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There are a number of passages that suggest that Paul preached the same message as the first eleven apostles. Paul says so: I went up because of a revelation and set before [the Jerusalem church] (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had not run ...


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There are plenty examples: Paul: For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (Rom 13,9) Jesus: Thou shalt love the Lord ...


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First, the Bible is the entire collection of Jewish scripture (known by Christians as the "Old Testament") and Christian scripture (which also includes the "New Testament") as recognized by modern Christian groups. Most Christian groups recognize 66 "books" (or individual pieces of literature) as their Bible. Some Christian groups add additional "books". ...


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The word "gospel" is the Old English word for "good news" or "glad tidings" and has several different uses. It comes from the Greek word εὐαγγέλιον, euangelion (eu- "good", -angelion "message"). As an adjective, it is used in gospel choir or gospel music, perhaps to refer to the African American spiritual Christian hymn. As a noun, it is used in the phrase ...


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From an Evangelical perspective, "The Gospel" means "The Good News". The news, specifically that even though we are sinners, hopelessly separated from God, unable to save ourselves, Christ dies for us, to pay the penalty for our sins. It is the good news that is revealed to us in the Bible. The Bible is the collection of 66 books (Genesis-Revelations), ...


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The word gospel was actually in use prior to the birth of Jesus, and that context is crucial to understanding its meaning. The word gospel /euaggelion/ does literally mean "good news". It was employed by the Romans in the proclamation that Caesar was Lord. The fact that Caesar was "Lord" or emperor was asserted to be good news in that there would be no ...


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No. The word translated 'nations' is ἔθνος (ethnos), from which we derive the word 'ethnic'. It is talking about ethnic communities, which we might call people groups today, not political states. The Joshua Project estimates that there are 16,825 people groups in the word. Of those, 7,287 are unreached, by which they mean "less than 2% Evangelical ...


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I believe this was fulfilled. In Col. 1:23, the apostle Paul wrote, If you remain in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached among every creature which is under heaven, of which, I Paul, was made a minister εἴγε ἐπιμένετε τῇ πίστει τεθεμελιωμένοι καὶ ἑδραῖοι καὶ μὴ ...


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The term is not one that has an official definition across the board. However, there are two meanings that are generally implied by the phrase. One is a bit.. inflammatory, even if it's not really "meant to be taken that way". It is tied up with the idea (common to most Christians) that some Churches are preaching a false "gospel". (I say it's common to ...


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The Immaculate Conception refers to the conception of Mary herself. When Mary's parents conceived Mary, they would have had original sin of their own to pass on to Mary. This doctrine primarily adheres to Roman Catholics. In a nutshell, Original Sin says that human beings are sinners from the moment they are born. If you have original Sin, you're aren't ...


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No, God did not have sex with Mary. God reveals to us that He is spirit--not flesh. Sexual intercourse involves two physical bodies, and God the Father has never had a physical body--or anything physically necessary for procreation. Therefore, it was impossible for Him to have sexual intercourse with Mary. Furthermore, God reveals the Jesus was not ...


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A church sermon can include many topics: history, language, society, morals, ethics, relationships, psychology, and more. None of these things are wrong in and of themselves, and yet if a sermon consists only of these things, that sermon is deficient. A gospel-preaching church will aim to always make the core of their sermons be the Christian gospel, out of ...


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Perhaps I am reading these scriptures wrong, but I draw a different conclusion from these: 1st Peter 1:3 through 12 KJV 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, ...


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Colossians 1:6 (GOD'S WORD® Translation) This Good News is present with you now. It is producing results and spreading all over the world as it did among you from the first day you heard it. Colossians 1:23 (New Living Translation) The Good News has been preached all over the world


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Before even trying to unravel the mystery behind Jesus statement in Mark 13:10 we need to first determine just what and who Jesus meant. The two key words here are published and nations. King James translation Mark 13:10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations. Greek Orthodox 10 καὶ εἰς πάντα τὰ ἔθνη δεῖ πρῶτον ι ...


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This isn't opinion based, and is a question which can be answered according to biblical standard. There might be about 41,000 Christian denominations, many of which preach different versions of Christ. So that would mean there are 41,000 different Christ's. We know this, because Christ promised to be one flock, one shepherd (John 10:16). So there are ...


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My answer has a purely anecdotal basis. Being a "boomer," I am more than a little familiar with the tension which existed in my formative years--the 50s and 60s--between two distinct flavors of ethos within the nationwide Christian church in America. On the one hand, there were the "social gospelers." These were self-confessed Christians of various ...


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As I'm sure you know, if you continue to read on, you will eventually come to Romans 2:12, which reads: (KJV) For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; and Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Assuming that this is true, ...


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The problem was never Paul preaching a different Gospel that Jesus, It is in the interpretation of Paul’s words. Jesus mostly spoke for the average person to understand his words and to set straight the religious leaders of the day. Paul was writing his letters from a very highly educated point of view to people who mostly were not used to a monotheistic way ...



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