For EP

For EP

comparing gospel/doctrine which one is right?

(Pauls gospel)

  • Romans 4
    • 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
      • Faith alone, works are forbidden
      • Iv heard with my own ears pastors say, “faith alone is not enough” then quote Romans 10:9-10
  • Romans 5
    • 1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
  • Romans 11
    • 6 And if by grace, then [is it] no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if [it be] of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
  • Eph 2:8-9
    • through faith not of works!
  • do you have to prove your faith with works?

this is paul position

this is james position

  • James 2
    • 24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

Right Division

  • 2 Timothy 2:15
  • All scripture is for us, but not all scripture is written to us or about us
  • God reveals information progressively
    • Some people didnt know in the Bible what later people knew.
    • Pauls gospel was “hidden in God before the world”, was only revealed to Paul.
      • Gen 17, no circumcision, you are cut off!
      • Paul circumcision avails nothing!
  • Key points
    • There are 2 gospels
      • Kingdom Gospel
      • Grace Gospel
      • Gal 2:7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as [the gospel] of the circumcision [was] unto Peter;
      • Gal 2:9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we [should go] unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
      • Kingdom gospel
        • Taught by Jesus Christ the Son of God (God in the flesh) and the 12
          • but guess what, he wasnt talking to you (gentile), for he was sent to Israel, and He operated under the law fulfilling scripture
            • Romans 15 : 8
          • Even if you could be there at that moment and “follow Jesus”, he would not have talked to you
            • Matt 15:22-26 Jesus would not answer the Canaanite woman
              • The only reason He eventually did answer her, is b/c she understood and acknowledge her place according to scipture “for this saying” Mark 7:29
            • Matt 10:5,6 Israel only, Jesus said do not go to the gentiles
            • MATTHEW 15:24 sent to the house of Israel
            • Another note. the centurion who Jesus said he had great faith, was b/c he understood and believed (and therefore obeyed) the gospel.
              • Centurion not even be in his presence being a gentile, but went through Israel Matt 8:10
              • Acts 10:22, another example of one who knew his place, he knew how to rightly divide the word of God and obey.
              • Acts 10:28 , not keep company with gentiles
        • Repent and be baptized, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38)
          • the cross is not preached here
          • the cross is not delivered as good news here , read verse 23
        • If you were not baptized, you cannot be saved! (works was required to prove faith)
          • Mark 16:15,16
          • the pharisee’s would not be baptized among other non believing jews, this demonstrated their unbelief (no faith)
        • This is not the gospel that saves today, this is the gospel that was presented to Israel
          • this gospel required works
        • But “I follow Jesus!”
          • Matth 8:4 Jesus told the leper to offer sacrifice the the priest
          • Matt 16:18, take up serpents, heal the sick
          • Luke 10:19 tread on scorpions
            • the “work” itself could not save you, but works were required for salvation during this dispensation, IE be baptized, keep the law , it was always faith that saved, but faith shown by the works
        • All of the above was prophecy
          • Jesus coming was prophecy
          • the healings were prophecy
          • the miracles were prophecy
          • the crucificied Messiah was prophecy
            • But what it would bring forth was hidden , not revealed until Paul
              • Luke 18:34
              • Luke 9:45
              • Mark 9:32
              • John 10:6
              • John 12:16
              • Free to all who will believe
              • Enter Grace gospel

  • Grace gospel
    • Was hidden in God not revealed until later
      • 9 And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
    • This gospel was given to Paul exclusively
    • This gospel is to be preached to all
    • This gospel reveals us as being in the body of Christ
    • This gospel says we receive the Holy Spirit when we believe
    • This gospel says we are sealed by the Holy Spirit
    • This gospel forbids works + faith, faith alone
    • This gospel preaches the cross as good news
    • This gospel says that we are redeemed, justified,
    • This gospel says that we are complete in him
    • This gospel says that sin will not be imputed to the believer
    • This gospel says that God imputes righteousness
    • This gospel says that I have ALL spiritual blessing in heavenly places
    • This gospel is a free gift, lie Free Free… no catches, no takebacks, no obligations, not a trade, not a discount… FREE to those who believe
    • This is the only gospel by which anyone can receive salvation today until we are caught up and the kingdom gospel resumes

What if a Military General, appointed a Captain over you. Then would you tell that appointed Captain: “I dont take orders from you, I take orders from the General only”

Realize that God has always delegated his word through men, ultimately His word is our authority. It is very clear that Paul was appointed apostle by the ascended Jesus Christ himself! This is different than the descended Jesus Christ who was prophetically ministering to Israel only.

Paul wrote most of the “New Testament” , the gospel that save today (Christ crucified and faith in His finished work) is only found in Pauls writings…

Pauls Resume:


1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,

4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

**5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.


11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,

16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.

25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
– Did he just say “my gospel?!”

26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

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.

  • so then this gospel cannot be the same gospel of the 12 disciples…


25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;

**26 [Even] the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, BUT NOW is made manifest to his saints:


6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, [and] lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

Its very clear that Paul is our teacher being gentiles, during this dispensation.


2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;


This is the gospel of grace

1 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:

  • understand that you are a sinner, God must judge. Penalty for sin is death
  • understand that God sent His son to die on the cross as payment for your sin
  • understand that God raised His son from the dead
  • when you believe this, you are saved
    • not going to the altar
    • not saying a prayer
    • not being water baptized
    • not turning over a new leaf
    • not doing some work with your mouth or any work as a matter of fact
    • not being “willing” to repent
    • simply believe
    • anything added to the gospel is not the gospel
    • faith is Gods prescription, doing anything more than this is disobedience and lack of faith.
      • Let God be true and every man a liar
      • You and I must take the position that Gods word is the authority, and not man or tradition, denomination, what people will think, whats culturally adquate. Gods word rightly divided.

The bible warns about those who will want to put you back under the shackles of the law (Corinthians)

7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

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.

9 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.

  • Brother, Iv heard it preached from the pulpit of Baptist churches that “Faith is not enough”!

Realize that the mystery revealed to Paul (the gospel of grace) is not the same as the gospel you read about in Matth/Mark/Luke/John (MMLJ) & /Acts (beginning of acts)

Jesus Christ set Paul is our pattern during this dispensation of grace.

16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

They cannot be the same, they are not the same.

The gospel of grace was given to Paul, Paul was given to the gentiles. We are living in a moment in time called “grace”
When this time is over, (we get raptured up) the kingdom gospel will continue and James – Revelation will continue.

As Moses was Gods chosen leader for Israel, so is Paul our chosen pattern for us today.

The grace gospel is the true gospel, and the devil doesnt want you to rightly divide or study Gods word (Interestingly you will only find that in the KJV)

In my 16 years of “christianity” NO ONE has ever taught me this truth. And yet it is the biggest significant event found in the Bible regarding the eternal salvation of people today.

I cannot begin to tell you what peace and joy comes from Gods truth rightly divided. Now verses that used to terrify me in Hebrews or MMLJ now dont scare me because I understand the context of which they are written!

Gods word is in harmony now. Both can be true without contradicting each other only when you rightly divide them.

This is the BIGGEST blessing in my life, and I want to share it with you. Study Gods word, denounce loyalty to all but Gods word. God gave you a brain, his word uncorrupted, use it!

Ill conclude this outline with these words. I love you and I hope and pray that you will see the hypocrisy of religion today and follow Christ by following his prescription for us today.

13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.**

14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.