What is the Gospel?
Why did Jesus come ? What are we to be saved from ?
1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from
the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might
destroy the works of the devil.
Matt 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name
JESUS: for he shall save his people FROM their sins.
1 Pet 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for
us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
1 Pet 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
Why do we need to be saved from sin ?
We can not overcome it on our own Our Natures are sinful - fallen
John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever
committeth sin is the servant of sin.
John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
2 Pet 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of
corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
Jer 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may
ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: whocan
Rom 7:14-15 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold
undersin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but
what I hate, that do I.
Rom 7:18-19 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good
thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I
find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not,
that I do.
Rom 7:23-24 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my
mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O
wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
What then exactly is Sin ?
1 John 3:4-5 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for
sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manifested to take
away our sins; and in him is no sin.
What about if I'm ignorant of the Law?
Then wrong actions are evil but there is no guilt
James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him
it is sin.
Sin is based on knowledge.
Evil becomes guilt
Rom 7:7-9 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not
known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said,
Thou shalt not covet. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me
all mannerof concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. For I was alive
without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
John 15:22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now
they have no cloke for their sin.
John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they
had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
John 9:41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now
ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.
Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all
men every where to repent:
Ps 87:4-6 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold
Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there. And of Zion it
shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall
establish her. The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this
man was born there. Selah.
Matt 11:21-24 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty
works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have
repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say unto you, It shall be more
tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. And thou,
Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if
the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would
have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more
tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
Is a bad tendancy sin ?
Not unless it is cherished and conceived Sin is a matter of choice!
James 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust,
and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when
it is finished, bringeth forth death.
How Does Jesus save us from sin?
Rom 8:1-4 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ
Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the
Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God
sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin
in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who
walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
But What About Original Sin?
What then is the object of the gospel ?
1 Sam 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt
offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey
is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
Hos 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more
than burnt offerings.
Prov 21:3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than
Prov 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the
prayer of the upright is his delight.
Isa 1:11-16 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith
the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts;
and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. When ye
come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my
courts? Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new
moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is
iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my
soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. And when ye
spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many
prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. Wash you, make you
clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
Jer 7:22-23 For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day
that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or
sacrifices: But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will
be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have
commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
Amos 5:21-24 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your
solemn assemblies. Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I
will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat
beasts. Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the
melody of thy viols. But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a
Why The Gospel ?
Rom 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye
have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
Rev 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to
the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
Rom 6:12-14 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey
it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of
unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive
from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For
sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under
The Gospel is Everlasting
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh
down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of
Mal 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not
Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Ps 89:34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out
of my lips.