Only One Gospel

I just realized something. Many (not all) “dispensationalists” say that there are different “gospels” for different periods in time, or “dispensations”, such as the gospel of the kingdom, Paul’s gospel, the everlasting gospel, etc. In their view, all but one of these gospels, Paul’s gospel, require works for salvation. I have a huge problem with that. I believe the Bible clearly presents ONE GOSPEL, giving it different names, different aspects of the same gospel of salvation by grace alone through faith alone. They cite Revelation 14 as one of their “proof texts”.
Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
I was reading Galatians, and it just dawned on me. If the angel in Revelation 14:6 has a different gospel than the one Paul preached, that angel is accursed.
(Galatians 1:8) “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”
Enough said.

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  1. Dear Pastor Mike,

    I really like your ministry and follow your teachings. I have noticed that you don’t believe in works salvation, which is true. However, Jesus told us that the law isn’t abolished till the end of the days. Is it correct that the New covenant means that we have to come to the belief in Jesus Christ, have to be baptized in his name and receive the Holy Ghost (Mathew 28,18). This enables us to stay in his love (2.John6), which means that we keep his commandments (Gal.5,18). Otherwise it makes no sense to me that we shall keep his commandments and will not inherit the kingdom of God, if we brake the law (according to Gal.5,18.) Paul and John and the others apostels always state, that we are under grace and not under the law (for salvation), but the law is not abolished. What is the law for then? As far as I understand it, the new covenant enables us to keep the commandments thru the Holy Ghost in us. If we sin against the law, we don’t loose our salvation, but we have to repent our sins. But we shall keep the commandments according to several passages in the bible, which I have quoted from the KJV below. We shall love and love is fullfilling the law (Romans 13,10). As long as we sin, we brake the law of love.
    What is your point of view?

    In 1.John 2: My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

    2.John 6: And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

    Mathew.5,17: Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

    Mathew 28,19: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

    Romans 13.8: Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

    Galatians 5.18: But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God

  2. Galatians 5:6b…

    – Faith which works by love is what availeth. (i.e. makes a difference)

    Faith in Christ alone as Savior. We can only help with His works. Without sharing His love — “it just doesn’t matter.”

    Salvation is assured in Jesus — and none other.

    As The Word and Son of God — Jesus has been involved in all creation (John 1). He’s not constrained to space-time (or our dimensions) as we know it. If higher dimensions account for the heavens and spiritual reality — then indeed The Lamb Slain impacted all our generations. “Slain from the foundation of the world.” (Revelation 13:8, 1 Pt 1:20)

    Higher dimensions also suggests that pure dispensationalism is not as linear or sequential as presented. (I’m definitely not implying anything about time travel or undoing the past or alternate realities). My dog in the hunt is about the fractal, holographic, reflective, pre-shadowed, nature of reality. (Such as the tabernacle reflecting the throne room of heaven.)

    Compare with mystery babylon … the habitacion of devils … in whom is found the blood of the saints, prophets, and all that were slain… (Rev. 18:2 & 18:24 etc.) Since mystery babylon includes the enemy angels (the fallen) — they’ve impacted all generations of martyrs. How? Could be that they act through higher dimensions — rather than sequentially. We could point to the antichrist spirit similarly.

    One True and Everlasting Gospel Only — Jesus Saves.

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