Pervert the Gospel?

27 06 2013

At the end of the first sermon preached in the Christian era, Peter tells the crowd; “God has made Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ”. The crowd cries out from a torn heart; “ What shall we do?”

Now most of us know how Peter answered; “Repent and be baptized…” And then in Acts 2:41 it reads; “Those who accepted his message were baptized.

My question is, Why? Why didn’t they just, “Pray Jesus into their heart”? Since they believed, why did they need to do anything? (After all, we hear teaching that says all you must do is believe.)

The answer is obvious – yet I’m going to answer with two points:
1. Because that’s what Peter said to do!
2. Because Satan had not had time to pervert the gospel!

So, why do so many not understand it today?

Because Satan has now had time to pervert the gospel!

Jesus said in John 14:23-24
“…Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

This isn’t an opinion of Jesus, it’s a statement of fact!

IF you love Jesus, you obey Jesus!

This is pretty basic teaching. So, why is there so much confusion?

Could it be that Satan has perverted the Gospel?

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