Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.  For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.

 
 
 

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Two Gospels

". . . once they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel for the uncircumcised,
just as Peter was entrusted with the gospel for the circumcised . . ."
Paul, in Galatians 2:7

This is one of the fundamentals of New Testament truth: In the early days of this New Testament, there were two gospels, one for the Jews and another for the Gentiles. Seeing that, we can move on to discover the reason for this difference. Consider these facts:

What About the Two Gospels Was the Same?

Here is a very short list:

  1. The two gospels had the same God: "the Father".
  2. The two gospels had the same Jesus: "the Son".
  3. The two gospels preached the same holy Spirit.
  4. The two gospels taught the same history of man according to the Scriptures, and the same future of man, including the resurrection and judgment.
  5. The two gospels contained the same spiritual power and gifts.
  6. The two gospels taught the same necessity of obeying God's moral commandments in order to be saved in the end.
  7. No civil authority was given to any believer in Christ in either gospel.

What About the Two Gospels Was Different?

Search as long as you may, you will find but one difference between Peter's gospel for the Jews and Paul's gospel for the Gentiles (even though at the time that one difference was enormous): Paul's gospel for the Gentiles excluded the Law of Moses, while Peter's gospel demanded that the Jews keep it.

If you can just see that one point, you are on the road to understanding one of the greatest mysteries of the kingdom of God, a mystery that not only troubled countless saints in Paul's day but still is hidden from the vast majority of saints today.

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