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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"3. Many people never heard the gospel." Among them are people who don't want to hear about spiritual matters; they are satisfied with this life. Paul the apostle preached the gospel to the hardened Pharisees and they would not listen. They were not thirsty; they wanted life to remain as is. They heard and did not want to change. So it is with many who are ...


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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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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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I see the main flaw in your reasoning is your assumption that it is obvious that many have not heard the Gospel. Actually, Romans 1:19-20 is clear that God gives witness of the Gospel himself; "beside that which is known about God is evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature have been ...


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Your question belies two very important things about God that obliterates your contentions. God is omniscient and omnipotent. God is omnibenevolent. God who knows all things and has the power to accomplish all things. We as mere humans will never be able to fathom God in his entirety. Therefore your reasoning is basically flawed. Some people ...


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2 Corinthians 2:15-16 - what does this passage mean? 2 Corinthians 2:15-16 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? Paul uses the human faculty of sensation ...


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Assuming that your definition of "Theistic Evolutionist" is one who believes that the Earth is millions rather than thousands of years old, and believe that the forms of living organisms we now see evolved from other life forms under the guidance of a personal God, most Christians falling into that category believe the Gospel message is the same as those ...


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All 3 conclusions are correct. It's not man's place to pick one section of the scripture as truth and discard another. All scripture is divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit and therefore complete and without contradiction. Otherwise anyone's opinion on spiritual matters could be taken at the same level at the scriptures themselves. 1.) God desires all ...


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The Apostle Paul's letter to the Romans answers this question precisely: "For when the nations which have not law practice by nature the things of the law, they are a law unto themselves; who show the work of the law written in their hearts, bearing witness with their conscience, and between one another accusing or defending their reasonings; in a day when ...


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Keep in mind even when Christianity was at it's finest (the time of the apostles) they only accounted "the earth" as the biblical lands known at that time. It didn't account those far, far away such as the Americas and such. Consider: Acts 17:30 30 Such [former] ages of ignorance God, it is true, ignored and allowed to pass unnoticed; but now He ...


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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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