For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Ephesians 2:8

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Sunday, May 5, 2024

The Unity Of The Spirit And The Bond of Peace In The Body Of Christ

Are you disrupting the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace in the body of Christ ?

Ephesians 4:3 KJV Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Yet one need only to look at their social media feed to see that those speaking about Jesus have anything but unity.

If there is any disagreement on any scripture, you will see some posting about Jesus and the bible instantly fly off in a fit of rage condemning others to hell over issues that do not save souls.

I have found the problem is people do not rightly divide the bible (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV) by taking into account who each book was written to and the topic/content at hand.

We can definitely learn about God in every book of the bible, however every book is NOT direct instruction to gentiles. Our direct instruction as gentiles is found from the Apostle Paul whom Jesus sent to gentiles (Acts 26:16-18 KJV) in Romans through Philemon.

Most of churchianity treats the bible like a fortune cookie: they open it to any verse and think it is direct instruction TO THEM. This is why there is not even agreement as to the saving gospel.

I do agree there obviously exists biblically a line in the sand that separates the lost versus the saved.

The message that has the power to save is the gospel.

Romans 1:16 KJV
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

The Lord Jesus Christ Himself personally converted the Apostle Paul and sent him to the gentiles with the gospel that saves the gentiles.

Acts 26:16-18 KJV
But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;  Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,  To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

The Apostle Paul said this is the gospel he taught:

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how 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:

In many places in Paul's epistles he made it clear that this is the only gospel and that SALVATION is by grace through faith and NOT BY ANY WORKS of man.

Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Romans 4:5 KJV
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Galatians 1:8-9 KJV
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.
As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

REMEMBER in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV Paul told us exactly and specifically which gospel he preached

There should be striving for unity in matters of doctrine but be clear you should not be condemning or acting with anything but meekness and kindness when teaching the saved saints who believe/trust the simple gospel that saves :

Believe/Trust in the death burial and resurrection of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for salvation, apart from any works added to be saved. Other topics are important but not a salvation issue.

Those that add works to the gospel are lost and should be preached to as lost.

Those that do not add works to the gospel that saves should be instructed and corrected as a brother / sister in Christ and NOT threatened because they do not agree with you on non-saving doctrines (grace covers this sin also, does it not?).

With that in mind ask yourself: are you endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace ?

Grace and peace ! For more info:

The Simple Gospel That Saves:

To be saved: You not ONLY have to believe that Jesus is God you ALSO have to believe and trust only in Jesus’ death burial and resurrection for salvation, as that is what saves us. Believe and trust the simple gospel that saves - 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV Trust ONLY in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus for your salvation !

After you are saved: Romans 12:2 KJV - To grow in God's grace and learn about your exciting new identity and future then renew your mind daily with sound doctrine, which is the instruction that Jesus gave the Apostle Paul for us Romans through Philemon KJV

Earn rewards in heaven now: by applying sound doctrine (Romans through Philemon KJV) in your life - 1 Corinthians 3:12-15 KJV

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