#91-G37 ~ Galatians 2:2b
After a brief review, I get into addressing four questions.
1. Why did the apostle Paul address things the way he does in this passage if there’s only one gospel? We’ll see more on this in verse seven, but there are things here that indicate that we have not one, but two gospels under discussion here. Until a person understands this, a person’s growth is greatly hindered.
2. Why is it important to make these distinctions? The answer to this is that it was done to clarify the differences in these gospels.
3. Is John 3:16 our gospel? Does this well-known verse present OUR gospel for today? Answer: It does not! There’s nothing in this passage about the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. The point of John 3:16-18 is all to do with people accepting Jesus as the Christ, the Messiah of Israel.
Then I went on to point out Paul’s statement about the gospel he presented as being HIS gospel. Why would he put it this way? Why not just call it “the gospel?” He does this to distinguish his message from that of Peter and the other eleven original apostle to Israel. So here we look at three passages that express things this way about this gospel being separate and different.
We look at Romans 2:16, Romans 16:25, and I Timothy 1:11.
We then look at one final question.
4. What is the heart of OUR gospel? We then addressed I Corinthians 15:1-4 and closed with II Corinthians 5:17-21. Here in these two passages we find what people need to hear and believe to be saved in this present Dispensation of the Grace of God.