Tuesday, October 25, 2016


By Joel Finck

Scripture.Readinq: Galatians 2:7

Many speak of "preaching the gospel," but all too few  spend much time identifying which gospel they have in mind.  The reason for this is because a lot offolks believe there is only  one gospel in the Bible. But in today's text, Paul identifies two  gospels: "the gospel of the uncircumcision" and "the gospel of  the circumcision" (Galatians 27).

The gospel of the circumcision was God's good news for  His covenant people, Israel. The most common name for this  gospel is "the gospel of the kingdom," and it is the message  Christ preached while He was on earth (Matthew 4:23). It is  known as the gospel of the kingdom because it offered Israel  the prophesied kingdom of God upon the earth if only they  would repent. Of course, Israel as a whole did not repent in  the time of Christ and the apostles, therefore the offer of this  kingdom is presently being postponed until this dispensation  of grace is finished.

The gospel of the uncircumcision is God's good news for  this dispensation. It is also known as "the gospel of the grace  of God" (Acts 20:24) and was committed unto the apostle  Paul. The reason it is designated the gospel of the  uncircumcision is it offers salvation by grace through faith  without any religious ceremonies. The gospel of the kingdom  required law-keeping (Matthew 19:17), repentance and  baptism (Acts 2:38), but the gospel of grace requires only faith  (Ephesians 2:8, 9).

The gospel of the grace of God is summarized in "I·  Corinthians 15:1-4. We must believe that "Christ died for our  sins ... that He was buried, and that He rose again the third  day."


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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