Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God (1 Peter 1 :18-21). They needed to know that this God had made a way for them to be saved from the penalty of their sins, and that way was the blood shed by the Lord Jesus for the remission of their sins. The difference between the good news concerning the Kingdom and the good news concerning the Grace of God may be briefly stated thus:In the Gospel of the Kingdom the Lord Jesus is proclaimed as the seed of David, the Man raised up and Anointed by God to reign over the people of Israel and over the Gentiles (Rom. All rights reserved. They needed to learn that there is a God and they were sinners destined for His judgment. In contrast, they say Paul emphasized the redeeming power of the Lord’s blood, shed on the cross. iii. Peter said it’s believing in Jesus that brings forgiveness. xv. When 1 Thess. You do not find any reference to “the Gospel of the Kingdom… “When these things were ended” (Acts xix. We’ve also been given the authority to become the very children of God (John 1:12-13) and heirs with Christ in His inheritance (Romans 8:17). 4:17; see also Mark 1:15). Editor’s Note: Peter’s gospel, called the gospel of the kingdom or the gospel of the circumcision, was preached to the nation of Israel under the law of Moses. Soon he’ll descend into the upper atmosphere and with the voice of the archangel and the trumpet call of God, He’ll call us up to His side (1 Thes. by the cross of Christ,] the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.' 1-3, to set His King upon His holy hill of Zion and to execute judgment upon His enemies (Psa. That leaves 117 references to grace in the various Epistles. There’s no power in Heaven or on Earth that can do anything to change that (John 10:27-30, Romans 8:38-39). Selah 11-03-12. When Paul preached the gospel of the grace of God, Peter’s gospel of the kingdom to Israel was limited to the circumcision. This is the message Jesus conveyed: “From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand’” (Matt. 22:21) where they essentially open and close the book. Sign up for our free daily newsletter. Therefore, this side of the debate has had plenty of time to access the doctrinal composition of the Gospel of the Kingdom (Matt. 24:14). That is what we must believe for salvation. 6. Remember, he was talking to the crowd on the Temple Mount during their observance of the Feast of Pentecost. 44) : “The God of heaven shall set up a kingdom.” This kingdom is the literal and yet future reign of Christ over the earth when He “shall sit upon the throne of His glory” (Matt. Remember, the vast majority of church people in Christendom still do not understand the difference between the Gospel of the Kingdom, which Jesus and the Twelve preached to Israel, and the Gospel of the Grace of God, which is preached to us Gentiles. 19)— “God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself,” and as the Sin- offering for us (sinners). I think that there are a number of obstacles that keep people from understanding the difference between dispensations. But they are two totally different scenarios under the same Headship of the same God. His wife Samantha maintains this site as well as their missionary outreaches. 33, 39, 46). To this end God has taken ownership of us and accepted responsibility for making us stand (1 Cor. The Gospel Jesus preached is called the "Kingdom Gospel," so people do recognize that there is a difference between these two Gospels. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:36-38). The best way to view our articles and Q&A. The Gospel of Grace, Conclusion. The New Jerusalem will descend out of Heaven to take its place as the source of light for the world (Rev. God revealed His Son to Paul “that he might preach Him among the Gentiles” (Gal. The gospel believer fights with grace's weapons, namely, the blood of Christ, the word of God, the promises of the covenant, and the virtue of Christ's death and cross [Gal. xxiv. In building His Church, God was taking some from among the Jews and some from among the Gentiles to create a new race of mankind. This is mostly for the benefit of those who insist that the gospel of the kingdom is the message that we are to preach today and that there is no difference between it and the gospel of Jesus Christ that is all about His death, burial, and resurrection. It sounds like the same gospel to me. To be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ is to recognize His authority to do what He came to do and promised to do (to save us from our sins). The Lord will assume His rightful place as King of the whole Earth, and the Kingdom Age will begin. There’s only one way to receive the Holy Spirit and that’s to believe that the Lord’s death paid the full price for all our sins as confirmed by His resurrection. 