What we believe and teach

- The Gospel of God -



Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and He was buried, and He rose again the third day for our justification according to the Scriptures, and after He was raised from the dead God caused Him to be seen by witnesses chosen before by God.

That is the Gospel, that is, the Good News, we have accepted by faith, in which we stand, by which we are saved and which we preach to all men imploring them on Christís behalf to repent and to believe in it, that they might be saved. That is the Gospel in which man must believe to be saved and reconciled to God, for it is the word of our salvation Paul and the other apostles of the Lord (as well as all the other servants of Christ) preached during the first century after Christ and by which many Jews and Gentiles were set free from their sins. Whoever says that it is not complete or it is not sufficient for salvation because God, after the death of the apostles, revealed the fullness of the Gospel (which is, as a matter of fact, another Gospel) to Tom or Dick or Harry, is a deceiver, an idle talker, a man disapproved concerning the faith whose end is destruction; such a person is an accursed child. He is a poisonous snake and a ravenous wolf of whom we must beware. We must also beware of all those who after beginning with the Spirit are now trying to reach perfection by the flesh, that is to say, after they believed in the Gospel of grace they began to follow Jewish customs and to force others to do the same, so they began to impose circumcision, the Sabbath day, the Jewish feasts, and precepts about foods written in the law of Moses (to mention just some of the Jewish customs), which are all a shadow of the things that were to come, because the law has a shadow of the good things to come and not the very image of the things. These people set aside the grace of God and make void the faith in Christ, and therefore they must be rebuked sharply.