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This blog is called “Christians Need the Gospel” – because… Christians need the gospel!  Paul said, “as you have received the Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.” (Col 2:6)  The way we recieved him initially was by believing the Gospel which proclaimed Him.  The way we are to continue walking in Him is to continue to hearing and believing the Gospel!

The Gospel not merely the initial introduction to Jesus as the one who died for our sins and an invitation to believe in Him.  The Gospel is the presentation of everything that Christ is to us as believers now and throughout Eternity.  Growth in Christ means we are to grow in the appreciation of the fact that He is everything to us!

Christianity is a field filled with doctrinal landmines that obscure our vision of Christ and destabilize our footing in grace.  Initially we heard the good news that Jesus saves, and we believed.  But most of us we were quickly (and erroneously) taught that receiving Christ was one thing and living for Christ was another.

We were told initially that salvation was a gift, but over time it was presented to us as a series of demands and requirements.   Many of us eventually fell into a ditch of legalism.

Christians are really candidates for the gospel – not just the initial introduction to Jesus who meets us, but to a fuller elaboration of the Christ who sustains and keeps us unto eternity!

It is my hope that the writings on this site will be used by the Lord comfort, refresh and strengthen people’s faith in the finished work of Christ.

5 comments

  1. Ray Ryan

    Never heard truth with depth and clarity ,need to have a clear conseince can you explain more you spoke Heb 9,l want free in CHRIST

    • DaveFromSTL

      Hi,
      I’m assuming you are speaking about the hebrews 9 youtube message I just did?
      to have a good conscience before the lord, vs. an evil conscience, is to have a conscience that has been healed so that you can grasp the gospel of Christ. an evil conscience tells you only that you are condemned, that you are sinned, that you cannot come to the lord, that you might have gone too far, and that you are lost. you get plundged into feelings of condemnation and you have no remedy. that kind of conscience also tells you to do “dead works” – feel bad, cry enough, repent enough, apoogize enough, pray enough, read your bible enough, do what you can to get back to “feeling right” yet all the while not being able to embrace gospel truth which is the real source of life.

      a perfected conscience is one that says “yes I sinned, but Jesus Christ is my advocate with the Father, and He is the propitiation for my sin. He is not only merciful but righteous to forgive my sin and cleanse me of all unrighteousness because of His blood.” We have not fully confessed or repented until we have acknowledged what God has provided in Christ ,and as we do this in faith it brings us into the presence of God and gives us a sense of peace with God. As we learn to do this more and more, and as we live by faith in Christ’s work in dying for our sins and raising for our justifiaction, we establish a path of peace that we can walk on that becomes our foundation for a holy life that is not a life of “trying to do better” and “struggling to be right with God” but a life of appreciating and thanking God for what He has done for us. “Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us for the alotted portion of the saints in light, having transferred us out of the kingdom of darkness and into the kingdom of the beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”

      A good conscience is one that recognizes sin but runs to the Physician. we don’t allow our conscience to become a tool for the enemy to condemn us and keep us away from God.

      • Ray Ryan

        Thank you for responding and the way,been almost 11 frustrating lonely years,was at point of not knowing anything if that makes sense,and your video popped up,what Christ has done and is doing is practically unheard and untaught after 11 years seeking to know Him and be known by Him. Seems like I’m starting all over after legalism and self effort,about thing I heard you say and teach opens understanding like I haven’t understood,I want the depth and reality of Christ you have in my life ,l know time is very, very short now, l thank JESUS CHRIST for you, you are a blessing like a drink of fresh water ,thank you David B ,hope to meet you soon,keep videos rolling , much life hope and truth in them that so many people need ,

  2. Ray Ryan

    Dave, one question if people diligently seek Jesus earnestly, how come Holy Spirit hasn’t revealed what you know now earlier and I’m learning truth from you after l have been seeking
    (1John 2:27)Blessings you and your family,thank you

    • DaveFromSTL

      Hi Ryan I’m so sorry I didn’t even see this. I guess my notifications for the website are going to my promotions folder!

      God knows when we’re ready and He sovreignly chooses when to dish out truth to us. For many of us we first have to be locked up under the law for awhile so it can do its work and bring us to a place where we’re desparately hungry and we also understand what we are – we’ve been humbled. When I got saved I thought I was going to be the greatest thing to hit Christianity, and I had to go through a very long journey before I was ready to really get healthy food. Honestly I wasn’t attracted to it.
      Isaiah 30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

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