Dr. Ravi Zacharias: What is the Gospel?

Following up from part 1 (http://youtu.be/MVdZHPrTr8Y) of our series with Dr. Ravi Zacharias, Regen+Nation asked Ravi a simple, yet utmost essential question: What is the Gospel?

What is the Good News of Jesus Christ, and how this good news been skewed over the years?

Part 2 of our series with Dr. Ravi Zacharias

Part 1 – “Being a Witness in a Multicultural City like Toronto” – http://youtu.be/MVdZHPrTr8Y

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GRACE is my GOOD WORKS says:

All your good works are sin to God so God sent His Son who became your sin and died but rose from the dead as our Perfect Finished Works. Believe the Good News Jesus is your Good Works. God will judge all mankind by their works and all with sin will be damned but all with Perfect Works will receive the Reward Equal to their Works. If Christ is your Works, Christ is your Reward.

Fransz Broker says:

DO
NOT EGNORE THIS MESSAGE !
The
Gospel to be Preached by us to the World  Matthew (24:14;
28:19-20)   Deuteronomy
18:19
And whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my
name, [ that is me] I (God) myself will require it of him.

What
did Jesus command His disciples to do with the gospel
[good news of the Kingdom]? Read Mark 16:15 And
he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to
every creature.
American
King James Version×and
the
 answer is;
Colossians
1:27
To
them Father YHWH chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are
the riches of the glory of this mystery,
which
is Christ in you,
the hope of glory.     1
John 4:13
And
God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in Him and He in
us. It means, if you can't find God within you self, you will not
find Him in any Church,Temple, Tabernacle or any place of worship. 

Psalm
118:8 
It is better to trust Father Yahweh,than trust in man (religion)
The
word gospel simply means “good news,”  

Ephesians
2:21-22  21 in
whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy
temple in the Lord. 22 In
Him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God
by the Spirit.

2
Corinthians 6:16
What
agreement has the temple of God with idols? For
we are the temple of the living God;
as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among
them,and I will be their God,and they shall be my people.  The
problem with God is not that He's so far away that we can't see Him.
Rather, He is so close that we overlook Him.
(This
is the Gospel,the good News)
   What more do you want to know, we are already in His Kingdom.The
Scripture is very bold and emphatic in attributing to Christ's
message.
*I'll tell you why: because the Holy Spirit is the only way God can
reach an individual. There is no other way for God to save a person
except through the Holy Spirit.  Thus, our Messiah,
Jesus
Christ,
was a Messenger from God
the Father, bringing the message of God's plan for all mankind, the
message of the New Covenant (The
Key of the Kingdom)
and the Good News (the Gospel) IS here in; 1
Corinthians 3:16  Do
you not know that you are God;s temple and that God;s Spirit dwells
in you? 17
If
anyone destroys God;s temple, God will destroy him. For God;s temple
is holy, and you are that temple.
1
Corinthians 6:19-20 19
Or
do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within
you, whom you have from God?
You
are not your own, 20 for
you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Read
this verses from your own Bible:  Colassians
1:26-27-28
and 1 Corinthians 3:16-17
and 1
Corinthians 6:19 and 3:16-20 and
Hebr 3:6  and 2 Corinthians 6:16 and Acfs 5:32 and 1 John 3:24 and
Romans 5:5 and 8:11 and
and
Revelation 21:3,   because all
genuine believers have the Spirit of God who dwell in them;  The
content of His message and the power to proclaim it both came from
the Father.

Hebrews
3:6
But Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And
we are his house
if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.
The
Point
is,
He only have one Sanctuary,that is us (you and me)  Deceiving
Eve, Satan teaches men first to doubt, and then to deny. Satan's plan
was to draw our first parents to sin, and so to separate us from God.
Now the serpent was more crafty than any animal of the field which
Yahweh God had made. Genesis
3:1
He  ( satan ) said to the woman, "Has God really said, 'You
shall not eat of any tree of the garden?'" So then, Do not act
as satan did to Eve, to interpreting Gods words to deceive your self
and your love ones by saying……

((
Did God really say , the Spirit of God dwell in us?
))  Whoever says “I know him” but have doubts about the above
scriptures and say it is not true, he make
God a liar.  It
is the craft of Satan to make us think and speak of the Divine law as
uncertain or unreasonable, and so to draw us to sin; and Religion do
just that, it is our wisdom to keep up a firm belief of God's
commands, and a high respect for it. The
most deadly danger facing anyone today is
to insult the Spirit of God by refusing the Scriptures up above.
.So
than,be carefull, were you bring The Holly Spirit to.
why
should we go and insult Him (GOD) by going to another counterfeit
Church, Temple, Tabernacle, Synagogue, Mosques, Monastry, Kingdom
Hall, TV. evangelists or any place of worship including your own ???

