Puritan Belief

The Puritans are the men of God who started in the 16th century building on the purity of the gospel message that Salvation is by Grace alone.

The Gospel Of SALVATION.

What is the gospel of salvation ?
Most people answer that question by presenting a strategy pertaining to salvation.
They think that 'gospel' means 'SALVATION'.
In fact, 'gospel' means 'good news', it means good news in the subject it concerns.
It is supposed to be good news when the subject concerned is the Kingdom of God.
It is supposed to be good news when the subject concerned is creation.
It is supposed to be good news when the subject concerned is 'SALVATION'.
The gospel of SALVATION is the Lord Jesus Christ portrayed in SALVATION.

The word 'SALVATION' standing by itself is meaningless.
Saved, from WHAT ?
We need to address the specific meaning of salvation.

Now the specific meaning of salvation could be;
SAVED from drowning in the ocean.
SAVED from the hands of terrorists.
SAVED from a broken marriage.
SAVED from a sickness (cancer etc.).
SAVED from being blind.
And also, SAVED from a spiritually dead state unto life, becoming spiritually alive (born again).
The word 'SALVATION' pertains to all the above, plus more.

According to the Scriptures and the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ I preach a gospel-SALVATION which is by WORKS. Yes by WORKS! By us doing something for that salvation, believe in Jesus Christ, have faith in Jesus Christ and by doing what the Lord Jesus has said.
That is a temporal salvation and is NOT eternal.
That salvation is for ALL who are willing to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and seek Him by faith for whatever our need may be.
If we have great faith, great things will happen. If we have little faith, little things will happen. If we have no faith, what do we think will happen?
For everything good, we need to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that is the good news, called the gospel.
Anyone who does not believe will perish, that is called the bad news.
Therefore it is good news for ALL mankind, and especially for everyone who is willing to believe.

Now, according to the Scriptures and the Spirit of the Lord, I preach a gospel-SALVATION which is by GRACE alone! And NOT by works.
That salvation is a FREE GIFT of God lest any man may boast.

For that salvation no man can do anything, because he or she is dead, meaning spiritually DEAD, from the time of Adam, till the new birth (to be born again).
Spiritually dead people can NOT function in the area in which they are dead. For that reason they need someone to give them LIFE in the spirit, and only Jesus Christ can and will give that life to the elect (His children).
Because the new birth salvation is a free gift from the Lord Jesus Christ, therefore there is nothing required from us, NO faith, NO belief, NO trust, NOTHING at all!
It is just as the Lord Jesus has said, “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit”.  
Now, that specific salvation is only for Gods children (the elect), and everyone of Gods children will be born again. Jesus Christ will lose not one, but save them all, and they can NEVER lose that salvation which is eternal life, because it is a FREE GIFT.
Eternal life can not be terminated, because it is ETERNAL.
That is the good news for all of God's children.

Now, did you understand that?
If I have not been clear, please let me hear your concern.
If you have further questions, please drop a comment.
All comments, good or bad, for or against are appreciated.


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The Gospel Of SALVATION.
Posted by Paul G Sunday, September 06, 2015
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