A Simple Gospel

My reading this season brings many hours of study on the New Covenant and how we get to where we are needing to be today with the sameness of mission the early disciples had.

Here are the thoughts from a summary of these authors.
Reading a study on Zwingli. He was the reformer that gave Calvin ideas on one covenant theology, election and many false doctrines. Zwingli came out of the Roman church, disagreed with Luther, Twisted the Lord’s Love feast of fellowship of Bread broken and poured out wine into a pagan clergy led ritual, murdered the followers of Jesus that disagreed with his teachings as did Calvin later. Zwingli died fighting in one of the many wars over power and control, using religion to rule empires. Zwingli’s lies and teachings are mindlessly followed today by many protestant evangelicals. The people don’t even know why there is a contradiction and lies in “infant baptism” and it came from Zwingli’s “Error” in keeping the city state control over the peasants for the rulers (politics). Zwingli wanted to get away from the RC controllers but retain control for the city state rulers. He did this by keeping “infant baptism” but destroy the reason to immerse adult believers. This led to the creation of covenant theology as it is called today. Zwingli’s Error” is a mixed up covenants religion that offers no indwelling “Abiding” of the Holy Spirit only the dead altars of ancient empires that tried to control the simple Gospel of Jesus. In our search for the Truth, we enjoyed reading of the facts of history. Luther and the others of note were all bloody handed murderers of those disciples of Jesus that disagreed with them. If we examine the “Fruit” of the reform we find rotten stinking lies at the foundation of most of what passes for religion in developed countries, we Americans just flaunt it and demand other s follow our wanderings. Our prayer and plea is for those in these hollow tombs of rituals and rules, leave these dead altars and come into the marvelous Light of King Jesus, Come to the table, feast on Him, consume His Love and presence in your life. Share the Bread of life and the wonderful overflowing Cup of forgiveness. Peace and Grace Brother! Walk in the Light! pictures are the books I am reading this season. Will share if interested.
“If you are holding Truth based on your experience, traditions, bias of opinions, you are holding evidence that demands an inspection. Do you have courage to step outside the “Church” and discover what is real worship? Then you have the evidence that demands our Worship”
Our worship must be based on the doctrine of the apostles. A simple uncomplicated Truth, proven before Angels, prepared before time began for us to enjoy is wonderful to discover hidden in fields of common ground as a treasure to desire for all. A simple gospel before all the theologians decided what we are to believe and follow in their shadows. Acts 5:32, 1 John 3:22-24
Made this comment on Amz for Dr Cottrell’s book. The Amz czars keep removing it for “offense” ; “Reading Brother Jack, knowing his bias towards the simple Gospel, the accurate interpretation of the Greek even if he personally favors another view. The honest opinion of the Truth comes thru in all Dr. Cottrell’s teaching. To back this up more with evidence these facts are verified is in many online resources. Bercot, Viola are two good ones to read for accurate facts. the best online history is Paul Pavao’s site on Christian History for everyman. click link
We have loved the fresh insight Dr John Mark Hicks has in his writing, especially the two books in my picture.
We also like Mark Moore in his “52” series and his online Acts course for free click here .

Thanks DR Cottrell for placing the Truth before us in a clear way home to the simple Gospel. The facts are there if one has eyes to see. This will be my second review as Amz deletes them as offensive. I will keep on until I have my review online. The ignorance of people like the first poster to one star is sad. The facts are there in Zwingli’s own words for all to read.” Dr Cottrell’s web site Click Here!
All these books can be googled or found on Amz. Buy direct from authors if possible by googling the name.
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My phone knows more bible, in every translation known to men, more verses and can print, email, send, text more “gospel” than 10 new age “Biblelators” yet as far as we can tell, no other phone, computer or toaster oven is saved by any of it. Nothing wrong or evil in all that. The opinions of men applied to the Word is our problem, everyone has an opinion. Our opinions of Theology, of what God wants from us are as diverse as we are. All of our thoughts and knowledge is dependant on God. Where the Spirit is will be balance and harmony , no confusion as our God and Wonderful Counselor doesn’t give His children stones and snakes when we seek Bread. He fills us with His Holy Spirit as we empty ourselves of ego, pride and the love of this world, putting to death the flesh.
“When He broke the bread their eyes were opened” Grace and peace! Acts 5:32, 1 John 3:22-23




A grand design is our ekklesia in all the many forms.