15, 16). For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Cor. (Matthew 24:14) Many Christians believe that the gospel of grace must be preached in all the world to all nations before the second coming of Christ will materialise. The Gospel of the Circumcision (the Jews’ “Gospel of the Kingdom;” Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17; Matthew 9:35), and the Gospel of the Uncircumcision (the Gentiles’ “Gospel of the Grace of God;” Acts 20:24; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4). 14 ; xviii. 12). Prosperity gospel has neither grace nor salvation thus leads only to hell. There is no proclamation to the world of Christ as King, with Divine authority and power while the people of Israel are not a nation. But why did the Original Kingdom Gospel come in second place with respect to that honored title of the "Gospel of Jesus Christ?" We’ll use Peter’s first public message after the Ascension as an example. The latter is the present testimony of God among the Gentiles while Jerusalem is trodden down of the Gentiles. I John 1:1 – 1:9. Copyright © 2020. It’s a totally different message of good news. We grow food to support a community, build and repair homes, and support the poor, widows, and the fatherless. and the VAST differences between the New Testament Gospel of Water VERSUS the doctrinal precepts teaching Paul s Word of The Cross (1Cor. << The Gospel of the Kingdom Vs. The Gospel. 31), as “King of kings and Lord of lords” (Rev. 22:21) where they essentially open and close the book. He was both Lord and Christ. This ministry of grace was not committed to the twelve apostles, whom the Lord sent to preach the kingdom (Acts i. The Gospel is the good news of what Jesus did to redeem his people (his birth, life, death, and resurrection) and inaugurate the kingdom of God and the new creation (1 Cor. “The Mystery hidden from ages and generations.” And the gospel of the kingdom wll be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. 2:14-16). Of the remaining 133, only four are contained in the gospels and they all refer to the Lord Jesus (Luke 2:40, John 1:14, 16, 17). (It amazes me that some of the same preachers who preach this also lead their congregations in singing “Just As I Am” while issuing an altar call.). Listen to our Bible studies now from your browser. iv. Only one saves now in the dispensation of grace until the fulness of the Gentiles come in (Rom 11:25). That’s why John’s baptism didn’t bring either salvation or the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 19:1-7). Please remember that although these two men certainly had their differences in the flesh, when they preached or wrote about the Gospel they were both under the inspiration of the same Holy Spirit, who cannot contradict Himself. SO, WHICH GOSPEL IN MARK 16? Such forget that the word Gospel means good news, and that news may be of various kinds, though it may concern the same person. He simply said, “Repent, be baptized, and receive the Holy Spirit.” To his Jewish listeners these few words carried the full impact of the Gospel of Grace. Including photos each week from our outreaches and the weekly review. 20). This immediately precedes “the Day of the Lord,” the subject of the prophecy of Joel, and the complete fulfillment of what began on the day of Pentecost (Acts ii. 4, and his discourse declares the first principles of Christianity ; the Sonship of Christ, forgiveness of sins and justification by faith, and the issue—eternal life (vers. That leaves 117 references to grace i… For about one hundred years there have been some denominational writers who pretend to see some great differences between "gospel" and "doctrine." “For God hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin : that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (ver. It’s exactly what he had heard the Lord Himself say on numerous occasions (John 3:16, John 6:28-29, John 6:38-40). i. The Gospel Of The Kingdom In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” (Matt. It actually amazes me that to say that there is a difference is considered a “heresy”. 