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Jesus Came to Save the World


John 12:44-50.


“Jesus cried and said, He that believes on me, believes not on me, but on him that sent me. 

John 12:45  And he that sees me sees him that sent me. 

John 12:46  I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believes on me should not abide in darkness. 

John 12:47  And if any man hears MY WORDS, and believe NOT, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 

John12:48  He that REJECTS me, and receives NOT MY WORDS, has ONE that JUDGES him: the WORD that I have spoken, the SAME shall judge him in the last day

John 12:49  For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak

John 12:50  And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak”.



So then, we all will be JUDGED BY the words that Jesus himself taught his disciples under the NEW COVENANT written in the NEW TESTAMENT of the Holy Bible.

In other words, if we are following and obeying ONLY what Jesus himself taught his disciples under the New Covenant written in the New Testament of the Holy Bible then we WILL be saved and we will receive LIFE EVERLASTING of eternal life in the world to come.

And that means that IF your church denomination is NOT teaching the SAME Gospel that Jesus taught his disciples under the New Covenant written in the New Testament. And YOU are following and OBEYING ANOTHER gospel that the disciples of Jesus did NOT teach then you shall be ACCURSED just like the Apostle Paul says in Galatians 1:6-10.



No Other Gospel


Galatians 1:6-10.  


“I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto ANOTHER gospel

Galatians 1:7  Which is not another; but there be some that TROUBLE you, and would PERVERT the gospel of Christ

Galatians 1:8  But though WE, or an ANGEL from heaven, preach ANY OTHER GOSPEL unto you than that which WE have preached unto you, let him be accursed

Galatians 1:9  As we said before, so say I now again, If ANY MAN preaches ANY OTHER GOSPEL unto you than that you have received, let him be accursed.”

Galatians 1:10  For do I now persuade men or God? or do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I should NOT be the servant of Christ.” 



And that means if ANY church denomination is teaching ANY OTHER GOSPEL than what the very Apostles of Jesus taught under the New Covenant written down for us to read and study ourselves in the New Testament of the Holy Bible will be ACCURSED. The Greek word translated as accused also means excommunicated. And that means that if YOUR church denomination is teaching a DIFFERENT gospel then you are to excommunicate yourself from the PERVERTED gospel of that church denomination. And, consequently, that means that eventually, you must decide whether to continue to follow and obey a perverted gospel or to reject that perverted gospel to embrace the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ.

And to believe ONLY the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ means to believe and trust ONLY the gospel of the NEW COVENANT written in the New Testament of the Holy Bible.

The Old Covenant written in the Old Testament was a covenant of WORKS referring to CEREMONIAL laws contained in mandatory required ORDINANCES.

The New Covenant is by GRACE through FAITH and NO ceremonial WORKS.


Ephesians 2:8-10.


“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God

Ephesians 2:9  NOT of  WORKS, lest any man should boast

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, CREATED IN Christ Jesus UNTO good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.”



So that means that we must be saved FIRST before good works of righteousness amount to a hill of beans so to speak. For you see, any and all good works that are done by men BEFORE we are saved is nothing but filthy rags in the eyes of God when those good works are being done in a person’s OWN righteousness.


Romans Road To Salvation


Romans 3:9,10 and Isaiah 64:6. None righteous / our own righteousness is as filthy rags.

Romans 3:23 All have sinned.

Romans 11:32 and Galatians 3:22. God has concluded all under sin.

Romans 10:8-17. Faith comes by hearing. But what if you are hearing a FALSE gospel? Faith still came but that faith is useless and void in the eyes of God because that faith is NOT in the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Acts 2:22-42. True Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Deuteronomy 12:32  What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: you shall not add thereto, nor diminish from it


So what things have the Catholic Church ADDED to the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ to PERVERT the true gospel to CHANGE it to ANOTHER gospel.


It has ADDED Romand Catholic Church TRADITION.

Praying to the dead.

Purgatory.

Eternal soul doctrine.

Eternal suffering in hell for the wicked.

Praying to the saints in heaven.

Praying to the Virgin Mary.

Exalting the Virgin Mary.

Building shrines.

Praying the Rosery.

Holy Days of OBLIGATION.

Sin to miss Mass on Sunday.

Offering the sacrifice of Mass.

Confessing sin to a priest.

The priesthood.

The doctrine of TRANSUBSTANTIATION.

The doctrine of original sin.

Infant baptism.

Church government having a Pope.

Forbidding to eat meat on Friday.

Celibacy of the clergy.

Immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary.

The assumption of the Virgin Mary.

That Mary remained a virgin after Jesus was born.

And all other ceremonial works such as making the sign of the cross, genuflecting on one knee, and other ceremonial rituals like the lighting of candles.


The ONLY REQUIRED WORKS after we are ALREADY SAVED


The ONLY works that are required to receive eternal life, AFTER a person is saved by GRACE through FAITH and NOT by WORKS, is the ONE work of REMAINING PERFECT in the eyes of Almighty God and his Son Jesus.

We are made PERFECT when we first BELIEVE in Jesus as the atonement for all our sins.

And there are only two ways to remain perfect.

Never sin again.

Or IF we sin we must repent and CONFESS our sin directly to our heavenly Father in the name of Jesus.

We believe in the power of God to help us overcome sin and if we sin we confess of sin and start again. There is NO VACATION from fighting the good fight of FAITH. We must endure unto the END to be saved and receive eternal life in the world to come.

And that is the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ. To ADD anything else is a FALSE gospel. We will be JUDGED by the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ. So do not FEAR those who CLAIM that they alone are the ONE and ONLY TRUE church. There are true born-again believer in every church denomination. And eventually, they come OUT of those church denominations that teach ERROR to pervert the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Brother Mark at AMatterOfTruth.com