1 John – Part 5 – The Truth About Jesus

The world is not our friend. We know that because the spirit of antichrist is the world system. What characterizes the spirit of antichrist? Denying Jesus Christ. Any teaching that Jesus is not God is antichrist. How do we overcome that? With truth. The truth that in Jesus is life and there is no life outside of Him. In the light of truth, deception and lies cannot stand. In light of light, darkness is expelled. When truth enters in, lies cannot stand. Come to Jesus, who is fully God and fully man.

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Equipped for the Journey

Peter tells us we have everything we need for life and godliness. The very moment we come to Christ we have all we need. Why is it that the Christian world can’t embrace that? * What is “godliness” and what does godliness look like?
* Does “walk with the spirit” mean walking with the Holy Spirit or walking with Jesus?
* Please help me understand Acts 8:12-17 that say the Samaritans believed the gospel preached by Philip and were baptized, but did not receive the Holy Spirit. * What is going to happen in the last days before the rapture?

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Interview with the Israel Tour Company

Bob speaks with Eileen about our upcoming tour through Israel and Jordan May 25 – June 6, 2019. For complete information visit: https://basicgospel.net/israel Come join Bob Christopher and Basic Gospel for a trip of a lifetime in Israel.

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Let Light Shine Out of Darkness

We are to live as ambassadors in this world. Separate from the world. Paul puts it this way in 2 Corinthians 4:5-6 “For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”
* Gerard wants to know if we will see God in three persons when we get to Heaven and references Revelation 5:7. * Kent asks if Genesis 1 and 2 are two different accounts or one.
* Garrett calls to say thanks for the ministry. Simple Gospel, Simply Grace – https://simplegospelsimplygrace.com/

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Ministers of a New Covenant

We are New Covenant believers. Paul put it this way in 2 Corinthians 3:6 “… our sufficiency is from God, who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”
* Jose calls to ask about the laying on of hands to receive the Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts.
* If I am always saved … then it doesn’t matter whether I obey New Covenant commands or not.

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1 John – Part 4 – The Fruit of Life

The fruit of life in Christ is love. When you come to Christ, something has changed in your core. Your heart is new, you have been cleansed of all unrighteousness, and your heart wants to trust Jesus. The fruit of that is love for one another. We begin to love people that we didn’t love before. We see that in the example of Jew and Gentile. When the gospel hits Jewish and Gentile hearts, there is a love there that wasn’t there before. For an unbeliever, the fruit is not one of love, it is one of hate. We see that in the world today. That’s why John said “whoever hates his brother walks in darkness”.
* The fruit of life in Christ is love. When you come to Christ, something has changed in your core. Your heart is new, you have been cleansed of all unrighteousness, and your heart wants to trust Jesus. The fruit of that is love for one another. We begin to love people that we didn’t love before. We see that in the example of Jew and Gentile. When the gospel hits Jewish and Gentile hearts, there is a love there that wasn’t there before. For an unbeliever, the fruit is not one of love, it is one of hate. We see that in the world today. That’s why John said “whoever hates his brother walks in darkness”.

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Saving Truth – Abdu Murray Interview

Today on Basic Gospel we will talk with Abdu Murray. Abdu is North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and is the author of three books, including his latest, Saving Truth: Finding Meaning and Clarity in a Post-Truth World. For most of his life, Abdu was a proud Muslim who studied the Qur’an and Islam. After a nine year investigation into the historical, philosophical, and scientific underpinnings of the major world religions and views, Abdu discovered that the historic Christian faith can answer the questions of the mind and the longings of the heart.
* For more information visit: https://www.abdumurray.com or buy on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2CXyVZE

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