What is the gospel? Hint: It’s not what most Christians think it is

What is the gospel? Hint: It’s not what most Christians think it is January 22, 2020

If you asked preachers and many Christians to name the “main thing” for the church, I bet they’d say it’s the gospel.

But I wonder if they’re really thoughtful about what they believe the gospel signifies.

For example, a lot of churches say the gospel is about accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Acceptance of this message is supposed to be the focus of preaching and teaching in the church

The gospel is the main thing because the goal is getting people to that moment of acceptance. Call it conversion. The gospel in this sense is understood as that which you’re supposed to share with other so that they themselves will make some kind of confession or accept Jesus as Savior.

In this view, the “gospel,” serves a kind of gnostic individualism. It’s very much focused on individual human beings receiving some kind of saving message and accepting it.

It’s also just so about salvation in the hereafter. You’re going to be saved through your reception of this gospel and receive the promise of salvation because you’ve accepted this message about Jesus Christ.

This is the gospel as saving message, focused on gnosis, for the individual believer.

The problem with this view, as I mentioned, is it’s hyper individualism. Perhaps also its anthropocentrism. It’s very much focused just on individual human believers.

It has very little to do with community, church, world, share common life, or God’s creation. It’s about hearing a message, accepting it, and getting saved.

We might also point out this is a hyper-spiritualized understanding of the gospel. It doesn’t “land.”

Without a real sense of what salvation might be, a concrete sense of what salvation looks like, salvation becomes abstract, detached, distant, conceptual. God saves us in Christ, but the message offers very little sense of what we are saved for. It lacks shape.

So what is the gospel, what is this “salvation” toward which the gospel orients us?

Consider a passage from the New Testament that defines the gospel. “In Christ God was reconciling the world to God’s self” (2 Corinthians 5:19).  Let’s say that that’s a good short construction of the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ, that he’s reconciling the world to God.

If that’s your view of what the gospel is, already if you’re open to seeing it, you’ll notice that’s bigger and different from individual salvation. It’s focused on reconciling the world to God. All of creation. One can get an entire eco-theology just from that one sentence in 2 Corinthians.

If you work to overcome the hyper-individualism that typically informs interpretation of this passage, you’ll lean in on noticing it is actually saying that Christ was reconciling the whole world to God. So Christ isn’t just about human or individual salvation. Christ is about the reconciliation of creation with God, the healing of creation.

Such reconciling resoundingly impacts a lot of other things: how we view climate change or ecology; how we think about those things which divide people from each other like national borders and war.

If reconciliation is central to what Jesus is about then it has to do with peace in the world, it has to do with making things right. God’s justice of more equitably distributing food and water and all the things that are emphasized by Jesus in his earthly ministry of healing. Feeding. Clothing. Caring for those who are in prison, all those kinds of things.

Pay attention to the content of the gospel–which is Jesus Christ–and you can see he was focused on saving works now, in the present moment, especially for the poor and oppressed.

This is an understanding of gospel that “lands.” It’s especially for the poor and oppressed. It has a shape, concrete actions and forms. It establishes a new province.

One might call it a kingdom, as Jesus himself does in Scripture. The kingdom of God.

If you to try to separate all of these concretions from the Gospel, the various and specific ways the gospel reconciles, makes for peace, transforms in this life, and say, “Well those are important but they’re not nearly as important as sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ,” then you’ve somehow made the gospel not the gospel.

That’s what’s maybe deeply problematic about much of American Christianity. Today many think there’s this one thing called the gospel. And then there’s all these other things that we think of as political or social or cultural or governmental considerations.

I think a better view is to say that the gospel is good news related to “all the things.” It’s why Jesus talks about becoming kingdom. He mentions government, a “kingdom,” a political structure on purpose as part of his gospel proclamation because the gospel is political, structural, physical, tangible, creative.

In that sense, then the gospel isn’t just an individualized gnostic message that you receive and therefore are saved. What the gospel is is an announcement of God’s active work of salvation in and through the communities that proclaim it. If you reframe it in that way, then what you have to believe, what you have to kind of come to terms with is that the proclamation of the gospel has to be coming out of communities that are working for the kingdom, that are living and embodying the kingdom in various ways.

