Saturday, November 19, 2022

We Are Saved By Obeying THE TRUTH Of The Gospel

2nd Thessalonians 1:8-10, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.”

Dear friend, you OBEY the Gospel by simply BELIEVING it!

Sadly, corrupt Bible colleges, and the tens of thousands of churches which they corrupt (via their theologically incompetent graduates), have been deceived by Satan to add works to the Gospel of free grace. But dear reader, the inspired Word of God (i.e., the Holy Bible) simply teaches that we are saved by OBEYING THE TRUTH!!! Galatians 3:1, “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?” We are saved by obeying THE TRUTH of the Gospel, and the way that someone obeys the Gospel is to simply BELIEVE IT!!! John 6:28-29, “Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do.

One day, over ten years ago, my Bible study and life was forever transformed, when for the first time I took notice of the little phrase “the truth” in the inspired Word of God.

Carefully notice in the following first Scripture passage that the Bible doesn't say “turn from your sins” to come to the light. No, the Bible says whosoever “doeth truth” comes to the light to be saved. Amen and amen!
John 3:20-21 “For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”
Again, carefully notice in the following intriguing Scripture passage that repentance has NOTHING to do with turning away from your sinful bad habits, the world or past ways. Rather, we are simply taught that repentance regards acknowledging THE TRUTH...
2nd Timothy 2:25-26, “In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.”
Pastor Dennis Rokser said it well regarding the true Bible meaning of repentance...
“The issue at salvation isn't repenting of your sins, the issue is changing your mind about the one who died for your sins, Jesus Christ.” —Pastor Dennis Rokser
Here is the full sermon if you'd like to watch it...

GETTING THE GOSPEL RIGHT & WRONG
(Pastor Dennis Rokser)

Getting saved is a matter of obeying THE TRUTH of the GOOD NEWS!!! ...
“You can slip off the front pew of this church and go to Hell, because no church can save you.” —Pastor Dennis Rokser

“The issue is not the sin issue, it's the Son issue. What do you think of Jesus Christ and what He did for you?” —Pastor Dennis Rokser

“The issue at salvation isn't repenting of your sins. Now that's not saying that you don't have to know you're a sinner. Otherwise why would you need to be saved? But it's changing your mind about the Savior who died for your sins, so as to trust in His finished work alone.” —Pastor Dennis Rokser
Please notice “the truth” in the following Scripture passages...
Ephesians 4:15, “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:”

1st John 2:4, “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”
1st John 2:21, “I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.”

1st John 3:19, “And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.”

2nd John 1:1-2, “The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth; For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.”

3rd John 1:1-3, “The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.”

THE TRUTH is very important. Right doctrine is THE TRUTH. An accurate free grace Gospel is THE TRUTH. Jesus Christ Himself is THE TRUTH.

“Salvation is a gift, paid for by Christ, offered in Love, received through simple faith. But you know the natural man and our natural tendency, is we think we gotta do something (e.g., 'There's no free lunch!'). And even there are those today who say, that: 'We need to count the cost, in order to be saved.' You know what, I've counted the cost and you know what I've found out? It was paid in full! That's the GOOD NEWS! In fact, you can always tell a true Gospel from a false gospel. It's very simple—The true Gospel always points you to CHRIST; The false gospel always points to YOU.” —Pastor Dennis Rokser
If the Gospel message is corrupted, then it is not longer THE TRUTH, and it cannot save anybody. John 4:24, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” The Word of God is TRUTH (John 17:17). Jesus is TRUTH (John 14:6). God cannot be worshipped in doctrinal error and the flesh. God must be worshipped in spirit because He is a Spirit. Also, God must be worshipped in truth. Therefore, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Roman Catholics and Seventh-Day Adventists (as examples) CANNOT worship God, because they do not have the indwelling Holy Spirit that only a born-again child of God has (1st John 3:24). Neither do any of those counterfeit religions have THE TRUTH. Instead, they corrupt the inspired Word of God and teach doctrines of devils (1st Timothy 4:1-3).

John 8:32, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” The light of THE TRUTH of the Gospel (the GOOD NEWS of the Lord Jesus Christ crucified, buried and bodily risen) is the transforming power of God “TO SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE” (1st Corinthians 1:21b). 1st Corinthians 1:21, “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” Thank you for reading my blog. Jesus is precious!!!

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