Bible Study Helps and Lessons
Revelation 14:6Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—
Romans 1:16For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
Matthew 24:14, 4-1314 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. . . . 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
Galatians 1:6-76 I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, 7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.
Colossians 1:12-14. . . 12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
1 john 5:10-1310 He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son.
11 And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.
John 3:17-2017 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
John 17:1-31 . . . “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, 2 as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
|Not Christian||Distorted Gospel||The Gospel||Distorted Gospel|
|"God's" favor must be earned.||God's love and grace must be partially earned.||God's love and grace are given freely to all.||God's love and grace are given freely to some.|
|Salvation by Works Alone||Salvation by Grace + Works||Salvation by Grace Alone||Salvation by grace alone for some|
|Mankind → God||God ⇔ Mankind||God ⇒ Mankind||God → His Elect|
|People are "lost" because they don't do what their "god" wants.||People are "lost" because they fail to believe or do enough of what God asks of them.||People are "lost" because they love sin and don't want a Savior.||People are "lost" because God has chosen to save only some of the human race.|
All verses are quoted from the New King James Version.