One last thing: Jesus called himself at times the Son of Man. Another great translation of this is: The Human One. Although it’s important to refocus attention on the impact of the gospel for the whole world, for all of creation, it is also true that the gospel is centered in The Human One, Jesus Christ.

But notice. The embodiment of the gospel is not someone who points beyond the human, to some distant salvation detached from this world. No, the gospel is this human one, standing right in front of us, crucified and risen.

And since he is gathering all the other human ones up into himself, reconciled in the cross, then all the ways we care for other human ones and the creation of which we are a part, all those salves, forms of peace, works of love…

those are the gospel.


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  • Al Cruise

    Thank you for this. The gospel is also writers like yourself who bring forth the truth.

  • Nick Hassan

    Not an intellectual or religious matter.
    The bad news is that since Adam all men are perishing.
    We have a few years to hear the gospel of salvation as preached by the apostles.
    We must respond and be reborn of water and the Spirit to enter the Body of Christ.

    Otherwise we face the mercy judgement of the sheep and the goats where God tries to find another possible reason to rescue us.

  • Nick Hassan

    Since Eden man has been troubled by SIN LIVING WITHIN US.
    Paul was a servant of Jesus Christ but still fought against sin living within him. Rom 6,7
    Jesus condemned SIN IN THE FLESH Rom8.3 but we need the Helper to fight with us for freedom.

  • AntithiChrist

    If only it were possible to come up with a god capable of writing clearly.

    That is, in such a way that 2000 years later, people aren’t still trying to convince each other, often with great conviction, that, “No, this is what it really, actually means!”

    How many thousands of competing interpretations are there now?

    A genuine and loving god, attempting to save mankind from from an eternity of torture as punishment for the fleeting, earthly, temporal crime of not loving the god back, would communicate in sentences that no one could possibly misunderstand, or disagree about.

    Still calling BS on this and the thousands of other “definitive” explanations.

  • Al Cruise

    Is Jesus Still the Savior of the World? Approximately 100 billion people have been born on this world. Only a small fraction, [ maybe 3% ] of those people have even heard the name Jesus, let alone ponder on the salvation message, which in most cases today is dominated by some version of protestant theology. No one [from the Protestant side] has ever successfully addressed the question that arises with this “salvation” which becomes dependent on a timeline of being exposed to the “correct” theology . Which is, does being born in the right place and time in history play a role in determining salvation as it is defined by american conservative protestantism?

  • Nick Hassan

    The god of this world has been very effective in offering confusion.
    But our God always keeps a remnant by His Grace

  • Raymond

    That’s not what the parable of the sheep and goats says. The sheep served the poor sick and widowed, even if they didn’t know they were serving Jesus.

  • Nick Hassan

    Yes mercy receives mercy. You may meet a brother or sister of the Lord in your walk.

  • Al Cruise

    Just like I anticipated. Ignorance is bliss.

  • Nick Hassan

    Soothsayers are very popular.

  • Nick Hassan

    He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you
    But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6.8

  • Al Cruise

    When ignorance is adopted as a personal choice it becomes one of the greatest sins that one can commit.

  • Nick Hassan

    Grace. God has to speak to you through His Word.
    Acts shows His ways.

  • RossM

    You seem to display a deep mis-understanding of the nature of God, as revealed through Jesus. Specifically, the “eternity of torture” is not what Jesus is about. You feel that God has not written clearly because you mis-understand what has been written clearly.

  • Al Cruise

    The author of this blog explains that Grace through His Word with truth, not ignorance.

  • Nixon is Lord

    So most atheists/agnostics agree with you-why, then, bother with religion?

  • Nixon is Lord

    So if we can serve Jesus, even without knowing him, what’s the point with the church/knowing Jesus?

  • Nixon is Lord

    If God created the world, why isn’t it already “reconciled”? Wasn’t he/she/it paying attention during creation?

  • Nick Hassan

    Do not bother with religion.
    God is close to all men.

  • Nick Hassan

    Thy word is truth.

  • Al Cruise

    What’s your education level?

  • Nick Hassan

    Why do you want to know?
    For that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God…Lk 16.15

  • Al Cruise

    Why are you presenting yourself as highly esteemed?

