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"15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15
"16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith." Romans 1:16-17
What is the Gospel (good news) which "is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth"? The Gospel the Apostle Paul calls "My Gospel" and "The Gospel of the grace of God/The Gospel of Christ". Where in The Bible is it found? It certainly isn't the "Gospel of the kingdom", preached during Jesus Christ's earthly ministry to the nation Israel.
THE GOSPEL OF THE KINDOM ("the kingdom of heaven is at hand"):
The good news that the Messiah had come and that the kingdom of heaven is at hand (A kingdom designed in the heavenly, brought down to earth).
Matthew 4:23, Matthew 9:35, Matthew 16:21-22, Matthew 24:14
Throne of David:
"27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel." Matthew 19:27-28
"6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power." Acts 1:6-7
Repentance and baptism for the remission of sins (Acts 2:36-38, Luke 24:46-47)
THE GOSPEL OF THE GRACE OF GOD/THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST:
The Apostle Paul was saved in Acts 9.
"24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God." Acts 20:24
"Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:" 1 Corinthians 15:1-5
Paul does, on 3 different occasions, call the Gospel of Christ/the Gospel of the grace of God "my Gospel. It's "his Gospel" because it was committed unto him (by the risen, ascended Christ): Romans 2:16, Romans 16:25, 2 Timothy 2:8.
Paul's response to those who questioned the legitimacy and distinctiveness of his Gospel:
"11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ." Galatians 1:11-12
"Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.
2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain." Galatians 2:1-2
Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit: Acts 12:31-32 vs. Acts 13:38-39.
"8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
"18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." 2 Corinthians 5:18-21