Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):
Believing in the Right God and the Right Gospel
The fatal splitting into two Gospels is a colossal mistake. It has been accepted mindlessly by masses of churchgoers. The fact is that Paul preached the same Gospel of the Kingdom as the Messiah, and the Gospel of the grace of YEHOVAH God is exactly the same as the preaching of the Kingdom (Acts 20:24-25).
by Anthony Buzzard
For the open minded there is nothing to argue about! Put yourself to the test with the easy words of the Messiah.
In John 17:3 the Messiah declared in very simple, clear words the basis of true religion. He defined God as "the Father, who is the ONLY ONE who is true God." There is nothing to argue about in this proposition. If the Father is the only one who is genuinely God, then anyone with a modicum of understanding will conclude immediately that no one else can be the one true God. That also excludes the Messiah, who is someone else than God his Father. John 17:3 demonstrates that the Messiah cannot be God. Only the Father, the Father alone, is the true God.
The Messiah makes belief in the unitary monotheistic God (Mark 12:29), who is also the God of the Messiah, and of the universe, a basic requirement for gaining the life eternal of the age to come (Daniel 12:2), that is, immortality in the coming Kingdom of YEHOVAH God here on this earth (Daniel 12:3), to be established at the future coming of YEHOVAH God and the Messiah.
If you are serious about living forever and never dying (what will you be doing 20 trillion years from now?!), you will want to, indeed you will need to embrace the teachings of the Messiah wholeheartedly. Salvation is given only to those of Israel who have a passion for Truth and who obey the Messiah (see 2 Thessalonians 2:10; Hebrews 5:9). For confirmation you can read in 1 Timothy 6:16 that the Father is "the only one who has immortality in Himself." You can have it too, but not by believing in the wrong God. And not by failing to believe and obey the Gospel teachings of the Messiah (Hebrews 5:9).
Have you listened to the Messiah carefully? He began by commanding those of us of Israel to believe and obey the Gospel about the Kingdom of YEHOVAH God. Look at this in Mark 1:14-15. The Gospel is not vaguely about "asking Jesus into your heart," or just being "sorry for sins" or any method other than that given by the Messiah"
The Messiah said and says, "Repent, change your mind and stop NOT believing in the Kingdom of God" (Mark 1:14-15). Why is this so important? Firstly because salvation is based on obedience to the Messiah (Hebrews 5:9). The Messiah speaks for YEHOVAH God and is the supreme agent of the One God.
Churches have been so wedded to their post-biblical traditions that they carefully avoid the Messiah's own definition of God. Our task is to come alongside them and present John 17:3 as a nonnegotiable requirement for intelligent faith and salvation. The Gospel of salvation was first proclaimed by the Messiah (Hebrews 2:3). The words of the Messiah (and the rest of Scripture) are to be taken as the basis of true faith. Be warned that the world is full of false versions of the Gospel (1 Timothy 6:3).
What then about the Gospel? Put yourself to the test on this, an equally basic, non-negotiable issue of faith and salvation. The problem with Adamic man is that he failed in Genesis to carry out his mandate from YEHOVAH God to rule the world, to take care of the amazing creation given him by YEHOVAH God, to be king, vice-regent, for YEHOVAH God. The Messiah came to undo the disastrous failure of Adamic man, you and me of Israel included. So the Messiah makes belief in the recovery of the Kingdom of YEHOVAH God the starting point of the Gospel. The Messiah invites those of us of Israel, i.e., by command from YEHOVAH God, to "repent and believe the Kingdom restoration program, to fulfill your royal destiny" (Mark 1:14-15). This is the destiny we of Israel all lost in Adam who refused to listen to YEHOVAH God.
In addition, there is a way to avoid the penalty of your sins: the Messiah died in your place, bore your sins. In that way we can be forgiven, but that is not the total Gospel! (In 1 Corinthians 15:1-3 Paul said that the resurrection is one of the important elements of the Gospel but not the whole Gospel.) The Gospel is still about the coming Kingdom (Daniel 7:18, 22, 27; 2:44; Luke 19:1-27; Matthew 19:28). You must hear the Messiah preaching the Kingdom. It is about your preparing now with YEHOVAH God and the Messiah's help to get ready for rulership with YEHOVAH God and the Messiah in that future Kingdom (Revelation 2:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:2; Daniel 7:27, etc.). The idea of "going to heaven when you die" is the antithesis (contradiction) of the Gospel. Do not believe it, since the Messiah never preached any such "heaven-going" idea.
Here is something simple: The Messiah speaks to those of us of Israel with urgency about recovering our royal destiny to be kings with him in the future Kingdom. We join YEHOVAH's program by listening to the first order of the Messiah in Mark 1:14-15. We embark on the journey of faith, through trial and tribulation (Acts 14:22), and the journey ends at the future coming of YEHOVAH God and the Messiah in power and glory to conquer the hostile world and rule over the world and Israel respectively (Luke 21:27; Daniel 7:27; Revelation 19, etc.).