  • Nick Hassan

    Highly esteemed?
    Does scripture offend?

  • Nick Hassan

    For you are all sons of God through faith in Jesus Christ. For all of you who were baptised into Christ have clothed yourself with Christ. Gal.3.26f

    Because you are sons God has sent forth the Spirit of his son into our hearts.. Gal4.6

    My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you..Gal 4.19

    Rebirth of water and the Spirit as shown in Acts.

  • Al Cruise

    The author of this blog clearly shows scripture does not offend. Answer my question above , about your brand of salvation dependent on time and place of birth.

  • Al Cruise

    “Why do you want to know”….. Interesting way of you answering my question, sounds like you have doubts about yourself. Are you home schooled?

  • Nick Hassan

    The message is the issue, not the messenger. The Spirit can speak through scripture.
    But contempt for those apparently less educated is your way?

  • Nick Hassan

    The grace of God is the source of all salvation. Do you fear God?

  • Nick Hassan

    We do know that God wants all to be saved.

    “So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires.
    You will say to me then
    ‘Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?’
    On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God?”Rom 9.18f

    Grace is all.

  • olbab

    I see it as; The world is already reconciled. Jesus’ message (gospel) is that this is true, and that the immediate consequence of this is that we are to care for it.

  • olbab

    Who is to share this message with an unaware world? People who have heard the Good News. Religious, mostly…

  • olbab

    Oh come on! God has “hardened the hearts” of all those people who have not said the Jesus script, or cannot accept the ungodly god of the OT, or have never heard the Gospel, or have been deeply imbued with a religion with a different concept from birth.

  • olbab

    The gathered congregation, if they perceive the Gospel as Clint calls us to do, will naturally want to spread this Gospel, and in doing so often/usually will appear to the world as a church. I am not at all sure one must “know” Jesus…

  • Nick Hassan

    Have you not been invited to the wedding feast?
    Fisherman and carpenters will be there.

  • Nick Hassan

    Said the Jesus script?
    Where is this offered as a way of salvation?

  • Nixon is Lord

    And are you sure these people will ask for tax breaks and housing allowances?

  • Nixon is Lord

    Why run twice as fast to get to the same place?

  • AntithiChrist

    Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ… Ephesians 6:5

    I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet… 1 Timothy 2:12

    There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses… Ezekiel 23:20

    All kinds of crazy, often unfit for children, nonsense in some of these old holy books.

  • eodeo

    The problem with this interpretation is that works hard to remove the core- that the good news is for you specifically, as much as it is for all mankind. The world is fallen through human sin, so to remove that is missed the point. The only way the world becomes better if you personally become better.

    “When a newspaper posed the question, “What’s Wrong with the World?” the Catholic thinker G. K. Chesterton reputedly wrote a brief letter in response: “Dear Sirs: I am. Sincerely Yours, G. K. Chesterton.” That is the attitude of someone who has grasped the message of Jesus.”
    https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/4751227-when-a-newspaper-posed-the-question-what-s-wrong-with-the

    The only way community can better care for those in need is if every person does so willingly with truth and love. Focusing on the communal aspect, reinforces the backwards idea that the problems of the world are someone else. It’s those other bad people that need to change and we need a government that’s going to force them to change. That misses the point of needing to have a transformed heart, the need to be born again.

    The modern world seems obsessed with love, but it really hates the truth. Love alone is not really love if it is not followed by truth. If you know I’m hurting myself with bad behavior, such as an improper diet, for example, it isn’t loving to tell me that I’m fine just the way I am. You’d have to tell me the truth- change your ways or suffer the consequences. If you don’t tell me, you don’t really love me.

    Humans continue to sin in the same way they have from the time of Adam and Eve. They continually try to define what is good and what is bad. They are trying to define reality to suit them, because of the pride that they know better than God what is good and what is bad.

  • Nick Hassan

    He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. Jn.6.56
    Listen to the voice of the Spirit in the man Jesus Christ.
    Feed hungrily on the Word.

  • Al Cruise

    The author of this blog explains the grace of God in this post. Do you agree with him?

  • Nick Hassan

    I am still searching for GRACE in the blog. Perhaps you can help?
    It speaks of SALVATION as ACCEPTING JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOUR.
    I can’t find that taught as a way of salvation in the bible either….?