Jeremiah
23:16Thus
says the Lord of hosts: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets
who prophesy to you, filling you with vain hopes. They speak visions
of their own minds, not from the mouth of the Lord. Psalm
75:8
The LORD holds a cup in his hand, filled with the strong wine of his
wrath. He pours it out, and all the wicked drink it; they drink it
down to the last drop. 

Matthew
5:19   Gods
wrath comes on those who are disobedient

Religions
mislead us. They convey false ideas about God commends.
The very inadequacy with which they represent God the Father perverts
our thoughts of Him, and plants in our minds errors of all sorts
about His character and will. … What does the Bible say
about deceit? It is very clear in the Bible that deceit
is an act that God hates. In order to follow the Lord’s path deceit
cannot be in your heart and soul.
The
reader is left to decide whether he believes God, or the ministers of
any religion.   When anyone turns a deaf ear to the word of God, here
above, God will ‘give up’ on him and allow the devil to control
your life. *  

Religions
are deceived (Rev.
12:9)
by the god of this world (II
Cor. 4:4),
who uses his ministers as instruments to spread the most popular
false gospel,  instead of the message of the kingdom of God, which
Christ brought from our Father YHWH.  So
what will we choose? Will we choose the traditions of men or the
word of Almighty Yahweh? I don't know about you, but I'm going with
the Word…just as He inspired it!   By
withholding the proclamation of His Holy Spirit.  2
Thessalonians 1:8
In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that
obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Now,
please don't misunderstand my intentions! The Bible tells us in
Matthew 24:14, that we have to preach the Gospel (the Good News) to
the whole World. I'm certainly not trying to heap condemnation on
anyone with these notes … I'm only attempting to remind us of the
Truth found through His Word: What He commands us , all I'm saying
is, why not obey Him — why not properly esteem Him  AMEN.

Denis Sutherland says:

2 Peter 1 : 20 " For you must first and foremost realize that no
prophecy in Scripture permits of private interpretation ; for no
prophecy was ever borne to us by the will of man, but men spoke from
GOD, when they were carried away by the Holy Spirit."

Sir Reginald says:

SALVATION > Acts 2;36 – 39.

36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.
37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.

Praise the Lord. And greetings in the name of Jesus Christ. The message of Acts 2;38 is the New Testament Plan of salvation by the blood and death of Jesus Christ on the cross, and is to all mankind. If we, through faith in Jesus Christ, turn to God in repentance from sin and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, then God will forgive us and wash away our sins, and we will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, as He had promised. And He will be our God, and we will be His people.

The Truth About Salvation: http://salvationaccordingtogodsword.blogspot.com
Jesus Is God Who Was Manifest In The Flesh: http://jesusgodintheflesh.blogspot.com
.

nac bowie says:

Those of you who want to split hairs over the combination of words that he used…you need to relax. If you look further into the description you will see that the real question he was addressing was about the state of the gospel in this current day. He was talking “about” the gospel. He was not defining it.
What most of you are saying is “I don’t like the words he used!” For crying out loud people, have you never been to Taco Bell?! They gave many different things you can order, but they are ALL just different ways of combining a small handful of ingredients. You have a couple of different types of tortillas, another bread-like thing or two, taco meat, cheese, beans, and only one thing that could make your order “supreme”…sour cream. An accurate explanation of the true gospel will include man’s fallen condition, God’s demand for justice, and His provision for that justice through Jesus. There are many combinations of words one can use to explain the gospel, even though it is quite simple. Not everyone will be reached with the same combination of words. Some will need a very plain or blunt message which confronts them with the horror of their lost condition. Others may be more easily reached by a rational, intelligent appeal.
Do you attack and accuse you friend of taco heresy because he orders a burrito?!
Some of you need to submit to God’s will for you by allowing Him to transform you by the renewing of your mind.
There! I’ve said it! Now let’s have some cheap, fast, semi-Mexican food. May God Bless you.

chinojarjos says:

Often, our desire is to explain what the gospel means, we try to sell it before we even know what it really is. That is exactly what has happened with “the gospel” most people who seem to care about it desire to make sense of the story and and make it appealing to others but in that desire we lose what the gospel really is. We have try to sell it before we have even uncovered it ourselves. Most of us have been convinced that “the gospel” is extremely important and that we must tell others but it has been a few even several and maybe way too many generations ago since someone actually discovered what the gospel really is and open the gift himself or herself.