At this future coming in splendor the Messiah will defeat and kill the final wicked antichrist, man of sin (2 Thessalonians 2). The Messiah will also then arrest and imprison the Devil who is currently deceiving the entire world with his crafty lies (Revelation 12:7; 1 John 5:18; Revelation 20:1-6). Then will follow the first 1,000 years of the Kingdom of YEHOVAH God on earth -- the Millennium. This is the climax of the divine project to reverse the catastrophe produced by Adam, with Satan leading.
The Kingdom of YEHOVAH God is the great restoration program, and believing begins, or ought to, in Mark 1:14-15. This is your royal destiny, the reversal of the monumental and fatal error of Adam, whom we of Israel have all followed mindlessly.
Underlying popular "Christianity" is the gigantic error, i.e., that the teaching of the Messiah is not really for us, or that obeying and understanding the Messiah is not the center of the faith. But the New Testament teaches the opposite. Everything to do with your immortality hinges on hearing and obeying the Messiah and his seed/Gospel of the Kingdom. Without rebirth by that unique seed Gospel of the Kingdom, there is no true faith. To make this point, please be horrified by the following:
Dr. D. James Kennedy of Coral Ridge Ministries:
"Many people today think that the essence of Christianity is the teaching of Jesus. That isn't so. The teachings of Jesus are somewhat secondary to Christianity. If you read the epistles of the Apostle Paul, which make up about half of the New Testament, you'll see almost nothing whatsoever said about the teachings of Jesus. Not one of his parables is mentioned. In fact, throughout the rest of the New Testament, there's little reference to the teachings of Jesus. In the Apostles' Creed, the most universally held Christian creed, there's no reference to the teachings of Jesus or to the example of Jesus. In fact, in recounting Christ's earthly life, the creed states simply that he was 'born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and was buried.' It mentions only two days in Jesus' life -- that of his birth and that of his death. Christianity centers not in the teachings of Jesus but in the person of Jesus as the incarnate God who came into this world to take upon himself our guilt and to die in our place." 
Dr. Harold O.J. Brown wrote similarly and misleadingly:
"Christianity takes its name from its founder, or rather from what he was called, the Christ. Buddhism is also named for its founder, and non-Moslems often call Islam Mohammedanism. But while Buddhism and Islam are based primarily on the teaching of the Buddha and Mohammed, respectively, Christianity is based primarily on the person of Christ. The Christian faith is not belief in his teaching, but in what is taught about him. The appeal of Protestant liberals to 'believe as Jesus believed,' rather than to believe in Jesus, is a dramatic transformation of the fundamental nature of Christianity." 
Dr. James Dunn:
"Hurtado does 'not think it necessary for Jesus to have thought and spoken of himself in the same terms as his followers thought and spoke of him in the decades subsequent to his crucifixion, in order for the convictions of those followers to be treated as valid by Christians today,' though he also notes that most Christians probably think that there was 'some degree of continuity' between what Jesus thought of himself and subsequent Christology." 
Has Hurtado ever read the New Testament?!
Professor Richard Hiers is right:
"Interpreters of Christian persuasion have ordinarily not been especially interested in what Jesus intended and did in his own time." 
Listen to the amazing abolition of the Messiah's Gospel of the Kingdom! In the name of the Messiah, the Messiah is set aside as not important for us! Beware of such wrecking of the faith by some leadership. The following statement is from a commentary on Matthew by A.C. Gaebelein. He starts with a true statement about what the Messiah preached, i.e., "the glorious things of the earthly Kingdom and the promised blessings to Israel." Then he says, with not a word of the Bible to support him:
"With that event, the preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom by Jesus, the Gospel of the Kingdom ceased. Another Gospel was preached. The Lord gave it to the great Apostle whom he called himself, Paul. Paul calls this Gospel, 'my Gospel.' It is the Gospel of free grace to all who believe the Gospel of the glory of God, the Gospel of the risen and glorified Lord. The mystery of the church is made known to Paul and it is part of that blessed Gospel that every believing sinner, Jew or Gentile, is baptized by the one spirit into the one body. The Gospel of grace declares that all who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ are quickened together with him, raised up and seated with him in the Heavenly, that they are sons of God and heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. This then is the Gospel of grace" (p. 190).
This fatal splitting into two Gospels is a colossal mistake. It has been accepted mindlessly by masses of churchgoers. The fact is that Paul preached the same Gospel of the Kingdom as the Messiah, and the Gospel of the grace of YEHOVAH God is exactly the same as the preaching of the Kingdom (Acts 20:24-25). A revolution is needed and a return to the Messiah's and Paul's Gospel of the Kingdom (Mark 1:14-15; Acts 1:3; 1:6; 8"12; 14:22; 19:8; 28:23, 30, 31). Paul agreed with the Messiah totally!
Edited by John D. Keyser.
 D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe, The Presence of a Hidden God, 2008, "How I Know Jesus is God," p. 82.
 Heresies, 1984, p. 13.
 Dunn, Did the First Christians Worship Jesus?, quoting Larry Hurtado, Lord Jesus Christ, p. 9.
 Jesus and the Future, 1981, p. 1.
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