    Perhaps the bible has been superseded as the foundation by the opinions of men?

  • Nick Hassan

    In Acts we do not see the apostles advising folk to ACCEPT JESUS AS LORD AND SAVIOUR.
    Instead their inspired preaching brings repentance and then they are BAPTISED IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, and hands are laid on to receive the SPIRIT.
    God is consistent so where has this new teaching sprung from?
    Perhaps Col 2.6 has been misapplied. We know from 2 Cor 3 that NOW THE LORD IS THE SPIRIT. So RECEIVING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST is the BAPTISM OF THE SPIRIT. As Paul showed in Gal 4 CHRIST MUST BE FORMED IN US from this rebirth.
    Man has distorted the gospel.

  • AntithiChrist
  • Nick Hassan

    ‘He is Lord of all’
    No use inviting Jesus Christ to be your Lord. He is anyway.

    But these structures men built on their own ideas are not related to the Body of Christ.
    ‘Come out of her my people lest you suffer for her sins.’

  • Al Cruise

    ” hands are laid on to receive the SPIRIT. ” A belief practice that history shows, results overwhelmingly in the opposite of Godly repentance. That belief system has brought forth an inordinate amount of self pride , arrogance and hedonism. True grace can be found in the authors article, however it cannot be seen if one has scales on their eyes.

  • Nick Hassan

    Do you deny the evidence in the book of Acts?

  • Nick Hassan

    So the word GRACE does not appear in the article but you can see it?

  • Al Cruise

    Yes.

  • Al Cruise

    Let me say it again. The practice which you refer to of ” hands are laid on to receive the SPIRIT ” has brought forth an inordinate amount of self pride , arrogance and hedonism. By their fruits you will know them. What the author writes about does not bring forth sin. It produces Godly fruit that leads to the Kingdom of God.

  • Nick Hassan

    But you cannot see the truth written in the inspired scriptures?

  • Nick Hassan

    What do you expect when those who do not have the Spirit lay on hands ?
    Philip did not lay on hands but it was left to others to do so later.
    The PROMISE of the Spirit is for all generations as Acts 2.39 shows and Lk 11.13 shows it does not require men. It is not an excuse to deny scripture because we do not yet see the fruit but to believe the scriptures and obey them first and await the response from the Father.

  • Al Cruise

    Grace and the Spirit of God lead to the gospel which the author in this article writes about, which is the Kingdom of God. The response from the Father has already been given.

  • Nick Hassan

    So you say.
    Any scriptural witnesses?

  • Al Cruise

    Test the Spirits, by their fruits you will know them. I work in street ministry and what the authors writes about produces Godly fruit. Let me remind you again, the practice of ” hands are laid on to receive the SPIRIT ” has brought forth an inordinate amount of self pride , arrogance and hedonism. Of course you will have a pat answer ready to defend yourself, I expect it.

  • Nick Hassan

    You offer personal experience as equivalent to scriptural revelation.
    Whom do you serve?

  • Nick Hassan

    No point is talking about the Kingdom of God without first entering.

    Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and everything else will be added to you.
    No need to defend what is written.

  • Nick Hassan

    This is a humanist gospel that ignores the need to be reborn from above and the service to God in Christ, instead substituting the service of man and creation.

    Seek ye first the kingdom of God.

  • Al Cruise

    ” hands are laid on to receive the SPIRIT ” History has proven this practice has led to pride , arrogance , greed, and hedonism.

  • Al Cruise

    By their fruits you will know them. A bad tree cannot produce good fruit. ” hands are laid on to receive the SPIRIT ” has produced much bad fruit.

  • Nick Hassan

    You block your ears and chant your mantras while refusing to respect the evidence from the book of Acts about the laying on of hands.

    Therefore leaving the ELEMENTARY teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a FOUNDATION of
    REPENTANCE FROM DEAD WORKS AND FAITH TOWARDS GOD,
    OF INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT WASHINGS AND
    LAYING ON OF HANDS,
    and the resurrection of the dead
    And eternal judgement.. Heb 6.1f

    The are the FOUNDATIONAL TEACHINGS about joining the Body of Christ.
    They should not be ignored in favour of a humanist gospel.