You put a fishing reel together dirty, out of order of design or missing a part you won’t catch many fish. If you try to force a part into a place it does not belong it will not work. We trust the laws of physics the truths of science. At least some do. Some find out like the “rich farmer building barns to hold his wealth” you can’t break the rules God has in place. We all need cleaning at some point. To have a clear conscience, to sleep well, to love one another that is good and right for us.

Putting together this reel after cleaning and adjustment of parts, alignment and order, restored the power this reel can give the person using it over even a big fish.

Even the big fish. We also have a responsibility to cherish the resources and bounty of the earth. God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

Penn 411 H model fishing reel for big fish

We have the power to catch every fish and animal on the earth and the power to care for them. We do have choices over our gifts.

Did they get a quorum on the hat vote? Next is music on the agenda. Are we ashamed yet? Councils have met to decide and direct the “Church” Nothing wrong with a council if it is directed by the “Wonderful Counselor” and does not contradict the Word or confuse, oppress or disparage a sheep of God’s pasture.

We have a simple Gospel, In fact the facts reported by many eye witnesses and much evidence that demands a verdict is in Paul’s letter to the Corinthians https://www.biblestudytools.com/nas/1-corinthians/15.htmlhttps://www.biblestudytools.com/nas/1-corinthians/15.html

Clearly shows the author’s belief from Acts 22: knowing, not just hearing about but knowing what transpired because of all the eye witnesses agreeing on the evidence. Only later after corruption and especially when people were indoctrinated to believe myths and legends about saints and martyrs as portrayed in culture, arts, pagan religions of men. Reading; Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand2 by which also you are savedif you holdfast the word which I preached to you, unless* you believed in vain3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures5 and that He appeared to Cephasthen to the twelve6After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at onetimemost of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep7 hen He appeared to Jamesthen to all the apostles8 and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also9 For I am the least of the apostles, and not fit to be called an apostlebecause I persecuted the church of God

Grace is not how good we are but how forgiven we are. Our best understanding of grace will fall short of the actual. Harmony and balance is found in being an obedient servant in doing our duty to the master in our Worship as we “Go” walking in the way, yoked together. Amen! Walking side by side we cast no shadow on each other. Walking behind even great men we are in shadow and do not see the Light in fullness. We feel sadness for our friends caught up in following Luther, Wesley, Calvin or St Auggie in error. Sad they see some light and believe but the divided denominational world has blinded them to the simple gospel of love for one another. They have quenched the Spirit from their worship by following the doctrines of men. IMHO 1 John 3:23-24 Acts 5:32

First importance our Salvation. The resurrection of Jesus is our Gospel fact that makes the difference.

Read history use google to verify facts, cross check. Do not let your ego and pride in your handed down traditions blind you to the Truth.

We have a simple Gospel, many believe that the historic Council of Nicea really messed things up and so muddied the water that we can’t return to that simple plan God set forth in Jesus.

According to the letters written during the first century and second the corruption of the Ekklesia began earlier. Peter warned us; Paul warned the shepherds of Ephesus to look out for wolves. Only those groups that have humble shepherds, in name or deed as some serve without title or recognition quitely washing feet and sharing cups of water with strangers at the gate. Preaching their sermon with their lives, being the Ananias for Saul, or the “Aquila and Priscilla” who shared a home and the simple Gospel wherever they were found.

We forget to wait “For the Promise of the Father” Acts 1 We play with toys and signs thinking this is it. Many miss the gift and double cure the removal of guilt and forgiveness forever of our sins.

