born into the world, King of the Jews (Matt. That’s why John’s baptism didn’t bring either salvation or the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 19:1-7). 1:13-14). Selah 11-03-12. In building His Church, God was taking some from among the Jews and some from among the Gentiles to create a new race of mankind. âWill you please explain the difference between âthe Gospel of the Kingdomâ and âthe Gospel of the grace of Godâ ?â, (This is an excellent article from 1897 on the difference between these two gospels. We grow food to support a community, build and repair homes, and support the poor, widows, and the fatherless.
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