Wednesday, September 7, 2016


 By Joel Finck

Scripture Reading: John 20:31, I Corinthians 15: 1-4

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be  saved" (Acts 16:31). Beautiful words, are they not, but the real  question is what is it about Christ that must be believed? The  answer is different under the kingdom program than it is  under grace.

Under the kingdom (or prophetic) program, men are  instructed, "But as many as received him, to them gave he  power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on  his name" (John 1:12). What does it mean to believe on His  name? John explains later in the book: "But these are  written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son  of God; and that believing ye might have life through his  name" (John 20:31). Under the kingdom gospel, the key to  life was acknowledging, by faith, that Jesus was indeed the  Messiah.

Under the grace (or mystery) program, it is still  important to acknowledge and exalt the name of our Lord  Jesus Christ (See 1 Corinthians 1:2-10.); but for salvation, the  emphasis of the gospel is on the further truth of the work of  the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul informs the Corinthians that "the  gospel which 1 preached unto you" (I Cor. 15:1) is the truth  "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And  that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day  according to the scriptures" (I Corinthians 15:3, 4). This must  be the object and focus of our faith in order to be saved.

It is of utmost importance that our witnessing and gospel  presentations state the truth of Christ's death, burial and  resurrection on our behalf and for our sin. This is what it  means to "believe on the Lord Jesus Christ" in this  dispensation of Grace.

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How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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