The Simple Gospel

1 Timothy 1:5-7
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; 7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

The gospel is so simple that the devil wants to and has complicated it. From the introduction of strange names of demons into the church; to the farrago of doctrines that make us feel devilish every time we fail to live by them; to teachings that are so confusing that, even the preachers, as Paul said, don\’t understand what they themselves preach. Paul also stated in Colossians 2:18-23 that, many things that were and are being introduced into the body of Christ, do nothing to stop us from indulging in the flesh.

So what is the gospel all about?

The gospel is a revelation of the person who would enable us to do the things that only God can do: Jesus Christ.

In Galatians 5:14, we are told that, \”For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.\”

When the inspiration to preach, heal or minister to anyone isn\’t grounded in charity, it would be corrupted as we are told 1 Timothy 1:5-7. The gospel is all about love; it\’s all about God. It\’s the gospel of Jesus Christ.

This gospel is not just about words; it also needs to be experienced. That\’s why one of the best sermons is loving the most hate-filled and hurt people unconditionally; they can only love us back when Jesus works in them to bear good fruit.


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