Paul's Passing Thoughts

Eight Reasons Why Christians No Longer Need the Same Gospel That Saved Them

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on April 25, 2023

1. When we are saved, we are washed and do not need another washing: John 13:9-11.

2. When we drink of the gospel, we never thirst again: John 4:13,14.

3. When we eat of the bread of life, we never hunger again: John 6:35.

4. When we are saved, we receive all of the fullness of God: Ephesians 1:19, 20.

5. We are called to move forward from repentance of dead works and on to maturity: Hebrews 6:1, 2.

6. Reconciliation only occurs once: 2 Corinthians 5:18-21.

7. The gospel is a foundation that we build on—you don’t continue to build the foundation: 1Corinthians 3:10-15, Romans 15:20.

8. Peter said he wanted to spend his last days reminding believers to add certain things to their faith. If PTGTY (preaching the gospel to yourself) is the paramount vessel for sanctification, why would that not be his emphasis in the time he had left? 2Peter 1:5-17.

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  1. steven reacher said, on April 25, 2023 at 11:29 AM

    When they read the Pauline epistles with all the long explanations of justification by faith not works they think Paul is re-preaching the same gospel that saved these people to these people, rather than realizing he is only explaining why they don’t have to get circumcised and keep the ritual law. Therefore any reading of Paul that doesn’t understand he is only explaining why we don’t have to keep the ritual law, will end up back in the theory of having to re-preach the gospel that saved you to yourself daily. Because if faith has to be alone and devoid of works to justify at the beginning, then you have to keep preaching to yourself how devoid of works it must be so you can remain devoid of them. Cornelius was not devoid of works, and the angel told him that God made sure he heard the gospel because of his works (“your prayer and almsgiving has come up for a remembrance”). So then it is noy even that justification by faith apart from “works” is apart from all works but rather is apart from circumcision and the ritual law. It clearly has the works of prayer and seeking God involved in it. When Abraham was justified by faith apart from “works” did he pray? Yes. Then was it indeed by faith AND works combined, but not “works” as in circumcision. Those who cannot understand or articulate this point will be stucking re-preaching the false gospel to themselves daily.


  2. aPerson said, on April 29, 2023 at 3:29 PM

    You will hear them bang on when they cover Romans 1. “See Paul said he came to preach the Gospel among them”. It is really making a lot of doctrine from a verse or two, making something of a passing comment on the part of Paul.
    Like Paul D says here, I have often been struck by how Peter says, “add to your faith”, and in Hebrews “to move on” and emphasises practical Christian living. The Calvinist scheme prides itself on “deep theology” as set against “superficial preaching” but listen to how they handle any say Gospel story passage, and it is the same message over and over and over again: “are you trusting in Christ or your own ability. The application is always the same over and over again.


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