Acts 1 the Promise of the father
The Promise of the Father is the Holy Spirit, the Wonderful Counselor of Isaiah. Acts 5:32 to those that obey Him. Acts 18;8 Acts is full of many people becoming committed to the Cross and walking in the Way. Until the invitation of Peter the Gift of the Holy Spirit has not been poured out on “All Flesh” Acts 2, A few in old covenant have been gifted, Jesus was filled, Anointed with the Holy Spirit as God’s Incarnate Son of Man, in His immersion as we are gifted with the indwelling of the Spirit, not just a sign or wonder to be marveled at by unbelievers but a real filling for real service. When you find you passion you will discover the gifts you have been handed free, in our death burial and resurrection to the new life clothed in Christ.
An October sky

Imagine! If I as an unworthy servant of the King were to look for a simple Gospel in order to save my soul, it would have simple commands, maybe one or two that when applied to the whole will cover all the issues humans face. The message would have to be simple and concise. I am no theologian, my level is stuck below “plowboy” according to Tyndale’s quote. (below) This simple gospel message would be very powerful like dynamite, Rm1:16, when applied with it’s own remedy like John speaks of; “By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.  Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;  and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.  And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.  Whoever keeps his commandments abides in him, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us. Acts 5:32 Click for

Belovedif our heart does not condemn us,

https://www.biblestudytools.com/nas/passage/?q=1+peter+1:22;+1+peter+3:4;+1+peter+3:15

 Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,

The Holy Spirit is the Wonderful Counselor to guide us on the Way as we journey side by side, that is yoked. We have no need for “How to books or how to pastors” we are taught by Him.

Peter writes as a fellow shepherd, a common man, he takes no title or power not his own from Jesus.
Thanks to the Bible Project for free resources

Unity will be possible when I, Love like John, Jn 3: Repent like Saul, Acts 22:16 Obey like Peter. 1 Peter 3:20-21, A simple Gospel

When more realize the power of the gospel is in the meal shared. The “Bread and Wine” are the Gospel in action reminding, refreshing us to the resurrection

The disciple of love.

Many a believer refuses immersion because; their parents told them no need, they were sprinkled as a baby. The “pastor” told them they did not have to be immersed. They personally don’t know but fear the water, embarrassment of being wrong for so long. or they don’t want to get wet. or ????
Not at all complicated when you take away all the false doctrine and confusion made by Calvin, Luther and Zwingli in their warfare and divisions.

John wrote; “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one anothereven as I have loved you, that you also love one another.  “By this all men will know that you are My disciplesif you have love for one another.”  Jesus, John 13:34-35

Romans 2:16 NAS https://www.biblestudytools.com/nas/romans/2-16.html

Word study on the Gospel, https://www.biblestudytools.com/search/?s=bibles&q=gospel&t=nas&c=all&p=5

16 on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 15:1 NAShttps://www.biblestudytools.com/nas/1-corinthians/15-1.html

1 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand,

2 Corinthians 9:13 NAShttps://www.biblestudytools.com/nas/2-corinthians/9-13.html

13 Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all,

2 Corinthians 11:4 NAShttps://www.biblestudytools.com/nas/2-corinthians/11-4.html

4 For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.

1 Peter 4:17 NAS https://www.biblestudytools.com/nas/1-peter/4-17.html

17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?

I defie the Pope and all his lawes. If God spare my life, ere many yeares I wyl cause a boy that driveth the plough to know more of the Scripture, than he doust.William Tyndale https://www.quotescosmos.com/people/William-Tyndale.html

The change is the standard of Love, How much do you love me?

You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against your kinsfolk. Love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.— Leviticus 19:18, The ancient tribal laws pre Abraham fueled wars in the MidEast ence for sin, son of Hagar the expedient . In Islam, Abrahams consequ The old covenant was national with exceptions for strangers and foreigners that behaved themselves.

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