The doctrine of Christ may not be what you think it is Part 4

10 08 2011

Yesterday we saw inthe Word of God, that Jesus Christ personally chose Paul to be His chosen messenger to the “gentiles”. Look at this wonderful scripture to prove this point:

Ephesians 3:1-9 KJV For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, (2) If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: (3) How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, (4) Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) (5) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; (6) That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: (7) Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. (8) Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; (9) And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Paul himself refers more than 3 different times to the gospel of Jesus as his gospel:

Romans 2:16 MKJV in a day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

Romans 16:25 MKJV Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel, …..

2 Timothy 2:8 MKJV Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel,

No other writer in the new testament including Matthew, Mark, Luke or John, made this claim besides him. Paul never says that he preached himself, or it was his own ministry. Look what he says:

2 Corinthians 4:5 KJV For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; ……

He never exalted himself. On the contrary he didn’t boast….

Ephesians 3:8 KJV Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, …..

Look at what Paul says in Galatians concerning this gospel: His gospel

Galatians 1:9-12 KJV As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. (10) For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. (11) But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. (12) For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Please note that this gospel Paul was talking about, his gospel, was not taught to him by a human being. It was not founded on his Jewish past. It was a revelation of Jesus Christ Himself. There is no other gospel for us “gentiles or heathen as the Jews would call us. The gospel of Christ.

Interesting isn’t it?


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