THE CHURCH TODAY HATES PAULS GOSPEL!
Because there is no money to be made with it!
Because it causes people to open their eyes and see who they are in Christ!
Col 2:10 And ye are COMPLETE IN HIM, which is the head of all principality and power:
Once you understand the implications of the grace gospel that the risen and ascended Lord Jesus Christ gave to Paul you will understand that you do not need to be water baptized, confess your sins, go to church and keep the Sabbath, tithe money to corrupt pastors, and follow false doctrines of men.
You will know who you are.
You will know why you are here.
You will know what you should be doing.
You will know where you are going.
You will be FREE!
Ro 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
All "Christian" churches today teach the Acts 2 position, that we, the Gentile Christian church started at Pentecost.
People buy into this insanity because people do not read or study their Bibles. They carry their Bible to church under their arm like a holy relic.
They crack it open to read the one or two verses the pastor is speaking about. Then they zip those fancy bible cases closed, and they do not open them again until next week!
I remember "sleeping" through the Baptist and independent services.
The sound of a hundred Bible covers zipping closed at the same time is what would wake me up and let me know the service was almost over.
Anybody who thinks that Peter, in Acts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, has been preaching the gospel to Gentiles is hallucinating!
In Acts chapter 10, the Lord shows Peter in a dream a big sheet coming down filled with all kinds of things that Peter was not supposed to eat under the law; shrimp, and crawdads, snakes, pork sausage, strange birds.
God tells Peter, kill, and eat.
What does Peter say?
Ac 10:14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.
The Lord had to show Peter this vision three times to drive home a point to pork abstaining Peter that, "What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common."
Then the men came to take Peter and some of the Jewish brethren to Cornelius house.
What did Peter say to Cornelius when he got to his house?
Ac 10:28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.
Then Peter asks Cornelius, what do you want? Why have you sent for me?
Ac 10:29 Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me?
Peter does not understand why he is here!
Peter had no thought of preaching the gospel, that Jesus Christ was the Messiah, the King of the Jews, the son of God, to these Gentiles. He had no idea he needed to preach the resurrection of Christ, or that Christ was coming back soon, and that they needed to repent and be water baptized.
Peter had no clue he was supposed to preach the gospel to these Gentiles.
This is thirteen years AFTER Pentecost in Acts 2!
So what has Peter been doing for the last thirteen years?
Maybe preaching to the Jews only?!
But in verse 33 Cornelius tells Peter, we are all here waiting for you to tell us the things of God that you have been preaching.
So Peter concludes from this:
Ac 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
Ac 10:35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
Ac 10:36 The word which God sent UNTO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)
Peter starts preaching the gospel to them, and before he could even finish, the Holy Ghost comes upon these Gentiles.
Ac 10:45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Peter and his friends were amazed that God had touched dirty Gentiles with His Holy Spirit!
Then Peter water baptized them.
This was all done to show Peter that God was getting ready to do something "new".
God was getting ready to do something with the Gentiles.
Peter would soon find out that Paul was going to be the one to spear head this new ministry to the uncircumcision.
This incident with Cornelius, helped Peter to understand this, and would be the reason that Peter would later validate Paul's ministry with the other elders at the Jerusalem church. (See Acts chapter 15.)
Any of you Baptists, Pentecostals, Independents, whatever your denomination is, if you think that if you were alive back then during Acts 2, 3, or 4, that you could go to Peter and say, "I believe Jesus is God. I want to join your church."
You are dreaming.
Peter, James, and John would not touch you with a ten foot pole.
Peter would no sooner baptize you then he would baptize a dog.
Listen friends, we are NOT the nation of Israel. "Spiritual Israel", or otherwise.
We have no business trying to wiggle our way into God's covenant program with His chosen people Israel.
And this is what the modern church has done. They have taken the message of Jesus Earthly ministry to the nation of Israel through the 12 Apostles, and mixed it with Jesus Heavenly ministry to the world through Paul, to create this perverse religion of "Judeo Christianity".
This is NOT what the Bible teaches. This is the message of the false anti Christ system church.
They talk about Jesus yes. They probably even tell you Jesus died on the cross for your sins.
But they make you to do all kinds of extra things to "help" your salvation.
They make you put your faith into other things besides the blood of Christ. They want you to feel like you need water baptism, you need to tithe money, Sabbath keeping, confession of sins, all kinds of works of the flesh to take the glory away from what Christ did, and put it in what you are doing.
This is NOT the gospel Paul preaches. (Read Paul's letter to the Galatians.)
This message saves NO ONE!
Because it is NOT grace! it is works!
it is the "way of Cain!"
You do not have to feel sad about not being included in Israel's program.
God did not forget about us!
God did something for you and me.
God sent Paul, with a NEW and DIFFERENT message that saves us all today. Jew and Gentile alike. ALL the people of the world.
Christ died on the cross for your sins, then He rose from the dead for your justification. It is that simple!
Ro 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
If you will believe this good news gospel, and TRUST only in Jesus Christ as your Saviour you will escape the coming wrath of God on this world.
TO BE SAVED INSTANTLY:
Without doing, saying, or praying anything, simply TRUST 100% in God the Son, Jesus Christ, as YOUR Saviour, BELIEVING that Christ died for ALL your sins, that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day to justify YOU.
If you have ever once BELIEVED this, then you are SEALED by God's Holy Spirit of promise, saved from Hell, having forgiveness of all your sins, and eternal life in heaven.
Read it for yourself in a King James Bible.
1Cor 15:1-4; Ro 5:8; Ro 8:1; Eph 1:13; Eph 2:8-9; Ro 4:24,25; Col 1:14;
Tit 3:5; Ro 6:23; Tit 3:7; Eph 1:7; Col 2:13 KJV.
People die and go to Hell every day having their sins PAID FOR but no one dies and goes to Hell having their sins FORGIVEN. Forgiveness is not granted until the gift has been accepted.
Trust Jesus Christ as YOUR Saviour!
Do it now!
Then tell someone you care about!
This is the good news gospel that the risen and ascended Lord Jesus Christ gave to Paul.
By Brother Rosario DiPeri