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The gospel of the grace of God

Is the ministry Yeshua gave to Paul.  Not based on lofty teaching or wisdom about Torah observance, the message included nothing except Yeshua Messiah and him crucified.  Which if believed in faith produces life in union with Messiah who is one with the Father.

Acts 20:24 ESV

But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

1 Corinthians1:22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

Proclaiming Christ Crucified

2:1 And I, when I came to you, brothers,did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

The gospel of grace is proclaiming the testimony of God; Yeshua Messiah, the power and wisdom of God, his crucification. .How he was killed, raised and glorified by God the Father.  It is not declaring the lofty wisdom of Torah observance as a rabbi.  The truth of God was given to the babes of the world, so as to humiliate the proud and lofty with their assumed wisdom.

God gave his gift to those who the leaders of Yisrael thought did not deserve it.  And so they persecuted those who proclaimed the grace of God through Yeshua Messiah. Legalistic Jews demanded that the gentiles coming to grace by faith that they needed to follow the Torah of Moses after coming to faith.

Today this persecution still goes on.  In the form of neo-ebonite Torah observant Messianic believers.  The Messianic movement is becoming very legalistic to Torah at the cost of denying the gospel of grace completely.

Can grace based Messianic Judaism survive?  Or will Messianic Judaism continue to strive to focus believers on Torah as the banner for the movement.  Will they succeed in removing Yeshua as the banner for our people?

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Humility is the beginning of ones relationship with God, or the reminder of it's existence...... LOVE ~ Life's Only Valuable Emotion

3 comments on “The gospel of the grace of God

  1. Charles Ryalls
    January 8, 2012

    I love this short and to the point message. I hope my comment isn’t longer than the blob itself! Those who try to prove that Yeshua was only a great Rabbi in the likes of Hillel actually disassemble Messianic faith only to replace it with another form of Talmudic Judaism having no continuance of the message that was central to the Gospel. They take the “Good News” out of Gospel and take the divine nature out of the son of God and reduce him to another ordinary Torah observant man.

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    • Marc
      January 8, 2012

      The Gospel is the promised Redeemer has come, which doesn’t have to do with Torah or no Torah observance.

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  2. Shimshon
    January 8, 2012

    This would be my observation as well my friend.

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