What Is The Gospel?

The Gospel is the Remission of Sins Through the Shed Blood of Jesus Christ

It is commonly brought to my attention that I must be in some type of lost sinful state because I repudiate the false teachings of the Shepherd’s Chapel. People question my motives. People criticize me harshly – they condemn, they laugh, they mock, deride, they go on every manner of inimical scriptural tirade… but you know what I say?

TO GOD BE THE GLORY! It doesn’t matter what anyone says. The chief purpose of this blog is to not only give a testimony of what the Lord Jesus Christ has delivered me from but to also exalt the pure gospel and His word.

We also expose Satan’s deceptions and obliterate his lies but I will try to take it easy on Shepherd’s Chapel in this article…

So I want to make it really clear and in doing so maybe I can help some understand: I not only understand what the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is, I accept it by faith. I cherish it, the gospel is the power of God unto salvation.

So what is the gospel? The picture up front says it all, but I want to add my take on it. The word “gospel” means “good news”… but what is the “good news”?

Simply put, and I learned this from R.C. Sproul whom I’d like to give a lot of credit… he is very special to me. The Lord used him to get the truth across to me at a dark time in my life that led to my ultimate conversion to faith. The good news is the REMISSION OF SINS. Remission means to “send away”. The penalty of your sin is sent away through Jesus Christ’s sacrifice.

Or a better way… the gospel is the remission of sins through the shedding of Christ’s blood. God’s perfect justice demanded that sins against a holy God be repaid. The penalty for violating God’s Holy Law is eternal death. Every human because of sin, is under a spiritual death sentence.

THAT IS THE BAD NEWS. We have incurred a debt through our wickedness that we can never discharge before God of our own volition. Many imagine that they can somehow merit God’s mercy through a feat of human performance – sound like the Chapel’s teachings on pre-existence and election?

That is why hell is place of eternal, conscious punishment – we radically violated God’s law, have incurred an infinite debt to an infinite God and then rejected God’s infinite love in sending Jesus Christ to reconcile you. That is double death for sure, do that and you will suffer for eternity, that’s a promise!

Very bad news indeed. You and I are lawbreakers, cosmic criminals in the court of God’s law and we deserve God’s every ounce of God’s wrath – we really need to grasp that. We need to know that before the Good News will be of any value to us… we must be brought to the point of despair about our own goodness before we will truly accept Christ’s righteousness.

Many Chapel devotees see themselves as good enough because of some mythical age where they proved their loyalty to God – I know the lies, Jesus Christ once saved me from them.

They claim to have received their “justification” in a world that was because of their performance before God in the rebellion and then go around spreading this accursed idolatry. God have mercy! Many play around with false religion and denigrate the importance of gospel in favor of some lies man created but the day of God’s wrath is coming for them if they don’t repent…

Let’s look at how the Apostle Paul defines the gospel:

But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.” – Romans 3:21-26

Friends, salvation (being saved from eternal death) is received by faith alone, in Jesus Christ ALONE. Or as Martin Luther would say, SOLA FIDE! Do You Believe That? I do. You better.

Sola Fide was the battle cry of the Reformation and it should be our battle cry in the revolt and overthrow of sinful, man centered, false religion like the Chapel which promotes a fetid gospel of works at it’s core.

Satan’s empire is going to be routed through the gospel of Jesus Christ! The dead works of man’s religion are going to sustain a terrible amount of collateral damage through witnesses telling the truth – and Christ will be honored. The fire of Judgment Day is swiftly coming to test their work, it will be consumed like stubble.

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Author: Timothy Campbell

Independent researcher exposing Joel's Army / Latter-Rain Movement, Christian evangelist and helping to expose the plot of the ages - the church will be here during the great tribulation (or Golden Age of Gaia) and will have resist the beast and his mark...

2 thoughts on “What Is The Gospel?”

  1. The Shepherds Chapel reaches thousands of people and brings people to God. I think your website creates strife and division. MOST of what Mr. Murray teaches can be understood in the manuscripts. Yes, MANUSCRIPTS!

    You cannot understand my frustration with Christians like you because you imply you have great insight and wisdom but upon thorough examination you have no credible knowledge. You make errors and do not even acknowledge them.

    Yes, some have been called unto God to be a light upon the hill top. In my opinion, this website is not one of them. Sorry, the truth has been told and it is not what you want to hear. Again, please learn Hebrew and Greek before pretending to know it. Sad, simply sad. I will add you to my pray list.

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    1. Thanks for your prayers, I always listen to what you have to say and factor that into my efforts with the site — maybe change the delivery some? But there are some huge issues with bad teaching in the Chapel, and I’m not talking about peccadilloes and I am so certain of it that it makes no difference on way or another sometimes how I communicate it. I am more concerned about those doctrines than whether or not Murray was this kind of person or that kind of person – I have said before many times, Murray might have found a place of mercy, but it would have been in spite of what he taught and because of God’s grace. I certainly do hope the Lord saved him, I would never want someone to be condemned for all eternity. Go back and read my gospel article which I updated (second from the top) and comment and I will lift your moderation. I will also try to put something apologetic and in defense of Murray out here shortly, but it will be within the bounds of what I have already said.

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