  • Al Cruise

    You are a fundamentalist . A baby on milk. There are many like you, end timers, left be-hinders, red moon watchers , and snake dancers. It’s time or you to grow up and start living the gospel and leave childish beliefs that lead you into sin behind. Do it for the sake of your soul.

  • Nick Hassan

    Do not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thereby share responsibility for the sins of others: 1 Tim 5.22

    We also know of the example of Simon Magus in Acts 8 who sought the blessing for personal gain.

    But the laying on of hands to receive the Spirit is valid scriptural practice even if you have seen abuses.

  • Nick Hassan

    So you would judge the scriptures and set one verse against another in defence of your dogmas? Hmm

  • Nick Hassan

    Really? You would dare to judge me after denying scripture?

  • Nick Hassan

    I never knew you. Depart from me you who practice lawlessness.
    Mt 7.21
    First of all we must join the Body of Christ and do the works he assigns to us. The rest is uselessness.

  • Nick Hassan

    When we become mature do we not need to rely on scripture?
    2 Jn.9

  • Al Cruise

    When we become mature we live the gospel out daily as the author describes. It’s time for you to start.

  • Nick Hassan

    We first need to KNOWN BY Jesus Christ .
    Humanism seems a valid option but it is vanity.

  • Nick Hassan

    I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. Jn 15.5
    So nobody can be one with the vine unless they obey the command to be reborn of water and the Spirit. The sons of God are not saved by works. Works are the fruit of unity with him and his Father.

  • Raymond

    But the sheep say that they did not know Jesus was in the poor, sick, widowed or imprisoned. They did not know Jesus and did not expect mercy, except perhaps from other people

  • Nick Hassan

    Indeed. The children of God are scattered among the lost. Love mercy lest you miss one.

  • Al Cruise

    As you are a baby on milk that is an expected response. Living the gospel is not works, it’s the Kingdom of God.

  • Nick Hassan

    So scripture does not speak to you but you can pass judgement on others?

  • Nick Hassan

    Your contempt for others suggests you esteem yourself rather too highly.

  • Al Cruise

    Your comments are going to be a very good case study in religious fundamentalism.

  • Al Cruise

    You commented first on the authors article to condemn it and pass judgement on it.

  • Nick Hassan

    Pleased to be of service.
    Check your own foundation before casting scorn.

  • Nick Hassan

    Indeed we test all things.
    Humanist teachings are fair game.

  • Al Cruise

    No scorn on my end. My street ministry group will be praying for you tonight.

  • Nick Hassan

    You call others FUNDAMENTALISTS but is your own foundation the ROCK.

  • Nick Hassan

    Good stuff. Spare some for yourself.
    The foundation looks dodgy.

  • Nick Hassan

    Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’and do not do what I say? Lk 6.46
    ‘Truly , truly I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God.’Jn3.3
    ‘ But the one who has heard and not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation..’

  • Al Cruise

    We will be praying for you.

  • Nick Hassan

    You are in my prayers.

  • Nick Hassan

    So the foundation rock is the teachings of scripture and the cornerstone is Jesus Christ. Along with the apostles and prophets we are meant to grow into a temple in the Lord. Eph 2.19f
    But you reject some of the scriptures and are doubtful about the need for spiritual rebirth.
    What gives?

  • Nick Hassan

    Yes the social gospel is another diversion.
    Folks yet to be joined with Christ imagining they are serving him.
    But his work is spiritual and sent out empowered by him do his appointed roles in the Body
    ‘And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation is f tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.’ 1 Cor 12.5
    You need to be joined to the Body and empowered by the Spirit to serve.

  • Nick Hassan

    So a fundamentalist to you is an ignorant and immature person yet to go beyond what is written to form his own new doctrines?

  • Nick Hassan

    So the authors of such fanciful new gospels cannot be familiar with Galatians 1.

  • Nick Hassan

    So fundamentalists fear God and are very careful to stay within what He has taught us through the prophets and apostles?

  • Nick Hassan

    Certainly other false gospels have been preached over the years that have no scriptural support,

    INVITE JESUS INTO YOUR HEART
    GIVE YOUR LIFE TO JESUS
    ASK JESUS TO BE YOUR LORD AND SAVIOUR.