We can sell motorcycles to people and call them “cars” now for a long time we have been naming a lot of things “the gospel” and maybe we mean well for everybody but when you do not know what “the gospel” really is you can sell whatever you like and call it “the gospel” because most people including Christians have never ever in their lives seen it or heard it once.

sauniz says:

The gospel is a philosophy of idolatry – making a human being into a God. Disgusting.

Joe Gambo says:

Always, start with God. The Good news is God is Holy, and We are not. So God sent his only begotten son to die on our behalf and rise again, so that anyone who believes in Him shall have everlasting life.

Grace Faith says:

The truth of Salvation is the blood atonement of Christ. If Jesus Christ had not come into this world and died on the cross, man could never be saved. And unless a person receives by FAITH the blood atonement of Jesus as sufficient to save him and wash all his sins away, he can never be saved.

This is the plain Bible truth about Salvation. Sadly, modern Christianity constantly leaves out the blood of Jesus Christ.

Paul said in Gal. 1:8,9, "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. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."

Thus, to preach another Gospel is a serious offense, and something that Paul says will damn a person to Hell! This is why it's so important to defend the true Gospel and preach against "other gospels" that downgrade the saving power of the blood of Jesus Christ.

But what about these other so-called gospels that are being preached today by many milk sop Christians? They are bloodless gospels with no scriptural basis and not one leg to stand on. They usually go something like this: "Ask (or invite) Jesus to come into your heart save you!" Or "Just call upon his name and he'll save you!" Or "Just repeat a little prayer!" Or "Make your commitment to Him today!"

The true Gospel of Jesus Christ if found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. There we read:

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.

The Gospel has five parts. They are that:
1. Christ died
2. For our sins
3. Was buried
4. Rose Again
5. According to the Scriptures.

According to the Bible, the Gospel is what Jesus did for us in dying on the cross for our sins. And if one believes in that, he's saved! But the passage also warns about those who believe in "vain."

Now look at the following three verses in the book of Romans to get this all together:

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:24)

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1) 

Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. (Romans 5:9)

Justification or Salvation then, according to the Bible, is by God's grace and our faith in his precious shed blood!

Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Frank Poirier says:

Did anyone hear anything about repentance? …and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel." – Mark 1:15

rogofe09 09rogofe says:

it's not the gospel that he explained,the why's,why people needs the gospel..

sonferjef says:

It is missing some crucial elements. The gospel begins with God, and I’ll simply put: God is a holy and perfect being. Man is totally the opposite. Thus, in God’s eyes, we are considered His enemies (term used in Scriptures) heading for eternal damnation. Therefore, ‘the good news’ is, because of God’s great mercy and love, He offered salvation to man’s problem through the death and resurrection of His Son.

Our response is to recognize and repent from our sins and turn to Christ and follow Him for the rest of our lives.

World Class Amateur says:

Anyone who is joined to Christ is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come.

All this is done by GOD, who through Christ changed us from enemies into His friends

and

gave us the task of making others His friends also.

Our message is that GOD was making all human beings His friends through Christ.

GOD did not keep an account of their sins, and He has given us the message which tells how He makes them His friends.

Here we are, then, speaking for Christ, as though GOD Himself were making his appeal through us.

We plead on Christ's behalf: let GOD change you from enemies into His friends!

Christ was without sin, but for our sake GOD made Him share our sin in order that in union with Him we might share the righteousness of GOD.

2 Corinthians 5:17-21

Tatersalad19 Cars says:

Please pray for me I need your intercession thank you 🙏

Dd S says:

The essence of christian cutlic mythology as per the buyBULL: an invisible hebrew war god was really mad, and for a while, slaughtered animals sort of staved off his temper tantrums, but eventually a virgin popped out a deity "son", who walked on water, rode a cloud to heaven and magically dispenses some rectifying blood across time and space from invisible la land somewhere way beyond the blue, because the invisible hebrew war god "father" was pleased by the brutal grotesque barbaric human sacrifice, because he loves us sooooo much, he will burn your ass in FLAMES FOREVER if you don't believe the ridiculous story………….. HILARIOUS !!!!!!!!!

William says:

The gospel is NOT an offer of salvation. The Lord Jesus Christ actually has saved his people from their sins, he did not come to make an offer to anyone except the Father, and the Father accepted that ONE offering. Faith is not the cause of ones salvation it is the result !. This video is so typical of the inverted gospel popular today ….and such a gospel cannot save. Do not be deceived.

Andre Reginato says:

Paul's gospel..the message of reconciliation, we are brought back into a relationship with the one true GOD through his son Jesus Christ..by faith believing in the faith of Christ…we just have to believe it…faith expressing itself through love..nicely presented RAVI.

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