the false apostle, described his good news (gospel) in at least
nine ways, and all mislead. Here are his descriptions:
But of no
account do I make [my] psyche-life of great value to myself as I
complete my course and the (life of) service that I received from the Lord Jesus, to
be testifying the good-news of the grace of God.
I, Paul, [a] slave of Christ Jesus, [a] called apostle having been set apart to
the good-news of God,
. . .
in which day God judges the hidden [things] of men according
to my good-news
Ro.15:19 . .from
Jerusalem and round until Illyrika I have made full the good-news of Christ.
Ga.2:7 . . . I am entrusted the good-news of the uncircumcision.
Ep.1:13 . . having heard the word of truth, the good-news [of your] salvation, . . ..
Ep.6:15. . under your feet the readiness of the good-news of peace,
2Th.1:8 . . .and to
those not obeying the good-news of our Lord Jesus,
to the good-news of the glory of the blessed God,
through Christ Jesus.
I marvel that thus swiftly are you turned away from the [one] having
called you by [the] grace of Christ to another good-news
, . . ..
|Exposing the Error
Let's list the many ways Paul describes his good news as shown in the left column:
1 good-news of the grace of God.
2. good-news of God
3. my good-news
4. the good-news of Christ
5. good-news of the uncircumcision
6. good-news [of] salvation
7. good-news of peace
8. good-news of our Lord Jesus
9. good-news of the glory of the blessed God
Good news is specific.
Paul wandered about attempting to define his good news and never,
not once, was his "good news" specific to the good news that Jesus
announced in the world. His good news was not specific to
anything! To use one of his phrases, his is another good news. I
expect to hear, on the last day, that Paul's good news is the accursed good news, and
Paul the accursed good news teller. Eternity will tell. For Paul, "good news" is a technical term defining his theological
system. For Jesus it is good news of a specific event in
If you are unemployed, the kids are hungry, the rent is due and
someone says, "Good news! The city is opening a new park nearby," Is
that good news? No, but if someone says, "The city has accepted
your job application," that's good news! Pay day is near! Likewise, Jesus' Good News is specific and Paul had not a clue.
|Declaring the Truth
was crushed and sought the prophetic kingdom when
Jesus came to Galilee telling the good news: The time
completed and the kingdom of God is at hand. Be repenting and be believing
in the good news. (Mk.1:14)
. ..be going to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
And while going, be
proclaiming that the kingdom of the heavens [is] at hand (Mt.10:6)
. Take this and divide [it] among yourselves,
for I say to you, I will not drink of the
product of the vine from now until the kingdom of God come (Lk.22:17)
. Jesus knowing that already every- thing is fulfilled, in order that the
Scripture be fulfilled, says: I thirst.
There lay [a] vessel full of
; placing hyssop around [a] sponge full of sour wine they brought it
to his mouth.
When therefore Jesus received the sour wine he said:
It is finished
, and having bowed his head he gave up his spirit (Jn.19:28)
Jesus' good news is specific -- first, the kingdom is near, then it has
come! For those teaching that Paul was given a different gospel
(good news) for the Gentiles, Jesus sets them straight: And this good news of the
kingdom will be preached in the whole world as [a] witness to all the nations,
and then will the end come
).The Good News of Jesus is specific to the coming of the kingdom. More than this is another gospel. More