    Somehow what was shown in Acts has become unfashionable.

  • Nick Hassan

    You seem to suggest that the more educated you are the more likely you are to wander off the path of revealed truth. Is this correct?

  • Nick Hassan

    Are you saying that scripture can produce BAD FRUIT?
    Surely not.

  • Nick Hassan

    AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANTISM is the work Of men and like all human endeavours is irrelevant as far as the BODY OF CHRIST is concerned.
    FOCUS

  • Nick Hassan

    The cart leading the horse in pursuit of the service of man.
    Seek ye first the kingdom of God and everything else will be added to you

  • Nick Hassan

    Therefore putting aside all malice and hypocrisy and envy and all slander , like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, so that by it you may grow in respect of salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. 1 Peter 2.1
    Back to the beginning.

  • Nick Hassan

    Luke 11.11 tells us that men are not essential ii the baptism of the Spirit and Acts 10 demonstrates this fact. The Father is Sovereign.
    God gives good things to His obedient children.

  • Nick Hassan

    Slow to listen but quick to judge you do need to learn that agreement with you is not grasping the truth.

  • Nick Hassan

    CORRECT THEOLOGY.?
    Rubbish. The seed is sown in hearts and flourishes in good soil.

  • Nick Hassan

    The gospel is not about carnal men ministering to other, Such is vanity unless you are first joined in the Spirit with the Father and the Son.

  • Nick Hassan

    ‘Without me you can do nothing’
    Seek ye first the kingdom.

  • Nick Hassan

    So believing what is written is childishness and leads us into sin?
    Wake up dude and listen to yourself.

  • Nick Hassan

    And because you have no foundation you did not recognise the false gospel the merchant was selling you.

  • Nick Hassan

    Who is the THEM Jesus speaks of?
    Do you have the right to adapt his words to include practices?

  • Nick Hassan

    Yes folks are still travelling over land and sea to make proselytes and leaving them in a worse state. Best be first established in the Lord.
    Check the foundations.

  • Nick Hassan

    Do you really not believe in our Sovereign God?
    Do you not realise His influence is over all life?
    Is it all just an intellectual exercise for you?

    Wake up and believe, and fear God.

  • Nick Hassan

    Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.Matt5.7
    God knows us by the human spirit He has loaned to us.-prov 20.27
    He knows His children and watches how men treat them.
    It is all recorded.

  • Nick Hassan

    Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you, whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time. acts 3.19f
    Compare 1 Peter.3.21

    Man has to come into right relationship with the Father, and then the Spirit of Christ can be sent to us to join us to the Body. God is close to all men, as Spirit, but Jesus is in heaven and only the baptism of the Spirit can join us with him.

  • Nick Hassan

    For the ground that drinks the rain which often falls on it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God; but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned. Heb 6.7-8
    Seek the good seed.

  • Nick Hassan

    The author has denied the need for cleansing and filling of the human vessels for the service of God’s kingdom instead offering a humanistic gospel. It is the fruit of dead religion.

  • Nick Hassan

    To choose to believe what is written is not sin.
    Rather it is safety.
    2 Jn.9

  • Nick Hassan

    Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was bestowed through the laying on of the apostles’ hands he offered them money,..
    Acts 8.18

  • Nick Hassan

    In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us, This hope we have as an anchor for the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us , having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. Heb 6.17
    Are you anchored or still adrift on the sea of public opinion?

  • Nick Hassan

    For by one Spirit we were all baptised into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. 1Cor 12.13
    But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ he does not belong to him.
    Rom 8.9
    It is essential to receive the Spirit.
    Seek first the Kingdom.

  • Nick Hassan

    What can you offer in your street ministry?.?

  • Nick Hassan

    JESUS CHRIST THE NAZARENE.
    ‘And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we can be saved’ Acts 4.12
    He is the WAY. God gives the opportunities to those He has called and chosen.

  • Nick Hassan

    In your STREET MINISTRY what do have to you offer??

  • Nick Hassan

    Hi Al,
    In your STREET MINISTRY do you tell people they have hidden SIN ISSUES and recommend courses for them?
    Sort of a JUDGEMENT MINISTRY?