2 into Acts. Tim Henderson. The difference between the good news concerning the Kingdom and the good news concerning the Grace of God may be briefly stated thus:In the Gospel of the Kingdom the Lord Jesus is proclaimed as the seed of David, the Man raised up and Anointed by God to reign over the people of Israel and over the Gentiles (Rom. The difference between the Gospel of the Kingdom and the Gospel of Grace. But this good news of the gospel of the kingdom is not the same as the gospel of the grace of God. Consequently as a nation they were cast out (though not “cast away forever”), Jerusalem was destroyed, and testimony to Christ Jesus as the King, as an official testimony from God was ended. In his answer to their question, “Brothers, what shall we do?” Peter did not invoke the Law or their traditions, nor did he set forth any other preconditions. It can be used to establish one’s rank or authority, and to convert a request into a command. WHAT THE GOSPEL REQUIRES All the gospel requires from us is repentance and faith. From His perspective we’re already seated with Christ in the heavenly realms, in order that in ages yet to come He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus (Ephes. At the time of our departure the Gospel of Grace will see its fulfillment and the pause between the 69th and 70th Weeks of Daniel will come to an end. It is crucial to distinct between two cultures because getting saved and living as disciples are totally different. Comparing Kingdom and Grace Doctrines. xxv. I’m convinced that the whole debate over whether Peter taught a different Gospel than Paul can be resolved by a clearer understanding of the vastly different perspective of their two audiences. We must know the difference between what the gospel requires and what the gospel produces. You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. He is referring to the gospel of the kingdom being preached during the tribulation. The law and its entire works cannot be mixed with grace … 1:21-22). Find & sort all our resources. While it can bring about a change in behavior, none is necessary to fulfill the meaning of the word. 6. 2:8-9), for the purpose of demonstrating the manifold wisdom of God to the heavenly beings (Ephes. The Gospel of Grace, A New Race of Human…Commentary on Ephesians, Pt. The word “grace” appears 170 times in the English translation of the Bible, 37 of them in the Old Testament. The Gospel of the Kingdom and the Gospel of Grace will have both found their fulfillment in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. See the difference between the work of God and the work for God. Preaching the Gospel and Making Disciples. ), but was not completed because the nation did not obey the call to repentance.”. The rulers of the Jews, those responsible for the nation rejected the testimony in all its phases ; they crucified the Lord Jesus, and persecuted His apostles. All Q&A from Jack’s Ask a Bible Teacher, Browse, sort & search all Bible Study resources, The Gospel of the Kingdom Vs. Christ is declared to be the Head of a New Creation and the Head of the Church which is His Body. v. 16), but as a Divine Person (ver. A servant acting in the name of his master had the authority of the master himself. 12). 1:4, Rev. He is not saying that the gospel of grace will be preached around the world prior to the rapture. The papists, who hold that they are one doctrine only, but herein differing: that the law is more dark, the gospel more plain; the former more hard to fulfill, the latter more easy; that is as the root of a tree, this as the body and branches. The main similarity between the two messages exists in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ (Eph 1:10). However, a gospel culture leads to choose to live the way Jesus lived. 19). Of the remaining 133, only four are contained in the gospels and they all refer to the Lord Jesus (Luke 2:40, John 1:14, 16, 17). Paul’s first apostolic mission as sent out by the Holy Ghost is recorded in Acts xiii. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. One is passive; the other is active, with a goal of taking possession, as Joshua was instructed. Much has been written about the different approaches taken by Peter and Paul in presenting the Gospel of Grace to their audiences.  The Bible makes it clear Peter believed in salvation by grace.  In Acts 15:11 he said, “We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we (Jews) are saved, just as they (Gentiles) are.”  But some claim that Peter didn’t mention having our sins forgiven by the Lord’s sacrifice but instead preached a message of repentance and baptism. xii. Our gospel is Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead. All right we’ll be comparing the difference between the salvation message of the Gospel of the Kingdom that we have in these little Jewish epistles, and the Gospel of Grace we have in Paul’s epistles. 1. They had been taught that obedience to the law is what makes one righteous and that was wrong. Personal updates from Samantha. By saying the Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world again the Lord provided us with another confirmation that the Age of Grace will have ended and Daniel’s 70th Week will have begun. ii. Then the Times of the Gentiles will end, the creation will be restored to its original splendor. 3:10-11). The Holy Spirit was not given to anyone until the Lord’s atoning sacrifice had been perfected in His victory over death (John 7:37-39, John 20:19-23) .